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thekeyofa

KEY OF A / SURESHOT JEWELRY-Upcycled & Bullet Jewelry

Quincy, Illinois · 6872 Sales

thekeyofa

KEY OF A / SURESHOT JEWELRY-Upcycled & Bullet Jewelry

Quincy, Illinois 6872 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1683)

Shop owner

Anne

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Announcement   2017 HOLIDAY PRODUCTION & SHIPPING SCHEDULE IS POSTED IN OUR COVER PHOTO. PLEASE REFER TO THIS WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDERS. YOU ARE ABLE TO PLACE AN ORDER UP TO AND INCLUDING THE 17TH OF DECEMBER WITH FIRST CLASS SHIPPING. IT IS AFTER THE 17TH THAT RESTRICTIONS TO THE SHIPPING METHOD WILL APPLY IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR ORDER ARRIVE BY THE 24TH.

Email us with any questions or special requests or concerns. We're here to help you as best we can with your holiday gift buying!

****

WELCOME to Key of A® and SureShot™ Jewelry! You've landed in the right place if you are looking for the widest selection of upcycled jewelry & accessories or the home to the oldest & largest designer shotgun & bullet casing jewelry since 2010 that you will find on Etsy.

Key of A® is home to SureShot™ Jewelry, the ONLY copyrighted shotgun and bullet casing collection in the United States. We remain a step above all of the "run of the mill" bullet jewelry you see congesting the Etsy platform these days and after over five years of being on the market! Our designs were created and are original dating back to 2009. We take pride in being the inspiration for so many of the newer shops, but rest assured our quality and design standards, our craftsmanship and mechanics, make our jewelry and accessories stand out and are superior. Compare ours to any and you will see the differences! You can find select pieces from SureShot™ here in our Key of A Etsy shop or visit our awesome SureShot Jewelry website at www.sureshotjewelry.com to see the entire collection. You can go to our active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sureshotjewelry to learn more and be "in the know" for the latest new products, specials and other promotions.

Key of A® is an upcycled jewelry and accessory company that was founded in 2008 with a single typewriter and has blossomed into a smorgasbord of repurposed designs. We hand pick found objects and pieces that speak to our artistic vision and create styles that are wearable and fashion forward. Like we say in our listings, we've been upcycling everything but the kitchen sink since we started back in 2008.

Welcome and feel free to contact us with your special requests. We house thousands of unique trinkets, objects, and small antiquities as well as an enormous inventory of casings and calibers of shotgun shells, bullet and rifle casings that you will find on Etsy. We also use customer submitted components. Email us for more information.

Shop around and compare. We opened our shop back in January of 2009 and started upcycling before "upcycling" became mainstream! We have a 5-star rating and we love our customers!

Thanks for shopping with us!

**************

Select pieces from our brand SureShot™ Jewelry are available here in our Etsy shop. We are the oldest producers of this type of jewelry in the country and we own the only US Patent for the process of manufacturing bullet and shotgun casings into jewelry applications. We have the widest and highest quality, artisan crafted selection of shotgun and bullet casing jewelry and accessories you will find featuring a full selection for both men and women. The complete body of work is registered with the US Copyright Office. See more information below.

SureShot designs have been gifted to celebrities Khloe Kardashian, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Georgia Pellegrini with select designs from this popular and ever growing collection. SureShot™ lined the celebrity gift bags at the 2012 Prime Time Emmy Awards as well as the Country Music Awards. SureShot is endorsed by the largest huntress in the country, Melissa Bachman of Winchester Deadly Passion. Melissa wears our jewelry all over the US. If you see jewelry on Melissa, it is from SureShot Jewelry! Overall, our collection tops 500 pieces of stylish, hip, country, biker, rocker, western, steampunk and more, all of which are rolled up into this fashion forward one of a kind collection called SureShot™ Jewelry! As we say, "It's Loaded with Style!"

