nodeform

Unique sculptural jewelry handcrafted in Los Angeles.

California, United States · 561 Sales

nodeform

Unique sculptural jewelry handcrafted in Los Angeles.

California, United States 561 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Konstanze

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Last updated on Mar 7, 2016

Closed for maternity leave. I will be back early summer.

Konstanze

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Konstanze

About

Architectural inspired jewelry designs

My design background is in architecture. It influences my design progress and the aesthetic of my jewelry creations.

I studied architecture at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany and worked as an Architect for many years in Europe, Mexico and the US.

In 2005 I took a jewelry making class at a community college. Once I touched metals and tools, I instantly fell in love. I took more and more classes, bought lots of tools and practiced many different techniques. I opened my first Etsy shop end of 2008. It took some time to get it running and growing into a successful business. In 2011 I opened another Etsy shop for my wedding and engagement ring designs. https://www.etsy.com/shop/NodeformWeddings

I quit my corporate day job as an Architect on Labor Day 2011 and decided to give jewelry making my full attention. It was the best decision ever. I enjoy being my own boss and devote all my time to create my art work. I love working with my customers and bring new designs to life.

Everything you see in my Etsy shops is made by me. I don't use any help. I mostly use fabrication and lost-wax-casting techniques to create my designs with my own hands in my tiny studio. All silver and gold is cast in-house by me. I also do all wax carving, fabrication, stone setting and finishing. Even when I use new techniques such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) or CNC milling of wax models, I am still the person who makes all the decision every step of the process, who moves the computer mouse, writes the files and changes the wax cutting tools in the mill. All the casting and finishing after the CNC wax models are cut is still done by manual techniques, which often have been used since ancient times. This allows me to work closely with every piece of jewelry I create and make sure they all are made with only the highest metalsmithing standards and proper quality control procedures.

Some of my bracelet designs shown in my shop were 3D printed by Shapeways and then finished and polished by me. The original designs were modeled by me in a CAD software.

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  • Konstanze

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, Marketing, Shipping, Decision Maker

    Studied Architecture in Germany and worked as an Architect for years. Discovered jewelry design and metalsmithing in 2005 and instantly fell in love. Now this is my full time job.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2015
Hello, and thank you for visiting my jewelry shop, NODEFORM!

I strive to have your purchase safely in your hands, making you smile as quickly and painlessly as I can. All purchases come in a card board gift box.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Currently I accept Etsy direct deposit checkout and Paypal as payment.

need help checking out: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result

Because of sales tax laws, there will be sales tax added if you live in California (7.5% state tax, if you live in Los Angeles County 9% to 10% depending on your city & county tax rate).

If you need to cancel an order, no problem. Please let me know as soon as you can. If I already have started work on your custom order, there may be a 25-30% restocking fee for cancellations.
I reserve the right to refuse sales if needed.
Shipping
SHIPPING:
If the item is in stock I will ship within 3-5 business days of receipt of payment. If a ring needs to be resized allow 7 to 10 days before shipping. If this is a Made to Order purchase or custom size or design please allow about 4 to 6 weeks before shipment goes out. Processing times are also stated at the bottom of each listing.
Usually packages within the US are sent USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation and for orders over 250$ with Signature confirmation. Express shipping options are given as a option at a higher price.

NOTE: If you would like other shipping arrangements, please contact me before purchasing.

Orders will be shipped to the address you indicate during checkout.

International orders will be shipped Priority international or First Calss depending on country restrictions and item price. It that does NOT include a tracking number and takes minimum10 business days, often longer.
Delivery Confirmation is included for First-Class International and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope & Small Flat Rate Box package types going to the following countries:
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland.

If you would like extra speedy delivery with express shipping and tracking number, let me know or choose the more expensive shipping option during checkout.

Items over 600$ will be automatically sent via trackable Priority or express mail depending on country restrictions. All shipping times are estimates only. Your customs may hold up your product for several days/weeks as well.

I do not write GIFT on international packages, ANY customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer. To check what fee's you might have to expect: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation
There are countries that do not allow jewelry to be shipped. If your country falls into that category I will let you know. Please check the rules and regulations of your country's import policies. I cannot be responsible for customs opening and seizing items that you have purchased so PLEASE CHECK BEFORE PURCHASING.

Express shipping is available at an additional cost, please contact me for special requests.

Lost Items: I will help you to try locating your item. Items are shipped with insurance but please note that there is a waiting period on insurance claims before a refund can be issued.
Claims filing timelines:
For lost parcels you must wait 21 days for Domestic (US) and 45 days for International locations, except for Italy which requires 60 days.
Damage claims can be filed immediately.
Claims must be filed no later than 90 days from the shipment date.
Please contact me if a package has not arrived within these time frames.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind my work and want you to be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please notify me. You must contact me within 14 days of receiving your item if you wish to exchange or return it. It MUST be postmarked within 10 days of the initial convo stating the problem. The item must be received in it's original condition. Please note that custom made items and Made to Order rings are not always possible to return. Please contact me to see if we can work something out. No returns on custom designs and personalized rings (like engraved rings).

All ready to ship rings can be returned or exchanged as long as no resizing was requested.
Any made to order rings will incur a 25-30% re-stocking fee if returned or exchanged. The fee percentage depends on the cost of materials and labor that went into making the ring. Each piece of jewelry I make is hand carved, cast and fabricated to your specifications. Each finished ring is created requiring hours of work and commitment of materials and labor.

