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Wes Hansen on Jan 14, 2017
I purchased a larger (quarter sized) tiger and bear pendant with chains that Sue helped me customize based from her smaller pendants and charms. Her attention, flexibility, and customer service are only rivaled by her artistic talent. The finished products were exactly what I had been hoping for and the gifts warmed the hearts of the recipients. Thanks for these perfect gifts, Sue!
nhgirl724 on Jan 12, 2017
Exceptional customer service, fast shipping and beautiful handcrafted work. Giving this piece as a gift, but I will definitely be back to order something for myself. Thank you so much!
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.
Owner, Maker, Designer, And Everything Else!
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.
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.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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
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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.
HOLIDAY ORDERS: I ship Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays in December. Current turnaround time is 1-2 days after ordering, except for customized pieces which may take a bit longer. US orders are shipped priority mail, but USPS does NOT guarantee a delivery date with priority mail so I am unable to do so too. Orders shipping outside the US will not arrive in time for Christmas at this point.