A note about our typewriter key jewelry. All of our designs are original to us as we started creating this genre of jewelry in 2008 before many latter shops came into existence on this platform. If you see other shops that opened in later years that are selling our designs, know that they are copies and not our work, our craftsmanship, our quality US components or chains. They are basically infringements of our work and we hope you value originality and the hard work we took to create those original designs way back in our early years and will not purchase from those shops, but instead, purchase from the original artist! Why buy a copy when you can have the original?! Price does equate to quality and proper jewelry mechanics as well as authenticity when it comes to typewriter keys being utilized in jewelry. Our keys are removed from actual vintage typewriters and go through a rigorous process to prepare them for use in jewelry. We never open the keys and use fake "key legends" inside, but keep the keys in their original state. Patina, dents, discoloration and crazing are all evidence that our keys are real and that's what makes this genre of jewelry so attractive. We resell the rest of our machines to restorers and we use ALL keys from EVERY keyboard. You won't find us selling cups of unused keys on Ebay.

********************************************************************************************

LOOKING TO CARRY SURESHOT JEWELRY IN YOUR SHOP? If you are a retailer, gun or tactical shop, high end boutique or western wear shop, we are always looking for new retail partners. We have WHOLESALING OPPORTUNITIES available in several states to carry this exclusive collection. Please visit our SureShot™ website at www.sureshotjewelry.com and click on the "Become a Retailer" link at the top or bottom of the Home Page. A retailer application is available to fill out to start the process of opening an account with us. Just want to inquire? Please email us at wholesale [!at] sureshotjewelry.com for more information.

SureShot uses only USA produced and plated components, only USA packaging, most of it recycled or organic and our leather is also produced right here in the US.

COPYRIGHT NOTE: THE SURESHOT DESIGNS WE LIST IN THIS ETSY SHOP AS WELL AS THE COLLECTION ON OUR SEPARATE SURESHOT JEWELRY WEBSITE ARE REGISTERED WITH THE U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE AND OWNED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE KEY OF A, LLC. WE REPORT ALL INSTANCES OF INFRINGEMENT OF OUR SURESHOT DESIGNS TO ETSY AS WELL AS TO OUR ATTORNEYS FOR FURTHER LEGAL ACTION. WE PURSUE ALL INFRINGEMENT BEYOND YOUR ETSY SHOP, INCLUDING ANY WEBSITES YOU HAVE, FACEBOOK PAGES, PINTEREST, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM, SHOWS YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN YOUR LOCAL AREA, ETC. SO JUST BECAUSE YOUR INFRINGEMENT INSTANCES ARE REMOVED THROUGH ETSY, KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WILL PURSUE YOUR OTHER PLATFORMS AS WELL. IT IS ADVISED THAT IF WE REPORT INFRINGEMENT THROUGH ETSY AND ETSY TAKES DOWN YOUR LISTINGS, THAT YOU PROMPTLY REMOVE THOSE LISTINGS FROM ANY OTHER PLATFORM YOU OPERATE WHERE THAT INFRINGEMENT IS OCCURRING. COPYRIGHT LAW IS NOT PRETTY WHEN YOU ARE THE INFRINGER, SO DON'T COPY OTHER ARTIST'S WORK TO BEGIN WITH. IF YOU ARE TRULY AN ARTIST, YOU WILL CREATE YOUR OWN DESIGNS!

PATENT INFORMATION: OUR METHOD FOR PROCESSING SHOTGUN AND BULLET CASINGS INTO JEWELRY APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN GRANTED A PATENT BY THE USPTO SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK HOW WE MANUFACTURE OUR CASINGS IN AN EMAIL.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM COPYING ANY OF OUR WORK, OR EVEN FINDING INSPIRATION FROM OUR DESIGNS (WHICH CAN ALSO BE CONSIDERED INFRINGEMENT) BY LINGERING IN OUR SHOP. IF YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE, PLEASE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AS OUR ATTORNEYS WILL PURSUE ANY AND ALL INSTANCES OF INFRINGEMENT, PLAGERISM, ETC. IF WE HAVE NOT GRANTED YOU A LICENSING AGREEMENT TO REPRODUCE OUR WORK, DO NOT PRODUCE OUR DESIGNS.

Thanks for visiting us and we hope you find something you like!

