jNicLoft

Homegrown findings & fresh gemstones!

Georgia, United States · 8924 Sales

jNicLoft

Homegrown findings & fresh gemstones!

Georgia, United States 8924 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(5534)
Shop owner

jenn

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Announcement   ☼☼☼☼ CURRENT PRODUCTION TIME ☼☼☼☼
■ HANDMADE METAL WORK: My handmade metalwork is MADE TO ORDER with care & is shipping w/in approximately 7-10 business days after payment is received. Domestic orders ship First Class which averages 2-5 days for delivery. International orders average 7-10 business days but can take up to 45 days depending on customs (not very likely but it has happened).

* Large orders may require a longer period. If you need your handmade items sooner please contact me BEFORE placing your order - I'm always happy to try to work with you!

■ GEMSTONES & OTHER NON-HANDAMDE ITEMS: Ship within 24-48 hrs.

☼☼☼☼ OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ☼☼☼☼
■ Receive exclusive offers & advance notifications of sales by receiving my newsletter:
NEWSLETTER - Not spammy I promise!
http://eepurl.com/bFMdn

■ You can also find me here (and I have offers just for my FB/Twitter friends :) :
FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Arnoldsville-GA/jNic-Designs/61217828781?ref=nf
TWITTER - love to have you follow me!
http://twitter.com/jnicdesigns

■ PLEASE visit my policies section for important information on SHIPPING, PURCHASING & FAQ:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jNicLoft/policy

■ Want to see my supplies used in jewelry? Please visit my Home Grown Jewelry <<cultivated just for you>> :
http://jNicDesigns.etsy.com
I'm always happy to combine shipping for both shops =).

Each strand of stones, pearls & each piece of ancient roman glass you will find here are hand selected by me in person. Even though I buy in bulk to get the best prices I don't order mass quantities sight unseen just to turn around & pull a strand out of a hank to re-sell (not that there's anything wrong with that). I hand select each one with the intent that I may also end up using them in my jewelry line (jNicDesigns).. so each one truly is handpicked for you & me too!


j.Nic Designs™ Studio

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 21, 2016

☼☼☼☼ CURRENT PRODUCTION TIME ☼☼☼☼
■ HANDMADE METAL WORK: My handmade metalwork is MADE TO ORDER with care & is shipping w/in approximately 7-10 business days after payment is received. Domestic orders ship First Class which averages 2-5 days for delivery. International orders average 7-10 business days but can take up to 45 days depending on customs (not very likely but it has happened).

* Large orders may require a longer period. If you need your handmade items sooner please contact me BEFORE placing your order - I'm always happy to try to work with you!

■ GEMSTONES & OTHER NON-HANDAMDE ITEMS: Ship within 24-48 hrs.

☼☼☼☼ OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ☼☼☼☼
■ Receive exclusive offers & advance notifications of sales by receiving my newsletter:
NEWSLETTER - Not spammy I promise!
http://eepurl.com/bFMdn

■ You can also find me here (and I have offers just for my FB/Twitter friends :) :
FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Arnoldsville-GA/jNic-Designs/61217828781?ref=nf
TWITTER - love to have you follow me!
http://twitter.com/jnicdesigns

■ PLEASE visit my policies section for important information on SHIPPING, PURCHASING & FAQ:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jNicLoft/policy

■ Want to see my supplies used in jewelry? Please visit my Home Grown Jewelry <<cultivated just for you>> :
http://jNicDesigns.etsy.com
I'm always happy to combine shipping for both shops =).

