TandemElementsShop

Crystal & Mineral Specimens, Handmade Stone Jewelry

Vermont, United States
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Announcement    Hi and welcome ☺ thanks for finding me! ♡
✶FAQ (pc): https://etsy.me/3MqODwd
✶FAQ (mobile): located under the 'More' tab

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Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Hi and welcome ☺ thanks for finding me! ♡
✶FAQ (pc): https://etsy.me/3MqODwd
✶FAQ (mobile): located under the 'More' tab

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About TandemElementsShop

Sales 5,174
On Etsy since 2007

Crystals, Gems & Minerals

Hi there ☺ well, not super great at writing about myself but here goes😂

I've been collecting pretty rocks since forever (I remember hoarding shiny landscape stones from flower beds when I was really little) ~~ and I started making jewelry somewhere in college as a way to carry crystals without pocket-damage... and that grew into my side-job, til covid hit and my etsy shop became my full time job

Over the years I've accumulated dozens of specimens that are ready for new homes, which really is one of the best things about collecting crystals -- they don't go stale or spoil; you can hang out with them for a while and then pass them along later when it's time... and then somehow, that grew into my full time job too ☺ Fluorite and Quartz are my favorite to collect (especially English Fluorite), and Prehnite with Moonstone and Labradorite are my favorites together in jewelry

I grew up in big city suburbs so I definitely fell in love with Vermont the first time i saw it ... clear green rivers (full of tumbled stones), little hills and lakes and cows and hay bales everywhere, lots more trees than people... ya know, enchanting stuff like that... So I moved here alone with no plan and no job about 20 years ago (glad that worked out!!) and now I get to live in a little cottage next to a creek, between state-conserved land and a tiny little hobby farm... which means donkeys and horses in the back yard plus occasional wild visitors like turkey, deer, fox, black bear, bobcats, and I can even sometimes hear coyotes at night ☺ Such a difference from the suburbs! ...still haven't seen a moose yet though!

I always like to know if people actually find and read this Stories section 😜 so if you did, please put "Story Prize" in the Notes-To-Seller box when you check out, and I'll include a small crystal gift in with your order 💚 thank you!

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  • kerri

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Last updated on Oct 4, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Do you offer any deals?

Yes ~ scroll down for more info on *sales & codes* below ☺
(to keep things fair for everyone, personal/private discounts are not offered)

When will my order ship?

Super fast! Packages usually go out the same day, or the next day the post office is open
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on rare occasions unexpected circumstances may arise, so please follow the Estimated Arrival timeline and also feel free to message me w any questions

Do you refund shipping overages?

Yes of course; shipping overages over a dollar will be refunded when the package ships (this typically only happens for international orders with multiple items)

Sales? When!?

Yes! Shop sales happen on the New Moon, the Full Moon, and the beginning of each month ☆☽◯☾☆ and watch for surprise Flash Sales in-between too ;)
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Note: the "New" and "Jewelry" categories are not included in shop sales

Any CODES for bigger orders?

Yes~ Apply code to cart at checkout; discount will show in cart
10% off $100 code TEN100
15% off $200 code FIFTEEN200
20% off $500 code 20MAX
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Note: codes and sales do not stack

When do you add new stuff?

I try to add something new every day ♡♡ in offering to the mighty and benevolent algorithm gods ☺

Can I reserve something to buy later?

To keep things fair for everyone, reserves/holds are not offered ☮

Color changing Fluorite? Really??

Yes, it's my favorite! ☺ there are several pockets from the region that exhibit natural daylight fluorescence (color change)! The large clear single crystals tend to show it best, but the strength also changes with time of day, cloud cover, and how it's being held/background. Tip 1: hold the crystal cupped in your hand (or against a dark background), outside around noon on a cloudy day, or •• Tip 2: I like to hold a crystal close to a sunny window, with just its top edge/corner in a sunbeam, then turn it slowly to find the best edge (some sides of the prism catch the color change better than others), and then when you find the best side, add a finger behind the crystal for a solid background ~~ No idea why this method works, but it does ☺

Who made it this far? ☺

I am always curious if anyone actually finds and reads this FAQ page.. so if you made it this far please put "FAQ PRIZE!" in the notes-to-seller box when you check out, and i'll include an extra little gift crystal in with your order ☺