Fly Like Hermes - an homage to mythology and a fascination with birds
I started this store after years of making people gifts that they adored, as a way to continue being creative. Coming up with a shop name was difficult, and I spent hours writing names down, only to scratch them out in frustration.
Finally, I decided to go back to the things that inspire me, that I truly love- all things feathered and mythological.
Ever since High School I've scoured over mythology, specifically Grecian and Roman myths, and creation myths across the world. I'm fascinated with the epic tales that used to be memorized, before being literate was a widely known skill, and sung by bards or told in wide marble halls by orators.
One tale in particular stuck with me, and that was the tale of Hermes, the Greek messenger. I’ve always been struck by the idea of winged sandals, and the ability to just strap on flight! As an homage to that, when I turned 21 I celebrated with twin rainbow wings on my ankles- and now I have my very own ankle wings!
You’ll find things inspired by mythology, flight, birds and feathers in my shop, but you’ll also find pieces that are created with modern things in mind; specifically geeky things. I’m a geek, and I find no shame in admitting that I love Harry Potter, Supernatural, and all things Joss Whedon related! So you’ll see things scattered about my shop from those fandoms, which I take part in online.
I create things with the wearer in mind, and always strive for quality above quantity. If something isn’t quite right- I’ll make it again. I’d rather redo a knot or wire wrap a briolette fifteen times than have something come apart when you wear it! (How many times has a jump ring come open on a bracelet, and you’ve lost it? I can’t count the number, it’s happened so much!)
Wherever possible, I use sterling silver, gemstones, gold-filled and crystals. I love shimmer and shine, as well as antiqued and patinaed pieces as well.
Everything I create is something I would wear myself- I don’t make things that I’m not proud of, and would never sell something that isn’t up to my own strict standards.
Let me know if you like, love, desire, or MUST HAVE something in my shop, but it’s just not the right color/size/shape! I can make custom pieces, and actually love to sit down and brainstorm with new people over their ideas- there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing someone’s eyes light up when I bring their idea to life for them.
I hope you enjoy wandering through my shop, and please don’t hesitate to pop by my facebook, or send me a message here on Etsy.
Have a wonderful day.
Owner, Shipping And Etsy Shop Updates
I'm Adria, the owner/designer here, and I absolutely love to design things that make people light up with joy. There's no better day for me than when I'm secluded in my work shop, blasting tunes and creating things with my own hands.
I'm Sarah, I help with making the orders and keeping things organized. I am also the one who puts your order in that bubble wrap mailer and drives it to the post office!
Foot Warmer, Executive VP In Charge Of Cuddles
I'M A DOG!
After years of making jewelry, scarves, unique cards and other crafts for friends and family alike for holidays and birthdays, I've decided I want to share my creations with anyone who would like them.
Take a look around, and if you like what you see, wonderful!
If you have a special request, or don't see anything to your liking, I'm sure I can accomodate you as well :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
Like geeky fandom shirts? We now have a shop on NeatoShop and RedBubble!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I will not accept personal checks at this time.
If payment is not received within 3 days of the purchase time, your order will be canceled, and the item will be put back up on Etsy.
If there is a specific reason for the delay, please message me and I may be able to put your item on hold for you without a penalty.
Jewelry will be placed in a shimmery gauze draw string bag, a velvet bag, or a padded jewelry box depending on the item.
All items are carefully packaged and secured for shipping in a bubble mailer, or a USPS Priority Mail box. This is the most cost effective shipping method that gets your order to you in a safe manner.
Orders are shipped within 14-21 week days of payment and are shipped to the address that you have specified. If there is another address other than the address on Etsy that you want your order shipped to, please specify at the time of purchase. Please send me a message if you want an estimate on the delay for made to order items. Thank you!
Orders going outside the continental US are not traceable.
I am not responsible for stolen or lost packages once they are shipped out.
However, please let me know if your order is not correct, or was damaged in transit.
Please leave feedback if you have the time, as positive feedback is always much appreciated!
Thank you very much.
LOW COST Shipping
Most items are shipped USPS Priority Mail (domestic only)
For most items these rates will apply.
Orders at these rates are insured for up to $50 though USPS (domestic only)
The following calculated prices are shown in the listings.
Shipping is calculated to current USPS rates and can/will change without notice.
Time from shipment: 1-4 days average time, tracking number will be sent upon shipment.
Shipping is calculated to current USPS First Class International rates and can/will change without notice. There is no insurance for international orders.
Time from shipment: approx. 15-20 business days subject to any delays by your local customs and postal office.
Customs duties and fees for International shipments are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
-the wrong item
Please email me with a detailed explanation of what happened, and I will see what arrangement (return of said item, replacement, refund, etc,.) will work for you. I want you to be a happy customer, so let me take care of anything that happened that has made you dissatisfied!
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you have a piece of clothing you can't quite find the right jewelry for? A present for a particularly picky friend or family member? Allergies to certain metals?
I can make something just for you!
Message me for more details.