JTMauiDesigns

Custom jewelry for men, women, kids created with Aloha

Alexandria, Minnesota | 3827 Sales

JTMauiDesigns

Custom jewelry for men, women, kids created with Aloha

Alexandria, Minnesota 3827 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (624)

Announcement   *Most custom creations made within 24 hrs of order time. You choose your shipping time upon checkout.
I'm JT. I believe in the old fashioned way... handmade. We're a two person shop, and our creations are rustic and hand pounded. Each personalized piece is hand stamped on an old fashioned anvil. The spacing and depth has handmade imperfection and character. Our beaded pieces are on quality, sturdy stainless steel wire. Not seeing exactly what you envisioned? Most of our pieces can be customized to work best for you. Browse our sections and get inspired.

CHOOSE YOUR SHIPPING TIME:
We create all items as soon as possible, in many instances I can create within 1-3 business days. If you choose standard shipping, it ships 1st class w/tracking in a bubble envelope. If you choose priority, it's a sturdy USPS Priority Box, which often takes approx. 2-3 business days (in continental US) once shipped, depending upon your local delivery times.
SIZES:
We create for all ages and sizes, each piece is created to fit you. If you don't see your size listed, purchase the closest size and in notes to JT Maui let us know your measurement needed.

CHAKRA STONES/CRYSTALS: Searching for stones with deep meaning? See the about us page, for stone meanings. We create artisan gemstone jewelry with powerful meaning , each created with the spirit of Aloha. Don't see your favorite? Ask JT.

CUSTOM PROJECTS: Each piece you see on Etsy can be customized, often designed with or without a cross, and creatively changed to uniquely reflect you! Have a special request or custom project? Just ask. I also create with Driftwood, shell, sea glass and steampunk. To see more, www.facebook.com/jtmauidesigns.
If you have any repairs, questions or custom ideas you need brought to life... you're in the right place.

WHOLESALE: I offer wholesale at a minimum opening purchase of $250. Contact me for quantity discounts on large quantity orders. Not all items are available as wholesale, but please inquire with your store details so we may verify your store.

QUALITY: My necklaces feature real stone, and multi-strand stainless steel braided beading wire. I create handmade pieces, one at a time with care.

TO LEARN MORE:
Here's a link to our facebook photo albums, showing a much broader scope of what I create. https://www.facebook.com/pg/jtmauidesigns/photos/?tab=albums

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 21, 2019

*Most custom creations made within 24 hrs of order time. You choose your shipping time upon checkout.
I'm JT. I believe in the old fashioned way... handmade. We're a two person shop, and our creations are rustic and hand pounded. Each personalized piece is hand stamped on an old fashioned anvil. The spacing and depth has handmade imperfection and character. Our beaded pieces are on quality, sturdy stainless steel wire. Not seeing exactly what you envisioned? Most of our pieces can be customized to work best for you. Browse our sections and get inspired.

CHOOSE YOUR SHIPPING TIME:
We create all items as soon as possible, in many instances I can create within 1-3 business days. If you choose standard shipping, it ships 1st class w/tracking in a bubble envelope. If you choose priority, it's a sturdy USPS Priority Box, which often takes approx. 2-3 business days (in continental US) once shipped, depending upon your local delivery times.
SIZES:
We create for all ages and sizes, each piece is created to fit you. If you don't see your size listed, purchase the closest size and in notes to JT Maui let us know your measurement needed.

CHAKRA STONES/CRYSTALS: Searching for stones with deep meaning? See the about us page, for stone meanings. We create artisan gemstone jewelry with powerful meaning , each created with the spirit of Aloha. Don't see your favorite? Ask JT.

CUSTOM PROJECTS: Each piece you see on Etsy can be customized, often designed with or without a cross, and creatively changed to uniquely reflect you! Have a special request or custom project? Just ask. I also create with Driftwood, shell, sea glass and steampunk. To see more, www.facebook.com/jtmauidesigns.
If you have any repairs, questions or custom ideas you need brought to life... you're in the right place.

