TheMerryElephant

colorful, handcrafted, affordable everyday jewelry

Timberlake, North Carolina · 1035 Sales

TheMerryElephant

colorful, handcrafted, affordable everyday jewelry

Timberlake, North Carolina 1035 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(319)

Shop owner

Jessica

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

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

◆ 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!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 31, 2017

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

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

◆ 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!

Jessica

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Jessica

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(319)
Carmen Spaulding

Carmen Spaulding on Mar 21, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

These are pretty but tinier than I expected. I like small earrings but I will have to use these as 2nd hole earrings. I think they are a little overpriced but I'll pay better attention next time.

Carmen Spaulding

Carmen Spaulding on Mar 21, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

These are pretty but tinier than I expected. I like small earrings but I will have to use these as 2nd hole earrings. I think they are a little overpriced but I'll pay better attention next time.

Carmen Spaulding

Carmen Spaulding on Mar 21, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

These are pretty but tinier than I expected. I like small earrings but I will have to use these as 2nd hole earrings. I think they are a little overpriced but I'll pay better attention next time.

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Updates

Lovely little amethyst and quartz slices. Will be cut and made into slice studs by next week.
Brand new colorful gemstone bracelets, and many more to come!
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About

The Natural World

is my biggest inspiration. ❤

I love making jewelry -- the colors, textures, symmetry, sounds, mathematics, mediums. Most of my days revolve around d̶r̶i̶n̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶c̶o̶f̶f̶e̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ sitting at my bench putting things together until it feels proper and looks pretty.

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 periodically 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.

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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, and a beagle girl named Muppy.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Shipping
✕ I will ship your jewelry out within 1-3 business days. 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+ days) due to postal facility mishaps. PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP if your item has not arrived after 30 days!

✕ 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! While I understand how frustrating it is when this happens, I cannot be held responsible for packages mis-delivered due to an inaccurate address. If a package is returned to me, shipping cost will not be refunded. Please check and re-check the address before placing the order.
Refunds and Exchanges
✕ If something is wrong with your jewelry or it is defective, please contact me immediately via Etsy convo and attach some photos.

✕ Any returns, exchanges, replacements, refunds, etc. are determined on a case-by-case basis; please convo me within 72 hours of receiving your item. Returns and exchanges are arranged before the items are returned to me and are to be returned in their original condition, unworn/unused, buyer is responsible for any loss of value if damaged or worn, and all shipping fees.

✕ Item MUST be shipped out (back to me) within 2 business days of return agreement.

✕ For all returned items, there is a small $3 restocking fee that will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
✕ 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. Smartphones are especially notorious for saturating and enhancing screen colors!

✕ 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. If you have a quarter nearby, a US quarter is about 1 inch in diameter, or approximately 25mm.

✕ Please get in touch with me if, for any reason, you are unhappy with the jewelry you receive. I really want you to feel 100% about your investment here and enjoy your jewelry for a very long time. If you are considering leaving any neutral or negative feedback (3 stars or less), please allow me an opportunity to make it right first -- 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! :)

More information

Last updated on Jan 4, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How quickly is the package shipped out?

I do my absolute best to ship your jewelry out to you as soon as possible, and I empathize with being super mega excited while anticipating the delivery of a parcel! I joyfully prepare your items with love and care and ship them out typically within 1-2 business days.

International shipping?

Unfortunately I am currently not shipping internationally (except for Canada); if you are in Canada and would like to purchase, let me know and I can adjust the listing for you!

How to pay with debit/credit without PayPal account?

In the checkout/cart area, choose to pay with PayPal. Once you are redirected to PayPal, instead of choosing to pay with your PayPal account, select the option to pay with a debit or credit card. You'll then be prompted to fill in your billing and credit card information. You will need to enter an e-mail address to send your receipt and confirmation.

See Etsy's help article for more information below:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

Dog allergies?

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 in 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.

How long, after shipped, will it take to get the package?

I ship USPS First-Class Mail in most cases and that *typically* takes 2-3 days. If your package is shipped Priority Mail, it takes the same amount of time, but Priority Mail is exactly what it sounds like -- it takes priority within the USPS and is also insured for at least $50 automatically. EVERY ORDER IS TRACKED and you will receive a tracking number via e-mail! Yay!

Occasionally stuff happens, or things get sorted incorrectly and sent to the wrong state, but it should work itself out and eventually get to its destination. Sometimes, Etsy/USPS tracking takes 24+ hours to update. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you are having trouble tracking your order!