Each strand of stones, pearls & each piece of ancient roman glass you will find here are hand selected by me in person. Even though I buy in bulk to get the best prices I don't order mass quantities sight unseen just to turn around & pull a strand out of a hank to re-sell (not that there's anything wrong with that). I hand select each one with the intent that I may also end up using them in my jewelry line (jNicDesigns).. so each one truly is handpicked for you & me too!


j.Nic Designs™ Studio

jenn

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jenn

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5534)
Ryan Hargrave

Ryan Hargrave on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent necklace!! Love it

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About

Homegrown metalwork fresh from the (unconventional) farm

j.Nic Designs Studio came to be in 2006 when life for me was a lot different than it is now. I left my job as a General Manager for Gap Inc to be able to spend more time at my little farm & with my then husband. It was a drastic change as before I barely had a minute to sit down & now I suddenly had all this time on my hands.

I've always been an artistic person & technically began my jewelry making career back in high school in the late 80's. I won awards for my work then & made jewelry for all the special events (proms, pagents, homecoming, etc) for the girls at school. My pieces were HUGE (it was the 80's), loaded with rhinestones & I pull some of them out now & get a good laugh. I also majored in art my first go around in college until I decided to finish up my degree in Biology but that's another story entirely ;). So I took my newly found free time & started back my hand at crafting jewelry, although this time with an entirely different aesthetic. Since I no longer had an audience of hundreds of teenage girls to sell my work to I tried my hand at Ebay. I immediately received positive responses, sold just about every piece I listed & almost literally overnight j.Nic Designs was born. I then took my work here to Etsy when the site was barely a few months old & it just seemed we were a perfect fit for each other so I said goodbye to the auctions & my shop at Ebay. And I'd like to say the rest is history but that just isn't quite the case. The hubby & I decided to part ways in 2009 & that was a really tough time. I was sad, scared & worried about making it on my own. I debated long & hard about going back to work for Gap. No longer having health insurance or a steady paycheck to depend on was really scary. But I really loved what I was doing & it brought me happiness so to quote Tim Gunn I decided to "make it work". I've set goals for myself along the way like being able to afford health insurance which I accomplished this past December (high five to me;) & am now working on saving up to buy a smaller more fuel efficient car so that I can give my 14 yr old truck, Betty, a bit of a break. If I could go back to the days of being able to afford to pay someone to cut my grass, buying the expensive coffee & having the brand new car I wouldn't do it. I'm much more satisfied & happier now cutting my own grass & drinking my cheap coffee. It's been a tough journey but well worth it.
(** Full disclosure - I do sometimes by myself a treat of expensive coffee. Some things are hard to completely give up ;) )

So it's just me & all the critters doing what we love to do. Life isn't perfect & I doubt I'll ever get rich doing this but it makes me happy & I think that's what's important. And I like to think my work brings other people happiness.. I like to think I'm sending out little smiles (or big ones) with each package that goes out my door. And I sincerely thank each & every person who has supported my work in any way. I truly couldn't have done it without you! Wishing you much happiness too! =)

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  • jenn Trott

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Shipping, Receiving, Dog Walker, Cat Brusher, Hay Toter, Barn Cleaner

    Hi I'm jenn, the gal behind j.Nic Designs Studio. I spend my days hammering metal & talking to farm animals. Occasionally I do other things too like eat.

  • Weezie

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    Weezie runs the show around here & what she says goes.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 26, 2015
Pleased to meet you! I'm jenn & I'm glad you stopped by!
In my loft you'll find beautiful stones, meticulously hand crafted (by me!) earwires, findings & other neat things. Nearly all the stones you'll find here are hand picked by me in person. Although I do buy in bulk to get the best prices I pick out each of the strands individually & I've been dealing with the same folks for years so I won't send you anything that I wouldn't use myself =).

I've been cultivating my own crop of home grown jewelry using the stones & findings you'll see here on Etsy for over 6 years & I'd love to have you visit me at jNicDesigns.etsy.com too! I'm always happy to combine shipping for both shops =).

Please feel free to contact me any time =).

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
* Paypal is the preferred method but checks & money orders are always welcome =). Please note that turn around times are based on when checks & money orders have cleared the bank NOT when the initial order was placed.

