Handmades and Sarahbushka Art Careers, Autism Jewelry

Eugene, Oregon · 245 Sales


Handmades and Sarahbushka Art Careers, Autism Jewelry

Eugene, Oregon 245 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Tracy Mayer

Tracy Mayer on Nov 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning piece. This is the prettiest piece I have ever seen for autism awareness. Beautiful silver work and the beads are lovely. I highly recommend this shop.


skotch21 on Sep 12, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this lanyard and WiresNPliers! The lanyard is absolutely gorgeous! It came professionally packaged and the shipping was fast. The product and its creator are top quality! Highly recommended :)

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"wiresNpliers" ~ Living in a lush valley in Oregon, between the ocean mists and the high mountain dews.

Hairdresser of 30 fun filled, partying years that have overlapped with jewelry making.

Jewelry making is my 2nd career and like Hair Design, it is a creative skill-set that I carry with me, and the work is created by my hands with my own tools.

I am very lucky in that I have loved what I do for a living, for all these years.

~ wiresNpliers ~

Featuring Sarahbushka and Art Careers:
Art Careers is an Adaptive Education course in jewelry making for adults with developmental disabilities. Sarahbushka receives minimal aid when she makes her own jewelry as she has been a student at Art Careers. Sarahbushka's Art Careers jewelry is exclusively offered here at "wiresNpliers" Etsy.

I contemplate rocks, and metal too; and for leisure, I enjoy spending an afternoon with my hammers and files shaping metals into fun designs while making freehand bookmarks, sometimes with beads and gems, too!

We are proud members of the following International Etsy Street Teams: Team Etsy for Autism, Createability Team, SRAJD Team, Vicki Diane's Artists Exposed Treasury Team and the Captains Quarters Team.

To learn more about wiresNpliers click here: https://www.etsy.com/people/wiresNpliers

Reproduction in whole or in part of any image or written word from wiresNpliers is prohibited, except by permission of wireNpliers©.

Shop members

  • wiresNpliers

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    "Wires 'n Pliers" Twisting, tying, throwing ROCKs & making chain, then banging, bending and pounding metals, and finally polishing to bring out the glow, sometimes even adding beautiful glass and other trinkets, that's wiresNpliers: me.

  • Sarahbushka


    Meet Sarahbushka, Art Careers jewelry artist that makes beaded necklaces and more. For more information about Art Careers, click the wiresNpliers name under our shop's icon.

  • The Tool Set

    The Method

    This is an eye view of some of the cold forging techniques of bending metals.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 5, 2017
Policies In a nutshell:
Four easy-to-read stars (for in depth policy returns and shipping, FAQ's etc. information, read below)

★ To Contact me: please message me via Etsy's Convo System

★ Unless otherwise specified by certain promo sales, domestic shipping is "Free Shipping" to all 50 American States!

★ Returns: Yes + Please contact us within 7 days of receipt for further instructions. After 45 days returns accepted only for product defect, upon evaluation. If accepted, return will be for shop credit only.

★ Offering Direct Check out = Great! (your CC + Etsy Gift Cards) AND PayPal= just as Great!

Note: Remember that monitors and screens see color differently from each other, so please ask questions about colors and color matching.

★~~~~~~~~~~~~~~the long version~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~★

The above message is a summary of policies that are explained in detail below. I realize how monotonous it can be on a mobile device when a person has to continually scroll downward. I certainly don't want to. Save it to read at home on your computer. It's all good.


I, myself, prefer to receive things I order in a very timely fashion. Because I like it this way, I always assume that a buyer would also like the same service that I prefer.

★★★★★ If you are a first time Etsy buyer and/or new to PayPal, if you have any problem with the checkout system, please feel free to message me (via convo♠) so that I can place a hold on your item(s) by suspending them into a "Reserved For" status.

I will be happy to hold your items for several days (See below*) until all is in order. I will always ship after fund transfers have been completed and confirmed.

Communication= Good!

♠To message: "convo" = conversation. Click: contact "Shop Owner" (me, wiresNpliers) and witness the magical message box appear right in front of your eyes! There is also a convo page, too, but the message box is really cool!

I will always try to ship within 24-48 hr of purchase (usually within 12-24 hrs), unless of course, floods, snow, ice, fire and/or earthquakes or volcanoes befall us. In the event of this happening, please understand that it might delay your package a day or two. But I will try to convey that to you beforehand or during transit.

If you would like your purchase to be mailed to someone else as a gift (US Domestic mail only), please let me know in the 'notes to seller' including your message and name, and I will send along a greeting for you. Of course, you can also click "contact shop owner" (that would be me, wiresNpliers) and witness the magically occurring convo box messaging system.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We will almost bend over backward to serve you. Please contact us within 7 days of receipt, for further instructions. Returns must be in original condition and in original packaging, unless of course the package is pulverized when you receive it. < in that event, photographs will be necessary when I take the claim (and my light saber) to the Post Office.

