Upcycled Jewelry and More

Malvern, Pennsylvania 33 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Upcycled Jewelry and More

Malvern, Pennsylvania | 33 Sales

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Jessica Turner

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About HamiltonianDesigns

Sales 33
On Etsy since 2011

Handmade metal, beaded, and fabric jewelry, natural stone & crystal pendants, and more

--The Scarves and Traditional Jewelry--

Hamiltonian Designs began with the realization that there was an answer to the my-necklaces-are-too-heavy conundrum: upcycled fabric scarf necklaces!

Each piece is handmade for those who:
--love necklaces but always end up taking them off due to their weight
--want to be stylish without the flash of extra metal
--love anything upcycled and seeing the old become new
--want to wear scarves but find many too big and too hot

The specifically steampunk necklaces are great for those who want to show off their gears and style when they can't wear their goggles to work. My steampunk jewelry is fun and fashionable for every wearer, from those who appreciate the beauty of gears and clockwork to the hardcore steampunkers of the world!

My intention with Hamiltonian Designs is to create affordable lightweight accessories that make you feel cozy inside. As I like to say: They're light on your neck and light on your wallet. The chunkier the necklace, the warmer it is, which is great for the winter! But the thinner necklaces are actually just as comfortable in warmer weather. Who doesn't love a light springtime scarf?

As I continued working with the scarf fabric, I realized they'd make fabulous funky bracelets. It wasn't long before I plunged into more traditional jewelry - wire working, semi precious stone beads, one of a kind pendants - but I kept the upcycled spirit alive by hunting down and repurposing vintage pieces that needed some more pizzazz (or maybe they needed the pizzazz taken down a notch!)

--The Pendant Ornaments--

These pendants are perfect for decorating your tree, home, and yourself! I pick the stones and shells myself from the shores of Ocean City, NJ and thoroughly rinse them when I get home, so you don't have to worry about any funky smells or seaweed pieces! Each piece is hand-wrapped in wire (yes, even the baskets!) and some include genuine semi-precious stones / crystals. I love the blending of these natural beauties and sharing the excitement with customers.

I would love to hear from anyone who would like something custom made or has any questions about the shop! Feel free to message me at any time.

**PAT** indicates that the material bought for the product was bought at the Philly AIDS Thrift in South Philadelphia. Proceeds go toward AIDS Fund Philly and others. When you see **PAT** you know that your purchase has already helped fund AIDS research and education!

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  • Jessica Turner

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 4, 2015
Welcome to Hamiltonian Designs! After enough frustration with jewelry that always felt too heavy on my neck, I realized that simple and fun handmade necklaces that could double as light scarves were the perfect substitute - and the neck pain was gone! Even my steampunk and other upcycled t-shirt jewelry with charms have minimal weight, so if you're tired of weighty necklaces and are looking for something fun and trendy, Hamiltonian Designs is the shop for you!

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Returns and exchanges
All sales are final, but if you have an issue, please contact me! I want to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.
You may cancel your order up to 24 hours after your initial purchase. I ship quickly, so after 24 hours, I cannot guarantee that I have not already shipped your item - please send me a cancellation message anyway. If I have sent it, you must send it back to me at your own expense (First Class mail - the cheapest - and add a tracking number). Once I receive it, I will refund your order.

Since my package to you and your return to me will have tracking numbers, we will both know whether or not they were sent and have arrived. If either you or I would also like photo confirmation of receipt of package, we will do so.

If there are any issues, I am more than happy to discuss - I want to make sure everything goes smoothly for the both of us!
Shipping cost includes the postage (accounting for average weight), tracking number, and packaging.

I ship via USPS and include a tracking number on all shipments. If you would like something expedited or shipped via UPS or FedEx, please contact me and I will have a PayPal invoice sent to your preferred email address OR I will create a special shipping upgrade listing for you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of the t-shirts for my upcycled necklaces are bought at the Philly AIDS Thrift shop. Money spent at the shop goes toward AIDS research funding and education. I note when any necklace's materials have come from the shop, so you can be sure that your purchase comes with a pre-made donation to help people! If you see **PAT** on an item, you know the material came from Philly AIDS Thrift.

Allergen information:
--all items made in a smoke-free home
--all items made in a pet-free home BUT I do come into contact with several dogs and a cat, so if you have severe allergies and would still like to order something, message me and we can work something out to make sure your order is allergen-free!

All thrift store clothing is machine washed with Tide Free detergent (no dyes or perfumes) and either machine or hang dried per each piece's instructions (if machine dried, with Bounce Free sheets - again, no dye or perfumes). Every upcycled shirt scarf you buy is clean and fresh - absolutely no funky thrift shop odors!