* I kindly ask that payment via check or money order be received within 7 business days. If you need longer please feel free to contact me prior to purchasing & we can work something out - I'm a flexible kinda gal =).
Shipping
* INSURANCE is NOT included or required but highly & kindly recommended! I will bend over backwards to ensure your goodies get to you safe & sound but in the event that they are lost in transit please know that some items will not be replaceable which is why insurance is encouraged.
Please leave me a note upon checkout if you would like insurance & I will invoice you for the actual cost provided by USPS (cost depends on the value of items) & thank you profusely ;).

* DOMESTIC items are shipped using USPS first class mail w/ delivery confirmation. PLEASE check my shop announcement for the most up to date turn around times as I update it regularly. Gemstones & non-handmade items typically ship within 24 hrs & handmade items ship on average within 7-10 business days.
I ship domestic orders 6 days a week.

* INTERNATIONAL shipments are shipped using International First Class (sorry but USPS does not offer tracking w/ 1st class - an upgrade to registered mail includes tracking. Please contact me for quotes) & will be shipped daily Mon-Fri. PLEASE check my shop announcement for turn around times.

* INTERNATIONAL customers are responsible for any import taxes charged or duties due to their country.

* I always send a "thank you" reply via the Paypal email after you send payment to acknowledge your purchase & to let you know when your item(s) will ship. If you don't see one from me within 24 hrs of your purchase please check your spam folder & if it's not there & I'm not on vacation please send for the search party ;).
Refunds and Exchanges
* I want you to be happy with your purchase so I will gladly accept returns of any un-used items in their original condition within a 14 day period. I try my gosh darn hardest to accurately describe & represent all pieces but if it wasn't quite what you were expecting I'll be happy to take them back.

* Please return items in their original packaging & condition (if they were strung please return them strung).

* PLEASE contact me prior to sending items back! Thanks!

* I do apologize but shipping fees are not refundable. Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: Will you reserve an item for me?
A: Due to the large percent of items that have been placed on reserve & not purchased I am no longer able to reserve items. Thank you so much for your understanding!

Q: Will you sell me more or less stones/beads that are listed as a strand?
A: I'm usually more than happy to sell smaller/larger quantities than what may be listed but it really depends on the item so please feel free to contact me with any requests! I'll get back to you ASAP =)

Q: Are the stones treated?
A: I gladly provide this information in the listing descriptions if it has been provided to me by the supplier. It's almost impossible to tell (aside from pricing and with the help of labratory) whether most stones are truly natural or have gone through some sort of treatment such as heat treating or irradiation which is typically done by the stone cutter. Heat treatment enhances the stone's color and clarity and keeps the prices of colored gemstones affordable as naturally occuring, vibrant colored stones are becoming more and more rare!

* Pictures are taken in natural lighting & photos have NOT been enhanced. However colors do vary by computer monitor so please keep this in mind when buying natural gemstones online.

* I provide as much detailed information as I possibly can on each stone because I think it's important to know what you're buying. Most of this information is given to me by my suppliers - who are reputable folks =). Gemstones are typically graded on 3 characteristics - cut, clarity and color - and what I provide is the overall gem grade that takes all 3 of these areas into consideration. So AA are going to be the best of all 3, AB grades may have AA color but B quality clarity and so on. It's also important to note if you're doing some comparative shopping that different suppliers may use different gem grades such as AAA or just A and that it may apply to one or all of the 3 areas (cut, clarity, color) so it's important to look at whether it's an overall grade or just a specific characteristic grade (such as color) to get an accurate comparsion. And don't rule out the lower grades of stones! Their organic appeal may just be what your project needs! =)

* If you have any issues with your order please contact me prior to leaving feedback & give me the opportunity to resolve it. This is how I support myself & my lil' farm & your satisfaction is of utmost importance to me!

* My goodies are stored in a smoke free but critter friendly loft (which includes cats, a dog & occasionally a spoiled rotten chicken) =)