JamieSpinello is taking a short break
Reviewed by Inactive on Jul 12, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully made and sturdier than expected.
csexton29 on Mar 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
My sister loves large earrings and realistic nature-themed accessories. These were perfect. I also loved that the wrapping was black tissue paper with stars.
lgillette on Feb 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
Jamie does exquisite work. I own many of her pieces and get compliments on them all the time ✨✨
Laura on Jan 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
My daughter loved her snail ring! Such a beautiful piece of art! Great quality, too. Unique ring for my unique daughter!
Toni on Jan 24, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely worth the wait! Beautiful! Perfect fit and pretty stone. So happy with my purchase. Will shop here again. Awesome shop and seller!
Nicole on Jan 21, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love love my double fern ring! Beautiful craftsmanship, quick shipping, and great packaging!
Curious Botanical One Of A Kind jewelry made by hand in Austin, Tx.
I am very infrequently active on Etsy these days. I only offer a handful of my designs here anymore.
Most of my work and almost all of my "ready to ship" options are exclusively offered only through my official website: WWW.JAMIESPINELLO.COM
I offer shipping to international customers, but only through my official website.
After thirteen years selling on Etsy, I am taking a hiatus to sell through my official website. If you have been wanting something you found on Etsy, chances are you can find it on my site along with one of kind new designs, my ceramics, sculptures, and glasswork. If you enjoy my work you can see what new creations I am making by following my official Instagram account: @JamieSpinello
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am a one-woman metalsmith shop. My work is 100% handmade from scratch in my studio by me. I design, carve, mold, cast, solder, forge, weld and etch everything in my Austin,Tx studio.
MOST OF MY ITEMS ARE NOT READY TO SHIP AND ARE PRE-ORDERS REQUIRING TIME FOR PRODUCTION.
Most FAQ's can be found on this page, scroll through and see if the info you are looking for is here, if not, send me a quick message.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ PRODUCTION ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Everything in my shop is made by me in my studio by hand one at a time in Austin, Tx. All of my designs are one of a kind and most are 'made to order' by me in my studio. Nothing is mass-produced, which I take great pride in. Please read my shipping policy for more about my required production time (aka the estimated processing time) that is required for me to make an item you may have your eye on. Most items in my shop require time for production by hand (approximately 2-3 weeks) before shipment, although I do have some "ready to ship" and it will say so in the listing if so. If you can't wait the required amount of time it takes for me to make my one of a kind handmade 'made to order' items, please check out what is available in my 'Ready to Ship' section in my shop. Those items are shipped out next business day.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ QUALITY HANDCRAFTED WORK ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Everything I make is handmade by me upon receipt of cleared payment. When you buy from my shop, you are buying a one of a kind handmade piece made by my hands, not something cranked out from a factory in mass quantities. If you can not wait for production or have a problem with my estimated production times, please consider purchasing something 'ready to ship' from my 'ready to ship' section instead of something that requires time for production before shipment. I go above and beyond to please every customer and create the best experience possible.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SIZING CORRECTLY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Rings come in sizes, just like pants. Most of my rings are adjustable, which is a safety net, but it is still best to know your apx size before ordering. If you do not know your ring size, please take a strip of paper wrap it around your desired finger for wear and give me the measurement. If you are unsure still, I can send you a pdf for you to cut out a ring sizer to find your size. If you accidentally ordered the wrong size and need to arrange an exchange, please contact me for details about resizing. There may or may not be a fee involved for resizing depending on the design and the type of resizing process that is required.
I give a general range for sizing in the listings. It is up to each individual to measure their own wrist and give me a measurement if you do not fall within the listed range. I can accommodate any size, but I need your measurements.
Please take a second to find a string or cut a piece of paper to find your measurement (wrap around until ends touch and then lay flat on a ruler for measurement) For longer cuffs I need two measurements, wrist, and mid-forearm.
Generally, I offer all of my necklaces in any length you would need. Most of my necklace listings have drop-down options for you to choose your necklace length from the menu. Extra lengths in some cases come with extra costs. Please discuss with me if you need custom lengths.
