moonlilydesigns

Nature Inspired Bohemian Style Jewelry

Boomer, North Carolina · 612 Sales

moonlilydesigns

Nature Inspired Bohemian Style Jewelry

Boomer, North Carolina 612 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(261)

Announcement   Vintage style jewelry inspired by nature with a bohemian flair. I love the romance of antique brass, flowers, vintage beads and of course - sparkle! Fashionable and affordable boutique quality jewelry for your unique style!

***NEWS***
Moonlilydesigns donates a portion of every sale to theAFTD.org. Very few people have ever heard of FTD (frontotemporal degeneration) and just as many doctors who dont encounter an FTD patient in their entire career because it is such a rare disease. The only reason I know about FTD is because my husband has it.

FTD causes the frontal lobes of the brain to shrink. The exact cause is unknown unless an autopsy is performed post mortem. The disease is rare and unpredictable and effects younger people - often middle aged. The progression of the disease itself causes drastic, and cruel changes in the patient depending on which subcategory the person has. My husband has bvFTD (which is the behavior variant type.) The past 10 years have been devastating for our family as we struggle to take care of him with the many challenging symptoms bvFTD presents. My heart aches for the caregivers like myself, who lose everything in the course of the disease - from material and financial things to societal purpose, family and friends.....and more painfully they watch the love of their life fade in the unforgiving course of deterioration that FTD brings. Prognosis for FTD is 8 years on average, with some patients surviving up to 10 or 15 years. We are in the 10th year based on when symptoms first became undeniably noticeable.

I am my husbands full time caregiver. He is incontinent, needs help bathing, feeding himself, and he is losing his ability to speak and communicate. His days consist of non stop pacing, and other purposeless behaviors. He cannot watch television, read books, or any other activities because of the cognitive damage to his brain. He eats non food items, needs constant supervision, and -shockingly- has no awareness of how ill he is. He doesn't know the date, or day of the week.....who the president is, or how many years we've been married. If you ask him how old he is, he will say he is 31. We celebrated his 53rd birthday last month.

You can learn more about FTD (also known as Picks Disease and Early Onset Dementia) here: http://www.theaftd.org

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Last updated on Jun 22, 2017

Vintage style jewelry inspired by nature with a bohemian flair. I love the romance of antique brass, flowers, vintage beads and of course - sparkle! Fashionable and affordable boutique quality jewelry for your unique style!

***NEWS***
Moonlilydesigns donates a portion of every sale to theAFTD.org. Very few people have ever heard of FTD (frontotemporal degeneration) and just as many doctors who dont encounter an FTD patient in their entire career because it is such a rare disease. The only reason I know about FTD is because my husband has it.

FTD causes the frontal lobes of the brain to shrink. The exact cause is unknown unless an autopsy is performed post mortem. The disease is rare and unpredictable and effects younger people - often middle aged. The progression of the disease itself causes drastic, and cruel changes in the patient depending on which subcategory the person has. My husband has bvFTD (which is the behavior variant type.) The past 10 years have been devastating for our family as we struggle to take care of him with the many challenging symptoms bvFTD presents. My heart aches for the caregivers like myself, who lose everything in the course of the disease - from material and financial things to societal purpose, family and friends.....and more painfully they watch the love of their life fade in the unforgiving course of deterioration that FTD brings. Prognosis for FTD is 8 years on average, with some patients surviving up to 10 or 15 years. We are in the 10th year based on when symptoms first became undeniably noticeable.

I am my husbands full time caregiver. He is incontinent, needs help bathing, feeding himself, and he is losing his ability to speak and communicate. His days consist of non stop pacing, and other purposeless behaviors. He cannot watch television, read books, or any other activities because of the cognitive damage to his brain. He eats non food items, needs constant supervision, and -shockingly- has no awareness of how ill he is. He doesn't know the date, or day of the week.....who the president is, or how many years we've been married. If you ask him how old he is, he will say he is 31. We celebrated his 53rd birthday last month.

