RetrologyDesigns

Jewellery from typewriter keys, stamps,coins & ephemera

Sydney, Australia · 511 Sales

RetrologyDesigns

Jewellery from typewriter keys, stamps,coins & ephemera

Sydney, Australia 511 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(228)

Announcement   Welcome! I repurpose vintage items into new and beautiful things.

The Japanese have a principle called wabi-sabi, or finding the beauty in imperfect things. My shop is full of these types of things, I love making new things out of preloved items!

New Year clearance! Check out my clearance section for last chance deals!

Like my page on Facebook for updates, coupon codes and new items!
https://www.facebook.com/RetrologyDesigns

And on Instagram: @RetrologyDesigns

I'll happily gift wrap your item!
Please let me know the occasion and I'll be glad to oblige.

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My work has been featured on NeatoStuff.com and Cuteable.com. I am very proud to have been on these sites - I hope you enjoy your browse around my shop!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 2, 2017

Welcome! I repurpose vintage items into new and beautiful things.

The Japanese have a principle called wabi-sabi, or finding the beauty in imperfect things. My shop is full of these types of things, I love making new things out of preloved items!

New Year clearance! Check out my clearance section for last chance deals!

Like my page on Facebook for updates, coupon codes and new items!
https://www.facebook.com/RetrologyDesigns

And on Instagram: @RetrologyDesigns

I'll happily gift wrap your item!
Please let me know the occasion and I'll be glad to oblige.

===============================================================
My work has been featured on NeatoStuff.com and Cuteable.com. I am very proud to have been on these sites - I hope you enjoy your browse around my shop!

Sam Taylor

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Sam Taylor

Miniature pool ball necklace or keyring
$7.86
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(228)
terryboreham

terryboreham on Mar 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I come from Clifton 4361 and purchased this for my daughter. Love having Australian bits for my children. Well made and good service.

Jenneal Lomeland

Jenneal Lomeland on Feb 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous ring!! I wish I could post a photo on this review to prove it! (I do have pic up on Instagram under my name) Excellent craftsmanship, beautiful design, and the Seller was awesome! I will definitely buy her products again!

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Updates

Ok, so this isn't a pic of upcycled jewellery, but it is a glimpse of my day job! This kirtle is part of a Tudor ensemble in making for my diploma major work, due in 2 weeks. Wanted to share it with you!
Slowly getting my typewriter key inventory under control!

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Happy place - one of my supply trays (1 of 6!)

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About

Making beautiful jewellery from vintage and found things!

The Japanese have a principle called wabi-sabi, or finding the beauty in imperfect things. My shop is full of these types of things, I love making new things out of preloved items!

I started on Etsy by making felt food for a few years. It was pretty labour-intensive and then I decided to go into Theatre Costume studies. To fund that, and to satisfy the creative urge, I started making some items from found things like typewriter keys and mahjong tiles. I do markets in Sydney - sometimes, in between raising my daughters, working in the costume industry and making stuff.

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  • Sam Taylor

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    Mother of two girls, theatrical costumer and maker of weird and wonderful jewelry. ABN: 57262180460

Shop policies

Last updated on February 7, 2016
Thank you for visiting! I love cute and quirky stuff, adore making beautiful things from found and rescued items. I'm located in Sydney, Australia.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is due within 3 days of purchase. Items in stock will be shipped within 24 hours, unless you order over a weekend or public holiday. In this case items will be shipped on the next business day. If you are having problems paying, please contact me and we can work out part payments. Custom orders - I will email straight away outlining timeframes for you. Most items will take 24-48 hours to complete (in busy periods this may be more). Rest assured I will have your item/s ready as soon as humanly possible ('cos I am human!)
Shipping
Items will ship from Australia to overseas destinations by airmail. Most items will ship large letter rate by Australia Post. Please let me know if you require insurance or registration and I will happily add this for you and an extra fee will be charged for this service.
Please note that any customs charges are your responsibility and I will not mark items as "gifts" unless they are for charity purposes.
Please note I'm shipping from Sydney, Australia and airmail can take up to a month in busy periods. In line with most countries' postal policies, I don't consider a package lost until 45 days have elapsed. If you require tracking on your item, let me know prior to purchase and I can discuss costing with you and adjust pricing as needed. There are also shipping upgrades available at checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be given in accordance with Etsy and PayPal policy. If you wish to return an item because it is faulty or damaged, please e-mail me first and we will work it out. I will refund on discretion for non delivery of items also, but not before 45 days have elapsed. Please email me if you are concerned about delivery times. I also refund for change of mind on non-custom orders, but please note that you will be responsible for return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Due to the nature of many of my items, being vintage pieces which have been given new life, please understand you are not buying factory fresh, brand new items. Many items, especially the mahjong tiles and other game pieces used in my bracelets etc, have been loved and used. There may be scratches and minor imperfections. I like to think of them as old ladies who have lived well and loved lots. They still have life in them, and a whole lot of stories to tell! Lastly, please know that I'm human and mistakes happen. I will do my best to rectify any problems quickly. Communication is the key! I want all my customers to be happy.

More information

Last updated on Nov 26, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Do you do custom orders?
Yes, I am always happy to work with you to deliver a product you are happy with. Please send me a convo and I will be glad to work with you.

Sizing details

Most items I make are adjustable in some way. Detailed descriptions for each product will help you to determine if a piece will work for you. If you find the description doesn't answer your question, feel free to contact me through the convo system.

I have sensitive skin. Will your jewelry react with my skin?

I can't say for each individual if it will react to your skin type. I use the highest quality findings but there may be base metals involved which may cause irritation in some people. I have found that coating the piece (where it will be in contact with skin) with a clear nail polish to be very effective.