Rousa Andreolas on Apr 26, 2016
Loved receiving my necklace with its personalized note and packaging. It was like receiving a gift from an old friend. Put a smile on my face.
Karen Noll on Oct 31, 2015
This necklace is gorgeous! It's exactly what I was looking for. It's one of my new favorite pieces! Fast shipping and very nice packaging. Very satisfied.
Welcome to Eclectic Orchid! I'm glad you're here!
I have always had a passion for art, creation & anything vintage. I remember playing in my grandmother’s jewelry box as a child. It was always such a treat. It held such beautiful sparkly costume jewelry. When I was pregnant with my first daughter, my mom signed us up for a basic jewelry beading class just for fun. I loved it! In 2005, we moved from southern Louisiana to the Charlotte area after Hurricane Katrina. I was a new mom in a new city. I decided to start making jewelry utilizing the skills I learned in that beginner’s jewelry class, teaching myself new techniques along the way but with the images of those jewels in my grandmother’s jewelry box always in my mind. I wanted to find a way to incorporate the beauty I remembered in those cherished items in a new fresh way that would be easily translatable for the styles and fashion of today.
Eclectic Orchid Jewelry seeks to uniquely mix the sparkle and beauty of vintage pieces of the past along with new components, earthy elements, hammered metals & handmade fabric pieces. An eclectic mix of wearable art where old meets new, bohemian meets modern, simplicity meets luxe. I search for interesting vintage or vintage inspired pieces including glass jewels, crystals, beads and charms, then combine them with my hammered, hand cut brass, stamped/personalized charms, gemstones, handmade tassels, new supplies and faux leather fringe. Each piece is thoughtfully constructed by hand, with most made in limited quantities due to the vintage components used.
You will also find my fine art photography in my Etsy shop Bellawonderella:
My passion for photography grew after starting Eclectic Orchid. I realized I adored the process of photographing my products, from lighting, to designing little vignettes, and editing. I also started to see the world a bit differently after my daughter was born- the ordinary seemed more extraordinary, more vibrant, colorful. Through her eyes, everything is magical, like dreams coming to life before our eyes. These inspirations melded together, and Bellawonderella Photography by Eclectic Orchid came to be in the summer of 2010. Bellawonderella prints are most often a combination of the everyday with a twist of whimsy and a bit of magic.
Mother, wife, daughter, friend, small indie business proprietress, animal lover, incessant dreamer, creative soul, shopaholic, craftaholic, thrift store junkie, and all around sparkle addict.
If you see something you like in the sold section or something you like, but want to change it up a bit, please let me know and I will try my best to accomodate you! Please be aware that some items are vintage one of a kind and therefore, can not be replicated!
***Notes on caring for your jewelry:***
-Plated metals should not be exposed to water. It will ruin them! Please remove rings when washing hands, necklaces/bracelets when taking a bath or shower, etc. In addition, avoid having your jewelry come into contact with perfumes, hairsprays, etc. These products contain strong chemicals which can cause plating to tarnish quickly.
-Brass items will get a deep golden patina over time which adds to their vintage beauty. Raw brass items can be polished with brass cleaner, polishing cloths, or natural alternatives.
Please convo me with any other questions you may have regarding the care of your jewelry, as well as the difference between gold filled, gold plated, etc.!
***PLEASE NOTE: My jewelry is not intended for children under the age of 14.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
***SC residents will automatically have 7% sales tax added.***
Australia: $8.00, USPS First Class International
Canada: $8.00, USPS First Class International
These prices include the cost of packaging supplies and shipping. I will always try to use recycled packaging whenever possible.
All packages ship approximately 3-5 business days after purchase. Custom orders can take longer.
All items will arrive lovingly packaged in a small jewelry box made of recycled materials OR wrapped in tissue paper with a bow (items too large for boxes), perfect for gift giving or just keeping for yourself! I combine all purchases into one box/pouch (unless you specify otherwise) to keep costs down. All items are placed in a bubble mailer and taken by me to the post office. I purchase delivery confirmation on all US packages.
All items are shipped USPS First Class Mail.
***NOTICE! At this time I am only listing shipping to the USA, Australia & Canada due to high tax fees at customs, missing international packages, strict customs laws, and an overall hike in postal costs. If you live in another country that is not listed and would like to make a purchase, please contact me and I will assist you.
****Please be aware that international orders can get held up at customs from time to time and may take additional time to arrive. International orders do not come with delivery confirmation or tracking info. Please convo me before you make your purchase if you are interested in adding insurance and I will give you an estimate.
***I am not responsible for any duties or customs fees for international orders- they are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
*I am not responsible for delayed or damaged packages once they have been shipped. If you would like insurance on your package, please send me a convo prior to purchase and I will send you a new invoice including insurance.
**Please notify me via convo if you do not receive your item, before leaving negative feedback.
Refunds and Exchanges
**Please be aware that CUSTOM ORDERS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE due to the fact that they have been specifically made for you at your request/specifications. Please take this into account before requesting custom pieces/orders. Thanks!
***Brides ordering custom flowers for the bridal party, please be aware that I always send multiple pictures of the fabrics in different lights for your approval before I begin. The only way to get an exact match is to provide a swatch of fabric. If you do not provide a swatch, please take time and consideration to review the photos I send to assure you are getting the exact colors you want. Please understand that I do the best I can to match your colors and always await approval before I create them. Please remember that these have been tailored specifically to suit your requests. Changes and alterations are accepted, but must be made in the beginning stages before I stitch the flowers. Once you receive the flowers it is too late for me to modify them as they have been stitched with care and love and meant to last. Thanks!
****Please send me a convo before leaving neutral or negative feedback if you have any issues with your purchase and we will try to come to a solution.
Please note that if you require any sizing alterations (smaller or larger) on your purchase once you receive it, please contact me and I would be more than happy to work with you on modifying it to your liking.
I use high quality materials and adhesives, but my jewelry is not meant to do hard labor in. If you accidentally break your jewelry, please contact me so that I can arrange to fix it for you. I am always happy to do so.
***I can not accept refunds on items that have been altered or damaged by another party. Thank you for your understanding!
Additional policies and FAQs
I love custom orders and bridal orders! Please convo me with any questions! I do offer discounts on bridal party orders!
I hope you enjoy Eclectic Orchid!
All jewelry designs, names, photos, and descriptions are property of Eclectic Orchid. My jewelry is not to be resold in original or altered state without my permission. My photos are not to be used in any form without my permission.