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KEY OF A Upcycled Jewelry & SURESHOT Bullet Designs

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Announcement    WELCOME to both Key of A® and SureShot™ Jewelry! You've landed in the right place if you are looking for either the widest selection of original repurposed & upcycled jewelry & accessories called Key of A - one of the oldest shops on Etsy for this kind of jewelry! We are also the creators of the oldest & largest designer shotgun & bullet casing jewelry & accessory collection - SureShot Jewelry.

Key of A® is an upcycled jewelry and accessory company that was founded in 2008 with a single typewriter and blossomed into a smorgasbord of repurposed designs over the last 14 years. 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.

Key of A® is home to SureShot™ Jewelry, the ONLY copyrighted shotshell & bullet design collection in the United States. We remain a step above all of the "run of the mill" or "$19.95" bullet jewelry you see congesting the Etsy platform these days. Our designs were created and are original works 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 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 exclusive SureShot Jewelry website at https://www.sureshotjewelry.com to see the entire collection.

Newer shops may copy us, but they never equal us! Who wants a copy when you can buy from the original artist anyway!

Welcome to the shop and feel free to contact us with your special requests. We house hundreds of unique trinkets, objects, and small antiquities as well as an enormous inventory of casings and calibers of shotgun shells, bullet and rifle casings, all in our Missouri studio. Have your own small antiquities or special pieces? 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, we're a Star Seller and we love our customers!

Our original works designs have been on television, graced national magazines, local and regional papers, endorsed by celebrities, authors and other public figures and we have even gifted celebs at the major award shows. We participate in local, regional and national shows and have won awards for "Best Booth" many times over. Check out our social media pages for both collections to learn where we will be exhibiting this year.

Thank you for choosing handmade and supporting a small one woman business!

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

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!" Don't be fooled by a later shop that says their collection is "Recycled with Style", because that's what we've been doing forever!! LOL

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 WHOLESALE OPPORTUNITIES available in several states to carry this exclusive collection. Please visit our SureShot™ website at http://www.sureshotjewelry.com and click on the "Become a Retailer" link to learn more. Just want to inquire via email? Please email us at wholesale [!at] sureshotjewelry.com for more information.

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

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 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 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 ATTORNEY WILL PURSUE ANY AND ALL INSTANCES OF INFRINGEMENT, PLAGIARISM, ETC. A GOOD RULE OF THUMB TO FOLLOW: 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:
Like us at www.facebook.com/keyofa
Instagram: @thekeyofallc

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

BELOW ARE OUR BUSINESS POLICIES AND APPLY TO THIS SHOP IN REGARD TO RETURNS, EXCHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS:

I DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS. If you have a reason that you feel needs further consideration for a cancellation, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to listen to your reason for needing to cancel and will consider your individual situation.

RETURNS/EXCHANGE POLICY:
NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES. Feel free to contact me anyway to discuss your particular situation. No problem. Communication is the key. You must contact me to be considered for a refund or exchange outside of my standard policy. If I approve a return, I will give you a Return Authorization Number in our written convo. If I approve an Exchange, our written convo will be proof of my approval for the exchange and I will indicate any timeframe limitations for that exchange to take place. Either way, you must convo me through the Etsy platform if you are still seeking an exchange or return as an exception to the standard policy of No Returns and No Exchanges. Should you forego any communication with us and fail to get written authorization or approval as an exception to our stated policy thru the initiation of an Etsy convo with me, stating that such approval has been given, and you unilaterally return your purchase and should we receive such a package back, it will be subject to a 50% restocking fee and any remaining proceeds refunded to you through the original Etsy transaction. Shipping costs are not refundable. Note that I still reserve the right to refuse any refund or cancellation under circumstances such as false claims, altered jewelry, damaged jewelry, or any other material information that comes to light after such approval and/or after receiving and inspecting the jewelry. In these unique instances, my no return, no exchange policy will prevail. In the unlikely instance that you receive an incorrect item, please contact us, take a photo and we will have you mail that item back to us and refund you for First Class shipping cost to return it to us. Item must be repackaged as it was shipped and mailed back to the PO Box listed on the original packaging. Any damage, loss, mishandling or misdelivery of the item(s) back to us are the sole responsibility of the customer. We do not have return labels. If you decide to keep the item or refuse to ship it back, that is up to you, but no refunds will be given. Just the same, if you want to keep what you received, then we will refund or collect for any product pricing difference, whichever applies to your particular situation. If you want to cancel your order as a result of this situation and not return the incorrect item, we will only refund for the difference between what you received and what you ordered if it is a case where the item received was less than the item originally purchased. Any questions, please contact us.

