DesignsbyLolaBelle

Timeless Modern Jewelry Creations

Ashburn, Virginia · 74 Sales

DesignsbyLolaBelle

Timeless Modern Jewelry Creations

Ashburn, Virginia 74 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   *Receive 10% off on any order of $50 or more during our Etsy Birthday Sale!*
*Sale begins 6/18/18 and runs through 6/22/18
**Standard Shipping via USPS First Class Shipping is always FREE

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Please follow me on Instagram @designsbylolabelle to see my creative process, find out about sales and special events, and see my newest items first.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 17, 2018

*Receive 10% off on any order of $50 or more during our Etsy Birthday Sale!*
*Sale begins 6/18/18 and runs through 6/22/18
**Standard Shipping via USPS First Class Shipping is always FREE

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Please follow me on Instagram @designsbylolabelle to see my creative process, find out about sales and special events, and see my newest items first.

Tracy Arizmendi

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Tracy Arizmendi

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About

My Journey from Nurse to CEO

I learned the art of making jewelry from my amazing and talented Mom! While I was visiting her a few years ago, she suggested jewelry making as something new to do on a rainy afternoon. Having never considered myself very creative in the past, I was not so sure about trying my hand at this new craft. At the time, I was still working full time as a registered nurse, and I functioned in a very clinical, left side of the brain world.

Much to my surprise, I caught on to the basic skills quickly, and found I did possess a creative side after all. Evidently, the attention to detail, which nursing demanded, served me well in learning the fine skills of making jewelry.

Over the next couple of years, we would make a few pieces of jewelry together when I was visiting, which I always enjoyed. I found handcrafting jewelry to be stress relieving and therapeutic, and my creative side began to awaken. I found myself being inspired to make a new necklace or bracelet on different occasions. I also realized I could make my own lovely jewelry at a fraction of the cost of what retail stores were selling mass produced products.

Several times my Mom and husband suggested I open an Etsy shop and sell my jewelry online, but I did not pursue it. Finally, after a lengthy visit, during which I had time to practice my skills, and after my receiving several compliments from people, I began to reconsider opening an Etsy shop. After discussing my ideas with my husband and family and receiving nothing but positive feedback, my decision was made. In 2014, one day before my birthday, I officially opened Designs by LolaBelle.

I can honestly say, this journey has been a freeing, wonderful, challenging, and educational experience all at once. Growing my business is a work in progress and it must be nurtured everyday. I perform every task from, ordering supplies, shipping orders, design of new pieces, looking for upcoming local vendor opportunities, communicating with clients, to marketing the business on social media.

Becoming my own boss is both amazing and overwhelming, and throughout the last 18 months I have discovered an entirely different side of myself, I would not have known existed, had I not taken a risk and opened my own business. It is truly gratifying to do what I enjoy on a full time basis, and it has never once felt like, "just a job." I am blessed beyond measure to be able to do what I love everyday.

Shop members

  • Tracy Arizmendi

    Owner

    As sole owner I function in multiple capacities, and run all departments. Photography, designer, maker, customer service, accounting, marketing, shipping, advertising, and graphic design just to name a few.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 12, 2018
Welcome to the world of DesignsbyLolaBelle!! I am so happy you came by to visit. My pieces are created by what inspires me at the moment, the weather, a memory, or just what catches my eye. All my pieces are one of a kind and handmade by me. As with all one of kind pieces, no two are exactly alike, so you may note slight differences in color and design.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
* Cancellations are not accepted. Please contact me at anytime if you have issues or questions about your order.
*Returns and exchanges are gladly accepted. In the event you need to return your item, please contact me via email within 4 days of receiving your item in order to discuss the issue.
* No returns are accepted for custom ordered items
* Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Returned items must be received by the seller within 14 business days from the original delivery date.
* Items must be returned in original condition, with no damage. If items are not returned in the original condition, the buyer will bear responsibility for any loss in value, and the seller reserves the right to deny a refund if the item is damaged to the point it cannot be resold.
* I strongly encourage buyers returning an item to choose a shipping method which provides a tracking number.
* Please allow 7 business days to process returns and refunds.
* The seller is not responsible for fraudulent purchases made using your payment information. If you believe you have been the victim of credit card fraud, contact your credit card company, or bank, immediately to file a false transaction claim.
Payment
I welcome payment via credit card, debit card, Etsy gift cards, Apple Pay, and PayPal. Items will be shipped once payment has been received.

