flaurena

Minimalist Bohemian Jewellery

20 Sales

flaurena

Minimalist Bohemian Jewellery

20 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Lauren V.

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Announcement   Versatile jewellery crafted in sterling silver / 14-karat gold fill, flaurena is strong, yet delicate; sophisticated, yet playful; minimalist, yet intricate. I like to add a little pop of colour with Swarovski crystals, gemstones, and semi-precious beads.

¨°º Beautifully Unique º°¨
Jewellery as lovely as you are and as individual as your fingerprint. The intricate woven nature of each piece means no two are identical.

¨°º From Day to Night º°¨
Versatile jewellery that is easy to wear. Sophisticated and elegant pieces to pair with a cocktail dress or complement work attire, yet with the right amount of boho style to wear with jeans and a favourite tee.

¨°º High Quality º°¨
Minimalist jewellery hand-crafted in sterling silver and 14-karat gold-fill. A splash of colour is introduced with eye-catching gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and other glorious beads.

Custom orders are welcome! Feel free to convo me or drop me a line at lauren [!at] flaurena.com

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Say hello! ¡Díme hola! Dis-moi bonjour! You can find me online here:

✩ Website / Portfolio • http://flaurena.com
✩ Facebook • http://facebook.com/flaurena
✩ Twitter • http://twitter.com/laurenvasil
✩ Blog • http://fizgiggery.com
✩ Treasuries • http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/?search_query=flaurena&search_type=treasury
✩ Etsy Expats http://etsyexpats.blogspot.com/
✩ Etsy Profile • http://www.etsy.com/people/flaurena

Talk to you anon!

Lauren x

Announcement

Versatile jewellery crafted in sterling silver / 14-karat gold fill, flaurena is strong, yet delicate; sophisticated, yet playful; minimalist, yet intricate. I like to add a little pop of colour with Swarovski crystals, gemstones, and semi-precious beads.

¨°º Beautifully Unique º°¨
Jewellery as lovely as you are and as individual as your fingerprint. The intricate woven nature of each piece means no two are identical.

¨°º From Day to Night º°¨
Versatile jewellery that is easy to wear. Sophisticated and elegant pieces to pair with a cocktail dress or complement work attire, yet with the right amount of boho style to wear with jeans and a favourite tee.

¨°º High Quality º°¨
Minimalist jewellery hand-crafted in sterling silver and 14-karat gold-fill. A splash of colour is introduced with eye-catching gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and other glorious beads.

Custom orders are welcome! Feel free to convo me or drop me a line at lauren [!at] flaurena.com

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Say hello! ¡Díme hola! Dis-moi bonjour! You can find me online here:

✩ Website / Portfolio • http://flaurena.com
✩ Facebook • http://facebook.com/flaurena
✩ Twitter • http://twitter.com/laurenvasil
✩ Blog • http://fizgiggery.com
✩ Treasuries • http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/?search_query=flaurena&search_type=treasury
✩ Etsy Expats http://etsyexpats.blogspot.com/
✩ Etsy Profile • http://www.etsy.com/people/flaurena

Talk to you anon!

Lauren x

Lauren V.

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Lauren V.

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Dec 4, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Oh man! Sorry this took forever & a day! This is beautiful! Glad I snagged it! Waiting for more!!! LOL

Anonymous on Mar 26, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

I got these very fast and they are beautiful! Thank you so much! Sorry I forgot to leave this earlier!

Anonymous on Feb 24, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much!! It's lovely! I'm going to wear it to Ascot this year!! Lovely packed and thank you for stunning card too!! nFantastic seller! Highly recommend! :)

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About

Wire, wire, heart on fire!

It was when I couldn't find beautiful pieces that were either affordable or not mass-produced that I took an informal wire-wrapping class at a local bead store in Brooklyn. I came away that day with a simple wire-wrapped ring and a desire to make pieces on a larger scale. I soon discovered I loved twisting wire into organic designs and started developing my own techniques to create larger pieces.

Each time I was asked where I'd bought my jewellery was thrilling -- there can be no better validation as an artist! But it was when a stranger on the New York subway stopped me to admire my necklace that I decided to sell my designs. And so, with the loving support of my friends, flaurena was launched in December 2008.

