LiksCreation

Artisan Jewelry & Accessories | Lik's Creations |

Franklin, North Carolina · 48 Sales

LiksCreation

Artisan Jewelry & Accessories | Lik's Creations |

Franklin, North Carolina 48 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(17)

Announcement   Artisan made Jewelry & Accessories!
Woven Ring By Ring Just for You!
Lik's Creations is my endeavor to bring the beauty of simple & complex chainmaille jewelry to you!

Get chainmaille earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, wallet chains and other chain mail products.
~♥~ These make great Romantic Gifts for your Special Someone! ~♥~

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Our Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/likscreations
Our patreon: www.patreon.com/likscreations
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All orders are made to order!
The processing time can be as little as a day or as long as 14 days. Please note this when ordering!
The reason for the length is when ordering the charms, findings, or jump rings it can take up to 12 days to receive them, then the time to make the item.
Custom Orders, depending on the complexity, may take longer than that to process.
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How is Chainmaille made?

https://www.facebook.com/notes/liks-creations/how-is-chainmaille-made-processed/620618718020865

Announcement

Artisan made Jewelry & Accessories!
Woven Ring By Ring Just for You!
Lik's Creations is my endeavor to bring the beauty of simple & complex chainmaille jewelry to you!

Get chainmaille earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, wallet chains and other chain mail products.
~♥~ These make great Romantic Gifts for your Special Someone! ~♥~

___________________________
Our Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/likscreations
Our patreon: www.patreon.com/likscreations
________________________________
All orders are made to order!
The processing time can be as little as a day or as long as 14 days. Please note this when ordering!
The reason for the length is when ordering the charms, findings, or jump rings it can take up to 12 days to receive them, then the time to make the item.
Custom Orders, depending on the complexity, may take longer than that to process.
________________________________
How is Chainmaille made?

https://www.facebook.com/notes/liks-creations/how-is-chainmaille-made-processed/620618718020865

Kristina Roby-Lynch

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Kristina Roby-Lynch

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A Little Back Story...

Lik's Creations is my endeavor to bring the beauty of simple & complex chainmaille jewelry to you!

Artisan made Jewelry.
Woven Ring By Ring & Knot By Knot Just For You!
I take custom orders as well!
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Lik's Creations started out as Starlight Imagery back in 2006, when I picked up Landscape Photography, but over the years, I have wanted to learn new unique things, I still take images, for friends & family, or if the fancy or scene catches me. Many times you will see a camera around my neck while I am out and about.

Now, I have found something that call to me, just as strongly as photography does, and that is creating chainmaille jewelry.

My Passion, equal to photography, and sometimes more so, is chainmaille, I have seen weaves through out my life, at ren faires and the like, and have always been drawn to them, Recently at the begging of 2013, I decided to try my hand at making some pieces for my family as gifts, The process is calming and almost trance like to me.
I am still learning, but with each piece, my love and passion only strengthens more, and my yearn to learn it all flares hotter.
I may not know all the weaves, but I am always up for a challenge, and I never back down!

Now a year later, my skill has advanced and I am taking on more and more challenging weaves, branching out more and being daring with each new thing I learn.
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How is Chainmaille made?

With a Pattern in mind, comes the decision of metal type and metal gauge, as well as any additions being added to the pattern. This also includes deciding what Ring size would be best.
This is called the Aspect Ratio. Each weave has it's own ideal Aspect Ratio.
Once an Aspect Ratio is decided, the Wire is then tightly coiled on the appropriate mandrel and then cut, using a saw, into individual rings.
The rings are then tumbled to remove any burs leftover from the cutting process.
After tumbling, the rings are then treated with a process to add Shine & Color. Usually referred to as anodizing.
Once that is done, the Prep for weaving begins, With Pre-Opening or -Closing each individual ring.
Also, this is when the Prep for any additions to the piece are done; such as wire work or beads.
Now we begin to weave!
Each ring is added to the chain and closed, One ring at a time, into the decided weave & pattern.
When the desired length of chain is completed a clasp is added.
The completed work is then cleaned & allowed to dry.
The Item is ready to be worn!
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Each item I make can take anywhere from 30 minutes & up of straight weaving. This doesn't include any of the prep or post work to make it presentable.

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  • Kristina

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    I'm a 28 Year old woman who finds making unique things enjoyable, especially when others enjoy them more! I am the Owner of the shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 16, 2015
Hi, Welcome to Lik's Creations!
Thank you for stopping by & I hope that you find our items appealing and intriguing!

I'll take custom requests if the requested item is something I'm able to do. Please read these policies and be sure you're alright with them before submitting a request.

