MsBelle

MsBelle ~ Artisan Jewelry ~ Handmade With Love

North Carolina, United States · 1345 Sales

MsBelle

MsBelle ~ Artisan Jewelry ~ Handmade With Love

North Carolina, United States 1345 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(833)

Announcement   Welcome! I create high quality artisan jewelry featuring gems, pearls, precious metals and more. Handcrafted one of a kind, ltd. edition, and custom jewelry.

***IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: When using Etsy's Direct Checkout there will be a DELAY of 3-5 days in processing your order due to Etsy holding the funds in limbo. However, there is typically no such delay incurred if PayPal is used as it results in immediate access of funds WITHOUT a delay. You do not have to be a member of PayPal to pay with your credit card via PayPal. PayPal is my preferred method of payment. All PayPal transactions will be shipped promptly unless otherwise specified as in the case of some made to order pieces.***

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As seen in the premiere issue of A Jewelry Affaire magazine!

MsBelle was an Etsy Featured Seller for March 2009:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5002500

Visit me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MsBelle

You can also find me here:
https://www.facebook.com/MsBellePhotography
Blog: http://msbelle.blogspot.com
Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/msbelle
500px: http://500px.com/msbelle
Instagram: @msbellee

My photography shop:
http://www.msbellephotography.etsy.com
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Announcement
Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

Welcome! I create high quality artisan jewelry featuring gems, pearls, precious metals and more. Handcrafted one of a kind, ltd. edition, and custom jewelry.

***IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: When using Etsy's Direct Checkout there will be a DELAY of 3-5 days in processing your order due to Etsy holding the funds in limbo. However, there is typically no such delay incurred if PayPal is used as it results in immediate access of funds WITHOUT a delay. You do not have to be a member of PayPal to pay with your credit card via PayPal. PayPal is my preferred method of payment. All PayPal transactions will be shipped promptly unless otherwise specified as in the case of some made to order pieces.***

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

As seen in the premiere issue of A Jewelry Affaire magazine!

MsBelle was an Etsy Featured Seller for March 2009:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5002500

Visit me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MsBelle

You can also find me here:
https://www.facebook.com/MsBellePhotography
Blog: http://msbelle.blogspot.com
Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/msbelle
500px: http://500px.com/msbelle
Instagram: @msbellee

My photography shop:
http://www.msbellephotography.etsy.com
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Ginger Wagner

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Ginger Wagner

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(833)
SUGARCANEJANE

SUGARCANEJANE on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't be happier with my earrings. Ginger is lovely to work with, a great communicator and a nice lady. These earrings were a replacement for an almost identical pair that I'd purchased several years ago and lost. I'm very pleased to have my favorite pair of earrings back. Thank you, Ginger!

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Updates

New! 14k Rose Gold Filled hammered hoop earrings. These are a tad over 1 1/2 inches in diameter (approx. 4cm). Hoops never go out of style!
These solid 18k gold hoops 1-inch hammered hoops have a hand hammered texture making them shiny and reflective. They're a little #luxury you can wear every day.
New in my shop, pretty carved Citrine dangle earrings in silver.
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About

Natural beauty; casual elegance

I was born and raised in the beautiful North Carolina mountains where one is constantly surrounded by natural beauty. My love of natural beauty later translated to gems and minerals when I began collecting gemstones. Even though I am now in Charlotte, I still have my stone collection, and my appreciation of natural beauty continues to grow.

Years ago, my interest in gems and jewelry making was further fueled when I got a part-time job in a jewelry store that specialized in custom work created on site. I spent time watching the jeweler each day as he carved wax and soldered gold for custom pieces. It was there I first discovered a pair of handmade, wire wrapped gemstone briolette earrings. I was in awe of their beauty, craftsmanship, texture, composition and colors. I loved everything about them and decided I wanted to learn to make something like them. And I did.

Jewelry creation is fun yet challenging, and being able to play with pretty, shiny, sparkly things is always a nice benefit. At the same time, it’s a tremendous artistic outlet with endless possibilities and color combinations. The jewelry I create has a more casual feel while still maintaining an elegant appeal. I believe everyone deserves to wear a touch of elegance each and every day, helping them feel special and adding a bit of natural beauty to their daily lives. And creating a piece of jewelry with your own two hands, knowing that it is not mass produced in a sweat shop somewhere, makes it even more special and satisfying.