FOR KEY OF A FANS:
Follow us on Twitter: @thekeyofa
Visit our website: www.thekeyofa.com
Like us at www.facebook.com/keyofa

FOR SURESHOT FANS:
Visit our website: www.sureshotjewelry.com
Follow us on Twitter: @sureshotjewelry
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sureshotjewelry
Pinterest Fanatics: www.pinterest.com/sureshotjewelry
Instagram: sureshotjewelry

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

2017 HOLIDAY PRODUCTION & SHIPPING SCHEDULE IS POSTED IN OUR COVER PHOTO. PLEASE REFER TO THIS WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDERS. YOU ARE ABLE TO PLACE AN ORDER UP TO AND INCLUDING THE 17TH OF DECEMBER WITH FIRST CLASS SHIPPING. IT IS AFTER THE 17TH THAT RESTRICTIONS TO THE SHIPPING METHOD WILL APPLY IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR ORDER ARRIVE BY THE 24TH.

Email us with any questions or special requests or concerns. We're here to help you as best we can with your holiday gift buying!

****

WELCOME to Key of A® and SureShot™ Jewelry! You've landed in the right place if you are looking for the widest selection of upcycled jewelry & accessories or the home to the oldest & largest designer shotgun & bullet casing jewelry since 2010 that you will find on Etsy.

Key of A® is home to SureShot™ Jewelry, the ONLY copyrighted shotgun and bullet casing collection in the United States. We remain a step above all of the "run of the mill" bullet jewelry you see congesting the Etsy platform these days and after over five years of being on the market! Our designs were created and are original dating back to 2009. We take pride in being the inspiration for so many of the newer shops, but rest assured our quality and design standards, our craftsmanship and mechanics, make our jewelry and accessories stand out and are superior. Compare ours to any and you will see the differences! You can find select pieces from SureShot™ here in our Key of A Etsy shop or visit our awesome SureShot Jewelry website at www.sureshotjewelry.com to see the entire collection. You can go to our active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sureshotjewelry to learn more and be "in the know" for the latest new products, specials and other promotions.

Key of A® is an upcycled jewelry and accessory company that was founded in 2008 with a single typewriter and has blossomed into a smorgasbord of repurposed designs. We hand pick found objects and pieces that speak to our artistic vision and create styles that are wearable and fashion forward. Like we say in our listings, we've been upcycling everything but the kitchen sink since we started back in 2008.

Welcome and feel free to contact us with your special requests. We house thousands of unique trinkets, objects, and small antiquities as well as an enormous inventory of casings and calibers of shotgun shells, bullet and rifle casings that you will find on Etsy. We also use customer submitted components. Email us for more information.

Shop around and compare. We opened our shop back in January of 2009 and started upcycling before "upcycling" became mainstream! We have a 5-star rating and we love our customers!

Thanks for shopping with us!

**************

Select pieces from our brand SureShot™ Jewelry are available here in our Etsy shop. We are the oldest producers of this type of jewelry in the country and we own the only US Patent for the process of manufacturing bullet and shotgun casings into jewelry applications. We have the widest and highest quality, artisan crafted selection of shotgun and bullet casing jewelry and accessories you will find featuring a full selection for both men and women. The complete body of work is registered with the US Copyright Office. See more information below.

SureShot designs have been gifted to celebrities Khloe Kardashian, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Georgia Pellegrini with select designs from this popular and ever growing collection. SureShot™ lined the celebrity gift bags at the 2012 Prime Time Emmy Awards as well as the Country Music Awards. SureShot is endorsed by the largest huntress in the country, Melissa Bachman of Winchester Deadly Passion. Melissa wears our jewelry all over the US. If you see jewelry on Melissa, it is from SureShot Jewelry! Overall, our collection tops 500 pieces of stylish, hip, country, biker, rocker, western, steampunk and more, all of which are rolled up into this fashion forward one of a kind collection called SureShot™ Jewelry! As we say, "It's Loaded with Style!"

