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Announcement    Modern adornments made from climbing rope. Handmade with care in Milan, Italy.


Last updated on Jul 13, 2020

Modern adornments made from climbing rope. Handmade with care in Milan, Italy.


Stephanie Ong

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Stephanie Ong


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About mountainofgreatness

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Mountain of Greatness

I'm originally from Melbourne, Australia, but have lived in Barcelona, London and now am currently based in Milan, Italy. While my background is in writing and editing (I've worked for Lonely Planet and Le Cool Publishing and written pieces for the fashion magazines Yen and Red Milk), I've always wanted to do something that allowed me to be more visually creative. Mountain of Greatness was born after a trip to the climbing gym, when I saw some very cool rope and couldn't believe no one was doing anything with it (besides climbing:) Much later, after I'd worked on some designs, sourced material and asked all my lovely friends and relatives to help with photos and design, I opened shop. I've been pretty pleased with its reception, especially because I am entirely self-taught.

The jewellery is inspired by the mountains (hence the name, the literal translation for Kilimanjaro), 80s climbing fashion and African tribal jewellery. It's made from a mix of climbing rope and cord rope woven together with a cotton thread in a pattern that recalls the mountains. Each item is unique and handmade, and combines brilliant colours with bold form. I hope you like them.

Thanks to my talented photographer boyfriend Alessandro Sorci, my brother Christopher Ong ( who brought his graphic design expertise to the project and Aomi Ito who consulted on the packaging design (via endless emails). And of course, thanks to Etsy for making this possible.

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  • Stephanie Ong


    I'm a writer/editor, design lover, craft enthusiast and a city explorer. I'm originally from Melbourne, Australia, but have lived in Barcelona, London and now am currently based in Milan.

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Last updated on September 17, 2017
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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All items are handmade and should be handled with care. No two items are exactly the same and this adds to their unique charm.

If you would like to return your item, please contact me within 7 days of receiving an item. The buyer will be responsible for the cost of shipping the item back (unless the item was faulty or misrepresented in the listing) and also any taxes that will be incurred. The buyer will also be responsible for the loss of or any damage to the product during shipping. However, I will be happy to refund your money in full, less the cost of shipping and taxes, once the item arrives in its original condition.

Credit notes and exchanges are also available. Please note that all sales are final on any custom item and there is no refund for lost or stolen packages nor items unreceived due to an incorrect shipping address.

If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me first in order to resolve the issue rather than leaving a negative feedback. I will try my best to resolve any problems that may arise. Each complaint is dealt with individually.
We accept major credit cards and PayPal.
Please submit payment within 24 hours of making your purchase.
Shipping is available worldwide. Estimated delivery times are as follows:

Domestic items: 2-5 business day
Intermational items: 2-3 weeks.

Please note that any import tax or levies incurred are the responsibility of the buyer.

Items are made to order. Shipments go out 5-10 business days after payment is received, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Standard shipping is used (Poste Italiane), which means a tracking number is not provided. Products are packaged in felt and padded envelopes.

If you require special insurance, priority delivery, or gift wrapping, just let me know. Also, if you want an item customised or changes made with colour and size, where possible I'm happy to accommodate.