The Alchemist's Star Chain Maille and Body Jewelry

Frederick, Maryland

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Last updated on August 4, 2015
Welcome to my shop!

The Alchemist's Star is artisan owned (SRAJD Member #0651). I make all my jewelry using hand cut rings (which allows the ring to close seamlessly). I buy only the finest components and materials for my jewelry and I'm a bit eccentric in my buying. All items with beads or stones are one of a kind; I don't like doing the same thing twice. All my jewelry is tumbled upon completion for maximum shine and strength.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Returns are accepted if made within 7 days, provided the item is returned in the same condition in which it was received. Please contact me first to let me know if you are making a return. A refund minus shipping (if applicable) will be sent within three business days of receiving a returned item. Returns on body jewelry can be made provided there is a flaw in the hardware; otherwise, body jewelry may not be returned. Please contact me first before returning the item to advise me of the situation.


If your jewelry should ever need repair, please let me know via convo or email. The Alchemist's Star jewelry comes with a lifetime guarantee (well, my lifetime, anyway). Simply send me the piece and I will repair it and ship it back at no charge. This offer is not applicable for any other jewelry, just TAS made pieces.
I currently accept only PayPal; payment is due at the time of purchase. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account set up in order to pay through PayPal; only a valid credit card is required. Maryland residents must pay 6% sales tax. My PayPal account is set up accordingly.

Customers with gift certificates/coupons may contact me with the item they wish to buy so that I can adjust the price and create a custom listing, or purchase the item and receive a refund via PayPal.
All necklaces, pendants, and bracelets, are shipped using USPS Priority Mail. Earrings, ear pins, body jewelry, nose rings, and charms are shipped USPS First Class Mail. If your order includes a mixture of Priority and First Class items, everything will ship Priority.

All Priority Mail packages mailed to domestic (US) customers will include delivery confirmation and insurance at no extra cost. Insurance is not included in First Class packages but can be purchased at an added cost. Please let me know if you would like to add insurance to your First Class Package.

If you are an international customer and you would like to purchase insurance, please let me know so that I can send a revised PayPal invoice. Insurance charges vary by country. International customers are responsible for any customs/import fees incurred.

Express Mail is available at an additional fee. Please let me know if you require your items shipped via Express Mail and I will calculate the postage and send a revised invoice via PayPal. Express Mail charges vary by country.

I will ship all one of a kind, ready made, and body jewelry within 1-3 days of receiving payment. Made to order work may take up to 4 weeks to complete and ship. Please let me know if you require a rush order and I will do my best to accomodate.

I currently ship to the address provided by Etsy. Please check your address in Etsy to ensure it is the correct one.

Jewelry is carefully packaged inside a cotton filled, signature black gift box suitable for gift giving. Anti-tarnish squares are included in sterling silver orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
One Of A Kind- These items are just that, they cannot be reproduced because they're totally and completely unique. If you purchase a OOAK item, you will be the only person in the world to own it. All One Of A Kind items are complete and ready to ship.

Ready Made- These items are in stock and ready to ship immediately.

Made To Order- These items will be tailored to your specific measurements. You choose the weave and length and I'll do the rest. It may take up to 4 weeks to complete and ship a made to order piece if supplies need to be ordered.

Nose Rings- All of my nose rings are complete and ready to ship immediately.

Body Jewelry/Ear Pins- All of these items are complete and ready to ship immediately.

Add A Charm- A listing of all the charms within my inventory, all ready for purchase or for adding to a made to order bracelet or necklace. Look for the "Add A Charm" indicator in bracelet and necklace listings to see if this feature is available.

Gift Certificates- This one is pretty self explanatory

Reserved- only items that have been specifically reserved by an Etsy buyer will be listed here.

***"Oxidize Me" is a feature here at The Alchemist's Star. Most of my sterling silver pieces can be oxidized with Liver of Sulfur (LOS) upon request. LOS creates a beautiful patina on sterling in hues of yellow, pink, red, blue, gray, and black. Once a piece has been oxidized it is tumbled again and buffed to create a multi toned effect. Look for the "Oxidize Me" indicator in individual listings to see if this feature is available. Cannot be used with Argentium silver.***

Custom work is always available in a wide variety of materials. I work in argentium silver, sterling silver, palladium sterling, platinum sterling, rose and yellow gold fill, copper, and 18k gold in yellow, red, pink, green, and white. Please convo me here on Etsy or email me at thealchemistsstar [!at] with your order and desired materials for a quote. Custom work may take up to four weeks for completion and delivery if materials need to be ordered.

My work has been featured on and on several blogs within the Etsy and handmade community.

Trading/bartering will be considered. Wholesale available; no minimum order required.