didametals

handmade sterling silver and copper jewelry.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2015

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didametals

handmade sterling silver and copper jewelry.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 322 Sales

Announcement    Making jewelry out of my little home studio in Philadelphia. Everything in my shop is designed and handmade by me from sheet & wire, using traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Please make sure to read my item listings thoroughly. If you need custom work or a rush order, or have special instructions, please contact me before making a purchase, so we can discuss details & see if it’s something we can work out.

For ordering, shipping & packaging info, be sure to read my shop policies here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DidaMetals/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies

To read more, visit my About page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DidaMetals/about

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


please keep in touch!
----->EMAIL: didametals [!at] gmail.com
----->INSTAGRAM: @didametals // instagram.com/didametals
----->FACEBOOK: facebook.com/didametals
----->TWITTER: twitter.com/didametals
----->PINTEREST: pinterest.com/racheldida

All images, designs & other content © Rachel Helinski 2013 - 2017.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 10, 2017

Making jewelry out of my little home studio in Philadelphia. Everything in my shop is designed and handmade by me from sheet & wire, using traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Please make sure to read my item listings thoroughly. If you need custom work or a rush order, or have special instructions, please contact me before making a purchase, so we can discuss details & see if it’s something we can work out.

For ordering, shipping & packaging info, be sure to read my shop policies here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DidaMetals/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies

To read more, visit my About page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DidaMetals/about

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


please keep in touch!
----->EMAIL: didametals [!at] gmail.com
----->INSTAGRAM: @didametals // instagram.com/didametals
----->FACEBOOK: facebook.com/didametals
----->TWITTER: twitter.com/didametals
----->PINTEREST: pinterest.com/racheldida

All images, designs & other content © Rachel Helinski 2013 - 2017.

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(169)
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About didametals

Sales 322
On Etsy since 2015

dida metals.

Hi, I’m Rachel and I am a metalsmith working out of my little home studio in Philadelphia.

I have always loved silver, but only picked up a saw, hammer & torch a few years ago. Once I did, I was hooked. All of my pieces are handmade, cut and formed from sheet & wire. I work with silver, copper and brass to make one of a kind, original pieces. I wear my own pieces daily & hope something I make will also be well-loved by you.

When you purchase from my shop, you are allowing me to invest further in metalsmithing: to buy new tools and supplies & to learn new skills. I constantly strive to improve: to offer more pieces featuring new techniques, to stay true to myself, and to grow my business.

T H A N K Y O U!
xx
rachel.

please keep in touch!
----->INSTAGRAM: @didametals // instagram.com/didametals
----->FACEBOOK: facebook.com/didametals
----->TWITTER: twitter.com/racheldida
----->PINTEREST: pinterest.com/racheldida/

All images, designs & content © Rachel Helinski 2013 - 2019.

Shop members

  • Rachel Helinski

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on October 14, 2019
dida metals :: handmade jewelry designed & fabricated by Rachel Helinski in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I am a one-person operation, in charge of everything: designing, fabricating, photographing, listing, shipping, emails, etc.

All of my pieces are handmade using quality materials. As well as reading through my shop policies, please read my item listings carefully, as each description gives additional information you need to make an informed purchase. I cannot be held responsible for failure to read the full listing information and shop policies.

If you have any questions, please just ask! You can send me a message via Etsy or email me at didametals [!at] gmail.com

please keep in touch!
----->EMAIL: didametals [!at] gmail.com
----->INSTAGRAM: @didametals // instagram.com/didametals
----->FACEBOOK: facebook.com/didametals
----->TWITTER: twitter.com/didametals
----->PINTEREST: pinterest.com/racheldida

All images, designs & other content © Rachel Helinski 2013 - 2016.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
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)
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS + REFUNDS //
Returns are handled on a case by case basis. If authorized, the item needs to be returned in original, re-sellable condition, postmarked within 5 days of the delivery date and shipped back in the original packaging with signature confirmation. Postage costs will not be included in the refund and any customs fees are buyers responsibility.

Returns not offered on custom orders, orders made to your specifications/size or sale items. Deposits are non-refundable. Returns not accepted for earrings as it is unsanitary to resell these items.
Payment
PAYMENT //
Paypal, Direct Checkout and Etsy Gift Cards accepted. I will not begin work on or ship an order until payment has cleared fully. If payment is not received within 5 business days, the order will be cancelled and the item will be relisted.

TAX //
Sales tax will be charged according to and as required by state and federal law.

