thelightandthedark1

High quality handmade products, fast 1-2 day processing

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts · 14926 Sales

thelightandthedark1

High quality handmade products, fast 1-2 day processing

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts 14926 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(2154)

Shop owner

Nikki

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Announcement   What's New: More stamps and photos of our jewelry being worn incoming, we're also updating products, and finishing up on our new line of nautical themed jewelry just in time for beach season!

We ship high quality handmade products fast, Our current production time is JUST 1-2 business days, Please make sure to keep that time in mind as you choose your shipping method.

We are the #1 source for LDR Couple/Family/Friend gifts! Proudly serving the long distance community since 2012.

PLEASE NOTE: Our shipping deadlines supersede any notes that you leave us in regards to shipping times. We will ship your order within our posted processing time.

Local Pickup Available at our shop in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts - Convo for details prior to purchase so we can arrange a pickup time, and provide you with a code that will waive the shipping fee.

Everything will Arrive Gift Ready. If you would like a gift tag & message included please add it to your order notes.

Buy with confidence - We provide a quality product that we proudly stand behind.. if something is not satisfactory I encourage you to reach out to us and together we can make sure you are a happy customer. Please read through our reviews to see what exceptional customer service we offer :)

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2017

What's New: More stamps and photos of our jewelry being worn incoming, we're also updating products, and finishing up on our new line of nautical themed jewelry just in time for beach season!

We ship high quality handmade products fast, Our current production time is JUST 1-2 business days, Please make sure to keep that time in mind as you choose your shipping method.

We are the #1 source for LDR Couple/Family/Friend gifts! Proudly serving the long distance community since 2012.

PLEASE NOTE: Our shipping deadlines supersede any notes that you leave us in regards to shipping times. We will ship your order within our posted processing time.

Local Pickup Available at our shop in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts - Convo for details prior to purchase so we can arrange a pickup time, and provide you with a code that will waive the shipping fee.

Everything will Arrive Gift Ready. If you would like a gift tag & message included please add it to your order notes.

Buy with confidence - We provide a quality product that we proudly stand behind.. if something is not satisfactory I encourage you to reach out to us and together we can make sure you are a happy customer. Please read through our reviews to see what exceptional customer service we offer :)

Nikki

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About

It's amazing what a hammer, and a whole lotta love can make!

Hi, I'm Nikki, the boss lady, and overly bubbly personality heading a mini crafting empire

I'll start with some history....
Once upon a time there was a girl, this girl LOVED people, all things business related, and was crafty as heck. My story started when I wanted to find a really great unique long distance gift for my best friend, living on the other side of the country. I am what my husband calls an expert level shopper, and yet I couldn't find a single thing that expressed what I felt. How could I buy such a generic gift for someone so special? Some of the best gifts tell a story straight from your heart. Money was tight, but with a hammer and a whole lotta love, I made something really cool! This is where my entrepreneur spirit kicked in. I visited every craft store within a 20 mile radius, multiple times a week (yes you read that right).. each time entering the craft stores with a single coupon, buying a single item. After months of doing this (and feeling like a complete idiot running into the same people on the registers) I finally had a pretty formidable stockpile of tools and supplies to make stuff! Life was pretty tough at first, I worked a full time job, managed a household, and stayed up late every night working on growing a business. In 2012, my dreams came true and I was able to quit my day job to pursue my love of creating full time.

Make what you love, love what you make....
It's really amazing to make a living doing something you enjoy so much. I'm forever grateful to my loyal customers, and I hope that this shows in the quality of our products, service, and the level of customer service you receive. We don't just make jewelry and accessories, we make little sentiments that express how you feel. It's amazing how much emotion can be captured in such a small package. We truly hope you cherish your special hand crafted items.

Don't forget....
I'm sharing my visions with you on Etsy, but don't think that's all we can do. Custom work is our specialty, if you have an idea, know we probably have the materials and tools to make it a reality. We love knowing we've made someone's idea come to life.

I consider selling my wares putting little unique pieces of me out there for others to enjoy. I always wanted my life to make some sound, and it seems.. that sound.. is of a hammer hitting metal.

--Nikki :)

--Our Items are hand crafted in our workshop in Indian Orchard, MA--

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  • Nikki

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    City Girl living in the burbs. I'm a creative spirit with a background in business. I put those skills to good use daily, combine that with my creativity and you'll see this job was meant for me.. and I cherish every moment of it.

  • Roni

    Production, Packaging, Maker

    Roni is as crafty as they come. She's been my BFF for 10 yrs, & moved all the way from CA to MA to join us. It's truly an honor to work with someone so talented.She is my right hand girl, & has stepped into larger & larger roles as our company grows.

  • Tom

    Metalsmith, Stamper, Polishing

    Not only is Tom a great metalsmith, but he is a talented craftsman. He does amazing detailed work, and handles all of our custom shape orders. He is an outdoor enthusiast, and an all around awesome guy, we are so happy to have him on our team.

Local

Find thelightandthedark1 at the following upcoming market!

  • Indian Orchard Mills Spring Show and Sale

    Indian Orchard Mills,

    Springfield, MA

    May 5–6

    Come visit the historic and beautiful Indian Orchard Mills. Artists and vendors will be opening their studio doors to invite the public to get a glimpse behind the scenes, and give them the opportunity to purchase goods. Businesses include, but are not limited to: amazing artists using different mediums, Handcrafted wood signs & furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Textiles, photographers, Moonshine, clothing and so much more! Refreshments will be served in the Dane Gallery. Free parking available!

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Last updated on Oct 22, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

To ensure your jewelry keeps looking its finest, please remove before showering, swimming, or other prolonged exposure to water.

Gold, Silver, Copper, Bronze, Brass and Nickel tarnish over time due to skin oils and other environmental factors. Aluminum and Stainless steel do not.

Wipe your jewelry with a soft cloth after wearing to remove dirt and oils.

Never use jewelry cleaning dips or liquids as these can remove the oxidization (blackening) in the characters in your jewelry.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items arrive gift ready in a satchel that matches the branding of our store. Gift cards can be added in for no additional charge (please leave custom message in the Text box during checkout.

Gift boxes can be purchased from the shipping drop down menu during checkout for an additional $2.

Custom and personalized orders

Please leave the information we need to personalize your order in the Text Box during checkout. If you forget to do so, you can send an Etsy Convo to our store with your order number and we'll add it to your order for you.

How can we contact you with questions?

Our preferred method of contact is via Etsy conversation .

All convo's will be answered in a timely manner, please feel free to reach out with any questions you have and we'll be happy to answer them to the best of our ability.

Customs Charges for International orders

Custom charges are your responsibility and are decided by the receiving country. We can not allow you to pre-pay them, so these charges are not added into the cost of your order.

All international orders will contain a printed receipt in a special pouch on the outside of your bubble envelope - for easy access at customs. There is limited delivery tracking on International orders with first class shipping. International shipping times vary it may take anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 or possibly longer.

I am required by Federal Law to write the accurate item price, and mark your customs form as merchandise. I will not falsify a customs form in any way, it is a federal offense.