No returns on custom designs and personalized rings (like engraved rings). Some slightly customized rings may be returned/exchanged with a 35% - 50% restocking fee. It will depend on the style, material and size of the ring and what customization was requested. All diamond ring sales with diamonds 0.25ct and up are final since they are always considered custom orders.

REFUNDS:
I only refund the purchase amount. Shipping on either end will not be refunded. I will gladly exchange items but new shipping will apply. I will refund you within 48 hours of receiving the product in unused original condition. I reserve the right to apply a restocking fee (see above) for returned items if they were customized in any way to your specifications. This is to cover my fees, shipping insurance, new material costs, overhead etc. Please see instructions for save return below.

EXCHANGES:
If the wrong size was ordered and if it can be resized, it will be done free of charge once. Not all rings can be resized easily without damaging the integrity or put stress on the stone. If a new ring needs to be made in those cases or for up-sizing a ring more than 2 sizes, there is a $20 - $80 charge depending on material, style, etc. The buyer will pay shipping for both the return and the resending of the package.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNS/EXCHANGES.
1. Contact me first to get return authorized and to receive return address.
2. Please insure the returned item during transit and purchase delivery confirmation or other tracking as appropriate. I take no responsibility for items you mailed if they get lost or damaged.
3. Returned items WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED unless packaged in a cardboard box or min a padded envelope.
4. Item MUST be wrapped in tissue, bubble wrap or other padding material to keep it from moving in the box. Alternatively use the small gift box the ring was shipped in. Package it well so it does not get knocked around during transport.
5. A piece of paper with your name, return address, phone number and email must be placed IN THE BOX with your item. For resizing please also note the ring size you need on this paper. If you found the ring size using the plastic ring sizers included in your original purchase, feel free to include the one that fits best in the return package. It does help with getting the size correct.
Items not conforming to the above WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, and will be returned to sender unopened.

Returns MUST BE TRACKED if you're within the U.S. You can easily create a shipping label using this link in PayPal:
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now
For your own protection please insure your package. I recommend buying third party insurance: http://www.shipsurance.com/
Or you can go to the post office and get all the services right there. It usually cost a bit more at the post office.
Additional policies and FAQs
PRECIOUS METALS:
If you want to know more about the precious metal options I have available, please check out my blog post: http://nodeform.blogspot.com/2012/01/precious-metal-options.html

All of the precious metals I use have been recycled or refined to be ready for reuse. I do my best to avoiding conflict and banned gemstones.

CUSTOM ORDERS:
Unfortunately at this time I am not accepting custom projects using customer provided gemstones or diamonds for liability and insurance reasons.
I am open for custom projects only if I am not busy at the time and can actually do the job. They can be fun. It's often possible to make slight changes to the designs I already offer to fit to your needs. Since I am creating every ring from scratch I am able to alternate the design to make it your very personal ring. Customizations will often add time to the making process.

ENGRAVING:
Most rings that have a flat shank wider than 2.5mm can be engraved on the inside. Comfort fit bands can be be engraved if wider than 3.5mm. The narrower the ring the smaller the font will be. Engraving will be done with a laser engraver. Most true type fonts that you have on your computer can be used including numbers and some symbols. Maximum numbers of letters depends on ring size and selected font. In most cases up to 25 letters is possible.
Cost: per ring 35$, for ring set 60$
Engraving adds 7 to 10 days to your turnaround time.
See an example here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/78075322/white-pearl-18kt-palladium-white-gold
Once a ring has been engraved it cannot be returned or exchanged for a different size. All engraved ring sales are final.

RING SIZING:
Please make sure of your ring size before ordering. This is best done either by a jewelry store with calibrated metal ring sizers of the same width as the ring you are ordering. You can also order one of my ring plastic ring sizers if you can't make it to a store but those are not as accurate as metal sizers. https://www.etsy.com/listing/106577180/snap-out-plastic-ring-sizer-and-zip-tie Printing out something from a website or measuring the circumference with a string or paper strip tends to not be correct. It is better to err on the side of slightly too small than too large. If for any reason a ring you ordered does not fit, please contact me and we will work something out. Most rings I am selling can not easily be sized by me especially if it has a stone set. Usually I would have to make a new ring in the new size. Some can be sized with a laser welder.

If you know your size in a different international measuring system, refer to this handy online ring size converter. http://www.onlineconversion.com/ring_size.htm
I base my sizes on these dimensions.

Please note that ring comfort depends also on the shape and width of the ring. Wider bands tend to feel tighter than narrower ones of the same size. If you size a finger with narrow sizers, then a wide band made for that finger will need to be a little larger in size in order to fit the same. How much larger depends on the person, but an 1/8 to a 1/4 size is common.
Here are a few steps to make your measurement more accurate:

* When measuring, keep in mind that each finger could have a different size, so don't presume that a ring that fits your left ring finger will also fit your right ring finger.
* Measure when your hands are warm, not cold.
* Make sure the measurement you choose easily fits over your knuckle.

More info on sizing see here: http://nodeform.blogspot.com/2012/04/ring-sizing.html

WARRANTIES: see http://nodeform.com/pages/warranties

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