GenXNostalgia

Fandom Jewelry and Accessories

Oceanside, California | 613 Sales

GenXNostalgia

Fandom Jewelry and Accessories

Oceanside, California 613 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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About GenXNostalgia

Sales 613
On Etsy since 2011

Celebrating Fandoms

Welcome to my little corner of Etsy. Here you will find different ways to celebrate your favorite quotes from beloved TV shows, movies and books. I enjoy working with materials that are nostalgic for me such as old keys, dominoes, bottle caps, and Shrinky Dinks. There are many wonderful sellers here that make lovely fandom creations, so I strive to make something original that you won't find anywhere else.

I found Etsy in December of 2011 but didn't take the plunge to start listing until almost a year later! Over the past 2+ years it has been an ever evolving work in progress. My jewelry has now grown beyond the fandom of fellow Whovians, with more pieces being added to celebrate your inner geek.

GenX Nostalgia is a one-woman operation from start to finish and I love each step of the process: Design --> Create --> Photograph --> List --> Package --> Ship....I'm so grateful for the support of my customers!

Here is a link for a look at some of the Treasuries the shop has been featured in:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/search?search_query=genxnostalgia&sort=hotness&ref=treasury_search

Shop members

  • Crystalina

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on June 21, 2017
Welcome to GenX Nostalgia! All of my items are hand crafted in the gorgeous seaside community of Oceanside, CA.

Please feel free to ask questions about any item or policy at any time.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
✥ My number one priority is to provide you with a top quality product. If you are unhappy with your item for any reason, please contact me and I will work with you to resolve it.

✥ All items must be returned in the same condition they were received by you. Shipping is not refundable.
Payment
✥ I accept payment through direct checkout via Etsy. Visa, MC, Amex, Discover cards are all accepted.

✥ Did you know? You can pay via Pay Pal or use Pay Pal as a guest, using a credit card without being a Pay Pal member.

✥ Payment is expected before I ship your item to you

✥ If you have an issue or a question, please email me at genxnostalgia [at] gmail.com

✥ Please note: California residents are subject to a 7.25% sales tax
Shipping
✥ Items will be shipped within 1-3 days of payment unless otherwise noted.

✥ All jewelry items will be shipped through USPS with Delivery Confirmation. After shipping I will provide you with the USPS tracking number. Larger orders and our hand knit creations are packaged and shipped using USPS Priority Mail.

✥ Any purchase can be shipped with insurance upon buyer's request, please let me know in the comments section of your purchase.

✥ International Shipping–All items are shipped by United States Post Office First Class International Mail. An upgrade is available to USPO International Priority Mail at an additional cost. Delivery confirmation and tracking information is ONLY available with upgraded mail service (priority or express). International buyers are responsible for any possible additional taxes with customs relevant to their country. Time frame for shipping international items is the same as domestic time frames. Be aware that delivery times for international shipments may take up to 3 weeks and are outside of my control.

✥ Addresses--Please ensure that your Etsy address matches your PayPal shipping address. If not, orders may be delayed while I confirm the correct address prior to shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
~*~★ One must tread carefully when creating fandom merchandise ★~*~
There are often outcries of copyright violations & trademark infringement, and indeed the laws themselves are written to be subjective and open for interpretation, but with some research it *is* possible to create pop-culture inspired products free of violation or infringement:

★ Copyright does not protect names, titles, short phrases or expressions so “bare” words can be used. (i.e: “Run” or “Don’t Blink”) Even though the value derived may be from the association with a particular movie / film / book they are unlikely to be found, in their stand-alone form on jewelry, to be infringing.

*While names (such as “doctor”) do not receive copyright protections, trade names, brand names (i.e: “Doctor Who”) slogans and phrases may be entitled to protection under Trademark and Unfair Competition Laws.

★ Characters are not protected by copyright, however, if they have been popularized in comics and movies there will very likely be trademark protection (with the exception of characters that are now in the public domain).

*So for example; Frank L. Baum’s Wizard of Oz was originally published in 1900. It is now in the public domain, therefore, all images, text or phrases may be legally used without risk. The “ruby red slippers” that have become iconic with Dorothy were, however, a creation of MGM studio and as such are trademarked.

★ Prior to creating any fandom inspired works, I run all possible combinations of words, slogans, phrases, etc. through a quick search in the following areas:

* Copyright records can be found at the website copyright.gov

* Trademark records can be found at the website uspto.gov

* Various searches are made for public domain images, text, movies, music,


~*~★ And now, a word about recycling books for art/jewelry (or “The Gray Area of the Law”)★~*~

★ Under the First Sale Doctrine, if you have purchased a book you are free to resell it, rent it, destroy it, etc. so long as you don’t infringe on the copyright owner’s exclusive rights.

*One can argue that cutting up a page to create a pendant definitely destroys the original book.

★ It is a copyright infringement to reproduce or adapt a book without the author’s permission.
* Meaning, don’t make photocopies or write a screenplay of it! (However, lawyers are divided on if cutting up pages to create art constitutes an “adaptation” of the book)

★ There is a doctrine called "de minimis", which states that copyrighted material can be used in a derivative work without permission, if only a minimal amount of the original work is used.

★ To be considered original, your work must be different enough from the original that it will be seen as an entirely new work.

* It is my belief that recylced book page pendants are indeed different enough from the original work as to constitute protection under the First Sale Doctrine.

From an article in The Wall Street Journal we are told: "It's meant to be a gray area, because the copyright law is designed to be flexible," said John Koegel, a lawyer who successfully represented artist Jeff Koons in an infringement lawsuit by a commercial photographer, Andrea Blanch, in 2005. "The law states that the use of a copyrighted image is transformative based on the ordinary lay observer's sense of if the new work is different and how different it is. It is very much of a visual thing, and there is no bright line that artists can go by.”