At MsBelle (my college nickname, by the way), my goal is to create affordable, high quality jewelry using the best stones, beads and findings I possibly can. I love creating simple, elegant pieces that flow, move and sparkle as you wear them. To me, even though creative process is satisfying, the best part about making jewelry is when someone really enjoys wearing it. I love seeing someone adorned in my work, or hearing from a customer saying how much they like their piece. It always makes my day and gives me the confidence and inspiration to push forward.

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    Barney, the rescue dachshund; and my son. :)

  • Ginger

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Photographer, Shipping Clerk, Mom

    I'm Ginger: Chocoholic, caffeine addict, doxie lover, part Cherokee, star gazer, jewelry maker, photographer, music lover, Foo lover, mountain gal, mom.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 26, 2016
Welcome to MsBelle! I strive to create enjoyable jewelry at an affordable price. I don't feel we should have to pay high prices in order to have high quality jewelry and beautiful gemstones. Since I am such a lover of gemstones, I try to incorporate the best quality I can into my pieces so you may indulge in a bit of affordable elegance. I hope you enjoy my jewelry as much as I enjoy making it.

***Please read each item description carefully as jewelry has been photographed closeup and may appear larger in pictures than it does in person. I try my best to give detailed and accurate measurements of each item so you will know beforehand what you are getting. Please email me prior to purchase with any questions!***

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments accepted: Credit card, PayPal. PayPal is my preferred method of payment. You do not have to become a member of PayPal in order to pay with a credit card. PayPal only serves as a conduit for credit card payments and you use it as a guest without signing up.

***IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: When using Etsy's Direct Checkout there will be a DELAY of 3-5 days in processing your order due to Etsy holding the funds in limbo. However, there is typically no such delay incurred if PayPal is used as it results in immediate access of funds WITHOUT a delay. You do not have to be a member of PayPal to pay with your credit card via PayPal. PayPal is my preferred method of payment. All PayPal transactions will be shipped promptly unless otherwise specified as in the case of some made to order pieces.***
Shipping
I ship via USPS First Class mail unless otherwise specified. For domestic shipments, delivery confirmation is included in the shipping charge. For international shipments, no tracking or delivery confirmation is available if using first class shipping. Please inquire as to other methods of shipping and quotes on cost.

I am not responsible for lost, stolen, misplaced, or damaged packages. Once it is in the mail it is out of my hands, literally. For these reasons, I highly suggest you purchase insurance for your package.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery inside the U.S. and 4 weeks for international deliveries as items can be held up in customs.

****NOTE: ANY CUSTOMS FEES OR DUTIES OWED ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER/RECIPIENT.****

I very highly recommend shipping with Priority and Global Priority shipping. Please contact me if you prefer this more reliable shipping method and I will send you a revised invoice for any additional cost.

I strongly encourage you to purchase insurance for your package as I am NOT responsible for lost or damaged packages. If you would like insurance please let me know in the "message to seller" and I will contact you with insurance costs. An invoice will then be sent to reflect the additional insurance cost. Once again, I cannot be responsible for packages once they leave my hands. I strongly urge you to request insurance and ship Priority mail and wait for a revised invoice.

You may combine purchases to save on shipping with a $.25 per item fee for items after your first purchase.

Upon your request, I will ship using other carriers such as UPS or FedEx, or expedite your shipping. Contact me prior to purchase for a quote and I can revise the listing to reflect the new shipping cost prior to purchase. Otherwise, I can invoice you separately for any additional shipping costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is my highest priority. Therefore, I do my best to create pieces that will stand up to normal wear over time. I understand that you cannot please all the people all the time. For that reason, I include detailed measurements in each listing and description as well as include several photos. I do my best to give you as much information as possible about my pieces. (Please consult a ruler if unsure of sizes listed.) Refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis. I do not automatically issue refunds.

REGARDING CUSTOM ORDERS AND SOLID GOLD PURCHASES: the amount spent on any gold in the work is 100% NON-REFUNDABLE, even if the piece(s) are returned, unless there is a structural defect in the materials.

