FrostBrite

FrostBrite Handmade Jewelry from Milwaukee

Wisconsin, United States · 74 Sales

FrostBrite

FrostBrite Handmade Jewelry from Milwaukee

Wisconsin, United States 74 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting FrostBrite Handmade Jewelry! I am on a short vacation at the moment, but will contact you when I return. If you need assistance with a prior purchase, or would like a notification of when FrostBrite is back from vacation, feel free to email me at:

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Stay Frosty, and see you soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 25, 2015

Thank you for visiting FrostBrite Handmade Jewelry! I am on a short vacation at the moment, but will contact you when I return. If you need assistance with a prior purchase, or would like a notification of when FrostBrite is back from vacation, feel free to email me at:

mmpoe [!at] msn.com

Keep up with all the latest FrostBrite goings-on at:

http://www.frostbrite.etsy.com
https://www.facebook.com/FrostBriteHandmadeJewelry
https://twitter.com/#!/frost_brite
http://frostbrite.tumblr.com/
http://pinterest.com/frostbrite/
http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/FrostBrite

Stay Frosty, and see you soon!

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Maggie Berray

Maggie Berray on Apr 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

These are SO incredibly cute, I can barely stand it. Not super light, but not heavy, either... Very fun, kitschy, and I foresee myself wearing these quite often. Wearing them right now, in fact!

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About

Perpetual treasure hunt.

Wandering around my mother's dress shop as a little girl, my eyes would pop with all the bright colors and textures of fabric and beads. I was lucky to have a mom who loved to play dress-up as much as I did. She was very crafty; loved to sew and make things with her hands, and would often get me in on the action, with varying results. My sister was the same way, and I credit them both with inspiring me to create. We are still chatting about styles and trends, crafty aspirations, and projects we'd like to tackle someday.

Over the last twenty years or so, I have made, worn, and sold my own jewelry. I'm always finding something new to obsess over, so I get on different style kicks from time to time. My focus might be on making the perfect daytime casual necklace, and then it might be on how many fabulous midcentury brooches I can incorporate into my work. For a while I went mad for bakelite, and then it was labradorite. One never knows.

My inspiration comes from everyday life, as much as from lofty imagination. There's beauty in the run-down, as well as the runway. I also think that my style sensibilities speak to the concept of time as being fluid and nonlinear. I don't want for ideas, because there's millions of them, all vying for my attention. FrostBrite Jewelry isn't a particular theme or aesthetic; as I say, to me there's limitless appeal in the world, and I don't think my customers want to limit themselves, either.

So after an idea strikes my fancy and I am ready to make it tangible, I'm very methodical when it comes to design, finding the right materials, and striving for the highest possible quality. From start to finish, my goal is to produce the best work possible. There's creativity in that, as well.

For instance, I'm always on a perpetual treasure hunt--unearthing a dusty jar of antique buttons, liberating a set of mah-jongg tiles, eyeing something I already have in a different way. The excitement from finding just the right thing to make a piece come together is addictive.

A typical "making" day for me includes lots of delicious coffee, fresh air and sunshine in my office studio, and a variety of music to create by. I talk to myself when I work, to the amusement of my husband. I take a break here and there to mess around in my balcony garden, check in with family and friends, or cook something tasty. Jewelry-making is incredibly fulfilling, but it requires more energy and brainpower than it might appear, and it's a good idea stretch your legs from time to time!

When I'm not working on all things FrostBrite my husband and I like catching up on our favorite AMC shows and going to the movies (where I do NOT talk to myself). I love to "sing" and play "music" on my kalimba (thumb piano). I adore children, and spent the last year teaching tons of sweet, funny toddlers art and music at a play center. As a former librarian and bookseller, and just as a curious person, I read like crazy. My favorite subjects are British and American maritime and naval history, Victorian London, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, midcentury modern architecture, furniture design, and advertising, New York in the 1950s, Ripperology, quantum physics for the layman (I'm going to need more help with this), and the history of epidemic disease (just delightful). I savor any chance to hang out with my closest pals, and if it can be outside and accompanied by a tiki drink or a tasty microbrew, then so much the better.

I'm fortunate to have received compliments on my jewelry and even special requests, from friends, family, and from my invaluable Etsy customers. I make what I like, what is meaningful to me, and what makes me happy. I'm always flattered and honored if someone else should enjoy it, too!

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    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Coffee-fueled book lover turns to jewelry-making; nation reels.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 14, 2013
Thank you so much for visiting my Etsy shop, FrostBrite. I hope you like what you see, enjoy what you order, and come back often to check out what's new!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal is a mutually convenient and safe method of payment. It allows you to shop, and me to sell, with confidence and comfort. I also accept major credit cards and Etsy gift cards as payment.

Payment is required within three (3) business days of purchase. Wisconsin residents are charged 5.5% state sales tax.

If you need to cancel your order, just let me know. I reserve the right to cancel your order if payment is not received within my time guidelines above.
Shipping
I provide free domestic USPS shipping, and I use the First Class Parcel method.

I also ship internationally.

I will ship your carefully-packaged items within three (3) business days after payment is received.

You should receive your items within two to seven (2-7) business days. If you should need your items sooner than that, please convo me about expedited shipping at your cost, before you complete your purchase. I will do my best to accommodate rush orders.

I will contact you to confirm your payment and shipping details after your purchase is complete.
Refunds and Exchanges
PayPal will cover your costs should your item be lost in transit. Should your items arrive damaged-in-transit, please contact me immediately. I can offer three options in that case: I can either send you a replacement item of your liking, or I can remake the piece if at all possible, or if neither of those options are satisfactory, I can refund your purchase.

For all other refunds, I offer a one-month refund window from date of purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your requests for custom orders are most welcome, and I will do my best to work with you to create a piece to your liking. Let's see what we can make together!

I guarantee my work against defect. I will repair your piece at my shipping cost should your item break after it arrives.