DEPOSITS + PAYMENT PLANS //
Deposits + payment plans will be considered on a case by case basis. I will work with you directly to define expectations. If a payment plan becomes delinquent, previous payments made towards the pieces in your order will be forfeited and will not be eligible for refund.
Shipping
SHIPPING //
All orders will be shipped directly to the address listed on the Etsy invoice. Please make sure this is correct PRIOR to purchasing. If you are shipping directly to a recipient, please confirm that the recipient and address are accurately reflected PRIOR to placing your order. I cannot be held responsible for items lost, undelivered or damaged by the mail system.

UNITED STATES //
US orders are shipped USPS First-Class Mail with tracking. To upgrade shipping please contact me before purchasing so I can adjust the shipping price for you. Shipping time for custom orders will vary & will be discussed on a case by case basis.

INTERNATIONAL //
Shipping prices depend on the size and weight of each item. Unless directed otherwise, all packages ship USPS First Class. It is buyer's responsibility to choose the best shipping method for your country. Tracking & Insurance are NOT included. To upgrade or adjust international shipping in ANY way, please contact me prior to purchasing. The value and description of the item(s) will be displayed on customs forms. Please know I cannot be held responsible if your parcel gets held up or turned away in customs. Customs fees, duty fees, applicable taxes, etc. are the buyer's responsibility. The buyer alone is responsible for being aware of their country's customs law. Also, some countries do not allow items like jewelry, precious metals or stones into their country. It is the buyer’s responsibility to know their country’s policies before making a purchase. Please do not ask me to falsify shipping documents by marking items with a lesser value or as a gift. This is asking me to break federal law.

PACKAGING //
Shipping prices include postage cost as well as shipping & packaging materials such as: jewelry boxes, mailers, bubble wrap, etc. That said, all items come ready for gift giving in a cotton/muslin drawstring bag, tucked into a hand-stamped jewelry box.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM WORK + COMMISSIONS //
Custom work is accepted on a limited, case by case basis.

Please only contact me if you are already familiar with my work and interested in a personal piece in my design aesthetic. You can view my work in my Etsy shop or on my instagram @didametals. If you think working together is a good fit, let’s chat!

Please message me with an idea already in mind and try to include as much detail as you can (the type of piece you want, materials/stones, intended budget, if you have a hard deadline, etc.) This allows me to better understand if I am able to take on the work and get an answer back to you!

Because commissions require dedicated, personalized design time and more detailed communications, I require a deposit of 50% of estimated final cost before any supplies are ordered or any work is started on the piece. The remainder is due upon completion. Due to the personal nature of custom work, payments are non-refundable & returns are not accepted.


SIZES, COLORS & ADJUSTMENTS //
Sizing is listed clearly and as accurately as possible on each listing. Ring sizes may vary up to a quarter size than stated in item listing/description. Please note, rings with wider bands will fit more snugly than a ring with a thinner band. Please order accordingly. Please make sure the size/length is what you want BEFORE you purchase. This information can be found in each individual listing. Color in photos may have a slight variation in hue based on the monitor or device you are viewing the listing from. I try my best to use daylight in all photos to get an accurate representation of the color.

TURNAROUND TIME: MADE TO ORDER ITEMS //
Made to Order items will have typical turnaround time clearly stated in individual item listings. Turnaround times may increase due to current influx of orders. Overall updates to turnaround times will be posted in Shop Announcements if applicable. I do my best to only list Made to Order items in quantities that I can fabricate with the amount of supplies I have on hand. If you message me to order more than the currently listed quantity, please understand I may have to special order supplies, which will lead to increased lead time on your order.

TURNAROUND TIME: CUSTOM ORDER ITEMS //
Turnaround time for custom orders + commissions will be discussed individually & finalized at the time of deposit. Please understand that custom designs may require supplies not on hand & may lead to longer lead times.

CARE //
Please use common sense when caring for your jewelry. Do not partake in any wet or strenuous activity while wearing your jewelry (hand washing, showering, swimming, exercise, etc.). Apply lotions, hairsprays, and perfumes prior to putting on jewelry. Always store pieces separately in a box or pouch to protect from damage. Patina & oxidation will eventually wear away or evolve with time. Metals (especially copper) will react differently to each person based on the amount of wear & personal body chemistry. Some of my copper pieces come sealed to help prolong the finish. This information will be in each individual listing. If you would like your piece re-oxidized, please contact me & we can discuss the possibility of refinishing for a small fee.