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  • Lauren Vasil

    Owner, Designer

    A Spanglo-American creative geek who believes in kindness, laughter, and sharing good food + fabulous music. I seek out life’s magical pleasures and all things colourful, delicious, beautiful, playful, thoughtful, or jolly. Come and share your story!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2011
Hello! I'm Lauren, and flaurena™ is my artistic alter ego.

I started making jewellery when I got bored of what I already owned. So, I explored classes in my neighbourhood and soon discovered the joys of working with wire.

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To be able to use my hands to transform something as seemingly masculine and industrial as wire into a feminine and organic piece of wearable sculpture is a process that I am always thrilled by! It is this very characteristic of wire that gives it its strength and delicate beauty.

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The thing I love most about wire is its versatility: it can be bent, twisted, cut, crocheted, adorned with beads, and otherwise coaxed into any shape you can imagine.

I also like that it’s hard to exactly replicate every little twist and turn because that makes each piece absolutely unique.

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Each piece of flaurena™ jewellery is made from either 14kt gold-filled wire or sterling silver wire.

-- Gold Fill vs. Gold Plate --

I do not use gold plate or silver plate in my pieces, believing that the higher price of 14-karat gold-filled and sterling silver wire is worth the extra cost.

What is gold fill? Briefly, it's a superior quality to gold plate, but is a practical and affordable alternative to solid gold.

-- Why Gold Fill is Superior --
The amount of gold used in gold-filled metal is regulated by the U.S. government. Gold fill will not wear away - it stays gold! People who are allergic to base metal can wear gold fill if they are not allergic to gold.

-- Why Gold Plate is Inferior --
The actual amount of gold used is negligble, which is why it's so cheap. The thin covering of gold plate soon rubs off, so doesn't stay gold in colour. Plus, it can turn your skin green, and is not hypoallergenic.

This is why gold fill is more expensive, and why I believe it is worth the extra cost.

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I love connecting with people from all around the world! Please stop by and introduce yourself :)

Website / Portfolio: http://flaurena.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/flaurena
Twitter: http://twitter.com/flaurena
Blog: http://fiercebeautiful.tumblr.com

See you soon!

Lauren x

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  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
Paypal is my preferred method. Please note that state taxes are usually added to the listing price.
Shipping
All shipping prices are for standard First Class shipping. It does not include the cost of insuring your package. Please contact me if you would like me to mail your item with insurance or via UPS/ FedEx.

~ PACKAGING ~
Depending on the size of the jewellery, it will arrive neatly packaged in either pretty tissue paper or a simple organza drawstring bag. If you have a preference, please convo me.

~ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ~
Someone with my international background has lots of personal experience with shipping items overseas!

I generally list international shipping options at $7-10, but this is a *ball-park figure* - it could be more or less, depending on where you live.

Please convo me first to discuss, and I will re-list the item for you to accurately reflect your final shipping cost.

If you live outside the U.S. your country may levy taxes/ duties/ other customs fees on your purchase - please note that I am not responsible for these additional fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
It's daunting to buy a piece of jewellery online, isn't it? Check out what others have said about their leap of faith! http://flaurena.com/about-flaurena/flaurena-testimonials/

I will gladly refund or exchange an item, no questions asked, except for return shipping costs.

I will refund up to 75% of the price of custom orders. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges.

Please email me at lauren [!at] flaurena.com before returning an item, so I know to expect it :)

Also please ensure any returned items are carefully wrapped and mailed in a bubble mailer as I cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail. You may wish to consider also purchasing mail insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
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CUSTOM ORDERS
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Although it is usually possible to recreate some of my beaded designs, each item in my Wire Lace collection is an original and unique piece of jewellery.

If you would like to commission a piece of Wire Lace or other jewellery, please contact me via Etsy Convo or through my website to have an informal chat about your ideas. It's helpful if you can include information like:

~ Your preference as to gold or silver
~ Your budget
~ Colour preferences
~ Who you're buying for/ occasion, if applicable

You can see more of my portfolio here:

http://www.flaurena.com/gallery.html


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GOLD AND SILVER
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Unless otherwise noted I use sterling silver and gold fill metal in my designs.