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Erin Hause


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About TheEclecticSlide

Sales 816
On Etsy since 2007

I want my items to make people happy and feel beautiful. It's pretty simple really.

Inspiration is everywhere if you look for it! For me inspiration can be in a color, or in the sparkle of an amazingly cut or faceted bead. It can be in a song, or a garden. I have even been walking through thrift stores and seen unbelievable jewelry that has been discarded , just sitting there unloved and under appreciated. l LOVE finds like that...disassembling vintage jewelry to breathe new life into vintage components. Simply put, I just like making pretty things.

I started making jewelry back in the late 90's. Initially it was because I saw this amazing cane glass and sterling bracelet in a shop window, with a $110 price tag attached to the fabulous toggle clasp. I was in LOVE...but of course was missing the $110 to make that love complete. So, I decided to look into how I could make that dream bracelet a reality... and with the help of the fine ladies at an amazing local shop, I left with cane glass, bracelet wire, crimp-tubes, a clasp, and a new found obsession with making. I was making jewelry for family, friends, and co-workers pretty steadily in my spare time...and LOVED that feeling of pride that comes with creating.

In January 2011 my life unexpectedly changed course. I slipped and fell down icy steps, sustaining a disabling spinal injury that ended my former career. It was a shock...but one that, in the end, led to a reinvigorated love of making. I made the choice (encouraged by amazing family and friends!) to make this new chapter in my life a story about pursuing what I love.

I opened The Eclectic Slide for business here on Etsy July of 2011. I had been a buyer here since 2007, and when it came time for me to set up shop, there was no question as to where I would end up. I knew that I wanted to join the amazing makers and shop owners that I love so much.

My day to day is pretty simple. I never know exactly WHAT I will be creating on any given day...I just kind of "go with the flow" and see what develops. I let the shine, sparkle, cut, and colors guide me...and admittedly, the results very often surprise even myself. My designs are about fun, because the process is fun.

My personal mantra is " Let the beauty we love be what we do. " My day, my creative space, and my life is just FULL of laughter, color, music, and love ... how can that NOT transfer into what I am making?

Shop members

  • Erin Hause

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography

    Raised 3 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, just north of St. Augustine Florida. Now living a very happy small-town life in Pennsylvania with a giant husband, and a crafty potbelly pig. I strive to bring color and a sense of fun to all of my pieces.

  • Zach Hause

    Maker, Shipping

    Born and raised in Emmaus, Pa. My family is everything in the world to me. Erin taught me how to make ear-wires and now I'm better at it then she is, so the task is often delegated my way. *laughs* I also drop packages off at the post depot.

  • Katie, the Pig


    I was adopted through Pig placement Network in 2010, and Mom quickly came to appreciate my input on her much so, she now lets me design my own pretties. Some people may call me a diva, but how many pigs do YOU know that design jewelry?

Shop policies

Last updated on May 12, 2012
Crafting is my happy place. My Zen . My Fort made of blankets.
Creativity has no limits. I enjoy creating all manner of stuffs; gorgeous stuff, silly stuff, lovely stuff, simple stuff. And I have even been told, once or twice, that my stuff makes people smile...and in the end, that is what this "stuff" stuff is really all about.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I strive for the highest quality customer service and products. Unfortunately, life sometimes throws us an unforeseen curve-ball and mistakes happen . It happens to all of us, and I'm here to make it right. I am here for YOU. I try to take the most accurate pictures and write the best descriptions that I can, but sometimes miscommunications can happen . It's online shopping. Bottom line is I want YOU to happy and come back to see me again. I will do everything I can to make shopping with me the best experience it can be for you. I appreciate my shoppers more than most know. Without YOU guys , I have nothing.

I will gladly repair and or exchange any product that is defective due to faulty workmanship or faulty component. The same goes for items damaged en route. All I ask is that the buyer convos me to work out the details.( NO COST TO YOU )

I absolutely offer exchanges on items as well. Should you receive an item and the style is larger/smaller/longer/shorter/ or different than expected I am happy to exchange for a different item. Convo me for details on how to make the exchange and we will make it happen . (NO COST TO YOU.)

Refunds will be discussed between the buyer and myself, and I will gladly refund on a purchase if a repair or exchange is not a viable solution for the buyer. Again, all I ask is that the faulty item be returned to me, prior to a refund being issued. Please understand that in the spirit of ETSY, I always try to resolve the problem via exchange of said product first. Message me, and we'll work it all out. All refunds will reimbursed via the same method as payment. ( Paypal= Paypal refund , etc.)
I accept PayPal, Amazon Payments, and personal checks or money order. PayPal and Amazon payment is expected within 3 business days of ordering. If you need a few extra days to pay via PayPal, Amazon Payments, or have paid by money order/personal check, just message me. Generally I will gladly hold the item for up to 7 days, after which time it will be re-listed in the shop for general sale. For money orders/ personal checks, I will wait up to 10 days for payment to arrive. Items will be shipped once payment clears.

To pay by Amazon Payments, simply choose the check or money order option at check out , and in the notes to seller state that you are paying via Amazon Payments.
Once the payment is verified , I will mark the item paid and pack it up for shipment.
The email address for Amazon Payments is TheEclecticSlide [!at]
All orders should mailed out within 5 BUSINESS DAYS of payment . Shipping days are typically Fridays with adjustments made for holidays. If you have ordered for a special event/ gift and need your item shipped sooner, convo me so I know. If paying by money order/personal check, the product will ship after the payment clears . All orders are presently being mailed via USPS, unless otherwise requested by the the buyer. Please message me if you prefer an alternate shipping modality .

***PLEASE MESSAGE ME IF YOU HAVE ORDERED INTERNATIONALLY*** Typically when shipping internationally, I will find out the exact cost for shipping and re- invoice you for the listing including this exact shipping price. This is to ensure that you are not overcharged. I will never charge more for shipping than what is exactly charged to me.

Insurance can be purchased and added at buyer request, If you would like insurance, please let me know via convo, and I'll make a custom listing to reflect the charge...otherwise , once the items ship it is truly out of my hands. I can guarantee MY side of shipping only ...not USPS , FED EX , or any other providers. I always update order status so you know exact;y where your items are in process. You can check your order status under the "Purchases" heading in "Your Etsy" .
Additional policies and FAQs
Handmade Earwires: ALL handmade earwires are 20 gauge sterling silver.

Custom orders: Absolutely!!! Message me . Let's gel!

Feedback : I try leave feedback once the transaction is complete. This means you get your feedback BEFORE you even get your item, typically before it's even shipped! It's only fair...your part is over and done with. You were a great customer, and you deserve the recognition. I kindly ask that buyers PLEASE take the time to leave feedback for my shop once they have received their order. Feedback is weighed quite heavily here on ETSY. It's really the only way future customers can be sure that a vendor is worth frequenting. I strive to have a reputation of honest business practices, and happy customers.I promise to do everything in my power to make sure your experience at The Eclectic Slide is a positive one. .. I am here FOR YOU.

Thank you so much!