My Mystic Gems - Magical Items for Everyday Life

Illinois, United States

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Announcement    Handcrafted designs including Natural Crystals and Gemstones, Beautiful Bullets, Steampunk Jewelry, Cosplay Accessories, plus Retro and Vintage Items. I do offer custom designs. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and I will work with you to get the custom creation that you want. If you see a sold item and would like to purchase one like it, please let me know and I will try to make a similar design for you.

99% of all orders are now arriving on time, but there may still be delays at shipment processing centers. Some orders going outside the U.S. may take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Thanks for your patience.

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Last updated on Jul 18, 2021

Handcrafted designs including Natural Crystals and Gemstones, Beautiful Bullets, Steampunk Jewelry, Cosplay Accessories, plus Retro and Vintage Items. I do offer custom designs. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and I will work with you to get the custom creation that you want. If you see a sold item and would like to purchase one like it, please let me know and I will try to make a similar design for you.

99% of all orders are now arriving on time, but there may still be delays at shipment processing centers. Some orders going outside the U.S. may take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Thanks for your patience.

You can also find me online at:



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About mymysticgems

Sales 5,938
On Etsy since 2010

Magical Items for Everyday Life

I love working with natural gemstones and crystals, especially raw and rough crystals. I have been strongly attracted to rocks and stones since I was a little girl. I search through them to find individual pieces that I feel are the right ones that will work for wire wrapping, setting, and incorporating into jewelry and accessory designs.

I also enjoy doing altered art pieces. I like the idea of being able to recycle vintage items and turn them into something entirely different. I find this style of design unusual and intriguing. I am always looking for old or interesting things to add to my inventory that can be made into jewelry or personal items.

I spend many hours searching for items on the internet, hunting through local secondhand stores, and wandering around antique shows. Sometimes I will buy something that catches my eye, but I will have no idea what I want to do with it at the time. Then, maybe as much as a year later, I will remember that I have that neat thing and have thought of a design that I create using it.

Some of my creations are very simply done, and others are quite complex. I want to offer a wide variety of things in different price ranges so that hopefully there is something in my store for everyone. For example, the vintage marble pendants that I do are simplistic, but I find them so nostalgic, that I think they appeal to many people.

I have been creating bullet jewelry since 2009 and have designed over a hundred different styles and types. I use recycled bullet shell casings, metal filigrees, Swarovski crystals, natural gemstones, vintage glass, and other items. All of the bullet casings I use are recycled so please allow for variations and small imperfections.

I started this Beautiful Bullets jewelry line in 2010 as a peace project, and I continue to donate part of the sale to different charities. I have sent donations to the Peace Corps, the Patriot Guard Riders, the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, and the USO. Thanks to everyone who has purchased one of these designs and made that possible.

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 12, 2018
Welcome. I hope you will find things here that interest you. Many of my items are OOAK {one of a kind}. I may be able to reproduce a piece, so if you try to buy an item and it shows as out of stock, please contact me to see if another similar item can be made. I will always try to work with you to get you the creation you want.

The photos of my items are enlarged for detail. That is why I always use a ruler in the picture or note the measurements in the listing, so that you know the exact size. Please be sure to verify this before you buy, to avoid disappointment when the item is smaller than it looked in the photo.

Stones listed as natural, raw, or rough may have some imperfections and inclusions. Be sure to check all photos, including the zoom feature, for details about a particular stone. Colors may vary with individual monitors. Many stones are susceptible to fading, and they should be kept out of direct sunlight. Do not use hot water or salt water to clean them. Stone properties and descriptions are for informational purposes only and do not offer any guaranteed outcomes. Also, they are not intended as a substitute for medical care.

Please remember that my jewelry designs may not be completely waterproof because I sometimes use eco-friendly adhesive and glaze. Do not wear while bathing, swimming, or sleeping. Do not apply perfume or other chemicals while wearing.

A polishing cloth is the best thing for cleaning and shining metal jewelry. Storing your jewelry inside some type of container will help protect it and keep it from tarnishing.

