lafemmebohemejewelry

Unique handmade jewelry for the bohemian soul

Grass Valley, California | 689 Sales

lafemmebohemejewelry

Unique handmade jewelry for the bohemian soul

Grass Valley, California 689 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (159)

Announcement   Next shop update: Mid March
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Welcome to my shop! I hope you find something that piques your interest. I also hope that this is the beginning of a beautiful new relationship. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions.
~~And may everything you wear be a reflection of the beauty in your heart~~

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All La Femme Boheme packaging is made from 100% recycled, reused, or biodegradable components. Please reuse or recycle the packaging to the extent possible.

All designs, photos and content are copyright ©La Femme Boheme 2018. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 6, 2019

Next shop update: Mid March
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Welcome to my shop! I hope you find something that piques your interest. I also hope that this is the beginning of a beautiful new relationship. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions.
~~And may everything you wear be a reflection of the beauty in your heart~~

To receive exclusive discounts and new product announcements, sign up for my mailing list at http://www.lafemmebohemejewelry.com/subscribe or follow me on social media:
http://www.instagram.com/lafemmebohemejewelry
http://www.facebook.com/lafemmebohemejewelry

All La Femme Boheme packaging is made from 100% recycled, reused, or biodegradable components. Please reuse or recycle the packaging to the extent possible.

All designs, photos and content are copyright ©La Femme Boheme 2018. All rights reserved.

Vivian Malka

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Vivian Malka

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About

La Femme Boheme - Express Your Truth

ABOUT THE BRAND

Jewelry is an expression of the self. It is a means through which we convey our message to the world around us. La Femme Boheme jewelry is for those free spirits who aren’t afraid to set aside social norms and follow their bliss. Each piece is handmade in Northern California from unique, and often one-of-a-kind, designs inspired by nature, earth and the cosmos. It is not for those who want to blend in, but rather for those who want to stand out and aren’t afraid to swim against the current.

Jewelry is personal – it is a statement of who the wearer is, what her message conveys, and what it means to her. It is an expression of a personal style connected to a deeper meaning. Each La Femme Boheme piece has a story waiting to be written.

My goal is to make unique jewelry that is affordable yet maintains a high level of quality. This is why I mainly work in brass, silver, and copper, and offer gold-plating options for those who like the look of gold but cannot afford the high price it commands.

All La Femme Boheme packaging is made from 100% recycled, reused, or biodegradable components. Please reuse or recycle the packaging to the extent possible.

La Femme Boheme – express your truth.


ABOUT THE ARTIST BEHIND THE BRAND

Hi! My name is Vivian and I'm the owner and sole metalsmith at La Femme Boheme. I always loved jewelry. Before I knew how to make it, I was an avid purchaser of all sorts of jewelry. It wasn't just for fun, though that it truly was. Wearing the art that spoke to me was a way of expressing myself to the rest of the world, but my hunger for shiny things grew beyond the market's ability to satisfy it. I would conjure up ideas of jewelry that I wanted to wear and spend hours looking for something like it, to no avail. However, I had mastered the art of making friendship bracelets during my teenage years. I figured silversmithing couldn't be that much harder. This was summer of 2013, and I was working a full time job in Private Equity in New York City.

Even though I worked during the day, I managed to sign up for a night class taught by a local jeweler. His class was very unstructured. I would tell him what I wanted to make, and he would teach me how to make it. Some of my best work, and most difficult pieces, were made during the first 6 months of my jewelry studies. After a short while, I was addicted. However, the class was only offered once a week, and I needed to get my fix sooner than that. I signed up for another night class at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Soon, two nights a week turned into five nights a week, with weekends spent in the studio practicing what I had just learned. I would spend my days at the office dreaming about what I would make later that evening. It quickly became clear that this was my passion.

In December of 2014, a conversation with a friend over wine led me to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. Three months later, I had quit my job, packed up my belongings, and was on a plane to Fiji. Over the next year and a half, I traveled all over the world, became a US citizen, attended one World Cup, took more jewelry classes, and fell in love. That love led me to Grass Valley, CA, where I finally settled down and started my jewelry business. I officially launched the shop in September 2016, and here I am. I am happier now than I've ever been. Rather than dreading getting out of bed when the alarm rings, I now wake up and look forward to spending time in my studio. It is my happy place. Thank you for letting me share my story, and I hope my jewelry brings as much joy to you as it does to me.

With love,
Vivian
La Femme Boheme

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  • Vivian Malka

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Last updated on Dec 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer international shipping?

Yes! However, if your country has a restriction on the import of jewelry via mail, you must be willing to accept the risk that your package will be confiscated at customs. If that should occur, I unfortunately cannot refund you for the item or the shipping fees. Once you place your order, I will contact you to ensure that you are aware of these risks and accept full responsibility for the shipping. If you do not respond within 7 days, I reserve the right to cancel the order.
You can find out if your country has any restrictions by using this link: https://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immctry.htm
If your country only allows the import of jewelry under a specific shipping method (i.e. Priority Mail), please select that shipping method at checkout.

Wholesale availability

The prices you see in my listings are wholesale, not retail, prices. If you are placing a large wholesale order, I may be able to offer an additional discount, depending on which items you are interested in. Please message me for additional information. I am also happy to do custom wholesale orders to fit any budget.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Nearly all La Femme Boheme items come gift-wrapped in packaging made from 100% recycled, reused, or biodegradable components. Please reuse or recycle the packaging to the extent possible.

Can I reserve an item and pay later?

You can put down a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve an item for up to 30 days. Once the remaining balance is paid, I will ship you the item. If you can't pay the balance within 30 days, I reserve the right to sell the item to someone else. Your deposit unfortunately is not refundable. If you are interested in this payment plan, please contact me so I can create you a custom listing for the deposit.

Custom and personalized orders

I gladly accept custom and personalized orders. Custom orders without personalization require a 50% non-refundable deposit up-front, with the remaining balance due within 30 days from completion. If you cannot pay the balance within 30 days, I reserve the right to sell the item to someone else. Your deposit unfortunately cannot be refunded. This policy also applies to any made-to-order items.

Personalized orders require a full deposit up-front, which is also non-refundable.

Kindly note that custom and personalized orders cannot be returned, so please be 100% sure of your size and design preferences.

Sizing details

Most rings can be resized up to 1/4 size larger. Unfortunately, I cannot resize rings to a smaller size. However, I do offer AMAZING ring adjusters for only $2 or free with any purchase over $50. See ring guard listing for details.