VintageMinnow

Vintage:Re:Assembled:Handmade:Jewelry

Illinois, United States · 495 Sales

VintageMinnow

Vintage:Re:Assembled:Handmade:Jewelry

Illinois, United States 495 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(159)

Announcement   Vintage Minnow brings you handmade jewelry with vintage supplies from decades past. Whether these pieces are one-of-a-kind or a few-of-a-kind, it would be a rare occasion for you to find it anywhere else. **INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING has doubled here in the USA. please be aware. It can also take up to 21 business days to arrive. My shipping price includes package price and shipping cost. This site will help you see our first class shipping costs. http://ircalc.usps.com/MailServices.aspx?country=10054&m=2&p=0&o=3&c=4#

PRIORITY & TRACKING #s are EXTRA services that cost more money! Add these items on if you want them. I made these separate assuming not everyone wants to pay $4 or $5 for shipping within the USA.

Join My Facebook Vintage Minnow fan page for new jewelry updates, contests and more!

*NOTE-The description will note if a chain is bulk bought and can be lengthened. *I ship out of the USA now, check policies.

*NOTE: vintage/antique items: these items have aged and have been stored in possibly imperfect conditions in warehouses and such. most items are from the 30s through the 80s. they are hard to find items either dead-stock, surplus or some charms/pendants are scouted out in antique shops. the imperfections are what make them unique & charming!

*NOTE: gold/silver plating: refrain from getting wet as much as possible. oils, handling and water wear at plating and cause damage. Silver plate can tarnish, just dab with silver cleaner using a qtip and rinse with water. Do not immerse unless it is solid .925 silver.

*ONE OF A KIND: these pieces are unique and I have only created one OR there was only one piece (ever) on this site.

*A FEW OF A KIND: these pieces I have created multiples and i started with a few of the same piece, but some may have sold. there is a possibility I may be able to make more of a few pieces (no guarantee). some I have made multiple pieces, but they are in other retail stores.

*VINTAGE FOUND: these pieces are vintage and made by another company, known or unknown

*LAST CHANCE ITEMS: pieces on sale or the last of a certain handmade piece

Announcement

Vintage Minnow brings you handmade jewelry with vintage supplies from decades past. Whether these pieces are one-of-a-kind or a few-of-a-kind, it would be a rare occasion for you to find it anywhere else. **INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING has doubled here in the USA. please be aware. It can also take up to 21 business days to arrive. My shipping price includes package price and shipping cost. This site will help you see our first class shipping costs. http://ircalc.usps.com/MailServices.aspx?country=10054&m=2&p=0&o=3&c=4#

PRIORITY & TRACKING #s are EXTRA services that cost more money! Add these items on if you want them. I made these separate assuming not everyone wants to pay $4 or $5 for shipping within the USA.

Join My Facebook Vintage Minnow fan page for new jewelry updates, contests and more!

*NOTE-The description will note if a chain is bulk bought and can be lengthened. *I ship out of the USA now, check policies.

*NOTE: vintage/antique items: these items have aged and have been stored in possibly imperfect conditions in warehouses and such. most items are from the 30s through the 80s. they are hard to find items either dead-stock, surplus or some charms/pendants are scouted out in antique shops. the imperfections are what make them unique & charming!

*NOTE: gold/silver plating: refrain from getting wet as much as possible. oils, handling and water wear at plating and cause damage. Silver plate can tarnish, just dab with silver cleaner using a qtip and rinse with water. Do not immerse unless it is solid .925 silver.

*ONE OF A KIND: these pieces are unique and I have only created one OR there was only one piece (ever) on this site.

*A FEW OF A KIND: these pieces I have created multiples and i started with a few of the same piece, but some may have sold. there is a possibility I may be able to make more of a few pieces (no guarantee). some I have made multiple pieces, but they are in other retail stores.