Before contacting me for an exception to the No Return/No Exchange Policy, please review the reasons below where I cannot approve an exception:
1) I will not give refunds or cancellations for an order not received back to our PO Box (i.e. non-delivery, mishandling, mis-delivery, theft, damage or loss). Shipments sent back to us are the sole responsibility of the customer. Shipments sent back without any return authorization by me through an approval in an Etsy convo are the sole responsibility of the sender and we are not responsible for them in any way.
2) I 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 thru the integration of our shipping software, directly to the Etsy system, 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, after collecting a new shipping fee from you and verifying the address. If a package sent does not have sufficient postage and there is “postage due” and if we pay that postage, we will collect that postage due prior to reshipping your order. 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. And it goes without saying that your original shipping cost would not be part of any refund.
3) I also do not refund for these reasons/examples: A) You thought the item was bigger or smaller, B) you decide it's the wrong color, it's heavier or lighter than you thought, C) after receiving it, you decide you didn't like it or no longer need it, D) 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.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Although I hand make all of my jewelry, and I am certain I produce quality jewelry that is correct in the jewelry methods I use, and I am confident in its construction, I understand that there may be circumstances that arise upon the receipt of your jewelry. Please read below the reasons for which I I will correct an issue. Please contact me through the Etsy platform, which is the first step to any resolution.

Examples of circumstances that I will correct include, but are not limited to: 1) clasps that do not work, operate or break after first use, 2) wired beads become loose, 3) jump ring is not tight,

If you discover anything like this the first time you wear the jewelry, stop wearing it and contact me immediately. Other issues not listed here will be determined on a case by case basis. If you have worn the jewelry, I assume that you accepted it as being "great" and everything is "okay" with its construction and operation. Contacting me after you've worn it for a period of time and you then claim it is defective does not qualify for return. I do of course offer repair services. In this case, please submit photos and initiate an Etsy convo with me to work out a suitable resolution. And please contact me and HONESTLY relay what happened in wearing your jewelry instead of trying to claim after wearing it that it was all of sudden defective. If it was defective, you should not be wearing it to begin with and you should have already contacted me. Remember, I made it, so contact me and let me help if something is amiss.

Should your jewelry arrive damaged in shipment, again, immediately contact me, as well as take a picture or two and upload those as attachments to your email. I can arrange for a replacement if the item cannot be repaired. I will work with you on a suitable solution to assure your satisfaction on these particular issues. SPECIAL NOTE: I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY JEWELRY BACK FOR RETURN, EXCHANGE OR OTHERWISE THAT HAS BEEN MATERIALLY ALTERED AFTER PURCHASE/RECEIPT BY CUSTOMER. Any alterations immediately void any policies on returns/exchanges. I can only guarantee and stand behind the jewelry as created and shipped and in the manner of construction and with the components utilized at time of shipment. If you are unhappy with a component upon receipt, do not attempt to change it, simply contact me about your issue.

Otherwise, if something should happen in the first 7 days after you've received your item(s), please contact me via the Etsy platform with details of the issue. I do not and have never accepted phone calls through the Etsy platform. Your Order Receipt enclosed in the package gives you instructions on how to contact me, but really it’s as simple as going to your Orders on your account and clicking on Contact Seller. Note: If you purchased your jewelry from me while at a show or other venue, then please email me. If you purchased from another website of mine, then you will need to contact me through the respective website. The Etsy platform and my Etsy shop are for the discussion of Etsy orders only.

IMPORTANT! Communication is the most important element in any transaction. I don’t’ know anything is wrong with your purchase or if you are unhappy with your purchase UNLESS YOU CONTACT ME! See your ORDER RECEIPT contained in your package for the steps to take…CONTACT ME is the first one. Please, do NOT leave your issue in a review. That is unacceptable and not the proper way to communicate with any Etsy seller. An Etsy convo directly with the shop owner is the most efficient way to get your issue handled. Give me the opportunity to help you the issue FIRST. That’s what I’m here for!

SPECIAL NOTE: Key of A LLC is an independent corporation outside of the Etsy platform and we only utilize and pay for the space within the Etsy platform to sell our merchandise. Etsy is in no way an officer of our company, nor does Etsy have any interest in our corporation, thus does not control our business operations in any way. Any policies of our other websites where we may sell our products lines do NOT apply to the policies we post in regard to the operations of this Etsy shop.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 26, 2023

WELCOME to both Key of A® and SureShot™ Jewelry! You've landed in the right place if you are looking for either the widest selection of original repurposed & upcycled jewelry & accessories called Key of A - one of the oldest shops on Etsy for this kind of jewelry! We are also the creators of the oldest & largest designer shotgun & bullet casing jewelry & accessory collection - SureShot Jewelry.

Key of A® is an upcycled jewelry and accessory company that was founded in 2008 with a single typewriter and blossomed into a smorgasbord of repurposed designs over the last 14 years. 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.

Key of A® is home to SureShot™ Jewelry, the ONLY copyrighted shotshell & bullet design collection in the United States. We remain a step above all of the "run of the mill" or "$19.95" bullet jewelry you see congesting the Etsy platform these days. Our designs were created and are original works 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 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 exclusive SureShot Jewelry website at https://www.sureshotjewelry.com to see the entire collection.

Newer shops may copy us, but they never equal us! Who wants a copy when you can buy from the original artist anyway!

Welcome to the shop and feel free to contact us with your special requests. We house hundreds of unique trinkets, objects, and small antiquities as well as an enormous inventory of casings and calibers of shotgun shells, bullet and rifle casings, all in our Missouri studio. Have your own small antiquities or special pieces? 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, we're a Star Seller and we love our customers!

Our original works designs have been on television, graced national magazines, local and regional papers, endorsed by celebrities, authors and other public figures and we have even gifted celebs at the major award shows. We participate in local, regional and national shows and have won awards for "Best Booth" many times over. Check out our social media pages for both collections to learn where we will be exhibiting this year.

Thank you for choosing handmade and supporting a small one woman business!

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

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!" Don't be fooled by a later shop that says their collection is "Recycled with Style", because that's what we've been doing forever!! LOL

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 WHOLESALE OPPORTUNITIES available in several states to carry this exclusive collection. Please visit our SureShot™ website at http://www.sureshotjewelry.com and click on the "Become a Retailer" link to learn more. Just want to inquire via email? Please email us at wholesale [!at] sureshotjewelry.com for more information.

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

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 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 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 ATTORNEY WILL PURSUE ANY AND ALL INSTANCES OF INFRINGEMENT, PLAGIARISM, ETC. A GOOD RULE OF THUMB TO FOLLOW: 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:
Like us at www.facebook.com/keyofa
Instagram: @thekeyofallc

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

BELOW ARE OUR BUSINESS POLICIES AND APPLY TO THIS SHOP IN REGARD TO RETURNS, EXCHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS:

I DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS. If you have a reason that you feel needs further consideration for a cancellation, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to listen to your reason for needing to cancel and will consider your individual situation.