Returns over 45 days will be subject to evaluation for defect in product workmanship and if accepted, an in-shop credit will be issued.

Thank you for reading our Policies. Please have a marvelous day!

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~Please enjoy our FAQ's and Odd's & Ends~

OK, this is getting long. I really hope you are not reading this on a mobile device unless, of course you are riding a bus or a train and have nothing better to do. Oh, the pain of scrolling. This was written for laptop and larger viewing where scrolling is a completely different beast.
Direct Check out = Great! (Etsy Gift Cards process through Direct Check out)
PayPal= just as Great!

►Direct Checkout & Etsy Gift cards - Use your Etsy Gift Card or pay directly through your Major Credit Card just like any other site; just follow the prompts, and let Etsy do the driving for you.

►PayPal is free and easy to open an account and allows transactions while offering a wall of privacy between two parties.

*HOLDS and "RESERVED Listings: Please Convo me for instructions. For buyers that request a "hold" on an item, I will issue an expiration date and if that date passes, I will remove the "reserved" status without notice.**

** If you're lucky, I may be so busy that I forget to check the reserved status on your "hold for me" items which will allow you extra time. And if I am in a good mood, I may even convo you to ask if you still want them "held" before I remove their "hold" status...
It's the way we roll here.
I ship via USPS, First class mail or Priority Mail at my discretion. If, for some reason you prefer a different method of mailing, please let me know prior to finalizing your purchase so that I may adjust your total. I also use tracking services, and will email you an online tracking number, whenever I can.

✈Specialty Shipping:
"Uh–oh!" and "How'd that date get here so fast?" Specialty shipping, including International, please convo♠ me before paying so that I can adjust your total.

★Suspension packaging can be requested, at an additional charge, over and above any shipping charges. It's not cheap.

✈All delivery quoted times are from the USPS office and should be viewed through the “if you’re lucky” filter.

► APO/FPO addresses will be shipped Priority Mail.

✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈add'l shipping✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈

Our postal system rarely loses packages; but when they do, you do not want it to be your package, especially in the case of vintage, custom or irreplaceable items. While insurance will not replace a lost item, it will cover the loss to me, and of course I will cover you, once you have shown proof of Post Office Inquiry. I will insure any purchase or combination of purchases over $50.00, or being irreplaceable, at my expense.

★ If your neighborhood is known for having had missing and/or stolen packages in the past, please consider opting for a signed receipt delivery, or even registered mail, if mail theft is a chronic problem in your area. In other words, if I have seen (on the news) the coverage of drive by "porch theft" from your neighborhood through local surveillance cameras, I urge you to do the following:

Message me (via convo) if you have special requirements similar to the above mentioned issues.

►I will cover a signature confirmation. (Domestic)
►You will cover any registered mail shipping.

For additional shipping needs:

Put items in your cart, then convo♠ me for information and a quote so that regular checkout can be calculated to reflect additional rates and changes for services like Specialty s&h Options, Registered Mail etc., prior to getting into a snarl at checkout time.

✈ I*N*T*E*R*N*A*T*I*O*N*A*L ~ S*H*I*P*P*I*N*G ✈

►**Feb 2015 - At this time we are no longer offering International Sales and Services, except on a case by case, special request. A convo will be exchanged with a buyer prior to any purchase made explaining the paragraph below:

If for some reason I do decide to ship internationally, the receiving shopper will be responsible for any and all VAT Taxes and handling fees. It is important to understand that if you are going to be shopping internationally, you must be responsible and learn about your own country's postal laws and rules so as not to have any issues arise when you go to pick up your package.
Additional policies and FAQs
A note about our Breakaway Lanyard Neodymiun "Rare Earth" Iron Boron magnets:

•Neodymium magnets are brittle. They can peel, crack or shatter if allowed to slam together. Eye protection should be worn when handling these magnets, because shattering magnets can launch pieces at great speeds and sparks may be produced.
•The strong magnetic fields of neodymium magnets can also damage magnetic media such as floppy disks (you actually still have some?), credit cards, magnetic I.D. cards, cassette tapes (you better be a collector), video tapes or other such devices. Electronics such televisions, VCRs, computer monitors and other CRT displays can also be damaged.
•Small children should not be allowed to play with neodymium magnets as they can be dangerous. Small magnets pose a choking hazard and should never be swallowed or inserted into any part of the body. Older children should be supervised.
•Neodymium magnets do not take kindly to being machined, and they will lose their magnetic qualities if heated above 175F (80C). Do not put them in your Thanksgiving turkey. They should never be burned as burning them will create toxic fumes.
•As with all magnets, never allow neodymium magnets near a person with a pacemaker or similar medical device. The strong magnetic fields of the magnets can affect the operation of such devices. This subject, of course, may have already been covered on an episode of the CSI TV series. This is serious though, of course everyone knows about the pacemaker thing by now, but I need to place product awareness in print.


