gottagettadeal

Metal Stamping Supplies JEWELRY BLANKS 1100 and more...

Illinois, United States · 63109 Sales

gottagettadeal

Metal Stamping Supplies JEWELRY BLANKS 1100 and more...

Illinois, United States 63109 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(23364)

Announcement   2016USFREESHIP100 Spend $100 - Free US shipping thru Dec 31, 2016
**2-5 BUSINESS DAYS** CURRENT PROCESSING TIME.
**KNOWN FOR CLEAN BLANKS - Free of Dents & Scratches
***NO CUSTOM ORDERS - Oct. 15th - Dec. 30th - allow more time for processing during these dates.
**RECYCLED BRASS AND COPPER CUFFS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Shipping Overcharges are ALWAYS Refunded - You pay what we pay!
12 GAUGE Cuffs AND SURGICAL STEEL CUFFS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
**MOST ITEMS CAN BE MADE IN STERLING - Ask for a quote!
DHL International Shipping Available - Convo for Details.

Meet the TEAM - https://youtu.be/FIZijWaM6AM

We carry Food Safe Aluminum!

PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH CONVOS ON ETSY, I DO NOT CHECK EMAIL AS OFTEN. I HAVE ACCESS TO INVOICE NUMBERS when in the ETSY Mail.

***First Class orders to the UK are taking 1-2 weeks for arrival.
Stock up Early to avoid being left without what you need!
****CHRISTMAS ORDER DEADLINE is December 8th.
Orders after Dec 9 cannot be guaranteed until January.

Shipping First Class to CANADA when possible.
International First Class Shipping unless you request Priority.
Avoid Expensive Customs Charges. Keep orders to $110 or less.
Multiple orders are less expensive than large orders.

Check our Blog - www.foodsafemetal.com

Tool orders will be filled much faster.
Large orders over 1,000 pieces may take up to 10 business days.

We are a small studio with 6 employees.
We cut, corner and tumble all of our own blanks.
We try to stock as much as we can, but many times we sell out and have to remake items.

******************************************************************************
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Orders of less than $100 are less likely to be charged a duty fee. Feel free to place 1 or 2 smaller orders to save yourself extra cost at the border.
******************************************************************************
OUR GOAL is
To provide our customers with the highest quality metal, at the lowest possible price, with reasonable wait times for processing.

*****Please let us know what you think.
YOU are the best resource we have. We appreciate your suggestions. :-)

***RESERVE LISTINGS - PLEASE TRY TO ORDER FROM THE LISTINGS FIRST. RESERVE LISTINGS are meant for items that are not listed OR SPECIAL REQUESTS.

My Finished Pieces can be found at - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsByLizzBarnes

Thanks and Enjoy Creating!
Lizz
gottagettadeal on ETSY
check our blog - www.foodsafemetal.com
Ear in the Envelope Inc.

**Can't find what you're looking for, problems or issues - please contract me through ETSY Convos for a fast response.

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 15, 2016

2016USFREESHIP100 Spend $100 - Free US shipping thru Dec 31, 2016
**2-5 BUSINESS DAYS** CURRENT PROCESSING TIME.
**KNOWN FOR CLEAN BLANKS - Free of Dents & Scratches
***NO CUSTOM ORDERS - Oct. 15th - Dec. 30th - allow more time for processing during these dates.
**RECYCLED BRASS AND COPPER CUFFS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Shipping Overcharges are ALWAYS Refunded - You pay what we pay!
12 GAUGE Cuffs AND SURGICAL STEEL CUFFS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
**MOST ITEMS CAN BE MADE IN STERLING - Ask for a quote!
DHL International Shipping Available - Convo for Details.

Meet the TEAM - https://youtu.be/FIZijWaM6AM

We carry Food Safe Aluminum!

PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH CONVOS ON ETSY, I DO NOT CHECK EMAIL AS OFTEN. I HAVE ACCESS TO INVOICE NUMBERS when in the ETSY Mail.

***First Class orders to the UK are taking 1-2 weeks for arrival.
Stock up Early to avoid being left without what you need!
****CHRISTMAS ORDER DEADLINE is December 8th.
Orders after Dec 9 cannot be guaranteed until January.

Shipping First Class to CANADA when possible.
International First Class Shipping unless you request Priority.
Avoid Expensive Customs Charges. Keep orders to $110 or less.
Multiple orders are less expensive than large orders.

