yugenhandmadeco

Handcrafted Celestial Jewelry and Galaxy Accessories

Baltimore, Maryland On Etsy since 2007

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yugenhandmadeco

Handcrafted Celestial Jewelry and Galaxy Accessories

Baltimore, Maryland | 18,408 Sales

Announcement    Handcrafted galaxy jewelry that celebrates our place in the cosmos. Welcome to our Universe. Click for important shopping info and holiday deadlines!

IF YOU HOPE TO HAVE YOUR ITEM(S) BEFORE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE USE THIS GUIDE:
Shipping within the USA:
-First class standard shipping - Order by December 10, 2020
-Priority shipping upgrade - Order by December 14, 2020
-Express shipping upgrade - Order by December 17, 2020

Shipping outside the USA:
-First class standard shipping - Order by November 5, 2020
-Priority shipping upgrade - Order by December 1, 2020
-Express shipping upgrade - Order by December 11, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: These are not guarantees that your order will arrive by Christmas, but they are the very best we can estimate based on our current production turnaround schedule and the average shipping times based on your location. Please be aware that, due to the ongoing global pandemic and political climate, there are ongoing postal delays that may affect our projections. We are not responsible for any delays once the item leaves our studio and is in the hands of the US postal service, so please order as early as possible to ensure your gifts arrive in time!

Use the store sections on the left for hassle-free shopping. Please see our profile & policies for important links & information.
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Announcement

Last updated on Oct 29, 2020

Handcrafted galaxy jewelry that celebrates our place in the cosmos. Welcome to our Universe. Click for important shopping info and holiday deadlines!

IF YOU HOPE TO HAVE YOUR ITEM(S) BEFORE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE USE THIS GUIDE:
Shipping within the USA:
-First class standard shipping - Order by December 10, 2020
-Priority shipping upgrade - Order by December 14, 2020
-Express shipping upgrade - Order by December 17, 2020

Shipping outside the USA:
-First class standard shipping - Order by November 5, 2020
-Priority shipping upgrade - Order by December 1, 2020
-Express shipping upgrade - Order by December 11, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: These are not guarantees that your order will arrive by Christmas, but they are the very best we can estimate based on our current production turnaround schedule and the average shipping times based on your location. Please be aware that, due to the ongoing global pandemic and political climate, there are ongoing postal delays that may affect our projections. We are not responsible for any delays once the item leaves our studio and is in the hands of the US postal service, so please order as early as possible to ensure your gifts arrive in time!

Use the store sections on the left for hassle-free shopping. Please see our profile & policies for important links & information.
_______________________________________________________

+ Sign up for our newsletter for exclusive updates, coupons, specials, giveaways and more: http://bit.ly/yugenemail

+ Interested in being a wholesale customer? Please feel free to reach out! You can view our most recent wholesale catalog update: http://bit.ly/YHW2021

+ If you are new to Etsy and need help with checkout, please check this helpful guide: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.phpll

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About yugenhandmadeco

Sales 18,408
On Etsy since 2007

Welcome to our tribe.

An ever expanding collection of the wearable Universe, handcrafted with love.
We specialize in handmade celestial jewelry that celebrates our place in Space on this lonely blue planetary world.
But, we're sure glad to share it with You.
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Previously known as "jerseymaids", yūgen was founded by Lauren Beacham in 2007, and was a creative outlet after earning her BFA in photography to bring her Polaroids and jewelry together. After 4 years of significant growth, Lauren left her job as a gallery director to run her business full time. Her husband Tyler helps part time, and wonderful studio manager Brittany Elbourn joined the team in summer 2015. They work in a small studio nestled in a tiny mountain town in northwestern Maryland.

We at yūgen are here to provide excellent customer service, beautiful products, and a welcoming atmosphere. We are here to celebrate the universe with you - its literal beauty, incredible mystery, and the people and places we find as our home within it. And we love hand-crafting these treasures to incorporate into your own beautiful life.
We're positively thrilled to have you.
Welcome to our tribe.

yūgen / yoo-gehn / n. : an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words

Shop members

  • Lauren Beacham

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Lauren is the owner and founder. She is the lead designer, marketer, and maker. Lauren also takes care of customer service, shipping, ordering, business development, wholesale accounts, and pretty much anything else the business needs!

