lacylauragray

BEACH INSPIRED & AFFORDABLE BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY

Florida, United States · 15161 Sales

lacylauragray

BEACH INSPIRED & AFFORDABLE BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY

Florida, United States 15161 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   *ALL U.S. ORDERS SHIP FOR JUST $4.50! (20 cent pif Items Excluded)
*PAYMENT OPTIONS: Visa, MC, Am Ex, Discover, Paypal (Here's How: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361 )
* Top 100 seller * All orders ship within 1-3 business days of payment! *

*Don't have a paypal account? That's okay, you can still checkout with a major credit card through paypal as a guest and have an added layer of online protection. (even without having a paypal account) - it's easy! Here's how:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

*SPECIALS! GIVEAWAYS! ....and just to be the first to see the new stuff!
We love our customers, so "Like" {Lacy Laura Gray ~ Beach Jewelry} on Facebook for exclusive offers & FREE giveaways!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lacy-Laura-Gray-Beach-Jewelry/177990405619081

QUESTIONS? Click here..
*Shop policies (Just about any question you have will be answered here):
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lacylauragray/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

* Nominated for "Etsy's Best of 2013" Thank You! :)

*PACKAGING: All orders arrive beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving!

*FREE SHIPPING for almost all items after the first item in your order. The only exceptions are the promotional PIF items (pay it forward). Those items are already reduced and only $2-$6.50 with shipping included (for US residents & after the first item for our customers in other countries).

A little bit about me as an artist and my pieces:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lacylauragray/about/

*THANK YOU! New items listed daily, so check back often & most of all, Thank You for your support and shopping with me! I truly appreciate it!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

*ALL U.S. ORDERS SHIP FOR JUST $4.50! (20 cent pif Items Excluded)
*PAYMENT OPTIONS: Visa, MC, Am Ex, Discover, Paypal (Here's How: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361 )
* Top 100 seller * All orders ship within 1-3 business days of payment! *

*Don't have a paypal account? That's okay, you can still checkout with a major credit card through paypal as a guest and have an added layer of online protection. (even without having a paypal account) - it's easy! Here's how:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

*SPECIALS! GIVEAWAYS! ....and just to be the first to see the new stuff!
We love our customers, so "Like" {Lacy Laura Gray ~ Beach Jewelry} on Facebook for exclusive offers & FREE giveaways!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lacy-Laura-Gray-Beach-Jewelry/177990405619081

QUESTIONS? Click here..
*Shop policies (Just about any question you have will be answered here):
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lacylauragray/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

* Nominated for "Etsy's Best of 2013" Thank You! :)

*PACKAGING: All orders arrive beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving!

*FREE SHIPPING for almost all items after the first item in your order. The only exceptions are the promotional PIF items (pay it forward). Those items are already reduced and only $2-$6.50 with shipping included (for US residents & after the first item for our customers in other countries).

A little bit about me as an artist and my pieces:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lacylauragray/about/

*THANK YOU! New items listed daily, so check back often & most of all, Thank You for your support and shopping with me! I truly appreciate it!

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Unique hand made houseboats and water cottages that dot the local river lend inspiration for my "la rustica" earrings...
Can you believe this sky? No filter... Untouched... Just pure nature & if you look closely, you'll see a rainbow in that gorgeous pink cloud! I had to share these colors & my color inspiration for my sparkly flower studs... Come see heart
Island hopping... View from the air over the tip Cape San Blas. One of my favorite sea glass hunting spots... Accessible only by boat or a long hike...
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About

The ocean is my inspiration, but I am truly grateful for YOU!

-If you found your way to me and my shop, you are probably a beach lover too!
I live in a really remote area with lots of protected habitats and natural beauty, so it's easy to find daily inspiration. All too often I have too many ideas and too little time to bring them all to life. I grew up in the big city and it was quite a culture shock when I moved to the beach since that fast paced lifestyle just does not exist here, everyone is on beach time. All of the items that you will find in my shop or in the shops that I sell to around the world are all handmade by me. My two hands make everything and while I may have help in my studio with packaging and shipping from time to time, you can rest assured that you are buying a truly genuine handmade item that is not mass produced somewhere else. Every customer is important to me, whether you are buying a large wholesale order for a retail establishment from me, or buying a single sale item. I want you to know that I am grateful to you and you are supporting a local artist and her family that in return, supports other local artists and businesses...and for that...I THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, because every sale, no matter how small, allows me to do what I love and support others in return!

