michelleanToner

Michelle Toner: Hand forged natural stone jewelry

Northampton, Massachusetts · 17 Sales

michelleanToner

Michelle Toner: Hand forged natural stone jewelry

Northampton, Massachusetts 17 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   All jewelry is hand forged by me! I heat, bend, wrap, hammer & fuse the metals in the pieces I create. I test my pieces for every day wear by beating up the prototypes and letting the wrath of preschoolers loose on them (who will pull without mercy). I also wear the pieces I have made for my personal collection daily where they are constantly subjected to tiny children, active outdoor play, housework and even showers (eek!). After a year of almost daily wear, my carnelian sterling silver wire wrapped ring looks just as beautiful as the day I made it. That's how I know you're going to love your piece, too.
All jewelry purchases are packed in a beautiful chocolate brown 100% recycled gift box tied with a bow: all dressed up and perfect for giving.
A large assortment of items are not yet in my online shop. If there's a particular stone or style you are looking for, please ask! I may already have it and can post it in my shop for you to browse.
Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle

Where are the aprons? Due to the high materials cost, I can not sell aprons at a reasonable asking price. Limited child full aprons and adult half twill aprons remain.

Announcement

All jewelry is hand forged by me! I heat, bend, wrap, hammer & fuse the metals in the pieces I create. I test my pieces for every day wear by beating up the prototypes and letting the wrath of preschoolers loose on them (who will pull without mercy). I also wear the pieces I have made for my personal collection daily where they are constantly subjected to tiny children, active outdoor play, housework and even showers (eek!). After a year of almost daily wear, my carnelian sterling silver wire wrapped ring looks just as beautiful as the day I made it. That's how I know you're going to love your piece, too.
All jewelry purchases are packed in a beautiful chocolate brown 100% recycled gift box tied with a bow: all dressed up and perfect for giving.
A large assortment of items are not yet in my online shop. If there's a particular stone or style you are looking for, please ask! I may already have it and can post it in my shop for you to browse.
Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle

Where are the aprons? Due to the high materials cost, I can not sell aprons at a reasonable asking price. Limited child full aprons and adult half twill aprons remain.

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Anonymous on Feb 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Such beautiful earrings. I wear them everyday and they provide me such a great and positive energy. Thank you so much and they will continue to be a staple in my everyday routine

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I just received this ring and it is exactly as pictured. It arrived quickly, beautifully packaged, and is true to size. It does seem a bit delicate but I am very gentle with my jewelry so not an issue. I would buy from this seller again.

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About

I use techniques that can't be manufactured

Hi! I'm Michelle!
I am artisan/craftsperson located near Amherst, Massachusetts. I know we are all a lot of different things with lots of balls in the air which is why I make products that are long lasting and hardworking so we can look gorgeous and get on with our day without a lot of fuss.

I use techniques which create strong beautiful designs but also ones that aren't easily mimicked by machine processes. This means you'll have a piece of jewelry you won't find at your typical retail store.

I love fun and colorful items especially when they are made with natural materials. I have been a collector of gems and minerals since childhood and have been creating jewelry for myself and friends for just as long.

I believe that handmade should mean the quality and composition of the creation should be higher than what is found at a typical retail store.

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  • Michelle Toner

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Michelle Toner is a mama, wife, swimmer, artist, cartographer, geographer, amateur chef, data management guru, gem and mineral collector, programmer, vegetarian, homemaker, six foot tall eco-conscious Western Massachusetts native.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 10, 2013
Welcome to Michelle Toner's shop on Etsy!

Each piece I make is carefully crafted and made to last as my hope is these pieces will be handed down, just like your grandmother's apron and pearls.

Scroll down to my other sections for more information about shipping, refunds, etc.

Find out more about me and my work at www.etsy.com/shops/michelleanToner/about
and at www.facebook.com/michelletonercreations.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I now accept Etsy Direct Checkout and Etsy Gift Cards! Etsy Direct Checkout makes the ordering system easier for both buyers & sellers & it is now my preferred method of payment.
If you still wish to use PayPal, please contact me and I will be happy to activate it for your purchase.

TAXES
Massachusetts orders on jewelry will have 6.25% sales tax added. Aprons are not taxable.
Please note: If you ship to Massachusetts, the order is subject to tax even if your address is outside of Massachusetts. If the Etsy Order system will not let you specify the correct shipping address (as is common), please contact me in advance so I can create a custom listing for you. If you use PayPal, the shipping address must match what is entered: unfortunately, I can not ship to an address in the notes paid through PayPal.
Shipping
All orders are shipped via USPS as listed in the item description. Orders typically arrive within 2 to 6 business days from the purchase date. Shipment notification and tracking information will be emailed to you when your order is shipped. Orders placed before 6PM EST will be shipped the next business day for orders listed as ready to ship.
I love pretty packages! Aprons are tied with a bow and jewelry is packaged in beautiful 100% recycled chocolate brown jewelry boxes and tied with a ribbon.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is very important to me and I want you to be happy with your purchase. In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your order, please contact me and I will do my best to make things right.

APRONS
All aprons are currently on clearance, so I an unable to accept returns or exchanges.

JEWELRY
I will accept returns or exchanges on non-custom orders made within 15 days of the original shipping date. Items must be unused, in new condition and whenever possible, as originally packaged. Please include a copy of your original invoice or your PayPal transaction number and instructions on whether you'd prefer a refund or exchange. Your exchange or refund, minus original shipping charges, will be processed upon receipt of the returned item(s). A quick convo is appreciated, so I can expect your package and handle any other neccessary details before your item arrives.

The buyer will be responsible for all shipping charges unless the return is due to error or defect on my part. Please contact me before shipping the item back if there is an error or defect so I can send you a shipping label.

I STAND BY MY JEWELRY QUALITY
I am certain that my jewelry is made to last and I want to make sure you are confident as well. This is why I offer free minor repairs (including one way shipping) on all jewelry up to one year from the purchase date. I include a little card with my jewelry so you or your gift recipient can easily contact me about this policy if needed. All jewelry purchased before I posted the policy is also eligible.

If there are any questions about these policies, or if you have a special situation you would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
My studio is pet free and my studio and home are smoke free.

CUSTOM ORDERS
I can currently accept orders for customized jewelry (For example, "can you make those earrings in copper?", SURE!). I am no longer creating new aprons.

BUSINESS HOURS
My business hours are typically outside of normal business hours, working early in the morning and late in the evening, so responses to questions will typically be answered during those times. Please allow up to one business day for a response back to conversations/email. If you need a faster response, please feel free to call me at 413.345.2929 and I will usually be available to answer your call from 9AM to 9PM East Coast time.

WHY IS SIMILAR LOOKING JEWELRY PRICED DIFFERENT?
Good question! For example, I used to price all similar looking earrings the same, attempting to average out the cost of the different stones and metals but it led to even more confusion and I didn't like it when people had to pay the same for dyed jade as AA cultured freshwater pearls. So, being a database person, I built myself a beautiful little database where I can enter the exact time it takes me to make a specific item, the exact amounts of materials, sprinkle in a little database magic and WOILA!, your jewelry is priced. (Well, after I round down the cents and often build in a deep discount on higher priced items like necklaces.) This means you'll never pay more than you should for a piece and it's always marked at the best price.

FEEDBACK IS WELCOME
I love to hear how I am doing! If you care to share your thoughts, please contact me.

YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO ME.
The contact information you share with me will be used solely for the purpose of shipping and following up/questions on your order. Your information is shared only as it is necessary to ship your order (i.e. with the carrier delivering your order).