zsjewelry

ZS Art Jewelry & Glass

Sacramento, California · 543 Sales

zsjewelry

ZS Art Jewelry & Glass

Sacramento, California 543 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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(158)

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Amanda

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Announcement   2.18.2017: Spring is in the air and wedding season is ramping up! Looking for unique wedding rings? Consider a hand-stamped personalized spinner. I can stamp initials, dates, and other short messages inside my spinner rings. Or, consider a custom item replacing a textured spinning band with a stamped one! Convo me to discuss!

Need wedding party gifts? Earrings make great bridesmaids' gifts, and don't require sizes. Chainmaille bracelets or pendants work beautifully, too! I happily do wedding party sets for gents and ladies!

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Browse my shop by type of jewelry (ring, necklace, bracelet, etc), or metal on my web site at: www.zsartjewelry.com/shop.php (now mobile device friendly!)

Please visit my blog page for more information about the metals and alloys that I use: http://zsartjewelry.blogspot.com


All orders (custom items & rings & bracelets made to size excluded) ship within 24-48 hours!
Shipping upgrades are also available. Convo me if you need to upgrade your shipping & you do not see the upgrade options at checkout!

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All of my items come packaged beautifully, ready to give as gifts or to keep for yourself. For more information about me and what I do, please visit my web site at www.zsartjewelry.com

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CUSTOM ITEMS:

I love creating custom items just for you -- if there is anything you see in my shop that you'd like a different metal or material, please just ask. I can do almost any piece in nearly any metal or stone available. I work with all forms of solid gold, sterling silver, and base metals like copper, bronze, steel, titanium, brass, and more.

I gladly do bridesmaids jewelry sets and wedding jewelry -- please be sure to give me enough time to complete your request, though! I can even package your bridesmaids gifts so that all you have to do is hand them out. Make sure you know what sizes you'll need if you're ordering rings or bracelets. (Chainmaille earrings & pendants make lovely gifts, too, and no sizes are needed!)

- Convo me for more information & current turnaround times (the more requests I have, the longer they will take).

- Most custom items that don't require any special order materials ship within 1-2 weeks, unless I'm swamped or don't have enough materials on hand to complete the order. I will always let you know quickly if this is the case.

- Items that require special order materials (gemstones, metals, wire that I don't stock normally) will ship within 2-3 weeks, usually, unless other circumstances apply.

- Please convo me for a more exact turnaround time for wedding sets -- if you're running low on time & need your items fast, let me know. I can expedite orders on request.

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Thank you for visiting my shop -- please come back soon! :-)

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 18, 2017

2.18.2017: Spring is in the air and wedding season is ramping up! Looking for unique wedding rings? Consider a hand-stamped personalized spinner. I can stamp initials, dates, and other short messages inside my spinner rings. Or, consider a custom item replacing a textured spinning band with a stamped one! Convo me to discuss!

Need wedding party gifts? Earrings make great bridesmaids' gifts, and don't require sizes. Chainmaille bracelets or pendants work beautifully, too! I happily do wedding party sets for gents and ladies!

-------------------
Browse my shop by type of jewelry (ring, necklace, bracelet, etc), or metal on my web site at: www.zsartjewelry.com/shop.php (now mobile device friendly!)

Please visit my blog page for more information about the metals and alloys that I use: http://zsartjewelry.blogspot.com


All orders (custom items & rings & bracelets made to size excluded) ship within 24-48 hours!
Shipping upgrades are also available. Convo me if you need to upgrade your shipping & you do not see the upgrade options at checkout!

*******************************

All of my items come packaged beautifully, ready to give as gifts or to keep for yourself. For more information about me and what I do, please visit my web site at www.zsartjewelry.com

********************************

CUSTOM ITEMS:

I love creating custom items just for you -- if there is anything you see in my shop that you'd like a different metal or material, please just ask. I can do almost any piece in nearly any metal or stone available. I work with all forms of solid gold, sterling silver, and base metals like copper, bronze, steel, titanium, brass, and more.

I gladly do bridesmaids jewelry sets and wedding jewelry -- please be sure to give me enough time to complete your request, though! I can even package your bridesmaids gifts so that all you have to do is hand them out. Make sure you know what sizes you'll need if you're ordering rings or bracelets. (Chainmaille earrings & pendants make lovely gifts, too, and no sizes are needed!)

- Convo me for more information & current turnaround times (the more requests I have, the longer they will take).

- Most custom items that don't require any special order materials ship within 1-2 weeks, unless I'm swamped or don't have enough materials on hand to complete the order. I will always let you know quickly if this is the case.

- Items that require special order materials (gemstones, metals, wire that I don't stock normally) will ship within 2-3 weeks, usually, unless other circumstances apply.

- Please convo me for a more exact turnaround time for wedding sets -- if you're running low on time & need your items fast, let me know. I can expedite orders on request.

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Thank you for visiting my shop -- please come back soon! :-)

Amanda

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Amanda

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About

It was just a hobby ...

ZS is short for "zerospace", the online handle I've used for years, and while many of my friends call me "Z", my first name is Amanda. I started out learning how to make necklaces with tiny glass seed beads when I was a little girl. I moved on to other kinds of beads and other types of jewelry-making, and often just enjoyed sifting through supply catalogs, dreaming of what I could make with each item.

But, for as much as I loved jewelry & creating things, I also loved math, science, and computers -- and so by the time I reached high school, jewelry was mostly a forgotten hobby. All through high school and college, computers were my hobby -- I'm also a web developer and designer today, and often work on both jewelry design projects and web projects simultaneously.

