Announcement   Hypo-allergenic titanium ear wires & clip ons available. Custom orders welcome. Let's work together to bring your vision to life! Just click "Request Custom Order" below at left.

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Last updated on Apr 9, 2016

Hypo-allergenic titanium ear wires & clip ons available. Custom orders welcome. Let's work together to bring your vision to life! Just click "Request Custom Order" below at left.

Linda Williams

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Updates

I recently found some lapis lazuli beads of good quality at a reasonable price (yeah, amazing, right?). Here is what I did with them.
Just now finished this Hanukkah charm bracelet to round out my Jewish holiday offerings for this year. It will be listed very soon.
Just done today and ready to list--Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry Ice Cream earrings! These are just more Summertime Fun at JoyasLindas, like the Popsicle earrings shown at right.
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About

Building a Business a Little at a Time

JoyasLindas was born in February 2010. I had been making jewelry and beaded lanyards for a while--for my ID badge at work and as gifts for friends and family. People were telling me I should sell my work, but I had no time and no idea how to start. Since I was working as a teacher trainer and professional developer for a public school system, when Snow-Mageddon hit, I suddenly had an open week. I went to work making a banner and an avatar. I wrote my profile and opened my shop. I was off to a start--but the snowstorm passed, I went back to work and things went slowly.

The second half of 2010 was eventful for me--my son got married in June; I retired in July and left immediately on a three week trip; my mom passed away in November; my daughter had twins in December. Still, I managed to start learning how to write descriptions, titles and tags and take photos. In 2011, I joined my first Etsy team and got serious about building the business. Things slowly started to build.

In 2014, my husband and I decided to stay put instead of building a retirement home. I was thrilled when he suggested we put on an addition with a studio for me. It has been a long process, but it's finally done. 2015 was a banner year for JoyasLIndas, and I'm looking forward to the future!

Shop members

  • Linda Williams

    Owner, Creator

    I've always been an artist---drawing, watercolor and oil painting including portraits, block and intaglio printing, but when I tried beading jewelry a few years ago, something just clicked. I can hardly put it down!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2017
Welcome! Joyas means jewelry in Spanish--I chose it for that and because it plays on the English word joy. Making pretty things using natural materials found in the earth brings me a special joy--as I hope my creations do for you. Traditional lore attributes meaning and healing properties to the semi-precious stones and minerals I like to use. I will share these with you as a matter of interest and in a spirit of fun and openness to possibility.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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)
Returns and exchange details
ORDERS are refundable by mutual agreement only if you contact me within one week of receipt. Items are returned at buyers expense in the exact same condition that they were sent in. Payment will be returned to buyer minus original shipping charge. Returned item must be received by me within 28 days of original order. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED AFTER 29 DAYS. For international orders, the buyer is responsible for all customs fees, duties, and import charges that are levied at the time of delivery.

CUSTOM ORDERS are refundable only if they are returned under the above conditions and then posted on this site and after they sell and all moneys received - then the money for the order minus the shipping will be refunded to the original customer. This also applies once the order is placed and before shipment. Customer will only get a refund once the item is placed for sale on my site and sells - no matter how long that takes.
Payment
JoyasLIndas accepts payment through PayPal or direct check-out using major charges or Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
--JoyasLindas waives shipping on US orders of $25.00 or more, pre-tax, pre-shipping, post discount. If US buyers order multiple items to bring their total above $35, JoyasLindas will refund any shipping that is charged.
--Shipping charges:
--to U.S. addresses: $6.45 for orders under $35
--to Canada or Mexico: $24.00
--to all other countries: $35.00

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DUTY AND VAT FEES - You are responsible for all custom charges and VAT. I can't know in advance about additional charges or what they might be for the country of destination. If the item is returned to me by the country of destination because of non-payment, you forfeit your payment and the item unless you want to pay to have it shipped again and pay the fees.

***Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred on international orders. Falsifying customs declarations or having an item marked as "gift" in order to avoid customs fees is classified as Mail Fraud and is a felony. ***
Additional policies and FAQs
--Buyers are cautioned that this jewelry is not intended for use by children.
--Because JoyasLindas works mainly in natural, hand-carved semi-precious stones, variations in color and shape are to be expected--and in fact add to the beauty and value of the item.
--In order to provide functional and wearable beaded art at reasonable costs, unless otherwise stated, JoyasLindas uses gold and silver plated charms and findings. Gold and silver are soft metals and will become worn with use. We recommend that our customers remove jewelry before going to bed or participating in physical exercise.
--Jewelry must not be exposed to chlorine or salt water, as this will dull the appearance.
--Plating silver is real silver and will tarnish, especially when exposed to air, body oils and perspiration.
--Even solid copper will darken over time. This is a natural process and not the result of faulty or "cheap" materials.
--Clean your jewelry with a soft cloth.