I really love creating one of a kind pieces and weaving a little bit of the beach into them. I am out along the coastline everyday looking for whatever is left at low tide. The local barrier islands are my favorite spots for treasure hunting since most of them are uninhabited and protected. I travel by boat, as most of the local islands are bridgeless. In fact, many of my pieces are created right on the beach or in the boat. It may sound crazy but I love the rough weather because the sea churns up all kinds of stuff and the rougher it is, the more I am out there (as you can see in my photo!). When we have tropical storms and hurricanes I am literally out there pounding the shoreline.

Certain times of year we get specific little treasures like sand dollars, sea urchins and starfish. I never collect anything that is alive, no shells with creatures or stranded starfish or sand dollars, those are always thrown back. I feel very blessed to live here and I believe that even the smallest of lives matter. It is important to preserve and protect all life, and all that the ocean has to offer.

When I'm not on the beach, I am in the local waterways and rivers. We have some pretty amazing ancient forests and rivers that were once used as massive trading routes and for transporting various goods. Later, railroads linked the waterways and bays to other cities and that's how the area grew. There are still remnants of the old river ferry landings, docks and railroads that are fantastic for getting your hands dirty and digging for history. Every Spring the rivers flood and when the waters recede we literally go up into the remote areas and you can collect bits of pottery, dishes, glass, bottles and even the occasional arrowhead right off the banks. In some places the water rises so high that you can pick beautiful pieces of driftwood from above your head in the trees that the turbulent waters have smoothed into natural pieces of art and dispersed into the cypress trees when the river is at peak flood level.

I love to shop local! If I am not out in nature, I am searching local beach markets and estate sales for vintage beads and artisan treasures. To me it's important to shop local and support your community rather than buying cheap stuff in bulk from other places. There's nothing wrong with the occasional strand of beads from a big name store, but shopping for vintage beads and shopping in local shops and markets is just more special and it's a wonderful way to support your neighbors and to bring something old back to life again. The closest chain stores are about an hour or more from where I live, but there are some fantastic local bead shops and surf shops... and I am slightly addicted to all things that sparkle (let's just say the owners know me on a first name basis!).

I try to offer a large selection of all prices in my shop. Whether you are looking to purchase a "one of a kind" necklace or need multiples of some of my more affordable beaded earrings for bridesmaids or a selection for yourself, I want everyone to feel like they can find something special, that is truly handmade with love at a really affordable price. It is important to me to create a quality, handmade item that not only looks pretty, but makes you feel pretty every time you put it on!

I hope you find a treasure of your own and once again - Thank You!

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  • Lacy Laura Gray

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I was once a city girl, only to find that my soul was always at sea, a nature lover in every aspect, living and exploring the waterways in my remote location along the forgotten coast. It's hard not to find inspiration in the beauty of the ocean.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2016
Hello and welcome!

It is my philosophy that everyone deserves to treat themselves every now and then and not feel guilty about that :) ...so I think everyone should have a little place to shop and get a great little item for themselves or someone special at an affordable price!

Below you will find all the answers and information for the most commonly asked questions:

General on Shipping (Please see the "shipping policy" section for further shipping info)

A little bit of general info about orders, delivery times and refunds...
Most orders are shipped within hours of when you place your order. All orders are shipped within 1-3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) Monday through Friday. The delivery time generally takes 3-7 business days in the US (Alaska and Hawaii sometimes take a little longer). Overseas shipments vary, I am more than happy to ask for an estimated time for you, just let me know when you place your order...and remember things may be delayed going through customs. Please make sure that your address on paypal and Etsy are the same or you specify a delivery location (if different) in your "message to buyer" when you place your order.

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FREE SHIPPING WAI

Items marked "FREE SHIPPING WAI" (free shipping with another item) and all regular priced items, ship for free when purchased with another item. If you purchase 2 or more of these items, then you are charged shipping for one item in your cart and the following items will ship for free after the first.

*Please note that "free shipping with another item" is not the same as free shipping when you purchase 2 or more items.
For example: If you purchase 2 items, shipping is still charged on 1 item since they can't BOTH be the "other" item.
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MULTIPLE PURCHASES OF 20 CENT SALE ITEMS & PROMOTIONAL ITEMS:

Kindly note, If you are purchasing multiple 20 cent sale items, these items are already discounted and not available for further discounts or combined shipping, sorry.

