VerdonnaWestcott

Jeweled Mosaic Home Decor & Wearable Art

Albuquerque, New Mexico | 23 Sales

VerdonnaWestcott

Jeweled Mosaic Home Decor & Wearable Art

Albuquerque, New Mexico 23 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (10)

Announcement    Glamorous art-to-wear jewelry. Opulent home accents. Hand sculpted and hand jeweled. Layaway available. Free USA shipping all items over $100.

Each piece is an unique mosaic beauty that looks even more stunning in person. I use luxurious Swarovski Austrian made, or vintage Bohemian crystal rhinestones in the pave mosaic style, which means they are placed very close to one another, like pointillism.

Since each gorgeous stone has a pointed back, it is individually embedded one by one, into the mosaic substrate by me. Many stones are very small, a magnifying glass must be used. Nothing is glued to the surface! The seal becomes hard, fixed, waterproof, and made to last.

Instead of using a flat surface to create my art, I prefer recycling objects. High quality vintage or antique bottles, dishes, jars, pins, or bracelets are my base. Then, the transformation begins...

Favorite, share, or pin me to your social media.
http://www.verdonna.com

I have many spectacular new creations in the works. A perfect gift for that ultra special someone!

Thank you for stopping by!
Come back soon.
~ Verdonna

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Last updated on May 13, 2019

Glamorous art-to-wear jewelry. Opulent home accents. Hand sculpted and hand jeweled. Layaway available. Free USA shipping all items over $100.

Each piece is an unique mosaic beauty that looks even more stunning in person. I use luxurious Swarovski Austrian made, or vintage Bohemian crystal rhinestones in the pave mosaic style, which means they are placed very close to one another, like pointillism.

Since each gorgeous stone has a pointed back, it is individually embedded one by one, into the mosaic substrate by me. Many stones are very small, a magnifying glass must be used. Nothing is glued to the surface! The seal becomes hard, fixed, waterproof, and made to last.

Instead of using a flat surface to create my art, I prefer recycling objects. High quality vintage or antique bottles, dishes, jars, pins, or bracelets are my base. Then, the transformation begins...

Favorite, share, or pin me to your social media.
http://www.verdonna.com

I have many spectacular new creations in the works. A perfect gift for that ultra special someone!

Thank you for stopping by!
Come back soon.
~ Verdonna

Verdonna Westcott

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  • Verdonna Westcott

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My specialty is creating jeweled mosaic art objects. I love the sparkling opulence of glass rhinestones, beads and cabochons. These are the elements of choice for my mosaic creations. Welcome to all you kindred spirits who love dazzling things!

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Last updated on June 27, 2018
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
My art pieces are one-of-a-kind and take a tremendous amount of time to create. I do my best to describe in detail, list all measurements, show various angles, etc., so you can determine if an item is right for you. Don't be shy. Please contact me with any questions you may have before purchase.

I want you to be happy and 100% satisfied with your new treasure! If a jewelry piece does not fit, or a decorative item does not work with your decor, please contact me through Etsy immediately upon receipt, to arrange return.

Please, re-package the item well. Adding insurance is highly recommended for your return, if over $200. Then, ship back within 14 days of receipt. I can cannot issue a refund for an item I receive back damaged. Shipping costs, either way, are not reimbursable. Your item refund will be made as soon as package is received.
Payment
Paypal, Direct Checkout, Credit Cards, and Etsy gift cards accepted.
Shipping
I ship within 1 business day.

Your art piece will be packaged with love, care, and lots of padding! I do recycle packaging materials (bubble wrap, peanuts, outer boxes) whenever possible.

USA:
First Class Mail and USPS Priority Mail are offered at checkout for any item under $99.

FREE insured SHIPPING on all items over $100! Shipper is of my choice. Tracking number will be emailed to you on day of shipping.

If you buy more than one item, I am happy to combine shipping. Any excess shipping costs will be refunded when I make up your shipping label.

If your item is received damaged, contact me immediately. Take pictures and keep all packaging materials. File a claim directly with USPS (or other shipper) immediately. Keep your package label, it will show proof of insurance. Contact me if you need any additional information for this process. If your Priority Mail package is not received within 7 days, please contact USPS immediately. Have tracking# handy. I am not responsible for lost or damaged items, shipper is.

