davidemahan1 on Jul 16, 2016
My 2nd purchase from this shop, and just like the first, I'm incredibly pleased! Was a gift for my BF, and not only did Norah make sure I received it in time, she also gave me a discount for being a repeat customer. Norah made another great piece of jewelry for me, which is both unique, and beautiful. It’s so refreshing to consistently get this level of service, and this quality of work, at such an amazing price. If I could give this store another star, I would not hesitate!
m2ifoto on Jul 12, 2016
A beautiful piece of jewellery. Excellent craftsmanship and lovely packaging. Not to mention that Norah was so helpful thru whole transaction. Many thanks!!
Wax Seal Jewelry: Art, Craft, and History
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One by one, I make modern heirlooms by hand; jewelry crafted with the intention of becoming a part of your history. I use antique wax seal stamps to make recycled sterling silver jewelry with profound meanings. Many pendants become personal talisman with proverbs or mottoes my customers connect with, and love wearing every day.
Additionally, I make unusual wax seal initial and monogram necklaces that make very well received gifts! I craft one of a kind artisan pendants with colorful gemstones and I have a growing line of jewelry for men. Lastly, I sell supplies and accessories to help you create or enhance your own designs.
I started making jewelry as a hobby; just for fun, while also working at my very fulfilling job as a pediatric physical therapist. Over time I found I could not wait to get back to my jewelry bench. I had so many designs in my head and loved the feeling of metal in my hands.
Then I discovered wax seal stamps and my obsession with jewelry was complete. Creating jwelry using these stamps became the perfect melding of my love of history and my favorite creative endeavor!
Oh what stories these antique wax seals must have to tell.
As a PT, I treated patients with severe neurological issues. Each day I received so much more back than I gave and loved my job and career path. Unexpectedly, the physical demands of being a PT became too much for me. I am so lucky I had been building my skills as a jewelry maker, never dreaming I would need to give up my beloved and fulfilling job as a PT, and make my living in a whole new way one day.
I began a new kind of life as a full time jewelry maker; never imagining how much there was to learn about running a business! I never even knew what a "Tweet" was and had to educate myself in the weird world of social media and internet marketing to sell jewelry, and never mind the daunting challenges of becoming a skilled jeweler.
My fortuitous result: I consider myself blessed and lucky to feel fulfilled making a living doing something I absolutely love… twice!
Today, I have merged formal jewelry technique training with my early, roughly honed techniques to develop a style that reflects who I am and makes me, and my customers really happy!
Each and every piece is made by hand, by me alone, in my home studio in NJ. My back yard is actually NY! People who haven't seen my shop often ask me what my style is and I smile and describe it as,
" perfectly imperfect" or "meticulously rough around the edges."
The majority of my business comes from custom orders and repeat customers. The more I get to know my customer and engage them in the design process, the more their piece of jewelry becomes part of them.
I purchase certain types of clasps, ear wires, gemstones, ribbon, and bulk chain from jewelry supply companies. Most from suppliers right here on Etsy. However, when I do, these "findings" are used solely as ancillary parts of my handmade jewelry.
One sentence about me:
I may not put on makeup everyday, but I would never be caught without jewelry.
I hope you come back soon! I am so happy you have visited.
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Jewelry Maker, Shop Curator, Emailer, Customer Relations rep, Office Manager, Pretty Box Wrapper, Bride Calmer-Downer, Shipper, Dog Walker, Janitor, Internet Marketer, Model/Actress-oops, I mean Couch Sleeper
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Ask me anything. I will answer quickly.
Check back often because I am always listing new things.
I love custom orders and would be happy to make something special for you
I have 100% positive feedback and I always work hard to keep this rating. I want you to be 100% in love with your purchase. My Customers are happy! Read their feedback here:
Your jewelry will arrive in a reusable muslin bag and bow. PLEASE tell me if you would like your purchase to arrive lovingly packaged in a recycled Kraft box, paper flower and bow for gift giving.
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COUPONS CANNOT BE COMBINED
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I N T E R N A T I O N A L C U S T O M E R S
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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I accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal, which is a 100% secure online payment system. You DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT to make your credit or debit card payment. Here's a really helpful link, complete with images to show you exactly how easy it is: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361
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I also except Etsy Gift Cards and my own shop Gift Certificates.
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21.6% increase on INTERNATIONAL First Class !!!!!!!!
12% on DOMESTIC -First Class - Domestic
9.8% on PRIORITY - Domestic
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I ship twice a week.