Necklace length is measured by laying the necklace flat and measuring the necklace horizontally (from end to end) left to right against a ruler. This is the standard measurement that I use for all of my necklaces. If you have concerns about this or questions please contact me on Etsy and I will be happy to help clarify to make sure you pick the right length.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ◆CUSTOM ORDERS◆ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Custom orders must be discussed upfront before making a purchase. I reserve the right to reject any custom order that I do not feel fits within my production time frame or capabilities. I respond to definitive and well thought out custom requests with specific imagery and design concepts and/or with visuals for reference promptly before loosely developed ideas without any direction. Custom orders will accrue additional fees for the time spent discussing and designing the piece in addition to production and material costs.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ◆CONTACT ◆ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
◆IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME ON ETSY.
◆I am pretty quick to respond to convos, so if you have questions please contact me through ETSY. I try to respond within 24 hrs. If you do not get a response within 24hrs, please msg me again. Sometimes Etsy has hiccups and msgs don't go through, I never intentionally leave customers hanging.
Etsy is the best way to contact me. Please avoid emailing me, so that I can make sure not to miss your message. My yahoo account spams almost all emails it doesn't recognize. My email gets backed up with garbage just like everyone else's, so please contact me via Etsy only so that I can be sure to see your msg and respond as quickly as possible.
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ MATERIALS & CARE INSTRUCTIONS▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Below is a general guide. If you have specific questions please contact me.
◆OXIDATION AND PATINAS CARE◆
All of the items in my shop that are oxidized have been chemically blackened, chemically patinated, or oxidized using a torch and sealed with a protective coating. Like all oxidized metals that are sealed, they are not meant to be worn in water for extended periods of time or exposed to a harsh chemical such as shampoos, soaps, perfumes, lotions etc. To do this would essentially be compromising the sealer and washing them clean, as I said before it is an oxidation (think soot) process, not paint/enamel so it needs to avoid all harsh cleaning processes. Even citric acid, commonly found in natural beauty products can cause advancement of oxidation. If you eat a lot of boiled eggs, dried fruits preserved with sulfites, other foods that are created and fermented with sulfites advanced oxidation of jewerly sheerly through your persperation may also be an issue for you. This goes beyond what most people will ever experience, but I'm laying it all out there, just in case. I pretty much use vinegar with every meal and advanced oxidation is not an issue for me, but I also do not wear perfume or lotions.
NO EXTENDED WATER CONTACT / NO EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS = longer jewerly life
(no contact with shampoos, rinses, conditioners, cleaning products, perfumes, lotions)
I make all of my bronze alloys in my home studio. All of my bronze is lead and nickel free. I create the highest quality bronze alloys possible for the best amount of detail and durability. I seal all of my Bronze creations with lacquer and/or Museum wax to prevent oxidation. Treated all of the jewelry pieces I create with care will extend the life of the jewelry.
◆ STERLING SILVER◆
All of the silver I use to create my work is solid .925 Sterling Silver or higher. Sterling Silver can oxidize because it is a composition of 92.5% Silver and 7.5% Copper, as indicated by the ".925" terminology used to describe all Sterling Silver. If exposed to acids which are found pretty much everywhere (soaps, cleaners, perfumes, lotions etc etc), that can cause the silver to oxidize more quickly (turn dark or even black). I do seal all of my Sterling Silver creations with a layer of Museum wax to prevent oxidation for as long as possible. If oxidation does occur, using a polishing cloth to remove oxidation to the desired finish and bring back the shine is advised. If oxidation is really advanced, a more aggressive method of removing oxidation may be advised. If something has a stone in it, please remember to avoid all contact of any cleaner with the stone.
Like most designers, I do not use pure 99% silver, as most designers do not. Pure silver is soft and most designs would be destroyed just by normal wear in a short amount of time because it is flexible and vulnerable. Sterling Silver was created as the jewelry standard because of the durability and the resistance to oxidation.
Argentium Silver: Argentium Silver is a higher grade silver than sterling silver. I will occasional make something in Argentium if requested instead of sterling silver. Using Argentium as a substitute will double the cost.
