JewelryByMaria

Handmade jewellery - beautiful original affordable

1 Sale

JewelryByMaria

Handmade jewellery - beautiful original affordable

1 Sale On Etsy since 2009

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Last updated on February 6, 2011
Welcome
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As already mentioned, any question concerning this shop’s products is more than welcome. Feel free to make a custom request(different colors,shapes,combinations etc.)
Email me and I’ll reply instantly. Remember, the polymer clay beads included in my creations are handmade by me.
Millefiori is an Italian word and means “Thousand Flowers”. Beads which must have been created using the exact same technique were found as early as 800 - 1000 AD in places as far away as Mesopotamia and Egypt.
In the 19th century this technique was made popular in Venice, Italy, to make glass beads.

In place of glass, nowadays we use Polymer Clay. This innovating and flexible medium facilitates the creation of very intricate and elaborated designs than those produced with glass.
Polymer clay comes in a full spectrum of colors, wich we can mix allowing to achieve a broader palette. I combine the clays into intricate patterns, roll them into cylinders (called canes), and then slice into thin cross-sections. This process is very similar to that of rolling dough for cookies or for making candy. The slices are molded into objects and then baked to harden the clay.
Basically, you start out creating your pattern on a larger scale, then reduce it by applying pressure or by pulling it. Then you can either add to it or cut it into pieces and re-assemble those. This process can be repeated numerous times. However, the key is to maintain the clarity of the image and to avoid too much distortion.


As seen on http://www.flickr.com/photos/mk-designs/

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Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I only accept PayPal as method of payment.

Payment should be completed immediately after you’ve placed your order, otherwise your order will be cancelled. If you encounter any problem concerning payment please let me know before it’s too late. The billing address should match paypal adress.
Shipping
All items are posted as registered.
Your order will be shipped when full payment is received.

Please ensure that you allow at least one business day for packing and shipping your order.

You will receive a fully protected and sealed bubble wrap envelope or box or tube depending on item/
I’ll be sending you also an e-mail notification to inform you that your order has been shipped.

If you are located outside Europe or overseas, it could take 10 to 14 working days for the item to get to you.

*For those who are interested in receiving their order as soon as possible: contact me to give you information on the express shipping rate.

(If you are located in Greece contact me to give you information on domestic shipping rates).
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you’re not satisfied with your order after receiving it, please contact me immediately so that we can find a reasonable solution to the problem.
Additional policies and FAQs
What you see in the picture of a listed item is what you get.
If you want something gift wrapped for a friend please state and i'll put all my imagination into it!