Quirk Handcrafted Jewelry by Jess Dinkelacker

Marlborough, Massachusetts · 48 Sales


Quirk Handcrafted Jewelry by Jess Dinkelacker

Marlborough, Massachusetts 48 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Nov 18, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Oct 25, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

UBER-FAST delivery!! Thanks, Jess! They're beautiful.

Anonymous on Sep 15, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous item and outstanding service!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 8, 2011
Each piece of copper and sterling silver jewelry is handcrafted with oodles of creative thought and care. I only use the best quality products in my Quirk Handcrafted Jewelry by Jess.

I hope that you enjoy the jewelry as much as I enjoy making it. If so, help ensure that I can continue to stick around and create more handcrafted jewelry. SING my praises and tell your friends. Even in this age of technology, I never underestimate, and APPRECIATE, the power of "word-of-mouth" advertising.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I accept PayPal for payment. You may use your credit/debit card through PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Need help with the check out? Copy & paste the following link in your url box: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/

Payment is due at the time of the order.
If I don't receive your payment within 24 hours of your order, I reserve the right to cancel your order and re-list the items for sale to other Etsy buyers.

Custom orders or adjustments will only be completed after payment is received and ALL CUSTOM SALES ARE FINAL.

Please contact me if you require flexibility with these time-frames, as they are meant to help keep me on track with inventory and production.

Print your confirmation from Esty as this will be your receipt.
All items are shipped Priority Mail via USPS and should arrive within 2-3 business days. I am not responsible for shipping errors.

If you live in the Marlborough, MA area, please contact me and we can arrange a pick-up/delivery and save you money on the shipping.

I am now shipping internationally using Priority Mail International. Although my current shipping is set up for United States only, I can revise orders to ship internationally. Simply contact me about an international order to get individualized shipping. To see the international cost by country please refer to the following link http://www.usps.com/prices/priority-mail-international-prices.htm#cz

I will ship your order to the address you specify on the Etsy order, so please be sure that your PayPal address matches.

Items will be shipped within 1-2 business days for all items already in stock. However, if the item is custom, I will ship 1-5 days after payment is received. I generally ship every day (Monday - Friday).

Please contact me if you would like expedited shipping and I will try to accommodate you as best I can.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer service and satisfaction is very important to me. Please contact me if there is a problem with your order and I will do my best to resolve any concerns.

If you make a purchase from my shop I will be happy to leave feedback for you. If you are pleased with your item, I would appreciate your leaving feedback for me as well, as it lets other customers know what to expect when they make a purchase from Quirk.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are buying a piece of jewelry as a gift, contact me to gift-wrap your purchase.

I try to make and ship orders out between 1-5 business days. Some pieces are more intricate than others, such as long necklaces or specialized bracelet designs, and may require the full time. It all depends on the amount of orders I receive. I will fill orders on a first come, first serve basis.

Please feel free to contact me if you see a piece that you would like to have customized for you (different ring size, different earring hooks, different color options, etc).

I also welcome any wholesale and Alchemy inquiries.

Copper and Sterling Silver are gorgeous, but will tarnish/patina over time. Sometimes I use chemicals to age or "antique" the metals, in which case I will let you know that in the product description. I don't mind letting my own pieces patina, but there are definitely some things you can do to maintain pretty metal pieces.

Sterling-To prevent tarnish, follow these tips:
Silver tarnishes when exposed to the air, so it’s a good idea to keep your silver in airtight zip lock plastic bags or an airtight container and cool dry place when not in use. This will help to slow the tarnishing process and protect your jewelry from scratching.

Always remove your jewelry before using any product that contains harsh chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, alcohol, fingernail polish removers that contain acetone, and turpentine. Some of these can cause a breakdown in the metal alloys leaving the your jewelry beyond repair and dull or even pit the surface of your gemstones.

The best way to clean your jewelry is with a professional jewelry polishing cloth. The cloth is treated with cleaning chemicals and not only will the cloth last a long time, it will give you an amazing shine each and every time. Rub gently and a lengthwise motion and it will also shine the stones.

Silver polishing cloths are available at major supermarkets, hardware and jewelry stores.

Use a non-abrasive brand name liquid or paste silver polish to remove heavy tarnish. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove all traces of polish from your gemstones. Dry your jewelry before storing it in an airtight zip lock bag or container.

NEVER dip any silver jewelry in ‘dip’ solutions or commercial cleaning solutions even though it may say that it is for silver jewelry. Dip cleaners will work the first few times, but after that, the silver jewelry may change color and will never look the same. Also stones and beads may be damaged by dip solutions.

If you find you need more than a polishing cloth, another simple way to clean your silver jewelry is to fill an aluminum pan with really hot (but not boiling) tap water. Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir for a minute or so. Add your jewelry and let soak for 10 minutes. Rinse and dry thoroughly. (Some dyed beads may lose their color when cleaned in this manner. Test first before cleaning the whole piece.)

Copper and Brass Metals:
Copper and Brass metals will patina over time and is a natural occurrence. However, copper and brass are very simple to maintain. Although they do tarnish more quickly than sterling silver, they can be restored to their original shine quite easily.

Methods for cleaning and shining copper and brass jewelry are:

Commercial copper/brass cleaner. Be sure that any stones in the jewelry can withstand the chemicals in the cleaner or do not use it.

Worcestershire sauce is my top choice for cleaning copper and brass jewelry. This method should not be used with gemstones or pearls that cannot be cleaned with chemical cleaners, as the acid in the sauce may affect more delicate stones.

The acid in the tomato of the ketchup shines up copper and brass quite nicely too. This method can be messier than the Worcestershire. Apply it with a Q-tip, toothbrush, or soft cloth, then rinse thoroughly. Avoid getting ketchup on the same types of stones as should not be used with chemical cleaners.

As with sterling silver, copper and brass jewelry will tarnish more slowly if stored in an airtight zip lock plastic bag or jewelry case with anti-tarnish paper.

If you have a child or loved one diagnosed with Autism (I live within the Marlborough MA area) or represent an organization assisting in Autism awareness/support services, please let me know. My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS/autistic spectrum disorder and we are always looking for new and exciting information/networking, as well as, helping those in similar situations find the right assistance.