Check our Blog - www.foodsafemetal.com

Tool orders will be filled much faster.
Large orders over 1,000 pieces may take up to 10 business days.

We are a small studio with 6 employees.
We cut, corner and tumble all of our own blanks.
We try to stock as much as we can, but many times we sell out and have to remake items.

******************************************************************************
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Orders of less than $100 are less likely to be charged a duty fee. Feel free to place 1 or 2 smaller orders to save yourself extra cost at the border.
******************************************************************************
OUR GOAL is
To provide our customers with the highest quality metal, at the lowest possible price, with reasonable wait times for processing.

*****Please let us know what you think.
YOU are the best resource we have. We appreciate your suggestions. :-)

***RESERVE LISTINGS - PLEASE TRY TO ORDER FROM THE LISTINGS FIRST. RESERVE LISTINGS are meant for items that are not listed OR SPECIAL REQUESTS.

My Finished Pieces can be found at - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsByLizzBarnes

Thanks and Enjoy Creating!
Lizz
gottagettadeal on ETSY
check our blog - www.foodsafemetal.com
Ear in the Envelope Inc.

**Can't find what you're looking for, problems or issues - please contract me through ETSY Convos for a fast response.

Lizz Barnes

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Gottagettadeal - Food Safe Pure Aluminum Blanks

I'm Lizz Barnes, a jewelry artist whose studio is located in the Warehouse District of Peoria, IL.

I have an art degree from Illinois State University where I studied Art Education and Glass Sculpture. I teach a variety of jewelry making classes and have an online blog teaching many of these concepts. Check out our blog at www.foodsafemetal.com

Welcome to gottagettadeal where we make and sell jewelry supplies made of food safe aluminum, surgical steel, brass, copper, sterling, and gold filled blanks. We carry a variety of tools and other extra things. Find my custom pieces on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsByLizzBarnes.

This whole jewelry supply thing started when I was teaching art lessons to a handicapped boy and I couldn't find a nice inexpensive alternative to sterling silver. I wanted his pieces to be just as amazing as any other student, but I knew that in the beginning we didn't want to work in sterling.

I checked into the current aluminum supplies that were available and was not impressed. Everyone was using 3003 aluminum, which is commercially pure, but I was looking for something that would be easy to work with and safe on your skin.

After some investigation I found pure aluminum, 1100. It's soft, takes on texture and is very safe for your skin. And when polished correctly it has an amazing shine.

I started selling my new items on ETSY and within a month I had to hire people to help. We spent 2 years in my basement. And then in 2013 we moved to the Warehouse District in Downtown Peoria, IL.

I've hired mostly musicians and artists to help me make this crazy business happen. My team, other than being amazing people, have an eye for detail and are not afraid of hard work.

What a joy to be excited about going to work each day!!!

I love what I do - helping customers make the best jewelry possible and leading a team of very gifted young people.

Our ETSY name is gottagettadeal, but the actual name of our company is
Ear in the Envelope Inc. A tip of the hat to Van Gogh cutting off his earlobe.

Find out more at www.foodsafemetal.com

Please contact me through ETSY Convos to get the fastest response.

Thanks!
Lizz

PS
I've tried many tools and supplies over the years. You would not believe the pile of reject tools and supplies I have in my studio. Lucky for you the searching and testing is already done. I will only sell the tools that I would want for my own studio.

Please feel free to send me convos with questions on how to make or find things you need.

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  • Liz Barnes

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    I'm Lizz Barnes, a jewelry artist whose studio is located in the Warehouse District of Peoria, IL. I have an art degree from Illinois State University where I studied Art Education and Glass Sculpture. I teach a variety of jewelry classes.

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Last updated on March 16, 2016
Check our Blog - www.foodsafemetal.com

FOOD SAFE PURE ALUMINUM BLANKS
Orders usually take 3-5 days to ship.

Tool orders will be filled much faster.
Large orders over 500 pieces may take up to 2 WEEKS.
Large orders over 1,000 pieces may take up to 3 WEEKS.

We are a small studio with 4 employees.
We cut, corner and tumble all of our own blanks.
We try to stock as much as we can, but many times we sell out and have to remake items.

OUR GOAL is
To provide our customers with the highest quality metal, at the lowest possible price, with reasonable wait times for processing.