INTERNATIONAL:
Not all items automatically ship outside the USA. If you do not see your country listed, please contact me to see if delivery can be arranged.

For jewelry items, please choose First Class International Package Service, or International Priority Mail at checkout. Buyer responsible for all import customs, duties, VAT, and taxes. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Once I ship your item, I have no control over transit time or customs clearance times. Actual price paid in US dollars will be listed on customs forms. I will not lie about price or description. I am not responsible for lost or damaged items in transit.

ADDRESS:
I ship to your Etsy account address. Please make sure it is correct and up to date. I cannot be responsible for delivery delays or problems resulting from an incorrect address.

GIFTS:
If you would like your item shipped directly to another person as a gift, please type that name & address in the "Message to Seller" box at checkout. Receipt will not be included in package.
Additional policies and FAQs
Rhinestones & Photography: The rhinestones I use are sparkling and beautiful! Getting that sparkle to show up in a picture, however, can be quite a challenge. There are no “white spots” or “black spots” on the stones. These are photographic artifacts caused by the camera and lighting. I do my best to minimize this. Monitor settings may also differ, so actual color may vary a bit. Any questions, please contact me before buying.

Bangle Bracelet Sizing: Bangles are sized differently from other bracelets. Their size is fixed and you must slip the bangle over your knuckles and hand.
Step 1. Make a fist, knuckles up.
Step 2. Measure from the center of your first knuckle (index finger) to the center of your 4th knuckle (pinky finger). This measurement will be the Opening Diameter of a bangle bracelet that is appropriate for you. See above.
Step 3. In general, Small = 2 1/4" to 2 3/8", Medium = 2 1/2" to 2 5/8", and Large = 2 3/4"+.

How to Put on a Cuff Bracelet: Cuff bracelets are put on at your lower forearm, NOT at the wrist! Hold your hand out, palm down. With your other hand, hold bracelet like a "C". Press opening into the inner side of your forearm above wrist bone. It should be snug. Then continue to roll the bracelet over your arm. Voila! The bracelet will now naturally fall to your wrist and look gorgeous on you! To remove, push up to forearm, roll it off your arm.

Cuff Bracelet Sizing: My cuff bracelets shapes and sizes are fixed and NOT adjustable. So make sure your measurements match the listing.
Step 1. First, do you have a round wrist? Or, do you have a more wide, flat, oval wrist? Your wrist shape should match the Wrist Shape in the listing.
Step 2. Measure around your wrist at your wrist bone with a flexible measuring tape. This is your wrist size.
Step 3. Now, increase your wrist size by how you want the cuff bracelet to fit. Add +1/4" to 1/2" for snug fit; add +3/4" to 1" for comfort fit, or add +1 1/4" for loose fit. This combined number should come close to matching the Total Inner Circumference measurement in the listing.

Note about Vintage Rhinestones: Vintage items are 20 years old or more. New Old Stock (NOS) means it is a vintage item that has never been used. Even those never used before stones are subject to time, handling, and storage. Slight imperfections exist. Rest assured, I only choose vintage stones with the least noticeable to no imperfections to be included in my art pieces.

Note about Antique Milk Glass: Milk glass from 1880-1910 is an opalescent white instead of solid white. In fact, this type of glass was referred to as “opals” not “milk glass” during those years. It has less of a machine-made feel, which I find quite appealing. Remember, these items have lived longer than we have. They have a history, so expect some wear. It is also normal to find translucency near the edges, a bubble here and there, rough seams, slight uneven color, or annealing marks on the bottom. All part of the glass making process at the time. These marks actually indicate you have an authentic piece! This type of glass is also called Early American Pressed Glass (EAPG). It was made to be used, made to last. I want my art objects to be durable, as well as dazzling. These antique beauties have a whole new life ahead of them! From old to new, boring to beautiful. Unique, enduring, special.

Vintage Jewelry Descriptions: Excellent - Minor scuffs to flawless. Very Good - Scuffs to minor scratches may be present. May have some patina age marks.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

If you like my work and would like to revisit, be sure to Favorite my shop. I may not list all items year round.

Clearance and sale items can be found at my Etsy outlet shop, ABQmosaics:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ABQmosaics

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