nadinessra

Nadine Essra Designs: Quality and Handcrafted Jewelry

Nataf, Israel · 4613 Sales

nadinessra

Nadine Essra Designs: Quality and Handcrafted Jewelry

Nataf, Israel 4613 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(835)

Announcement   ***Important!! I am heading into a Quiet Zone for my first festival of the season! This means little or no internet connection for the next few days, June 2-6. I will be back at it soon as the show is over!***

Happy Summer! I am gearing up and ready to go for another festival season in the van. Check out my show dates below, or follow me on instagram for updates! @nadinessra and if I'll be near your area, stop on over and say hello :) Please note that because of the nature of traveling... I may not reply as quickly as usual, just know that I will do my best in between shows to keep things rolling along smoothly here, and if you have any questions or concerns you are more than welcome to send me a message here through Etsy or email me directly at: nadinessra [!at] gmail.com

My partner-in-crime, Gideon, and I opened up a shop here on Etsy for our gemstone project! Slowly we'll be uploading more and more of our gemstone collection. I am happy to create custom works from any of the stones you find over there in our shop, so if you see something that catches your eye, simply send me a message and I will be more than happy to work with you to create your unique piece! You can find our gemstone shop at: https://www.avanimgemspot.etsy.com

And a big Thank you to all of you help make my gypsy life a reality. I love working with metal, traveling the world, and especially being able to travel via my work! For little updates every now and again of my travels, come join me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nadinessradesigns

All work pictured is handmade by Nadine Essra. Custom orders and questions are always welcome. Feel free to contact via Etsy convos or: nadinessra [!at] gmail.com

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 1, 2016

***Important!! I am heading into a Quiet Zone for my first festival of the season! This means little or no internet connection for the next few days, June 2-6. I will be back at it soon as the show is over!***

Happy Summer! I am gearing up and ready to go for another festival season in the van. Check out my show dates below, or follow me on instagram for updates! @nadinessra and if I'll be near your area, stop on over and say hello :) Please note that because of the nature of traveling... I may not reply as quickly as usual, just know that I will do my best in between shows to keep things rolling along smoothly here, and if you have any questions or concerns you are more than welcome to send me a message here through Etsy or email me directly at: nadinessra [!at] gmail.com

My partner-in-crime, Gideon, and I opened up a shop here on Etsy for our gemstone project! Slowly we'll be uploading more and more of our gemstone collection. I am happy to create custom works from any of the stones you find over there in our shop, so if you see something that catches your eye, simply send me a message and I will be more than happy to work with you to create your unique piece! You can find our gemstone shop at: https://www.avanimgemspot.etsy.com

And a big Thank you to all of you help make my gypsy life a reality. I love working with metal, traveling the world, and especially being able to travel via my work! For little updates every now and again of my travels, come join me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nadinessradesigns

All work pictured is handmade by Nadine Essra. Custom orders and questions are always welcome. Feel free to contact via Etsy convos or: nadinessra [!at] gmail.com

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(835)
Katresia Spears

Katresia Spears on Aug 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Nose ring was perfect it fits nicely and its comfortable!!!

pipshreeve

pipshreeve on Aug 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic product and the seller was so so helpful. Offered to replace it as it was a tiny bit too long but instead talked me through shortening it at home myself. Will definitely by again it was just what I have been looking for! Thank you!

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Updates

Summer festival season is nearly here, and I need a new canopy! In order to help raise the funds, I'm hosting a 2 week sale, 15% off everything in the shop :) Coupon code: MOMOKA15 <3

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Sterling Silver Ouroboros Infinity Pendant
US$45.00

About

imagine. adorn.

My introduction to jewelry design and metal-smithing came about almost by chance, or serendipitously, if you will. My grandfather was an engineer by profession and was of the old-time mentality "If you are going to do it, do it right." Upon receiving a basic jewelry designing kit from my mother and aunt as a retirement gift, he began his journey into silversmithing. His mentality prompted him to grow this beginners kit into a professional workshop of high quality tools and equipment. Over the years he made beautiful pieces for the women in the family and sold at various craft fairs. After he passed away my grandmother gave me all of his tools, equipment, and remaining raw materials, including a large collection of precious and semi-precious gemstone that they collected together throughout their travels around the US over a period of 20+ years.

I inherited this "goldmine" during my senior year of high school, the same year that after becoming inspired by my high school photography teacher, I abandoned my desire to become an engineer, applying instead to art schools. I was accepted to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and my time there became a period of introduction, exploration, and development. I graduated from MICA with a BFA in General Fine Arts with a concentration in photography, printmaking, and painting.