All of my regular priced items ($5 and up) ship for free with another item unless they are already reduced and temporarily on sale in the "$2-$6 with shipping" sale section. If "shipping" were only "postage" I would be more than
happy to combine it for you but unfortunately it's not, in addition to etsy and paypal fees and percentages charged per item (which is more than 20 cents) & packaging materials, I incur additional expenses when I ship (ferry, courier, etc.) because of the remote area where I live. 20 cent sale items have carefully calculated shipping because these items are basically "free" for a limited time, however it still costs me a lot just to get them to the post office where they can be shipped to you (They are created, packaged and ferried to the mainland, then delivered via private courier to a shared studio in Port Saint Joe where they are picked up and scanned by USPS - the ferry one way can be $15).
You can see an itemized list of these shipping expenses on my "shop policies" section, just scroll down to shipping and look for "multiple 20 cent purchases" this will help explain in detail why I am unable to combine shipping or lower the prices any further on 20 cent sale items for you - I am very sorry... Please
kindly take a moment to review this section in my shop policies and I think it will help explain in detail.I try to keep my prices really, really low compared to others so that everyone can afford to treat themselves. I hope that you will take a moment to consider the average price per item is only $2 to $6 after shipping and I just cannot afford to lower the already reduced sale items any further, I hope you will kindly understand and I thank you again for visiting.
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SHIPPING STATUS
You can check the status of your order under your "purchases" section, it will be marked "shipped" as soon as the courier picks it up. Your "shipping notification" email is sent later, after the courier returns for the next deliveries, normally on the following business day.
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I do my very best to keep prices as low as possible, so you can get a great deal even after shipping has been added into the equation. We average only 1 in 7000 items that get lost in the mail, all of which have been distant overseas orders. I can provide US residents with a tracking number for an extra $1.00 on your total order, but you must request this PRIOR to placing your order and I will post a tracking listing for you to add to your cart otherwise it will be shipped first class and a label number, specific to your package will be provided as proof of shipment. For hygiene reasons (because no one wants to purchase an items that may have be worn by someone else) ALL SALES ARE FINAL. This helps to keep the prices low for everyone, however if you are unhappy for some reason or a mistake was made, I will do my best to provide you with exceptional service and make it right, which may or may not include a refund of the purchase price (minus shipping expenses, which is not only postage) or another item of equal or lesser value once you return the shipped item back to me.

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EMAILS / CONVOS / QUESTIONS
If you have any questions at all, you will probably find all the answers (and then some), in the shop policies section. I have posted the answers to the most common questions because I literally receive hundreds of emails and inquiries daily between Etsy and the retailers that I supply. During holidays, wedding season and wholesale orders of high volume, It can sometimes take me a while to answer each and every question personally, so I have created that section for you, organized in easy categories, so you won't have to wait for a response or search too hard to find an answer :)

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SPECIAL SERVICES
Please note that if you need special services during the holidays, such as priority shipping, next day air, insurance, tracking outside of the US, etc. - please convo me so that I can give you a quote and add these service prices to your order. Otherwise they will be shipped standard.

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SHIPPING STATUS
Watch for your status to change to "shipped" under your "purchases" section. Orders are shipped within 1-3 business days from the time we receive payment (Most orders are shipped on the same day :D ). Delivery notification is sometimes emailed up to 24 hours after shipment when our courier returns on the next day with receipts from the prior day. Delivery is normally 3-5 days, however APO/ FPO boxes and overseas shipments do experience a delay due to customs and sometimes weather.

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WHOLESALE ORDERS
I am happy to provide wholesale orders upon request and currently supply many local beach shops and inland retailers with a variety of items.

All orders over $150 (total including shipping) will qualify as a wholesale order and if you would like to receive a 30% discount whether you are a repeat shop owner purchasing for restock or placing a one time large purchase.

TO RECEIVE A 30% DISCOUNT ON ORDERS OVER $150
** You Must contact us prior to purchase - minimum purchase $150 **

For current and new retail establishments as well as large orders over $150 contact me if you would like to place a wholesale order. The wholesale order minimum is $150 and I will be happy to provide you with a 30% discount wholesale code (a unique code created for use only by you for a limited time). Wholesale codes must be used at time of purchase and may not be applied after a purchase. Wholesale codes may not be combined with other discounts. Wholesale codes are ONLY available on single, combined purchases of $150 or more (they may not be used, for example, on two seperate $75 orders).

