handmade jewellery with gems and vintage beads

Sydney, Australia · 281 Sales


handmade jewellery with gems and vintage beads

Sydney, Australia 281 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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One inspiring piece at a time.

A designer, of graphics, furniture, interiors and product, the lure of crafting jewellery has always held me in it's sway. I love hunting out beautiful components, learning new techniques, perfecting methods.

When I finally found some personal time after havng my first son, I craved the reward of crafting something with my hands.

I like to collect small quantities of special components, and make one off or limited edition pieces. I love to help people out with special requests, for example a set of bridesmaids earrings, all made with the same type and colour of beads, but in different sizes and settings, all designed to suit each bridesmaid personally.

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  • Michelle Lorimer

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A designer by trade, I make limited edition pieces of jewellery when I can. Mum of two little ones, so rather short of opportunity these days!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
A lot of the designs in my store will only be made once, especially as I use some vintage components. Sometimes I can remake a design, sometimes I can do a very close copy, and sometimes I make two or three sets all at the same time. But all of my pieces will be different to each other due to their handmade nature, and the natural variation in materials like semi-precious stones. If you would like multiples of an item, a variation of a listed item, or are interested in whether or not that item is unique, feel free to contact me, I may not always mention these details in each listing!

Please note I moved shop from After a brief spell of inactivity (okay, a few months!) I am now using thingomatic to list clearance items, a range of inexpensive everyday jewellery, and destash items.

Q. Why did I start a new shop?
A. I started a new shop because I felt that the name thingomatic did not work for my jewellery. It was a name that I was using only because that was what I signed up with when I first wanted to buy something. A common enough story! It took me a long while to accept that I ultimately wasn't happy with thingomatic, and to find an alternative.

Here are a few policies for payment and shipping. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

In the rare event there are any problems with your order, please don't hesitate to contact me!

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Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
If you are unhappy with the item for any reason, please contact me as soon as possible so we can work it out.
Paypal only for International buyers, thank you.
If I haven't received payment or communication from you within 3 days I will assume a change of mind and cancel the transaction.

Buyers located within Australia may also pay by Direct Deposit, select 'Other' at the checkout, notify me would like to pay by direct debit, and I will contact you using the Etsy 'conversation' system with the total in Aussie dollars along with my bank account details.
I ship within 3 business days of your payment clearing.

I gift wrap each 'listing' individually, then post in padded bags. If you purchase multiple items I gift wrap each item separately, unless you specify otherwise. To gift wrap I wrap the item in tissue paper, then pop it in a box tied with ribbon. I can include a matching gift tag with a message if requested.

For the Christmas period I include a sweet little Christmas tag with each wrapped item, unless otherwise specified or you request otherwise.

For Australian buyers I use regular parcel post. It should take 2 business days to arrive to major town centres.

For everyone else I use standard Airmail by Australia Post. They state a 3-10 business day delivery time. On occasion, especially during busy times like Christmas, it can take longer, for example up to 15+ business days.

Express post is available upon request. Convo me before making your purchase so I can obtain a quote for you.

If an express post item does not arrive in a timely manner, or an item does not arrive at all, please contact me before leaving feedback and I will attempt to resolve the issue!
Additional policies and FAQs
Reserved Listings:
I am happy to reserve a listing for you for one calendar month. I will specify the date in a message to you that the item will be held until. After that date the item will revert to being unreserved.

In most cases bracelets and necklaces may be resized, please don't hesitate to ask. There is no additional charge for re-sizing before the item is shipped. If you require something re-sized after you have received it I will ask you to cover all postage costs.