TheMerryElephant

handcrafted, colorful, affordable everyday jewelry

North Carolina, United States · 540 Sales

TheMerryElephant

handcrafted, colorful, affordable everyday jewelry

North Carolina, United States 540 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(196)
Shop owner

Jessica

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Announcement   ◆ We are in the process of moving! While I will definitely ship out your jewelry within the time frame provided, your shipping label may be printed a day or two before I am able to get it to the post office; however, I fully assure you that I will have your item shipped out within 4-7 business days. Thank you all for your patience during this time!

◆ Due to the ongoing issues Etsy currently has (and has been having) with direct checkout, I have decided that I will no longer offer it. I will continue to accept PayPal, as it is solidly reliable -- you can pay through PayPal with your debit or credit card. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused!

Welcome to The Merry Elephant! I am super thrilled that you stopped by ❤
Continued...

I carefully make every item that is available in my shop with my own two hands. Some items are more labor intensive than others; for example, using flat earring pad studs and attaching them to unique wood pieces to create earrings, or cutting a (requested) length of chain and adding the findings to create a completed necklace, are not as labor intensive as some wire-wrapping projects or beaded gemstone bracelet/necklace projects (especially knotting with silk!).

Please keep in mind that colors in person may vary from those shown on screen. If you'd like, I would be more than happy to provide you with additional photographs in different lighting scenarios. I genuinely want you to be happy with and feel good about your purchase from The Merry Elephant.

Also, feel free to pop me a convo with your questions, custom order requests, etc. and I will do my absolute best to get back to you ASAP ❤

If there is ever a problem with your order, I ask that you please contact me immediately to see if anything can be done to rectify whatever issue you may have before leaving feedback.

And, as with all shops on Etsy, please read my policies page before purchasing so that you are familiar with how I handle things! Thank y'all so much! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMerryElephant/policy

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 14, 2016

◆ We are in the process of moving! While I will definitely ship out your jewelry within the time frame provided, your shipping label may be printed a day or two before I am able to get it to the post office; however, I fully assure you that I will have your item shipped out within 4-7 business days. Thank you all for your patience during this time!

◆ Due to the ongoing issues Etsy currently has (and has been having) with direct checkout, I have decided that I will no longer offer it. I will continue to accept PayPal, as it is solidly reliable -- you can pay through PayPal with your debit or credit card. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused!

Welcome to The Merry Elephant! I am super thrilled that you stopped by ❤
Continued...

I carefully make every item that is available in my shop with my own two hands. Some items are more labor intensive than others; for example, using flat earring pad studs and attaching them to unique wood pieces to create earrings, or cutting a (requested) length of chain and adding the findings to create a completed necklace, are not as labor intensive as some wire-wrapping projects or beaded gemstone bracelet/necklace projects (especially knotting with silk!).

Please keep in mind that colors in person may vary from those shown on screen. If you'd like, I would be more than happy to provide you with additional photographs in different lighting scenarios. I genuinely want you to be happy with and feel good about your purchase from The Merry Elephant.

Also, feel free to pop me a convo with your questions, custom order requests, etc. and I will do my absolute best to get back to you ASAP ❤

If there is ever a problem with your order, I ask that you please contact me immediately to see if anything can be done to rectify whatever issue you may have before leaving feedback.

And, as with all shops on Etsy, please read my policies page before purchasing so that you are familiar with how I handle things! Thank y'all so much! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMerryElephant/policy

Jessica

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Updates

Brand new colorful gemstone bracelets, and many more to come!
Gorgeous silk tassels handmade from upcycled sari ribbon, just finished them up this week. They make lovely tassel necklaces!
New druzy stud earrings, stainless steel posts and a wide variety of new colors available!

About

The Natural World

is my biggest inspiration. ❤

I love making jewelry -- the colors, textures, symmetry, sounds, mathematics, mediums -- I crave waking up to make something new, to experiment with recent ideas and watch them come to life with my own two hands. Most of my days revolve around d̶r̶i̶n̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶c̶o̶f̶f̶e̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ sitting at my bench meticulously putting things together until it just feels right.

My family and I live a simple life out here in the beautiful rural countryside of North Carolina. I enjoy cooking & baking, cleaning (yes, cleaning!), singing (while no one is around), dancing (ALSO while no one is around, ha), making jewelry and other artsy things, playing with our awesome beagle, and watching the Science Channel. And occasionally some Spongebob.

On occasion, I'll be asked what prompted me to choose the name "The Merry Elephant." I happened to come across a video one day on YouTube of a young elephant who had seemed to recently discover the ocean and was cheerfully playing in the waves. This lesson was forever burned into my soul: The ultimate joy, decided by the most simple of things, created from the discovery of something new and totally unfamiliar; making a great situation into an even better one, acknowledging that there is allure in all things and to always absorb the wonder as it unfolds. This is what we should all aspire to and strive for: to be MERRY. Life is just too short to not enjoy the little things, the fleeting moments of happiness and love and discovery.

