Lockets & Vintage Treasures ; HanDmade ELegance

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Lockets & Vintage Treasures ; HanDmade ELegance

381 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Last updated on October 9, 2011
To Visit my SHOP, click here--> http://www.HeavenAwaits.etsy.com

WELCOME to my Shop!
If you have any questions on any piece, feel free to "Contact" me. Also, if you would like a chain shorter or longer, or a bead switched with another one, I would be more than happy to CUSTOMIZE that piece for you....just write me!
Also, feel free to take a look in my "SOLD" items to see if there's something I've made in the past that you would like for me to re-create for you.
Thank you for visiting my shop!

I opened this shop to showcase quality gem stones set in sterling, gold-fill, solid copper, rose gold filled, and Fine 99% silver.
The fine silver I use is Karen Hills Tribe Silver or Thai Silver....

What makes Karen hill tribe silver so special?

Being between 99.5% and 99.9% pure silver, Karen silver has a higher silver content than Sterling silver. It's just the solder used to fuse the silver components together that makes up the last fractions of a percent. Consequently, it has a weight, bright satin colour, and feel, all of its own.
Every piece is handmade and individual.

******Items throughout my shop with Karen Hills Tribe pieces in them, will have 10% of that sale donated to the Karen Hilltribe TRUST, those items will be noted in the description.******

About the Karen Tribe:

Thai and Burmese hill tribes can be traced back to the 12th century, originating from Tibet. The Karen tribe is the largest of around twenty hill tribes whose total population today numbers more than seven million across The Union of Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand.

In Thailand, around 400,000 Karen live in the mountainous and densely forested regions of Mae Hong Son, west of Chiang Mai.

Most villages are remote from Thai civilisation. Houses are made of teak or bamboo and usually constructed on stilts to provide space and shelter for livestock.

The Karen villagers have few possessions and little if any furniture, usually sleeping on floor mats, cooking on open fires, and drawing washing and drinking water from a nearby river. They are predominatly farmers of agricultural produce for their own use and are often referred to as 'The farmers of the forest'. Some speak the Karen language, whilst others speak Thai.

Today, the Karen people face a variety of problems including poverty, disease, cultural change and a lack of opportunities.

The Karen Hill Tribes Trust at www.karenhilltribes.org.uk is a charity founded in 1999 by Penelope Worsley to help the Karen people build a better future. Here, you can purchase products hand made by the Karen people, plus find out ways in which you may be able to offer your help.


***All other items will have 10% of that sale donated to www.CrossInternational.org***

Projects include relief for earthquake, flood and tsunami victims, care and education for orphans and other vulnerable children, housing for the homeless, medicines and health care for the indigent, food for families suffering extreme malnutrition, and clean water for communities that have none, as well as micro-enterprise programs and other long-term development efforts to break the cycle of poverty.

Cross International locates needy church-based ministries serving the poor and distributes material aid through their existing programs. In this way, they can supply meaningful help where it is needed most. "In all our work we remain dedicated in our service to the Lord as good stewards of his resources in every challenge we seek to overcome."

Go to www.crossinternational.org to read more of the life changing stories that donations have helped to achieve.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I strive to make each and every customer excited about their purchase. If something is not to your satisfaction, PLEASE contact me.

I offer (and Recommend) insurance in case something breaks in the mail, or simply does not show up. BUT on the rare occasion something does break and you did not purchase insurance, I will do my best to work with you to get it fixed.
So if you DO want insurance, please contact me for pricing PRIOR to purchase, thank you.
For MY SALE ITEMS: I offer a 7 day FULL REFUND, minus shipping ( there is NO RE-STOCKING FEE) if you are not completely happy with your item. I just ask that the item is post marked by the 7th day after you've received it (with Delivery Confirmation.. only about .80-something cents).

RETURNS ON LAY-A-WAYS -- I DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS on Lay-a-way items. However, I would be happy to give you in-store credit to exchange your item.

FOR CUSTOM ORDERS: I ask that my customers pre-pay for their custom order.
I ALWAYS get pre-approval (by sending pictures), before I send the piece through the mail. Therefore, custom orders are not available for refunds. HOWEVER, if something is wrong with the item (damaged), I will of course be happy to fix it OR if you decide you want it altered, I will be happy to do that as well. Your happiness is what I strive for.
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PAYMENT: I currently accept money orders, bank orders, & paypal, but you DON'T have to be a paypal customer to purchase an item. The system accepts any major credit card.

I am more than happy to work with you if you really want an item but can't pay it all on one big ticket. Please contact me, if you'd like to know the LAy-A-Way options on a particular item....I will strive to work with you =)

IF NOT choosing Layaway_______ PLEASE PAY FOR ITEMS WITHIN 48 HOURS______ If you have a special situation, please don't hesitate to write me, I will work WITH you. Just be sure to keep open communication with me.

If I have not received payment NOR any communication, I will cancel the sale on the 7th day after receiving the order. I HATE to do this, so please just send a 'convo'.. and I WILL WORK WITH YOU!!..=)
I SHIP TO THE ADDRESS ON YOUR ETSY ACCOUNT. If your paypal shipping address is different from your etsy address, please send me message through ETSY CONVERSATION, or "Notes to Seller" and let me know where you'd prefer it to be sent.

is optional and is ALWAYS available upon request, please 'convo' me before your purchase if you wish to get insurance or tracking on your package, and I'll be more than happy to accomodate your request.
I ONLY charge you what USPS charges me for insurance. The Add-On prices are listed below:
Domestic Insurance Prices
Amount for Merchandise

$0.01 to $50 $1.75
$50.01 to $100 $2.25
$100.01 to $200 $2.75
$200.01 to $300 $4.70
$300.01 to $400 $5.70
$400.01 to $500 $6.70
$500.01 to $600 $7.70
$600.01 to $5000
(maximum liability is $5,000) $7.70 plus $1.00 per $100 or fraction thereof over $600 in declared value

is also available, and often times purchased with the regular shipping charges. Contact me PRIOR to purchase if you'd like this service GUARANTEED. THANK YOU!

All item prices are for FIRST CLASS. If you'd like priority shipping, I will be happy to adjust the price for you to get it there by your requirements, including OVER NIGHT.

THANK YOU for reading..
If I did not touch on a subject you have questions on, please don't hesitate to write and ask.=)
Additional policies and FAQs
MAINTENANCE on your Pieces:
If after normal wear and tear, you need a piece rewired, fixed, polished, etc... you can mail the item to me and I will redue whatever needs fixed at cost and shipping and mail it back (feel free to contact me for estimates).

In the meantime, it is ALWAYS a good idea to keep each of your pieces in a seperate SEALED bag. The less amount of air that gets to your jewelry while you're not wearing it, the longer it will take the 'elements' to get to your jewelry and 'age' it.

Cleaning: I always keep a seperate toothbrush around and use plain soap (dish soap, etc).just a drop..to clean my pieces. It brightens up Goldfill & Sterling items alike.

I want my customers to be able to wear their jewelry for as long as possible, so if you have any questions or needs, don't hesitate to contact me =)