A note about our typewriter key jewelry. All of our designs are original to us as we started creating this genre of jewelry in 2008 before many latter shops came into existence on this platform. If you see other shops that opened in later years that are selling our designs, know that they are copies and not our work, our craftsmanship, our quality US components or chains. They are basically infringements of our work and we hope you value originality and the hard work we took to create those original designs way back in our early years and will not purchase from those shops, but instead, purchase from the original artist! Why buy a copy when you can have the original?! Price does equate to quality and proper jewelry mechanics as well as authenticity when it comes to typewriter keys being utilized in jewelry. Our keys are removed from actual vintage typewriters and go through a rigorous process to prepare them for use in jewelry. We never open the keys and use fake "key legends" inside, but keep the keys in their original state. Patina, dents, discoloration and crazing are all evidence that our keys are real and that's what makes this genre of jewelry so attractive. We resell the rest of our machines to restorers and we use ALL keys from EVERY keyboard. You won't find us selling cups of unused keys on Ebay.

********************************************************************************************

LOOKING TO CARRY SURESHOT JEWELRY IN YOUR SHOP? If you are a retailer, gun or tactical shop, high end boutique or western wear shop, we are always looking for new retail partners. We have WHOLESALING OPPORTUNITIES available in several states to carry this exclusive collection. Please visit our SureShot™ website at www.sureshotjewelry.com and click on the "Become a Retailer" link at the top or bottom of the Home Page. A retailer application is available to fill out to start the process of opening an account with us. Just want to inquire? Please email us at wholesale [!at] sureshotjewelry.com for more information.

SureShot uses only USA produced and plated components, only USA packaging, most of it recycled or organic and our leather is also produced right here in the US.

COPYRIGHT NOTE: THE SURESHOT DESIGNS WE LIST IN THIS ETSY SHOP AS WELL AS THE COLLECTION ON OUR SEPARATE SURESHOT JEWELRY WEBSITE ARE REGISTERED WITH THE U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE AND OWNED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE KEY OF A, LLC. WE REPORT ALL INSTANCES OF INFRINGEMENT OF OUR SURESHOT DESIGNS TO ETSY AS WELL AS TO OUR ATTORNEYS FOR FURTHER LEGAL ACTION. WE PURSUE ALL INFRINGEMENT BEYOND YOUR ETSY SHOP, INCLUDING ANY WEBSITES YOU HAVE, FACEBOOK PAGES, PINTEREST, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM, SHOWS YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN YOUR LOCAL AREA, ETC. SO JUST BECAUSE YOUR INFRINGEMENT INSTANCES ARE REMOVED THROUGH ETSY, KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WILL PURSUE YOUR OTHER PLATFORMS AS WELL. IT IS ADVISED THAT IF WE REPORT INFRINGEMENT THROUGH ETSY AND ETSY TAKES DOWN YOUR LISTINGS, THAT YOU PROMPTLY REMOVE THOSE LISTINGS FROM ANY OTHER PLATFORM YOU OPERATE WHERE THAT INFRINGEMENT IS OCCURRING. COPYRIGHT LAW IS NOT PRETTY WHEN YOU ARE THE INFRINGER, SO DON'T COPY OTHER ARTIST'S WORK TO BEGIN WITH. IF YOU ARE TRULY AN ARTIST, YOU WILL CREATE YOUR OWN DESIGNS!

PATENT INFORMATION: OUR METHOD FOR PROCESSING SHOTGUN AND BULLET CASINGS INTO JEWELRY APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN GRANTED A PATENT BY THE USPTO SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK HOW WE MANUFACTURE OUR CASINGS IN AN EMAIL.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM COPYING ANY OF OUR WORK, OR EVEN FINDING INSPIRATION FROM OUR DESIGNS (WHICH CAN ALSO BE CONSIDERED INFRINGEMENT) BY LINGERING IN OUR SHOP. IF YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE, PLEASE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AS OUR ATTORNEYS WILL PURSUE ANY AND ALL INSTANCES OF INFRINGEMENT, PLAGERISM, ETC. IF WE HAVE NOT GRANTED YOU A LICENSING AGREEMENT TO REPRODUCE OUR WORK, DO NOT PRODUCE OUR DESIGNS.

Thanks for visiting us and we hope you find something you like!

