nicholasandfelice

Handcrafted Jewelry, Shawl Pins, Hair Sticks, Ornaments

Oregon, United States · 32945 Sales

nicholasandfelice

Handcrafted Jewelry, Shawl Pins, Hair Sticks, Ornaments

Oregon, United States 32945 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Welcome to our shop full of handmade earrings, necklaces, shawl pins, ornaments, key chains and hanging vases. Our styles range from Celtic to Geeky. Everything listed is made and ready to ship (except for the custom length sticks and forks). If we are sold out of a pin or anything else you'd like contact us and we'll make one just for you as soon as we can.If your order is a gift you would like sent directly to the recipient just let us know. We can leave out the invoice and also include a nice card with a message from you for no extra cost.

Check out our Profile, Shop Policies and About page to learn more about us:
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You can email us at felice [!at] casco.net
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And even on Pinterest at:
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Visit our blogs and Nicholas and Felice Facebook fan page:
http://mechanicalphilosopher.blogspot.com
http://wiremom.blogspot.com

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 20, 2016

Welcome to our shop full of handmade earrings, necklaces, shawl pins, ornaments, key chains and hanging vases. Our styles range from Celtic to Geeky. Everything listed is made and ready to ship (except for the custom length sticks and forks). If we are sold out of a pin or anything else you'd like contact us and we'll make one just for you as soon as we can.If your order is a gift you would like sent directly to the recipient just let us know. We can leave out the invoice and also include a nice card with a message from you for no extra cost.

Check out our Profile, Shop Policies and About page to learn more about us:
http://www.etsy.com/people/nicholasandfelice
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/nicholasandfelice/policies
https://www.etsy.com/shop/nicholasandfelice/about/

You can email us at felice [!at] casco.net
Follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NicholasandFelice
and on Instagram at:
instagram.com/nicholasandfelice
Follow us on twitter.com/nickandfelice
And even on Pinterest at:
http://pinterest.com/felicel/
Visit our blogs and Nicholas and Felice Facebook fan page:
http://mechanicalphilosopher.blogspot.com
http://wiremom.blogspot.com

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Updates

Back in stock with new 8mm cloisonne beads and pictures.
Our Copper Celtic Looping Crossed Knots shawl pin or Hair Pin in my hand for some size perspective and ready to ship .
New pictures of our Alumimum Circle With a Twist Big Bold Earrings.
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About

29 years of love and crafting, hammering, learning and goofing around

It all began 29 years ago on April Fool's Day when Nick and I met in Panajachel Guatemala. Nick had been traveling with his girlfriend who rudely dumped him a month earlier. She even took the guide book and towel! I was traveling with friends who were teaching me the ropes of purchasing Guatemalan crafts and reselling them. I needed a strong handsome man to carry my big boxes to the post office and Nick came along at just the right time. We've been traveling life together in a co dependent fashion ever since and he still carries boxes to the Post Office.
I have always been crafty and making things. I worked for a couple of jewelers in Key West the winter before I went to Guatemala and learned some wire jewelry skills. While visiting friends that summer of '87 Nick noticed a crystal wire wrapped pendant in their home. He quickly came up with his own design and we started making crystal wire wrapped jewelry. Ah the eighties!
We lived in Toronto while Nick finished his degree in Philosophy at U of T. With his degree and my BA in Art History we took off traveling around America for 2 1/2 years living in our Ford Econoline van. We sold our jewelry at Grateful Dead concerts and wholesaled it to stores all around the country. But somewhere in Buffalo we got lost in a supermarket and had an existential break down. We realized we needed to settle down and live somewhere instead of being the traveling observers passing through other peoples lives.
We decided on Oregon. We loved the idea of the Eugene Saturday Market and having the ability to sell our work every Saturday. We ended up living outside of Philomath which is an hour north of Eugene near Corvallis in the beautiful allergy filled Willamette Valley.
Along the way Nick's passion for learning led him to discover machining. He became an online dealer for Taig tools. They make small lathes and milling machines for hobbyists right here in the USA. Here's the link to Nick's Taig tools business:
http://www.cartertools.com/
Nick's love of tools and learning keeps us growing and continuing to add new designs and products to our shop.
13 years ago we adopted our son Henry from South Korea and Max came along 2 years later. They are the joy of our lives and keep us on our toes, busy, exhausted and addicted to coffee.
We started selling our jewelry on Etsy on May 26th 2006. 10 years later we are now according to Craftcount in the top 30 jewelry sellers on Etsy! Etsy has completely changed our lives. After taking a one year leave of absence from the Eugene Saturday Market in 2013, we have now decided to stop selling there because we are just too busy to keep up and enjoy our family weekends . It's been an amazing journey and we are so grateful to Etsy and our customers for letting us continue to not have “real jobs” and live this wonderful life. We truly appreciate every sale and guarantee we will do everything possible to make sure you are happy with your Nicholas and Felice creation.