RETURNS/EXCHANGE POLICY:
NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES. Feel free to contact me anyway to discuss your particular situation. No problem. Communication is the key. You must contact me to be considered for a refund or exchange outside of my standard policy. If I approve a return, I will give you a Return Authorization Number in our written convo. If I approve an Exchange, our written convo will be proof of my approval for the exchange and I will indicate any timeframe limitations for that exchange to take place. Either way, you must convo me through the Etsy platform if you are still seeking an exchange or return as an exception to the standard policy of No Returns and No Exchanges. Should you forego any communication with us and fail to get written authorization or approval as an exception to our stated policy thru the initiation of an Etsy convo with me, stating that such approval has been given, and you unilaterally return your purchase and should we receive such a package back, it will be subject to a 50% restocking fee and any remaining proceeds refunded to you through the original Etsy transaction. Shipping costs are not refundable. Note that I still reserve the right to refuse any refund or cancellation under circumstances such as false claims, altered jewelry, damaged jewelry, or any other material information that comes to light after such approval and/or after receiving and inspecting the jewelry. In these unique instances, my no return, no exchange policy will prevail. In the unlikely instance that you receive an incorrect item, please contact us, take a photo and we will have you mail that item back to us and refund you for First Class shipping cost to return it to us. Item must be repackaged as it was shipped and mailed back to the PO Box listed on the original packaging. Any damage, loss, mishandling or misdelivery of the item(s) back to us are the sole responsibility of the customer. We do not have return labels. If you decide to keep the item or refuse to ship it back, that is up to you, but no refunds will be given. Just the same, if you want to keep what you received, then we will refund or collect for any product pricing difference, whichever applies to your particular situation. If you want to cancel your order as a result of this situation and not return the incorrect item, we will only refund for the difference between what you received and what you ordered if it is a case where the item received was less than the item originally purchased. Any questions, please contact us.

Before contacting me for an exception to the No Return/No Exchange Policy, please review the reasons below where I cannot approve an exception:
1) I will not give refunds or cancellations for an order not received back to our PO Box (i.e. non-delivery, mishandling, mis-delivery, theft, damage or loss). Shipments sent back to us are the sole responsibility of the customer. Shipments sent back without any return authorization by me through an approval in an Etsy convo are the sole responsibility of the sender and we are not responsible for them in any way.
2) I 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 thru the integration of our shipping software, directly to the Etsy system, 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, after collecting a new shipping fee from you and verifying the address. If a package sent does not have sufficient postage and there is “postage due” and if we pay that postage, we will collect that postage due prior to reshipping your order. 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. And it goes without saying that your original shipping cost would not be part of any refund.
3) I also do not refund for these reasons/examples: A) You thought the item was bigger or smaller, B) you decide it's the wrong color, it's heavier or lighter than you thought, C) after receiving it, you decide you didn't like it or no longer need it, D) 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.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Although I hand make all of my jewelry, and I am certain I produce quality jewelry that is correct in the jewelry methods I use, and I am confident in its construction, I understand that there may be circumstances that arise upon the receipt of your jewelry. Please read below the reasons for which I I will correct an issue. Please contact me through the Etsy platform, which is the first step to any resolution.

Examples of circumstances that I will correct include, but are not limited to: 1) clasps that do not work, operate or break after first use, 2) wired beads become loose, 3) jump ring is not tight,

If you discover anything like this the first time you wear the jewelry, stop wearing it and contact me immediately. Other issues not listed here will be determined on a case by case basis. If you have worn the jewelry, I assume that you accepted it as being "great" and everything is "okay" with its construction and operation. Contacting me after you've worn it for a period of time and you then claim it is defective does not qualify for return. I do of course offer repair services. In this case, please submit photos and initiate an Etsy convo with me to work out a suitable resolution. And please contact me and HONESTLY relay what happened in wearing your jewelry instead of trying to claim after wearing it that it was all of sudden defective. If it was defective, you should not be wearing it to begin with and you should have already contacted me. Remember, I made it, so contact me and let me help if something is amiss.

Should your jewelry arrive damaged in shipment, again, immediately contact me, as well as take a picture or two and upload those as attachments to your email. I can arrange for a replacement if the item cannot be repaired. I will work with you on a suitable solution to assure your satisfaction on these particular issues. SPECIAL NOTE: I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY JEWELRY BACK FOR RETURN, EXCHANGE OR OTHERWISE THAT HAS BEEN MATERIALLY ALTERED AFTER PURCHASE/RECEIPT BY CUSTOMER. Any alterations immediately void any policies on returns/exchanges. I can only guarantee and stand behind the jewelry as created and shipped and in the manner of construction and with the components utilized at time of shipment. If you are unhappy with a component upon receipt, do not attempt to change it, simply contact me about your issue.

