Anonymous on Jul 25, 2013
My bracelet arrived and I am wearing it today because I like it so much. It is beautiful!! Thank you Jenny for the lovely pair of earrings - I will enjoy wearing them too.
Anonymous on Jun 25, 2013
I am very, very pleased with both bracelets - both are absolutely beautiful!
Anonymous on Jun 4, 2013
Beautiful Bummed they Took so Long to Ship But Worth The Wait
If your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.
Meager beginnings or a bang? As always, the truth lies in the middle somehwere. My tale isn't compelling in the least, and frankly I prefer my "Story Headline" to anything more fascinating I could try to say here. Suffice it to say, I love creating. It's just what I do, and if I can do it for you, I'm very happy to.
All the photos you see here are of my own work, though only some of it can be found on Etsy. You can visit my Facebook page (link below) for many more photos, as well as my Flickr account to be found here:
A small personal note about myself: I've suffered from chronic depression and anxiety for most of my life. Upon seeing my artwork, my therapist said something that I think sums it up perfectly: "I see absolutely no depression here." She was right. In my work I hope you find the joy that I do.
If you like my style and there's something you'd like specially made, feel free to contact me.
✿ Contemporary gemstone & precious metals
✿ Vintage heirloom hybrids, created from genuine vintage components, including filigrees, beads and antique buttons
✿ Lace earrings, bracelets & chokers
✿ Wine goblet sets, bottles, etc.
✿ Ornaments & Suncatchers
✿ Panels, boxes, votives
Ceramics & Pottery:
✿ Cat plaques (see link: http://tinyurl.com/veacats)
✿ Decorative and functional
Paintings & Drawings:
✿ Acrylic & Oil
✿ Pen & Ink, Stipple
✿ Mixed Media
Thank you for your interest in me and my work.
PS: The photo above is of my muse, whose name is Beade. She just turned 16. She runs this shop, and don't anyone forget it. =^..^=
Owner, Maker, Designer
If your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.
I am a big fan of communication! If you have any questions, comments, requests, or recommendations, convos are always welcome.
Accepted payment methods
Payment must be made within 1-2 days of checkout purchase or the order will be cancelled. Requests for reserve items must be paid for within 4 days. I will happily honor custom order requests; however, I expect payment of at least half of the full amount BEFORE commencing work on the order. I am willing to accept payment plans on certain items; please contact me ahead of time for arrangements. Payment must be made in full before the item will be shipped.
I ship twice a week and/or dependent upon customer needs. I will contact you with shipping information, such as the date the item is/will be posted, tracking number where applicable, and other information as necessary. If you have a time-sensitive or rush order PLEASE contact me BEFORE purchase to ensure that your item will arrive in time to get through customs!
Please keep in mind that shipping from the UK might take anywhere from a week to a month to arrive when ordering from the US. In my experience items usually arrive on average between 7-10 days, but if time is a factor, please make sure you order early to cover for any delay. Please note that custom orders may result in a delay in shipment as well, depending on the order in question. Unless an item is specifically marked "made to order," all items in my shop are ready to ship (special/custom requests may take time to complete).
Depending upon the item, shipping costs may include insurance and/or delivery confirmation (especially glass items or any packages totaling over $100). This cost will be included in the shipping cost incurred at checkout and will be detailed in the listing or by convo after purchase where necessary.
IMPORTANT: The buyer is responsible for any and all fees incurred by customs. I ask that you learn about your country's customs policies before purchase, as the cost of shipping in shop listings does NOT include any fees which may be applied by customs. If you have any questions about this, please consult your postal service.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
A final note on pricing:
Many of my items are created with high-end gemstones, art glass, precious metals (sterling silver, 14K gold, vermeil) and/or vintage items. Some of you may be aware of the high prices of silver and gold, which have more than doubled this past year to an all time high of $42/ounce as of August 2011. In addition, as vintage jewelry has become more and more popular since I started in 2000, the cost of true vintage supplies (i.e. not "vintage style" or "vintage inspired") has also risen, and true vintage is much harder to find and also more expensive as a result. For other items, such as painted glassware, much of the cost lies in labour. I do not charge nearly enough for my time, I have been told, but for the hand painted glass, charging for my labour would mean pricing myself out of business! Hand painted glassware is extremely time and labour intensive. A single 4 oz. jar of special glass paint (the kind that allows for food and drink-safe glassware) is impossible to get here in the UK and must be imported from the US, and at $4.95 for a single bottle is rather pricy. I charge very little in the way of labour for any of my work, and for some items I do not make a profit at all. I strive to create items of heirloom quality by using only high-end supplies. I don't use stencils or decals, I do not use pre-assembled items, and and I offer a lifetime guarantee.
For these reasons, my prices may seem higher than some of the similar items you find on Etsy. I can assure you that the time and energy I put into my work ensures that you will get what you pay for. I work very hard to make every line, every loop, every detail perfect. I hope that you find my items worth the little extra you might pay, although I certainly think that my pricing is quite fair. I know that many people are used to the WalMart mentality, where it seems even the higher quality items are cheap and inexpensive. However, as any artist can attest, this is not the case--those items are factory produced, and the cost of labour is offset by outsourcing to other countries (and severely underpaying workers expecting them to churn out products as fast as they can). Handmade items are necessarily, and (hopefully) understandably, more costly than items at discount stores. You are also getting, in many cases, a one-of-a-kind or limited edition piece, and often one you will not find anywhere else.
I ask that you keep this in mind when viewing my items. As with artists all over Etsy, much of my labour is made of love, and you can't put a price on that. Unfortunately we have to pay the bills too. Many of us don't have the luxury of making a profit, but making up cost is a necessity for us to keep doing what we love. I am hoping that you are as enchanted with your item as I am, and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. And I hope that I have given you a little insight on the world of the artist, so that when you visit craft fairs in your area you can see the work of my fellow artists in a new, and frankly more realistic, light.
Thanks bunches for allowing me to do what I love. :)