Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT HAND STAMPED MEANS:
I personally hand stamp my pieces. Each letter, number and symbol is created using individual letter stamping tools and a hammer. These pieces are NOT created using a machine therefore variations in spacing and letter/number alignment may occur. These differences should not been seen as defects, but rather adding to the charm and uniqueness of each piece.

LEATHER CUFFS?
The leather cuffs that I use are handmade and hand dyed. Variations of color will sometimes occur from piece to piece as well within the cuff itself.

The silver metal plates that are used on my leather cuffs are 14 - 18 gauge pure aluminum. They are thick (approximately 1.5mm-2mm) but light weight. They are a great alternative to sterling silver and they never tarnish.

WHAT METALS DO YOU USE?:
Most of my silver cuffs are made of 100% food safe aluminum. The material is lightweight and will never tarnish or cause reactions due to nickel allergies. Each listing has a detailed description of the materials and types of metals that are used. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

My precious metal clay pendants are forged in my studio. My fine silver metal pendants and charms are made from recycled silver that is 99.9% pure. I hand sculpt, kiln fire, oxidize and polish each piece.

CAN YOU PROVIDE A PROOF OF WHAT THE PIECE WILL LOOK LIKE BEFORE I ORDER?
Unfortunately I do not provide proofs prior to the piece being made. Because they are made to order each piece is made on demand. Every letter/numbers/character/image is done individually by hand. Spacing will vary slightly from piece to piece.

DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
I currently only offer shipping within the United States. If you would like to place an order I have an ETSY shop the ships worldwide. I have all of the same pieces. If you need help finding something, please let me know.

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TIME TO MAKE YOUR ITEM:
The majority of my pieces are made to order , so depending on the amount of items I have to create, it may take up to 1-2 weeks for me to get your cuff in the mail. Most of the time I will be able to send it to you sooner, but it is important to plan ahead if you are intending to give the cuff as a gift. Please feel free to contact me for current production times.

HOW IS THE PIECE PACKAGED?
My jewelry is packaged in a brown craft box and hand tied with a colorful sting ready for giving. If your purchase is intended as a gift, please leave me a note in the "Include this message with my gift" box during the checkout process and I will be happy to include a gift card.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT DOESN'T FIT?
Size or length of jewelry is the buyer's responsibility. Please read the product description for each piece for sizing details. If you have ANY questions about the correct size, please contact me prior to ordering. Most of the time it's as simple as using a measuring tape or piece of string and a ruler. Not all items can be re-sized. If it can be adjusted there is a $10.00 fee + any shipping costs. If it is a custom piece and you would like to have it re-made,I will provide you a 20% discount off an entirely new piece.