WHOLESALE: I offer wholesale at a minimum opening purchase of $250. Contact me for quantity discounts on large quantity orders. Not all items are available as wholesale, but please inquire with your store details so we may verify your store.

QUALITY: My necklaces feature real stone, and multi-strand stainless steel braided beading wire. I create handmade pieces, one at a time with care.

TO LEARN MORE:
Here's a link to our facebook photo albums, showing a much broader scope of what I create. https://www.facebook.com/pg/jtmauidesigns/photos/?tab=albums

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Beautiful tigers eye for sale travels, and 4mm lava. Yes, we offer something similar in wider width.
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About

JT Maui Designs: Inspired by island living, created in the spirit of Aloha

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jon 'JT' Thompson is a creative and resourceful Minnesota Native who resided on the island of Maui for 15 years and now resides in Alexandria, MN. He loves mixing natural stone with recycled materials and found objects. The result gives upcycled a fresh new meaning. The custom, one-of-a-kind pieces are each created in the spirit of 'Aloha'.

GEMSTONES & THEIR HISTORICAL MEANINGS:
Agate: Agate is also an ancient traditional birthstone for May. The designation of agate as May birthstone goes back to the old Roman, Italian, Hebrew and old Hindu (Ayurvedic) calendar. Before the gemstone appeared in these ancient calendars as stone for May, agate was the main zodiac stone for Gemini, which falls partly on the month of May. It's found in a great mixture of colors and has beautiful banding. Believed to enhance intelligence, and make its wearer more articulate.

Amethyst was worn throughout history to attain inner wisdom and success, and quicken intelligence.

Bamboo coral, an organic bright red stone, is thought to have strong powers of protection and for helping blood-circulation disorders.

Carnelian: Clear orangish stone worn for creativity, individuality and courage. Protection from anger and fear. Carnelian, stone of passion: Old Hebrew calendar - traditional stone for May. Worn to enhance courage and stimulate optimism. An ancient gemstone believed to hold powers so strong it caused the timid and weak of voice to speak boldly.

Crazy lace agate jewelry (we carry blues and grays) creates inner attunement; and it’s considered a stone of communication, creativity and self-expression.

Goldstone (aventurine) (contains a deep gold sparkle in a dark copper colored stone) signifies increased chance, opportunity, and good luck to the wearer. It is beneficial for reducing stress, relieving anxiety, calming emotions. It helps creativity and enhances leadership, self-confidence, independence.

Hemimorphite calamine (light aqua blue stone) is used to mend relationships, grow love, compassion, positive energy, inner strength. It is said to help hormonal headaches and promote weight loss due to increased energy.

Jade jewelry represents the most valued attributes of courage, wisdom, mercy, justice, emotional balance, fidelity, and increases your capacity to love.

Lava rock, black basalt, is a stone of strength and courage, it allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. Also a great naturally porous diffuser avail. in many sizes.

Lapis Lazuli, (deep royal to navy blue) the wisdom stone, signifies knowledge, awareness and universal truth. It promotes creativity and self-esteem.

Pink lepidolite: Lepidolite is not technically a gemstone, but a very beautiful purplish or pinkish type of mica. It is referred to by healers as the Peace Stone. It relieves stress, promotes good sleep.

Mahogany obsidian: A grounding stone with a fiery element, worn to develop strength to stand your convictions.

Malachite: Deep green with black banding, worn for protection, transformation and love.

Moss agate jewelry inspired inner power and knowledge through natural connections. It's a green and white variegated mix

Black obsidian, originally formed as lava within the earth, is a stone of truth, protection, integrity, honesty and grounding. This stone awakens the inner warrior and provides courage in our subconcious mind.

Peridot jewelry, light green, gem of the sun, is given and worn as a symbol of prosperity, dignity, and protection. It enhances strength and vitality and calms nerves. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. This gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.

Picasso Jasper: for calming anxiety and stress, enhancing creativity, and developing strength and self-discipline to achieve goals.