I will be happy to provide you with multiples of items if possible...
Keep in mind, since much of my jewelry is created with natural, one-of-a-kind, items, mother nature limits me as to what I can collect at low tide, so please place orders early for holidays and weddings, etc. My handpicked and natural sea glass is one of a kind, but sea glass stones that are manufactured and purchased locally are available in multiples most of the time, but certain colors may be limited. "Made to order" for weddings and multiples can take up to a week to fill. Feel free to contact me for current turn around times if you are in a pinch.

*I create jewelry for adults only. Please remember that any jewelry can pose a choking hazard to children and children should always be supervised around any jewelry.

Please feel free to check out my feedback, I think you will find that I am a speedy, ethical, considerate seller and you will receive a quality, original, handmade product for a really affordable price!

Please check in often, I list items daily so there is always something new to see!

Thanks so much for supporting handmade :D

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Customers may pay using Paypal, credit card or echeck. Please look for the link in the "shop announcement" at the top of the home page if you are a first time buyers and need help checking out or changing your payment option, you can click where it says "read more" and look for "New to Etsy?" and you'll find a link I have posted for a tutorial on how to go through the checkout process.

(*Please kindly view the full "shop policies" section as well as the "shop announcement' at the top of my shop page for additional information on items and giveaways as well as answers to the most commonly asked questions.)
Shipping
Orders are shipped within 1-3 business days of payment.
(If payment is made by echeck there is a delay for check to clear)
Custom orders take appx. 2-4 days to fill, depending on size of order and awaiting orders.

Address changes & contacting me:

Please check your shipping address BEFORE you make a purchase to be sure that the Etsy & PayPal address is the same. I ship to your "Etsy" address. Please understand that it is your responsibility to provide the correct shipping address on Etsy. I ship orders very fast and if the address is wrong on Etsy, I have no control over changing it for you once a box leaves my hands.

If this does happen, PLEASE use "Etsy Conversations" to "convo" me right away on Etsy. DO NOT use the llgray email, because your message will most likely go into my spam folder and be deleted since this email is linked to PayPal and not Etsy. If you convo me on Etsy, I will do my very best to correct the problem for you, but again, please understand that I cannot change the address once the box ships and I ship some boxes within an hour of your order. If you send me an address change before you receive the shipping notification it may still be too late. I ship at different times of the day and send out shipping notifications sometimes the folliowing day after orders have been shipped, when our courier returns with the previous day's receipts. I check "convos" daily and this is the fastest way for you to reach me if you have any questions, concerns or comments.
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For gift purchases and one time address changes:
If you need to change the address you would like your order to be shipped, please provide the address you would like the gift to be shipped to in the "note to seller" portion at checkout. Please check the address BEFORE you complete your order because once the box leaves my hands there is no way for me to change it for you.
All orders are tissue wrapped and come with a ribbon - I am always more than happy to include a little note from you, the sender - so feel free to leave your message in the "note to seller" section with the address and I will be sure to include it for you! Don't worry about the receipt, since much of my business consists of gift orders, I do not ship any receipt or pricing info in the box. If you would like one you can print it from your paypal account for your records.

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~~~ Multiple 20 CENT Purchases ~~~

If you are purchasing a bunch of .20 items and you are wondering about the shipping fees, here is a breakdown of my expenses and an explanation of the shipping fees...
If the shipping fee was only postage I would be happy to combine it for you, however I incur additional charges in my shipping process because I live in a very remote area. These fees & charges are pennies on each item and are absorbed in the higher priced items, however on the .20 cent sale items - I am unable to "combine shipping" or offer any further discount due to the charges I incur on each item sold:

3.80 Postage and Box (this drops $1.00 per item after the first item)
0.20 Etsy listing fee per item
0.20 Paypal fee per item
0.35 Etsy & Paypal percentage charges on total sale
0.15 Packaging for each item (card backing, bubble wrap, tissue paper, ribbon)
0.83 Courier Service that delivers the boxes to the closest postal service center (this is an average price per item - $10 per delivery (whether I have 1 box or 5, so sometimes I lose money here also.)

$5.53 - Is the amount that I pay on each 20 cent item to deliver it to you.

*** 20 cent items average only about $2 to $6 after shipping***

PLEASE take a moment to look at the average cost per item and consider if you would purchase it if it were $1 to $4 with free shipping? This is the same.