FOR KEY OF A FANS:
Follow us on Twitter: @thekeyofa
Visit our website: www.thekeyofa.com
Like us at www.facebook.com/keyofa

FOR SURESHOT FANS:
Visit our website: www.sureshotjewelry.com
Follow us on Twitter: @sureshotjewelry
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sureshotjewelry
Pinterest Fanatics: www.pinterest.com/sureshotjewelry
Instagram: sureshotjewelry

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(1683)
Brittany Hart

Brittany Hart on Dec 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love, Love and Love the earrings!!😍 Fast shipping and OMG, the packaging perfect and with a Holiday Cheer inside the box !😃👍 You will NOT be disappointed!!

Joy NeSmith

Joy NeSmith on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this necklace for my sister, she loves bear jewelry. I know she will be thrilled with it. This is a beautiful necklace and Anne was so helpful in talking with me to make sure it was perfect which I so appreciated. Awesome store and quick shipping. Thank you again!!!

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Longtime Artist, Designer and "Old Soul", turns passion for the past and all things vintage, into a successful upcycled jewelry and accessory company.

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  • Anne

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Founder

    Lifelong artist, schooled in art & design, a seasoned rehabber, a trash to treasure upcycler, jewelry artisan for the last 8 yrs, an inventor with the only US Patented shotgun/bullet casing collection in the country, SureShot Jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 7, 2016
We stand behind everything we make, so please do not hesitate to contact us if something is mechanically amiss as far as your purchase. We understand that sometimes a component may be defective or doesn't work as it should. We will correct such aspects! If a component is an antiquities or vintage piece, please refer to the listing description as some of these antique components may be inoperable and noted there. Regarding other returns and exchanges, please refer to our complete policies below before contacting us with special note to the section marked with three asterisks (***).

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NOTE TO ALL ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: SALES TAX WILL BE CHARGED ON ANY ORDERS FROM ILLINOIS CUSTOMERS. THE CURRENT RATE IS 8.00%. YOU WILL SEE THE TAX AT THE TIME YOU CHECK OUT THROUGH PAYPAL.
As a Missouri based corporation, we are required to collect vendor tax, so Missouri residents will be taxed at the vendor rate of 4.225%.

Reserved Listings/Custom Orders: Payment for custom made orders is required in full before the order can be created. Because of the nature of our components, we must have payment in order to reserve those components for use in the pieces that comprise your custom order. Our components are found and not mass produced, making them premium in nature and making inventory limited. Although we advertise that we accept custom orders, we have the right to refuse any work that we feel is not within our aesthetic or fit our personal artistic process.
Shipping
We ship throughout the United States, Canada and Worldwide.

We do not ship daily, but your order will be processed and shipped within 4-5 business days with the exception of the holiday season, where we usually have a 5-7 day turnaround time and for wedding orders where multiple items are needed (i.e. cuff links), please allow 7-10 business days.

All listings in ANY Etsy shop have a tab labeled "Shipping" that is available to you and contains valuable information about that individual shop's shipping polices and procedures. Because this is available to you prior to purchase, we are not responsible for any shipping issues that pertain to the information provided under that tab. When you complete your purchase, you are accepting those policies and procedures.

Need to know when your order will likely ship? YOUR ORDER RECEIPT THAT YOU PRINT FROM THE Etsy SYSTEM INDICATES YOUR "SHIP BY" DATE. IT IS IN BOLD AND ON THE RIGHT COLUMN OF THE RECEIPT. Use that as a guide. Exceptions are custom orders which will have the production and shipping time stated in the individual Reserved Listing itself and Holidays wherein we will post the current processing times for that particular holiday and finally, if we contact you regarding your order via the Etsy platform and indicate a shipping delay.

If you have made a special request for certain brands of bullet casings or shotgun casings and our metal cuff bracelets which are made to order, this may affect our stated processing times.

A NOTE ON WEDDING ORDERS: Please allow us up to two weeks processing time on multiple item orders for weddings or similar events. Also, leave a note in the "note from buyer" area the date of your event or wedding or contact us if you are ordering late so we can work with you.

ORDERING AS A GIFT AND YOU ARE SHIPPING IT DIRECTLY TO THE RECIPIENT ADDRESS? Please leave a note at checkout that your order is a gift and the address is the recipient address. As standard procedure, we enclose a copy of the order in every package. By leaving a note that "This is a gift", we will EXCLUDE said copy from the package.