*****Please let us know what you think.
You are the best resource we have.
We appreciate your suggestions. :-)

RESERVE LISTINGS????
PLEASE TRY TO ORDER FROM THE LISTINGS FIRST.
RESERVE LISTINGS are meant for items that are not listed OR SPECIAL REQUESTS.

My Finished Pieces can be found at - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5200070

Thanks and Enjoy Creating!
Lizz ☺
gottagettadeal on ETSY
check our blog - www.foodsafemetal.com
Ear in the Envelope Inc.

**Can't find what you're looking for, problems or issues - please contract me through ETSY Convos for a fast response.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I ONLY accept PayPal as payment.

If you are local - a cash payment can be arranged.

I give customers 7 days to make payment on purchased items. After that time I will cancel the order unless you contact me and make arrangements.

If your order does get cancelled, you may RE-ORDER at anytime.

Thanks for your understanding!
Liz
Shipping
I try to keep shipping as low as possible. If your shipping is more than what I pay - I will refund the difference. Please let me know in the invoice notes.

My shipping charges reflect the cost of packaging, postage and fees.

I strive to mail out all items purchased within 4 business days(Monday-Friday). During the RUSH months of September through December it may take up to 10 days to prepare your order.

Please contact me if you need a rush order. We will do our best to help you out. We are unable to fill RUSH orders during the BUSY season.

I SHIP TO THE ADDRESS ON Your Paypal Account! Please make sure it is correct. If you want it shipped elsewhere, please leave a MESSAGE in the INVOICE NOTES.

Tracking your Package - US Priority Packages are trackable.

International Packages are only TRACKABLE if they are sent EXPRESS MAIL.

*Note* I don't intend to make money from shipping. However, shipping costs vary from state to state and country to country, etc. I have tried to set up my shipping costs using an average of all places I ship to. It can be tricky to estimate shipping, especially out of the United States. Larger orders may be more expensive than your invoice states.

***WE ALWAYS REFUND ANY SHIPPING OVERCHARGES BACK TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
In our experience, the following countries hold packages for 1-2 weeks in customs or commonly lose them in transport: I would advise requesting insurance for these countries:

CANADA
GERMANY
SPAIN

First Class is cheaper and does not get held up in customs as often as more expensive shipping choices. But this is not trackable.

If a package is lost, we do our best to help locate your package or send a replacement.

Please don't be afraid to ask any questions you may have in this regard!**

***I always send out invoices with orders, this helps us all keep better records and confirm that you've received what you ordered.

Thanks!
Liz
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS:
Please contact me through a CONVO - NOT through E-MAIL.

1 - ONLY UNSCRATCHED blanks will be accepted for a refund. Make sure to wrap the blanks tightly in bubble wrap to prevent any bumping around in the package, this can cause scratches. Scratched blanks cannot be refunded because they cannot be resold.

Any packages, such as rivets, setter kits and some tools - in which the package is sealed at the factory can only be returned if the package is unopened.

***We will only accept these items as returned if there was a problem with the product.

2 - Include your invoice letting us know that you would like a Refund.

As soon as we receive your items, we will refund the price of the blanks.

******REFUNDS will be made only after the items are returned in good condition and within 30 DAYS of the date of purchase.******

**There is a 10% RESTOCKING FOR FOR RETURNED OR EXCHANGED ORDERS.
**YOU WILL NEED TO PAY RETURN SHIPPING ON ANY EXCHANGES.
Additional policies and FAQs
Here's a run down of the different types of aluminum I have available:

PURE 1100 ALUMINUM
My favorite. It is FOOD SAFE and safe on your skin. A perfect choice for projects that will come in direct contact with your skin. There are less skin reactions with FOOD SAFE ALUMINUM, than with STERLING SILVER..

It's available in
SOFT TEMPER
Very soft and great for metal stamping. Thick cuffs are easy to bend with the SOFT Temper. It takes a very clear impression and is very gently on your tools.

or

HARD TEMPER
Stiff metal that will not bend out of shape. I use the HARD TEMPER for all charms and discs

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3003 ALUMINUM - stronger but not as pure. THIS METAL IS MEANT TO BE COVERED OR FINISHED IN SOME WAY BEFORE BEING WORN.
***This is great for covering with fabric or as a BASE for POLYMER clay.

Hope this helps you decide what metal is best for your aluminum discs, aluminum cuffs, or ring blanks at Gotta Getta Deal on ETSY!!!

Have fun creating!!!
Liz