ThirdTimesAChrm

Third Times A Charm

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ThirdTimesAChrm

Third Times A Charm

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Holly

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Announcement   CUSTOM MADE WEARABLE ART...GO AHEAD, BE AN ORIGINAL!!

For those of you that ARE following my little shop here, please don't give up on me yet! My website here is still "new" despite it's age and is still "under construction" but won't it always be? We're always striving to be better and improve on all aspects of our lives! I've got lots to do to keep up with Etsy's ever changing/ever improving website and policies and have wanted to redo pictures even in those items that are listed not to mention the oh so many that have never made it online yet!! ;-) 2017 here I come...

I have an ever growing inventory of amazing mixed media wearable ART! Problem for me is illness/disability that keeps me from MARKETING and therefore selling these little treasures! ;-) When I'm feeling well, the energy seems to always going into the FUN part- the creating!! :-)
SO...
You never know what new things may have finally been posted the next time you check back in my store!! If you want to read my story- how I hope this "Third Time's A Charm" for me in my life's careers...I was an RN...and then due to illness resorted to being a Realtor...and then even that was impossible so I decided to resort back to my early days in art

My pieces so far focus on different re-purposed metals, (even .44 magnum and other used shell casings!) wire work, mixed media, and handcrafted OOAK (one of a kind) polymer beads and pendants. :-)...and don't forget the crystals! I love to integrate Swarovski crystals for that perfect bit of sparkle!! ;-) I still haven't posted any of what I'm most excited about yet- precious metal clay! This is where art truly meets an eagerness to make new lives for unwanted materials that would only add to the ever growing, oh so sad trash heaps on our planet! For example...silver! (Silver is going in trash dumps?? what...??? ;-) Not in amounts you could scavenge obviously...but in every single cell phone and computer component that got the boot for the new latest and greatest...they 'harvest' the minute amounts of silver from all these items and make a clay that enables artists to make pure silver creations once all the binders are burned away....from .925(sterling) to .999(fine) silver! Quite the process to be sure, but the result is just amazing! You can do the same with various metals...brass, bronze, even gold...or mix and match!! So this is my goal- MY own creations in fine metals small enough for you to wear! 2017 is going to be my year to finally debut these creations...though I'll keep a range of price points so never fear!

On top of all this, I've been told over and OVER by friends and family to add in the decorative home items I love to create...from simple painted sayings on reclaimed wood, to intricate mixed media creations that are framed...to painted birdhouses and even floral wreaths and centerpieces! Made in the good 'ole USA and each one is OOAK as they're hand made...that would be a selling point to me versus a mass produced little sign for example that was made in China...or any other country that we outsource FAR too much American work to!! Yes, it's cheap....and well, isn't that the point? ;-) It's cheap! So, check back...changes are a 'comin!!

Looking forward to bringing you some Originality to your wardrobe!!...AND your home! :-)

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 3, 2017

CUSTOM MADE WEARABLE ART...GO AHEAD, BE AN ORIGINAL!!

For those of you that ARE following my little shop here, please don't give up on me yet! My website here is still "new" despite it's age and is still "under construction" but won't it always be? We're always striving to be better and improve on all aspects of our lives! I've got lots to do to keep up with Etsy's ever changing/ever improving website and policies and have wanted to redo pictures even in those items that are listed not to mention the oh so many that have never made it online yet!! ;-) 2017 here I come...

I have an ever growing inventory of amazing mixed media wearable ART! Problem for me is illness/disability that keeps me from MARKETING and therefore selling these little treasures! ;-) When I'm feeling well, the energy seems to always going into the FUN part- the creating!! :-)
SO...
You never know what new things may have finally been posted the next time you check back in my store!! If you want to read my story- how I hope this "Third Time's A Charm" for me in my life's careers...I was an RN...and then due to illness resorted to being a Realtor...and then even that was impossible so I decided to resort back to my early days in art

My pieces so far focus on different re-purposed metals, (even .44 magnum and other used shell casings!) wire work, mixed media, and handcrafted OOAK (one of a kind) polymer beads and pendants. :-)...and don't forget the crystals! I love to integrate Swarovski crystals for that perfect bit of sparkle!! ;-) I still haven't posted any of what I'm most excited about yet- precious metal clay! This is where art truly meets an eagerness to make new lives for unwanted materials that would only add to the ever growing, oh so sad trash heaps on our planet! For example...silver! (Silver is going in trash dumps?? what...??? ;-) Not in amounts you could scavenge obviously...but in every single cell phone and computer component that got the boot for the new latest and greatest...they 'harvest' the minute amounts of silver from all these items and make a clay that enables artists to make pure silver creations once all the binders are burned away....from .925(sterling) to .999(fine) silver! Quite the process to be sure, but the result is just amazing! You can do the same with various metals...brass, bronze, even gold...or mix and match!! So this is my goal- MY own creations in fine metals small enough for you to wear! 2017 is going to be my year to finally debut these creations...though I'll keep a range of price points so never fear!

