HeavenwoodGifts

Christian inspired jewellery, one verse at a time.

Newcastle, Australia · 46 Sales

HeavenwoodGifts

Christian inspired jewellery, one verse at a time.

Newcastle, Australia 46 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   SHOP INFORMATION
The Christian jewellery and gifts in this shop were designed to encourage you to remember the verse that inspired the piece in your daily life, to act as a constant reminder. Each piece is packaged with the verse and a brief reflection and together can be a lovely gift for a friend who needs encouragement, to celebrate an event such as confirmation, to proclaim your own faith or as a more subtle piece that will have particular significance for you.

Some will have word beads or Christian symbols, others will re-purpose or redeem other symbols and themes from the world around us, because ultimately all things belong to Him. I hope you will find something that contributes to your journey.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 8, 2017

SHOP INFORMATION
The Christian jewellery and gifts in this shop were designed to encourage you to remember the verse that inspired the piece in your daily life, to act as a constant reminder. Each piece is packaged with the verse and a brief reflection and together can be a lovely gift for a friend who needs encouragement, to celebrate an event such as confirmation, to proclaim your own faith or as a more subtle piece that will have particular significance for you.

Some will have word beads or Christian symbols, others will re-purpose or redeem other symbols and themes from the world around us, because ultimately all things belong to Him. I hope you will find something that contributes to your journey.

Donna Jule

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Donna Jule

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Updates

I've just launched my Facebook page for Heavenwood Gifts. Come across for a visit and see our new video showcasing some of the lovely items inspired by your favourite verses. Follow or like us and join in the conversation!
A new week, a new collection. Thanks to a custom order, I've started a new range of key rings and zipper pulls, each with a verse and reflection. More to come!
All necklace pendants at Heavenwood Gifts now available with your choice of sterling silver or high quality silver plated anti-tarnish chain.

About

Spreading the Word one verse at a time

About Heavenwood Gifts
I always thought jewellery-making was a strange pastime for a Christian. I was not curing cancer, devoting my time to charitable works, but to the making of items essentially for adornment. I read innumerable articles about why Christians should not wear jewellery, and statements suggesting that those who did so were vain or parading their wealth.

Then something happened that made me see jewellery in a new way. I was robbed. Burglars broke into my house and stole some jewellery items which had been given to me by family members. I grieved, not the loss of the jewellery, but the loss of the connection with those who had given it. The gifts were not of particularly high value in monetary terms, but their ability to evoke a smile of remembrance or a feeling of connection to those long gone was immeasurable.

In church, I became more aware of the place colours played in the passing of the church seasons – the blues of advent, the gold and white of Christmas, the reds of Pentecost – the colours trigger associations with the biblical stories that give form and shape to our beliefs. The wedding ring on our finger or the cross given at confirmation declares to the world the decisions and vows we have made, but also serve to remind us of the effect of those vows in our daily lives.

Heavenwood Gifts is my attempt to bring together a piece of jewellery as an expression of the Word. Some attempts will be very simple and straightforward, others will be more complex and subtle, but hopefully everyone will be able to find something beautiful that will call to mind a loved verse, a hymn, the message of a church season, or a meaningful gift to uphold a friend. Each package includes the verse or story which inspired the piece and my own reflection on its meaning.

God expresses His love to us, not only in the death and resurrection of his Son, but in the greatest outpouring of creativity ever seen in the colours, shapes and forms of our world, from the complex structure of a snowflake to the grandest of canyons.
God the Creator adorns our world daily…and we are made in His image.

Donna Jule

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Donna Jule operates three Etsy shops:
HeavenwoodGifts. - Christian jewelry
AstinBay. - Jewelry
EurekaFindings. - Jewelry supplies and paper goods

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 2, 2017
Hi and welcome to Heavenwood Gifts

I hope you have found something you like. If you have any questions please convo me and I will be happy to answer them.
Like most Etsy sellers and purchasers, as I am both, we all want to give and receive good customer service. Hopefully you will find the answers here to the most common questions.

