wired

handmade jewelry | sterling silver | original designs

Pittsfield, Massachusetts · 166 Sales

wired

handmade jewelry | sterling silver | original designs

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 166 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   I am on an extended leave from my Etsy shop. I appreciate all of my past customers and your support.

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I am on an extended leave from my Etsy shop. I appreciate all of my past customers and your support.

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Anonymous on Aug 31, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much - you sent me so much and they are so beautiful - you are wonderful to deal with - a great person - thanks so much

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2011
I use only high quality materials so my creations will last and be treasured. I am also a bit of a perfectionist so I try to make your items at nice as they can be. But...they never turn out perfect. You will see a few imperfections here and there and I wouldn't want it any other way. In my opinion, those imperfections make the pieces more valuable and precious to own. You know that my hands, not a machine, have been involved in the process. To me, that is the beauty of handmade.

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Payment
Please pay at the time you make the purchase. If you can't, then let me know and I can extend the time to pay up to 48 hours. If you want something, but need longer to pay, let me know and I may be able to reserve it for you or remake it for you.

I accept PayPal, but you can also use a credit card directly without having a PayPal account. Complete the purchase by selecting PayPal and you will be presented with this option. I also accept money orders and will ship after verification of authenticity and verification that it is not returned (about a week after receiving it). If you've made prior arrangements with me for payment other than the above methods, you can select "Other".
Shipping
After your purchase, I will send you an Etsy "convo" or an e-mail thanking you and letting you know when I will ship. Once the item is shipped, I will mark it "shipped" in Etsy so that you can go to your "Purchases" and know that it's on it's way!

I ship via the US Post Office - usually on the next business day after cleared payment. For the US, jewelry is sent by First Class Mail unless you ask for Priority Mail. International shipments are sent by International First Class Mail.

More expensive, luxury items are sent Registered Mail. This ensures the protection of your items and is the only option for international shipping due to regulations. Check the listing for more information.

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Packaging
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If possible, I reuse/recycle mailers to keep your shipping costs low and to be kind to the environment. Inside, all of my items come packaged securely. I will gladly giftwrap for no additional charge - just mention that in "Notes to Seller" on checkout.

Please let me know if you want or need an invoice included with your package.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind my products and want you to be happy with your purchase. Please contact me if you have any concerns or questions about your item. If there is a defect due to materials or workmanship, I will repair it or replace it at no cost to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
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Jewelry Care
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Your Wired jewelry is made to last with high quality components. As time goes on, a little care will keep it looking its best.

Metals will tarnish gradually when exposed to humidity. The best way to keep your jewelry looking new is to store it in an airtight bag when you're not wearing it. I understand that sometimes this is not practical, so a treated polishing cloth is a good thing to have handy.

For oxidized (antiqued) pieces, you will probably not need to do anything. If a piece is oxidized or any component is oxidized and you do feel the need to clean it, you should not use a dip solution as it will remove that effect. Just use the polishing cloth.

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Precious Metals
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I use the best metals in my jewelry to bring you the best quality. None of the metals that I use contain nickel (for those with nickel allergies).

Here is some information for the types of metal that I use:

Sterling Silver - Sterling Silver is 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. The copper is added for strength and durability.

Argentium Sterling Silver - Argentium is a new Sterling Silver alloy that replaces the copper with germanium. Argentium is still 92.5% fine silver and the germanium makes it extremely tarnish resistant. If you know that you are sensitive to copper, then this may be a good choice too. It is typically a little more expensive than regular sterling silver.

Hill Tribe Silver - The Hill Tribe silver components that I use are handmade by the Karen Hill Tribe of northern Thailand. They are 95% to 99% pure silver and a great way to support other handmade artisans while including quality and interesting components.

18 Karat Yellow Gold - With 24K gold being pure gold (and too soft for most jewelry), 18K yellow gold is 75% pure gold and 12.5% copper and 12.5% fine silver. Very expensive and exclusive. I don't use any gold-filled, gold-plated, or vermeil, only solid 18K gold.

Copper - I only use 100% copper. While many people can wear copper with no problems, and it is reported to have health benefits, there are some people who have a greenish reaction with prolonged contact with the skin. Because of this, I don't normally make copper skin-touching copper items unless specifically requested. I can coat the copper as well to preserve the color and limit any potential reaction.