On top of all this, I've been told over and OVER by friends and family to add in the decorative home items I love to create...from simple painted sayings on reclaimed wood, to intricate mixed media creations that are framed...to painted birdhouses and even floral wreaths and centerpieces! Made in the good 'ole USA and each one is OOAK as they're hand made...that would be a selling point to me versus a mass produced little sign for example that was made in China...or any other country that we outsource FAR too much American work to!! Yes, it's cheap....and well, isn't that the point? ;-) It's cheap! So, check back...changes are a 'comin!!

Looking forward to bringing you some Originality to your wardrobe!!...AND your home! :-)

Holly

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Holly

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THIRD TIME'S A CHARM is my life's story and how I CHOOSE to be positive and never give up!!

Under construction!! New and always changing- love that about Etsy...

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    Hi there! I'm finally following my bliss as the saying goes...and speaking of sayings, I'm also hoping that the Third Time's A Charm!! I was first a registered nurse, then a Realtor, and now, I'm designing and creating custom jewelry!!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2016
Welcome to Third Time's A Charm!! My third, and hopefully final, career in this lifetime! ;-) You can read more about me and this new venture in my profile.

Here I want to get into some hopefully helpful info to make your purchase as smooth and positive as possible. I want you to feel confident in the quality workmanship of the item(s) you have chosen and the materials used to craft it.

**Policy Page Under Construction!!** I do still have many items to include on this page but I do also want to include soon tips for care of your jewelry to keep it looking new for a long time to come!
For starters in the meantime- please use common sense to make your new creation(s) last as long as possible in great condition! Patina is one thing, but a layer of hairspray...well ;-) haha I put my jewelry on last to avoid it being coated in things such as hairspray, perfume, other body or hair product sprays. Clean with Soft brush in warm/tepid water and a Mild soap and carefully dry with soft cloth- lint free is best! In between deeper cleanings, many of my items will shine up great using" jewelry cloths" made to clean/protect/shine silver (and gold) jewelry and to prevent tarnish- usually a treated inner layer and a lint free soft outer layer. Use the inner treated cloth first on metal parts and then the outer cloth to shine and buff all parts! A Swarovski will just not sparkle if it's covered in finger prints and grime....a few careful buffs wtih a soft cloth and it's sparkle city! :-) Careful cleaning and care will prevent the "AB" (aurora borealis) coating Swarovski uses on some crystals from being degraded.
Contact me with ANY questions or concerns you may have.

I do protect most items with a coat of "RenWax" (Renaissance Micro-crystalline wax polish) that is well used by museum curators to restoration specialists worldwide. If any odor is still detected that is probably it! and I apologize...just trying to protect your investment!! Just buff as directed above and you shouldn't notice anymore- it will wear off over time regardless.

I work very hard to know my materials and have weeded out various manufacturers that tarnish too quickly for example. I wear my own work...I put it to the test! My name is my future and I want customers for life!

Coming in the future...?! You should definitely check back with me often- I'm working on new things every day! I am working with precious metal clays now and am SO excited about the possibilities with this amazing product that will allow me to produce fine and/or sterling silver jewelry of my own design! The sky's the limit! :-) I do love to work with metal...to use different types together, as well as to create "faux" stones and textures with polymer clay. Some, such as the black and gold Mokume Game that is featured in several pieces, will allow me to have different "lines" within my store that are all unique but feature beads or pendants crafted from that same initial creation!

Go ahead...be an original!! :-) Wear some Art today!!

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Payment
I accept PayPal, Credit Cards, and Money Orders. Just about every thing except personal checks.
Shipping
I offer free shipping via USPS Priority Mail within the US. If you prefer a faster method (USPS Express) then you will be responsible for the difference in shipping charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
As stated, I want you to be happy with your new "Wearable Art" and will discuss any concerns you have- just contact me. Though sales are final, I will certainly discuss any concerns with my workmanship and make any necessary repairs.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would love to hear from you with a request to commission a custom piece incorporating your ideas and favorite colors/metals/stones...let's talk!! ;-)