  • Brittany Elbourn

    Studio Manager, Maker, Customer Service

    Brittany joined the team in summer of 2015 as a studio assistant and is now studio manager. She has a hands-on creative background in several different mediums, and currently assists in jewelry production, packing and shipping, and customer service.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 10, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Many items are customizable. Please check our Heirloom collection for pieces easily made with your images. Certain pieces in our other collections can also be customized if you see a button within the listing that says "Request a custom order". Please feel free to contact us with any questions. NOTE: Most personalized or customized items do NOT qualify for a return. This includes :
-An item customized with an image provided by you
-A My Moon item (unless it is an issue with the handiwork)
-A piece was customized in a special size or length that differs from what is detailed in the listing (this includes sized sterling silver rings)
-A design or item you requested made from images, designs, or materials not typically sold in our shop

Sizing details

Items that are in a set size cannot be resized, and those details can be found in the listing description. Items that have sizing options, or custom made in your size, can be found in a drop-down menu in the listing. Note: If an item is customized in your size, like a sterling ring, it does not qualify for a return.

Care instructions

All of our items are individually handmade with care, but are not 100% waterproof. Please be sure to remove your jewelry if you feel they may get wet (ie. washing your hands, showering, swimming, etc.) If an item is damaged by water, it DOES NOT qualify for a return or exchange. This information is clearly stated in every listing along with the care instructions you receive with your piece.

If your piece has a shiny finish, storing it in a sealed plastic bag when not being worn will help significantly slow down the process of oxidation or tarnishing. If your piece does tarnish, it can be cleaned with a soft dry cloth or jewelry care cloth and a little elbow grease.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items not within our clearance section arrive nicely wrapped in a gift box with care and artist information.

Wholesale availability

We do wholesale, but we do not consign. For more information, please email hello@yugentribe.com and view our current line sheet: For our full wholesale linesheet, please go here: http://bit.ly/YT2020WINTER

Why do you issue a restocking fee when I want a refund?

As is stated in our refunds policy and in every listing, we donate a portion of the proceeds to the Planetary Society for every sale of our Galaxy pieces. We set this money aside at the time of purchase, and the restocking fee covers this donation. It is non-negotiable.

What is yūgen?

The word has origins in Japanese culture and has no exact English translation. But in short, it means "our awareness of our existence in the Universe that brings on feelings so profound that we cannot express them." This encompasses our vision in so many ways. We do our work humbled by the Universe every day - the beauty and expanse, the unknown and the known, the big and the small, the abstract and the very precise, the things we cannot comprehend and the things we know and understand so intimately that it makes life worth living. The people, the places, the experiences, the planet, the universe - the big, the small, it all adds up to yūgen.

What does not qualify for a return or exchange?

*An item that was damaged by water.
*An item that was clearly determined to be tampered with or damaged purposefully.
*An item customized with an image provided by you or a cameo created from your image
*A piece was customized in a special size or length that differs from what is detailed in the listing (this includes sized rings)
*An item you requested made from images or materials not typically sold in our shop (ie a 14k gold ring, a galaxy image not in our usual collection of available images, etc.)
*An item on clearance.
*An item that otherwise describes in the listing description that it does not qualify for an exchange or refund.

All items that DO qualify for a return and a refund are subject to a 15% restocking fee. No exceptions

What organizations do you donate to?

We love giving back! A portion of the proceeds from our Galaxy Collection goes to the Planetary Society.

I live outside of the USA - will I be charged duties and import fees? I don't want to pay them!

There is a good chance that you may get charged import duties/taxes if you live outside the USA. We do not have control over this. We will not mark packages as gifts or lie about the value to try and get around these laws on your behalf. We do not refund, reimburse, or hold any responsibility for any import charges. Packages that are returned to us because they were refused will not have the shipping cost refunded. If this does happen and you would like the item re-sent to you, you will be responsible to pay for the reshipment costs and any duties/taxes upon pick-up in your country. If you'd prefer a refund for the item, we do not refund shipping costs that were originally charged and the item will be subject to our 15% restocking fee.