westbyron

Personalized Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry

Chicago, Illinois · 5665 Sales

westbyron

Personalized Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry

Chicago, Illinois 5665 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2372)

Announcement   SALE TIME!!! Coming up on my 10th anniversary on Etsy and I'd love to celebrate by paying some bills! Offering 20% off with coupon code HAPPYANNIVERSARY through the end of January, or until the bills are paid, whichever comes first. As always, thanks for being wonderful. -Jessie & Fam

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 21, 2018

SALE TIME!!! Coming up on my 10th anniversary on Etsy and I'd love to celebrate by paying some bills! Offering 20% off with coupon code HAPPYANNIVERSARY through the end of January, or until the bills are paid, whichever comes first. As always, thanks for being wonderful. -Jessie & Fam

Jessie Casteel

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2372)
Lucy Emery

Lucy Emery on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter loved this wonderful pendant and called with her joyful thanks for the beauty and thoughtfulness of the design. Thank you so much.

steinbergcara

steinbergcara on Apr 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This just arrived, and it's a beautiful delicate little piece that will work with many of my favorite outfits. And thanks for cutting a longer chain as per my request - it hits just the right spot now.

erin

erin on Apr 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

wow! gorgeous stones, perfect design thank you!

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Updates

Only because a wonderful repeat customer asked, I’ve taken this old favorite design out of retirement, and for her, gave turtle a different pattern on his shell. I’m so thankful for the top-notch humans I’ve met over my ten years in the handmade business.
Back into the squirrel cage, as my dad would say. Not actually sure what it means. Something about work, anyway.
Few gem bar necklaces to celebrate spring and the start of wedding season! Bar necklaces make great bridesmaid gifts....pearls or birthstones or a special wedding color. Get in touch if you need something specific!
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Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Welcome to West Byron Street! That's where I live. Northwest side of Chicago. Bungalow country. At this moment, I hear crickets and car stereos and teenagers laughing outside my window.

I want to provide you with your favorite and most meaningful pieces of jewelry. I want to help you give the gifts that will be worn and cherished and handed down. I also want your earlobes to be decorated with colorful, fun, unique, gorgeous earrings and your wrists to bear bracelets with beautiful stones and patterns and original art and chains that jingle jangle jingle and make you just as happy as you make me.

I work primarily with PMC (precious metal clay), which is pure silver particles mixed with an organic binder that produces a clay-like substance. Once the piece is created, it's fired in a kiln at 1600 degrees for two hours. The binder burns off and the particles fuse into solid, pure silver. Both the clay and the resulting silver piece are non-toxic.

I use genuine gemstones, sterling and gold-filled components and findings. Please feel free to ask questions about any specific piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I do accept returns in nearly all cases, and exchanges. I offer free repairs as well. I want you to be happy.
Payment
Are you new to ETSY?

Check out is easy, not to worry.......Sign up for an Etsy account, and put an item in your cart. You do not need a paypal account, you can securely pay with your credit card through paypal.
If you are having trouble with the checkout process, check out this link.
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

If all else fails, don't panic. Send me a message. I can invoice you directly through paypal.

I do also accept personal checks and money orders, though I must wait for them to clear the bank before starting your order, and I am not able to get to the bank every day. So...paypal is best. Don't be afraid. Paypal is your friend.
Shipping
At this time, I am doing my best to get all custom and personalized orders out within ten days. Usually I can be quicker, but depending on the nature of the piece, materials required, and various other factors, I require a bit more of a time buffer. Please just let me know what your time requirements are ahead of time, and I will make every effort to accommodate them.

I ship via USPS first class, which typically takes 3-5 days to most US locations. For US orders, I purchase delivery confirmation, and insurance for orders over $80. If you require expedited shipping or other services (signature confirmation, registered mail, etc), please just convo me beforehand. I'm accommodating to a fault. I am unable to guarantee transit times to any other countries, though I have had fairly good luck so far with international packages reaching their recipients in a reasonable timeframe. If you have any special requests for shipping methods, carriers, etc., please feel free to ask. The customer, however, is responsible for all import duties, customs fees, and vat taxes. Please be aware of the rules of your country.