PreciousPastimes

Antique. Upcycled. Vintage. Jewelry. Art. Supplies.

Astoria, Oregon On Etsy since 2008

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PreciousPastimes

Antique. Upcycled. Vintage. Jewelry. Art. Supplies.

Astoria, Oregon | 4,698 Sales

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Announcement    ♥ After years of collecting, it's time to let go of lots of lovely treasures, and pass them on for others to enjoy.
Here you will find mixed media art supplies, vintage elements, collectibles, upcycled jewelry, and other accessories handcrafted with rustic charm and a vintage vibe.

I do my best to describe all items accurately, but I'm not an expert in every category.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have PRIOR TO PURCHASE.
All sales are final. All items are sold as-is and are not returnable or refundable.
Please contact me if I can be of assistance with your order.

♥ Go green . . . buy vintage . . . the past makes the perfect present! ♥

Please visit my inspirational jewelry shop, Zen Living Arts to find metal, crystal and gemstone jewelry infused with the healing power of Reiki.
www.ZenLivingArts.com

From My Anahata (Sanskrit: अनाहत Heart) Chakra to yours . . .
🙏 Namaste

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Last updated on May 18, 2020

♥ After years of collecting, it's time to let go of lots of lovely treasures, and pass them on for others to enjoy.
Here you will find mixed media art supplies, vintage elements, collectibles, upcycled jewelry, and other accessories handcrafted with rustic charm and a vintage vibe.

I do my best to describe all items accurately, but I'm not an expert in every category.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have PRIOR TO PURCHASE.
All sales are final. All items are sold as-is and are not returnable or refundable.
Please contact me if I can be of assistance with your order.

♥ Go green . . . buy vintage . . . the past makes the perfect present! ♥

Please visit my inspirational jewelry shop, Zen Living Arts to find metal, crystal and gemstone jewelry infused with the healing power of Reiki.
www.ZenLivingArts.com

From My Anahata (Sanskrit: अनाहत Heart) Chakra to yours . . .
🙏 Namaste

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About PreciousPastimes

Sales 4,698
On Etsy since 2008

Reduce ♥ Reuse ♥ Reclaim ♥ Repurpose ♥ Relove

I love vintage for many reasons, namely:
* I endeavor to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible.
* Older items are often better made, and their history makes them unique.
* Part of the pleasure of working with vintage elements - aside from their beauty - is knowing that I'm helping to lessen the impact on the earth, as well as providing a connection to the past.

I am proud to be a part of the handmade ethos, and honored that you are shopping with me.
Each piece of jewelry is created with high quality materials and much attention to detail.

I'm also destashing an abundance of jewelry supplies, art and craft supplies, unique found objects, upcycled elements, vintage collectibles, altered clothing, antiques, flea market finds, and miscellaneous bits and pieces from my personal stash.
After a lifetime of crafting, collecting, and dealing, I'm downsizing.
Time to let go of lots of wonderful things, and pass them on for others to enjoy.

Precious Pastimes is a one-woman artisan operation located in the small historic town of Astoria, OR.
Supporting small business promotes self-reliance, sustainability, creativity and diversity. When you support an independent seller like me, you are helping a family put food on the table and pay the bills. Thank you ~ your patronage is much appreciated!

Follow me to get a look behind the scenes, be the first to preview newly listed items, and hear about special promotions.
www.facebook.com/PreciousPastimes

Please visit my inspirational jewelry shop, Zen Living Arts to find metal, crystal and gemstone jewelry infused with the healing power of Reiki.
www.ZenLivingArts.com
www.facebook.com/ZenLivingArts

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  • Jen

    Owner, Mixed Media Artist

    Each item is sourced, designed, created, photographed, listed, packaged and shipped by me with much tlc. I strive to delight my customers with quality, beauty, and an all around positive experience.

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Last updated on Oct 10, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Processing time

Most orders are processed and shipped out within 1-5 business days.
Processing time for custom orders may take longer.
Shipping upgrades are available at check out if you need rush delivery.
Please contact me through Etsy if you have any questions.
I always do my best to answer messages within 24 hours.

Shipping upgrades

If you would like to have your item shipped via Priority Mail or Express Mail, simply choose the shipping upgrade option when you check out.
* Priority Mail:
The delivery estimate provided by USPS is 2-3 business days within the U.S.
* Express Mail:
The delivery estimate provided by USPS is 1-2 business days (usually overnight to most areas) within the United States.
This requires a special trip to the post office, and their deadline is noon (Oregon time) Monday - Friday.
I work full time, so please contact me prior to purchase to make arrangements ahead of time.

Shipping address, insurance and security

All shipping labels are printed electronically using the shipping address you've provided. Please make sure it is correct prior to checking out.
If a package is returned to me as undeliverable, no refund will be given. Additional shipping fees will be required if you want me to mail it out again to a different address.
If you do not have a secure mailbox, please have your package delivered to a work address.
Package theft is on the rise, and it's not just during the holidays.
After your package is delivered to the post office, I am not responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged in shipping.
For your protection, high value orders will require a signature on delivery.

International shipping and customs information

Import fees, duties, taxes, and tariffs are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyers responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying from a U.S. seller.
THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR UK BUYERS!
You should be prepared for the possibility of paying VAT plus a Royal Mail fee upon receipt.
These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight or shipping company or when you pick the item up. Please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
Knowing the prohibited and restricted items to your country is your responsibility as the buyer.

Returns, refunds, and damaged shipments

If I've made a mistake, a full refund of the purchase price and outgoing shipping will be given within thirty days of receipt of returned item.
If an item is damaged during shipment, in order to facilitate an insurance claim I will require photos of the damage before a refund can be given.
Refunds are given only as long as item is received in original condition, including all packaging.
Customers who return items without a tracking number do so at their own risk; items lost or damaged during shipping are the buyer's responsibility.

Handmade vintage assemblage and upcycled jewelry

Many of my designs are made up of components that are decades old, or were intended for a purpose other than how we are using them today - this is what makes them unique and special.
Please understand that I cannot warranty antique and vintage items.
This is no different than if you were purchasing a piece from an antiques shop, estate sale or auction.
Vintage elements show obvious age including patina, imperfections, and varying finishes due to the passage of time and usage - this adds to their charm and is part of the appeal of vintage jewelry.
Old age can also make these pieces quite fragile in some cases.
Please keep this in mind before purchasing, and treat your one-of-a-kind treasure with care.

Handmade pledge

Each one of the jewelry creations in this gallery has been designed and handcrafted by me with much attention to detail.
As a reputable artisan, I stand behind my workmanship. If there is a problem with your item, please contact me BEFORE leaving a review, and I will work to make it right.
Should the item fail to be in good working order, I will, at my option, repair or replace it at no charge, provided that it has not been subjected to abuse, misuse, accident, or a disaster.
Please understand that I cannot be held responsible for circumstances which are beyond my control.

Wholesale availability

Thank you for your interest in my work, but I don't have a wholesale or consignment program at this time. Each piece is handcrafted by me, and I am not able to produce a sufficient volume to support a discount program.

Copyright and intellectual property policy

© Precious Pastimes 2008 and beyond. All rights reserved.
This shop contains material which is owned by Precious Pastimes.
This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, artwork, images, photographs, and descriptions, and may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed without permission. Written text is not public domain and is fully protected. Copying is plagiarism and considered theft of intellectual property under the law.
All incidents of copyright and intellectual property infringement will be treated seriously and reported to Etsy's Legal Department in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.