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Announcement    Welcome to Bran and Sceolan Designs. Specializing in vintage jewelry and textiles for use in dance, theater, television and film set design since 1982. We offer costume and jewelry making supplies as well as select hand made specialty items.


Last updated on Jul 24, 2020

Welcome to Bran and Sceolan Designs. Specializing in vintage jewelry and textiles for use in dance, theater, television and film set design since 1982. We offer costume and jewelry making supplies as well as select hand made specialty items.


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Michele Rabushka

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Michele Rabushka


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About BranAndSceolan

Sales 8,872
On Etsy since 2011

There is No Military Solution

I began reselling vintage Afghan jewelry in 1982. A large number of civilians had fled the Soviet invasion of 1979. The number of internally and externally displaced Afghanis reached millions in the decades that followed from the end of the Soviet war in 1989 through the civil war and Taliban rule of the 1990s. During the latest U.S.-Afghan war even more civilians were displaced adding to the huge numbers of refugees already dislodged from decades of constant war. Afghanistan represented the world's largest refugee population during the 1980s and early 1990s according to the U.N. High Commission on Refugees. Many Afghanis who had left their country sought work in Pakistan, Iran, India, Indonesia, and the U.S. Many have been repatriated. Current peace negotiations in 2020 between old guard Taliban leaders and the Afghan government they have been fighting for the past 20 years are tenuous at best. I believe that it is better to sell jewelry and textiles than guns and poppies. Read the story about Marjan the Lion, a true Afghan hero. His name means "precious stone" in the Farsi language. Remember that the spiritual concept of jihad starts within your own heart - it is each person's struggle between good and evil. This is its true meaning.

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  • Mich Rabushka


    Mich holds a BA in Government from Wesleyan University & an MA in Economics from Trinity College.

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Last updated on April 30, 2022
Welcome to Bran and Sceolan Designs. Specializing in vintage jewelry and textiles for use in dance, theater, television and film set design since 1982. We offer costume and jewelry making supplies as well as select hand made specialty items.

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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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We cannot accept returns on sale items, earrings or face masks. For all other returns we will refund purchase price of item less shipping costs. Please send a convo through the Etsy system prior to returning an item. NO REFUNDS ON SHIPPING CHARGES. RETURN SHIPPING AT BUYER'S EXPENSE. All returns must use USPS delivery confirmation.
We accept all forms of payment.
We ship via the USPS with Delivery Confirmation. BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMS CHARGES. International shipping to certain countries can take longer than expected. Please allow up to 21 days for international delivery to Australia, Asia, the South Pacific and Eastern Europe unless you have paid for expedited shipping.
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Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

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- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

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- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Michele Rabushka, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at bluz4allah [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:

Michele Rabushka, 380 Merrow Rd, Coventry, CT 06238 USA

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