After a long stint of neglecting my love for jewelry, instead focusing on applying my creativity to computer designs (e.g. I would "modify" a computer case much like some people work on cars or motorcycles), I finally got back to making jewelry in late 2006, but this time, I had a new focus. Beads took a back seat or perhaps a co-starring role alongside my new found love: chainmaille. A short while later, I took a class on fusing glass and began adding that to the mix. And after lots of prodding from friends and family, I went from being registered here on Etsy (since 2008) to finally opening my shop sometime in 2010.

I now work in many mediums -- metal clay, polymer clay (any kind of clay, really -- I also throw pottery), chainmaille, beading, traditional pearl knotting, glass fusing, metalworking, etc. My desk is a myriad of supplies and tools, that I'm constantly re-organizing to make space for new tools. In a nutshell: I love creating wearable or useable art!

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 3, 2016
Welcome to ZS Art Jewelry!

My work is a mixture of old and new--I love to combine traditional styles like knotted pearls and chainmaille with more contemporary fused glass pieces. While most of my work is wearable, some of it is functional too!

Some of my items are one-of-a-kind -- meaning, I will never make it again. Each of these pieces is serial-numbered and comes with a certificate containing that number. This way, if you ever need your piece repaired, I will know exactly what materials I used originally.

I also keep a blog about some of my more unique creations on blogspot: http://zsartjewelry.blogspot.com

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept PayPal payments only.

CUSTOM ITEMS:

Payments for custom orders work as follows:

1) Items that are not personal in nature (no special names, dates or other messages stamped, etc) or items that require no special ordered supplies to create will generally not require payment in full until the item is completed & photographed.

2) Items that are personalized with names, dates or in ways that make the item not suitable for resale should you change your mind AND items that require special ordered supplies to create will require payment in full prior to the item being created. Once paid for, these items are not returnable.


CANCELLATIONS:

I gladly accept cancellation requests made within 24 hours of ordering/payment. Requests made after this window will be at my discretion. As long as the item is not custom in nature (no special names or dates on the item) & has not shipped, cancellation requests will likely be honored even beyond the 24 hour window.

I do NOT accept cancellations on custom orders once they are paid. I will give you many opportunities during the process of discussing a custom order to decide against continuing with it. Please choose carefully when you give the OK to proceed.
Shipping
I use the United States Postal Service for all shipments.

- First Class Mail (USA) - default for most items
- Priority Mail & Priority Mail Express (USA) - upgrade options for most items

- First Class International - default for most items shipped outside the USA
- Priority International - optional upgrade for most items shipped outside the USA


SHIPPING TIME

- Ready to ship items ship within 24-48 hours of receipt of payment

- Made to order items ship as soon as they are completed (time to completion varies per item -- please check the processing times on each item, as I aim to keep these as accurate as possible)

First Class (USA): 1-3 days delivery time (not guaranteed, but should not exceed 1 week, usually)

Priority (USA): 1-3 days delivery time (not guaranteed, but VERY rarely exceeds this)

Express (USA): 1 day, guaranteed.

International delivery times vary widely. First Class typically arrives in 1-3 weeks to most destinations. Priority is a little faster.

Please contact me if you have shipping related questions.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items may be returned for a full refund minus shipping if return is initiated within 14 days of receipt and the item is in new condition.

DAMAGED or MISSING items:

- Items damaged in shipping can be returned for a full refund (photos of the damaged package may be required) or for repair/replacement. Please contact me to get a return/refund/repair started.

- Items lost in transit can be re-made (if not one-of-a-kind) and re-shipped. One of a kind items will be refunded if they are lost in transit (insurance claim can/will be filed in these cases). Most packages do not get lost, but some are delayed from time to time. Please allow plenty of time for a misdirected package to show up (this can be 2-3 weeks or more, depending on destination).


Returns/refunds for other reasons:

I want you to be happy with your purchase, so if your item fails to meet your expectations (please have reasonable expectations, this is not mass-produced, machine-made jewelry), breaks, or something else happens, please contact me! Each case will be different, but I do ask that you give me the chance to make things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
I gladly do custom designs! Please contact me to discuss a custom item.

More information

Last updated on Dec 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Ring sizing

I use a standard US ring size system. If you do not know your ring size, you may either be sized by a local jeweler or download a printable ring sizer just about anywhere on the internet that offers one that uses the United States ring size system. Contact me if you need a link to a printable ring sizer. I'm working on my own!

Bracelet sizing

My bracelets are all created and measured in inches. Each listing will explain in the description the best way to measure for the fit of that particular bracelet. Please read carefully! Bracelets can be re-sized if you do end up with an incorrect length, but it will require that you ship the bracelet back to me (at your expense). Please feel free to contact me if you have a specific question about a bracelet size. For any bracelet in my shop, you may provide me with a loose or snug wrist measurement and I will help you determine the correct size!

When will my order ship?

Many of my items are made-to-order. While most will ship within 1-2 business days when I'm not busy, some require up to and over a week to create and be ready for shipping. Please click the "shipping & payments" tab to see the processing time for the item you want! I aim to keep those as accurate as possible!

Care instructions

Most of my jewelry can be easily cared for by using commercial copper, brass, bronze, steel, and precious metal cleaners. If you dislike all those chemicals, you can also use a homemade cleaning solution made from vinegar and salt (followed by a short bath in a baking soda and water solution to neutralize the acidic vinegar). If you need detailed instructions on how to do this, ask me!

Note: DO NOT use acidic cleaners on anything containing pearls! Most harder gemstones should be fine.

Wholesale availability

No, I do not sell my jewelry wholesale currently.

Where do you get your metals & gemstones, etc?

All of my metals are either USA or Canada sourced unless otherwise specified. Plated materials may come from China.

My gemstone beads come directly from dealers I meet at gem shows and occasionally online jewelry retailers. I try hard to record their country of origin whenever possible.