specialjcreations

Handcrafted jewelry inspired by the sea

Cambridge, Massachusetts | 1202 Sales

specialjcreations

Handcrafted jewelry inspired by the sea

Cambridge, Massachusetts 1202 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Special J Creations is authentic, handcrafted jewelry inspired by nature & the sea. Created with genuine sea glass from the artist's own life long collection, consciously curated stones, natural sea shells, sterling silver and brass. For MORE creations, check out our website: https://www.specialjcreations.com

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Last updated on Jul 6, 2018

Special J Creations is authentic, handcrafted jewelry inspired by nature & the sea. Created with genuine sea glass from the artist's own life long collection, consciously curated stones, natural sea shells, sterling silver and brass. For MORE creations, check out our website: https://www.specialjcreations.com

Join us on...
Instagram: @SpecialJCreations
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpecialJCreations
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/_specialj/
Twitter: @SpecialJCreates

Remember to tag your Instagram pics with #specialjcreations to be featured in our stories & feed :)

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Updates

Endless Wave cuff contrasted against a typical sunset here in western, PR. Photo taken by my friend Lucie. Available in both sterling silver + brass. Handmade and made to order. Free domestic shipping is still in effect through 5/17.
25 fresh selections for one of our best selling custom creations. All sea glass has been mindfully, handpicked from the beaches of Puerto Rico. I take only what I need and pick up beach trash as I go. These are each custom made to your specifications!
A recent Sea + Sky Trio Ring. There is one combo left and I will be updating the listing with more soon! My internet has just begun to return here in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. Thank-you all for your patience + support!
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About

Handcrafted Jewels. Mindfully made with genuine sea glass, sea shells & consciously curated stones. Inspired by Nature & the Sea.

I became an Etsy shop owner in 2008 to showcase my mixed-media art work. Since then, I have been actively pursuing the craft of metalsmithing which I have been learning and practicing since 2013. I am an avid collector of sea glass and shells and I always dreamed of creating beautiful, wearable objects with my found treasures.

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  • Johna Klebenov

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My creations are inspired by my love of surfing + the great outdoors. I make jewelry that incorporates upcycled sea glass treasures discovered on the shores of my favorite surf spots as well as carefully curated stones and minerals.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 21, 2018

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 and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are unhappy with your product, I will be happy to replace or refund your purchase within reason on a case by case basis.

Regarding ring sizing: You are responsible for providing the correct ring size. Items may not be returned/exchanged/refunded due to ordering the wrong size. If there is any question about size, it is always best to get measured at a jeweler.

If something arrives broken (yikes!) please contact me right away.

Please read product descriptions carefully. Make note of ring sizes, materials used and product description. This is included for every piece. If you have a question that is not covered, please feel free to ask me.

Please note that CUSTOM ORDERS can not be refunded. If you order something then it has been made specifically for you and can not be sold to someone else.
Shipping
Shipping prices include the postage fee as well as jewelry boxes, packing materials, etc. This all gets added into the shipping price.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:

All parcels ship USPS Priority Flat Rate and usually arrive within 3-5 business days (if not sooner!). This option always includes a tracking number.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

Shipping prices depend on the size and weight of each item. I usually send USPS First Class which they say will arrive in 10-14 business days depending on your location.

The actual shipping price MAY be different from the amount I have set to appear automatically. I will always double check and let you know if it is more or less.

According to the postal service a parcel may occasionally get held up in customs, or there may be a customs fee. You are responsible for finding out about your country's customs law and paying them. I will be able to provide you with a reference number for customs.

*** I do not give tracking numbers for international orders. There IS an option to add tracking and it will increase the shipping by around $25 - possibly more. This is something I will have to inquire about at the post office on a case by case basis but keep in mind that it can be quite costly depending on your location. If you want a tracking number added please let me know. ***

Please let me know if you have any additional questions about international shipping.

Items that are *made to order* also require the 5-7 days for production prior to shipping - unless we have a prior agreement.

LOST ORDERS:

Unfortunately, occasionally an order will get lost in the mail. For this reason - especially for international orders you may want to consider adding on additional tracking. Please let me know if you would like to set this up.

DOMESTIC orders ship First Class with tracking.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY:

It is best to avoid any wet or extreme activity while wearing your *bezel set* jewels (surfing, dishwashing, showering, gardening, etc.). This would be excluding a more simple, rugged piece (such as a plain silver stacking ring or an endless wave ring). I know some people - me included - who keep their endless wave rings on at all times (including surfing)! Just be more careful with the seaglass and stone pieces as they are more delicate.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For Sea Glass Jewels and other bezel set jewelry with translucent stones. Please do adhere to the recommendation to keep these creations relatively dry. If your piece does get submerged in water please take care to allow for proper drying. This could be by placing face down on a paper towel in a sunny window or even intentional drying out with the low heat of a hair dryer. The intention is to keep water from causing mold growth below the translucent stone/sea glass that may cloud it's original beauty.

Any patina finish may fade in time. This is just natural. Though I seal my pieces in Renaissance wax, silver may still change in color and will react differently from person to person depending on the amount of wear, sweat, moisturizing products, etc.

When cleaning, please avoid using harsh jewelry cleaners. Rather - try mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with some water, and lightly brush in a circular motion using a "retired" toothbrush. Rinse with water. Avoid scrubbing any stones or oxidized metal.

Please be extra gentle when cleaning a piece with turquoise or opal. For rare, natural turquoise it is best to avoid completely submerging the piece in water. Rather, use a damp paper towel or a soft cloth. If you have any questions about cleaning your pieces please feel free to ask.

CARING FOR YOUR MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK:

A little less maintenance than the jewelry creations. But it is recommended to hang/display your piece out of direct/intense sunlight as colors could fade. This is probably common sense, but still worth mentioning!

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All design, photos, writing, and products Copyright Johna Klebenov 2008-2018.
All rights reserved.

More information

Last updated on May 25, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing for Rings

There are a few ways to figure out your ring size. I really like this website which provides a few different methods: https://findmyringsize.com/

If this does not meet your needs then the next best bet is to stop into a jewelry shop and have them measure your finger for you with a ring sizer. You can also bring a ring with you that fits the finger you want to order for and find out what size it is.

Sizing for Cuff Bracelets

Please use a flexible tailor’s tape. Measure the circumference of your wrist by fitting it right above the wrist bone. Please let me know if you require additional assistance with this.

Care Instructions for Sea Glass Jewels (and other transluscent stones).

For Sea Glass Jewels and other bezel set jewelry with translucent stones. Please do adhere to the recommendation to keep these creations relatively dry. If your piece does get submerged in water please take care to allow for proper drying. This could be by placing face down on a paper towel in a sunny window or even intentional drying out with the low heat of a hair dryer. The intention is to keep water from causing mold growth below the translucent stone/sea glass that may cloud it's original beauty.

Care Instructions for Turquoise Jewels

Turquoise tends to be a softer stone. Please take care of it by not submerging it in water or subjecting it to harsh jewelry cleaners. When using a polishing cloth, avoid polishing the stone.

General Care Instructions

Please AVOID jewelry cleaners since these can be harsh on the artistic finishes as well as the stones/seaglass. Rather, DO mix a small amount of baking soda with some water. With a "retired toothbrush" lightly scrub in circular motions, then rinse with water. Avoid scrubbing stones or oxidized metals, and if cleaning a piece with turquoise in it please be extra gentle. Always try to avoid getting water on turquoise as well as skin care products as these may alter the original color of the stones.