Uncommon Handcrafted Art Jewelry

Saint Charles, Illinois

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Last updated on Dec 8, 2018

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I'll be away from my shop for just a little while, so please don't forget about me. ;)


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Last updated on February 10, 2011
A bit (quite a bit) about me…

When I was, oh, say seven years old, I became bewitched by a book of fairy tales. The stories were exciting and in parts, a bit gruesome; I reveled in the fabulously romantic and remarkable illustrations done by a skilled French woman, Adrienne Segur. And the story that kept me awake long after I was forced to turn out the lights was a tale of two sisters, one bad one who was cursed to have snakes and toads fall from her mouth as she spoke, and the good sister from whose lips jewels and pearls fell to surround her feet. It delighted me that this second sister had some major bling to work with, not to mention she would be independently wealthy, as long as she found things to talk about.

Well, of course "real life" doesn't provide a good income that way for most of us—at least not for me. And so after I grew up I paid the rent by working in the most creative, yet responsible career I could think of: as an advertising writer and creative director. Evenings and hours after midnight were spent pursuing those creative activities of my youth like drawing, writing, knitting and sewing.

Years went by, 17 to be exact, and my dear husband and I were blessed with a precious daughter. I soon realized, however, that being a stay-at-home mom was way more difficult than it looked. It wasn't long before I found I needed to find a creative way to recharge myself so I could be a good mom.

As I experimented with my long-lost imagination, I rediscovered jewelry-making and metalsmithing from my high school and college years. My love of things sparkly joined my belief in things mystical, and like the faery tale of the two sisters, delightful baubles seemed to flow joyfully from my heart and hands.

I pray you take pleasure in what I have to offer you. It has been created with imagination and love.

A bit about the name, Talisman Rocks™ …

To me, the word “talisman” brings to mind the idea of magickal protection. I could go on about how wearing my jewelry will help you feel empowered and mystically centered.

And indeed I think you find there's a subtle glow of positive energy within every piece that will help make you feel happy. I believe this is because I have decided only to create in the presence of good vibrations and laughter. Hands are like a conduit for what is in one's mind and heart, and because stones and precious metals pick up vibrations of what is around them, so I strive to keep happiness in my heart for the jewelry to help you feel good. That's why I consider the word "talisman" the essence of what I create. The "Rocks," well, that's just me wanting to lighten it all up a bit. I want to make you smile.
The main thing—to me, anyway—is that whatever you choose to wear, let it express the uniqueness of you! Let it showcase your energy, your wit, your joy, your wisdom. Connect with the power that you know reverberates in the stones and antique beads.

Important bits about my jewelry…

All my jewelry designs are handcrafted using:
•Highest available quality (AA to AAA)Semi-precious and Precious Stones
•High quality rustic cut gemstones (as the design dictates)
•Rare, Vintage and Antique Beads
•Genuine Swarovski® Crystals, both vintage and new
•Precious Metals : 14k and 18k Gold, Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, 24k Gold vermeil, and 14k Gold-filled wire, clasps, and earwires (14k gold and Fine Silver earwires available upon request)
•Vintage Brass is used in some designs featuring vintage beads
•Lead-free Artisan Pewter Beads

I handcraft many of my earwires, however, if you'd prefer, I can switch the handmade earwires on a pair to the leverback style (the kind that opens and flips shut) for a small additional charge: $3.00 sterling, $6.00 gold filled. Please just send me a convo before you buy and I will make necessary adjustments.

I stand behind my craftsmanship. Still, handmade jewelry is more delicate than machine-made pieces, and must be treated gently.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges

I want you to be delighted with your jewelry! I work hard to write clear descriptions and take pictures that clearly show you what my pieces look like. Please remember that colors can look slightly different from one monitor to the next.
If you have any questions, please contact me before you purchase!
If for some reason you are not delighted, returns will accepted with prior approval within 14 days of your receipt of the item. Item must be in original unworn condition with tag for refund of the purchase price minus the shipping. Please contact me prior to returning an item for complete return instructions.
Because of their unique, personalized nature, custom-designed items (including resized items) are not returnable.
Payment Information
I can accept your secure payment via PayPal®, where you can pay using your Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or even your checking account.
Shipping Information
Jewelry pieces are individually packaged in lovely oriental-design satin pouches and carefully packed for shipping. Your order will be sent via USPS Priority Mail to your PayPal-confirmed address. Please be certain this address is correct! We ship within 48 hours of payment receipt (excluding Sundays and Holidays)( Or if I'm down for the count…check my shop announcements) 
• DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Purchases will be shipped using USPS Priority with delivery confirmation
• INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Purchases will be shipped using International First Class
Please note: International customers are responsible for any import taxes charged or duties due to their country.
Shipping fees include delivery confirmation. Insurance for the total purchase value is extra, but highly recommended (especially for international shipping). Item purchase totals over $250 will be sent with complimentary insurance. 
Every package is important to us, which is why insurance is recommended to guard against loss or damage that may incur during shipping. To keep your cost to a minimum, I do not charge you any handling fees.
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*Please, please, please, contact me if you are unhappy with any part of my goods or service—This is how I pay the bills, and your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me!