◆COATING◆ I coat all of my jewelry with either microcrystalline jewelers wax or lacquer to preserve the finish of the piece and to prevent "greening" of the skin. If you prefer I leave the coating off of anything you order, please contact me. I am happy to leave the surfaces uncoated upon request.
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
PAYPAL and MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
► I ship to your ETSY address. Please check to make sure your shipping address is correct.
► Can be up to 2-3 weeks per 'made to order' item before shipment. The ship by date generated by Etsy on the invoice is an estimate. I do my best to meet this ship by date or ship before it. 'Ready to Ship' items (marked as such within the listing) are ready to ship next business day. I have a 'Ready to Ship' section in my shop.
►My production time estimates are based on my current volume of orders and currently are 2-3 weeks before shipment, unless otherwise specified in listing or discussed in advance before purchase. If you have a question about whether production is required before shipment, please ask.
►If you can't wait the required amount of time it takes for me to make my 'made to order' designs, check out what is available in my 'Ready to Ship' section in my shop. Those items are shipped out next business day.
► http://www.etsy.com/shop/JamieSpinello?section_id=14624658 ◄
▬▬ ◆WHEN WILL YOUR ORDER SHIP?◆ ▬▬▬
The estimated shipping date can be found on your order page. This is given only as an estimate. Most items are 'made to order' and require production time for me to make the item before shipment, which is currently ► 2-3 weeks per item ordered◄. I do have a 'ready to ship' section in my shop and those items ship out next business day. All other items require time for me to make them by hand.
Need help finding your order page? Find what you ordered from me here with your estimated "ship by date": https://www.etsy.com/your/purchases
During holiday season, it is possible that transit time can be longer. Every order has a tracking number for you to check in on your estimated delivery after shipment through your invoice (remember to click through the blue tracking link on the invoice and make sure USPS info matches Etsy's). Usually it takes about 2-4 days within US and 2-3 weeks for International packages. However, it is possible that it can take longer because these time frames are only given as estimates by the US Postal Service. Thank you.
► I ship to your ETSY address. Please check to make sure your shipping address is correct.
►If you need to double check your address you have on your Etsy acct to make sure it is up to date, you can find your shipping info here:
►If you have a deadline please convo me BEFORE ordering, so I can let you know if your expectations can be met and what I can realistically offer in the way of turnaround times. If you don't read my policies, fail to note the ship by date on your invoice, and have not read any of my production requirements placed all over my shop, please contact me so I can issue you a refund. I don't want unrealistic expectations to cause dissatisfaction.
▬▬▬▬▬◆MULT-ITEM ORDERS ◆▬▬▬▬▬▬
►MULTI-ITEM orders will take longer for me to make .... 3 items can = over 4 wks....4 items = over 6 wks etc etc...I do try to get items out faster if possible, but I need this production "estimate" as a buffer zone. Many items take days to make with all torching and soldering processes chemical and otherwise involved. If you ordered without looking at the production time required in the listing or can not wait the allotted time for your order, please contact me to arrange a refund and cancellation. I'm human, I try to make things as fast as possible. If unsure, msg me.
▬▬▬▬ ◆GENERAL SHIPPING◆▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
"Standard shipping" for my shop is ◆ PRIORITY USPS shipping for US orders and ◆"First Class USPS" for all international orders (with option to upgrade to priority). I ship priority USPS domestic with tracking which is ~usually~ guaranteed 2-4 days from shipment date AFTER production. Every order has a tracking number for you to check in on your estimated delivery after shipment through your invoice (remember to click through the blue tracking link on the invoice and make sure USPS info matches Etsy's). Usually it takes about 2-4 days within US and 2-3 weeks for International packages. However, it is possible that it can take longer because these time frames are only given as estimates by the US Postal Service.
▬▬▬◆ RUSH ORDER ◆ EXPRESS DELIVERY◆▬▬
If you have ordered a 'made to order' item that required 2-3 weeks for production and you need it by a certain date, I may be able to offer to upgrade your shipping to express mail for an extra fee and rush your order. Please understand that it is not possible for me to offer rushed requests and express shipping all the time and for all items. I will accommodate if possible but we must discuss this first.
