UrbArchaeology

abandoned artifacts from an imperfect world

Chicago, Illinois · 492 Sales

UrbArchaeology

abandoned artifacts from an imperfect world

Chicago, Illinois 492 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(179)

Announcement   "Screws fall out all the time. The world's an imperfect place." -John Bender, The Breakfast Club

Scavenged, salvaged, and otherwise repurposed – nearly everything we utilize has been given up as unwanted. Urbex Archaeology is the study of objects that were once useful and have now been abandoned, a passionate exploration for things hidden and forgotten. We combine the mechanical and the tribal, creating ornaments of post-industrial components with post-apocalyptic design.

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Announcement

Last updated on Jul 1, 2016

"Screws fall out all the time. The world's an imperfect place." -John Bender, The Breakfast Club

Scavenged, salvaged, and otherwise repurposed – nearly everything we utilize has been given up as unwanted. Urbex Archaeology is the study of objects that were once useful and have now been abandoned, a passionate exploration for things hidden and forgotten. We combine the mechanical and the tribal, creating ornaments of post-industrial components with post-apocalyptic design.

Thank you for including my work in your Treasuries!

*** Urbex Archaeology welcomes Facebook fans and Twitter followers! ***
"Like" us at http://www.facebook.com/UrbexArchaeology/.

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(179)
Ashley

Ashley on Mar 26, 2017

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Ashley

Ashley on Jan 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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phalkon13

phalkon13 on Sep 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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The seller was very patient with me when I screwed up my order, and had a very quick turnaround time for my custom-sized piece. A delight to shop from. I highly recommend her work!

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2016
Scavenged, salvaged, and otherwise repurposed – nearly everything we utilize has been given up as unwanted. Urbex Archaeology is the study of objects that were once useful and have now been abandoned, a passionate exploration for things hidden and forgotten. We combine the mechanical and the tribal, creating ornaments of post-industrial components with post-apocalyptic design.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We currently only accept payment via PayPal or by credit card directly through Etsy checkout. Payment is expected within five days of your purchase. Illinois residents will automatically be charged 6.25% sales tax by PayPal upon checkout.
Shipping
Mail out occurs one random day per week at minimum, though we will always attempt to mail your item as quickly after your order as possible - if you require your order by a specific date, please convo us before purchasing to make sure we can accommodate you. We currently ship via USPS Priority Mail flat rate package for USA domestic orders and First Class International for other countries - we do ship worldwide, convo us for a shipping quote! Postal insurance and delivery confirmation are not included in the shipping charge, but may be added upon request for additional cost. Multiple jewelry and accessories items may be shipped together so long as they all fit into the flat rate box.

If you are a patron of Neo nightclub or live in the Chicago area, please convo me before making your purchase and we can make arrangements for hand-delivery if you prefer.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have read our shop philosophy, you will know that we are extremely aware that sometimes things fall apart! Our items are quite sturdy and will hold up to normal wear. However, we will be happy to make repairs if necessary and we are able to. Buyer will be responsible for payment of shipping back to Urbex Archaeology, and Urbex Archaeology will pay return shipping of the repaired item. Our items are one-of-a-kind, and as such we cannot guarantee replacements due to irreparable damage or postal loss.
Additional policies and FAQs
All or most components of each Urbex Archaeology piece were scavenged from abandoned buildings, chanced upon at the side of the road, or otherwise reclaimed upon being discarded by the City. Time and nature have caused them to become more beautiful - rusty, corroded, pitted, sharp-edged. All risk of injury, skin reaction, or any other harm that may result from our pieces is assumed by the wearer.

All metals will rust, patinate, oxidize or otherwise change color over time and with exposure to the elements and the natural oils in your skin. This constant slow evolution is normal, inevitable, and beautiful. However, wearing your urban artifact in the shower or pool, or storing it in a humid environment such as your bathroom, will speed this process.

Please note that due to lighting and color settings, colors shown may not appear exactly as they are in real life. We've done our best to take pictures that represent the colors accurately, but there may be some slight variation.