lulubugjewelry

Handmade Jewelry Silver Animal Necklaces Quote Jewelry

California, United States · 26676 Sales

lulubugjewelry

Handmade Jewelry Silver Animal Necklaces Quote Jewelry

California, United States 26676 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Truly handmade silver jewelry

I come from a long line of crafty women, so making things is in my genes. I went to art school but didn't take any jewelry classes until after I graduated. Almost immediately I knew I had found my medium. I learned fabricating and casting, and enjoyed it so much that I got a job at a small company that made cast silver jewelry. That led to 17 years in the industry, working for 3 different companies, doing production casting work and eventually designing traditionally fabricated jewelry.

Somewhere along the way I stopped doing my own work. I had heard about PMC (precious metal clay) and always wanted to try it, so when I saw a workshop being offered nearby in 2007 I signed up for it.
Much like the first jewelry classes I took, I felt like I had found my medium, and within a couple of months I had set up a little studio in my living room and Lulu Bug Jewelry was born!

PMC was developed in Japan and is composed of very fine particles of silver - much of it reclaimed and recycled, from a large variety of sources - in an organic, clay like binder. After I form the piece, it's fired in kiln at 1650 degrees for 2 hours. The binder burns off and the particles fuse, forming a pure silver object, also known as .999 fine silver. It's quite magical! The majority of my pieces are made with fine silver PMC.

All the illustrations you see on my pieces were done by me so you won't find them anywhere else. I even make the tools needed to impress the images into the silver! I've come full circle these days and am having a very small number of designs cast in .925 sterling silver. I create the original and do the finishing, including concrete inlay, on these pieces.

It feels like all my years of experience have finally come together. In June of 2009 I quit my full time design job and have been self employed ever since. I enjoy creating pieces that I hope will be meaningful, evoke a memory or serve as a talisman to those who wear it.

I also own and run the business end of things at Raw Art Letterpress here on Etsy.

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  • A small jewelry casting shop

    California, United States

    A small number of my designs are made using traditional lost wax casting. I make the original design, send it to my caster, and then do all the finishing on the sterling silver cast pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 5, 2016
Welcome to Lulu Bug Jewelry! I'm a one woman handmade shop.

Please check the item description for dimensions of the piece. Most of my work is quite small so it''s very hard to judge the size when it appears much larger than life on your screen. If you have any questions, please contact me through the Etsy email system.

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Payment
I accept credit card and Pay Pal payments. California residents will be charged sales tax. For buyers outside the US, VAT, GST or other local taxes are NOT included in the price of the listing and is the responsibility of the buyer upon delivery.
Shipping
I ship Monday through Friday. Current turnaround time is 1-2 days after ordering, except for customized pieces which may take a bit longer.

SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA
All USA orders are shipped priority mail. Delivery time is NOT guaranteed with priority mail, so I'm unable to guarantee a delivery date. Please note that the delivery date given by the USPS is an estimate only. You will receive an email with the tracking number when I print your shipping label.

SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE USA -
VAT, GST and other fees are NOT included in the listing price. Orders shipped outside the USA are sent via first class mail and typical delivery time is 2-3 weeks, but it can take longer. Please be aware that your government may impose import fees, taxes, or duties at the time of delivery. These are the sole responsibility of the buyer and for more information you should contact your postal service. I put the price paid on the customs form and include an invoice in the package as is required by law.

** SHIPPING TO THE UK **
VAT is NOT included in the listing price. You will likely be charged 20% VAT and £8 handling by Royal Mail upon delivery. These taxes are the buyers responsibility and are out of my control. This link will explain the delivery procedure: http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-and-support/Ive-received-a-card-asking-for-a-payment
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to photograph and describe my pieces as accurately as possible. It can be difficult to judge the true size of something even with the dimensions given, so if you are at all unsatisfied with your purchase I will give you a refund or exchange. Please contact me within 7 days of receipt of your order if you are unhappy. Shipping fees are not refundable and the return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Jewelry must be unworn and in it's original condition. I will issue the refund to the original credit card used for payment as soon the return is received.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions at all about a piece, or would like to see additional images please contact me. I can customize a piece that is listed with a different chain, or no chain at all, or add additional charms to a necklace.

More information

Last updated on Jun 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA

USA orders are shipped priority mail. You'll receive an email with the tracking number when I print your shipping label. Delivery time is NOT guaranteed with priority mail, so I'm unable to guarantee a delivery date. Please note that the delivery date given by the USPS is an estimate only. Current turnaround time is in each listing under the shipping tab.

SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE USA

- VAT, GST and other local fees are NOT included in the listing price and must be paid upon delivery by the buyer, and are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Etsy has put this misleading language in my listings and I'm unable to remove it. I apologize for any confusion this may cause.

- Orders shipped outside the USA are sent first class mail. Typical delivery time is 2-3 weeks, but it can take longer.

- Your government may impose import fees, taxes, or duties at the time of delivery. These are the sole responsibility of the buyer. For more information you should contact your postal service. I put the price paid on the customs form and include an invoice in the package as is required by law.

SHIPPING TO THE UK

- VAT is NOT included in the listing price. Etsy has put this misleading language in my listings and I'm unable to remove it. I apologize for any confusion this may cause.

- Orders shipping to the UK will likely be charged 20% VAT and £8 handling by Royal Mail upon delivery. These costs are the buyers responsibility and are out of my control. They are not included in the listing or shipping cost. This link will explain the delivery procedure: http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-and-support/Ive-received-a-card-asking-for-a-payment

Is VAT or GST included in the listing price?

I am in the US so VAT, GST and other local fees, taxes and duties are not in the listing price and must be paid by the buyer upon delivery. Etsy has introduced language into my listings that is misleading and implies that VAT, GST or other taxes are included in the price, but it they are not. My apologies for the confusion this may have caused. I am unable to remove it. Only California residents will have sales tax added at checkout.