I am slowly eliminating the ability for international orders to be placed on Etsy. It has become a problem with international customers purchasing without an understanding of how long it takes to actually receive overseas deliveries and unfortunatley too many customers do not understand customs fees might need to be collected before delivery. It's a headache that I am not willing to deal with anymore and seems to be prolific on Etsy. I still allow international purchases through my official website: www.JamieSpinello.com
►►►►PLEASE NOTE ►INTERNATIONAL BUYERS and IMPORT TAXES / CUSTOMS FEES:
Please Be Aware That YOUR Country May Charge You Customs Fees On Your Purchase, which is a form of an "import tax" that your country charges you separate from what you pay to purchase an item from me. I have no control over these fees, and do not know how much they will be, and I Am Not Responsible For Them. If you are not prepared to legally pay your own import taxes your country charges you and wait the appropriate amount of time for an international delivery, please avoid ordering from my shop. Orders will NOT be marked as a gift. All orders are marked automatically as MERCHANDISE on Etsy, and can not be changed. It is illegal to lie on customs forms and I will not honor those requests. The "mark as gift" option on Etsy is to indicate that you request extra packaging because you purcahsed merchandise and are giving it as a gift, not that you request for your customs form to be marked as a gift. First Class International mail usually arrives in 2 weeks but sometimes it takes a month or longer to arrive depending on the time of year and your location.
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Links for behind the scene pics, discounts, giveaways and shop updates.
Additional policies and FAQs
►All items are handmade and most are made to order~meaning the prototype is pictured and your one of a kind custom piece is made especially for you based on my initial design. Production usually takes 2-18 business days depending on if the design you choose is currently in stock and how many items you order.
►Some items can ship out next day, but please message me to find out if the desired item is eligible for next day shipping or look in the listing to see if it is listed as being "ready to ship".
Frequently asked questions
When will my order ship?
MADE TO ORDER ITEMS: Most of my items require approximately 2-3+ weeks for production by hand before shipment and are made to order. Production requirements for my pieces vary from design to design, because of different processes involved. The estimated time required before shipment can be found under the "shipping & polices" tab and on the invoice after purchase.
READY TO SHIP ITEMS:
If an item states it is "READY TO SHIP", it will be shipped in 1-3 business days.
MULTIPLE ITEMS IN ORDER: Orders containing more than one item may take longer than the estimate on your order invoice. I encourage customers to contact me with questions if they are hoping to meet a deadline for gift giving or receipt. Please contact me with any concerns!
For all of my items it is a good idea to avoid harsh cleaning chemicals and or extended periods of submersion in water. Most metals oxidize and react to being exposed to acids in household cleaners, shampoos, and even face wash. To prolong the life of your jewelry, I suggest that you keep your pieces in a dry place (hanging up if a necklace) and to avoid over exposure to water and chemicals.
Where will my purchase ship from?
All of my work ships from my studio in Austin, Tx.
How are your items made?
I use a wide array of processes for creating my work. All of my pieces are made in my studio. I forge, solder, fabricate, cast, carve, etch, and weld everything myself in my studio in Austin, Tx. I do not outsource, when you buy from me, you buy my original real hand made work made in my studio.
Custom and Personalized Requests
I rarely accept custom requests anymore because I don't have the extra time between all of my projects. I do still generally accept minor changes to my designs, but these requests are accepted at my discretion and time willing, so please message me first so we can get started. Thank you.
Returns and Exchanges
If you have any problems with your order, please kindly let me know your concern before leaving a review by sending me a message on Etsy. I am happy to help you. I require all returns and exchanges be initiated first by discussing it with me via Etsy, before you ship back to me. All return and exchange shipments must be packaged well with reinforcement and shipped with tracking for safe arrival back to my studio. Satisfaction is of the utmost important to me when it comes to the enjoyment of my handmade pieces, so I honor exchanges and returns within reason and within 30 days. If you have any questions, please message me.
Evolution of my Designs over the years
I am happy to share the evolution of my work over the years. You can take a peek at some of the first designs I sold on Etsy by checking out my reviews which go all the way back to 2009: