TheLysineContingency

Science, Natural History, and Literature Themed Funness

Eugene, Oregon 16410 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (3632)

TheLysineContingency

Science, Natural History, and Literature Themed Funness

Eugene, Oregon | 16410 Sales

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Jamison Jontry

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Jamison Jontry

Announcement    ☂ ☁ ☀ Have a favorite image? Ask me about getting it made in sterling silver! ☀ ☁ ☂
♥♥♥ All multiple item wedding orders get 10% off! ♥♥♥
☼❤☼❤☼ ASK ME ABOUT MY WEDDING COUPON! ☼❤☼❤☼

***Due to excessive mail theft, I no longer ship to Russia, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, and Belarus. So sorry to these customers but if you order from me and are in one of those countries, you will receive an immediate refund and cancellation on your order :(

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 30, 2019

☂ ☁ ☀ Have a favorite image? Ask me about getting it made in sterling silver! ☀ ☁ ☂
♥♥♥ All multiple item wedding orders get 10% off! ♥♥♥
☼❤☼❤☼ ASK ME ABOUT MY WEDDING COUPON! ☼❤☼❤☼

***Due to excessive mail theft, I no longer ship to Russia, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, and Belarus. So sorry to these customers but if you order from me and are in one of those countries, you will receive an immediate refund and cancellation on your order :(

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About TheLysineContingency

Sales 16,410
On Etsy since 2011

I make antique books into wonderful jewelry and accessories. Don't worry, I don't hurt the book :~}

I've always had a passion for antique books. One of my hobbies (besides hording fossils) is collecting antique encyclopedias and I just knew some day I could make something with them.

I started this business summer of 2011 after quitting my career of many years as a bartender to finish college. Coming home after work at 3:45am and being in class at 8:00am just don't jive and I wanted to work from home. Who doesn't?!

It was really scary at first, but now I create jewelry on my own time. I recently graduated with a degree in philosophy and another in religious studies with honors from the University of New Mexico and moved to Eugene, Oregon where I spend my time making the items I love.

It's funny how sometimes things just work out! :)

And yes, the inspiration for my shop name comes from Jurassic Park.

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Places to find The Lysine Contingency's jewelry:

Museums:

The American Museum of Natural History in New York
The Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The San Diego Natural History Museum
The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas
The Prairiefire Natural History Museum in Kansas City
The Friends of the New Jersey State Museum Gift Store

Retail Boutiques:

Toad Road in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sunny Day Salvage in Fairfax, California
Men's Corner in Concord, New South Wales, Australia


Wholesale inquiry? Just ask! Shoot me a convo and we can get you just what you need :)



*I DO NOT use stock backgrounds with blank settings and Photoshop to display jewelry. The picture you see is an actual item, taken in natural light with colors as true as possible. This way, you can see what one of the actual pieces looks like, instead of some imaginary, perfect scenario. Perfectly white backgrounds may look nice, but let's be real folks, that's most likely not what your jewelry is going to look like :)

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Shop members

  • Jamison Jontry

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

  • Monte

    Assistant

    Monte is my travel coordinator, assistant, and creative confidant.

  • Easter

    Shop Cat

    Without Easter, nothing would get done!

  • Jonesy

    Slug

    Enjoying retirement.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 5, 2018
Here at The Lysine Contingency, I make antique books into unique jewelry and accessories. All pieces are made by hand, using only the finest supplies found right here on Etsy. All antique print collages are created by me from the ✿ original ✿ source material and I claim exclusive copyright 2010-17... and beyoooond (said with a Flash Gordon voice).
All "Six Birds" crow in tree images are used with permission of photographer Jackie Jeffries. Viva small businesses and artists with vision! ♥♥♥

Please read below for a run-down of my policies ▼

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
♡ ♡ ♡ Here at The Lysine Contingency, we pride ourselves on quality, unique, handmade jewelry and accessories. If there is a problem with your order, please CONVO me right away, BEFORE you leave feedback, and I will do my best to make your experience a wonderful one. :~}

♡ Need a repair? No problem! Just send that puppy back within 60 days for a free repair!

♡ Don't like your jewelry or accessories? No problem! Just convo me within 3 days of delivery and you can send that puppy back for a refund, exchange, or store credit (sans the shipping). Buyer pays shipping on exchanges of this kind and only ONE exchange is allowed.

♡ You don't feel your piece is as advertized? Just convo me! We'll work it out!

♡ Was it a custom order? I'm sorry but there are no refunds, returns, or exchanges on custom orders. It takes a lot of time to make a custom piece and you will receive info and pictures all the way through the process for approval.

♡ Broken jewelry? Was your item broken when it got to you or broke within 60 days? Please convo me immediately. I will need a photo of the broken item in order to do a refund, exchange, or store credit.

