dlnexpressionjewelry

Personalized hand stamped necklaces, bracelets, jewelry

Wisconsin, United States · 5986 Sales

dlnexpressionjewelry

Personalized hand stamped necklaces, bracelets, jewelry

Wisconsin, United States 5986 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Orders are now being shipped in 3-5 business days. This shop specializes in Hand Stamped, personalized sterling silver jewelry including girl's cross confirmation necklaces / first communion jewelry, Mother's Day jewelry, wedding jewelry and bridal flower bouquet charms and necklaces, grandma and grandmother necklaces and pendants, remembrance or memory jewelry, and baby and young girl's first necklace.

To CUSTOMIZE your order, please enter your names, dates, birth crystal choices in the "notes to seller" box that is found on the purchasing page when you go in to order. I do not stamp on the back side of any of the discs.

RUSH ORDERS - If you need your order Rushed/shipped within 2-3 days please enter this in the "notes to seller" box you will find in the purchasing page. Please enter the date you will need the ordered delivered. I only take a few rush orders a day and will let you know if I am able to fulfill your rush order. There could be an extra charge for rush orders depending on how fast you need the orders made and shipped.

I use the best quality sterling silver, copper and yellow brass metal with very high quality thickness of 20 and 21 gauge. Each individual piece is painstakingly hand cut and hand stamped with individual letters and designs that you have chosen. The technique I use for this intricate and precise stamping is an old technique of hand stamping, this is not the same as the commercial engraving you see all the time in commercial stores. The force used for the true hand stamping process does create small circles on the back of the stamped area where each letter has been stamped. This is smoothed out, but there are slight indentation marks if you look closely. This is why you cannot have anything stamped on the back a a hand stamped product without taking away from the nice shiny finish on the front of the disc.

I also use freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals, swarovksi pearls and semi-precious stones to help compliment and create a unique one-of-a-kind keepsake peice that you will love to wear for all those special and everyday occasions in your life. With a little care, your keepsake pieces should last more than a lifetime.

Since each part of the necklaces and earrings are handmade individually this creates a one-of -a-kind peice of jewelry each time I make a creation. There may be some variations in the depth and spacing of some of the letters. This adds to the special charm and character of each hand made peice. All of my pieces of jewelry can be worn with pride and confidence in the quality and workmanship that was used to create each individual peice.

For new etsy members, this is a link to guide you through the ordering process.
www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

Check out my facebook and hit Like if you would like to get updates and specials connected with my jewelry:
http:/www.facebook.com/dlnexpressions

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 12, 2016

Orders are now being shipped in 3-5 business days. This shop specializes in Hand Stamped, personalized sterling silver jewelry including girl's cross confirmation necklaces / first communion jewelry, Mother's Day jewelry, wedding jewelry and bridal flower bouquet charms and necklaces, grandma and grandmother necklaces and pendants, remembrance or memory jewelry, and baby and young girl's first necklace.

To CUSTOMIZE your order, please enter your names, dates, birth crystal choices in the "notes to seller" box that is found on the purchasing page when you go in to order. I do not stamp on the back side of any of the discs.

RUSH ORDERS - If you need your order Rushed/shipped within 2-3 days please enter this in the "notes to seller" box you will find in the purchasing page. Please enter the date you will need the ordered delivered. I only take a few rush orders a day and will let you know if I am able to fulfill your rush order. There could be an extra charge for rush orders depending on how fast you need the orders made and shipped.

I use the best quality sterling silver, copper and yellow brass metal with very high quality thickness of 20 and 21 gauge. Each individual piece is painstakingly hand cut and hand stamped with individual letters and designs that you have chosen. The technique I use for this intricate and precise stamping is an old technique of hand stamping, this is not the same as the commercial engraving you see all the time in commercial stores. The force used for the true hand stamping process does create small circles on the back of the stamped area where each letter has been stamped. This is smoothed out, but there are slight indentation marks if you look closely. This is why you cannot have anything stamped on the back a a hand stamped product without taking away from the nice shiny finish on the front of the disc.

I also use freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals, swarovksi pearls and semi-precious stones to help compliment and create a unique one-of-a-kind keepsake peice that you will love to wear for all those special and everyday occasions in your life. With a little care, your keepsake pieces should last more than a lifetime.

Since each part of the necklaces and earrings are handmade individually this creates a one-of -a-kind peice of jewelry each time I make a creation. There may be some variations in the depth and spacing of some of the letters. This adds to the special charm and character of each hand made peice. All of my pieces of jewelry can be worn with pride and confidence in the quality and workmanship that was used to create each individual peice.

