thevicagirl

Modern Upcycled Jewelry from Utah made for you

Utah, United States · 57 Sales

thevicagirl

Modern Upcycled Jewelry from Utah made for you

Utah, United States 57 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Hey guys, I am having a going out of business sale! Lots of supplies that I just don't need, going nearly free, just pay shipping.

Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings upcycled or recycled from a garbage to beautiful works of art for the modern eco-concerned, new simple jewelry also.

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Hey guys, I am having a going out of business sale! Lots of supplies that I just don't need, going nearly free, just pay shipping.

Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings upcycled or recycled from a garbage to beautiful works of art for the modern eco-concerned, new simple jewelry also.

VaLon Frandsen

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VaLon Frandsen

About

Architecture and Sustainablity

The view of an architecture student while making jewelry is an important thing to have. I see items of many shapes and sizes at a variety of scales and how they can be transformed into something that ordinary people do not always see.

I enjoy creating beauty from everyday objects. You might see something and only see this mundane in it, but I see something more powerful. I enjoy every time that I make a piece that turns out to be unrecognizable to then hear those around me wonder, not if I made it, but what unusual thing it is. And then the joy that is felt when they as well see the beauty that is in the object that they have seen many times before but never cared to really see it.

Most of my items are either found as I go about my day either on the ground or in the garbage. Some are from items I have had that have become obsolete. However, the main jewelry findings, such as the claps, earrings studs, and most of the chains, are either bought from a trusted findings dealer, or made myself. I am always trying to find ways to make the jewelry out of more sustainable products than they already are.

I am also helping to clean up the planet, by picking up the litter others leave behind, and instead of adding to the mass of garbage thrown out every day I am making it new again

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  • VaLon Frandsen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Shipping Expert

    VaLon received a Masters degree in Architecture. She started making jewelry while in school. She is continuing to improve her art.

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Last updated on September 18, 2013
Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Etsy offers the ability to pay right on the site with your credit card. Please use this.

No Paypal, sorry. No money orders. No checks. Convo me if there is a problem with this.
Shipping
Already made orders will be shipped within 3 business days of payment received. Made to order orders will be made and shipped within 10 business days of payment received. Depending on location and season, mail make take time to get to you. All mail is sent USPS.

All orders shipped to address listed on Etsy, make sure to check this if there is a problem.

All shipping is USPS regular mail. If priority or insurance or any other extras wanted, convo me and I will bill you to cover the difference.

International orders are welcomed, I send items internationally all the time and enjoy doing so. It may take a little longer for items to arrive, some items may get stuck for a time in customs, so sorry if your item is delayed. I have never had a problem with this, but it could happen.

I will be more than happy to send your item as a gift to a friend, so long as the address is the one in etsy. I also would be willing to send a card with a message from you if you let me know. Make sure in the note to seller that you leave any information I will need.

Shipping costs are not based solely on the actual postage. Shipping cost include postage, packing supplies, and my time (and gas) to take it to the post office. I try and make this as affordable for both of us as I can.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with order I will try and fix that, please contact me ASAP.

If returning an item, please contact me ASAP. Refunds, minus shipping, given if returned within 7 days of order in orginal condition. You cover return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items made in pet free and smoke free home, no smelly or hairy items sent. All upcycled items have been cleaned to best of ability, unless rusted is the look.

If you would like a previously sold item, or multiples of something, convo me and I will see what I can do. Chances are I can make it for you.