PrettyGonzo

Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Providence, Rhode Island

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Note from shop owner PrettyGonzo wishes the best to you & all our fantastic customers! The sweet wee cat is also eager to return with our handmade beaded jewelry! We are hoping to re-open soon, maybe for a limited time each month, with once-a-week shipping. We've always been fast shippers, though, & am not sure if that will disappoint. Meanwhile, I'm still working on many new beauties, including necklaces and a new line of men's pocket rosaries. Please return when our lovely Etsy shop is again open. I miss it so much, & can't wait! Thank you - & stay safe! Best wishes!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 27, 2021

PrettyGonzo wishes the best to you & all our fantastic customers! The sweet wee cat is also eager to return with our handmade beaded jewelry! We are hoping to re-open soon, maybe for a limited time each month, with once-a-week shipping. We've always been fast shippers, though, & am not sure if that will disappoint. Meanwhile, I'm still working on many new beauties, including necklaces and a new line of men's pocket rosaries. Please return when our lovely Etsy shop is again open. I miss it so much, & can't wait! Thank you - & stay safe! Best wishes!

Mary

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About PrettyGonzo

Sales 294
On Etsy since 2010

Jewelry Handmade with Care and Best Wishes!

Handmade jewelry has been my latest creative adventure! I began making jewelry as a form of physical therapy after I suffered nerve damage to my left hand. As I'm a south paw, this was not a happy event. However, I decided to approach the situation with a positive outlook, and inspired by a friend who is a jewelry artist, I began to make earrings. Soon earrings led to bracelets and then to necklaces, and I found myself immersed in the wonderful world of jewelry creating!

Now here I am, helming PrettyGonzo, which is named after a wee orange-and-white stray cat who came to my door ten winters ago, crying for food. He quickly won my heart with his sweetness, smarts, and social charm. Of course, Gonzo is a stray no longer, and as a much healthier and happier fellow now, he welcomes everyone who stops by "his" shop to nose around.

Gonzo graces my banner and my shop avatar. As you can see, he truly is a very pretty boy. :)

Two years ago, I expanded my jewelry-making by offering Catholic chaplet bracelets. My late mother was the inspiration for this. She passed away before I began making jewelry, and I've so often wished I could make something for her. Because she loved the rosary, I thought of rosary bracelets and began to imagine what she would like. Today, I have a modest line of chaplet styles and hope to expand that line considerably in the future. I always feel close to my mom when working on chaplets, and each one is a loving meditation.

PrettyGonzo is located in the Providence, Rhode Island, area.

As a matter of note: Although I opened a shop on Etsy in 2010, I listed items for only a short time before concentrating on a different venue. Thus my shop here was empty for several years. In 2015, I returned and slowly filled my Etsy shop with new handmade jewelry creations. Now, this is PrettyGonzo's main shop. Thanks for reading!

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Can you tell me more about your shipping times and methods?

I like to ship quickly, usually 1 or 2 days after payment unless it's a weekend or holiday. Please ensure your shipping address is current.

U.S. ORDERS: I ship USPS First Class w/Tracking. If you want to purchase insurance or upgrade, please contact me.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: After many years of shipping internationally, I am temporarily ceasing such shipments.

However, if you live outside the U.S. and would like to buy something, contact me. I will do what I can to help. Be aware that any tariffs, customs fees, and surcharges are paid by the buyer.

Note that shipping is now very costly for USPS First Class International, which is what I would normally use. Also, if you live in the EU, I do not have GDPR policies at the moment.

Can you explain more about your return policy?

I sincerely want you to be happy with your purchase.

Returns are accepted if you contact me within 7 days after delivery to you. I expect to receive the item no later than 2 weeks after delivery. If this timeframe is problematic for you, contact me before buying. Also, I do allow extensions for special holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day, as some people buy early, me included!

For All Items: I will refund for the purchase price minus original shipping cost.

You are responsible for return shipping with tracking (U.S.). Items should be in their original condition, with the original wrapping and packing materials. Extra items, like jewelry cards, gift bags, boxes, freebies, should be included.

What if I don't receive my item or it is damaged?

Non-receipt: I will do my very best to help you if items go astray. Tracking provides information on the item's routing to its destination, and I always ship directly from the post office rather than relying on postal pick-up. Again, please be sure that your shipping address is CURRENT.

Damage: I pack orders well to minimize any problem in this area. However, if your purchase arrives damaged, contact me immediately. I will do my very best to help.

Can you tell me about payment at PrettyGonzo?

I accept PayPal and Etsy Payments. Please be aware that even if you are not a member of PayPal, you can securely use it to pay for your purchase with a major credit card.

Payment must be made within 24 hours of purchase or the order will be cancelled.

To Rhode Islanders: Sorry to say, but by law I must apply 7% sales tax to your purchase and pass it on to "the governor."

Buyers from other states may also be charged state sales tax. In this case, your tax payment is determined and handled by Etsy, not me.

Do you accept custom orders?

Yes, I am always happy to accept a custom order! Whether or not I require a deposit, full amount, or neither will depend on the nature of the order. I have done a number of such orders elsewhere with no deposit or purchase required, as I knew I could simply add those items to my inventory if the customer decided not to purchase. (Customers always did purchase them, though.) I always show photos of custom orders to the customer.

What if I am purchasing a gift for someone?

If you are buying a gift for someone and have used that person's address for shipping, please let me know at the time of ordering - I will be happy to include a complimentary notecard in which is written whatever message you would like to send.

Of course, I am always happy to send to that person's address. Just please make sure it is CURRENT. Thank you!