Handcrafted Art Jewelry

North Hollywood, California · 20 Sales


Handcrafted Art Jewelry

North Hollywood, California 20 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Last updated on February 3, 2011
Most of my silver and gold pieces have been made with techniques called chasing and repousse. Imagine taking a flat sheet of metal, tracing a design on it by hammering a small steel tool into the surface, then raising a relief from the back by hammering it with different sizes of punches. The chased lines on the front can be further deepened and refined. These are ancient, painstaking, but truely magical techniques. I usually oxidize (turn black) the lines with liver of sulfur to define them. No kind of polishing compound should ever be used on my siver jewelry, because it will remove the black lines. Only a jeweler's polishing CLOTH should be used to clean the piece. My designs have been inspired by a number of sources: the Maori people of New Zealand, ancient Celtic metalwork, and the beautiful silver jewelry made in Taxco, Mexico, to name a few.

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Returns and exchanges
Please, no returns of gemstones or buttons. I encourage you to convo me if you have any questions. I will accept returns of jewelry items EXCEPT EARRINGS (because of hygienic reasons), up to 10 days after the item is received IF NOTIFIED by a conversation through Etsy. Let me know what the problem is and I will attempt a solution so that a return might not be necessary. If returned, the item must be unused and in the same condition as when it was shipped. Buyer pays the return shipping fees. I will refund the purchase price but not the shipping fees, once I inspect the item.
I prefer PayPal. Buyer must pay within 24 hours after purchase or the order will be cancelled.
I ship orders within 24-48 hours after confirmation of payment.

International customers are responsible for any duties, taxes or fees imposed beyond the shipping amount I charge. It is the buyer's responsibility to research and know their country's rules and regulations regarding fees, duties, taxes, and what can be shipped into their country.
Additional policies and FAQs
I rarely do custom orders, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Custom orders cannot be returned.