Anonymous on Jun 2, 2010
this is spectacular. I can hardly wait to wear it.
How it all accidentally started....
As a visual artist who specializes in mixed media, I started becoming unsatisfied in the jewelry found in stores. Some lacked flare. Some lacked individuality. Some lacked excitement. All lacked that personal feeling that I desired.
One day, after shopping all day to find that one perfect piece to go with that one perfect outfit, I sat down and decided to create my own necklace that satisfied my specific need, but also ended up satisfying my desire for something personal. I received some compliments on that first necklace, so I made another one, and another, and another... One day, someone asked me if I would consider making a necklace for them, and I did. Then, I made some jewelry for gifts. The next thing I knew, people wanted more.
The owner of the gallery where I have my studio requested some pieces so she could sell them too. I started fulfilling custom orders for customers of the gallery when I heard about Etsy through a friend. I thought, "why not?" So I did.
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I am natural, genuine, conflicted and pained. I speak of purity and joy with color. I breathe in a balance of joy and sorrow and exhale compassion. I choose to co-reside with the two versions of myself.
Retired French teacher and super shipper, Mike manages shipping for all shop sales.
Joel is a cool guy who reminds me to include a thank you note.
Erin is the best marketing department that a mom would want. She pimps my jewelry on Facebook.
I believe that when an object has a past, it's story becomes the focal point of the art and the energy that surrounds it is combined with my energies and will follow it to it's destination. Don't worry, I don't keep any found objects that give me a bad vibe. As a matter of fact, I don't even pick them up. I only create art when I am feeling at peace or in need of the solace that art provides. Creating art is like meditation for me. I am always better once I have created something.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
I will grant a refund if product is damaged upon arrival or doesn't quite meet your expectations. If you want a refund, please ship the item back and I will refund your money on the day it arrives.
Refunds for damaged items:
Please take a picture of any shipping damage and convo it to me so I can pay for your return shipping. Nothing bothers me more than to have to pay my own shipping when an item is damaged so I will never ask a customer to pay for their own shipping under those circumstances. That is why I purchase shipping insurance on all breakable items.
Repairs at ZERO cost for the first year. Afterward, I request that you pay your own shipping costs.
Local customers (within the Lancaster, York, Chester, Chesterfield, Kershaw and other really close counties), exchanges will be granted. Please contact me for gallery appointment times.
Remember, you are the customer and I want you to be happy. You are the lifeblood of my shop!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me and let me know what you have in mind. Whatever your vision, I will do my best to make it a reality.
I deal mainly in found objects and upcycled jewelry. Please note that some of the pieces are metal. If I know the metal content, I will certainly list it. However, there are times that I do not know the metal content of an object.
I have several outlets for sales. I would like for my Etsy customers to know that the same courtesies that I extend to my local customers, I extend to you. Nothing in my Etsy shop is for sale through my other venues and vice/versa. They are all separate entities through which I sell different pieces of my art.
Please feel free to communicate any and all questions to me as I believe in open communication.