☼☼ Items MUST be received on my end in the same condition they were sent out in. I will not do refunds, exchanges, or store credit if the item is damaged in the mail on its way back to me. The buyer is responsible for sending the item back in an appropriate packaging (i.e. a box).

✿ Please convo me for the address to send your returns back to. ✿


CUFFLINKS POLICY:

♡✿♡✿ Though all cufflinks are quality tested before being shipped, every once in a while a defective cufflink will squinch by. Please try out your cufflinks when they arrive to you in order to make sure they are in good working order.

♡ Plated Cufflinks: all the cufflinks I sell are made from silver or brass plated base metals unless otherwise indicated in the listing. Base metals are FAR softer and prone to break than steel. All non-steel cufflinks have a 90 day warranty.

♡ Steel Cufflinks: Steel cufflinks are far more sturdy and appropriate for everyday wear than the more fragile plated cufflinks. All steel cufflinks have a 12 month warranty.



✿ The buyer is responsible for reading the item listings carefully and asking any questions via convo about an item before purchase. ♡

PLEASE do not email me. Etsy convos only.
Payment
PayPal, credit cards, and gold doubloons only, please. I will no longer be accepting souls or first born. Too much paperwork.
Shipping
★US SHIPPING:

◇ Shipping on all US orders (except custom orders) is usually done within 3 business days of purchase. In the event of weekend, Post Office holiday purchases, or the zombie apocalypse, your order will be shipped the next available business day after the listed processing time (usually 1-3 days).
◇ All US orders are sent 1st class unless a shipping upgrade is purchased at check-out. Please expect your package to take up to 4-5 business days to arrive after shipping date (except for holidays when the mail slows to an unpredictable crawl).

***LOST MAIL*** -See below.

★INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:

◇ All international orders are shipped first class international within 3 business days of purchase (unless it's a custom order).
◇ International orders can take as little as 7 business days and as much as 30 business days (Monday-Friday). Please expect around 15-30 business days for all international items to be received by your local customs office.
◇ The number you receive in your shipping confirmation email is a CUSTOMS number, not a tracking number. It will only tell you the customs offices your package has passed through on its voyage to you. Please do not be concerned if you notice that your package has been last seen in Los Angeles, California or New York, New York days or even weeks ago. That just means that's where US customs last checked it on its way out of my country.

***LOST MAIL*** -See below.

◇Please Note◇ All international items are subject to customs fees. I will not mark your package as a gift or undervalue your customs form. This is illegal.

For a calculator of your approximate customs fees, please copy and paste this link to your browser window:

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

*★*★* Due to excessive mail theft, I no longer ship to Russia, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and/or any country that the USPS does not provide insurance to. So sorry to these customers but if you order from me and are in one of those countries, you will receive an immediate refund and cancellation on your order :( *★*★*

***LOST MAIL***

✿IMPORTANT: The Lysine Contingency is not responsible for lost or stolen mail. Once the postal carrier has your package, they are now responsible for it. Please direct all postal inquires to the USPS or your regional postal carrier. They have your package; they will always know more than I do. Please see exceptions below ▼

▼OVER $25 USD: I automatically take out insurance on all orders over $25 USD. If your package has been lost in the ether (hasn't moved from the last tracked location in 30 days), contact me immediately for a full refund after filling out an insurance claim form.
Additional policies and FAQs
✿✿✿✿✿ SUPER IMPORTANT, yo: ✿✿✿✿✿

★ Do not contact me by email, pretty-please. ETSY CONVOS ONLY please. My email address automatically dumps all email that is not from someone in my address book into the trash or junk folders.

★ I will not receive any messages sent to my email.

★ Every product in my shop is for adults only. Small parts and all--nobody wants yer kids to choke :)

Also, I can juggle oranges.

☼❤☼❤☼ Bulk orders, use coupon codes as follows for discounts:

BULK05 minimum order of $50.00 = 5% off
BULK010 minimum order of $100.00 = 10% off
BULK015 minimum order of $150.00 = 15% off
BULK020 minimum order of $200.00 = 20% off

Here at The Lysine Contingency, I make antique books into fabulously bizarre and wonderful jewelry and accessories. All pieces are made by hand, using only the finest supplies found right here on Etsy. All antique print collages are created by me from the ✿ original ✿ source material and I claim exclusive copyright 2010-15...and beyoooond (said with a Flash Gordon voice).
All "Six Birds" crow in tree images are used with permission of photographer Jackie Jeffries. Viva small businesses and artists with vision! ♥♥♥

★ Custom orders: Unfortunately I am not able to take special orders for single pieces. I can however, do custom bulk orders if you buy 5 or more pieces. I super love doing weddings and offer a wicked discount for them. Please convo me with your idea and let's make something special for you!

☆ SAFARI USERS-If you are having a problem with PayPal check-out, ✿ use Firefox ✿. Safari and PayPal aren't good friends :(