Frequently asked Questions :
PAYPAL : The easiest way to pay. I use PayPal shipping, so you'll get your items faster when paying through Paypal!
CREDIT CARDS: Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express
CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS:
Shipping starts at only $1.95
Wholesale accounts or Large orders have a discounted shipping option at checkout.
Items shipped First Class USPS. Domestic includes delivery confirmation.
International Packages are shipped First Class USPS.
*Very seldom do packages get lost. However if it happens, I will work with you as much as possible. I apologize, but I cannot be responsible for any lost packages.
About the Products
All wire/metal pieces are tumbled for the best shine and durability possible.
Every item is handmade, therefore, there maybe slight variations from the pictures.
Pricing: Affordability is always on my mind when designing and buying materials. Please keep in mind, my affordable prices do not diminish from the quality of these items!
What about Tarnishing? My regular "silver colored" jewelry & shawl pins polish and shine like Sterling Silver! All pins, earrings & spoon jewelry are freshly tumbled and polished to a fabulous shine. If it does dull, simply run your item under water with a dab of dish soap. Dry with a soft cloth. GORGEOUS!!!
Most of my items are created with an "Anti-Tarnish Plated Wire" in silver, gold, copper, bronze, brass, etc. This wire has a special nylon coating to prevent the metal from tarnishing. It's also waterproof. It easily cleans up with a soft cloth.
Copper Shawl Pins are made from bare copper. They will naturally develop a darkened patina over time.
STERLING SILVER & GOLD-FILL ARE AVAILABLE ON MOST ITEMS. Check the descriptions drop down menu. Of course, I can usually do this even if it isn't stated, contact me for an exact price quote first.
Jewelry, Shawl Pins and other accessories
The Pin tips:
Please contact me if you would like a sharp pointed tip.
Otherwise Tips and sticks will have a blunt, angled end. They are filed & buffed to help prevent snagging.
The "Shawl Pins I" Category:
These pins are two separate pieces. Usually a 'body' and a stick that holds it in place. These are sculpted in wire, metal, glass, stone or clay, sometimes adorned with beads or wooden sticks.
The "Shawl Pins II" Kilt & Fibula Category:
This category includes shawl pins, stole pins, capelet pins and scarf pins, wrap pins etc. These pins are the more traditional style that is similar to a safety pin (kilt or fibula). They can be 1.5" to 3" long, wire-wrapped and embellished with semi-precious gemstones, cloisonne or art glass beads. I can always adjust size upon request.
The "Shawl Pins Shell" Category:
A combination of both prior categories. These pins have their own category because they are some of my most popular, for their beauty and pricing!
Made using high quality antique Sterling silver plated flatware. Each piece is cut, drilled, buffed and tumbled into a unique piece of jewelry. These are easy to clean : dish soap, water & a cloth. They polish up great, just like your silverware at home!!!
Wholesale & Volume orders:
Volume discounts are available to retail shoppers interested in purchasing 6+ items. Please contact me.
Wholesale accounts sign-up under the "wholesale" section.
How much is shipping?
When can I expect my order?
Will my Credit Card information be secure?
How much is shipping? top
Shipping starts at only $1.90 for the first item. Each additional item is roughly .50 cents more.
Shipping is through USPS using paypal shipping. This means I print the postage from home through Paypal, using the address you provide. I always automatically ship first class with delivery confirmation.
Priority mail is available.
** As an added bonus, if you pay with paypal, you automatically receive the delivery confimation/ tracking number through your email!
When can I expect my order? top
I ship 6 days a week! That means your order is received, created and sent within 48 hours. Large orders may take 3 days to process.
Wholesale orders always take 7-10 days.
Custom orders are a case by case situtation.
Will my Credit Card information be secure? top
When you enter your credit card info, you have already automatically been sent to a secure page. All Credit Cards are processed through a secure 3rd party site - Propay.
Your credit card statement will read "Propay- Roberta Bustos".