naturallycast

Naturally Cast by Chris

Lexington, North Carolina | 16 Sales

naturallycast

Naturally Cast by Chris

Lexington, North Carolina 16 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Chris

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Last updated on Apr 17, 2019

Thanks for looking at Naturally Cast jewelry.

My shop is temporarily closed while I'm vacationing.

Thanks for all of your support and thanks for looking.
Chris

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 25, 2018
My inspiration is drawn from creating objects of beauty with casting processes that use natural materials. The results are sometimes unpredictable, spectacular, and have an inherent natural quality. All casting is done by hand and only genuine gemstones are used to complement the jewelry.

All metalwork is 100% done by me with one exception. Occasionally I will use a commercially produced setting rather than fabricate one myself if it works best for the piece that I am making. The cabochons (non-faceted stones) that I use are all sourced from lapidary artists in the United States. They are true artists and craftsmen in their own right. (Some are right here on Etsy.)

All items are truly one-of-a-kind. With the exception of earrings, each has been signed by me designating it as an original item of my creation. On the back of most items, or placed in a spot that will not cause a distraction, one can find a small "C" with a "J" extending below the "C".

For more information about me and my processes, please visit www.naturallycast.com

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be thrilled with your puchase of my handcrafted jewelry. If for some reason you are not happy with the item that you have selected, please let me know within seven days of your receipt of the item. I will be glad to refund the purchase price once the item has been returned to me.
Payment
You can submit payments to me directly through Etsy using a credit card or Etsy gift certificate, or using Paypal. I will also accept personal checks and money orders, but, will have to delay shipping the item(s) until the check has cleared.

Please convo me within 3 days to work out details of payment unless you pay immediately with PayPal.

Finally, I do charge sales tax for purchases that are delivered within the state of North Carolina.
Shipping
I ship Priority Mail and normally will have the item in the mail within two business days after payment is complete. I will combine all items being purchased and you pay only one shipping charge. If you live near Lexington, NC and would like to arrange for local pickup, please convo me and I will adjust the listing so that you avoid the shipping fee.

I ship only within the United States.

For PayPal payments, I will only ship to the PayPal address to protect you and me.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my pendants come with the option to add an 18" sterling silver snake chain (and/or a leather cord on some). These are very nice chains; 1.4 or 1.5mm thick with a lobster clasp.

Q: Why do you use the name Naturally Cast?
A: This is a question that I frequently get while participating at art and craft festivals. My casting processes all use natural materials. For the Needle cast items, I use pine needles. For the Water cast items, I use water. For the The Cross, the Woodland, and the Cuttle series, I use the bone of a cuttlefish for the mold. In The Cross and the Cuttle series, I carve the design into the bone and then I allow the natural grain of the cuttlefish bone to be an integral part of the design; it somewhat gives the appearance of tree bark. For the Woodland Series, I make an impression of the objects found in nature (i.e. twigs, acorns, etc.) into the cuttlefish bone. This results in almost an exact image of the original item, but, in solid sterling silver.

I'm not kidding when I state that every item is one-of-a-kind. Since the cuttlefish bone is burned out as a result of the casting, it cannot be reused. I can make castings that may be similar, but, no two will ever be the same. Additionally, after I make a casting for the Woodland Series, I throw what was used to make the impression away so that it cannot be replicated again.