I do no accept cancellations.

Virginia Shoppers: Please be aware 6% sales tax will be added to your purchase in accordance with state and local tax regulations.
Shipping
*I ship via USPS First Class Mail and a tracking number will be provided.
* For an additional fee you may upgrade to USPS Priority Mail, to the United States and Puerto Rico Please allow a minimum of 3-5 business days shipping time for all domestic orders.
*All delivery dates are estimated. I will do everything possible to get your item to you on time, but I cannot guarantee delivery date. Shipping method will also determine delivery time.
* Buyers are responsible for providing correct and complete address information to the seller at the time of purchase. The buyer will bear all shipping costs to resend an order.
* I am not responsible for orders lost in transit.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your handcrafted jewelry is made with the utmost care and workmanship. Both natural gemstones and man made products are used to create each piece. Due to this, there may be subtle differences in color and design not necessarily visible to the naked eye. Each piece of jewelry is unique despite being made with the same materials and similar design.

Your handcrafted jewelry piece is very delicate, and should not be worn during any activity or conditions, which could cause damage. Your handcrafted jewelry has many small pieces, and should be kept away from infants and children to prevent accidental ingestion or choking.

Please note colors may vary slightly due to minor differences in computer monitors and screen displays.

Your personal contact information will never be sold or shared. I will only use your contact information for official business only, such as: paying taxes, shipping your order, and communication with the buyer.

Unfortunately, I am not able to hold items.

Items are sold as listed. I do not deconstruct pieces to sell only parts of an item.

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More information

Last updated on Jun 11, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift Wrapping is available for an additional fee of $4.00. You may add this to your purchase at checkout.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are always welcome. Please contact me directly via Etsy conversation to discuss your order. Include as many details in your custom order request as possible.

All custom orders will require an additional 5-7 business days to complete. Additional processing time may be needed in the event materials have to be obtained. In this case, the buyer will be advised accordingly.

Payment is required on all custom orders before any work will be started.

Once I have completed your order I will advise you directly via Etsy conversation, and 2 photos will be sent. Please respond ASAP if you want to make changes. If no response is received in two days your order will be shipped.

Care instructions

*Written care instructions will be included with each order.

* Your handcrafted jewelry piece is made with multiple small pieces, and should be kept away from infants and small children to avoid accidental choking

*Your handcrafted jewelry is very delicate, and should never be worn while performing any activity which could possibly result in damage.

*Do not allow your piece to get wet or clean with jewelry cleaner.

*Your handcrafted jewelry piece should not be exposed to cosmetics, lotions, or perfumes.

* Jewelry made with gold or silver plated components, or sterling silver should be stored in a plastic bag to minimize tarnishing. If tarnishing occurs, polish with a soft cloth.

Sizing details

I state the size of every individual piece in the listing details and description. Bracelet measurements are listed in LENGTH. Please accurately measure your wrist prior to ordering, and consider if the piece is made with elastic cord, which will be flexible, or with wire, which is not flexible. Also, consider how snug or loose you like your bracelets.

As a general rule, I suggest ordering a bracelet a half an inch larger than your wrist size. For example, if the diameter of your wrist is 6.5 inches, order 7.0 inch bracelet.


If you have questions about sizing, please feel free to message me at any time.

How do I measure my wrist?

To accurately measure the diameter of your wrist, you must use a flexible tape measure. You may find these in most any craft and fabric stores.

Wrap the tape measure around your wrist, making sure to place the tape measure below the bone that is on the side of your wrist. If you find this difficult, have someone measure your wrist for you.

Once you have determined the size of your wrist, please refer to my sizing guide instructions to decide what size bracelet will fit you.