Meliloo

Ears Neck Belly Fingers | Body adornment for the soul

Bend, Oregon 6832 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (1163)

Meliloo

Ears Neck Belly Fingers | Body adornment for the soul

Bend, Oregon | 6832 Sales

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Mindy Cope

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Mindy Cope

Announcement    DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF ORDERS, I WILL NEED TO EXTEND WAIT TIME TO 3 WEEKS UNTIL I AM FULLY CAUGHT UP THIS FALL- THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING

The only true, unique, quality handmade belly rings & barbells in the online market place, made from quality products and attention to detail. Look for my |M| trademark since design theft has been an issue. Please keep a lookout for belly barbells and rings that have traced my designs, these are not made by Meliloo and they WILL damage & rip your piercing hole since they are not made properly - Thanks for your support!

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Last updated on May 30, 2019

DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF ORDERS, I WILL NEED TO EXTEND WAIT TIME TO 3 WEEKS UNTIL I AM FULLY CAUGHT UP THIS FALL- THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING

The only true, unique, quality handmade belly rings & barbells in the online market place, made from quality products and attention to detail. Look for my |M| trademark since design theft has been an issue. Please keep a lookout for belly barbells and rings that have traced my designs, these are not made by Meliloo and they WILL damage & rip your piercing hole since they are not made properly - Thanks for your support!

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 27, 2017
I believe that through the simplicity of nature, beauty is created. The rawness of nature is what inspires me. I am excited about creating jewelry that is very minimal; with the addition of my belly jewelry, I feel this is what expresses my philosophy of a beautiful style that embodies simplicity, class, and comfort.

Everything I make is made from scratch or very close to it. I purchase my products from a distributor here in the USA and most of my stones are handpicked by me in nature or from a local distributor within the USA and in my city. Everything is handmade and designed by me!

100% creativity and love

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
RETURNS | I do these. If a piece needs a repair I do accept returns. I will accept refunds on any of my jewelry IF I receive the original back and it is within 4 months time of the original purchase date. Refunds do no include the original shipping expense already paid to USPS. Buyers are responsible for covering shipping fees to have the item sent back once it is repaired or exchanged. If a send back item is a mistake made on my behalf, I will be sure to be responsible for the shipping label.

IMPORTANT | I will not issue you a refund without the piece of jewelry in my hand.

CUSTOM JEWELRY | I do not take returns on customized pieces. In VERY rare cases I will honor a partial credit depending on the purchase

DISSATISFACTION | please contact me- I am more than willing to work with you to resolve any problem. Please refrain from jumping to a negative review if something is out of my control (i.e. Shipping delay), or if something you feel isn't right. I want to work with you to remedy the problem before you make your final conclusion about my shop.

LOST ITEMS DURING TRANSIT | be patient. I offer insurance on all my packages. Wait time to file a claim is 20 days for domestic and 40 days for international.
Payment
I accept all forms of payment including gift cards. All my pieces will arrive to you cleaned and sterilized, meticulously packaged with care and ready for wear ❤️
Shipping
WAIT TIME | I am anywhere from 1-3 weeks out depending on the time of year you order (summer being my busiest) so wait time can fluctuate. You can find when your item will be "ready to ship by" under "payment methods" located just above ⬆️

DOMESTIC ORDERS | I ship 1-3 day USPS Priority (faster & more reliable) which includes insurance and my handling fees.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS | I ship first class which includes insurance. The price of the first class shipping includes my handling fees as well. You also have an option for 1-2 day USPS Express and 6-10 day USPS Priority at checkout for faster delivery.

CUSTOMS | Please be aware of your location's customs charges and fees. I do not set these fees up nor am I responsible for collecting payments on them. This is entirely up to Royal Mail or whoever else handles customs in your area.

EFFECTIVE AUG. 28TH 2016 | Shippers in the US will now pay return postage fees for undeliverable packages sent via Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Previously, when a foreign postal administration returned undeliverable-as-addressed Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes to a U.S. sender, there were no return charges. Buyers will be responsible now for covering this cost and will be charged on returned packages if this occurs.
Additional policies and FAQs
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Some information for you about sizing, metals, concerns, and care with my belly button jewelry~

SIZING | The initial size of your gauge when you have your belly pierced is 14. I work with all size gauges ranging from the largest 14 gauge to the smallest 20 gauge. The smaller gauges have a more minimal barely there style and it is easier to bend. On my belly rings along with the top rings on the belly barbells, they are designed to open with the ends bending parallel to each other in order to keep the overall integrity of the piece (please see listing photos for examples). To avoid breakage of your belly piece please remember that the nature of the belly rings are not intended to be taken in and out on a daily basis because the metal will get weak overtime and break- in this case, I may charge you for any repair. If you would like a design in a larger gauge, the overall piece will naturally be a bit bigger for the larger gauge and to accommodate for easier bending. For each gauge size increase, the overall diameter (if it’s a belly ring opposed to a barbell) will increase 1-2 mm. Please be advised that it is to the buyers discretion that they understand for each gauge decrease (higher numbers equal smaller gauges), the hole in your piercing will eventually get smaller and shrink or may migrate (see more information below). If you prefer to keep your piercing at a 14 gauge size or whichever size you are wearing, please stick with that size when ordering or be aware of this information if you decide to change your gauge. I am more than happy to guide you to a size that is appropriate and comfortable for your needs.