Buyer assumes all responsibilities and risks when wearing or using items purchased from this store. They are not intended for young children as the items contain small parts that could be a choking hazard.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me and I will be happy to resolve the problem with a refund, exchange, or store credit. Item must be returned to me in the original condition within 14 days of receipt. Please use a tracking number to confirm receipt of returned item. I cannot refund shipping costs. Items that have been altered, used, or worn cannot be returned. Seasonal items cannot be returned. Custom made items cannot be returned, so please be sure you are happy with them before shipment. Thank you.
I accept Paypal and credit card payments processed through Paypal. I also accept Direct Checkout Payments by credit card and Etsy gift cards.

The PayPal payment option allows for the use of major debit & credit cards as well as your PayPal account if you have one. Just choose the Paypal option at checkout to finish your transaction.

Once You're Redirected to PayPal:
1.) Instead of choosing to pay with your PayPal account, select the option to pay with a debit or credit card.
2.) You'll then be prompted to fill in your billing and credit card information.
3.) You'll need to enter your email address so PayPal can send you a receipt.
4.) Click Continue to return to Etsy Checkout to review and submit your final order.
Your payment isn't sent until you click Submit Order on Etsy.

Reserved listings must be paid within 5 days unless buyer notifies me of additional time needed. If not paid within that time period, I will list the item for sale in my store.

Sales Tax will be collected on purchases from Illinois residents at 6.5%
I will usually ship out your item within 3 days of completed payment. I ship using with delivery confirmation. Items paid via Paypal will be sent to your verified Paypal address so please be sure your mailing address is current in your Paypal account. I often recycle padded envelopes to keep First Class shipping costs down. I will combine shipping whenever possible to save you money.

Custom items or items temporarily out of stock may take longer to ship.

Note: Postal restrictions may prohibit bullet jewelry from being shipped to certain countries outside the United States. Some countries also prohibit importing precious metal or stones, and jewelry made from these materials.

Due to the recent increase in International postage, please contact me for exact shipping costs to countries other than the United States. Most jewelry items MUST be shipped as Priority Mail insured, but some items may be able to be shipped in a more economical way.

International shipping rates are usually determined by weight and/or size, and can vary with the items you purchase. I can give you the exact shipping cost if you let me know the items you wish to purchase.

In compliance with USPS postal regulations, I do not mark items as gifts on customs forms. There may be a VAT (value added tax) on orders shipped to countries outside the United States. The buyer is responsible for all import or duty taxes and handling fees imposed by their country. Please check your country's customs rules if you are unsure. Any problem with international orders must be reported within 25 days of shipping notification. If buyer refuses delivery due to tax owed, I cannot refund until item is returned to me and I cannot refund shipping costs.

I cannot be responsible for damage or loss incurred during shipping for uninsured items. If an item is shipped internationally and is seized or lost by the customs office, I cannot be responsible and will not refund the cost of the item or the shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
You can contact me at mymysticgems [!at]

Caring for Steampunk and Neo-Victorian Jewelry

Steampunk Jewelry is in reality the epitomé of Green Jewelry. The art of creating altered art pieces from vintage watch movements is the ultimate form of recycled design. Unfortunately, two of the main types of metal used in these Neo-Victorian pieces are copper and brass, and wearing them can turn your finger, wrist, and neck green. Both of these metals react to sweat and to moisture, but there are a few things you can to do to prevent that green tinge from showing up on your skin.

First, be sure to keep the jewelry clean, and give it a dusting of powder before you wear it. For pieces that come into close contact with your skin such as rings, you can use one or two coats of clear nail polish. This can wear off in time, so you might need to reapply the polish again later. You should try to keep your skin as dry as possible when wearing Steampunk jewelry by using a handkerchief, or by using some type of matte finish makeup or oil blotter. I often use a very light polish of lemon oil on my brass and copper chains. This cleans them and gives them a nice shiny finish as well. Be sure to wipe off all excess oil before wearing the chains, as it could stain your clothing.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.


To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, shipping address and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom jewelry order as an example), if you contact me directly.


I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, such as by signing up or my mailing list, which you may revoke at any time;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.


Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you with my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
• Data Retention. I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for up to7 years (as required by tax law).
• Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU. If we need to communicate through e-mail, this may involve transferring, storing and processing information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. I use Microsoft or Google as my email service providers. If I need to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer. Both Microsoft and Google are Privacy Shield certified. (


If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I
describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Apart from exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.


For purposes of EU data protection law, I, MaryAnn Kaufmann, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email me at: mymysticgems [!at] or send regular mail to My Mystic Gems, PO Box 185, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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