BEFORE CONTACTING US with any shipping issues, PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDER RECEIPT FOR THE STATED "Ship By" date indicated. If you purchased during the holiday season, please refer to our Shop Announcement for any exceptions to the "ship by" date stated on your Order Receipt. If you have already received a Shipping Notification email that contained your tracking information, please use the link in that email which will take you to the USPS website in order for you to track your package. We use Stamps.com to process all of our packages thus all of our packages are incorporated into the USPS system as soon as the post office takes possession of them and scans the barcode on your particular package. Also, please check the address you have entered in the Etsy system. This is the address we use to ship your purchases. We do not cancel or refund orders if your address was incorrect in the system at the time you placed your order and subsequently shipped to the that address.

General turnaround times posted on the USPS site (holidays are exceptions):
First Class Mail thru USPS generally takes 3-5 days anywhere in the US.
Priority Shipping generally takes 2-3 business days. These shipping times are quoted directly from USPS: go to www.usps.com for more details on these shipping methods.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING:

Our shipping costs stated on all listings are based on U.S. First Class mail at $4.95. Additional items you add to your cart from our shop will calculate at $1.30 each.

If you would like your item shipped faster, the dropdown at checkout allows you to choose either Priority Mail or Express Mail. Charges for those methods will show at checkout. These methods are "zip code" based meaning that turnaround times can vary, but generally Priority Mail is 2-3 business days and Express Mail is 1-2 business days.

If you would like insurance on your item(s), it will be extra. Note that insurance is provided through USPS automatically and free for up to a $50 value. Value does play an issue with insurance costs, but we can quote you based on the amount of your purchase. Please contact us PRIOR to purchasing if you want your purchase insured OVER $50.

CANADA AND WORLDWIDE SHIPMENTS:

At this time, we ship internationally via First Class International shipping. Note that there is no tracking number or insurance of any kind with this method of shipping. You will be provided with a shipping notification email the day your order ships that will contain a "Customs Number". This number will travel on the package, but once the package leaves US soil, we have NO WAY of tracking the package until your destination country receives and scans it. Please don't contact us to let you know where the package is. We don't know that information. We will ship your package to the address you provide through Etsy within 4-5 days of your payment with the exception of a holiday where our processing time may extend to 7 days or more. PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DUTY OR CUSTOM CHARGES ASSESSED AT THE DESTINATION COUNTRY. THESE ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Again, please realize that once your package leaves the United States, we do not have any control over it, thus we are not liable for loss, theft or non-delivery and will not issue refunds for these situations. Just the same, we will not be able to tell you any specifics about the whereabouts of your package once it leaves American soil.

All international shipments require a Customs Declaration Form. Note that because some countries can prohibit the shipping of jewelry, we declare the contents of your package as being "costume jewelry" and will list the value of your item(s) as well. Hopefully, this will avoid the possibility of your shipment being held up in Customs for any reason.

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

Note that we will not give refunds or cancellations for an order not received (i.e. "non-delivery"). We also do not refund or cancel for errors in your mailing address. Please make sure the address that you have entered into the Etsy system is free of misspellings, is current and is properly capitalized. We export these addresses as they are, we do not retype them. It is a good idea to check your Etsy account address and your Paypal address to make sure they are up to date and consistent before shopping on any online platform. If we do receive an order back to us for non-delivery due to incorrect address, insufficient address or incomplete addresses, we will be happy to reship your items out, but you will have to pay for the shipping cost. If you attempt to cancel the order or request a refund at that time, your order will be subject to a 50% restocking fee to cover our cost of handling your package up to that point. We do not refund for the original shipping cost.

A NOTE ABOUT CANCELLING AN ORDER THROUGH THE ETSY PLATFORM: This is a service offered by ETSY, but not by KEY OF A. We do not accept an order cancellation once your order has been put into processing. Processing begins on the next day from the date of your order. Our jewelry is handcrafted, not mass produced so we have production times and systems in place in order to expedite our orders in a timely manner for all of our customer orders at any time. Cancellations requested after the order is in processing are subject to a 50% restocking fee.

WE RESERVED THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY REFUND OR CANCELLATION. PERIOD.

