JenLeddyStudios

Delicate. Minimal. Modern. Handcrafted Fine Jewelry

Austin, Texas On Etsy since 2009

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JenLeddyStudios

Delicate. Minimal. Modern. Handcrafted Fine Jewelry

Austin, Texas | 629 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Jen Leddy Studios! Traditional goldsmithing and jewelry design made with recycled metals and ethically sourced diamonds. Based in Austin, TX! Thanks for shopping handcrafted and supporting small businesses :)

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2020

Welcome to Jen Leddy Studios! Traditional goldsmithing and jewelry design made with recycled metals and ethically sourced diamonds. Based in Austin, TX! Thanks for shopping handcrafted and supporting small businesses :)

Join my mailing list for the insider scoop: http://eepurl.com/2jXQT

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About JenLeddyStudios

Sales 629
On Etsy since 2009
Video summary: Recycling metal right here in house!

Handcrafted Fine Jewelry

Honing the craft to express the beauty of subtlety.

Mastering the understated statement is the goal of Jen Leddy Studios' design. Jewelry inspired by minimalism and delicacy in its modern form but that pays homage to its inception in history and vintage aesthetics through old-world, traditional techniques. Jen, a true Libran at heart constantly striving for balance, utilizes asymmetrical balance to create a subtle play that is eye-catching without being distracting. That balance appears in composition, texture, and color. Simplicity in design allows for the jewelry to be timeless, speaking to multiple generations.

Jewelry has purpose; often different for everyone. But what reigns true across the board is we adorn ourselves with jewelry for an important personal reason: expression. It could be for outwardly sharing something or inwardly cherishing something. Either way it is an expression of personality. Jen loves to create pieces that allow YOU to express your reason.

Design and style are the obvious face of a jewelry business, but the practice behind it is the most impacting. How it is created and its footprint on the world is absolutely key. Jen Leddy Studios is entirely hand fabricated using traditional goldsmithing techniques from recycled precious metals. All gemstones are natural and ethically sourced (mine-to-market when possible), and all diamonds are conflict-free, recycled, or post-consumer. Building relationships with ethically empowered vendors and suppliers to support sustainable practices is paramount.

Jen is dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship. Each and every piece is created from scratch beginning with sheet, scrap, and wire, then transformed through melting, forging, forming, soldering, sanding, polishing, and setting. Each piece receives individual attention and care, therefore beautifully unique, and often one-of-a-kind.

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  • Jen Leddy

    Owner, Designer, Goldsmith

Shop policies

Last updated on March 5, 2018
Welcome to Jen Leddy Studios jewelry on Etsy!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your item and would like a refund or exchange, please contact me within 7 days of receipt, and we'll get you fixed up. I aim for happy clients! :) I do ask that the item is packaged and returned carefully, as it was received, with some sort of tracking. Item must be in it's original, unworn condition for me to honor refunds and exchanges. Thank you for your consideration!

Custom orders are non-returnable nor exchangeable as they are designed and created specifically for you. The custom process is thorough so you know exactly what you're getting before it's made, and once confirmed, you have agreed to these terms. If for any reason upon receipt of your custom piece it is not exactly as we discussed please contact me and we will make the necessary adjustments to get it there.

Shipping costs are non-refundable.
Payment
Payment is accepted via Paypal, Etsy Gift Cards, and Direct Checkout with credit cards. If you would like to use Paypal and don't have a Paypal account, no worries, it's free and easy to create one.

Sales tax will be added to pieces shipped within TX.
Shipping
Items are shipped ready for giving! Items are packaged in their respective navy "Jen Leddy Studios" boxes, finished with white ribbon. I'm happy to add personalized notes, just let me know in your "Note to Seller."

Please check individual listings for processing times which will range between 1 business day up to 2 weeks. Custom pieces will vary and will be discussed prior to purchase, and may take up to 4 weeks, please contact me for details.

All items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, tracked with delivery confirmation. Items over $100 will be fully insured. See individual listings for shipping charges. Domestic shipments generally deliver in 2-3 business days.

Buyers may select the option to upgrade to USPS Priority Mail Express, 1-2 business days, upon checkout. Please note that upgrading your shipping does not expedite the processing time, only the shipping. If you would like a rush order, please contact me and a small rush fee will apply depending on the piece.

