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Announcement    Welcome! Best way to see my shop is to click on each SECTION (see navigation bar on left). I LOVE doing custom gifts. Let me know if there's a particular word from the dictionary that you'd like to see in a pendant!


Welcome! Best way to see my shop is to click on each SECTION (see navigation bar on left). I LOVE doing custom gifts. Let me know if there's a particular word from the dictionary that you'd like to see in a pendant!


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Martha Cole

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On Etsy since 2008

It started with my aunt's 1947 college dictionary...

...that I discovered at my parent's house. I fell in love with the old graphics and the old fonts, and decided to make pendants from some of the pictures. It was fun to see what was in the dictionary and what WASN'T in the dictionary!

In 2012, after I'd been through several very difficult years full of incredible stress and profound grief, I began making pendants with dictionary words like hope, joy, persevere, etc. I had emerged from a very dark time with a new sense of clarity about what really mattered to me... and what I wanted to let go of. This was a real gift that allowed me to begin living a more authentic life, and for that I am grateful. I make these little pendants for my sista-friends to remind you that better days are ahead. As cliche as it sounds, there really IS light after darkness... and as my favorite songwriter Jason Mraz says..."the absence of the light is a necessary part." (from 93 Million Miles)

Customers do sometimes ask for specific words (and maps, too), and I'm always happy to make those, too. Sometimes they end up being one of the most popular ones in the shop! Let me know if there's a word you'd like to see in a pendant!

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  • Martha Cole


    I'm a compulsive found-object crafter, doodler, writer, poet, calligrapher, former English teacher, and mother of two amazing girls (both profoundly creative in their own ways)... and I have a weakness for old dusty books.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
I love making fun, unique and affordable jewelry and housewares using humble materials in creative ways. I especially love repurposing, upcycling, and found object art. You can read more about me by clicking Profile in the box on the right.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are satisfied with your purchase, I hope you will provide my shop with positive feedback. I will provide buyers with positive feedback as well. Feedback is very important to me!

If you are not satisfied with a purchase, please contact me so that we can work out a solution. I have lots of happy repeat customers and I want you to be one, too!

Returns must be made within 14 days of receipt of your item. Returns may only be made with authorization from me if we are unable to resolve the problem together. Shipping is non-refundable.

For any customer satisfaction matter or for returns or exchanges, first contact me by clicking the "Contact" link on the right.
Paypal is quick, easy and efficient, and allows you to pay through your bank account or credit cards without me seeing your information. It also lets me ship your item immediately.
I also take money orders and personal checks. If paying by check, I'll ship after the check clears.

If I am shipping to Texas, I am required to add 6.5% sales tax. If I am shipping to Austin, I am required to add 8.125% sales tax.

If you need to cancel an order, please contact me immediately and within 24 hours. Payment is required within 3 days of purchase. If you need more time than that, or have any other questions about payment, contact me by clicking Contact in the box on the right.
I ship 3X weekly by USPS First Class mail using padded envelopes. You can request an upgrade to USPS Priority Mail by contacting me. I include shipping insurance free for orders over $100. I will be happy to gift wrap your order for a $5 fee.

Austin buyers may contact me to arrange local pickup.
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Sales from my shop support Street Youth Ministry, which serves homeless youth in Austin. See to learn more about this awesome organization.