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Cleveland, Ohio

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Lori Paximadis

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Lori Paximadis


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Last updated on May 9, 2022
I like to use a lot of different metals and materials in my work, and I describe them to the best of my ability. "Base metal" is a catch-all term for any of a number of nonprecious metals, and rarely do suppliers describe what these are. Some of my components come from vintage or nontraditional sources, and it's impossible to know what they are made of. If I know that a base metal component is nickel-free or lead-free, I'll note it in the product description, but otherwise assume that it may contain either or both.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


I prefer PayPal, but will also accept USPS-issued money orders in U.S. dollars from U.S. purchasers (you can purchase these at the post office). I'm sorry, but I cannot accept any other kind of money order. If you are outside of the United States, please pay with PayPal. Upon payment with PayPal, you will receive an automated email from Paypal that confirms your shipment. Please be sure your Etsy and Paypal addresses match; if not, please indicate which address you'd like your order shipped to.

Please pay when you place the order. If you need to add insurance or want upgraded shipping, or if the total needs to be adjusted, I will send an additional invoice or issue a refund via PayPal. If you are paying by money order, please convo me to let me know that your payment will be arriving that way.

If your order is not paid for (or you haven't sent me a convo that a money order is on the way) after 24 hours, I will contact you to remind you about payment. Orders not paid for after three days will be cancelled and the items will be relisted.


I am happy to ship anywhere in the world. Please note that any customs or import duties, taxes, fees, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer. (I will not put a reduced price or mark "gift" on the customs form; I have an aversion to large fines and jail.) Also, please note that it is illegal to ship certain metals, material, and/or jewelry into some countries. If it is impossible for me to ship to your country, I will let you know and cancel the sale.

I will combine shipping costs for multiple items to the same address; each listing gives the charge.

Items are carefully packed and sent via USPS First Class Mail. If you need faster delivery or would like to add insurance to a small order, please convo me for the cost before paying. For orders over $100, insurance is included at no extra cost.

Time crunch? Upgrade to USPS Priority Mail shipping within the United States for only $3 more.

Items paid with PayPal will almost always ship within two business days. If you are paying by money order, I will ship your order once your money order has cleared. In some cases, this can take up to ten days. If I will be out of town or otherwise temporarily unable to fill orders right away, I will post a message in my shop announcement.

I will always let you know when your package has shipped, and it's always nice to receive a note when it arrives. :-)

Additional policies and FAQs

~~~ Sizing ~~~

I do my best to give all measurements and dimensions in my descriptions. Sometimes it is possible to easily adjust the length of an item; sometimes it is not. If you would like a different length, please convo me to see if it can be done.

~~~ Custom Orders ~~~

I'm happy to work with you on a custom order. Please convo me with an idea of what you want, and I'll work with you to design something you love.

Custom orders may require a nonrefundable deposit before work begins, and they are nonreturnable.

~~~ Repairs ~~~

I stand by my workmanship. I will cheerfully repair any of my work that breaks under normal use, but please understand that some materials — especially wirework — are delicate and not meant to withstand abuse. If an item requires special care, please follow the care instructions sent along with the order. If care instructions are not followed, I cannot be responsible for damage.