MATERIALS

Glass

I love glass beads because of their colour, beauty, lustre and shapes available. Many of my glass beads are sourced from those places which have a long history of glass-making and are known for producing some of the finest glass in the world. These would include Czech glass, the Italian glassmakers such as Murano, Japanese toho beads, Swarovski crystal and glass pearls, and of course glass bead artisans who can spend considerable time in making just one bead with beautiful colours and patterns. The price of lampwork beads will usually reflect the labour spent in producing them.

What is sea glass?

Sea glass are fragments of glass bottles and other discarded items which have been weathered naturally by sea and sand to give its traditional matte effect or texture and comes in many grades, the ultimate found object. Some colours are rare and highly prized by sea glass artists, but the palette is limited to the colours in which the original item was produced - predominantly white, brown, green, blue and red. There are many artisans on Etsy who work with natural sea glass.

What is cultured sea glass?

Cultured sea glass has developed in more recent times and is often recycled glass which has had colour applied and is then rumbled to resemble the matte finish of true sea glass. Whilst it does not have the value of natural sea glass because it is essentially manufactured and does not have the romantic history, it is cost effective and comes in a wider range of colours and shapes. A great deal of this is currently being produced in China and sometimes India.

What is base metal?

Many of the well-known costume jewellery makers will use materials known as a base metal, commonly copper, brass or zinc alloys as they are plentiful and inexpensive.
These days jewellery makers are avoiding anything with nickel, cadmium or lead, which were commonly used at one time. Approximately 10-20% of the general population is allergic to nickel, and lead and cadmium are poisonous. Traces of nickel can be used in the plating process but this is quite small. Those with allergies should generally stick with sterling silver, 14K gold and above and inert materials such as niobium.

You will often see items advertised now as nickel and lead free and many countries have brought in laws of acceptable levels of these materials in costume jewellery, particularly any item meant to be used by young children and even young teenagers, who are prone to putting jewellery in their mouths.
It should be noted that some people have skin with a high Ph level which will often react with some base metals causing a greenish or blackening of the metal.

What is silver filled? Is it the same as silver plate?

To keep costs affordable, many metal jewellery findings are made of a base metal alloys such as copper or brass. They are then plated with a very fine coating of silver or gold. This will give the appearance of sterling silver or solid gold, but will wear with time and sometimes take on a slight pinkish or yellowish hue of the underlying metal. Some people will replace the affected part or just move on to a new piece of fashion jewellery.

Silver filled or gold filled is a much heavier coating of silver and this will be reflected in the price, but there is still a base metal core. It usually comes as 5% or 10% net gold or silver and can be up to 10 times thicker than normal silver plating. When used with care, silver and gold filled items can give years of pleasure and wear quite well and will often polish up well with a jewellery cloth.

What is pewter?

Modern pewter is an alloy of tin, copper and antimony. Older pewters were often made with tin and lead. Companies such as Tierra Cast who manufacture pewter items in the USA use an alloy known as "Brittania" comprising 92% tin, 7% antimony and 0.5% copper. Once again, it provides a very cost effective element which has the appearance of silver, but without the higher cost.

USA Californian state law requires <100ppm lead content in any jewellery item so, whilst some items may technically not be lead "free", they may still be well within the safety regulations.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payments can be made by Direct Checkout which encompasses credit cards, Paypal and direct credit. Direct Checkout protects your privacy and does not release your credit card or bank account details to the merchant.
Shipping
DOMESTIC SHIPPING INFORMATION
Items are shipped by standard Air Mail within Australia and should take approximately 5-10 days from time of postage. Express Post for next business day delivery available for an additional cost of $8.00. If you would like tracking, choose the upgraded shipping option and I will send by registered post for an additional $4.00.

Orders valued at over $65 will be sent by registered post/tracked postage.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING INFORMATION:
Items are shipped by standard Air Mail and should take approximately 2-6 weeks from time of postage depending on where you are. If you do want to have tracking or signature post, it will cost an additional AUD$20 and you should use the upgrade shipping option at checkout. Orders valued at more than AUD$100 will be sent by tracked postage and the appropriate cost will be charged (currently and additional AUD $20-30) up to 500g.)

Should you receive your item in unsatisfactory condition, please photograph the damage and packaging as this will help us to determine how this occurred and improve our packaging options or refer to Australia Post. If possible we will replace the item/s or give a refund. Items will be considered "lost" after 6 weeks.

A WORD ABOUT CUSTOMS AND VALUE ADDED TAXES
http://www.dutycalculator.com/ (For your information.)

Each country has its own import regulations based on the value and type of item you are purchasing. These thresholds vary enormously and can add from 5% to 20% of the value of the item you are purchasing. It is the purchaser who is responsible for paying these taxes and duties. You would normally pay these taxes on imported items you buy in a local store, but these will have been factored into the price already.
In this case, you may pay the VAT directly to the Customs Office or at the local post office when you collect your item. In some countries, "handling fees" are charged by your local postal service.

I do not purport to be an expert, but in the US, I believe the threshold is currently about US$200 and if the price of your purchase is less than this, you may not pay anything extra, other that a state tax if purchasing within state. In the EU, the duty threshold is approximately EU150 (though you may pay VAT) and in Australia it is AUD $1,000. Once you have acquainted yourself with the requirements in your country, you can purchase online with more confidence and know there will not be any nasty surprises.

EU Countries (For information only. Buyers to check all information at their own discretion.)
E.g.
Are there minimum thresholds below which import taxes are waived?
For imports into the EU, there are minimum thresholds below which duty is waived. Duty is not charged if either:
the total value of the goods (not including shipping charges or insurance) does not exceed £135 (€150, or equivalent in local currency), or
the amount of duty payable on a commodity, does not exceed £9 (€10, or equivalent in local currency)

Neither duty nor VAT is payable if the total value of the goods (not including shipping charges or insurance) does not exceed £15.
Refunds and Exchanges
REFUNDS AND RETURNS
Refunds of the full purchase price of the item will be made if the item is reposted within 7 days and received by us in undamaged condition. Please pack the item carefully. Please note that, due to Australian health regulations, we cannot cannot accept returns of pierced earrings unless they are returned to us in the unopened original packaging.

We regret we cannot refund any postage costs. (We will of course comply with the consumer laws for the European Union where applicable.)

Items are usually considered lost in the mail if they have not arrived after 6 weeks and the item can either be replaced (if available) or a refund of the item cost only will be made.

CANCELLATIONS
We all change our mind from time to time and if you let us know immediately, we will understand.

If you cancel your item before shipping, we will refund the cost of the item and postage, less $2.00 to cover the costs and time in cancelling the order, refunding transactions and relisting the items. If the item has already been shipped, on receipt you should return it to us in the original packaging. When we receive the item in good condition, we will refund the purchase price, but all postage remains the responsibility of the purchaser.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDER
If you would like changes made to a listed item, such as a different colour, larger or smaller size, you can request this and I will do my best to assist. Custom orders will be listed and will arrive to you the buyer as an email from Etsy with a link to checkout. Items will be held for payment for 7 business days. If unpaid at that time, the item will be listed for sale with other items in the shop.

HOW TO APPLY A COUPON
If you have received a promotional coupon, you can use this within the time limit specified on the coupon.

1. Once you add an item to your cart, click APPLY SHOP COUPON CODE above item total.
2. Enter the coupon code and click APPLY
3. The coupon discount will adjust your order total (does not apply to taxes or postage).

If you are having difficulty redeeming a coupon, please contact the seller to make sure the code is still available. Unless otherwise specified, coupons are valid for your next order only.