One of a kind, exclusive handmade jewelry

Utrecht, The Netherlands · 57 Sales


One of a kind, exclusive handmade jewelry

Utrecht, The Netherlands 57 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

Shop owner



DelicaTess is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Dear shopper,

Currently I'm on vacation abroad. If you have any questions please feel free to convo me! I will read my mail weekly. I will be back.. in March! Hope to see you then.



Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 7, 2013

Dear shopper,

Currently I'm on vacation abroad. If you have any questions please feel free to convo me! I will read my mail weekly. I will be back.. in March! Hope to see you then.




Contact shop owner



No reviews in the last year
View all 23 reviews


DelicaTess: Handmade, one of a kind jewelry, created out of love!

In DelicaTess you can find exclusive handmade one of a kind jewelry, made with items artisan finds everywhere and anywhere, inspired by their shapes, looks and textures. Here’s the little story of DelicaTess:

2 Years ago, my husband got offered a 2 year position in Japan. I am an interior design student, and all I had to do to finish my degree is complete 2 internships. We've always wanted to live abroad, so we jumped at the chance to move to Japan. I thought it would be exciting to do my internships overseas. And of course it is, but an internship wasn’t in the cards for me. It turned out to be very difficult to find a company that wants interns, especially since my Japanese is not fluent, most Japanese speak poor English, and an internship for more than a few days is not normal here. When I started to realize that my plans weren’t going to be realized, I had to change my goals. All I knew is that I wanted to design. Anything. It’s what makes me happy, it’s what makes me me. I did some designs for friends, a few websites, interiors, all great fun. But I needed a long time project. And that’s when I saw a documentary about a woman, making beaded necklaces at home. I saw her work, and saw a great way to express myself! That’s when I started making jewelry. No classes, just did it. It started out as just for me, but I was getting compliments and people started asking if I would make them something. So I started DelicaTess, and I’m loving every minute of it.

I find my inspiration everywhere. I like to be inspired by things you would not normally use for jewelry, and experiment with them to make something new and different. Bookstores, the beach, old button shops, the supermarket, pictures.. Anything can be made into jewelry. Inspiration is in the material, the material decides what the jewelry is going to be. The texture, the shape, the weight, the color, the feel. I rarely design on paper, I just see something somewhere, combine it with the more traditional materials, and make it in to jewelry. I also like to travel a lot, and I bring home materials from everywhere to go. Right now I have some pieces from Italy, The Netherlands, Japan, South-Korea, and I just bought some great materials in Malaysia!

I like my pieces to be divers. I have a lot of fun items, like my geisha or old woman necklaces. I have a lot of simple items, like my bead necklaces. And I have some more artistic designs, like my wool and felt items. This is where I can use all my creativity. Every piece has a story, where I found the materials, and how they ended up how they did. Also, all my pieces are unique. I don’t like repeating myself, so I don’t. If you buy DelicaTess, you buy a one of a kind, handmade item.

You will be the only one in the world to wear it! And I think that is where the power of DelicaTess lies.

Shop members

  • Tess

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi! My name is Tess, 26 years old, Dutch, interior design student, and owner, designer, maker & curator for DelicaTess! I am a one woman shop, and I'm loving it!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 15, 2012
Thank you for visiting my shop! All of the jewelry is handmade by me and not in a factory. They are all (with exception of the wool bracelets, of witch I make a maximum of 5 per color) one of a kind. I am an independent designer, specializing in accessories made from different materials or shapes than most people are used to. I use items I find all over the world, and turn them into jewelry. I love to create, with everything I find.

For more information visit my website:

For the latest news and regular discounts, like my facebook page:

Or follow my twitter account:

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Other Method
This site only allows payment through Paypal or credit card. Paypal is easy to use, safe and free. It secures your shipment, and acts as an guarantee for your products. It is the safest way to transfer money, as it accepts payment by email address. For more information:

For those who don't have a Paypal account or creditcard, I also accept bank transfers. Please contact me for more information.

Your items will not be shipped until the payment is confirmed.
I will ship your ready made items within 3 working days. These exclude Dutch official holidays. If you request a custom item, I will contact you about the shipping, but I strive to send you your item within 5 working days.

While waiting for your item, please keep in mind it will be coming from The Netherlands, but previous experience tells me most items arrive within 5 to 10 working days.

I ship all items by airmail, to keep the shipping cost minimal. If you would like me to use registered mail to send your package, please contact us and I will inform you about the prices.

All items will be carefully packed to make sure it gets to you as perfect as it looked in the picture. If despite my careful packaging your item turns up in less than perfect state, please click on the 'contact us' tab, and send me a message (pictures are appreciated).

I am not responsible for custom fees your country may charge, every country is different, I have no way of knowing the fees and taxes that are added to the package in your country. Please contact your customs postal office for details.

I ship to the address you provide on Etsy, please make sure your address is correct, or convo me if you have special shipping instructions.
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom items will not be refunded, because they are made especially for you.

Other items can be returned within 14 days of arrival. Please send me a message when you wish to return your item. The shipping costs for a return item will be payed by the buyer.

If an item is lost in the mail or damaged upon arrival please contact me. If damaged, it would be greatly appreciated if you could include a picture. I will refund you with a gift certificate for the exact same amount you spend, including shipping costs. This gift certificate will be valid for 2 years. Please contact me, and I will send you all the details.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my items come gift wrapped and in a cute bag to make it the perfect gift, for yourself or others. If you want something special, or something for a special occasion, please contact me or include your wishes in the buyers note. I will do everything I can to make your gift as beautiful as possible.

Please tell me in your buyers note if you want a different size.

Like something in my shop, but need a few days? I have a lay away plan! Please contact me with the exact title of the item, and I will reserve it for you for 1 week exactly. Your item will be put in the 'reserved' category, with your name in the title. If I haven't heard from you, I will put it back on line after a week.

I accept custom orders! Do you like my style, but want something specific? Or do you like one of my items, but don't like the color? Please contact me, and we can discuss your options! I strive to complete custom orders within 5 work days, but it will depend on the size of the project. I do add an extra 10% to the original price for custom orders.