jcudesigns

Modern, Bohemian & Personalised Jewellery

Chatham, United Kingdom · 3398 Sales

jcudesigns

Modern, Bohemian & Personalised Jewellery

Chatham, United Kingdom 3398 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Bohemian style jewellery - wrap bracelets using leather, ribbon & gemstone beads, hand stamped, personalized aluminium cuffs & rings plus unique artisan pieces.

I love the earthiness & freedom that bohemian jewellery suggests and adore combining natural materials like leather & gemstones with more modern quality beads & materials.

I really love working with leather, suede & ribbon and enjoy finding new ways to create original jewellery that's easy to wear. I enjoy searching for new & interesting beads that will suit my style of jewellery and look fantastic when worn!

But I also enjoy designing simple charm necklaces & more vintage inspired jewellery. I spend a lot of time sourcing quality components & artisan made pieces to add interest and uniqueness to my designs. A simple, quality pendant can be just as stunning as a wire-wrapped bead necklace. I understand that we all have our own personal style!

Being able to offer hand-stamped aluminium cuffs & rings that have your own special messages on never fails to thrill me. I feel honoured to be able to create a unique gift that will be a keepsake of a very special day or time.

Please feel free to contact me if there's an item I've sold that you'd love to have or if you have any other questions. Your query may well spark a new passion or a new direction for me.....

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2016

Bohemian style jewellery - wrap bracelets using leather, ribbon & gemstone beads, hand stamped, personalized aluminium cuffs & rings plus unique artisan pieces.

I love the earthiness & freedom that bohemian jewellery suggests and adore combining natural materials like leather & gemstones with more modern quality beads & materials.

I really love working with leather, suede & ribbon and enjoy finding new ways to create original jewellery that's easy to wear. I enjoy searching for new & interesting beads that will suit my style of jewellery and look fantastic when worn!

But I also enjoy designing simple charm necklaces & more vintage inspired jewellery. I spend a lot of time sourcing quality components & artisan made pieces to add interest and uniqueness to my designs. A simple, quality pendant can be just as stunning as a wire-wrapped bead necklace. I understand that we all have our own personal style!

Being able to offer hand-stamped aluminium cuffs & rings that have your own special messages on never fails to thrill me. I feel honoured to be able to create a unique gift that will be a keepsake of a very special day or time.

Please feel free to contact me if there's an item I've sold that you'd love to have or if you have any other questions. Your query may well spark a new passion or a new direction for me.....

Jill Unthank

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About

The ideas just keep on coming...

My reason for crafting? My Grandmother! Taught at an early age to sew, embroider, knit (badly - Gran always blamed my left handedness!) & bake.

As an adult I returned to cross stitch as a hobby & then one day someone gave me a handmade card - I thought I can do that - & so a small successful greetings card business began. Then someone gave me some handmade jewellery & that was it - I thought I can do that... & an obsession with beads, ribbon & leather began.

Again, success in the real world encouraged me to venture online & now I find myself with a growing business on Etsy.

My designs have changed over time - I still love the pretty, cluster style bracelets I first started selling but a personal love of wrap bracelets has led me to develop different styles to sell on here. Leather wraps & any designs containing leather are my main love but I now have a growing obsession with hand-stamping aluminium cuffs & rings. Who wouldn't want to be part of a unique personalized gift for a loved one on their birthday, anniversary, wedding day....the list is endless & I never grow tired of saying to customers - 'Yes, I can stamp that message for you' - it gives me a thrill every time!

Where I will go next nobody knows... the beads, leather, aluminium & ribbon take me on their journey not the other way around!

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  • Jill Unthank

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Chief Packer, Tidier & Coffee Maker!

    Wife to the love of my life, mum to 3 handsome young men. Now full-time jewellery designer! Enjoy listening to music, reading & watching comedies.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
Welcome to jcudesigns on Etsy!

I love creating jewellery and want all my customers to be happy with their purchases. Please feel free to contact me with any questions before or after purchase. However, you may find the answer you're looking for here. I will try to respond within 24hrs.

I aim to dispatch all items within 3-5 working days. However, many items are made to order and should I not be able to keep to this time frame I will contact you immediately to advise of a revised dispatch date. Again, circumstances beyond my control - for example, postal strikes or severe weather disruption - will be advised via the conversation function here on Etsy.

Custom made orders may also take longer to dispatch and again I will advise you of this.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All payments are via Paypal or Etsy's direct checkout - so you can pay by Visa, debit card or Etsy gift vouchers without the need of a Paypal account.