For new etsy members, this is a link to guide you through the ordering process.
www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

Check out my facebook and hit Like if you would like to get updates and specials connected with my jewelry:
http:/www.facebook.com/dlnexpressions

Diane Nichols

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How DLN Expression Jewelry evolved in the last 10 years

I started making jewelry about 10 years ago when I entered a bead shop for the first time with my sister. She wanted to pick up a few items and I just went with her to check it out. I was amazed when I walked in and saw all the gems, pearls and swarovski crystals. Of course I had to buy some beads and try it. Once I started stringing that first necklace, I knew that this was in my blood and I would never look back.

I started doing craft shows about 2 years later with my beaded and strung pieces. I began getting into wire work which I really loved. At this point I started seeing items that had personalized pieces on them and knew this would greatly add to my pearl gem necklaces. I tried personalizing a few of my beaded necklaces and it took off like wildfire. I would have lines at my art shows waiting to order the personalized pieces. I was just getting my shop on Etsy started at the same time and found I could not keep up with the shows and the website. So about 5 years ago, I quit my daytime job and I decided to specialize in the the personalized metal work jewelry that I am making now. I do add a few strung pearl and gem pieces here and there when I have time to make them up between my personalized pieces.

I am really enjoying making and creating unique pieces of jewelry that are so special for my customers! I have gained a real passion for the creative and challenging process of "hand stamping" and personalizing jewelry. I receive so many emails telling me their story and how the piece I have created for them has made a special day even more special for themselves and their family and friends.

I am still the sole proprietor with a little help from my husband. He is the shipping specialist when the busy seasons hit. He also runs for supplies when needed. I really do not want to grow so big that I loose control over the quality and workmanship that I have built up in this business.

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    I am the sole owner and artist for DLN Expression Jewelry. I have been creating and hand stamping sterling silver jewelry for about 10 years now. I do everything from taking the orders to cutting and creating each beautiful and unique piece.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 12, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop. My shop specializes in one of a kind personalized and customized sterling silver jewelry. All the pieces of jewelry in this shop are hand made from cutting the shape out to the sanding, polishing and hand stamping the customer's unique details such as their very own names and dates. Since this art does require more time to create each piece, it does take a little more time than a commercially made piece.

Please enter the CUSTOMIZING details such as the names and dates in the "NOTES TO SELLER" box that you will find in the lower part of the purchasing page under your order.

When I receive an order, I email each customer with the estimated time it will take to produce and ship the item out. The customer does have the right to cancel if they notice that it going to be shipped later than they expected. Please let me know if you would like to cancel within 24 hours of your order. Once the hand stamping of your unique names and dates has started on the sterling silver you will not receive a full refund.

Please use the contact box to email me with any questions on shipping information. Do not use the feedback to question about a delivery time. If you have not received a package that you feel you should have received, please email or contact me first. I will always do my best to satisfy the customer whether it is letting you know when your package will be shipped, working an earlier date or checking the post office as to why a package has not been delivered.

The picture in the listing is a representative picture of the piece you will receive. There will be a slight difference in appearance of the piece you receive and the original picture, depending on changes that the customer requests. Because of the time it takes to take pictures of jewelry and the editing process, I do not take pictures of each piece that is made.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and the major Credit Cards.
Shipping
PLEASE READ REGARDING SHIPPING:
Shipping dates at this time is estimated to be about 3-5 business days from the date that your order has been received, depending on how many disc is included in the order.

ALL ORDERS - Please enter all details you would like such as names, dates, birth crystal choices in the "notes to seller" box that will be found on the purchasing page when you go in to order.

RUSH ORDERS - If you are ordering for your wedding, Confirmations - First communion necklaces or birthday, please enter date of event in "notes to seller" box along with details needed to finish the necklace so I can plan accordingly.
I will let you know if I can get your order to you by the date you specify and if you will need to pay an extra charge for having the order upgraded to a priority/RUSH order.

Turnaround times or shipping times can be found in the announcements at top of shop and in shipping area.

Most of my pieces are made from scratch and I can only get so many discs stamped and finished each day. When the demand starts to go over the daily quota, then the turnaround time will start to extend farther out to several weeks in shipping dates.

During these "HOLIDAY" high demand periods such as Christmas, Mother's Day and Confirmation season please check out my "Shop Announcements" or "My Shipping Policy" to find out my turnaround times. I keep these announcements up to date on a daily basis. During these high demand seasons the turnaround time can change very fast.

Once production is finished and your order is ready to ship, USPS first class takes 2-5 days transit time from shipping date for areas within United States and can take up to 3-5 weeks for international.

Upgrade to Priority shipping is available and I do accept rush orders. Please contact us if you require a shipping upgrade or rush order. Rush orders are not available during the high demand season such as Christmas and Mother's Day.

Shipping does include confirmation and tracking on all packages sent within the U.S.

PLEASE NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: International customers are responsible for any extra country taxes, VAT fees or duties that their country charges for importing goods from outside of their country. Shipping charges will not be refunded if the customer has chosen to not pick up their package and the package has been sent back to sender.

Please make sure you enter the correct address for the item you are shipping. We will ship to the address on the Etsy or PAYPAL order unless otherwise indicated via Message to Seller/convo/email to us.

All items are shipped from Wisconsin.

For international orders, DLN Expressions is not responsible for any custom taxes. It is the responsibility of each international buyer to know their own country's limits for custom taxes and duties. I do mail USPS first-class mail which does not provide tracking for those international orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
When an item is ordered, I will send an email within 12 hours of receiving your order, giving you the estimated shipping information, any questions I have about your order and to confirm your address if needed. I hold the order for 2-3 days in case you would like to cancel before I start the process. After 72 hours, if I have not received any response to my confirmation email to you, I will assume that you have agreed to the shipping time referred to in the email I sent you and I will start the process of making up the item or items you ordered.

Once the process has started on any Customized orders you cannot receive a full refund due to the fact that I am stamping unique names and dates on sterling silver that cannot be resold again. The cost of materials and processing will be taken out of refund. If the mistake is mine, I will refund the whole amount. This is the reason I ask you to check your order for any misspelled names or words and make sure the dates are correct.

If on that rare occasion I have misspelled or not followed your specific directions on your personalized details you specified in your order I will refund the whole amount once I have checked your order and concluded that it was my mistake.

Of course if you feel a mistake was made, please email me with a picture and the reason you would like a refund and we can discuss each unique situation and most of the time we will come up with a happy ending.

The picture in each of the listings is only a representation of the piece you will receive. The details that you provide in the "Notes to the Seller" box is the actual order that I go by when making the item. I do not refer back to original emails. I will make it as close to the picture as possible including the customer's changes that were made with the length of names and the designs the buyer has chosen. With this in mind - no two pieces will look exactly alike, but I will try to make them as close as possible with the changes.

I do not stamp on the back of any of the pendants. The process of hand stamping is a different technique from engraving and does create slight indentations on the opposite of the stamped work. If I tried to stamp anything on the back it would take away from the beautiful nice shiny and polished finish on the front.

I do not send proofs or pictures of the finishes product due to the fact that once your order has been hand stamped and personalized with your unique dates and names into the silver, you cannot change your order unless you are willing to pay for another piece. Once a sterling silver disc is stamped it is permanent and I cannot sell it to anyone else with the unique names and dates. Your necklace will look very close to the picture in the listing with just the changes in names and dates you have specified.

As with any handmade hand stamped item where each letter and design is stamped individually, there is going to be some variations in the depth and spacing of some of the letters. This is considered part of the charm of a one-of-a-kind handcrafted item.

Exchanges or returns must be made within 5 days of receiving item. Please email me before sending back. We can discuss on what kind of a refund you will receive.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome any special custom orders. Please contact me at my e-mail address with any questions.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR STERLING SILVER AND COPPER JEWELRY:
Here are some tips for keeping you sterling silver and copper jewelry as beautiful and shiny as the day you recieved it!

1. Apply makeup, lotions, perfumes and hairspray before putting jewelry on. Always keep in mind that jewelry should go on last before you go out the door.

2. Air is the major factor in oxidation of sterling silver and copper, which causes the tarnishing process. You can cut this process way down by keeping your jewelry in an airtight container, such as the ziploc bag that I provide with your purchase. Use this bag to store your fine sterling silver jewelry in when you are not wearing it.

3. Wipe your sterling silver jewelry often with the yellow polishing cloth that was included in the box with your order, but try to stay away from the areas that have been stamped and have the darker oxidized surface within the design. If the stamped areas are rubbed too often, the design and letters will have a more faded lighter look. I always try to wipe my peices on the outer shinier areas each time I take them out to wear them to keep then nice and shiny.

4. If the sterling silver or copper does get tarnished, just give the piece a gentle, but brusk polish with the yellow polishing cloth I provide. Going over your pieces every once in a while with this cloth will keep your pieces in good condition, by getting rid of any environmental elements that may later cause tarnishing or damage to the metal.

5. Do not let sterling silver jewelry get near chlorine or any chemicals such as bleach. Even the fumes or lingering chlorine on hands or skin will damage the sterling silver surface. This damage can be permanent. Never wear jewelry in chlorine pools!!!

6. Remember that the oils in your skin helps keep sterling silver from tarnishing, so this is a good reason to wear your sterling silver jewelry alot!!