PreciousViolet

Precious Violet - hand crafted wearable art jewellery

Grimsargh, United Kingdom · 271 Sales

PreciousViolet

Precious Violet - hand crafted wearable art jewellery

Grimsargh, United Kingdom 271 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(144)

Announcement   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. Since then I have had many pieces of work published in various on - line Jewellery Magazines. I now 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, has recently been designing polymer clay work using moulds made from natural objects in her garden. Her wonderful eye for colour adds much to my designs and you will often find a selection of our 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 my customers to be 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. Sadly, it's happening too often now that people ask to reserve my newest work then don't return for weeks while I am aware they are purchasing from others who are less patient. The jewellery world is small, and we all talk to each other, so please don't play this game.

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.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 23, 2017

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. Since then I have had many pieces of work published in various on - line Jewellery Magazines. I now 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, has recently been designing polymer clay work using moulds made from natural objects in her garden. Her wonderful eye for colour adds much to my designs and you will often find a selection of our 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 my customers to be 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. Sadly, it's happening too often now that people ask to reserve my newest work then don't return for weeks while I am aware they are purchasing from others who are less patient. The jewellery world is small, and we all talk to each other, so please don't play this game.

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.

Lindsay Philipson

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Lindsay Philipson

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(144)
liz tierney

liz tierney on Mar 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Another pair of beauties for my collection - great service as usual from this very talented lady! Colours are wonderful. Love them!

Ann Coleman

Ann Coleman on Mar 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second purchase from Precious Violet. I was drawn by the beautiful floral lampwork focal. The colours and subject of this bracelet remind me of a vintage painted silk. Lindsay adjusted this to my size and retained the balance of colours and bead shapes. Pretty, feminine and comfortable to wear. The fact that I have a OOAK piece is a bonus. Gift wrapped. Perfect shopping experience. Thank you to Lindsay (Kristin Louthan and Lucy Haslam).

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About

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 places in the world that I will never visit. But locally, I was fed up with expensive, cold, ill planned craft fairs with cheap imported junk masquerading as hand crafted, so I set up my own creative group with 6 like minded friends. www.facebook.com/theDesignPlatform. It works, and we love it.

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    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.

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Last updated on April 11, 2016
Welcome to Precious Violet and thank you for taking the time to look at my work.
How did I arrive here? Well, over eight years ago now, 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 old 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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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 all I ask is a contribution of £1.50 towards the cost of the first item and 30p an item thereafter if you are in the UK, a little more for posting abroad. I'll recycle packaging wherever possible (bubblewrap, padded envelopes, outer boxes) but your piece will come in a beautiful new gift box. All items will be sent first class post. If you require special delivery please convo me to arrange.
Refunds and Exchanges
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!
Additional policies and FAQs
All my jewellery is guaranteed for my lifetime - ok, you say , so I am 65 but have plenty of life left in me yet! - so if you break it by accident it will be repaired. 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 Preston, pop in, have a coffee and help design your own (you can pick your own beads - my stash has reached embarrassing proportions!)