LongStoryShort

Jewelry & accessories with a past, a vision, a future.

Tampa, Florida · 55 Sales

LongStoryShort

Jewelry & accessories with a past, a vision, a future.

Tampa, Florida 55 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Welcome! I work with both new and reclaimed materials to create accessories that celebrate individuality, resourcefulness, and the timelessness of handmaking. Please come in and have a look around :)

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 11, 2016

Welcome! I work with both new and reclaimed materials to create accessories that celebrate individuality, resourcefulness, and the timelessness of handmaking. Please come in and have a look around :)

Mel Micare

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Mel Micare

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Anonymous on May 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Apr 9, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous. I adore it.

Anonymous on Apr 2, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Loved my ring!! Thank you so much =]=]

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2013
You'll notice something about the items in my store: Every single one showcases a reclaimed item or material. Why do I do this? Two reasons. First, it's an ecologically sound choice -- unlike many brand-new, heavily-packaged craft supplies out there. Second, it's just more interesting. The beauty and mystery of things that have already "been around the block" fascinates me, and challenges me to create a better and more beautiful product for you.

You may be concerned about the dirt, grime and other cooties that could come with an item or material that's not new. Don't be. I clean all reclaimed components thoroughly, and work in a pet-free, smoke-free environment. If you have questions about what steps I've taken to clean something, convo me. I'm happy to talk.

There are some terms that I use in the shop that you might not be sure about. Here are what they mean.

RECLAIMED: Anything that would otherwise have been discarded. This category includes every other category below, plus "pre-consumer" items and materials, like fiber left over from garment manufacturing, that have never been used but would normally be discarded.

RECYCLED: Something that has been used for its original purpose and that I have made into a new item.

REPURPOSED: Same as recycled, but it applies to things which are used in a manner other than originally intended.

UPCYCLED: This term, popularized by those describing high-concept work, is an amorphous one in the craft industry. I only use it to describe things which have been elevated far above their original purpose. For example, a necklace uniting gem-grade semiprecious stones with vintage buttons would be described as "upcycled" in my shop. A fun, whimsical purse made from a high-end silk garment would not.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I only accept PayPal, but be aware that you can use PayPal to pay using any major credit or debit card.
Shipping
HOW WILL IT BE SHIPPED?
All orders are securely packaged and shipped USPS Priority Mail and insured for the full value of the item, unless other arrangements are made. Convo me if you wish to make alternative arrangements.

WHEN WILL IT BE SHIPPED?
Thursday is Shipping Day at LongStoryShort! All orders received since the previous Friday will be shipped on Thursday by 5pm.
Refunds and Exchanges
Almost all of my items are one-of-a-kind, although I sometimes offer 'runs' of products -- a series that are identical in price and extremely similar in design, but vary in color, embellishment or materials.

In the unlikely event that your order arrives damaged, I will happily offer repair (if applicable), refund, shop credit, or exchange for an item of equal or lesser value. Contact me as soon as possible upon the arrival of the damaged item, and I will pay for you to send it back to me. I will take NO ACTION upon the item until I receive the return. (An exception is in the case of exchanges, where you may select which item you would like to exchange the damaged item for beforehand, and I will hold it until your return arrives.) I reserve the right to repair or rework a damaged item and resell it if you choose not to have it repaired and returned to you.