Picture jasper: A nurturing, variegated tan protective stone used in many of our crosses, brings comfort and alleviates fear, but also helps visualization. It instills a sense of proportion and harmony, enlivening one’s creativity and initiative

Red or snake skin jasper is a protection stone. It wards off negativity and brings joy. Imperial jasper signifies a gateway to heaven, provides protection to lessen fear and insecurity.

Turquoise: Long treasured by many, turquoise is the historical symbol of wealth and powerful protection.

Turquoise, yellow: A type of jasper/serpentine yellowish greenish stone with black hematite webbing. It enhances communication, intuition and creativity. It was historically worn to enhance wisdom during meditation.

Tigers eye: Golden brown shades, and mainly from S. Africa, worn to help the wearer focus, gain success and have safe travels.

Unakite (mix of olive greens with rust and salmon tones throughout) is from a Greek word meaning growing together, is historically used to ward off evil and to bring confidence, increasing positive energies.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Artistic to his core, JT is a Minnesota native who lived for years on Maui. From custom metal stamping, to steampunk, to jewelry created from found objects such as driftwood and sea glass, his creations are always fresh, unique and filled with Aloha.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2019
We believe in creating one-of-a-kind pieces in the spirit of Aloha. We use natural components and gemstones and enjoying working with you to create the perfect piece. If you see a design that speaks to you but needs a different color stone, different charm, or a different metal stamped word or phrase, to reflect the meaning you've been searching for, just ask the artist. We believe in creating to reflect you.

NECKLACE SIZING: To measure, please place string loosely around a neckline and know that a beaded necklace will fit more snug due to inside diameter. For womens listings, please see diagram under necklace photos. For necklaces/chokers, this is a general rule only. Kids age 4-8 average 14-15"; age 8-15 average 15-16"; age 16+ average 18" or 1.5" larger than their shirt collar size. Adults: 1.5" larger than your shirt collar size if worn as a choker. Average adult sz medium is 18" choker. Extra large adults wear 20" average or longer. If in doubt please measure as they are custom made.
WARNING: Please note that jewelry contains small parts and can be a choking hazard. Please do not put anything around your child's neck if they are not within adult supervision. Photo shoots are great, but never leave jewelry on a napping child or anytime they are unattended. Safety first.

Wedding Parties: We also create unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry for your wedding or other special occasion. If you can dream it, we can probably design it. What's your favorite stone? What meaning do you wish your stone to have? Let's get creative!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Our work is custom and we do not allow money-back returns. Exchanges: Each unique piece is created to fit you. The necklaces are not adjustable (unless you order one specifically with a lobster clasp and additional links). If you order too small, and notify us within 7 business days, you are welcome to order a large one and have the first piece credited. If we receive your first one back in our mailbox within 14 business days, we'll credit your exchange toward the larger purchase. Custom creations are non-returnable. However, we do stand behind our product and would replace any defective portion of it.
Shipping
We typically begin working on an order within 1 to 3 business days dependent upon demand.
Shipping options vary.

- free shipping includes The $3.50 STANDARD FIRST CLASS shipping option - a padded envelope w/tracking mailed first class within the continental US. Arrival varies depending on where within the US you are located.

- The $7.50 USPS PRIORITY MAIL charge includes a small priority box which is typically 2-3 day delivery in the continental US. You may choose priority box if you want to UPGRADE from standard first class.

- Next day can also be purchased on our site as an upgrade. The post office charges $24.70 for 1-2 day delivery. This is not a rush charge, it is all postal charge.

- INTERNATIONAL orders are shipped first class and arrival / shipping time varies dependent upon your country.

Our turnaround time may vary for custom orders due to sending pictures of our thoughts and direction from you which requires 2-way communication, which may take additional response time.
Additional policies and FAQs
If placing a personalized order, please make sure your current email and or a phone number is available to us, as it can be very helpful to speed up the process if any info is missing in order to complete or ship your order. We get a lot of incomplete names and addresses... Please double-check yours.

More information

Last updated on Jan 7, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Will my unisex surf necklace be safe in water?

