FindYourUncommon

armor for the modern you.

Austin, Texas · 285 Sales

FindYourUncommon

armor for the modern you.

Austin, Texas 285 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Shop owner

Nita D.

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Announcement   ** JULY UPDATE: We've moved! Now that I'm located in Austin, all production is being done out of my studio. Same old hands, just a different place on the map!**

Using deadstock material, recycled metals, salvaged vintage components, and my imagination, I create pieces which can be worn as talismans and amulets. They are shimmering armor for the modern world, drawn from history, art, and pulling elements of the past into the present.

handcrafted in texas | small batch creation | armor for the modern you

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Do you know of a boutique or shop that would be a great fit for FYU? Or are you a boutique-owner or local business owner looking to carry handcrafted jewelry made from vintage materials? Send over an email to fyudesigns[a]gmail.com for access to my wholesale linesheet and policies!
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Every piece in my shop has been carefully made, tested for endurance, and worn by myself to ensure the quality of the piece. For me, jewelry has always enabled me to wear my personality visibly -- building my emotions and passions into the pieces I wear.

My hope is that you find a jewel in my shop which speaks to you, whether it represents a memory or recreates a feeling you want to capture.

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All orders are processed and shipped within 1-2 days. However, some items are 'made to order,' meaning I make the piece only after the order has been placed. This will add 5-7 days before the item is shipped.

But if you have a deadline, please let me know and I'll see what accommodations can be made!

Pieces are packed in a velvet keepsake bag and/or in soft layers of tissue within a custom recycled Kraft box wrapped in ribbon.

++ All designs + photos + text are copyright protected © fyu designs 2014-2017. No parts of the items + design + text may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of fyu designs or its owner. ++

++ Thank you for supporting handmade artisans and shopping small!++

LIKE us on Facebook -- receive FREE SHIPPING on your first purchase!
http://www.facebook.com/findyouruncommon

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 25, 2017

** JULY UPDATE: We've moved! Now that I'm located in Austin, all production is being done out of my studio. Same old hands, just a different place on the map!**

Using deadstock material, recycled metals, salvaged vintage components, and my imagination, I create pieces which can be worn as talismans and amulets. They are shimmering armor for the modern world, drawn from history, art, and pulling elements of the past into the present.

handcrafted in texas | small batch creation | armor for the modern you

>> FOLLOW us on Instagram @fyudesigns <<

Do you know of a boutique or shop that would be a great fit for FYU? Or are you a boutique-owner or local business owner looking to carry handcrafted jewelry made from vintage materials? Send over an email to fyudesigns[a]gmail.com for access to my wholesale linesheet and policies!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Follow us on Instagram! @fyudesigns
LIKE on Facebook for discounts and coupons!
https://www.facebook.com/findyouruncommon

Every piece in my shop has been carefully made, tested for endurance, and worn by myself to ensure the quality of the piece. For me, jewelry has always enabled me to wear my personality visibly -- building my emotions and passions into the pieces I wear.

My hope is that you find a jewel in my shop which speaks to you, whether it represents a memory or recreates a feeling you want to capture.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

All orders are processed and shipped within 1-2 days. However, some items are 'made to order,' meaning I make the piece only after the order has been placed. This will add 5-7 days before the item is shipped.

But if you have a deadline, please let me know and I'll see what accommodations can be made!

Pieces are packed in a velvet keepsake bag and/or in soft layers of tissue within a custom recycled Kraft box wrapped in ribbon.

++ All designs + photos + text are copyright protected © fyu designs 2014-2017. No parts of the items + design + text may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of fyu designs or its owner. ++

++ Thank you for supporting handmade artisans and shopping small!++

LIKE us on Facebook -- receive FREE SHIPPING on your first purchase!
http://www.facebook.com/findyouruncommon

Nita D.

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(Or a hammer to get new pieces made...)
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About

inspiration from the uncommon and unappreciated.

At some point in every person's life, they experience a feeling of disconnect. Whether its from being an outsider in high school, moving to a new country without knowing the language, or even as simple as beginning a new job. The feeling of disconnect, of misplacement, is universal. And the chance to connect, to find someone else who relates to you, is the mantra behind repurposing and using vintage elements in my pieces.

Pieces from the past hold their own stories, connecting the wearer to a different time and place. When I create from the unwanted parts and pieces, I strive to tell a new story for the next wearer, putting a bit of myself into each item.

Maintaining the ethos of celebrating one's individuality at the forefront of my designs and the materials used, some pieces appear at an improvised pace, while others are created over a period of several months. I choose to reject the confines of what my style can be classified as, and this carries into my pieces themselves.

Whether you think of yourself as being drawn to sparkling rhinestones or raw crystals, beads of various shades or the simple minimalism of draped chains, I've created a space for complementary tastes and views.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nita

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  • Nita D.

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Photographer, Shipper

    I have always itched to create - whether it was performing in theatre, random doodles on napkins, or taking a well-loved piece of jewelry and reimagining it. When I pick up a piece of unwanted jewelry, I see what it can be, not what it was before.

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Last updated on Jun 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

For all costume jewelry (pieces made from repurposed vintage), please take care to:

Keep away from liquids (pool, shower), chemicals (perfumes, lotions), and wipe off excess sweat.

Wipe down pieces with a dry, soft cloth when you have finished wearing them.

For jewelry which is marked as "sterling silver"/"silver filled"/"gold filled" please take extra care to wipe down with a damp cloth.

Regardless of the plating/metal concentration, to extend the longevity of your item, please minimize exposure to the above elements and wipe down after wearing for excessive periods of time.

Form my experience, the best way to maintain the condition of your jewelry is to take good care of it!

Wholesale availability

My pieces are a mix of vintage salvaged re-purposed into new items, as well as completely newly made pieces.

As such, limited quantities are available of each item, and since each item is handmade, pieces will look similar but will not be identical.

However, I am open to working with boutiques and local shops -- please drop me an email at fyudesigns[at]gmail.com and I will send over a line sheet and wholesale packet.

Thank you!

Custom and personalized orders

Custom and personalized orders are some of my absolute favorites to make -- its wonderful to see what my skills and the creative input of my clients can end up creating!

My customized orders follow the same process (may differ slightly due to quantities/materials used):

1. Initiate a Convo via Etsy -- please let me know what you're looking for! You can send me images, links, whatever you feel conveys your vision fully.

2. I will send sketches of the piece(s) for your initial approval, as well as a tentative cost breakdown and payment place for the order.

3. Once agreed upon, you will need to submit a deposit of either $50 (if total is under $200) or 50% (if total is over $200).

4. Piece(s) shipped when final payment is made.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Depending on the size of the item:

Smaller pieces are placed in recycled kraft boxes and tied with a ribbon.

Larger pieces are wrapped in recycled tissue paper and tied with a ribbon.

Gift wrapping is FREE upon request -- I can also include a personalized note, so all you need to do is gift the piece to the recipient!