I email you shipping info as soon as I can
I ship with Delivery confirmation.
I use USPS, First Class or Priority Mail (unless you request other carriers)
I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR USPS SHIPPING DELAY.
I will provide proof of shipment and do everything I can to locate the missing item.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD: At Holiday times I get very busy and do get backed up. During these times it may take 7-12 business days for me to get your order in the mail.
Non-holiday seasons: My average shipping time is 5-6 business days. If you are intending to give your item as a gift and there is a time issue, please contact me to discuss this. I will do my best to accommodate you and we can discuss upgraded shipping options if necessary.
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REGISTERING your package (available at checkout under "shipping options") includes TRACKING AND INSURANCE. If you don't Register your purchase, lost or destroyed packages will be your expense. I will provide proof of shipping and help find the package from my end. I can only track your package in the US without this added protection.
PLEASE NOTE~~~POSTAL CHANGES as of 2013- RESTRICTED COUNTRIES:
Cyprus, Mexico, Central America, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia, and Africa:
NOW REQUIRE REGISTERED mail. I apologize for this, it is not my rule; it is a result of the high postal theft rates in these areas.
BY PURCHASING WITHOUT ADDED PROTECTION YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU ARE IN AGREEMENT WITH THE ABOVE POLICY.
SHIPPING TIME: Depending on the country, International shipping can take from between five days and four weeks. The average is about 10 days.
INTERNATIONAL buyers are responsible for any and all duties, taxes and customs charges that may be incurred. I cannot falsify documents in regard to this.
Need it faster?
Express Mail® International Flat Rate Envelope with shipping, tracking and insurance is $45.00 to most countries.
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Refunds and Exchanges
*** There are no returns on custom or personalized items
This includes chains, initials and pendants with a chosen reverse pattern.
Otherwise, if you are not 100% happy with your purchase, CONTACT me upon receipt of item and POST it within 7 days of receipt for any reason.
Item must be returned in the condition it was received and you MUST contact me prior to shipping it back. You will not be refunded for returns without contacting me prior to shipping your item back.
PLEASE READ EACH LISTING FOR DETAILS before completing your order. Thanks.
DO NOT Leave a low rating without contacting me first.
Please contact me right away and give me the opportunity to fix any issue and make things right.
I have 100% positive feedback and I always work hard to keep this rating. I want you to be 100% in love with your purchase.
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Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
PLEASE Check the dimensions of jewelry before you order.
It is hard to gauge actual size from photos taken with a macro (magnified) setting. Picture are enlarged to show detail.
Many pendants I make are crafted using very old and small antiques or ancient relics to form an impression. Thus, some words on your pendant may not be clearly read with the naked eye. The meaning remains your secret to keep or share.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Your purchase will arrive in a reusable muslin sac.
However, I am happy to ready your purchase for gifting with a lovely box and ribbons. Please contact me if you need gift packaging.
I try to re-use shipping/packing materials where I can, to lower my carbon footprint and waste. Your package may arrive in a padded envelope that does not look perfect, or a new and suitable one that you can re-use.
Custom and personalized orders
Making jewelry to order takes time. My turn-around time fluctuates during the year, but is always at least five business days before I ship. I post current turnaround times in my shop announcement on page one of the shop.
Feel free to ask for a shipping date estimate upon ordering.
I do not charge extra for a 'RUSH' order. Please let me know your deadline and I will do my best to accommodate - only if possible - no promises!
Custom and personalized items are not returnable. This includes all initials, pendants with reverse patterns and chains sold by length. Please contact me if you have an issue with your purchase.
I sell "oxidized" or antiqued jewelry with a patina from a hand applied process that results in the great antique effect you see.
Don't use silver polish or you may remove some of the "aged" effect.
Sterling oxidizes (darkens) naturally over time. To clean and polish, use a dry silver polishing cloth.
Sterling chains brighten up with mild soap and water.
Your jewelry's patina will change over the years. If it is not how you once loved it, I am happy to re-vamp it and get the patina back to the way you like. No charge except shipping. You can contact me at any point for this free service.
Handmade jewelry is made with care and thus, must be worn with care.
Please contact me with any wholesale inquiries.
Feedback and Reviews
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Your satisfaction is my number one priority.
You must love your purchase or I have failed.
Please contact me if you are not 100% happy with your purchase.
Allow me the opportunity to make things right and I will!
Mistakes or miscommunications happen.
Please do not leave a negative or neutral review without first contacting me and allowing me the chance to correct the problem.