jewelrybyvicki

Handmade Wire Wrapped Jewelry

On Etsy since 2008

jewelrybyvicki

Handmade Wire Wrapped Jewelry

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Vicki Corwin

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Vicki Corwin

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About jewelrybyvicki

Sales 1,431
On Etsy since 2008

All About Us!

I have always been involved in some kind of arts and crafts, and had owned my own porcelain doll business, where I taught classes and poured my own molds.
It was successful, but a divorce forced me into a smaller home, and one income, so I had to move on.
I remarried a wonderful man and he is the love of my life!

I started dabbling in jewelry, and found out I had a great love for wire wrapping.
I bought a few tapes and started selling a little jewelry, on the side.
I went to work full time for a daycare, (mind you I am 58 years old now) - I know, "Crazy", but none the less I liked it!
I had planned to stay there until I retired. I even went back to school to to get my Early Childhood Development Associate.

After 12 years of being a pre-school teacher, in the same place of business, "The doors" closed, they could not keep going with the economy crunch.
"I was devastated!"
Out of work at my age, and on unemployment for the first time in my life!
I walked around for days, pretty depressed.

My husband said: "Why don't you just draw your unemployment for awhile and try to get your jewelry going?"
"What?" I couldn't do that!
Well I decided, with some guilt, to do it.

I worked on a website for several weeks. I worked about, fourteen hours a day, got one built, and of course nothing really became of it.
Then I discovered Etsy! The rest is history!

I have two etsy shops. I love it, and they have been successful.
It did not come overnight, and it was not easy.
There were many, many, long hours, but it has been a dream come true.

Losing my job, has been a "Blessing In Disguise".
Little did I know that God works in mysterious ways. Even though i had been so devastated over the loss of my job, he was preparing me for what was to come.

In July 2010 my husband suffered 2 strokes, and a collapsed lung. I am now a full time caregiver to him.He is in a wheelchair now,and his left arm is completly parralized and he is learning to walk again. We work every day together with physical thereapy. We also have an awsome Welsh Corgi Named "Tucker" that brings us many laughs and licks!
We are happier than we have ever been, and we are blessed!

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  • Vicki Corwin

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    I'm a retired preschool teacher. My husband is a two time stroke survivor,and I now, am also a full time caregiver for him,and Wire Wrap Jewelry Artist!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2011
Welcome to "Jewelry By Vicki" I will try to make your buying experiance from my shop pleasant.Pull up a chair,have a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
“My goal is that you are completely delighted with your purchase" If you are not satisfied with your purchase ,for good reasons. Please contact me and I'll be happy to exchange or refund. You must contact me within 2 days of recieving your item so I can arrange an exchange or refund for you, and give you the address to return your item.
Payment
I only accept PayPal payments, paypal allows you to pay with your paypal balance or use your credit card at check out.

According to Etsy rules you have 3 days to pay for what you add to cart. BUT please note that It is not my preferred method of doing business. If you add to cart, I'd prefer you pay promptly. If you see an item you want and you can not pay immediately, I would prefer you convo me and ask me to reserve it for you for 48 hours.
Shipping
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PAYPAL AND ETSY SHIP TO ADDRESS MATCH, OTHERWISE CONVO ME TO CLARIFY WHERE YOU WANT ME TO SHIP, OTHERWISE I'LL HAVE TO CONTACT YOU TO VERIFY YOUR SHIP TO ADDRESS. THIS WILL HOLD UP YOUR ORDERS SHIP DATE.

Most orders will ship in a bubble wrap mailer.

First let me say that I have great feedback! and I ship very quickly. I understand how important it is to get order, quickly.
If you pay when you add to cart, I ship withing 1-3 business days.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING - this item ships USPO first class with delivery confirmation/tracking #.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR COUNTRY LISTED FOR SHIPPING PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ADD YOUR COUNTRY TO THE SHIP TO LIST OR I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHY YOUR COUNTRY IS NOT LISTED. PLEASE BE AWARE OF YOUR COUNTRY SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS. I love to ship internationally! BUT I do not write all the laws and restrictions that are in effect. Keep in mind I don't like the laws and restrictions either, but let me also say that I follow the rules regarding these restrictions! NOT following this rules is a FEDERAL OFFENSE. So with that said...Items ship USPO first class*. Declaration of package contents and value of contents will be on the appropriate customs form. Buyer is responsible for all fees, taxes and duties. If your order is returned to me because you refused to pay duty/taxes/fees, I will refund your order, only if the entire order is in the box/envelope, unharmed and totally intact.
If you want upgrade to international priority mail please contact me before checking out. Without priority mail buyer is responsible if items are lost or damaged.

Hollidays may take longer shipping!!!!
Additional policies and FAQs
I guarantee my own work for normal wear and tear. I except custom orders. Vintage is what it is! Previously used or worn! I try really hard to rank it correctly, describe, and take good photo's. I do make miss judgements. if you think your piece is not up to specks, please convo me maybe we can make it right! I want to please my customers so they come back, but please be fair! Don't leave negitive or neutral feed
back and not give the shop owner a chance to make it right! Thank so much, I appreciate your buisness.

JUST A SMALL NOTE ABOUT WHOLESALE INQUIRIES: My prices are wholesale. I can't go any lower folks! The best I can do is free shipping.


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