milkool

Geeky delights and fresh gamer gear

Hod HaSharon, Israel · 4659 Sales

milkool

Geeky delights and fresh gamer gear

Hod HaSharon, Israel 4659 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1081)
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Ran

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Announcement   Unique self made designs - Zelda Triforce, Portal Necklace, Gamer Jewelry Gear, Facebook, Science Fiction and other Geeky delights!

All of the pieces of jewelry you'll find here are original and designed and manufactured by me, you won't find them anywhere else! I work on them from the sketch, to the actual manufacturing, and finish as well when needed, I also take the photographs, load everything up here on Etsy, Package them and deliver at the post office - I take care of your special order from start to finish - All done by one person :)

For latest news and coupons checkout my facebook fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/milkool

Working on more designs all the time - so be sure to come back and check it out!

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 5, 2016

Unique self made designs - Zelda Triforce, Portal Necklace, Gamer Jewelry Gear, Facebook, Science Fiction and other Geeky delights!

All of the pieces of jewelry you'll find here are original and designed and manufactured by me, you won't find them anywhere else! I work on them from the sketch, to the actual manufacturing, and finish as well when needed, I also take the photographs, load everything up here on Etsy, Package them and deliver at the post office - I take care of your special order from start to finish - All done by one person :)

For latest news and coupons checkout my facebook fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/milkool

Working on more designs all the time - so be sure to come back and check it out!

Ran

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Ran

Zelda Navi Necklace - Stainless Steel
US$28.50
Mouse cursor 8-bit pixels - Arrow
US$14.00
Unicorn Horse Necklace
US$8.00
FRAK Pendant acrylic necklace
US$15.00
Chihuahua Dog Necklace - SMALL
US$5.00
Sonic Cheese Necklace - Stainless Steel
US$35.00
C%nt necklace - Black Acrylic - Mature
US$14.00
X-Men based emblem necklace - Acrylic
US$14.00
Zelda piece of heart acrylic necklace
US$18.00

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1081)
Alexandra Hyland

Alexandra Hyland on Aug 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic necklace! Surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it!!

Cayla

Cayla on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Picture doesn't do it justice! I really wanted a Barian necklace, and this was custom made for me. I love it a lot! Got to Canada in under a month, too. Hope to buy from you again soon! :)

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About

How my store was born

I've always been a geek at heart, And of course a gamer - playing video game consoles from their first days throughout my childhood, including the first SEGA which I adored, the Megadrive, the NES and Super NES, Gameboy and GameGear were there as well of course. I have a warm corner in my heart for games like Sonic, Street Fighter IV, Legend of Zelda and many more.
When the consoles actually evolved further I've made the move to the PC, playing many many MANY hours of Warcraft and Quake and others.
Yes I've been to some Lan-parties, modded my PC, and actually started building my own PCs, became this hardware wiz and spent a lot of time in professional hardware forums, writing reviews for a local website and helping many others build kick-ass computers.

Somewhere along the way my father decided to buy a small water-jet machine to play around with in his marble factory, as I'm the only one of his sons that knows his way well enough around computers I've started helping them out on setting it up, learnt some basic CNC programming, and saw it was a pretty cool machine that can cut just about anything using WATER! Seriously, water combined with an abrasive substance cuts everything . My father decided to close his imported marble factory and focus mainly on the water-jet as these machines are pretty rare here in Israel, he bought a much larger machine (worktable scaled 6x3 meters or so), and also 2 simple laser machines.. all of which I was in-charge of programming and operating. The name of our new factory was Aquacut, you can checkout the website I've built and see samples of our work - www.aquacut.co.il
It was a small family owned business, us, my brother and another friend.

I'm an autodidact maker, and taught myself how to use the software needed to design parts for the machine, mainly using AutoCAD. I've also worked at the workshop for a few years, actually operating the water-jet, it's something that no one can teach you, only hands-on experience with cutting many different types of materials can achieve the knowledge and expertise required to work in such a field. And it's fascinating. I've cut pretty much anything - All types of metals, marbles, woods, glass, plastics, in many different projects, big and small, and it was lots of fun.

That time I started dating my future wife to be, Hila, and I started making her small gifts using these machines, each month a new necklace. The first one was an asterix symbol I've cut out of an agate crystal, The asterix symbolized a kissing emoticon on the facebook chat we used.
Then naturally came the idea to sell such and similar necklaces online and that's how my shop here on Etsy was finally born, and because of my history it's obviously a shop with a geeky personality, just like me.

So basically I started with a bunch of heavy gear industrial tools in my hands, but I wasn't familiar with jewelry making, luckily enough at the time I was living in Tel-Aviv, which is the center of the jewelry industry in Israel. Again I've taught myself what I needed to know by experimenting, trying different methods and suppliers, until I achieved my goals and was happy with the end result of high quality products.

