soradesigns

Vintage repurposed bridal and everyday classics

San Francisco, California · 25035 Sales

soradesigns

Vintage repurposed bridal and everyday classics

San Francisco, California 25035 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Wen

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Announcement   ▲▲▲2016 HOLIDAY INFO▲▲▲
• USA Holiday Order Deadlines •
To receive your order by December 25th
First Class Shipping: Order by December 13th
Priority Shipping: Order by December 16th
Express Shipping: Order by December 19th

• International Holiday Order Deadlines •
To receive your order by December 25th
First Class Shipping: Order by November 30th
Priority Shipping: Order by December 6th
Express Shipping: Order by December 13th

The USPS experiences delays during high peak mailing seasons, your package may be delayed during the month of December, ordering early is encouraged ♥ We are not responsible for delays due to the USPS.

▲ Please allow 2-5 business days to process your order. Keep in mind processing times DO NOT include shipping times.
▲ Production and shipping times are approximate and do not take holidays into consideration.
▲For any rush inquiry, please contact us via Etsy convos.


U N I T E D • S T A T E S • O N L Y
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STANDARD SHIPPING:
▲ 3-5 business days ship time (my experience in holiday rush season, it might take longer)

PRIORITY SHIPPING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
▲ 2-3 business days ship time (my experience in holiday rush season, it might take longer)

FedEx shipping
▲ 2nd Day delivery does not include Saturdays and Sundays


I N T E R N A T I O N A L
__________________________________________
▲The order recipient is the importer on record and must comply with all laws, regulations and restrictions of the destination country.
▲Sora Designs is not responsible for brokerage fees, import and customs duties, Value Added Taxes ("VAT"), tariffs, and any other associated fees. Customers are responsible for international duties, taxes and refused shipping charges.
▲ Please be aware of your country's customs tax charges, if any. You can visit your country's customs agency website for more info.
▲ Shipping times will vary depending on the carrier and the destination.
▲Packages may take 1 and 7 weeks to be delivered, on average, depending on your location and customs delays. Sora Designs cannot guarantee the delivery of your order in a timely manner due to customs regulations.

♫♪♫Check out our new Geometric Collection at SORA DESIGNS BLACK sub-brand and enjoy 15%OFF (code:MOON15) https://www.etsy.com/shop/soradesignsblack
♫♪♫ We will combine shipping between two shops.
..................................................................................................................
♫♪♫ Custom bridal party & wedding jewelry inquiry welcome. Please don't hesitate to contact for information!
My hand-made jewelries are available at boutique stores across the country and internationally. Wholesale inquiries welcome. Soradesigns [!at] gmail.com
...................................................................................................................
♫♪♫ Please read the Store Policy before committing to purchase.

♫♪♫ Like us on Facebook for new designs and specials: www.facebook.com/soradesigns

♫♪♫ Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest: soradesigns

Proud member of San Francisco Bay Area Street Team
...................................................................................................................
♫♪♫......enjoy......♫♪♫

BC:soradesigns:2473630321264710977031

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 25, 2016

▲▲▲2016 HOLIDAY INFO▲▲▲
• USA Holiday Order Deadlines •
To receive your order by December 25th
First Class Shipping: Order by December 13th
Priority Shipping: Order by December 16th
Express Shipping: Order by December 19th

• International Holiday Order Deadlines •
To receive your order by December 25th
First Class Shipping: Order by November 30th
Priority Shipping: Order by December 6th
Express Shipping: Order by December 13th

The USPS experiences delays during high peak mailing seasons, your package may be delayed during the month of December, ordering early is encouraged ♥ We are not responsible for delays due to the USPS.

▲ Please allow 2-5 business days to process your order. Keep in mind processing times DO NOT include shipping times.
▲ Production and shipping times are approximate and do not take holidays into consideration.
▲For any rush inquiry, please contact us via Etsy convos.


U N I T E D • S T A T E S • O N L Y
__________________________________________
STANDARD SHIPPING:
▲ 3-5 business days ship time (my experience in holiday rush season, it might take longer)

PRIORITY SHIPPING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
▲ 2-3 business days ship time (my experience in holiday rush season, it might take longer)

FedEx shipping
▲ 2nd Day delivery does not include Saturdays and Sundays


I N T E R N A T I O N A L
__________________________________________
▲The order recipient is the importer on record and must comply with all laws, regulations and restrictions of the destination country.
▲Sora Designs is not responsible for brokerage fees, import and customs duties, Value Added Taxes ("VAT"), tariffs, and any other associated fees. Customers are responsible for international duties, taxes and refused shipping charges.
▲ Please be aware of your country's customs tax charges, if any. You can visit your country's customs agency website for more info.
▲ Shipping times will vary depending on the carrier and the destination.
▲Packages may take 1 and 7 weeks to be delivered, on average, depending on your location and customs delays. Sora Designs cannot guarantee the delivery of your order in a timely manner due to customs regulations.

♫♪♫Check out our new Geometric Collection at SORA DESIGNS BLACK sub-brand and enjoy 15%OFF (code:MOON15) https://www.etsy.com/shop/soradesignsblack
♫♪♫ We will combine shipping between two shops.
..................................................................................................................
♫♪♫ Custom bridal party & wedding jewelry inquiry welcome. Please don't hesitate to contact for information!
My hand-made jewelries are available at boutique stores across the country and internationally. Wholesale inquiries welcome. Soradesigns [!at] gmail.com
...................................................................................................................
♫♪♫ Please read the Store Policy before committing to purchase.