PACKAGING NOTES:

Note that we ship all of our jewelry in bubble packs so as not to damage the gift box(es) within. We uniquely mount all of our jewelry and accessories, wrap them in coordinating tissue, and enclose them in our branded gift boxes with jute tie. We have very strong branding, so our packaging is most attractive, ready for gift giving and secure for shipping within the bubble mailers. For the holidays, we use a coordinating holiday tissue paper in place of our normal solid tissue. Sorry, but we do not have enclosure cards at this time and we do not gift wrap.

NEED OVERNIGHT SHIPPING?

See above. We offer Express Mail service through the USPS. It is a 1-2 business day service that is zip code dependent. Use the dropdown at checkout to choose this method. Go to www. usps.com to find out the turnaround time from our zip to yours. Our shipping zip code is 62306.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because of the nature of our handcrafted, and often one of a kind work, we do not generally issue refunds or exchanges. This includes requests for cancellation. Please review the information below, copied from the Shipping Policy section above.

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

Note that we will not give refunds or cancellations for an order not received (i.e. "non-delivery"). We also do not refund or cancel for errors in your mailing address. Please make sure the address that you have entered into the Etsy system is free of misspellings, is current and is properly capitalized. We export these addresses as they are, we do not retype them. It is a good idea to check your Etsy account address and your Paypal address to make sure they are up to date and consistent before shopping on any online platform. If we do receive an order back to us for non-delivery due to incorrect address, insufficient address or incomplete addresses, we will be happy to reship your items out, but you will have to pay for the shipping cost. If you attempt to cancel the order or request a refund at that time, your order will be subject to a 50% restocking fee to cover our cost of handling your package up to that point. We do not refund for the original shipping cost.

A NOTE ABOUT CANCELLING AN ORDER THROUGH THE ETSY PLATFORM: This is a service offered by ETSY, but not by KEY OF A. We do not accept an order cancellation once your order has been put into processing. Processing begins on the next day from the date of your order. Our jewelry is handcrafted, not mass produced so we have production times and systems in place in order to expedite our orders in a timely manner for all of our customer orders at any time. Cancellations requested after the order is in processing are subject to a 50% restocking fee. Cancelling an order once we receive it back for any reason and make contact with you to arrange for reshipping will be subject to a 50% restocking fee if you decide to cancel it at that time. Any filled order that is cancelled prior to shipment is also subject to a 50% restocking fee. Any order that had special requests such as a brand preference, caliber preference or color preference or a complete custom order (Reserved Listing created specifically for that customer), is subject to a 50% restocking fee.

WE RESERVED THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY REFUND OR CANCELLATION. PERIOD.

Remember that you are purchasing artisan made jewelry with authentic, vintage, refound, or even hard to find and rare components, not mass produced goods from a big box retailer like Amazon. We create each individual piece by hand thus we hope that you are shopping Etsy for these very reasons - to buy artisan made, handcrafted, made in the USA work and that you support this and embrace this. In buying from such a business, you are helping support small businesses in general and you appreciate the time, creativity, passion and labor that goes into every piece of jewelry we offer to you. You appreciate and respect these aspects as opposed to shopping a big retailer who purchases large quantities of mass produced jewelry at a discount, assembled in third world countries, with components that are reproduced thousands of times and cost pennies on the dollar to make, thus they can afford to take exchanges or take returns, because of their cheap labor and quantity purchases to supply their huge stores. We would rather you shop elsewhere if these are things that don't matter to you, but we would like to think that you shopped our store because you did care and you saw the "blood, sweat and tears" that went into our work to make something special for you to purchase, something unique, something artisan made and handcrafted right here in the United States. We thank you for shopping with us and supporting small businesses like ours, we really do!

PURCHASES DURING HOLIDAY SEASONS. If your purchase is made during the holiday season, please refer to our Shop Announcement for any specific information pertaining to processing times, cut off dates, shipping times, USPS schedules, and custom orders since the holiday season brings with it higher volumes of business to our shop and may affect our normal processing times, cut off dates, shipping times and custom orders.

Although we produce a quality product and confident in its construction, we understand that there may be circumstances that arise**. If something should happen in the first 7 days after you've received your item(s), please contact us with details of the issue. We won't know anything is wrong with your purchase or if you are unhappy with your purchase UNLESS YOU CONTACT US AND LET US KNOW! :) If your item(s) is damaged in shipment, again, immediately contact us and we can arrange for a replacement if the item cannot be repaired. We will work with you on a suitable solution to assure your satisfaction on these particular issues.

