jgrumbling

handmade jewelry by janet grumbling

Texas, United States · 139 Sales

jgrumbling

handmade jewelry by janet grumbling

Texas, United States 139 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   I hope you'll have as much fun browsing my shop as I have had creating these jewelry pieces. I take great joy in discovering where my imagination can take me, learning new skills as I go along.

For information on custom orders, shipping, and repairs or returns, please visit my shop policies, or check my "about" page for my story and links to the other places you can find me online.

Thanks for visiting and have fun shopping handmade!

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 18, 2016

I hope you'll have as much fun browsing my shop as I have had creating these jewelry pieces. I take great joy in discovering where my imagination can take me, learning new skills as I go along.

For information on custom orders, shipping, and repairs or returns, please visit my shop policies, or check my "about" page for my story and links to the other places you can find me online.

Thanks for visiting and have fun shopping handmade!

Janet Grumbling

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Updates

Seven years ago today I listed my first items for sale on Etsy. The photo is an early listing, while the tag leads to a current, also pearly, listing. Thank you, Etsy and customers, for letting this old lady continue to grow and learn!
The night before the night before. Getting some more earrings made for Bedford (Texas) Artsfest. At my last big show, I sold down to just one pair of En Pointe earrings on the first day.

About

Jewelry, where have you been all my life?

Over the years I've tried my hand at making jewelry from the findings you can get at the local craft store, mostly for gifts. Then, while planning my daughter's wedding in 2008, we couldn't find exactly what she wanted for her bridesmaids' jewelry at an affordable price. Once again I headed to the craft store and bought a supply of Swarovski crystals in her chosen colors and sterling findings to make five sets of matching necklaces and earrings. They were certainly not perfect, especially since I had no idea what to do with that very frightening straight end of those head pins holding the crystals. How was I supposed to attach them to the ear wires and chains? Somehow, I made it work and I still get excited when I see one of the girls wearing her jewelry.

I spent almost another year toying with the idea of making jewelry, knowing that I needed something creative to do after years of working as a bookseller. Slowly, I began collecting glass beads and more sterling findings (and learning what to do with those head pins!) and created a few pieces, listing my very first items on Etsy on April Fool's Day, 2009. What better day is there to start a business you're not sure you belong in?

So, what you see in my shop today is the result of a very slow process, making sales here and there and graduating from the dining table to an actual studio created in one end of a fortunately large laundry room. I've taught myself to solder and make my own findings whenever possible and expanded my bead collection to include natural stones and pearls as well as beautiful glass and ceramic beads. I buy sterling and copper wire in bulk and seldom step into a generic craft store anymore, preferring to haunt my local bead store or shop for great beads from Etsy sellers.

Most of the time these days, I'm busy taking care of a very active granddaughter and grandson, but whenever I can, I steal away to my studio, anxious to grab my hammer and my torch and dig into my stash of beads to create the designs I've been dreaming in my head. I hope you love the results!

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  • Janet Grumbling

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Packager And Shipper

    Although I came late to jewelry-making, I have a background in crafting and creative endeavors, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree earned at the University of Texas at Arlington and time spent as an advertising layout artist.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2016
Lovingly made for you in my smoke-free but cat-friendly home, all of my jewelry is created with high quality sterling silver, argentium sterling, gold-fill, or copper, or a mix of these metals.

My gift packaging, included with all purchases, originally consisted of recycled favor tins from my daughter's wedding. The recycled tins are all gone, and though the same ones are getting harder to find, I'll continue to purchase and use them as long as I can. I will tie your tin with a pretty ribbon and attach my business card. Some items I make are too bulky to fit inside the tins comfortably, but they will still be nicely packaged for gift giving.

I will attempt to use recycled mailing materials whenever possible and I hope that you will reuse or recycle the packaging that you receive with your purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments can be made with Credit Card or PayPal through Etsy's Direct Checkout system.

I reserve the right to ask for a deposit or full payment in advance on custom orders once we have agreed upon a price. This will cover my cost in materials and insure that you get the quality items you desire. Thank you for understanding.
Shipping
As of January 2016, I ship all items via Etsy calculated shipping, so you pay the actual shipping fee for your destination and type of service, plus a small packaging and handling fee. Please note the estimated processing and shipping times listed for each item.

For international shipments, customs forms will be filled out specifying the type of merchandise being shipped. The customer is responsible for any duties or tariffs incurred for shipments to countries outside the United States. Please understand that neither Etsy nor I have any means of estimating, collecting, or submitting these fees to the destination country.

All orders over $50 US will include insurance at no additional charge.

If your purchase is a gift that you would like to have shipped to an address other than the one on your Etsy account, please make a note in the "message to seller"
when placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the delicate nature of my designs, they should be handled and stored with care. I will gladly repair any damaged items to the best of my ability, although in some cases I may not be able to exactly duplicate the original appearance.

If you need to return an item for repair, please contact me to make arrangements (and I'll pay to ship it back to you!).

Items lost in shipment will be refunded or replaced with similar merchandise, but may require extra time to recreate, depending on availability of materials.