Buyer will be notified by email when the item is shipped with tracking information. If you have a certain deadline, just ask, I am willing to work with you!

For International orders, items will be shipped via USPS Priority International Mail. Insurance is not available for International shipments. Depending on the country, delivery time is approximately 6-10 business days. Any customs fees, duties, or taxes are the buyer's responsibility upon receipt. In following USPS international shipping regulations, jewelry (ie. precious metals and stones) cannot be shipped to certain countries. Please check your country's prohibited or restricted items before purchasing, here: http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/ab_toc.htm. If a purchase is made and addressed to a country where jewelry is a prohibited item, I unfortunately will not be able to process your order, and will have to refund your payment. Please contact me first with questions to avoid any confusion. Thank you!

***PLEASE NOTE: Once shipped, the item is no longer in my control, and I am not responsible for postal mishaps. For Domestic shipments over $100 that are fully insured, a claim can be filed. Regardless, please contact me asap if there is a shipping or delivery discrepancies, and I will assist you as best I can.***

Shipping costs are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love creating custom pieces just for you! Contact me for any customizing questions, concerns, interests, or thoughts. Bridal sets, engagement rings, wedding bands, and bridesmaid jewelry are some of my favorites. I would be honored to participate in making your special day extraordinary! I also welcome wholesale and consignment if you think Jen Leddy Studios jewelry would be a great fit for your boutique or gallery. Email me at jen [!at] jenleddy.com if you are interested :)

Recycled Metal:
Jen Leddy Studios jewelry is made from recycled metals! All metal scraps (even metal shavings and dust) are also re-used and recycled or refined through a established green refiner. Whenever possible clasps and chains made from recycled metals are sourced as well.

14k Gold-Filled:
What is gold-filled? It is solid layer of 14k gold bonded to the surface of base metal. With the exception of some edges, 14k gold is what you see and what touching your skin, which means that is tarnish resistant. The gold represents 1/20th of the total weight of the material. It is a great economical option for the wonderful warm color of gold and is a longer lasting and more durable alternative than gold-plated and vermeil.

Oxidized Sterling Silver: Oxidization is a surface treatment that leaves sterling silver black (in essence, intentionally taking silver to it's fully tarnished state). It can be seen as in Jen Leddy Studios jewelry as polished, brushed back to look antiqued, or strategically placed in crevices to create amazing contrast. In whichever application, oxidized sterling silver naturally wears slightly over time, leaving highlights on raised surfaces while recessed areas remain black. It depends on the intensity of the use by the wearer and contact with other objects how quickly or drastically this happens. This occurs the most with a fully polished and completely black finish. Often customers enjoy the look of the slightly worn oxidation, giving it a raw and antiqued look. But fear not! This is all normal and it can always be re-oxidized for that black-black look, and I do that free of charge, for the lifetime of the piece (just pay return shipping).

Care and Cleaning:
Jewelry is delicate by nature, so please be gentle and care for your jewelry properly. Storage is of utmost importantance because metal does not like moisture. You may use plastic baggies, anti-tarnish bags or jewelry boxes, and/or routine cleaning and upkeep to ensure your jewelry remains beautiful and like-new! Try not to bathe, swim, exercise, spray perfume on, or sleep in your jewelry.

Bright and oxidized sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, or 14k gold may be cleaned with warm water and dish soap (ie. Dawn). You can rub the pieces gently with your fingers, in your palm, or with a soft CLEAN toothbrush, or put several drops of soap into bowl with warm water and let soak. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry (completely dry!). You are welcome to use jewelry polishing cloths on polished pieces only. Do NOT use polishing cloths on matte, textured, or oxidized pieces because they will remove the unique finish that was created.

For greatly tarnished and soiled bright sterling silver (non-oxidized), prepare a heat resistant bowl with aluminum foil. Place jewelry in and sprinkle a thin coat of baking soda to cover pieces. Pour hot (not quite boiling) water into bowl, just enough to submerge the jewelry. Agitate gently for a minute or two and let soak. Rinse with warm water and dish soap (Dawn), pat completely dry, and store. If still not bright and shiny, you may dime-sized portion of baking in your palm with a couple drops of water to create a liquidy paste, and gently rub onto jewelry. Rinse and follow previous finalizing instructions.

Make sure you use your drain catch whenever cleaning your jewelry so you don’t loose your it in the pipes!