sleeplessstoryteller

Alternative style from recycled materials.

Langley, Canada | 360 Sales

sleeplessstoryteller

Alternative style from recycled materials.

Langley, Canada 360 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(135)

Announcement   An eclectic selection of rustic copper and mixed metal designs. Inspired by the natural world and the not-so-natural speculative realm. Treasures from the crossroads between real and surreal.

All new work is either hand-fabricated or electroformed, always with as much recycled metal as possible. Stones are new unless otherwise noted.

Browse for first-generation legacy pieces as well, made with recycled watch parts, computer parts, electronic components, found objects, and more.
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Copyright © 2018 Christine Hart. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 24, 2018

An eclectic selection of rustic copper and mixed metal designs. Inspired by the natural world and the not-so-natural speculative realm. Treasures from the crossroads between real and surreal.

All new work is either hand-fabricated or electroformed, always with as much recycled metal as possible. Stones are new unless otherwise noted.

Browse for first-generation legacy pieces as well, made with recycled watch parts, computer parts, electronic components, found objects, and more.
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FB: facebook.com/sleeplessstoryteller
IG: instagram.com/sleeplessstoryteller
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Copyright © 2018 Christine Hart. All rights reserved.

Christine Hart

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Updates

Loving the new mixed metal triple moon pendants. Can't wait to try triple moon rings next!
Electroformed pendants now live. Rings coming soon! Expect a growing selection of new styles and sizes - there will be an electroformed piece for every taste and budget.
Sleepless Storyteller is now on Instagram! Visit my About page for the link. Follow for new designs and process pics.

About

Everybody’s got a story ... especially writers

Sleepless Storyteller began as a hobby off the side of a busy writer's desk. I love my work as a copywriter and novelist, but I’ve always enjoyed crafting, painting, and photography.

Right around the time I made the switch from student to office worker, I got tired of being too petite for most rings, bracelets and chokers. I started learning to make my own strung bead jewelry. Later I moved on to wire-wrapping, sawing, polishing, and shaping using files and small power tools. Originally, each piece I made used cold connections exclusively.

After opening my Etsy shop in December 2008, I worked with recycled watches, computer parts, electronic components, and vintage toys. Now, I create electroformed and soldered pieces in mostly copper, with some brass and silver.

In past years I've consigned through alternative boutiques in Victoria, Vancouver, and Florida. I've also been to many markets and festivals which are exciting opportunities to meet customers in person.

These days, I stay focused on selling through Etsy, so you won't find my work in boutiques at the moment. But I am always looking for markets in my Langley, BC area that allow me to get out there and meet wearable art lovers.

Shop members

  • Christine Hart

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Located on BC's beautiful West Coast, I create steampunk-style and industrial-inspired handmade jewellery. I also write novels, but that's another story.

Local

Find sleeplessstoryteller at the following upcoming market!

  • All Tomorrow's Parties
    Ukrainian Orthodox Centre
    154 E 10th Avenue
    VANCOUVER, BC

    Dec 15

    A holiday vintage and maker's market with a wide variety of vendors.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2018
Welcome to the online home of Sleepless Storyteller, the Etsy shop of a restless copywriter and novelist. I craft each piece with an eye for unusual design and all things alternative. Browse for industrial designs with a fairytale flair.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please reach out to me right away if, for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase. As an online customer myself, I am whole-heartedly committed to making sure you have a positive experience with my store.

Refunds and exchanges are accepted, but items must be returned and the buyer is responsible for return shipping. The refund or exchange will be processed when the original item is received back.

Please keep in mind that my jewelry is handmade and not designed to withstand 24-hr wear. I recommend removing all my jewelry and accessories before washing, showering, while sleeping, during sports, and/or any other rough activities.

As above, please contact me if you have any concerns and I will definitely work with you to resolve them.
Payment
Payment is due at the time of purchase, unless negotiated in advance. I am happy to place items on hold by request.

I accept PayPal and credit cards. I do not accept money orders or cheques at this time.

FOR CUSTOM ORDERS (not including made-to-order items)

I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with my customers to create personalized, truly one-of-a-kind pieces. However, due to changes in my materials and processes, custom jewelry will now require a deposit.

Custom orders almost always require the purchase of stones or supplies I don't have on my bench. Unless I have the materials on hand to accommodate your order, I will be asking for deposits on custom pieces to cover these costs. Rest assured that your deposit will apply only to your piece, generally 50% of the agreed upon price.
Shipping
I ship using kraft or white cardboard gift boxes, inside a bubble wrap mailer. I use Canada Post and ship from Langley, BC.
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STANDARD SHIPPING

My default shipping option is Canada Post. Most domestic orders will travel via Expedited Small Business Parcel service and automatically include tracking.

For US and International orders, I use Small Packet service unless you've upgraded shipping, your package will NOT include tracking or insurance. (Unfortunately this is Canada Post's service model, not my choice. I wish I could offer everyone tracking for free.)

Any purchases made during a FREE SHIPPING promotion will be sent via Canada Post's Small Packet (US and International) or Expedited Small Business Parcel (CA) unless discussed in advance.

So just a gentle but IMPORTANT reminder for US and International customers - Small Packet service does NOT include tracking or insurance. If you need a tracking number or feel you should have insurance, please follow up on your order RIGHT AWAY to upgrade your shipping option.
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UPGRADE OPTIONS

Tracked Packet US and International service offers a similar 6-10 business day delivery window to Small Packet service, but includes tracking and insurance up to $100. The fee is $7.

US and International orders $100 USD or more will receive the tracking and insurance upgrade automatically FREE of charge.

XpressPost offers 2-3 business day delivery and comes with tracking. The fee for this service is $30. This is the fastest delivery option for Canadian addresses.
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NEW EXPRESS SHIPPING OPTION

I can now offer tracked next-day shipping to US addresses through DHL. The fee for this service is $22 and can be selected as a shipping upgrade.

Customers outside the US who would like to use DHL for their order should contact me in advance as service is not available to all countries and the prices do vary. Unfortunately DHL does not support domestic deliveries within Canada.

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Additional policies and FAQs
Most of my items are one-of-a-kind, made with a variety of materials and techniques. Each listing will include as much information as I can provide regarding materials, shapes, and sizes.

All new work is either hand-fabricated or electroformed, always with as much recycled metal as possible. Stones are new unless otherwise noted.

Browse for first-generation legacy pieces as well, made with recycled watch parts, computer parts, electronic components, found objects, and more.

If you have any questions or would like additional photos of any item, convo me and I would be happy to accommodate you :)