GreatLakesAllure

Handcrafted Soldered Pendants and Gemstone Jewelry

Detroit, Michigan · 245 Sales

GreatLakesAllure

Handcrafted Soldered Pendants and Gemstone Jewelry

Detroit, Michigan 245 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop of alluring items! Most of my items are ready to ship and I will do my best to get your purchase in the mail the next day! Here you will find handmade one of a kind beach glass pendants, soldered pendants and gemstone jewelry. I create all of my art pendant designs in Photoshop, so if you have a picture, favorite saying, Bible verse, or word, I'd be happy to create something just for you! Happy shopping!

Janelle

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Last updated on May 10, 2017

Welcome to my shop of alluring items! Most of my items are ready to ship and I will do my best to get your purchase in the mail the next day! Here you will find handmade one of a kind beach glass pendants, soldered pendants and gemstone jewelry. I create all of my art pendant designs in Photoshop, so if you have a picture, favorite saying, Bible verse, or word, I'd be happy to create something just for you! Happy shopping!

Janelle

Janelle Gustafson

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While ending up in Chicago for almost 2 weeks due to my son's (who is in college there) collapsed lung was not in my plan, the weather was nice enough to make a trip to a local beach for some treasure hunting.
I've been spending a lot of time drilling my beautiful rocks. I think my family is getting a little annoyed with all of my rocks taking up counter space. Now I need to find the time to turn them into pendants. Better get to work!
My happy place! Treasures just waiting to be found.
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About

Great Lakes Beach Glass

Ships have been sailing the Great Lakes since at least the 17th century, so shipwrecks have been occurring since then too! When a ship is lost, all of their "treasures" fall victim to the waves. After years, possibly centuries, some of their treasures are brought to the surface and are tumbled by the waves creating beautiful, colorful little gems! Beach Glass and Beach China!!

Collecting it on the shores of the Great Lakes is a passion of mine, but what to do with it? I devised a way to encase it in beautifully soldered little glass boxes to be worn as jewelry. I love to imagine that at one time my little gems were being used (as glasses and china) by a Royal Seafarer or Great Adventurer! Each little box of beach glass and china carry some very interesting history and you can be a part of that history when you purchase one of my pendants!

Now everyone can have a "Piece of the Great Lakes".

I also love designing with photoshop. I love taking photos or working with words and creating something unique. I love uplifting, inspirational and snarky quotes! I love making people smile and I hope that my pendants will make the gift recipient and/or the wearer smile!

If you have a favorite quote, snarky remark or Bible verse, just convo me and we can create a wonderful, meaningful or funny pendant.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Janelle Gustafson

    Owner, Creator

    Jani Gustafson - Mother of 3 wonderful children, wife to a very talented man and lover of fun!

  • Jani Gustafson

    Designer

    Jani - nickname

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2016
Welcome to my little "shop"! Thanks for looking! I love creating beautiful, fun things! I have been making jewelry for over 10 years now and I'm always trying to learn new things, so I recently learned how to solder and I love that I get to use my Graphic Design skills too!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is made through Etsy. All custom orders will need to be paid in full before I start the project. If I make a custom product, I will always send pictures to you via email for your approval before I send it to you, but once you approve and I send it on it's way, I won't be able to accept a return unless it was broken upon arrival. With that said, I do love making original custom pieces - they can end up meaning so much to the recipient (custom photo pendants especially).
Shipping
** PLEASE NOTE ** USPS is making changes to their sorting facilities. Many are being shut down. We are experiencing slower then normal shipping time frames through USPS. That being said, I have NOT had ANY problems so far!

Shipping to U.S. destinations will be through USPS, First Class Mail. All items are shipped via USPS first class mail with tracking. You will be supplied the tracking number. I track every package as well to ensure it's delivery.

Worldwide shipping is available. Please see details listed with each item.

***INTERNATIONAL BUYERS*** Please be aware that you will be responsible for any taxes, customs fees, or other amounts levied by your home country. Please check with your Customs office and/or Postal Service if you are concerned about possible tariffs. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR UK BUYERS! The Royal Mail is reportedly being much more vigilant in collecting VAT on purchases made through the mail. You should be prepared for the possibility of paying VAT plus a Royal Mail fee upon receipt.

International shipping can take anywhere from 10 to 90 days depending on country. I cannot be responsible for shipping delays. International packages will not be labeled as a gift.

Our standard USPS First Class International Mail includes tracking but does not give dates or times once it leaves the USA since all countries have their own postal systems.

If you'd like to upgrade to another mode of shipping, please convo me.

*** I only ship to verified Etsy or Paypal address. Please verify the address! I cannot be responsible if packages are delivered to an address that is no longer valid but was not changed by the seller either through Paypal or Etsy.

*** I AM responsible for packages not delivered and will do everything I can to track the package and resolve any shipping issues. All of my items are shipped with tracking info. so please contact me so I can make sure everything arrives in a timely manner. If tracking through USPS says package was delivered and you as the customer are stating it was not, I follow all guidelines as outlined through USPS which includes filing a theft report. Please make sure packages were not delivered to a neighbor or someone within household accepted delivery. I will do everything I can to track your package with USPS.

*** U.S. customers if you have not received your item(s) within 10 days after I have shipped, please contact me so I can start tracking and resolving any issues. Packages sent to countries other then US please contact me after 30 days. I am not responsible for any package not received after 3 months, unless it is brought to my attention within 4 weeks of original purchase. 3 months is the timeframe given by USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
Internet shopping is hard and I want you to LOVE your Great Lakes Allure item so if for ANY reason you are not completely satisfied you can return your purchase within 7 days of receipt. Refunds will be made in the same manner as your payment. Items must be returned unworn/unused and in the original like packaging.

There are several options…
1. Return the item in new, unworn condition and original like packaging for a full refund (less shipping costs).
2. Your item can be re-worked to fit you. There might be an additional fee but I will always do my best to keep the fee to a minimum. Always measure your wrist before ordering.
3. Exchange your item. Price differences (credit or debit) will be processed through the manner in which you originally paid.

**Unfortunately custom pieces cannot be returned.

I will always try to make sure you get a quality product and one you love, but things happen in transit, so if your product is damaged, I will replace it for you. I will always send it packaged well, so that should never happen, but you never know! I want to make you, the customer, pleased that you chose me to make your item, so I will do what it takes to make you happy (within reason : )). For damaged items, I do request to be notified immediately upon delivery.

No returns please, after 30 days of purchase.

While my products are lead free, they are not suitable for small children. Please do not let small children play with the jewelry. My beaded products can pose a choking hazard to young children if pulled apart (which is not easy to do, but anything is possible).
Additional policies and FAQs
If you want something changed in the piece you are interested in please just convo or email me. Or if a special size is needed other than what is in the description please specify that when purchasing (see note below regarding custom sizing).

If you have a design idea then let me help you create your one of a kind item! I love custom orders and more than that I LOVE seeing someones ideas come to life! All custom requests/orders will need to paid in full prior to shipment.

**SIZING** The bracelets I make are for an "average sized wrist" (Exactly what is average)?? I base average on what is considered average in a retail store. All bracelets are designed to fit a 6 1/2 to 7" wrist.

All beaded stretch bracelets are 7" long. Please let me know if you need a different size and I will do my best to fill your request. Depending on the size needed there might be an additional charge if there is a large size increase.

If you know your wrists run XS or XL, let me know so I can make the necessary changes.

RESERVE - I will reserve an item for up to 5 days. If you need longer, please contact me and we will work something out.