PreciousViolet

Precious Violet - hand crafted wearable art jewellery

Grimsargh, United Kingdom

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Announcement    A bit about me - working from my small studio at home in the village of Grimsargh, on the edge of the Ribble Valley, I have been creating hand crafted jewellery since 2008. From humble beginnings I have now had many pieces of work published, both in on - line publications and in Jewelry Affaire. I'm also a regular member of the international Earrings Everyday blog team, and sell all over the world.

I use only the most beautiful components, often with unique artisan beads and metalwork, sourced very carefully. I try to use Fair Trade products wherever I can. I am crazy about colour, and spend hours planning pieces that will emphasise the beauty of the beads I buy, so I hope you like them too. I rarely make the same piece twice; many of the beads I buy are unique, and life's too short, so pieces that are described as OOAK (one of a kind) are guaranteed to be so. I refuse to be pinned down to a particular style of work so you can expect an eclectic collection here!

I enjoy working in close partnership with other local artists; Lucy Haslam of Faerystones makes much of the metalwork I use to my design. Helen Backhouse, an artist friend working from her studio near Clitheroe, designs in polymer clay and precious metals using moulds made from natural objects in her garden. Her wonderful eye for colour adds much to my designs and we have exhibited joint work in the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

Finally, a word about reserves, and custom orders. I don't ask for payment in advance for custom orders, as I like to make sure my customers are happy with the result, but I do expect that they will be purchased promptly when ready. With reserves, I am happy to reserve for a few days or to the end of a month to fit with paydays. But please - if you let me down on either count, there will be no future grace.

Most of my work is by commission, so if you would like to discuss a custom made item using a fabric swatch or photo do contact me - or even better, if you live near Grimsargh call round for a coffee, and help design your own!

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Last updated on May 4, 2021

A bit about me - working from my small studio at home in the village of Grimsargh, on the edge of the Ribble Valley, I have been creating hand crafted jewellery since 2008. From humble beginnings I have now had many pieces of work published, both in on - line publications and in Jewelry Affaire. I'm also a regular member of the international Earrings Everyday blog team, and sell all over the world.

I use only the most beautiful components, often with unique artisan beads and metalwork, sourced very carefully. I try to use Fair Trade products wherever I can. I am crazy about colour, and spend hours planning pieces that will emphasise the beauty of the beads I buy, so I hope you like them too. I rarely make the same piece twice; many of the beads I buy are unique, and life's too short, so pieces that are described as OOAK (one of a kind) are guaranteed to be so. I refuse to be pinned down to a particular style of work so you can expect an eclectic collection here!

I enjoy working in close partnership with other local artists; Lucy Haslam of Faerystones makes much of the metalwork I use to my design. Helen Backhouse, an artist friend working from her studio near Clitheroe, designs in polymer clay and precious metals using moulds made from natural objects in her garden. Her wonderful eye for colour adds much to my designs and we have exhibited joint work in the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

Finally, a word about reserves, and custom orders. I don't ask for payment in advance for custom orders, as I like to make sure my customers are happy with the result, but I do expect that they will be purchased promptly when ready. With reserves, I am happy to reserve for a few days or to the end of a month to fit with paydays. But please - if you let me down on either count, there will be no future grace.

Most of my work is by commission, so if you would like to discuss a custom made item using a fabric swatch or photo do contact me - or even better, if you live near Grimsargh call round for a coffee, and help design your own!

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About PreciousViolet

Sales 715
On Etsy since 2012

It's in the genes....

My mother made jewellery....I make jewellery. Sometimes I use her beautiful vintage beads.That's how it works!

Eventually you make too much to give away or to wear yourself and you have to sell it to feed your bead habit. I love selling on Etsy as my jewellery has reached so many places in the world that I will never visit.

From humble beginnings in 2008, I've now had several pieces of work published in Jewelry Affaire and am a regular member of the international Earrings Everyday blog team. Life is good!

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  • Lindsay

    Owner, Maker, Designer, And Sweeper Up Of Dropped Beads.

    Married to a GOM (grumpy old man), what can a girl do but take up a hobby? I named my hobby which flourished into a business after my elder grandaughter Violet (beautiful but a madam). Making beautiful jewellery is now an obsession. Enough said.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2020
Welcome to Precious Violet and thank you for taking the time to look at my work.
How did I arrive here? Well, in 2007, whilst looking for jewellery to match my own mother of the bride outfit and being disappointed by the lack of originality and the poor quality of what was on offer on the high street, I decided to make my own using vintage beads left to me by my own mother, who used to collect and remodel vintage jewellery as a hobby after her retirement. I was seriously bitten by the beading bug! Now retired myself, I have established my business, named for my beautiful elder granddaughter Violet, to bring you the same quality and originality that I was seeking. I don't have a particular style - nor do I want to, as I like to try out new things all the time, source new bead makers and precious metal findings, and I am continually developing. What you will find are gorgeous beads, often unique, hand made by British or worldwide artisan beadmakers, complemented by findings in silver (fair trade wherever possible) copper, vermeil and now beautiful bronze.
If you have any questions at all then please drop me an email.

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Member of Professional Crafter's Guild

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
Returns and exchange details
If you are not happy with your purchase then please contact me within 3 days of receipt to discuss. If it needs resizing it will be done. If you really don't like it then I will refund your purchase price upon receipt of the item. Please be aware before purchase that PC monitors do differ and the colours you see may differ very slightly. What you usually find with jewellery, however, is that it is far more beautiful in real life as the detail, depth of the colours, and sparkle are never truly replicated in a photograph.
If you do have concerns, then please contact me before leaving negative feedback and I will do all I can to ensure your satisfaction. I have had nothing but perfect customer feedback so far and don't want this to change!
Payment
Payments are accepted through Paypal, credit or debit card within 2 days of your purchase. If payments are not made by the third day items will be re-listed and the sale cancelled. If you would prefer to pay by cheque I am happy to accept them and items will be posted upon clearance - UK only, I'm afraid, as the bank charges on foreign cheques are outrageous. Other arrangements can be made on an individual basis. I'm usually happy to reserve items for a while, maybe to the end of the month. Etsy gift cards are also welcome.
Shipping
Postage costs bug me greatly - especially when people use them to bump up artificially low prices, so I have, over the years, learned to refine my packaging to be able to offer free worldwide postage. I'll recycle packaging wherever possible (bubblewrap, tissue paper, padded envelopes, outer boxes) but your piece will come in a beautiful new gift box with my Violet logo, made from recycled card and fitting large letter postage size to save costs. All items will be sent first class post. If you require special delivery (which you will need to pay for) please convo me to arrange.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my jewellery is guaranteed for my lifetime - ok, you say , so I am 69 but have plenty of life left in me yet! - so if you break it by accident I will be happy to repair it, if possible. Some repairs will incur a cost, so please message me beforehand for an estimate. I am also happy to remodel jewellery using artbeads, which will last a lifetime if looked after well, if you still love the beads but subsequently want a 'new look'. I particularly love to design jewellery around an outfit if provided with a good quality photo and/or a fabric swatch to ensure a perfect match.
And if you live within calling distance of Grimsargh, pop in, have a coffee and help design your own (you can choose your own beads - my stash has reached embarrassing proportions!)