MostlyMaille

Handmade Chainmaille and Handwoven Viking Knit Jewelry

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MostlyMaille

Handmade Chainmaille and Handwoven Viking Knit Jewelry

1 Sale On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Jul 6, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing to work with! Just what I wanted! Thanks for the earrings too!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2011
If you have questions about any of the following policies, please convo me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
Payment
I currently accept Paypal and Money Orders. Payment via Paypal is due within 3 days of purchase. Note: You do *not* need to set up a Paypal account to use Paypal if you are using a credit card, but setting up a Paypal account will make future Etsy purchases easier. Payment via Money Order must be *received* within 7 mailing days. If payment is not received and you do not contact me, I reserve the right to relist the item.
Shipping
To maintain the integrity of your jewelry purchase, all purchases are shipped in a well-padded box. I do not use padded envelopes as your jewelry may get squashed and damaged during shipping.

Convo me if you live in the Toledo, Ohio area. We may be able to work out a way for you to either pick up your purchase at my home studio or I can drop off your purchase and you can avoid the shipping cost.

All other items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail within 2 days of *receipt* of payment (usually next day or sooner). If you are purchasing multiple items, I will try to conserve your shipping costs by fitting as much as possible into the smallest box possible, but I will not compromise the integrity of your purchases. If a larger box is needed, your shipping cost will probably increase.

If you need your purchase quickly, please convo me to arrange shipping via UPS. Additional shipping costs will apply.
Refunds and Exchanges
For sanitary reasons, earrings cannot be returned or exchanged.

Refunds and exhanges will be handled on a case-by-case basis. "Buyer's remorse" is not an acceptable reason. Please convo me to discuss a return or exchange.

Custom design requests are non-refundable. However, I want you to be happy with your custom design, so I will pay for the shipping to me and back to you *one time* to alter your design if it is not exactly what you were expecting.

If your purchase is damaged upon receipt, please convo me so that we can arrange to have the item returned at my expense. I will fix or replace your purchase to your satisfaction or your purchase price (not shipping) will be returned to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS: I welcome your custom order! If you see a piece of jewelry in my shop and would like it in a different metal(s), in a different color(s), and/or in a different size, convo me. Custom orders require a downpayment of 50% of the purchase price. Balance is due upon completion of your jewelry order.

WHOLESALE and CONSIGNMENT: If you are interested in selling MostlyMaille jewelry in your establishment, please convo me. Let's make your customers happy!

A NOTE ABOUT MY STUDIO
My studio is in my pet-friendly home. As a result, my little Jack Russell terrier and his pet (a Golden Retriever) often hang out (i.e. sleep and snore) while I create my jewelry.

STERLING SILVER: Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver. Tarnishing is caused by the Copper component in the Sterling Silver. Your Sterling Silver jewelry should be cleaned after each time you wear it, then properly stored.
TO CLEAN: Polish your Sterling Silver with a paste of baking soda and water and a soft toothbrush in the palm of you hand. Rinse well and pat dry with a clean cloth. If your Sterling Silver is extremely tarnished, it can be covered in this baking soda paste and left overnight. The next morning, rinse well, use a soft toothbrush to get all the paste off, and pat dry with a clean cloth. To prevent tarnishing between wearings, store your jewelry in a plastic ziploc baggie to limit its exposure to air (squeeze as much air out the the baggie as you can). If you purchased your Sterling Silver item from MostlyMaille, an anti-tarnish paper was included in the packaging.

ARGENTIUM SILVER: Argentium Silver is 92.5% silver, the same percentage as Sterling Silver. Copper is what makes Sterling Silver tarnish. Remove the Copper and you remove tarnish. To inhibit tarnishing, Germanium replaces the Copper used in Sterling Silver.
TO CLEAN: Not much work is required to keep your Argentium Silver jewelry shiny and bright. Simply use a little soap (like Dawn dish soap), water, and a soft toothbrush. Pat dry with a clean cloth.

COPPER: All the following cleaning methods use a form of acid to clean your Copper jewelry. This acid *must* be neutralized (thoroughly rinsed away) after cleaning. If the acid is not neutralized, it will corrode and pit your Copper jewelry. This means there will be even more surface area on your jewelry for tarnish to attach to and, therefore, more tarnish for you to clean. To prevent tarnishing between wearings, store your jewelry in a plastic ziploc baggie to limit its exposure to air (squeeze as much air out the the baggie as you can). If you purchased your Copper item from MostlyMaille, an anti-tarnish paper was included in the packaging.
TO CLEAN: There are a couple methods to clean your Copper jewelry.
1) Use a paste of baking soda and water and a soft toothbrush to clean your Copper jewelry in the palm of your hand. Rinse well and pat dry with a clean cloth.
2) Use a solution of about one cup of lemon juice or white vinegar and one tablespoon of salt in a jar with a lid. Drop your jewelry into the jar, close the lid, and swish and swirl your jewelry for a moment. Remove your jewelry, rinse very well, and pat dry with a clean cloth. Repeat if necessary. Note: This lemon/vinegar and salt solution can be stored in your refrigerator and can be used many, many times.
3) Use ketchup and a soft toothbrush to clean your Copper jewelry. Rinse well and pat dry.
MAKING YOUR COPPER GLOW AGAIN: If your Copper jewelry looks a bit matte (not shiny) after cleaning, use a paste of baking soda and water and a soft toothbrush to scrub your jewelry in the palm of your hand. Rinse well and pat dry with a clean cloth. Your jewelry will have a wonderful, warm glow.