Each piece of jewelry is crafted by me with careful hands and a merry heart. I pass bits of my merry spirit into the jewelry I make -- and within the jewelry you receive lies wonderful vibes of happiness and love.

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  • Jessica

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I attended East Carolina University and majored in art. I have a son, Logan, a stepdaughter, Hailey, a beagle named Muppy, and an obsession with outer space and gemstones.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 23, 2016
TheMerryElephant policies, summarized:
► We have an awesome beagle, so be aware if you're allergic to dogs
► Our home is totally smoke-free
► Unfortunately I no longer ship to the EU
► Please contact me ASAP if there are any issues with your order
► I will refund or replace if damaged during transit, please provide photos
► I typically do not accept returns for refunds due to sanitary issues
► I am not responsible for incorrect addresses, shipping not refunded
► Sometimes USPS takes way longer than expected due to sorting mishaps
► I accept PAYPAL ONLY, as direct checkout has been unreliable/unpredictable
► Viewing devices may display colors differently than in person

Welcome to TheMerryElephant! I handcraft all of the jewelry you see in the shop. I am really friendly, easygoing, and reasonable, so please don't hesitate to convo me at any time for any reason! I would be happy to provide additional pictures or answer questions you may have about any of the items.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
Unfortunately at this time I do not accept mailed payment methods, such as checks or money orders.
Shipping
I am so sad to announce that I will no longer be shipping internationally to any countries within the EU. This was a difficult decision and I greatly apologize for any inconvenience.

Our home is 100% SMOKE FREE!

PLEASE READ, DOG ALLERGY STATEMENT: We love dogs and do currently have a beagle -- and, as dogs do, she occasionally sheds. Muppy never comes in contact with the jewelry or supplies and I do my absolute best to keep her away from my workspace; however, I do find hair on my clothing from time to time. I am extremely sanitary (my husband would interject here and say that I am entirely too sanitary), and thoroughly wash my hands before handling ANYTHING having to do with my work processes, including creating, organizing, packaging up the items, etc. I have never had a complaint about a stray hair surprise in a shipment, but part of me feels like no matter what precautions I take (aside from having no dog at all, which is not an option!) someday, at some point, a hair will somehow hitch a ride. Anyway, please keep this in mind if you have severe dog allergies or just don't like adorable, amazing doggies.

► It takes 30 days for USPS to declare a package "lost". Once the package leaves my hands at the post office, it is totally out of my control. On occasion it will take an extra long time for an item to arrive (15-25 days) due to postal facility mishaps.

► Please be sure that the address you provide is the correct one. If there was an error and you need to change the shipping address before your item is shipped, immediately contact me! I am *not* responsible for packages mis-delivered due to the buyer accidentally using an old address or entering it incorrectly. If a package is returned to me for this reason, I will refund the purchase price minus the shipping costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
► If an item is defective I would be happy to resolve any issues you have; I DO offer refunds for defective items or replacements if applicable/possible. I will ask for images or photos of the defective item if they are not voluntarily provided initially.

► Please contact me if you are considering leaving any neutral or negative feedback (3 stars or less) so that I have an opportunity to set it right -- your satisfaction is VERY important to me! I am human (er, at least I'm pretty sure I am human) and I do make mistakes! :)

► I DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS FOR REFUNDS for numerous reasons, sanitation being one of them. Unless the item is defective or damaged, a refund will not be given. As a buyer, be fully aware of what you are buying and ask any questions before making your purchase -- I want you to know (and be happy with) exactly what you're getting. This makes a more pleasant Etsy experience for both buyers and sellers.

► I cannot be held responsible for someone that did NOT read the full listing or pay attention to the colors/sizes listed, and I will not give refunds for any of these complaints. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but one bad apple spoiled the bunch! :) Actually, a good idea when shopping for jewelry would be to keep a ruler or tape measure handy so that you can better visualize the size of the item with the information provided in the listing.
Additional policies and FAQs
► I wanted to add that I only use 100% NICKEL FREE earwires (hooks and studs) on ALL of my earring creations! However, if you have severe metal allergies, I recommend requesting niobium wire. I always have natural 22 gauge niobium wire on hand, so convo me if you're interested in having niobium earwires made for your earrings and I'll be happy to work with you!

► PLEASE BE SURE to read over each listing carefully, read the description fully and pay close attention to the sizes and dimensions listed. View all of the photos and click the "zoom" button at the bottom of the image if you'd like. Actually, a good idea when shopping for jewelry would be to keep a ruler or tape measure handy so that you can better visualize the size of the item with the information provided in the listing.

► Keep in mind that your monitor, tablet, phone may display the colors of the items differently, and in person the color may be a different shade due to the settings/saturation of the device you are viewing from.

► All jewelry should be handled with care and stored properly! Sterling silver should be stored in a closed container out of sunlight and humidity, as correct storage will prolong the time it takes to tarnish. Try not to expose your jewelry to lotions or perfumes if you can help it.