prestonjewelry

valerie preston design

Los Gatos, California 11 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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prestonjewelry

valerie preston design

Los Gatos, California | 11 Sales

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About prestonjewelry

Sales 11
On Etsy since 2009

Valerie Preston's Personal Artisan Journey

So here is a little about me and my journey...

I honestly started in the third grade making woven seed-beaded bracelets on a loom I had received for Christmas that year. After that, my life has always been centered around my love of making jewelry!

I went on to graduate from the University of Kansas in 2007 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Metals and Jewelry Design from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in 3D CAD Jewelry Design.

Right after graduation, I was hired on to work as a custom CAD jewelry designer at Jewelry By Design in Kansas City, under the guidance of my professor Phil Voetsch.

I then ventured out into the world of owning my own artisan jewelry business, Preston Jewelry around October of 2009, and opened my Etsy shop in Dec, 2009.

2009 was also when I really began experimenting and developing my unique woven/pmc fusion technique and CAD designs. Through my creations, I have been invited and exhibited in art shows around the country.

Next, after following my tech-genius husband to Silicon Valley in 2011, I fell in love with the town of Los Gatos and established a store front at 151 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Currently it is run solely by myself (with a little help from my hubby on the weekends).

So yeah, I am doing well, loving what I do, and feel really blessed to be living my childhood dream!

Shop members

  • Valerie Preston

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    You can find more of my work at www.prestonjewelry.com :)

Production partners

  • Precious Metal Casting Company

    River Edge, NJ

    Currently partnering with this company for their services in prototyping and casting of most of my sterling 3D CAD jewelry designs.

  • Fine Jewelry Manufacturer

    Lafayette, LA

    Partners with me for Prototyping, Casting and Stone Setting in my high-end 3D CAD Designs.

  • Laser Welder

    Los Gatos, CA

    I get my fused forms and jump rings lasered at a shop down the street from me. Laser welding my forms helps the joints to hold through the kiln firing process where soldered joints fail, and don't hold up to the high firing/fusion temps.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 29, 2014
Welcome to Preston Jewelry!

This shop features the artisan jewelry designs of Valerie Preston.

"As a true artisan, my soul will never be satisfied with imitation alone. Imitation creates only a desperate yearning for something more. My jewelry designs come very intuitively to me, flowing out of me almost as if they are demanding to be born into existence. So I have no choice. I am a creator, and therefore have to create." ~Valerie Preston

Join Valerie on facebook: www.facebook.com/valerieprestondesign

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
If you are not 100% happy with your purchase, I will do everything I can to make things right. If no solution can be found with exchanging or fixing an item to your liking, I will gladly offer in store credit or a refund on your purchase. Keep in mind, major changes such as resizing or altering may come at an additional cost.

To qualify for a refund or exchange, you must return the item in perfect sell-able condition (same condition as it arrived to you in) within 7 days after you receive it, with a detailed explanation of why you are unhappy with your purchase. I do not refund shipping charges and the buyer is responsible for the return shipping cost as well.

All custom orders are final.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! I am happy to answer any questions you may have and will respond in a timely manner.
Payment
Payment is to be made at the time of purchase.
Preston Jewelry accepts the following forms of payment:

~Major credit cards/ direct checkout
~Paypal
~Etsy Gift Cards

For additional information on checking out, I've attached some helpful links below:

How to use PayPal on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/224

How to use Direct Checkout on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Shipping
All items are shipped through USPS Priority Mail with tracking numbers.

Unless marked otherwise, I ship every finished order within three business days.

Delivery Times:
within USA: 2-3 business days (tracking is included)
International: 1-6 weeks (no tracking information)
*During Christmas season, packages can be severely delayed.

International Orders:
Depending on where you are located, it may take anywhere between one to six weeks to receive your package. There is no tracking once your package leaves the US. Also, be aware that you are responsible for any VAT / Custom fee that your local government may charge associated with your purchase. Refused packages rarely make it back to me and I would encourage you not to do this. Please contact your post office to check on import charges before purchasing an item.

Rush Deliveries: Please contact me before purchasing. I will do my best to get your order to you as soon as you need it.

*Christmas ordering deadline is December 1. Message me before purchasing if it is past this date!

*Important for PayPal payments: I ship to the shipping address listed in PayPal, only. Please make sure that your shipping address is up to date in PayPal before you pay. PayPal is very strict and requires its vendors to ship to the shipping address listed in your PayPal account (regardless of the address listed in your Etsy account)!
Additional policies and FAQs
Packaging: All items are shipped in a jewelry box with a bow. Perfect for gift-giving!

WHOLESALE: Wholesale purchases are available to qualifying retailers. Please contact me if you would like more information.