myvintageblooms

SPRING SALE 20% OFF Everything! Custom Jewelry

Sierra Madre, California · 46 Sales

myvintageblooms

SPRING SALE 20% OFF Everything! Custom Jewelry

Sierra Madre, California 46 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Kim Brandstater

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Kim Brandstater

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5 out of 5 stars
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donivan03

donivan03 on Feb 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The bracelet arrived super fast and in great condition-- it is even prettier than the picture and is sure to be one of my favorites. Kim answered my question promptly and was a pleasure to deal with.

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These pretties are waiting patiently to be used in one of my designsroseheartpulse - custom orders are welcome
Dozens of new stacking bracelets are being listed daily! Custom orders are available too!!

About

Creating Unique Jewelry with a feminine vintage flare

Welcome to my store!

SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW

I thought I would share my story. I received a degree in Graphic Design and worked freelance for 20 years. Although I love design work, about 10 years ago I fell in love with creating jewelry. My style has evolved over the years and I have found that repurposing antique pieces and combining them with semi precious gemstones is the perfect balance for me. "Something Old & Something New"... I love history and all the beautiful antique jewelry out there just begging to have a new life. I enjoy finding old micro mosaics pieces from Italy and hand painted floral brooches and turning them into something new and different.

I work out of my home studio here in historic Sierra Madre California. Our town was founded in 1886 and I happen to live in one of the towns original homes. My Victorian home was built in 1890. I love everything vintage and I love gardens. Roses seem to be a theme throughout my house and throughout the jewelry I create. I can't get enough of them. I am a "rose-a-holic" for sure... and I don't apologize for it either. Along with repurposed pieces I have started making newer trendier pieces as well. I love making stacking bracelets with a California beachy vibe. Gemstone tassel necklaces are also fun to design. So many combinations of stones to choose from makes it fun and interesting.

I hope you enjoy my jewelry and chose to own a piece or two!

I will add some photos of my studio work space soon!

Kim

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 29, 2016
WELCOME to my Shop!
If you have any questions on any piece, feel free to "Contact" me. Also, if you would like a chain shorter or longer, or a bead switched with another one, I would be more than happy to CUSTOMIZE that piece for you....just write me!
Also, feel free to take a look in my "SOLD" items to see if there's something I've made in the past that you would like for me to re-create for you.

Every piece is handmade and individual.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
PAYMENT: I currently accept money orders and PayPal, but you DON'T have to be a paypal customer to purchase an item. The system accepts any major credit card.

LAY-A-WAY:
I am more than happy to work with you if you really want an item but can't pay it all on one big ticket. Please contact me, if you'd like to know the LAy-A-Way options on a particular item....I will strive to work with you =)

IF NOT choosing Layaway_______ PLEASE PAY FOR ITEMS WITHIN 24 HOURS______ If you have a special situation, please don't hesitate to write me, I will work WITH you. Just be sure to keep open communication with me.
Shipping
PLEASE NOTE:
I ship within 24 hours of payment and I use USPS First class mail. It takes 2-4 days depending on where you live. I include tracking with delivery confirmation.

I SHIP TO THE ADDRESS ON YOUR ETSY ACCOUNT. If your paypal shipping address is different from your etsy address, please send me message through ETSY CONVERSATION, or "Notes to Seller" and let me know where you'd prefer it to be sent.

INSURANCE:
is optional and is ALWAYS available upon request, please 'convo' me before your purchase if you wish to get insurance or tracking on your package, and I'll be more than happy to accomodate your request.

FIRST CLASS vs. PRIORITY:
All item prices are for FIRST CLASS. If you'd like priority shipping, I will be happy to adjust the price for you to get it there by your requirements, including OVER NIGHT.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: can take up to four weeks even though I ship from my end within 2 days.
**Payment of VAT taxes or other custom charges are your responsibility .**
**I do not mark as a gift since that is illegal**
*International Express varies, so let me know if you need it shipped that way*

THANK YOU for reading..
If I did not touch on a subject you have questions on, please don't hesitate to write and ask.=)
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive to make each and every customer excited about their purchase. If something is not to your satisfaction, PLEASE contact me.

I offer (and Recommend) insurance in case something breaks in the mail, or simply does not show up. BUT on the rare occasion something does break and you did not purchase insurance, I will do my best to work with you to get it fixed....If for some reason the item does not reach your door step, I will offer you a CREDIT in my store for the same amount you spent.


FOR CUSTOM ORDERS: I ask that my customers pre-pay for their custom order.
I ALWAYS get pre-approval (by sending pictures), before I send the piece through the mail. Therefore, custom orders are not available for refunds. HOWEVER, if something is wrong with the item (damaged), I will of course be happy to fix it OR if you decide you want it altered, I will be happy to do that as well. Your happiness is what I strive for.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care of your jewelry-

I use strong stretch cord, but the best way to put those types of bracelets on is to roll them on and roll them off.

Gold plated items and gold vermeil should not be worn in the shower, swimming pool or the ocean . It can fade the gold finish more quickly.*

Pave items should not be worn in the water, shower or beach as it can loosen them

In the meantime, it is ALWAYS a good idea to keep each of your pieces in a seperate SEALED bag. The less amount of air that gets to your jewelry while you're not wearing it, the longer it will take the 'elements' to get to your jewelry and 'age' it.

I want my customers to be able to wear their jewelry for as long as possible, so if you have any questions or needs, don't hesitate to contact me =)

Items are shipped in a padded envelope with your jewelry in a drawstring pouch or box.

Please leave feedback on Etsy so I can know how happy you are, and that you're satisfied with your purchase.

Thanks!
Kim