MiaMontgomeryStudio

Mia Montgomery Studio Jewelry

8 Sales

MiaMontgomeryStudio

Mia Montgomery Studio Jewelry

8 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
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Mia Montgomery

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Mia Montgomery

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Anonymous on Oct 22, 2012

3 out of 5 stars

Lovely and delicate earrings. Sadly, one of the green stones broke when I unwrapped the package and I never got to wear them.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 24, 2012
Among the mediums I've explored, there has been a common attraction: I love bringing together a chaos of pattern, color and texture, in pursuit of totally scrumptious, refined results. It consumes me every day as I pour over three enormous studio tables strewn with treasures. For the record, the tables are maple, but this is only occasionally evident ;-).

My materials are staggering in variety, and infinitely inspiring. When one of my creations appeals to an audience, it's so wonderful. . . but truth be told I would make it anyway -- it's 'compulsion' as much as 'inspiration', as I would be at pains to hold myself back :). It's a fairly familiar refrain among artisans, and I feel very fortunate for it.

Enjoy a wander through my two jewelry shops (type Mia Montgomery into the search box to find all my work). Below are Policies and misc. bits of information that may be of help, before and after placing your order. If you have any questions or concerns, please Convo me anytime.

To view new styles as they post, and to be notified about special sales, click "Like" at the top of the following facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mia-Montgomery-Artisan-Jewelry/146038505479843




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FAQs
(There is a link to this FAQ in every listing in the store, for purposes of reviewing important policies prior to your purchase.)


CUSTOM ORDERS/COMMISSIONS
I've had the pleasure of creating many sets based on client input and collaboration. Almost any alteration or mash-up is possible here, so feel free to submit your artistic ideas, and I will build the perfect set for you, or a trio, or even an entire suite of coordinated pieces.

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LENGTH
Many of you prefer shorter earrings, so to locate sets that measure under 3" in length, simply type the word 'petite' into the Search field on my main shop page. 'Petite' is a relative term, but in this case it refers to any set measuring 3" or shorter. Some designs measure as much as 5" in length, so this change was made for the benefit of refining your search capability. Also keep in mind that most styles can be reworked so that they hang either longer or shorter -- feel free to Convo me to discuss alterations.

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ALTERNATE EARWIRE OPTIONS
Upon request, I can swap out the ear wires shown in the listing. Select from the following list and indicate your preference either via Convo, or in the comments box at Checkout. If I anticipate your selection causing any delay in construction time, I will let you know:.

- Antique Brass French Ear Wire with 1/2" drop (most popular choice for brass-based sets)
- Antique Brass French Ear Wire with 3/4" drop
- Antique Brass Leverback Ear Wire with 1/2" drop (these latch shut, for an extra secure fit)
- Antique Brass Elongated Kidney Ear Wire with 1" drop
- Antique Brass Elongated Kidney Ear Wire with 2" drop (shown in the Siren Sisters set)
- Clip-ons in Brass or Silver finish (please allow for extra time)
- Sterling Silver finish French Wires with 3/4" drop
- Solid Sterling Silver French Wire with 1/2" drop ($5 Charge)
- Antiqued Sterling Silver Circular French Ear Wire with 3/4" drop (when available)

For any other questions regarding metal finish alterations, feel free to inquire.

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DESIGN VARIATIONS
Please be aware that a design will sometimes vary slightly from what you see onscreen, whether due to natural variations in gemstone cut and coloration, mosaic patterns, or due to a slight modification in the design itself. The vast majority of these are minor, and always done to enhance a design. If a set arrives to you with variations you find undesirable, please convo me immediately upon receipt so that we can work out a remedy or fix.

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PRODUCTION TIMES
Many items are made to order, and my estimated shipping schedule reflects this. Unless otherwise indicated in my communications with you, packages typically ship within 3-5 Business Days of the completed transaction. Made-to-order sets may be a day or two longer during heavy sales periods and holidays. If the delivery date is a major concern for you, please convo me in advance of your purchase so that I can inform you of the current production timeframe.

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EARRING WEIGHT
For most sets, I indicate Very Light, Light, Light-Medium, Medium, Medium-Heavy, or Heavy. . . based upon the materials involved. This is of course a subjective assessment, since some of you have delicate lobes, others have lobes of steel ;-). Longer sets, and those with multiple gems, as well as thicker metal elements, will definitely influence weight, so if you have concerns about a given set (or one side of a set), feel free to contact me for exact weight.


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COUPON CODES
To be notified of coupon promotions, please either check the Store Announcement located just beneath the banner on my main shop page, or subscribe to my facebook page, where it is always announced. Please keep in mind that any given coupon code applies only to items featured in the store while the coupon is in effect, and does not apply to custom orders, commissions, alterations, or designs revived by request.