It wasn't an easy start, I've had people who doubted me, and many non-believers, but my main supporter was my father - Hagi. My success made him super proud, he kept checking my sold items list daily, and each sale made him thrilled, even more than me :)
He loved hearing my stories, and see how I developed in the jewelry making industry, every new piece I would make I would bring for him to checkout.

Hagi was my pillar of light and guidance, such an amazing, honest, and decent human being. He passed away Jan 19 2013 after battling cancer - I miss him so very much, and I'm so sad that he didn't get a chance to meet my greatest creation so far, my first son - Ethan was born 4 months afterwards, and he brought new light and joy into my life.

This online store has become more than a hobby for me, it's my main source of income providing for our family, and I'm still a one man operation. It starts with a design which I normally do in a CAD software, goes to production in the machines, polishing and finishing by hand, assembling, packaging and shipping, everything done by me on a daily basis.

Customer satisfaction is my number one priority, above anything else - I'd hate to think someone is not pleased in any way with something I've made, I'm a perfectionist, and when my customers are happy, so am I.
I love hearing customer stories involving my items, and would greatly appreciate if you could share some with me :)

Thank you,
Ran

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    Born 'n' raised in ISRAEL, I've been creating geeky delights since 2010 with thousands of satisfied customers. Always open for new ideas and requests - your wish, is my command.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 21, 2012
Hi and thank you for your interest in my products.
All the items in my store are designed and made by me, I also do the actual manufacturing in my family's industrial workshop.

I love and inspire mostly by geeky things, like video games, computers, digital art, and things that make me laugh, I just adore being silly at times! :o)
Most of my inspirations came by gifts I wanted to make for my family and friends.
I hope you'll like what you see, and maybe even purchase a special creation for yourself or your loved ones.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is done only by Paypal (can be done with a credit card or eCheck).
Notice that paying with an eCheck will extend delivery time as I only ship after it cleared.

Please notice if you have a reserved listing for a custom item you may not use a coupon for a discount.

If you're in Israel, payment can be arranged cash on exchange, or by bank money transfer.
Shipping
★ Kindly notice I'm located in Israel and thus any orders are international orders from ISRAEL. I post quickly but during the holidays delivery can take over a month.
US Buyers - I Can't guarantee arrival by Christmas. As international parcels are subject to custom and security checks, and USPS being swamped this time of the year, Please keep that in mind if you're buying holiday gifts for your loved ones and be patient - If you need any further assistance feel free to contact or convo me.

★ I allow combined shipping of several items for a lower cost, the checkout cart should calculate the shipping fee automatically.

★ I usually ship less than 1 business day after payment is cleared, though sometimes it may take 2-4 days if I don't have the actual color you want in stock and need to manufacture it.
Notice that in Israel the post office doesn't fully work Friday-Saturday, so an order during Thursday might be posted only Sunday or Monday and actually leave Israel around Tuesday-Wednesday.

★ I ship international economy mail. Unless otherwise mentioned on the listing then I ship without tracking in a bubble wrap envelope. Tracking is optional and costs and additional $1.5. Shipping usually takes 7-21 business days, in rare cases it takes a little longer. At times it can take over a month because of customs and security checks - I can't control those, I ALWAYS ship as quick as possible. I go to the post office at least 5-6 times a week.

★ If you require your package more promptly, I can use faster EMS shipping which usually takes 4-6 days, for the US it will cost an additional $22 or so, for all other countries please contact me first for a quote.

★ If for some reason you don't receive your package in 40 days since order please contact me ASAP and I'll find the best solution to your liking.

★ NO SHIPPING to following countries: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Abu Dhabi, Lebanon, Kuwait, Somaliaת Qatar, Very sorry but my country doesn't allow shipping to these countries.

★ I will not be held accountable to any additional customs/duties/claims made by your country, each country has it's own importing laws and you should be aware of them. That said, most of my items aren't too expensive or heavy to actually warrant such duties.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase and it doesn't meet your expectations please send me a message, and I will do my best to work it out with you. I give a warm and personal attention to all my clients and care for their opinion and feedback.

Refunds due to delivery delays - If more than 40 days have passed since your order was made and you still didn't get it, please contact me and together we'll decide if to ship you a new item or a refund. Do note any kind of delay is almost never my fault, I always ship quickly, but random custom and security checks might cause items to be delayed at times. It happens - If you want to make sure you get it in less than three weeks you can't rely on regular economy post.

Please notice that acrylic (perspex) which is the foundation to most of my jeweleries is a breakable material. Even though it's slightly flexible, delicate designs are fragile and should be worn with care.

If you have an item that needs repair (after use) you can mail the item to me for a free repair. I will mail the item back to you at no charge. Please just message me first.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and wholesales are available per request, just send me a message, I respond quickly ;)