Vintage Finds + Handmade Jewelry + Photography

Alpine, Texas

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About SouthwesternBohemia

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On Etsy since 2009

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Southwestern Bohemia

Southwestern Bohemia offers a line of one-of-a-kind and very limited edition, handmade jewelry made from antique, heirloom, estate, and vintage materials (as well as modern and vintage-inspired finds) — inspired by mid-century modern, ’50s Lucite/Bakelite/Celluloid, Bohemia, and whimsy. Shanna Laura Studios was founded in Austin, Texas, in 2009, by Shanna Howard.

Creating jewelry is one of my creative outlets. Jewelry is one of the things I have loved and collected my whole life, beginning with a childhood love of my Czech grandmother’s costume jewelry. I’m inspired by mid-century modern, ’50s Lucite/Bakelite/Celluloid, Bohemia, and whimsy.

Shop members

  • Shanna Howard

    Owner, Designer

    crafty jewelry maker, Super 8 wedding filmmaker, web geek

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Thank you for buying handmade & thank you for stopping by.
All designs ©Southwestern Bohemia 2009-2022

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you receive something damaged upon arrival or there are any craftsmanship defects after receiving your item (within 7 days), let me know, and I'll make it right! Otherwise, I cannot accept returns or exchanges. I can however make modifications or length adjustments at the buyer's shipping expense (both ways).

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS AFTER AN ITEM ARRIVES. (Due to dropping, carelessness, improper wearing or storage, etc.)

Thank you for understanding,
Shanna Howard
***Texas orders include 8.25% sales tax***

Currently, I accept PayPal and etsy's Direct Checkout.

If you plan on paying by PayPal, please pay at the time of the transaction. If you haven't paid in 24 hours, I will send a friendly reminder.

If I do not hear back within three business days, I have to report the transaction to etsy and leave negative feedback for non-payment, since unfortunately unpaid transactions cost the seller money in listing fees and percentage of sales charges.

Thank you for your understanding.
♦ Shipping via first-class mail. Price varies depending on weight/package size, as some vintage bulky items can cost more. Jewelry generally costs $3. Shipping cost allots for postage costs and helps to offset packaging material costs: boxes, bubble mailers, etc.

Estimated Response Time: 24 - 72 hours, usually quicker!

Estimated Shipping Time: I always ship within five business days, most often the very next day. For U.S. orders, I ship first-class mail with confirmation which takes about three days average for delivery, but can take up to a week. You should receive your order in seven business days or less from the shipping date.

♦ For PayPal orders, I ship to your PayPal address, so please make sure your PayPal address is current and correct.

♦ For etsy Direct Checkout orders, I ship to your etsy address, so please make sure your etsy address is current and correct.

***I reserve the right to charge shipping if I must re-ship a second time, and I am not responsible for items lost in the mail due to an incorrect address.***

♦ Priority/Express shipping is possible--send me a message and I will revise shipping for an upgrade. Contact me with other concerns or additions BEFORE PLACING ORDER (so I don't miss the "notes" field at the time of shipping.) The quickest way to reach me is at shanna [!at]

♦ If you wish to purchase insurance or certified mail, please contact me BEFORE PLACING THE ORDER, so I don't miss it. This is the only way to ensure that the post office is responsible should they lose your item or to know what happens in the case of non-delivery (although I have never had it happen). The quickest way to reach me is at shanna [!at]

Once I mail your item post office errors are out of my hands, unless insurance is purchased.

♦ Certified Mail Service - Provides a mailing receipt and delivery information. $4.00

♦ Insurance - Provides indemnity coverage (up to $5,000) for lost or damaged items. Starts at $2.00.

♦ International shipping is possible--contact me for a quote.
Usually, it is approx. $10.95 for Canada/Mexico and $12.95 for all others (for jewelry items).

During the holiday season, shipping times will be posted on my shop announcement, as time frames may increase depending on the post office.

Thank you!
Shanna Howard