InkJadeStudio

Handmade Chinese and Western Accessories and Crafts

Singapore 61 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (12)

InkJadeStudio

Handmade Chinese and Western Accessories and Crafts

Singapore | 61 Sales

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Ink Jade Studio

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Ink Jade Studio

Announcement    Visit www.inkjadestudio.com to find out more about Ink Jade Studio! Please note that payment through Etsy Payments are sometimes subjected to processing delays and I would be unable to ship until the system processes your order. If you make a multi-shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through Etsy Payments as well. However, if you make a single shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through PayPal.

Welcome! Here you will find creative pieces lovingly handcrafted and rooted in Chinese culture as well as sophisticated Western-inspired pieces featuring elements I love such as freshwater pearls. I enjoy the thought that my babies will go places where I have never been and have exciting adventures with their new owners. They are waiting for the right owners and I hope they will bring you joy.

Happy Shopping!

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Last updated on Mar 25, 2019

Visit www.inkjadestudio.com to find out more about Ink Jade Studio! Please note that payment through Etsy Payments are sometimes subjected to processing delays and I would be unable to ship until the system processes your order. If you make a multi-shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through Etsy Payments as well. However, if you make a single shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through PayPal.

Welcome! Here you will find creative pieces lovingly handcrafted and rooted in Chinese culture as well as sophisticated Western-inspired pieces featuring elements I love such as freshwater pearls. I enjoy the thought that my babies will go places where I have never been and have exciting adventures with their new owners. They are waiting for the right owners and I hope they will bring you joy.

Happy Shopping!

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About

Wearable Culture for a Contemporary Wardrobe.

Ink Jade majored in Japanese at university and fell in love with kimonos and other traditional Japanese handicrafts while in Japan. However, she realized one day that she knew more about other cultures than her own and decided to start exploring traditional arts and crafts. She discovered hanfu (traditional Han Chinese dress) while surfing online and longed for exquisite handmade accessories rooted in Chinese tradition. Hence she decided to start Ink Jade Studio, the first shop in Singapore dedicated to accessories inspired by Chinese culture so that people are able to buy unique handmade accessories locally.

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    Ink Jade lives in Singapore with her marimos as well as too many musical instruments all of which she plays really badly. She dreams of becoming an immortality elixir-distilling mountain recluse and is trying to adjust to the twenty-first century.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 27, 2018
Visit www.inkjadestudio.com to find out more about Ink Jade Studio! Please note that payment through Etsy Payments are sometimes subjected to processing delays and I would be unable to ship until the system processes your order. If you make a multi-shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through Etsy Payments as well. However, if you make a single shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through PayPal.

Welcome to Ink Jade Studio! I started this in order to share my vision and skills with the world and to explore Chinese culture. It is teaching me new things every day and I enjoy the thought that my babies will go places where I have never been and have exciting adventures with their new owners.

I hope you enjoy your time here!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Returns for intimate items such as earrings are NOT allowed for health/hygiene reasons. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Handmade crafts are inevitably imperfect because this is proof that they are made by tender human hands, not mass-produced by machines. Natural materials such as semi-precious gems and freshwater pearls have flaws because they are not plastic.

Please be aware that plated items (e.g. gold plating over silver or brass) will eventually have their plating wear off with use and this is beyond anyone's control. If you are concerned about this, I advise choosing silver-tone items which are generally more durable color-wise than gold-tone items.

Refunds and/or returns are only accepted in the case of material/technical defects for which I am responsible e.g. beads/findings falling off. This does NOT include loss of item in the mail or shipping-related damage. Please contact me within 3 days of receiving the item(s) with information about defects, with a photo of said defects. Buyer will be responsible for return shipping in the case of returns.

No exchanges are allowed.

Please contact me before leaving a negative review. I believe that many problems can be solved with good communication.
Payment
1. Payment can be made via PayPal without a paypal account using a credit card. Please note that paying with Etsy Payments instead of Paypal sometimes results in processing delays. If you make a multi-shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through Etsy Payments as well. However, if you make a single shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through PayPal.

2. Price is for item only.

3. Ship To Cost covers Postage, Packaging Cost & Handling.

4. For most Jewelry/Accessories: Even if you buy more than one item, Ship To Cost will only be for one item. Buy more than one item to save on shipping! Shipping costs for fiber and heavy items are based on weight.