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  • Nicholas and Felice

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    We're Nicholas Carter and Felice Luftschein. We live in Philomath Oregon with our sons, Henry and Max, our cat Mrs. CuteKitty, 3 goldfish, Gary the snail and Francis the Pleco making stuff.

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    Buddy joined our staff early this year and been essential to improving our shipping system. He works crazy hours and never complains, except when the label roll runs low.

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

We give full measurement information in the "Item Details" of every item we have listed in both inches and centimeters. Every item is handmade by us so there are some slight variations in size which is why we give the range of sizes the item will be. If you need it to be an exact size please contact us and we can make sure it is the size you need. It is helpful to pull out a ruler when you read the measurements so that you can get a true sense of size since it's often hard to tell just from photos.

How do you clean aluminum jewelry?

Aluminum has a different sort of silver tone than sterling silver. It does not tarnish like silver does and does not require the same maintenance. It will not be as shiny as silver and has more of a matte look. It may become a little duller over time. It can be washed in soapy water and shined up with a polishing cloth.
When you rub the aluminum jewelry with a clean cloth you will be wiping the oxidation off the piece and will see dark marks on the cloth. Don't keep rubbing until you don't see any dark marks on the cloth or you will never stop rubbing it because there will always be new oxidation. (We had one customer tell us she exhausted herself trying to rub it clean!)

How long will this take to arrive in the US?

We typically ship in 1-2 business days of receiving your order unless we are on a rare vacation or it during the hectic holiday season when we sometimes take a little longer. But we will always let you know when we are shipping when we receive your order via email and Etsy convos. All our jewelry is priced to ship USPS First Class with tracking which typically takes 2-7 business days but isn't guaranteed. Shipping upgrade to Priority is available for an extra $3.25 which USPS says will arrive in 2-3 day but they don't guarantee that either although it's usually pretty reliable except for the occasional postal mishap. Express Guaranteed is also available for an extra $18 and guarantees 2 day delivery.

How long will my order take to arrive internationally?

We typically ship in 1-2 business days of receiving your order unless we are on a rare vacation or during the hectic holiday season when we may take a little longer. We will always let you know when we are shipping.Our jewelry is priced to ship USPS First Class International which can take anywhere from 10 days to 5 weeks depending on the efficiency of your countries customs agency. Typically it takes about 2 weeks but it really does vary depending on the whims of customs.We can upgrade your shipping to USPS Priority which is supposed to take 6-10 days but is not guaranteed. Express Priority is also available.These estimated arrivals are only for it to get to your country and depends on the efficiency of your country's customs agency.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All our jewelry comes wrapped in tissue paper in a nice gift box tied with chenille yarn now ready for gift giving. We don't have any other type of wrapping paper but we get lots of compliments from happy customers about our packaging. If you would like us to include a card with a message from you for no extra cost just let us know in the "Note to Nicholas and Felice" at check out.

Can I cancel my order if it has been more than 1 hour since I placed it?

As long as we haven't shipped it yet we will cancel your order. We try to ship our orders as quickly as possible and sometimes we are able to get them into the current days mail within a few hours of receiving your order. So if you'd like to cancel and it's been more than an hour since you ordered try contacting us and maybe it's not too late.

Wholesale availability

Please contact us for our wholesale policy details via email at felice@casco.net or through Etsy.

How do I clean brass jewelry?

Brass does tarnish and the rate of tarnishing varies depending on lots of different things that are mostly out of our control such as the amount of sulphur in the environment.
You can purchase a commercial brass cleaner like for brass household objects. There are lots of other easy home methods too.
If you google "How to clean brass jewelry" the number one easy method is soaking or brushing the jewelry in ketchup.
Apply it with a toothbrush or soft cloth, then rinse thoroughly. Avoid getting ketchup on the same types of stones as should not be used with chemical cleaners.
Create a mixture of lemon juice, baking powder, and water. Put some on a toothbrush and gently go over your brass jewelry.

How do I return or exchange a purchase?

We'd be happy to work out a return for a refund or exchange. Please contact us before returning anything so we can understand what you are returning and what you are interested in exchanging it for or if you want a refund (not including shipping.) We will give you all the details about how to return the item at that time. Thanks!