Otherwise, if something should happen in the first 7 days after you've received your item(s), please contact me via the Etsy platform with details of the issue. I do not and have never accepted phone calls through the Etsy platform. Your Order Receipt enclosed in the package gives you instructions on how to contact me, but really it’s as simple as going to your Orders on your account and clicking on Contact Seller. Note: If you purchased your jewelry from me while at a show or other venue, then please email me. If you purchased from another website of mine, then you will need to contact me through the respective website. The Etsy platform and my Etsy shop are for the discussion of Etsy orders only.

IMPORTANT! Communication is the most important element in any transaction. I don’t’ know anything is wrong with your purchase or if you are unhappy with your purchase UNLESS YOU CONTACT ME! See your ORDER RECEIPT contained in your package for the steps to take…CONTACT ME is the first one. Please, do NOT leave your issue in a review. That is unacceptable and not the proper way to communicate with any Etsy seller. An Etsy convo directly with the shop owner is the most efficient way to get your issue handled. Give me the opportunity to help you the issue FIRST. That’s what I’m here for!

SPECIAL NOTE: Key of A LLC is an independent corporation outside of the Etsy platform and we only utilize and pay for the space within the Etsy platform to sell our merchandise. Etsy is in no way an officer of our company, nor does Etsy have any interest in our corporation, thus does not control our business operations in any way. Any policies of our other websites where we may sell our products lines do NOT apply to the policies we post in regard to the operations of this Etsy shop.

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About thekeyofa

Sales 10,753
On Etsy since 2009

Longtime Artist, Designer & "Old Soul", turns passion for the past into a successful upcycled jewelry & accessory company!

Key of A® , originally from St. Louis, is a handcrafted upcycled jewelry & accessories company established in 2008 specializing in the repurposing of vintage and re-found objects, as well as small antiquities, into new and trendy designs. Anne Jansen, Founder, is a 30+ year artisan and has always been a creative visionary when it comes to transforming the “old” into the “new.” Key of A® began with a single typewriter and has grown to be a leader in the upcycled jewelry arena in a few short years.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Anne’s childhood was steeped in entrepreneurial spirit, creative influence, and trash to treasure upbringing, all of which has played an integral role in the success of her business today.

Not only did Anne share her mother’s weekly routine of scouring garage sales, antique stores and flea markets, but she was raised in her parent’s floral business, sweeping the floors, learning floral design and observing the many aspects of running a small business. You could say that Anne’s entrepreneurial genes were kickstarted at an early age, laying the foundation for the future road ahead.

When Anne wasn’t tagging along with her mother to another flea market, she would be fishing with her father at their weekend river home or accompanying him on one of his many hunting trips. Anne’s interest in hunting and the outdoors was most likely sparked at her First Communion when she was only 8 years old. Donning her white communion dress and veil, lace socks, and black patent leather shoes, she proudly displayed her new Daisy® BB gun to family and friends, a gift from her father who would from that point forward affectionately call her “Annie Oakley”.

So it was only natural that this Annie Oakley of St. Louis, Missouri would later choose upcycling as her style of jewelry design for her company, Key of A®. But moreso, would weave those upcycling abilities into her new collection called SureShot™ Jewelry - Shotshell & Bullet Designs, so aptly named after the real Annie Oakley---that young, daring, exceptional sharpshooter and star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show who was coined “Little Sureshot” by Chief Sitting Bull.