5. Items which remain unpaid for will be re-listed after 2 days.

6. No cancellations are accepted after payment.
Shipping
IMPORTANT: Please note that payment through Etsy Payments are sometimes subjected to processing delays and I would be unable to ship until the system processes your order.If you make a multi-shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through Etsy Payments as well. However, if you make a single shop purchase with PayPal, that payment will go through PayPal.
Items (except for custom orders) will be shipped within 1-3 business days after receipt of payment/ successful Etsy Payments processing to your Etsy address. Please make sure that your Etsy address is correct and inform me when ordering if your shipping address is different from your Etsy address.

Post Office Days: Mon-Fri (except Singapore Public Holidays)
Saturdays and Sundays (Singapore Time UTC +8) are rest days and customer service/shipping will not be available. I am a human bean and this is a one-woman shop.

Items within Singapore will be sent by local registered mail.
Items will be shipped internationally by international registered airmail (which requires a signature on delivery) via Singapore Post. Shipping cost includes the extra payment needed for tracking and a tracking number will be provided upon shipping. Please note that some countries do not show tracking information once the item has left Singapore.

Insurance is not included in the shipping cost because Singapore Post does not allow accessories to be insured so I will NOT be responsible for shipping-related damages/losses such as loss of parcel or items damaged by shipping.

For most Jewelry/Accessories I charge a flat rate per order with no additional charge for multiple items. So buy more than one item to save on shipping/handling! Shipping costs for heavy items are based on weight.

Singapore: 1-3 working days
International: approximately 3 weeks (excluding delays) Please be aware that delays can happen on your country's postal service's end and I cannot guarantee when you will receive your parcel.

Should the parcel be delayed, a formal enquiry can be raised (18 working days after posting date) with Singapore Post who will contact your country's post office to track down the package. Do note that the Universal Postal Regulation allows your country's Postal Administration up to 2 months to reply to any enquiry. A parcel will not be considered lost until the results of the enquiry are out and Singapore Post formally confirms it.

Buyer is responsible for additional custom duties, fees, taxes etc. applicable to your country of residence.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care Instructions:
1) Many of my pieces are either fragile in terms of materials or construction so be careful not to let them get crushed. I will try my best to pack them securely in bubble wrap for shipping. It's best for them to be stored in boxes when unused.

2) Keep away from moisture or chemicals in general e.g. water, sweat, perfume, hair-spray, especially pieces with freshwater pearls. I try to use solid brass in my pieces when possible even though it costs me more than base metal but even brass will tarnish though it won't rust.

3) If metal pieces start looking dull, you can try shining them using metal/silver polish or a jewelry-polishing cloth available from any craft/jewelry shop(less messy).

4) When handling my pieces, please hold them by their business ends, not the decorated parts in order to prolong their lifespans.

About the Materials Used In This Shop:

About the jade used: It suddenly occurred to me that international buyers may know little about jade so I feel I should clarify. (Disclaimer: I am no gemologist)

In China, a variety of stones of different mineral composition are called "jade". Neolithic jades unearthed were actually made of nephrite jade, not the Burmese jadeite commonly used in fine jewelry today (the latter only became popular from Qing dynasty onwards).

Grade A untreated Burmese jadeite of fine quality is expensive. I once fell in love with a tiny dragon pendant that was about less than half the size of my little finger. It cost about 300 USD despite its tiny size because it was Grade A Burmese jadeite of good clarity, fine grain and color.

Besides top-quality Burmese jadeite, some types of top quality jades such as mutton-fat nephrite jade can fetch top dollar but they are not used in this shop either because I want to keep my pieces affordable for the average shopper.

All the jade used in this shop is either 1) less than Grade A jadeite (e.g. Grade B jadeite that has been treated. This is the grade used for most hair jewelry in China.) or other types of jade like Xiuyan jade (serpentine) of less than top quality.

In general, I do not use fine jewelry quality gemstones, only semi-precious stones like opal, agate and tourmaline. Freshwater pearls instead of Japanese Akoya pearls. If something is gold-colored, it is at most solid brass or sterling silver plated with gold. If I used expensive materials, they would be labelled and priced accordingly.