Refunds will be made via the original payment option.
Shipping
*All items posted out within 1-5 working days by standard Royal Mail 1st class (UK) and International Standard Airmail*** (overseas from UK)

***Standard Airmail DOES NOT have a tracking number nor is it traceable once posted. If you require a trackable method of postage then please contact me***

Estimated delivery times from Royal Mail (UKs postal provider)

*within UK 1-2 working days
*Europe 3-5 working days
*Rest of World inc US/Canada 5-7 working days

**In reality, this means UK parcels can take up to a week, Europe takes an average 1-2 weeks and Worldwide - especially US/Canada - can take 2-3 weeks, sometimes much longer! Often this is due to how long a parcel is held in customs by the receiving country. Once it leaves me it is out of my control, I'm afraid**

*Purchasers are responsible for all local charges and taxes. Those ordering from outside the UK may be subject to import duties, fees and taxes which are levied after the package reaches their country and these are the responsibility of the purchaser
Refunds and Exchanges
I want my customers to be happy and return to my shop - therefore, in most cases, I will happily refund the cost of your item plus postage charges should we not be able to resolve any issues.

Should an item be faulty or damaged please contact me before returning it. I will try to sort out any problems as quickly as possible (complying with the UK's Distance Selling Regulations). All refunds will be made via Paypal or via Etsy's direct checkout depending on your payment method.

Under the EU Directive on Consumer Rights June 2014, you now have 14 days from receipt to change your mind and return the item. Please note, you will receive a full refund of the original item and postage but you will be responsible for paying the return postage costs. This complies with the DSRs and they stipulate that all items must be returned.

Under the new regulations we have to offer a cancellation form for customers use - it is optional but regulations stipulate we have to have one available. If you require a cancellation form please request one and I will email it to you.

Royal Mail do not consider an item of mail lost until

15 workings days has passed for UK deliveries
20 working days has passed for European deliveries and
25 working days has passed for all other deliveries (rest of world)

This is the number of days AFTER the expected date of delivery (ie after the estimated delivery times in my Delivery policy.) Should an item not arrive within this time frame then I will consider it 'lost' and will refund. Please allow that amount of time stated before contacting me regarding a refund. I've had UK parcels take 3 weeks to get to their destination and US parcels sometimes longer (up to 6 weeks on occasions!!!)

For custom made items no refunds or exchanges can be given. The EU Directive on Consumer Rights June 2014 do not apply to custom makes and therefore should the item not fit due to you not measuring your size correctly or not informing me of the correct size I cannot be held responsible.

All my listings clearly state measurements in both inches and centimetres.

I will gladly refund due to my errors - I'm not superhuman and, sometimes, errors occur - but I cannot be held responsible for customer error and so, will not refund on these occasions.
Additional policies and FAQs
JEWELLERY CARE INSTRUCTIONS
• The findings used in your jewellery are only plated or base metal alloys unless otherwise staed in the listing. Plated means a thin layer of silver has been layered over a base metal of either copper or brass. Over time this plating can wear off.
• Tarnishing can sometimes occur. This happens when the metals react with the natural oils in the skin. Unfortunately, the balance of some peoples’ skins causes this darkening to happen quickly. If some of the plating has started to wear & shows the base metal then this can react with your skin & darken the rest of the metal. You can try & polish the metal up with a jewellery polishing cloth or propriety jewellery cleaner. Silver can also tarnish when exposed to the air so try to keep your jewellery away from other pieces or being left out to try & diminish the chances of oxidisation.
• Jewellery findings are not indestructible; unfortunately thin metal can break & sometimes clasps malfunction. Try not to expose your items to any undue stress or get them caught up as this may lead to breakages.
• Repairs on faulty findings & clasps will be carried out within 6 months of purchase; upon return, if the fault is due to wear & tear then I may need to invoice you for repairs. Postage costs will need to be met by you for any returns to me & I will repair & return at my own cost.

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If you see something you like but would prefer different colours/findings please message me and I'll see what I can do. I can also make pieces to individual requirements - again just contact me.

All metal products used are plated unless otherwise stated. I try my best to source nickel free items but cannot guarantee that all findings used are nickel free. However,please be aware that some people still react to plated jewellery. My descriptions will advise if findings used are plated or sterling silver or other metals.

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There is always a debate over what is handmade - peoples' opinions vary greatly. I wish to confirm that most of the metal components, charms and findings I use are not made by me - I do not have the facilities to cast metal charms or findings!! However, I spend a lot of time sourcing quality components from around the world and I design & put the necklaces, bracelets etc together myself. I do NOT buy items in wholesale. So, even if it is a charm & beads placed on a chain - I have spent time creating it and therefore, in my opinion that is handmade by me.

Many of my unique pieces have metal & ceramic components created by artisan makers from around the world. Some pieces also have charms stamped by me and if I have created any of the components myself I have made this clear in my listings. If you have any queries on how a piece has been made then please contact me.
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Please also consider that colours may vary slightly due to digital reproduction or monitor settings.

I really hope you enjoy looking at my designs as much as I enjoy making them!

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