Want to know the story behind SureShot Jewelry? Read about it HERE: https://www.sureshotjewelry.com/pages/our-story

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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 13 years, an inventor with the only US Patented shotgun/bullet casing collection in the country, SureShot Jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Firstly, I am a one woman long standing business in addition to having this particular shop on the Etsy platform. This in and of itself gives you the satisfaction to know that you can simply contact me with ANY concerns or issues with your purchase and I will personally help you. Unlike Amazon, I can work directly with you for an amicable solution. I stand behind everything I make since, well, "I made it!", so please do not hesitate to contact me if something is amiss as far as your purchase. Revisiting the listing description for the design you purchased is the FIRST thing to do and if it doesn't answer your questions, then please contact me. I'm here for you before, during and after the sale, but if I don't hear from you, I can't possibly help you or make it right. Just the same, I work hard to compose and accurately describe my designs, write my shop information and my policies, so reading any or all of these is integral to having a great experience with me and my shop. Nevertheless, if you can't solve your issue through those avenues, then please just contact me. I'm a one woman shop with 13 years on this platform, so I can be a great deal of help to you in many ways.

SOME QUICK POLICY NOTES (see complete info under the Returns and Exchanges section):

*All orders are shipped with tracking numbers and the Etsy system emails you this information which is integrated with USPS.com tracking system. Go to USPS. com at any time to see the status of your order. You can also click your tracking information through your Etsy account, within the order itself.

*ALL Etsy orders have a "ship by" date. This date is unique to the shop from which you purchased your items and will reflect that shop's stated "processing time". My processing times are based on "business days".

*Clearance and Sale items are non-returnable.

*Note that as an upcycled jewelry business, I combine items in less boxes as I am able in order to reduce costs and my carbon footprint wherever I can. Separate gift boxes can be requested, just contact me!

*Purchases that opt for Free Shipping and with multiple items will be boxed together as I am able. Free Shipping means your order will be shipped by the most economical method, which is First Class.

*Items priced at 17.95 or under are not be gift boxed, but will be well presented by being mounted on jewelry cards, tissue wrapped and nestled in coordinating drawstring pouches, all in my branding colors. You can request separate boxes prior to checkout if you want everything individually gift boxed.

*Belt Buckles and custom metal cuffs from the SureShot Jewelry line are not returnable

*For hygiene reasons, I do not accept earrings back

*Altering my jewelry after receipt voids ALL policies and any recourse. Contact me with any issues you have and I will work with you on a solution

*Lost a bullet stud or bullet leverback? Because of the various brands used, variations in headstamps and low retail price per pair, I always recommend simply purchasing a new pair.

*Lobster clasp or earring component not working as it should within the first 30 days? Contact me! I understand that sometimes a manufactured component may be defective or doesn't work as it should. I will correct such aspects! Is it something else? Let me know! Contact me.

*Purchased from the Key of A upcycled line? Note that components/findings/chain/etc in many of these designs may be "vintage", "worn", "tarnished", "scratched", "inoperable" or "decorative only" or part of the design of the piece. I do my best to detail the nuances of any/all vintage items utilized in any given design. Please pay special attention and refer back to the listing description for the design you purchased FIRST as it is likely noted there and will answer any questions or concerns, if any.

Regarding complete policies on returns and exchanges, please refer below before contacting us. Special note to the section marked with three asterisks (***).

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Please contact us for any custom requests. We do use customer submitted items, antiquities and spent ammo. Email us to learn how to submit your pieces to us.

Sizing details

Our listings contain details on the size of a particular product. If you are needing a special size and the listing description indicates this as an option, please contact us for details. Some jewelry items may not be adjustable or be resized. Read complete listing description or contact us with any questions. We will do our best to assist you.

Wholesale availability

Our SureShot Jewelry (shotgun & bullet casing) collection is available for wholesale to gift stores, western shops, home decor, gun shops and other related brick and mortar stores. If you are interested in becoming part of our SureShot Retail family, please use the submission form located on our desktop website. Go to the Home Page at https://www.sureshotjewelry.com and click on the "Become a Retailer" link at the top or bottom of the page.

If you are interested in purchasing Key of A products for your shop, please email us at sales@thekeyofa.com for how to apply.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All jewelry comes mounted on a branded jewelry card, tissue wrapped and gift boxed in our coordinating branded packaging, and then ribbon tied, ready for gift giving.

Seller details

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