idolceremony

Idol Ceremony: Gewgaws and Regalia

471 Sales

idolceremony

Idol Ceremony: Gewgaws and Regalia

471 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   What have kings that privates have not too,
Save ceremony, save general ceremony?
And what art thou, thou idol ceremony?
Shakespeare, Henry V

My jewelry reflects my passion for all things literary, with many pieces inspired by my favorite written works and the culture of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Gewgaw is an early modern term meaning a bauble, a trifle; something flashy and gaudy, of little value. Regalia, on the other end of the spectrum, is accessorizing fit for a queen. I seek out inexpensive metals and glass in interesting patterns and vibrant colors in order to provide starving philosophers like myself something joyful and shiny at an affordable price. Check the sale category for older pieces that have been marked down!

SPECIAL BULK OFFER: If you buy three or more pieces in one order, I'll include something special with it made just for you!

Friend "Idol Ceremony" on Facebook for offers and updates!

If you've any questions or suggestions, please convo me or email idolceremony at gmail.com. Please consult the shop policies (over to the right) for information about shipping times, custom orders, the mailing list, local orders, and reserve listings.

WE RAISED $402 TO GO TO THE RELIEF EFFORT IN HAITI! Details here: http://idolceremony.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/fundraiser-results

Announcement

What have kings that privates have not too,
Save ceremony, save general ceremony?
And what art thou, thou idol ceremony?
Shakespeare, Henry V

My jewelry reflects my passion for all things literary, with many pieces inspired by my favorite written works and the culture of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Gewgaw is an early modern term meaning a bauble, a trifle; something flashy and gaudy, of little value. Regalia, on the other end of the spectrum, is accessorizing fit for a queen. I seek out inexpensive metals and glass in interesting patterns and vibrant colors in order to provide starving philosophers like myself something joyful and shiny at an affordable price. Check the sale category for older pieces that have been marked down!

SPECIAL BULK OFFER: If you buy three or more pieces in one order, I'll include something special with it made just for you!

Friend "Idol Ceremony" on Facebook for offers and updates!

If you've any questions or suggestions, please convo me or email idolceremony at gmail.com. Please consult the shop policies (over to the right) for information about shipping times, custom orders, the mailing list, local orders, and reserve listings.

WE RAISED $402 TO GO TO THE RELIEF EFFORT IN HAITI! Details here: http://idolceremony.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/fundraiser-results

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Anonymous on Dec 31, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

So lovely! Thanks so much hon x

Anonymous on Dec 2, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Dec 1, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

So pretty! Thank you so much! Will certainly buy from again! *snugs and hugs*

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2011
Welcome to Idol Ceremony! My shop name is inspired by a line from Shakespeare's Henry V in which the king contemplates the difference between kings and everyone else. The answer is "ceremony": crowns, scepters, jewels, symbols, shiny things, stuff. Just objects, but infused with with meaning and power by those that wear them.

Gewgaw is an early modern term meaning a bauble, a trifle; something flashy and gaudy, of little value. Regalia, on the other end of the spectrum, is accessorizing fit for a queen. I seek out inexpensive metals and glass in interesting patterns and vibrant colors in order to provide starving philosophers like myself something joyful and shiny at an affordable price. As an academic specializing in early modern literature, I work with words for a living, and that's where I find much of my inspiration, basing many of my pieces on literary works.

Email me at idolceremony [!at] gmail.com to be placed on a mailing list for information about sales and updates.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Paypal is preferred, especially if you're not in the US; I've had trouble cashing checks and money orders from other countries. I only ship after I receive payment, and will start sending reminders if I don't receive it within two weeks. You may cancel a purchase at any time, and I'll provide a full refund if the item is returned to me in the condition I sent it.
Shipping
I usually ship within three days of receiving payment; bulk orders for which I make a bonus item may take an extra day to go out. However, if you're on a tight schedule and need an item by a certain date, it's best to let me know. Let me know if you want to include insurance charges, and please make sure your Etsy and Paypal addresses match!
Refunds and Exchanges
I'll provide a full refund if the item is returned to me in the condition I sent it. I'm also glad to exchange for items of equal or lesser value.
Additional policies and FAQs
I include a bonus item in every order of 3 or more items. These are made just for you after you place your order. Please indicate in your comments to seller whether you'd prefer a bracelet or a necklace. Bracelets are 8" unless requested otherwise.

Local friends: If you wish to pick up your items in person, email me and let me know what you want to buy so I can create a reserve listing that doesn't include shipping costs. You can then purchase the items through Etsy and pick them up from me.

If you've got your heart set on something and can't buy it just yet, let me know and I can put it on reserve for you. I will ask that you tell me when you're planning on buying it, and you may get reminders once that time has passed. All listings expire after four months.

Please contact me if you're interested in a custom order. They usually take 4-6 weeks to complete. If you're interested in something for Christmas, please let me know by the end of October. You can see a gallery of custom pieces at: http://photobucket.com/idolceremony