Petaluna

Handmade Metal and Gemstone Keepsake Jewelry

Detroit, Michigan | 255 Sales

Petaluna

Handmade Metal and Gemstone Keepsake Jewelry

Detroit, Michigan 255 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Traditional artisan metalwork and beaded jewelry, little treasures handmade one-at-a-time with careful attention to detail. Find me also at Petaluna Jewelry Design on Facebook and Instagram!

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2018

Traditional artisan metalwork and beaded jewelry, little treasures handmade one-at-a-time with careful attention to detail. Find me also at Petaluna Jewelry Design on Facebook and Instagram!

Diane

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The beginning of a big statement ring. Began as earrings! Serendipity.
I have a huge hoard of design stamps, but acquired some special new ones recently that have sparked some fun new ideas.
Some new sapphires for hire! If my pink sapphire lotus ring currently available isn't your size, or you prefer a different stone or border, we have multiple options. :) Pendants, too!

About

Hammering away in the studio....

I’ve always been more focused on the micro-world; textures, tiny precious things, the universe under our feet, and objects from nature and urban life that fit in the palm of the hand for contemplation. I've been making stuff as long as I can remember, and I can't imagine a non-creative life, it always comes out somewhere.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit and studied drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, but ultimately felt pulled toward metalsmithing and jewelry design because I love the intimacy and scale of small, personal and precious objects worn on the body, and the way humans have been decorating themselves across time and cultures.

I like to see the mark of the maker in handcrafted jewelry, though I have a leaning toward “refined rustic” because I’m still a bit of a detail freak when it comes to finishes. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but I'm often drawn to Eastern motifs, antique textiles and botanicals, and I like incorporating stones, beads, old and ancient things, and found objects in both delicate and bolder statement jewelry. A recent interest in turquoise, Native American design stamps, and larger stones has taken me in a new direction, as well. Always in evolution, as it should be.

I hope you find something here that you love!

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    I enjoy the creative process, and I REALLY love manipulating metal and making jewelry!

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Last updated on May 25, 2018
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are not happy with your item(s) for any reason. The item(s) must be returned in original condition within 2 weeks of delivery for a refund or exchange. Refunds will be processed promptly once I've received the jewelry intact, less shipping. Please re-pack carefully to prevent damage, and I recommend that you insure the package, as I cannot be responsible for a return that is lost or damaged in the mail on its way back to me. I like U-Pic as a less expensive alternative to the USPS insurance fees, though if you decide to insure through U-Pic or another independent 3rd party company, please make sure your shipment meets their requirements for proof of mailing. I will say that to this point I've had no returns and happy customers, so hopefully I'm doing something right. ;)
Payment
You can use your credit or debit card through Etsy checkout or any Paypal option you choose. Please note that I'm required to add sales tax for Michigan residents, which will automatically calculate at checkout.
Shipping
Your jewelry will ship gift boxed by First Class U.S. mail with Delivery Confirmation unless otherwise noted in the item listing. If you wish to upgrade to Priority Mail or Express Mail, please convo for an adjusted invoice, preferably before checking out.

All jewelry and packaging comes to you from a smoke-free studio.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that your country may charge taxes and import duties on your purchase, which is out of my hands and a buyer's responsibility. They are different for every country, and unfortunately it's impossible for me to know what those costs might be. There are some online calculators that might help you get an idea if you don't know your import fees: Here is one: http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Additional policies and FAQs
CARE AND CLEANING OF YOUR JEWELRY:

Please don't wear your jewelry in the shower, swimming, etc. Silver and other metal jewelry, including my pieces with the antique French steel beads, will store best in air-tight containers, away from moisture and humidity. Ziploc bags are not glamorous, but work very well to significantly slow the natural oxidation process. A polishing cloth pre-charged with a fine polishing compound can be used to buff the surface of silver and other metal, but gently on items that have a decorative "antiqued" patina, particularly in the recessed areas, and best to avoid the gemstones. For pieces set with cabochon stones, especially the transparent and semi-transparent variety, I recommend avoiding submerging in any liquid to avoid the possibility of water working its way behind a stone.

If you have a damage or breakage issue with your jewelry, please convo. I will do repairs free of charge if your jewelry fails under normal wear (meaning you take reasonably good care of your jewelry and don't abuse it). For damage beyond normal wear (breakage from cute little grabbing baby fists, yanked to bits in a bar fight, left it on the train tracks, etc.), I will do my best to attempt repair if it's fixable, but depending on the extent of damage and missing parts, there would be fees for part replacement and labor in that case. For the record, I've only had to do one repair, and that was a leather necklace worn 24/7, including in the shower, which I don't recommend.

CUSTOM ORDER POLICIES:

At this time I'm not generally taking custom orders, although small variations on existing designs might be possible, and you can always inquire. Most of my rings with stones cannot be resized, but if you see a design you love, feel free to ask about a replication or a similar ring. Most commercial jewelers have the proper equipment for resizing should you wish to purchase a ring already made to a specific size. Some bands lend themselves better than others to resizing.

ABOUT RING SIZING:

Custom sized ring orders - it's important we know your size, and I use several industry charts and digital caliper measurement to achieve standard sizes. There may be a bit of play with a quarter size in either direction. For wide (1/2 inch average) bands, I recommend ordering 1/4 to 1/2 size larger from your normal size, possibly more depending on your personal anatomy, since they will feel tighter than thin bands. One thing to take into consideration is whether your fingers tend to swell with seasons or hormonal changes, and your rings may fit differently at different times. If you are at all unsure of your ring size, I recommending having it checked at a local jeweler for both narrow and wide bands. This is much more reliable than printed paper cutouts, but you can also purchase a plastic ring sizer for a small fee from my shop. Finishing a ring to your specific size is considered a non-refundable custom order unless discussed otherwise.

WHOLESALE INQUIRIES:

I do occasionally wholesale some of my jewelry, though at this time I am not scaled to do it volume. Please convo if you have a brick and mortar store and are interested in wholesale purchasing.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

1. Personal information
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Diane Townsley, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at petaluna [!at] comcast.net or send me a convo through Etsy.