SentimentsAndStrings

Guitar string jewelry and alternative guestbooks!

215 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (59)

SentimentsAndStrings

Guitar string jewelry and alternative guestbooks!

215 Sales

Hilari Bowman

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Hilari Bowman

Announcement    Welcome and thank you for visiting the shop! My hope is to make something you will love, so I'm always adding one-of-a-kind listings in the hopes of attracting the dreamers, the wishers, the liars, the hopers, the prayers, the magic bean buyers.......but truly, if you like unique and whimsy, you've come to the right place!

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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 22, 2018

Welcome and thank you for visiting the shop! My hope is to make something you will love, so I'm always adding one-of-a-kind listings in the hopes of attracting the dreamers, the wishers, the liars, the hopers, the prayers, the magic bean buyers.......but truly, if you like unique and whimsy, you've come to the right place!

'Like' Sentiments and Strings on Facebook for special deals and giveaways!

Add some glam to your Instagram feed by following the shop @sentimentsandstrings

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About SentimentsAndStrings

Sales 215
On Etsy since 2012

The Bildungsroman

This shop began in 2012 with an eclectic array of items for sale--paintings of all sizes, necklaces, hand painted tote bags, wands, and bracelets. I realized very quickly that the broad subject matter of my shop was not fulfilling my vision, and decided to continue to teach myself how to make jewelry in my own way while honing my style in painting, too.

I've been making guitar string jewelry for nearly five years, and it's been such a whimsical process. This facet of my hobby has led me to show my work in artistic showcases, craft shows and bazaars, and international flea markets! No two pieces are ever exactly alike, and each one tells a story. I've met some incredible people along the way. One that stands out the most is Chris Martin, creator of Martin guitars (and guitar strings, which is the brand I use exclusively)! I designed a wrap bracelet for him to give his wife for Christmas and had a wonderful time collaborating with Mr. Martin to bring his vision to life. Talk about the creative process coming full circle!

Once I entered my Roaring 20s and wedding invitiations were rolling in (what seemed like) monthly, a sweet friend approached me and asked if I'd be willing to put my painting skills to use to create something for her big day. She had seen a print of a tree in a store and thought it would be neat to have her guests sign the leaves as a fun spin on a family-tree-meets-wedding-guestbook. I was, of course, more than happy to make something that would be an everlasting relic of her wedding day, and thus guestbook trees were born. I've since made other designs for friends and acquaintances and eventually realized what an incredible addition they could be to my Etsy shop. Since adding my first three original designs, I've been striving to come up with some eclectic, fresh ideas to suit any style wedding or bride.

The best part of the experience of being an Etsy shop owner and creator has been seeing what pieces people are drawn to the most frequently. It is truly so meaningful and special to invest my time and efforts into the pieces you see, and then ship them off into the world for special occasions.

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  • Hilari Bowman

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I design and make everything you see here in Sentiments and Strings! I take great care and pride in my craft and strive to produce superlative pieces that you will love for years to come.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 24, 2019
Welcome! Thank you for shopping at Sentiments and Strings. Everything you see here in the shop are original designs made by me.

I began making guitar string bangles in 2012 and have honed my abilities with that craft ever since. Each piece is crafted with Martin medium gauge guitar strings, gem stones, ceramic beads, glass beads, and gold/silver plated wire.

Guestbook trees/alternative guest books became a newfound hobby as friends began to get married. A friend asked me if I could paint a guestbook tree for her wedding, and the response to the finished product was very encouraging! I continued to receive requests from friends and loved each creative process of incorporating details unique to each couple into the designs. I continued to create some designs of my own and decided to add guestbooks to my shop in 2016.

My designs come from a passionate mindset; past experiences, hopeful ventures, and daydreams in general go into making what you see. I strive for versatility, durability, and that element of quirky sparkle. From there, I can only hope for your absolute satisfaction.

Collaboration and creativity are what help sites like this (not to mention my mindset) thrive. If you have a potential idea, a general question/comment, or want to talk about saving the world, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS

I do not accept returns for guest books. These are custom designs that are created with YOUR details and are not able to be resold. I adhere to a strict production schedule in order to ship a completed order in a timely manner so that it arrives to you in plenty of time. If you do not communicate an idea or detail that needs to be updated from the originally agreed upon design and subsequent specifications, that is not my fault as the artist. I create what I'm asked to do and hope it exceeds your expectations.

For guitar string jewelry - I will accept a return if it arrives to you damaged. If it arrives and it is not the size you need, I will not accept a return. I make what you order. Please read my sizing guidelines carefully to ensure you're measuring correctly and will receive the right fit for you.

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EXCHANGES:

Each and every piece of jewelry is given minute attention to detail down to the millimeter of bangle width; I make what is requested. If you desire a different size, you will need to fund shipping to return the item to me and to receive the corrected size back.

That's the beauty of all things handmade--time and attention is given to every piece to make it exactly as ordered. Thank you for your understanding!
Payment
I accept cancellations within 24 hours after purchasing.

Sentiments and Strings accepts all payment methods.
Shipping
I package my paintings in thick brown butcher paper and packing tape. I use Priority Mail to ensure your painting is received withing 3-5 business days. Turnaround time for orders to ship will be no later than eight weeks after an order is placed (this is also indicated during checkout). Custom order timelines will be discussed prior to ordering.

I ship my jewelry in gold/cream/silver drawstring pouches and seal them inside bubble mailers. Item will ship within 3-5 days via Priority Mail once an order is placed. Custom order timelines will be discussed prior to ordering.

Should I miss a shipping deadline, I will refund your shipping charge in full and overnight you your order on my dollar to compensate for the late arrival. Your order is important and I am so grateful.

All orders will receive tracking information once the item ships.

I am happy to ship jewelry orders internationally and include this option during checkout. Please contact me regarding shipping paintings internationally.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcomed and encouraged! Please message me with ideas you may have about designing the perfect piece for yourself or to give as a gift.