You can learn more about FTD (also known as Picks Disease and Early Onset Dementia) here: http://www.theaftd.org

Darla Dietz

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5 out of 5 stars
(261)
minimimi99

minimimi99 on May 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Thank you so much! :)

hrosvold

hrosvold on Dec 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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This is a lovely piece of jewelry. I have seen and purchased many handmade beaded jewelry, but this piece is breathtaking in its color, design and whimsy. It stands out from the rest. Terrific gift.

hrosvold

hrosvold on Dec 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Lovely. Multidimensional in a way not able to present in an online photograph. It is bright and smooth and soothing in its simplicity. I bought it for my sister's birthday to remember her African safari. She loved the baby elephants.

Juliet Murphy

Juliet Murphy on Nov 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Ever sense I got this I have gotten so many compliments! Definitely one of my favorite pairs of earrings.

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Moonlilydesigns Jewelry

Hello, my name is Darla Dietz and I have been creating one of a kind beaded jewelry for over 10 years! My designs are my own and often inspired by nature but with a vintage/bohemian flair..... I love flowers and bright colors, and romantic neo victorian styles.

Creating beaded jewelry is more than just a hobby for me. It's therapy for me since I am a full time caregiver to my husband who suffers from a degenerative brain disease. Beading helps me focus on something pretty for awhile, instead of the harsh reality of a disease that has stolen our lives. It also gives me a little supplemental income as well.

Unless you have ever taken care of a loved one with advanced stages of dementia, it's hard to imagine the mental and physical demands that take a toll on your own health. I am so grateful for the adult daycare in our community and the scholarship program that allows me a little respite from care giving that I have committed to helping others in my situation. I donate up to 10% of what I sell to the http://www.theaftd.org in honor of caregivers.

FTD is a rare degenerative brain disease that little is known about and doctors just dont understand. There is no cure, testing or treatment for the disease other than managing symptoms with a variety of psychiatric medication. The effects are devastating, striking those in middle age, leaving them with an 8-10 year prognosis. My husband has been with symptoms for 10 years now and is currently in late stages of the disease. He is incontinent, has short term memory, cant take care of himself (bathing, dressing, preparing food, etc.) and needs 24/7 supervision.

Any purchase no matter how small makes a big difference in our lives and often determines whether or not I can purchase diapers for him, and keep gas in the car to get him to daycare.

I thank you in advance for reading my story.
Blessings,
darla

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  • Darla Dietz

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    I love color and am inspired by things found in nature. Earthy rain, wildflowers, sunsets, ocean breezes, and delicate petals. By day I am a graphic designer, but in my free time my spirit can be totally free for beading!

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Last updated on February 4, 2011
I have been an artist all of my life......and I offer originality and unique style to my jewelry designs. I have over 10 yrs of beading experience, and have both worked in bead shoppes as well as taught beading classes. Beading is only a portion of my creative abilities, I also have a degree in Graphic Design and Interactive Design (Multimedia) as well.

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Paypal service has been restored *Returning customers please note the new email address! I also accept personal checks, (subject to hold until cleared) and money orders. Contact of intended payment method is expected within 24 hours, and payment must be received within one week of purchase.
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Generally I use USPS First Class. Customers may request special shipping preferences (Priority Mail, Insurance, etc.) I strongly suggest that purchase that exceed $50 in value be insured. I do keep shipping receipts for proof of shipment....and I will not accept responsibility for items lost in the mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
All of my jewelry is handmade...often with beading thread and a needle! Please use common sense when wearing it. Because many glass beads (not just mine!) have finishes and coatings the colors can change if exposed to cleaners, pool water, salt water, etc. Showering in beaded jewelry can weaken the threads. But face it..stuff happens. If your favorite bracelet breaks, I can offer a repair at an affordable fee. I am very workable and compromising. I do not offer cash refunds but I do offer equivelant exchanges for items that are just not liked, and returned to me within 30 days in mint condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
Chain, link, and strung jewelry can be resized at no additional cost. Seedbeaded items CANNOT be resized! Some of my bracelets take hours to make....and when someone makes a purchase with a note saying: please resize this to 7.5! That means I have to REBEAD the whole thing! If you see a beaded bracelet you are serious about purchasing but need a different size...please request a custom order instead! This gives me the opportunity to verify with you that I have the beads to do it, and also gives you some creative room to change a few colors, etc! Wholesale? Consignment? SURE (within reason...Im a one-woman show here so obviously I cant do 100's of something.)