jFrancesDesign

Vintage Bead, Gemstone, Glass Sterling Silver Jewelry

Des Moines, Iowa · 510 Sales

jFrancesDesign

Vintage Bead, Gemstone, Glass Sterling Silver Jewelry

Des Moines, Iowa 510 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Vintage Bead, gemstone, & glass jewelry, handmade in Des Moines, Iowa. Eclectic, boho, whimsical, and fun. Unique, one-of-a-kind & limited production handcrafted jewelry made with high-quality materials.

Local to Des Moines? I'd be happy to arrange a pick up for you in lieu of shipping.

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Last updated on Oct 9, 2016

Vintage Bead, gemstone, & glass jewelry, handmade in Des Moines, Iowa. Eclectic, boho, whimsical, and fun. Unique, one-of-a-kind & limited production handcrafted jewelry made with high-quality materials.

Local to Des Moines? I'd be happy to arrange a pick up for you in lieu of shipping.

Jillian Lare

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Jillian Lare

About

Welcome!

<p>I began making jewelry as a creative outlet over 15 years ago while I was in college. I had always considered myself an artist and grew up painting and drawing, but when I started my engineering major, I let creativity fall by the wayside. Beading was an inexpensive and portable craft that I could do just about anywhere.</p>
<p>After college, I continued to make jewelry and expanded my skillset by taking classes in soldering, stone setting, and wire-wrapping. I fell in love with semi-precious stones, crystal, Czech glass, and vintage beads and components.
In 2009, I founded j. Frances Design shortly after discovering Etsy. I continued to build up my business over the next several years while I pursued my graduate degree in interior design. During that time, I also participated in craft shows in Des Moines and became a member of the handmade community.</p>
<p>Follwing graduation, I decided to stop making jewelry so I could focus on my career as an interior designer. Recently, I decided that I missed making and selling jewelry and being part of the handmade community, so I relaunched my shop with new designs and a new burst of passion and creativity.</p>
<p>I currently teach interior design part time at Iowa State University, practice interior design part time, and design and make jewelry in my spare time. I love working with my hands and creating beautiful things for my customers to enjoy wearing. I particularly enjoy working with a wide range of styles and materials, learning new techniques, and dreaming up new designs. Be sure to check back often, as my inventory is constantly changing and evolving.</p>
<p>I live in Windsor Heights, Iowa, which is a suburb of Des Moines, with my husband <a href="http://www.searedandsmoked.com" target="_new">Keegan</a> and our two dogs Eddie and Booker. You can also find me over at <a href="http://www.jillianlare.com" target="_new">my blog</a> and on <a href="http://www.instagram.com/jillianfrances" target="_new">Instagram</a>.</p>

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 9, 2016
Welcome to my shop! All items are handcrafted by me in my little studio. I love working with glass beads, gemstones, vintage beads, copper, brass, and silver. If you see a design you like but would prefer a slight change in color, or a different clasp or earring wire, please convo me and I will do my best to accommodate you.

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
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit cards as payment. Iowa residences will be charged 6% sales tax through PayPal.
Shipping
All packages are shipped via USPS first class mail. If you need upgraded shipping, I am happy to offer it for an additional charge. Please convo me prior to placing your order and I will adjust the listing for you.
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SHIPPING SCHEDULE: I ship within 3-5 days of the order being placed, except for "made to order items" which will indicate an additional lead time in the listing. If I can't ship within the period indicated in the listing for any reason (like I am on vacation or deathly ill), I will let you know in a convo.
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I ship *most* packages via PayPal to the address listed in PayPal. Please ensure that the PayPal address matches your Etsy address. If your purchase is a gift, please note the shipping address in the notes to seller or in PayPal.

I use padded bubble mailers. All items will come packaged in a jewelry box, tied with a ribbon, ready for gift-giving. I mount most earrings on a card. If the item is a gift, please convo me if you would like additional wrapping and a note. I do not include an invoice with any order to conserve paper and ink.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items may be returned within 14 days of purchase.

If your piece becomes damaged at any time, please convo me. I would be happy to repair it for you.