The custom item info is under "Additional info" at the bottom of these policies.
Listed in a FAQ style.
If you have any questions not answered here or on our Facebook please don't hesitate to contact me via the contact form or via email to likscreations [!at] gmail.com
Our facebook is: www.facebook.com/likscreations

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Credit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards, & PayPal!

For those living in North Carolina, I, unfortunately, must charge an 8.75% tax on all orders.

Full payment for orders are due upfront, Before anything will be Made or Ship.
For custom orders please refer below in the Additional information section on how to proceed with those.
For Sizing & other questions please also refer to Additional Information.
Shipping
For US Purchases
All Items are shipped USPS First Class mail with Delivery Confirmation (tracking).
Items at a value of more than $50 also include insurance.
You're also able to purchase insurance on lower-priced items and/or signature confirmation, or upgrade to Priority mail for faster delivery, if you would like. (Look for the listings for the Add-ons.

After all payments are received & depending on the time the payment goes through, most will either ship the day I receive payment (or if it's an item that needs to be made, the day it is complete) or the day after.

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According to USPS, First Class domestic mail takes 3-5 business days & Priority takes 2-3 business days.
During busy seasons (such as Holidays) it might take a couple weeks.

Add-on Prices:
Now each listing has upgrades that are purchasable, below is a list of what upgrades you can add to your shipping & what they mean.

First Class : (standard shipping price) (Variable price: $3-$5)
First-Class Mail® is a fast and affordable service for envelopes and packages weighing up to 13 oz. Delivery is in 2-7 business days.

Priority Flat rate: Add on fee (to convert from First class to Priority) - (Variable price: $1.20-$2.58)
Priority Mail Flat Rate service offers 1 - 3 day service to most domestic destinations. Priority Mail includes Tracking & $50 of insurance.

USPS Tracking™- $1.05
Provides the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery.
Free with select services.

ADULT SIGNATURE
Requires the signature of someone 21 years of age or older at the recipient's address.
Adult Signature Required $4.95
Adult Signature Restricted Delivery 5.15

CERTIFICATE OF MAILING
Provides evidence of mailing.
Individual article (Form 3817) $1.20

INSURANCE
Provides coverage against loss or damage.
Fee based on value of item.
$0.01 to $50 = $1.95
$50.01 to $100 = $2.45
$100.01 to $200 = $3.05
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For International Purchases
Base shipping is First class, but you may choose to upgrade to Priority (6-10 day shipping) or Priority Express (3-5 day shipping) in each listing.

International Shipping
Priority Mail Express International - Delivery Confirmation is included in the postage price. Additional tracking updates may vary based on the destination country.

Priority Mail International - Included on all package types. For Priority Flat Rate Envelope and Small Flat Rate Box Delivery Confirmation is only included for shipments to Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland.

First-Class Package International Service - Delivery Confirmation is included only for shipments to Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland.

Insurance on international packages is $1.40 per $100.
Refunds and Exchanges
No returns or refunds without a message/ email/ Contact.

If there are any problems with your order, please message/email me as soon as you find the problem so that I may try to fix it or help as I can.
Etsy message is the envelope-symbol button at the top of your screen, or the "contact seller" link in your invoice.
You can email me: likscreations [!at] gmail.com
You may also message me on facebook at: www.facebook.com/likscreations

Please contact me prior to just returning/reshipping the item back to me. This is to cut down on confusion as well as to see if a return is even necessary.
Also, please refer below to the Additional information for General Care instructions.
Miss-use does not count as normal wear.
If a return is needed, I ask that the customer pays for the shipping, once the repair is completed I will pay to ship it back.

For Some reason, if your Purchase just isn't for you, I'll accept a return (after being contacted) with the item in Original packaging, within 7 days of receipt. Item must be undamaged, and there will be a 15% Restocking fee, as well as Shipping will not be refunded.
If Insurance is added to shipping it should cover items lost in the mail (verified by tracking), but items lost after delivery are not covered and cannot be refunded or exchanged.

Size adjustment requests including measurements must be submitted at purchase. Please include measurements in your message with your adjustment request.
For hand-flowers/ Slave Bracelets; this includes wrist size, distance around the middle finger & including the base of the knuckle.

However, if the item is a gift & the recipient's size is unknown it can be returned for adjustment if the BUYER contacts me at/prior to time of purchase to let me know that's the plan.
No returns or refunds without Etsy message or email.

Custom orders/ adjusted items are non-returnable, unless the only difference between the custom order and an original item is color.
I will work with you to get all the details needed for the custom order and check in with progress & Pictures Prior to shipping the item.