If you are a big swimmer, please tell the artist so they may create your piece using only water safe stones and spacer beads. Our coconut is waxed, and will be fine, but it's still a natural material, which is still slightly absorbent.
If a necklace containing regular wood or betel nut gets wet, it would need to be left to dry while closed in a circle. It's fine if you leave it on or off to dry, but just don't try to twist or force it back into shape. If you do, you'll kink the stainless steel wire.

Why is there extra space on my wire? The space you see left on a wire is to allow for flexbility, comfort, and natural expansion. You'll see additional space when there is natural wood within the design.

Are your beaded stone necklaces on wire or string?

All our beaded necklaces are created on professional beading wire. It's comprised of many woven strands of stainless steel and is a durable option to withstand daily wear and tear. The ends are secured well, and are a very durable option. However if it gets a very sturdy tug, it is designed to break the crimp, release, instead of harming the wearer. Once in a great while, kids will be kids, and that will happen.

Are your custom pieces pounded or engraved?

All our customization is done by hand on an anvil. They are rustic and imperfect. Every letter will have imperfect spacing and varying depth, due to the way a giant hammer strikes the anvil. Your piece will have texture, and depth, and loads of character. If you're looking for a machine-produced perfect alignment, this is not it.

Can I wear my piece around the clock?

While we have had feedback of people who do, I never recommend wearing jewelry 'around the clock.' People tend to toss a lot during the night, and during sports and extemely active lifestyles, jewelry eventually hooks on something. If you want to prolong the life cycle of any jewelry, it's best to remove it before sleep, sports and swimming. If you choose to put it on a child, never leave them wear it out of your sight. Safety first.

How do I close my adjustable hemp and leather bracelet?

Hold on securely to both ends of a leather bracelet, and gently ease it apart.
Place it on your wrist, in the regular wear position.
Palm side up, close your palm, to hold the longest string with those fingers.
Gently use other hand to pull the short string, until it closes as tightly as you prefer.
Many of those leather/hemp combos range from approx. 6.5 to 8.5 inches, fitting both women as well as men, and most but not all wearers. Small kids or extra tiny wrists would need to send a special request to see if we can accommodate, or order a different style which can be created smaller to a specific size.

What size necklace should I order?

A dress shirt will give you your collar size, or you can measure with a string laid loosely around the neck. Keep in mind a 4 to 8mm necklace has a slightly smaller inside diameter and will fit a bit more snug than a string would.
Each necklace description field gives sizing recommendations, by age and size. Average medium male with a 16 inch collar would wear approximately an 18 inch choker or a longer necklace such as 20 inches if you prefer it fall over/on top of a tshirt neckline.
It's merely preference where you prefer it to lay. Traditionally many ordered them more snug at choker length; lately we're seeing the longer requests, much more like sports stars and entertainers wear.

Can a child wear these?

Jewelry contains small parts. Just like any other item with small parts, our recommendation is that parental supervision should be present. You must judge whether your child is at an age where they no longer insert items into their mouth.

Do you create anything to stretch?

We do not create items on stretch unless you strongly opt for it. No matter how good quality your stretch, it has a far shorter lifespan than our quality materials we're used to using. We believe in quality. Also, when you put stretch on kids, they learn to tug at it a lot, often wearing out the stretch quality even sooner than normal.
When you create to properly fit them and place it on professional wire, it teaches them to leave it alone and ignore its presence.

Why is there extra space on the beaded necklace wire?

The space you see left on a wire is to allow for flexbility, comfort, and natural expansion.

Is jewelry safe for children?

Caution must always be used when allowing young children to wear jewelry. You must never allow children to wear any pieces during sleep or unsupervised times. Any small parts will be considered choking hazards in children under age five. Do not allow your child to place any part of our jewelry in their mouth. Adult supervision is always required when children use items containing small parts.
JT Maui Designs is not responsible for any accidents that may occur. Your purchase from my shop will be considered acknlowledgement that you are aware of the above disclaimer and will not hold JT Maui Designs, its owners or employees responsible. Please be safe and use with care.