handmade jewelry and art cards

Ontario, Canada
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Note from shop owner See you online in September!

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Last updated on Aug 13, 2022

See you online in September!


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Sales 645
On Etsy since 2016

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Video summary: Inspired by my travels!

Make the ordinary special...

Welcome to my corner of the Etsy world. Mine is eclectic and a canvas to my imagination., My shop features both my love of making jewelry and photography. Include one of my photo Art Cards with your gift... a perfect blend!

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Whether it's whimsical, makes a statement, or brings to life an artful find, my work reflects a love of exploring and creating. And, like my shop's banner* photo, inspired by the everyday with a unique flair.

*It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see! My Etsy shop banner is a favourite photo taken in Rabat, Morocco. A one-of-a-kind moment when for a few seconds clouds formed into the shape of a duck, making something quite ordinary, special!

Shop members

  • Susan

    Designer, Photographer

    just me... using ethically sourced materials

Production partners

  • Print Shop

    ON, Canada

    My photographs are professionally printed to ensure quality and durability. I mount each 4 x 6" print in greeting card format on cardstock paper.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions

* I ship using Canada Post and have estimated how long it will take for your order to arrive. Packages often arrive sooner, but unfortunately I have no control once your order is in the mail. Hopefully, we'll both be surprised by the efficiency of yours and my postal services!

* For jewelry being shipped outside Canada, Customs requires that the content and value of the package be declared ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE.

Sorry, but...
* I cannot be responsible for delays due to customs.
* Buyers are responsible for any Provincial, State or Country taxes.
* Customs and import taxes that may apply are also the buyers responsibility.

Shipping for Additional Items

* Purchases made at the same time and to the same shipping address may be sent as one shipment.

Custom and personalized orders

* Custom orders are welcome.

* If you are purchasing jewelry and have metal allergies, please let me know, for a variety of ear wire and clasp options are available. While all products I use are lead-free and the earring wires, bracelet and necklace closures are nickel free, if Sterling Silver is used, it may have a small percentage of nickel in it.

Refunds and Exchanges

* I value your business and want you to be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me within 3 days after your package arrives. I will try my best to resolve any issues you might have.

Sizing details

Please message me your request if your jewelry needs to be customized...

* Length of Earrings often may be adjusted.

* Bracelet length may often be adjusted. Your bracelet size is your wrist measurement plus 0.5" for added comfort.

* Recommended necklace length is usually posted on each listing, but may be adjusted on request.

Art Card and Jewelry Packaging

* Orders will be secured for safe travel. Please open carefully to avoid damaging your purchase.

* Just ask if you'd like a gift tag included with your purchase.

* Receive your jewelry in a pouch or choose to box your purchase gift-giving ready.

Jewelry Care instructions

* Your jewelry will be secured for safe travel. Please open with care to avoid damaging your purchase.

* Your jewelry was made with TLC and will appreciate a little extra care from you too. It will not like direct contact with soap, water, cosmetics and perfume products.

Christmas Deadlines

Postal Services during normal times...
* Order by December 10th for shipping to Canadian and USA addresses.

* Order by December 1st for other locations.

After these dates, additional x-press shipping fees will be needed to have your order arrive in time for Christmas. You can message me if you wish to pursue this route. Thanks!