I believe everyone deserves an affordable treasure and a place they can "splurge" on themselves and loved ones without feeling guilty or breaking the bank. I do my best to offer promotional items at 20 cents and keep prices REALLY low so that even after shipping is added you still get a great deal on a beautiful little treasure. I strive to make pieces that are affordable for all, but please understand that I am unable to discount 20 cent items any further.
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*FREE SHIPPING for almost all items after the first item in your order. The only exceptions are the promotional PIF items (pay it forward). Those items are already reduced and only $2-$6.50 with shipping included (for US residents & after the first item for our customers in other countries).

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FREE SHIPPING WAI

Items marked "FREE SHIPPING WAI" (free shipping with another item) and all regular priced items, ship for free when purchased with another item. If you purchase 2 or more of these items, then you are charged shipping for one item in your cart and the following items will ship for free after the first.

*Please note that "free shipping with another item" is not the same as free shipping when you purchase 2 or more items.
For example: If you purchase 2 items, shipping is still charged on 1 item since they can't BOTH be the "other" item.
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Deliveries Outside of the US / special services

While orders are shipped within 48 hours from the time we receive payment, please kindly understand that orders shipped outside of the US can take 2-7 weeks for delivery depending on your location and customs regulations. This is not something we can control and delays in most cases are likely due to customs at borders. France, Russia and China normally take the longest to arrive. We are happy to say only 1 in 7000 orders are lost when shipped overseas. I highly recommend purchasing insurance or adding priority or registered shipping, to your purchase if you are purchasing a custom, one of a kind, or large order. In order to keep our prices affordable for all, we only offer the customs declaration number for your order once it is shipped so that you may check the status online. We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages, so please purchase additional services if you feel the need. I hardly ever have problems with overseas orders, other than the fact that they can take a while to arrive. Again, please be patient and remember customs delays are beyond our control and please feel free to contact me if you would like me to add any special services to your order prior to shipping.
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Thank so much for supporting handmade and choosing to shop with me. Every customer is appreciated, whether you are a large retail repeat customer or purchasing a single sale item. I am grateful to you for the opportunity to do what I love and I am happy to serve you!

My Kindest Regards,
Laura
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Refunds and Exchanges
For hygiene reasons (because no one wants to purchase any items that may have be worn by someone else - especially piercings) and to ensure that our customers are always provided with a clean and new product - ALL SALES ARE FINAL. This helps to keep the prices low for everyone and reduces internet purchasing scams, however if you are unhappy for some reason, or a mistake was made, I am a very polite person and I will do my best to provide you with exceptional service and make it right which may or may not include an exchange for another item of equal or lesser value once you return the shipped item back to me in it's original box and undamaged packaging. Custom orders, sale items (items "$5 and under" or marked as "discounted"' "slightly Imperfect"' or "sale" items) and bridal orders are final and may not be exchanged. Customer is responsible for return / reship costs, packaging and postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please be sure to read the complete descriptions of items you are purchasing and feel free to ask any questions prior to purchasing.
PLEASE NOTE: I normally return emails and convos once daily, however it may be 2 business days from time to time because I like to respond to each person individually and we can easily receive over 100 emails daily during busy times of year.
I will sometimes post photos of sets or multiple pieces together to show a complete collection in a single photo, but most pieces are sold seperately and the desription will state exactly which piece of the set you are purchasing. Props in photos are not included in purchase.
For sea glass pieces, I use 3 kinds of sea glass: (1) genuine or handpicked, this is genuine handpicked sea glass collected by me and / or friends and family members from the local beaches and rivers. (2) Cultured by the sea, this is sea glass that is found on the beach or in some cases may be beautiful bits of glass from various locations that is placed into one of a kind, handmade containers and anchored into high current locations along our local rivers, basins and barrier islands, then left for long periods of time for the ocean to smooth the glass into finished pieces, it is still ocean tumbled and completed by mother nature, just in a controlled environment. (3) Purchased, this is man made/ manufactured sea glass, this is sea glass that is purchased from local businesses and other individuals on Etsy and the internet. Most of the very round pieces (sometimes referred to as sea stones) are purchased at local surf shops and are man made, which allow me to provide beautiful matching sets as an affordable alternative for people that cannot or do not want the expense of genuine pieces but still want the look for bridesmaids, wedding photos, etc. Under each description, or in the "tags" or "items used" section, you will find that I will post one of the above words or a description of the origin of pieces whenever possible. I try to be as clear as possible about each piece I create and whether it is handpicked by me, further cultured by the sea, or purchased, so please feel free to ask prior to purchase if you have any questions about specific pieces and I will be happy to clarify.