Announcement A collection of handcrafted jewelry, accessories, household goods, and objets d'art. Many pieces are of limited production or one-of-a-kind.
A collection of handcrafted jewelry, accessories, household goods, and objets d'art. Many pieces are of limited production or one-of-a-kind.
Things that sparkle
When I was a kid, my parents had a weekly ritual of visiting the local summer flea market on Sunday mornings. One day, they came home with a mason jar full of vintage beads - Czech and Japanese glass, African trade beads, old buttons, and other fascinating bits and pieces. I was hooked! I spent weeks sorting through that jar and making jewelry. When school started, I sold what I'd made for extra snack money.
Fast forward twenty years and I'm still doing the same thing (though not only for candy and ice cream cones). I started my Etsy shop in 2007 after graduating from the Maryland Institue College of Art with a degree in Community Art. As a recent grad, I was poor and needed some extra income. But much like that first jar of beads, Etsy had me hooked from the beginning.
I draw inspiration for what I make from what I see, which is why I try to take my camera with me everywhere. In fact, photographing my finished pieces is one of my favorite parts of the Etsy process. The other part is hunting for beads and findings. I meticulously select my materials, my goal being to make something special that honors their charm and distinctiveness. That's why most finished pieces are one of a kind or limited edition.
All in all, I just really love things that sparkle. To find another big old mason jar full of valuable vintage beads is still a dream of mine. It's not the kind of thing that happens often and had I known as a kid what a rare find those beads were, I would have eaten fewer ice cream cones ;-)
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Accepted payment methods
Payment must be received within 48 hours of your purchase or the item will be relisted and the sale cancelled.
International orders ship for one flat rate of $5.00 within 5-7 business days of purchase.
For Queen Victoria is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Refunds and Exchanges
If however, you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item within 7 days of of the date your receive it.
Items must be returned in original condition to receive a full refund (shipping excluded).
Please contact me prior to sending returns.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items come with a lifetime guarantee. If something breaks, please contact me to arrange for a repair (no charge). Unfortunately, if something is lost I can't replace it.
WHOLESALE & CUSTOM :
Wholesale and custom orders are welcome. Please contact me for additional details.
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