storied jewelry and vintage style.

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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Announcement    welcome to joeyfivecents! storied jewelry & accessories handmade from repurposed vintage imagery and resin, mixed metals & vintage findings. follow along on instagram for more designs, giveaways and news: @joeyfivecents.


Last updated on Feb 26, 2021

welcome to joeyfivecents! storied jewelry & accessories handmade from repurposed vintage imagery and resin, mixed metals & vintage findings. follow along on instagram for more designs, giveaways and news: @joeyfivecents.



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Susan Forker

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Susan Forker


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About joeyfivecents

Sales 2,036
On Etsy since 2008

everything has a story...

Formerly, I was a film & video editor and used pictures and sound as a means to tell a narrative. Although I now create with different media, it's still about telling a story.

I live and work in Bucks County, PA in a Civil War era farmhouse and barn that provides a sense of warmth and creative curiosity. I draw inspiration from my surroundings - the natural beauty and wildlife that changes throughout the seasons and the sense of history that is inherent to this area. I source local flea markets and auctions for my materials and often find that I'm drawn to things that may not get used right away but have sparked an idea that needs to grow and develop. Digging through boxes of musty antique books and vintage ephemera is pure inspiration filled with possibilities. I thrive on that connection in my work between the past and the present - to incorporate something old that has been deemed 'not useful' or relevant and to present it in a modern context that celebrates its original story is what my jewelry is all about.

My handmade work features curated original vintage paper imagery that I cut, seal and preserve in layers of jewelry grade resin in my home studio. Every finished ‘joey’ design honors the stories of the original materials used but presents a new narrative that touches on abstraction and nostalgia while emphasizing reuse and eco-fashion.

Want to know more about my studio and process? I was honored to have been featured on Etsy's blog series 'Inspiring Workspaces' - find the story here:

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  • susan forker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    joeyfivecents is a brand of storied jewelry and vintage style created by susan forker. each handmade piece features repurposed vintage ephemera and resin, mixed metals and vintage findings. every 'joey' is one-of-a-kind and creates conversation.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2020
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All of my jewelry is handmade and one of a kind. Each piece is diverse and unusual, and the wearer’s experience should be fun and conversational.

I use both modern and vintage reclaimed images and seal them to be water resistant, however, they are not waterproof. Please don’t immerse pendants in water or wear them in the shower.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Please ask questions before you buy. Each item is individually handmade and one of a kind. I try to show and describe all aspects and angles of each piece with photos and words. If, however, you are genuinely dissatisfied with your item or have issues with quality or workmanship, please let me know within three days of receipt. I will be happy to correct any problems as long as you mail it back in its original condition and packaging within 14 days. If I can’t fix the problem, then an exchange or refund can easily be arranged.

If you would like to exchange your product because you see something else listed that you like instead- I can work that out too. However, you will need to pay the postage for the return and the exchange.
I accept credit card and PayPal payments. If I do not receive payment or notice of a payment on the way within one week, I will need to cancel your order. I always email first to check, but will go ahead and cancel if I do not hear back within a day or two of this notification.

Please note that I am required by law to collect state sales tax from Pennsylvania residents. This is calculated within PayPal when you complete the payment process. This will be a flat rate charge of 6% for all PA residents.
I ship domestically but will consider international if you convo me first.

Most shipments are done via etsy's shipping service, so there will be a delivery confirmation number for tracking information. These will be emailed to you l. I generally ship by the next day of your order unless otherwise stated and via first class mail. If you need your purchases to arrive more quickly, please send me a message and I can ship it sooner and/or I can send you a revised invoice for a shipping upgrade.

I ship to the address provided through Etsy. Please provide matching shipping addresses for Etsy and PayPal to be sure your items arrive at the intended address. I am happy to ship items to gift recipients, just let me know the desired shipping address and select gift wrapping service.

If you absolutely want to guarantee receipt of your package and/or be reimbursed for mailing mishaps, I strongly suggest you request insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will be happy to leave positive feedback, and always appreciate it if you do the same for me.

If you have a problem with anything you buy from me, please convo me and I'll do my best to correct the situation.

Bottom line, I want a happy customer!