Tactile Melodies

Bloomington, Indiana

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Announcement    Hello, and thanks for stopping by! Tactile Melodies is unique, versatile jewelry lovingly handcrafted in the Hoosier state.

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Last updated on Dec 31, 2020

Hello, and thanks for stopping by! Tactile Melodies is unique, versatile jewelry lovingly handcrafted in the Hoosier state.

Follow me on Facebook or instagram for the latest news and designs!
If you have any questions, check out my shop policies or send me a message! I'd love to hear from you :)



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Chelsea Jones

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Chelsea Jones


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About tactilemelodies

Sales 525
On Etsy since 2012

Everyday jewelry handcrafted with Midwestern care.

I was a creative and artistic kid, often drawn to small-scale things. It was not uncommon to find me playing with Polly Pockets while watching Bob Ross on PBS... so doing something creative with attention to tiny details isn't much of a stretch for me.

I started making beaded jewelry as a hobby in high school, but the real spark was ignited in my first metalsmithing and jewelry design class at IU. Two years and multiple classes in the program taught me an incredible amount about design, craftsmanship, wearability, and problem solving.

My Tactile Melodies business began in the fall of 2009 - a family friend was putting together a holiday arts and crafts show. They asked if I wanted to sell some jewelry there, and I was officially in business. I've been growing and expanding my designs ever since. I continue to set up booths at a few local shows each year, and I have jewelry for sale in a handful of shops around southern Indiana.

Etsy was something I'd had my eye on for some time. I took the plunge into this fantastic online marketplace in the spring of 2012 as an outlet for some of my favorite and best selling designs. It's been an amazing experience so far - my customers and fellow Etsy users have been so wonderful!

I hope to provide affordable, high-quality, and versatile pieces of jewelry that compliment all kinds of personalities for many years to come. Thanks for visiting!

Shop members

  • Chelsea

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi! I've been making jewelry in some capacity for over 10 years - as a hobby in high school, as my main area of study at Indiana University, and as a full-time job since 2010. I am also a family historian and aspiring world traveler.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 28, 2020
Welcome to Tactile Melodies handmade jewelry shop! All pieces are crafted by hand in southern Indiana. I hope you find the perfect piece to complement your (or a loved one's) unique style.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you're unhappy with your purchase, I will accept returns of unworn, unaltered jewelry with original tags. Contact me within 7 days of delivery to request a refund. After that time frame, jewelry is not refundable.
A full refund (minus the costs of shipping) will be issued when I receive the returned item in unworn and resellable condition. Buyer pays return postage.

If you discover a manufacturer defect, contact me with details and photos ASAP for a repair or replacement. If your piece gets broken while you're wearing it, one earring gets lost from your set, etc... just let me know! I will gladly make repairs, adjustments, and replacements for missing parts whenever possible for a minimal cost. My hope is that you can continue to enjoy your jewelry for years to come.
We gladly accept PayPal and Etsy direct checkout.
Jewelry will be lovingly packed and wrapped in tissue paper and sent to you in a bubble mailer.

All domestic orders will ship via USPS (depending on your selection) with tracking information. If you'd like to choose another service, contact me for a quote.

We are not responsible for delays once your package has been accepted by the USPS.
If your package has not arrived 7 days after shipment, let me know to submit a missing mail search request or talk to your local post office for help. If your package is truly lost and the tracking information has not updated in 14 days, contact us to arrange a replacement.
Additional policies and FAQs
All jewelry is handcrafted from quality materials in a pet-free, smoke-free home.

Always put jewelry on last when getting ready - lotions, perfumes, hairsprays, and other body/beauty products that go on jewelry can dull finishes and speed up tarnish on metal. Nearly all metals will slightly change color over time... please keep this in mind! Keeping jewelry dry and stored in airtight containers while not being worn can help prolong the life of the original finish. Never clean jewelry with harsh detergents or cleaners... gentle soap and warm water will do! Intense cleaners can harm the special finish of metal and gemstones.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or anything else you'd like to talk about - I'd love to chat with you! Just send me a message.