magpiesmiscellany

Wire Work Jewelry by Magpie's Miscellany

East Hartford, Connecticut

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Announcement    If you live in Southern New England, I will have pieces at the Wesleyan Potters Winter Show in Middletown, CT starting November 26th.
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I will do my best to make sure packages arrive for the holidays.

These are the approximate order by deadlines based on the USPS's shipping estimates (but they still don't guarantee arrival by November 28th/December 25th/December 26th since the Post Office doesn't.)

Chanukah (is really early this year!)

11/12/21

Christmas & Kwanzaa

12/14/21 for the United States

12/6/21 for US Military Mail

12/3/21 for Canada, Europe, and Australia.
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I make wire work jewelry using a variety of metals and semiprecious stones, fossils, and meteorite using wire to bring out the beauty of objects from the natural world.

Some of my work has nods to history and science; in the case of fossils, I sometimes try to help people imagine what those creatures may have looked like in the distant past. Each piece is unique, designed around the stone they encase and enhance.

Visit:
facebook.com/magpiesmiscellanyjewelry
instagram.com/magpies_miscellany
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*A note for international buyers: All international orders require customs forms and these will be filled out truthfully. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
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Birthstones available for custom tree of life pendants:

January – garnet (translucent wine red)
February – amethyst (translucent purple)
March – aquamarine (a pale transparent blue/turquoise)
April – clear quartz (sorry, April is diamond, I’m somewhat short of those!)
May – chrome diopside/green tourmaline (emerald substitute)
June – pearl, moonstone (moonstone is clear/white with a flash of color)
July – alternate birthstone is carnelian (orange)
August – peridot (translucent spring green)
September – lapis (opaque blue, substitute for sapphire)
October – opal (opaque white with different colors fire), pink tourmaline
November – citrine (transparent yellow/golden brown)
December – turquoise, tanzanite (translucent violet)

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 22, 2021

If you live in Southern New England, I will have pieces at the Wesleyan Potters Winter Show in Middletown, CT starting November 26th.
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I will do my best to make sure packages arrive for the holidays.

These are the approximate order by deadlines based on the USPS's shipping estimates (but they still don't guarantee arrival by November 28th/December 25th/December 26th since the Post Office doesn't.)

Chanukah (is really early this year!)

11/12/21

Christmas & Kwanzaa

12/14/21 for the United States

12/6/21 for US Military Mail

12/3/21 for Canada, Europe, and Australia.
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I make wire work jewelry using a variety of metals and semiprecious stones, fossils, and meteorite using wire to bring out the beauty of objects from the natural world.

Some of my work has nods to history and science; in the case of fossils, I sometimes try to help people imagine what those creatures may have looked like in the distant past. Each piece is unique, designed around the stone they encase and enhance.

Visit:
facebook.com/magpiesmiscellanyjewelry
instagram.com/magpies_miscellany
magpiesmiscellany.tumblr.com/

*A note for international buyers: All international orders require customs forms and these will be filled out truthfully. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
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Birthstones available for custom tree of life pendants:

January – garnet (translucent wine red)
February – amethyst (translucent purple)
March – aquamarine (a pale transparent blue/turquoise)
April – clear quartz (sorry, April is diamond, I’m somewhat short of those!)
May – chrome diopside/green tourmaline (emerald substitute)
June – pearl, moonstone (moonstone is clear/white with a flash of color)
July – alternate birthstone is carnelian (orange)
August – peridot (translucent spring green)
September – lapis (opaque blue, substitute for sapphire)
October – opal (opaque white with different colors fire), pink tourmaline
November – citrine (transparent yellow/golden brown)
December – turquoise, tanzanite (translucent violet)

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About magpiesmiscellany

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On Etsy since 2006

Sparkle and creativity with a side of history and science.

I've always liked to make things.

The Miscellany in my shop title comes from the fact that I don't just make jewelry, I make a miscellany of crafts-I also sew and make OOAK art dolls. (And the occasional quilt and magic wand.)

Likewise I've always loved jewelry, as a child I was taken to antique shows very often, to entertain me my parents would have me practice my counting on amethyst gemstones.

In college a friend of mine was a beader and very knowledgeable about gemstones. I loved all the stones, but the beading didn't appeal. I wanted to create my own bezels that would set off the stones. I fell into wirework and never got out!

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  • Sandra Van Vooren

    Owner, Creator

    I'm the designer and creator. My degree is in History and I work in a library. So my inspirations are myriad. I love playing with shapes and textures that feel contemporary but evoke the past and carry a bit of wonder about the natural world.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2018
Thanks for visiting my shop!

All of my pieces are handmade, so no two will be exactly alike. I have certain styles and types of gems I like to work with, so they may have cousins, but there won't be any twins. Even my trees are all different, as trees in a forest are!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase please contact me. I do not generally offer refunds and work very hard on my pieces, however I want you to be happy with your purchase. (And treasure it for a long time to come!)
Payment
I accept credit cards, paypal, checks and money orders. Prompt payment is appreciated, please let me know if you're expecting a delay.

Paypal orders I will ship out within 3 business days, normally sooner. Money orders and checks will ship out 3-4 business days after I recieve payment in the mail.
Shipping
All US orders will be shipped US parcel post with delivery confirmation. I will send you the confirmation number, so we can track the package from both sides!

All international orders require customs forms and these will be filled out truthfully. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.

I wrap my pieces with the great and care (gift box, bubble wrap, more bubble wrap, bubble mailer...) and bring them to the post office myself. I can't be liable for items lost, stolen or damaged in the mail.

Insurance/registered mail is available for US orders. If that is something you would be interested in please note me and I will let you know the prices. Unfortunately insurance is not available on international shipping at this time.
Additional policies and FAQs
I work with a variety of metals and minerals on my pieces. I try to take care to list every material, but if you have concerns or metal allergies please contact me with any questions!

Regarding allergies and my fiber pieces, they are all made in a smoke free home, but I do have a pet rabbit.

A note on colors:

I do my best to take several photographs with slightly different lighting to try to capture the true colors and beauty of the materials I use. I can't guarantee the accuracy of the colors variation in computer monitors.