♫♪♫ Like us on Facebook for new designs and specials: www.facebook.com/soradesigns

♫♪♫ Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest: soradesigns

Proud member of San Francisco Bay Area Street Team
...................................................................................................................
♫♪♫......enjoy......♫♪♫

BC:soradesigns:2473630321264710977031

Wen

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Updates

Imagine her smile (or tears) opening the locket! What a lovely way to ask your best friends/sisters!
Just finished this triangle banner necklace. It's Hailey's birthday gift! All in sterling silver with 14 gold filled chain
Working on this lovely message. I am sure this would make Shannon smile when she opens this locket.
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About

I want my designs to make people happy

My name is Wen and I make colorful jewelry out of my home studio in the sunny San Francisco Bay Area.
In my previous life, I was a senior research analyst working at the Judicial Council of California. My job was to provide evidence-based research data to support policy making in the judicial council in the areas of family law and juvenile delinquency and dependency court administration. Very different from what I am doing now, huh?

I grew up in Taiwan in the mid -70s and 80s. The mentality during that time in terms of education is for a child to just focus on the academic and nothing else. Get a good grade, pass the entrance exams, an then get into the best public high schools and colleges. I did not question much when I was growing up. I studied hard and got into the good schools all the way. I did it right in every aspects. It's funny that my dad is an artist. He is a composer and plays piano and violin. However, getting a good grade in the academic is still a safer way to go, he told me. Though I always know I have a thing for beautiful things. I was very good at making things since I was 6 or 7 and art classes were my favorite in school. I once sew a purse for myself out of leftover white linen fabric used in my grandpa's funeral (if you are from Taiwan you'll know what I was referring to).

I came to the United States in 1995 to pursue my graduate degrees in Educational Psychology. I was amazed about all the local craft fairs and amused about all different majors that I haven't heard about when I was in Taiwan such as textile designs, for example because it belongs to vocational schools or junior colleges. I finished my degrees and enjoyed the time in the graduate schools. I finally got my Ph.D. in early intervention and policy research and was happy to get out of the school for all those years. Six years fast forward, I found that I could just be as proud and happy in creating stuff to make other people happy too. Thanks to Etsy. It provides an easier way for me to discover this truth.

My jewelry has gone through a lot of changes but I've tried to stay true to expressing what I love and who I am. I am inspired by things around me and try to capture the beauty in them. I adore vintage jewelry so I am drawn towards glamorous pieces and colorful creations. What drives me keep creating and making is when I receive message from my customers like this one from Maya in Pittsburgh that she posted on Sora Designs' facebook: "I am wearing my double happiness necklace today and cannot tell you how many people have stopped me to comment on it. I personally love it so much. I love all of my Sora Designs!!! Thank you for making such beautiful pieces that make me and others smile!"

I recently started a new collection and put them in another Etsy shop under "Sora Designs Black". For this collection, I am focused on minimal lines and shapes using geometric findings and will continue to create a smaller seasonal collection. Check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/soradesignsblack

I really enjoy creating custom pieces for my customers for their weddings and that special handmade gift. I encourage you to challenge me with your ideas!


All the beautiful pictures you see in my shop were taken by my talented husband who is a software engineer by day and my "in-house" (literally) photographer during weekends. My creations come to life in front of you through his photography.

Like us for new designs updates, giveaways and more:
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Twitter: @soradesigns
Instagram: soradesigns
Blog: http://soradesigns.blogspot.com

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Shop members

  • YuehWen (Wen) Chang

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Wen's previous life is in the academic doing social science research. She quit her day job at the Judicial Council of California and to operate Sora Designs full time in late 2009.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 25, 2016
Thank you for stopping by.

Sora means "sky" in Japanese. I hope my creativity is as open as the sky.....nearly every item in this shop is a one-of-a-kind creation - handmade with love and reflections on nature, relationships, and hope.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Direct Check out and PayPal only.
Shipping
Items are usually shipped within 1-4 business days upon receipt of order. I ship all items within the U.S. inside a hand-embossed gift box inside a box or a padded mailer via USPS First Class with delivery confirmation. Should your wish to purchase insurance, please request at time of purchase so that I may send out a revised invoice for the additional charges.

Shipping on all orders is a flat $5 fee within U.S. and $0.50 for additional items. USPS has doubled their rate for international package in 2016, if you are outside the U.S., the package comes with a padded mailer via First Class International Pakcge for $9.50(Canada); $14 everywhere else and $0.75 for additional items (again, additional charge to purchase insurence for the package).

Please verify that your shipping address is correct. I will not be held responsible for items shipped to the wrong address.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sora Designs items are crafted carefully with high-quality materials and inspected scrupulously before shipping. However, if you are unhappy with your purchase, I am always glad to accept it for return or exchange in it's original, unused condition, less the cost of shipping. Returns may be made within 10 days of receipt of item, and exchanges may be made within 30 days of receipt of order.
Additional policies and FAQs
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In the unlikely event your piece breaks, I will repair it free of charge (less shipping costs) within 30 days of date of purchase. After that time, I may have to charge a small fee. Please email me first to discuss the nature of the repair required.

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Do you accept custom orders?

I am open to custom orders.
If you see something in my sold section that you like, or something in my shop that you would prefer with different colors or other modifications-- feel free to contact me using Etsy's conversation tool and we'll work something out!