Mermaid's Treasury - Handmade jewellery

Innsbruck, Austria · 12 Sales


Mermaid's Treasury - Handmade jewellery

Innsbruck, Austria 12 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I have decided to close my shop for good. So from now on the only place to buy my jewellery will be my own website:


I have decided to close my shop for good. So from now on the only place to buy my jewellery will be my own website:

Bettina Anachronista

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Bettina Anachronista


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Anonymous on Sep 13, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Super fast shipping! Beautiful earrings! Super value for the money! Couldn't be happier with my purchase!

Anonymous on Aug 2, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely earrings, very quick delivery and excellent customer service. Thank you

Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Really lovely! Fast postage! Thank you very much!!!

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Handmade jewellery with stories

I love making things with my hands and to tell the stories that come with each handmade piece of jewellery. I think handmade things are special because they are unique and show the skills and effort put into them.

My main sources of inspiration are history (I'm a historian), stories (mythology, literature and other fiction) and nature. Many of my works were inspired by and named after by historical people, ancient works of art (like historical pieces of jewellery, I've seen in museums or books, or architecture), mythological, literary or other fictional people or creatures and organic forms designed by the world's greatest artist - nature. I love working with metal, especially with copper and its alloys and with different kinds of minerals.

I have been crafting since I was a kid. I tried out lots of different stuff over the years, like beading, crocheting, knitting etc. but none of them really worked out for me until about 2 years ago I discovered that I'm fairly good with metal. Since then I've stuck to making chainmaille and wire jewellery mostly but also tried casting and working with sheet metal. I can't really make up my mind if this urge of mine to learn new techniques is a good thing or a bad one (somebody came up with the term "creative claustrophobia", I think that describes it well). I'm afraid that my work as a whole might look like an incoherent mess but I love it like that and can't think of doing it any other way than giving physical shape to the ideas that rush through my head and enjoying the learning process involved.

I sell mainly on Etsy and through my personal website (, infrequently I also attend craft fairs.

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  • Bettina Anachronista

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, ...and Everything Else

Shop policies

Last updated on August 8, 2012
All pieces in my shop are handmade by me. Most of my necklaces and bracelets can be adjusted in size. If you would prefer a different length to that given in the description please inform me on purchase. Also I am always happy to discuss any custom order requirements that you may have and will gladly design and create a piece of jewellery especially to suit your taste. Just contact me and we'll figure something out. Not all of my pieces are appropriate for those with metal allergies, as I am particularly fond of copper, bronze and brass.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a message and I'll help you in any way I can.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Other Method
I decided to take up the option to list my jewellery prices in my own domestic currency. Beneath my published price in Euros you should see an approximate price for the item in your chosen currency. I chose to do that to eliminate the fluctuations in currency exchange rates, which is fairer to both myself and to buyers.

I accept payment through PayPal, where you can use your credit card, or bank account. Please submit your payment to me within 3 business days, and I'll ship your goods within the same time-frame after I have received payment. Using Paypal, you can pay in your own currency, Paypal will take care of the currency conversion. There are no additional fees on Etsy or PayPal added to that price for the currency exchange.

For customers in the European Union, it is possible to pay by bank transfer. The currency for the transaction has to be Euro. If you choose this option, ckeck "other" as payment method.
Please note that I'm in Austria, Europe and items will take approximately a week to arrive at destinations within Europe and at least a week to destinations overseas.

All goods will be shipped within 3 working days from receipt of payment, and in most cases on the next working day via the Austrian post by priority letter. If you like me to send it as a registered letter, let me know (with this option shipping will be slightly more expensive depending on your country and your signature will be required on delivery).

Any taxes or duties are the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item is not to your satisfaction, I want to make arrangements to correct that. Just contact me to work something out, preferably within a week of the item's arrival. The purchase price will be refunded if the item is defective, damaged or not as described.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel free to contact me if you would like a piece of jewellery made especially for you. Visit my deviantart gallery ( or my facebook page ( for ideas.