**Examples of circumstances that we will correct include but are not limited to: clasps do not work, hard to operate or break, wired beads become loose, jump ring is not tight. Other issues not listed will be determined on a case by case basis.

**Examples of circumstances that we cannot correct (refund or cancel): You thought the item was bigger or smaller, you decide it's the wrong color, it's heavier or lighter than you thought or perhaps after receiving it, you decide you didn't like it. Not reading any part of our shop information, policies, descriptions, photos, etc. where the information was disclosed to you prior to making your purchasing decision. We reserve the right to refuse any return.

SPECIAL NOTE: Returns/Exchanges sent to us without first receiving authorization for such exchanges/returns are subject to a 50% restocking fee. Shipping costs are not refunded. Purchases made through this Etsy platform, and although some of the products may be contained on our other websites outside of Etsy, are subject to the policies in this Etsy shop. Policies of our other sites do NOT apply to this Etsy shop.

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We do our best to describe our found objects with their sizes in our listing descriptions and through our photographs. We understand that you may not be familiar with certain found objects or components used in our designs. Some objects we feel speak for themselves in size, weight, height or width, but if you have any doubts or are not sure, and your questions are not answered thru the listing photos, please err on the side of contacting us right from the listing PRIOR to purchasing.

Any exceptions to the above regarding returns will be handled on a case by case basis through communication with you via email or phone. Any refunds or exchanges that have been arranged as exceptions to our stated policies above will be subject to a 50% restocking fee. We do not refund shipping charges for original purchase or your cost to return the item or items to us.

In addition, we do reserve the right to make substitutions of similar like/kind components where we feel that quality is an issue. Because our work is handcrafted and utilizes refound objects, we sometimes will re-evaluate or respond to customer feedback regarding a product and will research and replace the component with one of like/kind but of a higher quality. As a result, sometimes the photos may reflect the original component or finding until we can replace the photos with the improved and modified look. As experienced artists, we will always make sure that the aesthetic of our work remains consistent. Feel free to email us with any questions or concerns.

We can't stress enough that you read the listing descriptions in their entirety as most if not all of your questions can be found there. As a convenience, Etsy sets up the listings structure so you can simply click on the "Ask a Question" box located in all listing descriptions as a convenience. By emailing us from this location, Etsy will provide a link automatically in the email you send, making it more efficient for us to quickly communicate and help with your questions. Also, for convenience, all listing descriptions include a "Shipping & Policies" tab so you can click and read our processing and shipping fees/methods before making your purchasing decisions.

If you still have questions, please email us through the Etsy system, preferably from the Order Receipt so it will link your order and we can more efficiently respond.
Additional policies and FAQs
ENGRAVING: We are not engravers. Engraving is a service provided by any local jewelry store in your particular area or an engraving shop for very little cost. Our studio does not house the equipment to provide this service at this time.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Although our shop is set to accept custom orders as per Etsy's feature, we accept custom orders on case by case basis and can refuse to accept a custom order for any reason. We accept customer submitted pieces in our work dependent on prior photos of those pieces and compatibility of those pieces in our designs or ability in general to convert them tastefully into jewelry applications subject to our style and aesthetic. Keep in mind that we utilize vintage and authentic components ourselves, many one of a kind, found, or limited in existence, and no longer produced, so our inventory can vary from week to week, meaning that a custom order where we are sourcing the vintage components could take weeks to months to create depending on availability of components on hand at the time of your request, our ability to search, find, and source those components. Be assured though, that we will try to accommodate your request if we are able. We reserve the right to refuse any custom request.

In the case of any of our SureShot Jewelry designs, and you are interested in submitting your own casings for use in designs from specifically the SureShot Jewelry collection, these requests can only be processed thru our website at www.sureshotjewelry.com and clicking on the box at the bottom of the Home Page labeled, "Your Casings, Our Designs". You must be on a desktop computer to access this service on our SureShot website.

Any questions you still have? Please email us. We're here to help.