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Indian Orchard, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2012

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Fast production time only 1-2 business days!

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts | 32,644 Sales

thelightandthedark1 is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi Everyone! I need some time to restock and re-organize my shop after what was a very busy Mother's Day rush. I will re-open soon, stay tuned

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 21, 2020

Hi Everyone! I need some time to restock and re-organize my shop after what was a very busy Mother's Day rush. I will re-open soon, stay tuned


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About thelightandthedark1

Sales 32,644
On Etsy since 2012

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--

Shop members

  • Nikki

    Owner, Maker, 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.

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Last updated on Jan 8, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Where do I leave custom order information?

When you add your item/items to the cart, before you hit the "Proceed to checkout" button you will see a text area that says "Add a note to thelightandthedark1 (Optional)". That's where we'd like you to add custom text, initials, names, birthstones, number of miles, locations for state sets, and any other custom information we'll need to make your order more personalized for you.

Care instructions

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

Please be careful not to get hand sanitizer, or other products that include alcohol on your stamped jewelry, as it will remove the oxidation.

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.

Have a question? Need Help?

Please contact via Etsy conversation. We only respond to Etsy conversations.. so please do not personally email us outside of Etsy.

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.

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.

Additional gift packaging/wrap can be purchased during the checkout process.

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.

What is the difference between Hand stamped, Laser Marked, and Laser Engraved Products?

Hand stamped items are all made, by hand, letter for letter. A steel stamp is taken and then hammered into the metal to create a deep indentation. You can see/feel the indentation made, and it sometimes will not be completely uniform as a machine engraved item will be.
Laser marked items are kind of imagine being printed or burned into metal, it leaves an indentation, but not too deep. You can see/feel the image, and feel a very slight indentation, but the image also feels rough and gritty and almost raised to the touch.
Laser engraved items are when a laser removes enough material from an piece of metal that it leaves a deep impression. You can feel the indentations, and the lines are clean and crisp.