elakdawalla

Emily's Space Craft

LA, California
| 498 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    **IMPORTANT** Shopping for Christmas? Get your orders in BY DECEMBER 17! Orders placed after then will not ship til 2023!

I'm shipping at least twice a week between now and December 18. All orders of in-stock items will ship within 3 business days, usually a lot less. I have time to make custom items, so get your orders in and I will ship those within a week as long as I don't have to order components.

I make solar system crafts. Space Craft. Get it? I gladly take custom orders; contact me with ideas and requests!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 27, 2022

**IMPORTANT** Shopping for Christmas? Get your orders in BY DECEMBER 17! Orders placed after then will not ship til 2023!

I'm shipping at least twice a week between now and December 18. All orders of in-stock items will ship within 3 business days, usually a lot less. I have time to make custom items, so get your orders in and I will ship those within a week as long as I don't have to order components.

I make solar system crafts. Space Craft. Get it? I gladly take custom orders; contact me with ideas and requests!

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Emily Lakdawalla

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I took my jewelry work to a science meeting and like six people pointed out I didn’t have much Mars stuff! So this week I made earrings and these bookmarks. Poppy jasper Mars, garnet Phobos and Deimos, sterling silver findings.

About elakdawalla

Sales 498
On Etsy since 2012

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  • Emily Lakdawalla

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2022
Welcome! I hope you enjoy my extremely nerdy artwork. Every item in this shop is handmade by me.

SIX MONTH QUALITY GUARANTEE

I'm an experienced jewelrymaker, and I do quality control on every item before listing it, but I'm always trying out new methods and materials, and occasionally my work isn't up to normal use. If that happens within the first six months after I shipped the item to you, I'm very sorry. If the construction of an item fails (for example, if a wire breaks, or a bead end comes loose) I require a photo of the defective item so that I can understand the issue. Once I receive the photo I will resolve the issue in one of the following ways, depending on the value of the original item compared to the cost of shipping and the nature of the damage.

- Return and repair: (within North America): I will send you a return label so that you can return the item for my repair. I can usually repair and return items within a few days unless an important bead has gone missing that I have to reorder. (Outside North America): Usually shipping is too expensive and slow to make Return and repair feasible; it depends on shipping cost and the uniqueness of the item.

- Local repair: Some issues (such as a jump ring that has popped open) are extremely easy to fix. If you're willing, I can coach you through doing it yourself via Zoom, or I can help you find a local bead shop that does such repairs. Message me for approval beforehand and I will reimburse you for any cost you incur for that repair.

- Replacement: if the value of the item is low compared to the cost of shipping, or if the defect caused loss of the most expensive components, it may make the most sense for me to make and ship a replacement to you at no extra charge. The replacement will rarely be precisely the same as the original, because I exploit natural variations in gemstones and don't always have precisely the same materials on hand, but I will do my best to copy the original.

- Refund: If, after we have discussed the issue, both of us agree that repair or replacement are not appropriate, I can issue a refund. Depending on the cost of shipping relative to the value of the item, I may require the return of the damaged item (return shipping paid for by me) before issuing you a refund.

WEAR AND TEAR

With heavy use, components like clasps may wear out or break; that's why my quality guarantee is only for six months. If something wears out after six months, I'm happy to do repairs if the buyer pays the cost of shipping both ways. If the repair is simple and the parts cost less than $1, I'll do the repair work for free; otherwise, I'll give an estimate of my cost and require payment before proceeding.

A unique issue to some of my jewelry is wear and tear on soft stones. Materials that can be scratched by contact with metal, including apatite, fluorite, calcite, selenite, dolomite, kyanite, rhodochrosite, and other minerals with a Mohs hardness of 5 or less may get scratched or dulled with wear. It's an inherent quality of the mineral that can't be helped. If some of these softer stones crack or are otherwise badly damaged during wear, I'll gladly repair the damaged item according to the terms in the preceding paragraph.

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Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 7 days of purchase

Shipping

I often can deliver sooner than my store policy states; it just depends on my schedule. Contact me if you have a deadline and I can work with you to deliver when you need it.

I usually ship in padded envelopes, often using materials recycled from shipments I've received. If you mark your item as a gift, I will use new shipping materials. If you pay for gift wrap, I'll place it in a gift box, seal the box with spacy washi tape, and enclose the Etsy gift receipt. Planet trees can't be gift wrapped; buyers who pay for gift wrap for planet trees will receive a refund for the gift wrapping charge.

Note to international buyers: Etsy uses something called "Global Postal Shipping" that is a complicated way of saving money on shipping -- instead of shipping directly with UPS or FedEx or USPS, they have me mail it to a port, they ship it to the recipient country (or, in the EU, Switzerland or France) via Asendia, and then it enters the Swiss or French postal system. Tracking during the Asendia leg is nonexistent; tracking resumes when the package enters the local postal system. There is no way for buyer or seller to choose between Global Postal Shipping and USPS shipping, as far as I can tell. It has sometimes taken more than 4 weeks for packages to reach the recipient, although fortunately I haven't had a shipment go missing yet.

Additional policies and FAQs

I am very happy to discuss custom orders -- from the simple (changing a metal or color choice) to the complex (specially designed pieces). Just contact me! I usually charge material cost plus $150/hour for the assembly work and the time spent selecting materials and parts. (This rate accounts both for my labor and my overhead.)

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elakdawalla is considered a professional seller (known as a trader) in the EU. What's this?