With my grandfather's tools in storage, I knew that I wanted to someday learn how to, safely, use a blowtorch. However it was not until four years later during my final year at MICA that I finally took an Introduction to Jewelry 101 course. This course was a part of the Continuing Studies department at MICA, one that I discovered only mid-way through my senior year. I immediately signed up.

Having been consistently attracted to the more process-oriented art forms during my studies, metal-smithing immediately engaged me and opened up a world of possibilities. That introductory course paved the way for my path into jewelry design and metal-smithing, and in the years since graduating MICA it has become my passion and my profession.

I generally find inspiration from nature and/or personal experiences and these inspirations often lead to a period of obsessive research on the ever-available internet. I strive to work with my grandfather's mentality in mind, "if you are going to do it, do it right," creating pieces that will hopefully stand the tests of time, wear and tear.

In addition to my studio, I have a large, ever-growing collection of gemstones and a small goat farm! Life on the farm is never dull with 40 goats, 5 dogs, 2 cats, a handful of chickens and turkeys. Here we are doing our best to create a sustainable lifestyle for ourselves and to have happy, healthy animals. We use the goat's milk to make all natural, cold process, goat's milk soap as well as dolce de leche for those with a sweet tooth! You are welcome to visit our farm shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLostTribeFarm to read more about what we do and see pictures of our adorable goats!

My partner, Gideon, and I travel as often as we can and are always on the hunt for stones. We have a shop to display our collection here on Etsy - if you see a stone you like or are looking for one in particular, please be in touch! I love to make custom works and will be more than happy to work with you to create something beautiful and unique. Our gemstone collection: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AvanimGemSpot

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about me and my shop. Please be in touch if I can be of service to your jewelry, gemstone, or soap-y needs!

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 3, 2016
Welcome and Thank you for taking time to visit my shop and read through my policies.

You can contact me at any time with questions/concerns/random thoughts at:
nadinessra [!at] gmail.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is required at time of purchase.

Currently all international customers must pay through Paypal or Etsy's Direct Checkout.

Israeli customers are given the option of payment by check or bank transfer. Please get in touch with me at time of purchase in order to discuss your preferred method.

Ithaca, NY residents are also given the option of check or bank transfer payment. Again, please get in touch with me at time of purchase in order to discuss this further.


Payment is due at time of checkout. If payment has not been initiated within 3 days of checkout and I have not heard from you via email or etsy convo, I reserve the right to cancel the transaction and re-list the item(s) for sale. If you have any problems during this period, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me and I will work with you to find a solution.
Shipping
Item(s) ship within 7-14 business days of payment confirmation.
If you are in a rush don't hesitate to get in touch with me and we'll see what I can do!

I ship from Israel and the shipping rates quoted in each listing are for the basic registered mail service. Expected time of arrival is anywhere from 14-21 business days, HOWEVER a package is not considered lost until 45 days have passed. Patience! Registered mail comes with a tracking number, you will be able to follow your packages' progress online.

If you are in a rush I recommend upgrading to EMS shipping. This service is registered, insured, and provides delivery confirmation for your package. EMS from Israel arrives within 3-7 business days world wide. Sample costs:

Australia - $33
Canada - $34
EU and UK - $35
US - $29
(Please inquire for a price quote to your country!)

If you would like to upgrade to this service, let me know at time of purchase and I will be happy to adjust your invoice.


Item(s) ship to your Etsy address!! If you would like me to ship to another address contact me upon checkout.

***Custom taxes are the buyers responsibility. Please familiarize yourself with your county's policy as to avoid an unpleasant surprise.
Refunds and Exchanges
I love what I do and want you to be happy with your new jewelry! If for any reason you are unsatisfied, contact me within 7 days after receiving your order and I will do everything in my power to work with you to resolve the issue.

As a generally policy, I do not offer refunds. HOWEVER, every case is unique and will be reviewed as such; refunds and exchanges will be made on a case to case basis. Please note that in the event of a refund or exchange, a $5 restocking fee may be applied.


Return of items must be initiated within 7 days in it's new, unused condition along with the original packaging. Buyer is responsible for the original cost of shipping as well as the return shipping back and forth. I highly recommend returning the package via registered or insured mail. If you choose not to insure your item for its return trip you assume responsibility for lost mail or shipping damages.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders: Contact me! I love the opportunity to work together with you to create something new that neither of us could have made without the other.

Feedback: This is an important tool for online purchasing, so if you are happy, let me know! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for ANY reason, please contact me IMMEDIATELY, I want you to be happy!