★Do you donate to any group?
Yes, every lanyard that sells comes with a $5.00 donation to KindTree., (Autism Rocks!), or Bridgeway House, Both organizations are dedicated to a forward facing awareness of Autism in our daily lives and communities.
( kindtree.org)
( bridgewayhouse.org/)

★ Do you make custom jewelry?
While I have most of my jewelry at other shops and online venue locations, I can and do make some custom items. You can contact me here or at my over-the-top shop: House of Tor ( www.houseoftor.etsy.com ).

Convo me directly with your idea and parameters after perusing the following:

► Please ask yourself, "Am I requesting a different stone or bead? or a change of something that is offered but prefer it made a bit differently, etc?" Or "Do I want this to be a One-of-a-Kind item that no one else will ever have?"

The difference between personalizing and custom.:

PERSONALIZING: something requested in a different color or gemstone, and sometimes even a different style of an items that already exists. As a rule of thumb, I never make 2 items exactly the same since they are all handmade. If a certain stone or bead is desired that I do not have on hand, I will need to seek it and purchase it, so a charge may be passed onward if it is not a commonly seen item (referring to strands and useability for the remaining pieces). This includes multiple quantities as in sets, etc.

● I may use a custom design in later pieces made, however no piece will be exactly the same.

● If you would like to have your Custom Made piece as a one-of-a-kind item, please know that your design may be included in other venues, like blogs, and contests, including how-to's and more, even if the design is never used again.

● As with all one-of-a-kind custom ordering, a one time design fee will be required, and of course, your item will be individualized. Design Fees are charged because One-of-a-kind custom work entails a lot of back and forth communication between buyer and seller.

● As the producer of One-of-a-kind items, I will make the final determination as to the viability of any or all designs, including whether they are worthy of reproduction in my later usage. In that event, no design fees will be incurred.

In most cases a deposit will be required for Custom and special orders. I like Custom orders, but please be mindful that at Seasonal times (Christmas, etc) custom designing is not the way to go, unless the order is made very early, allowing a month or so for working on your piece. This is because I am actively involved in Etsy team life, making jewelry, my day-job life, and my family, in addition to enjoying the Holiday celebrations, myself.

★Do you accept other forms of payment?

I accept:

Etsy Direct Check out for Etsy Gift cards and Major Credit Cards
PayPal - for both of our financial data privacy if need be.

Others forms of payment will require whining, crying and teeth pulling; long periods of time with mail delivery, and pretty much getting me to believe that in this date and time there is no possible electronic method available to you, considering you are online right now reading this. Go ahead, convince me; oh, and you must be from the USA, too.

For more information on alternative purchasing, please refer to the help article "How do I purchase an item on Etsy?": www.etsy.com/help/article/339

♥ Odds & Ends •´¯`•._.•´¯`•._.•´¯`•._.•´¯`•._.•´¯`•._.•

►None of WiresNpliers items (or any items in any affiliated shops I manage) are marketed toward anyone under the age of 12, and I bear no responsibility for any items that come onto contact with children of age 12 and under. Please be mindful of all CPSIA guidelines, if children under the age of 12 are in your household.

Rosaries and Rosary Wrapped chain/necklaces:
• For safety, I always wire a clasp into my rosary wrapped wire necklaces so that in the unlikely event of a snag, the clasp will 'give' before the chain injures the wearer.

It is my opinion that even if a necklace goes freely over the head, it is not safe enough when it comes to rosary wrapped chain. They are very solid, and should be worn with utmost care and awareness. If choosing a custom necklace, and you do not want a clasp added, please notify me in a convo. All buyers bear responsibility for the handling of this type item. Since religious Rosaries are not meant to be worn for any ornamentation purposes, there will be no clasp added. All religious Rosaries are heirloom style, and able to be passed down from generation to generation and will be created with a traditional rosary wrap and bow tie connections, unless otherwise noted. These Rosaries can be blessed prior to shipping, and will be received in a velveteen pouch. I also make custom Rosaries, Chaplets including wrist and short inline styles.

**Special notice regarding Recycled and Used Items Incorporated into Our Jewelry:

Other than stones, pearls, shells, and natural wood, which are always recycled, any other Recycled, Upcycled, Downcycled, Side-cycled, Repurposed, Extrapurposed, and/or Reclaimed, Vintage, or Antique (used items) incorporated into our creations will be noted in the listing. All other items are new and unused. In other words: no vibes, no spirits, and no ‘somebody else’s' "cooties" unless stated as such (above).

Thank You for reading this tome. I only did it because there is a cat sleeping on my lap and I didn't want to move him.