*VINTAGE FOUND: these pieces are vintage and made by another company, known or unknown

*LAST CHANCE ITEMS: pieces on sale or the last of a certain handmade piece

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(159)
bloomero

bloomero on Dec 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful design! I love the pretty bead colors and the many silver chains - luscious! Prompt shipping, item packaged with care. I would definitely purchase more items from this Etsy shop. Thank you!

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About

Obsession with old styles reassembled into something new!

I want trendy, fashion loving, social going, edgy girls (and guys) to have a pieces that others do not have. I want someone to ask you, "Hey, who made it and where did you get it?" Then I want you to reply, "Oh, It is one of a kind, but you can find something similar at...{insert vintage minnow site}....

It all began in 2010. I was in the advertising sales industry and had a few antique shops as accounts. I always loved uncovering old things. Like finding treasures in an attic. While I drooled over the mid-century styles, the quality, the uniqueness...I wondered if I could find old stock and old jewelry supplies. After hours became days and weeks of research, I started making pieces. It felt good to utilize my creative skills as I did graduate from Columbia College Chicago! Even if we choose not to make our art major our day job or career, us creatives do need some sort of creative outlet. I make and sell my Vintage Minnow jewelry when I am not doing my day job. We never know what can happen and making pieces that cause someone to ask where it is from, is my passion!

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 1, 2015
COMMITTED TO - CREATING - DESIGNING: Unique, Vintage and Antique Pieces That You Will Most Likely Not Find Everywhere Else! Like it Retro...Like Me!

PLEASE: Handle all pieces with care as most of the pieces and parts are vintage, old and aged.

ANTIQUE ITEMS: I ransacked antique stores for these pieces and supplies

VINTAGE ITEMS: I bought these pieces and parts from vintage, surplus suppliers

OWNER & DESIGNER: Laura R

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Payment
Accepting Paypal which accepts visa, mastercard, american express, discover. You can also send a money order and I will ship as soon as it is received.
Shipping
-I ship domestic through United States Postal Service, First Class. If you want Priority Mail or a Tracking # through USPS please add that on as an item listed in my shop. Priority and Tracking are extra services that cost MORE money, so I made them separate items assuming not everyone wants to pay $5.95 for shipping in the USA.

-I have learned that many packages get lost when shipped to Mexico. I do not ship to Mexico. I will ship to Everywhere Else by USPS First Class Shipping. I learned that Customs can delay delivery, getting to you anywhere from 2-5 weeks? *I will refund any shipping to you if it is MUCH less than what you paid for the etsy order, but packaging fees are part of the listed shipping charge. Most of the time I am eating a little of the actual shipping cost with postage being raised and international is more than $10 with the box, jewelry box, and postage. My post office also told me that the only way to track an international shipment is through the customs slip # which I can provide you with if needed. Then you would have to check in with your post office.

-If you need your package sooner, please contact/message me and we can get it to you sooner by tacking on proper pay for faster shipping.

-I will ship within 2 days (48 hours) of your order once payment is completed. May take 3 days (72 hours) to send for international shipments.
Refunds and Exchanges
First 14 Days: Please let me know if you are unhappy with your purchase or it breaks without some random act of carelessness. I will with either fix it, replace or refund your money.

**when i refund you will get the cost of the item back (minus the shipping)

**Please handle all pieces with care as most of the pieces and parts are vintage, old and aged.
Additional policies and FAQs
MASS QUANTITY ORDERS: just a reminder, I only have the amount or quantity noted in the "in stock" field/tab. From time to time I may be able to make or find more of an item.

WHOLESALE: My prices are kept low to be affordable, therefore I do not have wholesale prices.

There may be are RARE occasion where I can find more of a stone, charm, chain, pendant, etc., but...don't hold your breath.

I will do my best to describe what type of metal, plating, or stone. The contents or type of stone and/or metal are unknown to me sometimes when I buy them at antique stores and they are not stamped/described. Most suppliers describe the supply and jewelry ingredients.

Not responsible for injuries (minor/major) if RANDOM acts/incidents/accidents occur where the jewelry may be involved.