METALS | The metals I use are .999 fine silver and 14k gold fill. I also use 14k solid yellow gold and white gold and soon will probably add pink gold on request. The difference between 14k gold fill and solid gold is that the gold fill has a very thick plating of 14k gold on the outside and is filled with a brass and copper metal mixture on the inside as opposed to the solid 14k gold throughout. The 14k gold fill is often confused that gold fill means it is “filled” with gold, however it is just thick plating. The metal is still durable and needs to take a lot of beating before the inner core is even exposed and will last a long time. 14k gold fill is not 14k gold-plated, which is basically a painted on coating of gold and usually wears off with a dozen or so wears or with simple polishing. Both the .999 fine silver and 14k gold fill are the two most common metals I work with to make prices affordable for my buyers. I also use brass, copper, and bronze for my other jewelry but not my belly rings/barbells. Sometimes, depending on your body, your piercing will reject the 14k gold fill. If you have very sensitive skin- I would recommend buying 14k solid gold or using .999 fine silver. However, I have had many people with sensitive skin order the 14k gold fill and experience no problems. Please contact me if you have any concerns about the metals and I will be more than happy to build you a custom order.

CONCERNS | If you are a newbie belly button wearer and just got your belly pierced please wait until your piercing is past its healing stage to switch it out. My belly jewelry is really intended for everyday wear and not so much as changing it often or taking it out on a daily basis-this may irritate your belly and it could damage and compromise the metal of the ring. For those of you that have decided on a very small gauge (20/18 gauge) please be advised that this may increase your chances of it snagging depending on how active your lifestyle is. The smaller 20/18 gauge may cause your belly piercing hole to shrink a little, but can be stretched back again. There has been concern with using a smaller 20 gauge and migration. Because everyone’s bodies are very different there may be a chance of migration, which is the case that your body starts to reject the ring/barbell because of its small size-but again, this is not the case for everyone and some may experience nothing at all. It may also depend on your lifestyle and how active you are in subjecting this area of your body to more wear and tear, so this is your call to which size you choose. In my experience, I have had my belly pierced for over 10 years and switched to a smaller gauge three years ago and have not experienced this problem.

DISCOLORATION AND TARNISH | At times in transit pieces will become discolored and tarnished. Discoloration and tarnishing also happens when you wear lotions and sunblocks and the pieces may become tarnished from everyday wear and reactions with oils in the skin. If this happens, please do not think your jewelry is "ruined" or of low quality. Fine metals will tarnish, especially the silver if though it is fine silver, it is not resistant to tarnish. The best way to bring the metal back to life is a good jewelers/polishing cloth and the metal will shine again the way it did when it was new. A polishing cloth is a cloth that has the polish already ingrained in the material, so it is different than just a piece of old material. If you own a nice piece of jewelry, it is necessary to have these clothes around. You can purchase polishing clothes online or a local jewelry store. After you shine up your piece you can clean up any residual polish with a soft bristled brush and water or a mild soap.

POST-RING BARBELLS, BALL-PING BARBELL, PEBBLE, LUX, ACORN AND TOP-DROPLET DESIGNS ARE COPYRIGHTED

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More information

Last updated on May 24, 2017
Frequently asked questions
How do I find my own personal size for a belly button piece?

Everyone has different sized piercings for their belly so I've made a tutorial that walks you through the process. Please see my dedicated tutorial listing page for all this info:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/233647856/tutorial-on-determining-size-999-fine?ga_search_query=Tutorial&ref=shop_items_search_1

What is the standard size (gauge and length) for a belly button barbell/ring

When you initially get your belly button pierced, the standard is a 14 gauge. Some will move down a size from a 14 gauge to a thinner 16 gauge for a bit more of a minimal style. There is no real standard for the length (thick of skin) that is pierced. It may depend on who pierces you in addition to how long you've had it pierced. For additional info on finding your own custom size, please visit my tutorial link:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/233647856/tutorial-on-determining-size-999-fine?ga_search_query=Tutorial&ref=shop_items_search_1

Can I get my belly button pierced with your jewelry?

I highly recommend that you wait a few months for your newly pierced belly button to heal before wearing a 14k gold fill or .999 fine silver piece. If you really can not wait to wear my belly jewelry freshly after you've been pierced, then I highly recommend you purchase a 14k solid gold piece- the metal is not porous and is ideal for sensitive skin especially while healing. I can also make certain designs with titanium, so if you are interested in this metal please contact me for more information.

My belly jewelry has tarnished. Is this normal?

Yes. This is absolutely normal and the jewelry may tarnish more or less depending on someone's body chemistry. Because the belly area is prone to more moisture than your ears or maybe a facial piercing, the piece may become discolored more due to lotions, certain soaps, or just your sweat. You can purchase a polishing cloth to add to your jewelry collection. I swear by these and the polish is already in the fabric so the more you use the cloth, the better it works. My recommendation is a Sunshine cloth which you can buy online at any major '.com' store. This will bring the jewelry back to looking new again. If you do not want the hassle of polishing your belly jewelry, than solid gold will be your best choice.