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.
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!
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Accepted payment methods
- Other Method
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.
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
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
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.