elegantinsects

Elegant Insects Jewelry

New York, United States · 24 Sales

elegantinsects

Elegant Insects Jewelry

New York, United States 24 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Sandra

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Announcement   Welcome to our Etsy Shop -ELEGANT INSECTS JEWELRY. We design and create our Sterling Silver jewelry in the form of a wide variety of interesting insects. We are dedicated to celebrating the beauty of insect forms and to spread our enthusiasm to others. Our jewelry is made in the Lost Wax Method of jewelry making, We use real insects as our models, but never incorporate them into the jewelry itself. We make pins, rings, earrings, cufflinks. pendants and whatever else seems to be interesting and unusual. Our jewelry is made in small editions, and many pieces are one of a kind.

Sometimes we add other than insects to our creations, such as the unusual sea creatures and other beasts inspired by medieval drawings and woodcuts. Somehow we think they may have some relationship to one another.

Welcome to our shop and let us know what you think.

Announcement

Welcome to our Etsy Shop -ELEGANT INSECTS JEWELRY. We design and create our Sterling Silver jewelry in the form of a wide variety of interesting insects. We are dedicated to celebrating the beauty of insect forms and to spread our enthusiasm to others. Our jewelry is made in the Lost Wax Method of jewelry making, We use real insects as our models, but never incorporate them into the jewelry itself. We make pins, rings, earrings, cufflinks. pendants and whatever else seems to be interesting and unusual. Our jewelry is made in small editions, and many pieces are one of a kind.

Sometimes we add other than insects to our creations, such as the unusual sea creatures and other beasts inspired by medieval drawings and woodcuts. Somehow we think they may have some relationship to one another.

Welcome to our shop and let us know what you think.

Sandra

Contact shop owner

Sandra

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Anonymous on Oct 25, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Terrific items . Lovely packing . Liked the extra business card and note , gift card and stickers. Very impressed with all of it. Cufflinks look fantastic nThank you

About

Elegant and Exotic Insect Jewelry and a Modern Medieval Bestiary to Wear.

I fell in love with Insects and insect forms when, for the first time in my life, I came really close up to a live Dragonfly. I needed to make one in Silver to wear. After taking a series of classes over several years with the best jewelry makers I could find ( all the time working full time and raising a family) I decided it was finally time to leave my professional life and concentrate on making jewelry. I studied working in Gold, and Silver and other non precious metals, and found myself leaning toward Sterling Silver and Insect Forms. And so Elegant Insects was born. I work in the Lost Wax Method, so my primary job is to translate the insects into the wax form that will eventually be cast and become a Sterling Silver Bug. I have studied all forms of insects, and have made most of them that intrigued me. Just recently, I was seriously attracted to the real and imagined beasts of the middle ages--12th to 16th Centuries, and they have become my new"bugs". There is a relationship.. in my mind, between the the two in their antiquity
and their imagery/ So I have now added the Modern Medieval Bestiary to wear.

My work is either one of a kind or very small editions, and I generally make pins and brooches, earrings, cufflinks and pendants.

The Greeting and Note Cards in my shop are created entirely by me--the drawings and photos are all original.

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Shop members
  • Sanndra

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, Shipping

    Fascinated by insects and Insects forms ever since I first met a real Dragonfly close up. Studies with the best jewelry people I could find while working at my Profession and raising a family. Loved making jewelry and so Elegant Insects was born.

Manufacturers
  • Jewelry Casting and Mounting

    New Hyde Park, NY, United States

    This Company does Casting and Mounting for the Jewelry industry in precious metals. They make the molds for my wax carvings, and fill them with Sterling Silver. It is called Lost Wax Casting because the original wax is burned out and no longer exists

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2016
Welcome to Elegant Insects Jewelry Shop, recently expanded to include Insect and Fantasy theme Greeting Cards and back Issue Jewelry Magazines. Our Insect Jewelry includes all kinds if popular and exotic insects, and some non-insect, unusual animals inspire by Medieval Drawings and wood cuts. All of our jewelry is made in Sterling Silver unless otherwise specified. We welcome questions, discussions and any critique of our jewelry or website. We are fascinated by our bugs and love to share information about them. Our greeting cards are all original drawings or paintings.

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Payment
Our Payment policy is carefully spelled out on our main listing pages under Item Details. We accept payment through Paypal. We are required to collect New York State Sales Tax from New York State residents-at present 8%. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY
Shipping
Our shipping Policy is also carefully spelled out on the main listing page under Item Details. Please read it carefully:

--For all items: Shipping is from 3 to 5 days after we receive confirmation of payment from PayPal.
--For Jewelry: USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation. FLAT FEE:$8.00For --Single greeting Cards, shipping is $2.50
-- Greeting Cards: 4 to a package: shipped first class USPS,shipping is $3.50
There is a 10% discount for a set of four cards., not including shipping.

Back Issues: Priority Mail flat rate envelope $6.00 for up to 4 sets. Please LET US KNOW if you want to combine sets because that may change the shipping situation.

International Shipping: I'm sorry., but we do not ship Internationally.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want our buyers to love their new jewelry. If there is a problem, please let us know within 5 days of receipt. Do not send something back without checking with us first. If a return is in order, a refund will be made as soon as the item is received by Elegant Insects.
Additional policies and FAQs
We occasionally will do custom orders- either make a new insects, or a new piece of jewelry that had previously sold out. For Custom order, we require 50% deposit up front, and the rest after the item has been completed . We will send photos of the item a it is being worked and and when it is completed. Full payment is required before it is sent to you. Please contact us and talk to us about what you are looking for.
We can also make a greeting card to your order for a special insect. Please contact us if you are interested.