Returned items *must* be in original condition and packaging, and *MUST BE INSURED* upon return via Priority mail or Registered Airmail. Please contact me with the tracking information you receive with your shipping label. ***Please be sure to purchase insurance and delivery confirmation for your return, as I WILL NOT be held responsible for the loss or damage of uninsured returns; therefore, if it never reaches me I cannot refund your purchase price. Refunds will only occur after my receipt of the returned item.***

If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me and I will do my best to work with you for a solution. I will consider refunding the purchase price (less shipping and a 10% restocking fee). However, you must contact me PRIOR TO RETURNING THE ITEM to discuss the matter as refunds are NOT automatically given. After discussion, I may choose to refund your purchase price minus the 10% restocking fee and shipping. Then, and only then may you return the item in its original, resalable, undamaged condition within 10 days of receipt. Upon my receipt of the returned item, I will then refund the purchase price minus the 10% restocking fee and minus shipping. Shipping is non-refundable. I only ask that you contact me first if you are unhappy with your purchase so we may discuss the best course of action.

Items must be in their original condition and packaging, and must be insured upon return. Please contact me with the tracking information you receive with your shipping label. Please be sure to purchase insurance and delivery confirmation for your return, as I WILL NOT be held responsible for the loss or damage of uninsured returns; therefore, if it never reaches me I cannot refund your purchase price. Refunds will only occur after my receipt of the returned item

All items returned to me without prior knowledge will be refused and returned. If a refund was expected, no refund will be granted without prior knowledge or discussion.

All 'Sale' items are *final sale* and cannot be returned. Custom orders are also non-refundable unless an arrangement is made prior to purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
----CUSTOM ORDERS----
I frequently create custom orders and could possibly do so for you. If you have an idea or have seen something you like, contact me and we can discuss creation of something for your very own!

For custom orders totaling $50 and over, a 50% deposit is required prior to creation of the piece. Custom orders that are $49 and under must pay the full amount prior to creation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I then create the jewelry and take photos to send for customer prior to shipping. Once approved, the remaining balance is due and the jewelry is then shipped as per requested shipping method. The deposit is non-refundable and custom orders are non-returnable.

REGARDING CUSTOM ORDERS WITH SOLID GOLD MATERIALS: the amount spent on any gold in the work is 100% non-refundable, even if the piece(s) are returned, unless there is a structural defect in the materials.

***CARE FOR YOUR NEW JEWELRY***
To care for your new jewelry, first remember they are delicate, handcrafted items made with semi-precious stones & fine materials. Treat them with care and respect, using only a soft cloth and warm soapy water to clean them. Let them dry thoroughly and then gently wipe them if you like. A soft, lint-free cloth can be used to shine stones and wipe fingerprints and smudges from them, always making sure to hold them carefully as you do so. An anti-tarnish** jewelry polishing cloth may be used to clean and gently polish the wire and metal, both gold and sterling silver, but never put your pieces into an ultrasonic or steam cleaner. Appreciate them for their delicate, handcrafted nature, and they will provide beauty and enjoyment for a long time to come!

**For lightly oxidized and heavily oxidized pieces, use of anti-tarnish cloths will remove any dark patina that has been applied. Use only a soft cloth and warm soapy water for cleaning and polishing of oxidized pieces.

Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions you might have.

----GUARANTEES----
I guarantee my items for workmanship. I try to create pieces that will stand up to normal wear over time. If it breaks due to my workmanship, I will repair it free of charge. However, I cannot guarantee materials such as gemstones and beads. Sometimes unseen flaws exist that may cause a stone or bead to break, crack or chip. I cannot replace stones or beads as they are frequently one of a kind items and matching may be nearly impossible. You may contact me with a request to create or duplicate an item. If materials are available to recreate the item I will be happy to do so at a reasonable cost.

~~~ Thank you for shopping at MsBelle. It is truly appreciated. You have supported an independent artisan and helped put food on my table for me and my family. ~~~

*****COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. All images used in this shop are the property of Ginger Wagner (MsBelle). Using them without permission is a strict violation of copyright law.*****

More information

Last updated on Apr 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes! I frequently create custom orders. Just contact me via Etsy convo to inquire about a custom order.

Sizing details

I can often times change length of a necklace or bracelet, either by using an extender or recreating the chain. Convo me with questions!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your jewelry will arrive in a gift box tied with a bow. If you would like any additional wrapping or even to include a card, please convo me and I will try to accommodate your wishes!

Care instructions

See my shop policies for detailed care instructions.

Wholesale availability

Please inquire as to wholesale information via Etsy convo.

REGARDING CUSTOM ORDERS WITH SOLID GOLD MATERIALS

The amount spent on any gold material in the work is 100% non-refundable, even if the piece(s) are returned, unless there is a structural defect in the materials.