Earrings: Due to sanitation reasons, there will be NO returns/refunds on these items.
Additional policies and FAQs
1) can I order a custom Chainmaille item? Yes
2) Do you ship outside the US? Yes.
3) Can I order a Custom Paracord item? Yes
4) How is Chainmaille made? See below

See information below for more details.
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How is Chainmaille made?

With a Pattern in mind, comes the decision of metal type and metal gauge, as well as any additions being added to the pattern. This also includes deciding what Ring size would be best.
This is called the Aspect Ratio. Each weave has it's own ideal Aspect Ratio.
Once an Aspect Ratio is decided, the Wire is then tightly coiled on the appropriate mandrel and then cut, using a saw, into individual rings.
The rings are then tumbled to remove any burs leftover from the cutting process.
After tumbling, the rings are then treated with a process to add Shine & Color. Usually referred to as anodizing.
Once that is done, the Prep for weaving begins, With Pre-Opening or -Closing each individual ring.
Also, this is when the Prep for any additions to the piece are done; such as wire work or beads.
Now we begin to weave!
Each ring is added to the chain and closed, One ring at a time, into the decided weave & pattern.
When the desired length of chain is completed a clasp is added.
The completed work is then cleaned & allowed to dry.
The Item is ready to be worn!
_______________________________
Each item I make can take anywhere from 30 minutes & up of straight weaving. This doesn't include any of the prep or post work to make it presentable.


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~Adjustments~
Size-
Size adjustments (limited) are the only changes I will make to previously-made items. You may contact me prior to purchase for a specific size, depending on the item it may increase the price but only by a few dollars, unless it is in a precious metal or using gemstones.

Customs-
All Custom Orders must be paid in full before work on the item will begin.

Metal upgrades such as sterling silver will involve extra cost reflected in the item's price.
Please send an Etsy message for requests and adjustments or email me.
Note: Before Ordering a Custom piece; I will not duplicate the work of another Mailler. Nor Will I duplicate certain designs as they are 100% Unique to that Buyer.
Please contact me for more information if you have a design in mind!

A Valid and Current email address is REQUIRED for me to contact you with your updates on your Custom Order. Images will be uploaded to an Album for the specific custom order on Facebook. See: https://www.facebook.com/likscreations/photos_albums

Also, On custom orders there will be an extra charge of a minimum of $1, but will not exceed $20 added onto the price for the custom piece. Depending on the item and the complexity of the Custom order.

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~Wear & Care~
These items are not for small children, No one under the age of 15.
I live in a home with both Cats & Dogs, and a smoker, Items are made in a seperate room and kept in plastic to keep them clean and away from most issues. But, I must warn that I live in this house with the Cats, Dogs & smoker.

Safety-
This is Jewelry; not Armour nor toys. It is by no means protective and can break under strenuous circumstances. If treated as jewelry, these pieces should last you many years. Do not wear while playing sports, or operating machinery. You should also check with employers or workplace's dress code before wearing Slave bracelets/ hand-flowers to work. If any part of a chainmaille item does break or come apart it should be repairable with needle-nose or jewelry pliers, or can be returned for repair. There will be a charge for repair to items.
Though these rings are not soldered, with proper care they should last many years.

Metal Types-
Most metals used are either copper, brass, aluminum, or various base metal craft chain and findings. Some are nickel-plated or silver-plated and the plating may wear off over time, especially if worn in stressful or caustic environments such as the shower or swimming pool. Therefore, please do not wear them while showering or swimming or cleaning with harsh chemicals. The hypoallergenic items are either nickel free plated or nickel free and lead free metal, as described. I can take requests for sterling silver, gold, niobium or surgical steel items, but please note that these metals are more expensive than what I generally use, therefore the finished items will be more expensive than the items already in my shop. Besides the extra cost of the metals there may also be small extra charges added to the item price for obtaining the special materials. Plus, with those metals, I may need to order the materials, so there may be a longer wait time added on. These fall under the Custom Order, situations.

Cleaning-
If an item gets dirty from frequent wear, or some other light/moderate grime, it can be cleaned with soap and water, and a soft toothbrush when necessary. Blue Dawn liquid dish soap is good to use, just a drop in a small container of water. Or the plain unscented liquid dish soap of whatever brand is available, as long as it's the original version without the hand lotion or special scents or other extras in it (usually blue). Earrings and other parts can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, but colored chainmaille should not be soaked in peroxide because it might fade the color.

If I ever list any of my items with pewter, or if you have bought from me or others and need to know how to care and clean it; go to http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/37655/cleaning_pewter.html?cat=7

Another good source of cleaning & care:
http://www.firemountaingems.com/encyclobeadia/beading_resources.asp?docid=A40B&WT.mc_id=FB111227-02