Vintage Style Bridal and Fashion Jewelry

Duluth, Minnesota

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About schoolofcharms

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On Etsy since 2006

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Handspun Bridal and Fashion Statement Jewelry with an "Old Hollywod" feel~

It all began for me in 2004 after the birth of my second daughter (I have three!!) and became a stay at home Mom who desired a "hobby"~ Near this time I became a neighbor, and over time, good friends with Michelle, of daintydaisies here on Etsy, who was by far the most Crafty and talented person I had ever met. I decided that I would give Jewelry making a try....and immediately became hooked! For a time I dabbled at selling my baubles locally at Farmers Markets and in some local boutiques, and then In 2006, after hearing Fabulous things about a newer online marketplace called Etsy, I opened my shop and became School of Charms.
The name School of Charms was born from an Antiques dealer I was chummy with, who was always telling me I should open up a "Charm School" because of my incessant binge purchases of Vintage jewelry pieces from him.
When I was a little girl I loved dressing up in my Grandma's 40's and 50's costume jewelry....then, as a teen, I was drawn to big dramatic pieces of jewelry....I have a great love for all things costume and theatrical~ I find that I have taken that love and put it into many of the pieces I make!
I often recycle older or Vintage/Antique pieces to create fabulous new pieces of beautiful new if you ever run into anything you adore from YOUR Grandma's attic and you want it made into something NEW and unique....drop me a line~ I adore custom pieces!

Shop members

  • Lesley Paulson

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hello!! I'm Lesley, Artist/Owner at School of Charms!!! I am a Wife, Mother, and Jewelry Designer living in Duluth, MN. I have been designing jewelry since 2004, when I became a stay at home Mom, and have been an Etsy shop owner since 2006~

  • Catherine


    My second born daughter, who is 12 and loves to pose for me when I can steal her away from her iPhone~

  • Bronte


    My last born daughter (I have three!!!) who has a creative soul and a lively imagination, a trait I share and encourage!!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to School of Charms!! Bridal and Fashion Jewelry hand crafted by me with Vintage Flair and often using actual repurposed vintage pieces!! All of the Jewelry listed is lovingly made by me. If you don't see exactly what you need OR you need a larger quantity, just contact me through Etsy Conversations, I love doing custom orders!!

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Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't just want you to be satisfied with your School of Charm's Jewelry....I want you to LOVE it! Your Joy at opening my jewelry is a reward I treasure! I will accept any unworn returns as long as the items are mailed back to my address within 10 days of purchase and in same condition ~ After I have received the item(s) back, I will then issue a full refund minus the shipping cost~ I would also appreciate notification of intention to return as I would then have a general idea of when I should look to receive the items back~

I often construct my Jewelry using Vintage Pieces and sometimes Findings(clasps, jump rings, connectors). These pieces may have some lovely age or worn patina to them~ If you purchase a bauble from me and it breaks....I will try my very best to repair it~ Simply convo me to explain the damage...ship it back to me to repair and I will ship it back to you free of charge~ Sometimes this may mean I must find replacement pieces(either vintage or new) and this may take a little time~ I promise to try to expediate this process to the best of my abilities!
I happily accept Paypal, as well as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Etsy gift cards. I will accept check or money order, however, packages will not ship out until the check has cleared.

*You don't need to have a PayPal Account to purchase through PayPal:

Simply choose the PayPal Option when you are ready to checkout. After you have placed your order click the "Pay Now" button, and then scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card, this way you avoid having to sign up for a PayPal account.
I will typically ship items out on day of OR day after purchase is finalized.....unless it is a custom order, and then it can mean anywhere from 3 to 10 days (depending on order size and material availability) to ship out.

*For U.S, buyers:
Your lovely new jewelry will be placed in a cotton filled gift box, gift wrapped, tied with a colorful ribbon and placed in a padded 1st class envelope. First class shipping usually arrives at your home in 3-7 days of shipment date. I also offer Priority Mail 1-3 day with delivery confirmation and Priority Express 1-2 day with delivery confirmation~

*International Shipping
I love International orders!!!! That being said, it does take a little longer to receive your items through international mail....anywhere from 2 -5 weeks and unfortunately can be a little more expensive. I strongly suggest choosing Priority Ship if you want your items a little quicker, however there is never a " Guaranteed" delivery date when dealing with customs!
Additional policies and FAQs
I adore custom please, don't hesitate to ask~

If you see an item you just adore, but you want a different clasp, or chain (gold instead of silver) or maybe you would like your silver oxidized to give it an aged patina....please let me know~ I always wish to accommodate your needs!