Also please be aware that a coupon may be running in this shop, but not in my other shop, www.etsy.com/shop/MiaMontgomery. The reverse might also be the case. If in doubt, just Convo me prior to going through Checkout at either shop, so as to avoid any disappointment :).


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FEEDBACK
I hold off leaving Feedback until I know you have received your jewelry, and that all is well :). Once that Feedback is in, I will enthusiastically submit it for you. If you have any concerns once the goods have arrived, please contact me asap so that we can resolve it as quickly and happily as possible.

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New creations are posted to facebook, as well as periodic Coupon Codes for exclusive sales. Feel free to click "Like" at the top of the following page to be notified of those:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mia-Montgomery-Artisan-Jewelry/146038505479843

A note about the poetry that accompanies my jewels: All are attributed where the author is known. Hope you enjoy the stirrings of the soul they evoke ♥.

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Payment
Payment is via Paypal. If you have any questions about setting up your free account through Paypal, please convo me.
Shipping
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Please make certain that your Ship To name and Ship To address (or any change of address) has been updated at PayPal, as I ship only to the address provided by them!


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FREE SHIPPING in the USA via US Postal Service First Class Mail. All other locations ship for $4.99 for the first item, and $2.99 for each additional item purchased at the same time. Packages are typically mailed within 3-5 business days of your cleared Paypal payment. I'm happy to ship via USPS Priority Mail, or via any other major carrier, so please convo me for those, and I can invoice you accordingly. Price for the Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box ships is $5 in the USA. Check rates for other locations at: http://postcalc.usps.gov/

SHIPPING SCHEDULE: Unless otherwise indicated in my communications with you, your package will typically go out within 3-5 Business Days. Shipping time can run a little longer during holiday and sale periods, and when mosaics (which require a little extra curing time) are involved.

EXPEDITED DELIVERY: I'm happy to accommodate rush orders whenever feasible, but certain periods of the year are obviously more challenging in terms of meeting the demand. If delivery time is a concern, please convo me prior to ordering.

INSURANCE: Domestic (USA) Shipping Insurance is available upon request, at an additional fee based on the total value of the merchandise purchased. Please convo me to request it, and I will mail you a Paypal invoice reflecting that fee.

International Shipping Insurance is available only on Global Express Guaranteed Mail, Express Mail International, UPS International and FedEx International -- but NOT on First Class or Priority International packages. For international shipping, I highly recommend Registered Mail through the US Post Office.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges are offered in any case where an item has been misrepresented -- please contact me promptly if there is an issue. My goal is to make your shopping experience a beautiful one :), so before purchasing please ask any and all questions you may have concerning an item.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
These creations are made to a high standard, using quality materials, but no jewelry is impervious to abuse. You can expect them to hold up to everyday wear, but as with all jewelry, please observe these common sense basics:

~ When your earring set arrives, elements may have gotten tossed around while in transit, so remove them gently from the clear envelope, then give each earring a gentle shake, until the elements swing free and are hanging in the proper direction. If chain has become tangled, the open end of a safety pin can often help you disentangle them without stressing delicate chain.

~ Protect against prolonged contact with moisture. If in need of cleaning, a soft damp cloth, Q-tip or towelette can be passed very gently over most sets without fear of injury to the piece, but please use a very light touch.

~ Depending on the metal involved, you might, over time, wish to do some spot cleaning of the backside to keep the pieces looking new and fabulous. Use metal cleaners with caution, but generally speaking you're safe to use products like Sunshine polishing cloths, or Mr. Metal, but do so with care. I like to cut a strip off a Scotch-Brite pad, to buff the backs on occasion. Works beautifully, although it will leave you with a satin finish (very pretty, actually). If the metal is antiqued, be cautious with polishes, as they can remove the antiquing.

~ Avoid excessive handling, such as tugging or twisting on various components. Most connections are resilient, but where small natural materials are involved, they are by no means impervious to stress injuries.

~ The greatest care should be applied to dangling elements, such as fragile seashells, tiny briolettes, and delicate metal chain swags, since they tend to be the most vulnerable members in any given design. Apply no vertical pressure, and resist the habit of tossing jewelry onto a dresser or countertop. Either hang them, or lay them out on a soft surface. I use a tray lined in velvet or suede -- looks gorgeous! -- then slip the tray into a drawer at night.

~ For cleaning, a mild diluted hand soap is safest for bringing the shimmer back to gems and crystals, but again, exercise caution, with no tugging or unnecessary pressure.

~ For preservation of metal finishes, I highly recommend a product called Renaissance Wax, used widely on all sorts of art materials to protect from the elements. Upon request, I can include a sample with your jewelry order, or you can order it after the fact for a small fee. Convo me if interested, or simply search Etsy (or online) for the small-sized jar. Just rub on a tiny amount, using a soft cloth, and it dries to a satin finish. Great stuff!