Handmade earrings smoky quartz kazuri ceramic brown sterling silver
These earthy and organic Kazuri ceramic beads were the start for this design. They have a lovely, ivory and vanilla base with accents in browns and greens. Kazuri beads are made by men and women in Kenya who are given fair wages to help them out of poverty. Kazuri Beads is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Each Kazuri bead is framed by Swarovski crystals. Above them hangs a gorgeous, step faceted, transparent brown smoky quartz bead. The smoky quartz is framed by sterling silver wavy disks. Below each hangs a dark, olive green jasper bicone bead and above each is a sterling silver saucer bead. I carefully wire wrapped them with sterling silver wire.
These earrings hang on sterling silver ear wires (but I can change to posts, leverbacks, niobium or surgical steel ear wires if you prefer) and hang down about 2 5/8" (6.7 cm) from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the last bead. The earring length decreases by about 1/2" (1.3cm) when switched from ear wires to posts.
There is no charge for shipping within the United States and there is a nominal shipping charge to other countries. When I ship I use first class mail and delivery confirmation (except for international since this service isn't available). If you would like international delivery confirmation let me know and I'll quote you the shipping price for that. 3rd party insurance will also be used.
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At cserpentDesigns you'll find high quality, unique artisan jewelry and more, created and designed by ME!
Shipping: Free shipping for all domestic purchases. Unfortunately recent USPS changes to rates means I have to charge a nominal amount for shipping of international orders. I'll issue a refund in paypal or can send you an updated invoice if your estimated shipping is way over actual costs.
International - I'll be using international first class mail for all orders in order to save costs. Third party insurance is used for items that cost $25 or more. No delivery confirmation is available unless you would like to upgrade your shipping to global priority (which costs quite a bit more). If you would like tracking for your package be sure to let me know and I will quote you a shipping price using global priority mail.
Domestic - I use USPS first class mail or priority mail with delivery confirmation. For items over $25 I always add insurance.
Express shipping: If you want it fast just let me know and I'll adjust the shipping charges before you purchase or will send you an adjusted invoice if you decide after you purchase. I charge USPS rates for items so if you need an express shipping quote let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges - If the item you receive is not what you expected please contact me about it. I want my customers to be happy with their purchases. If we mutually agree that the item should be returned then you'll need to return it in the original packaging and in the original condition when you received it. I insure items over $25 so if your item is broken in transit contact me immediately so I can arrange for the items return and for compensation from the shipping company.
Additional Policies and FAQs
More on Gold Filled versus Gold Plated:
I use gold filled beads/wire rather than gold plated because gold filled is created by a process of using heat and pressure to bond a layer of real gold over some base metal (usually copper). Gold plating is an electro-chemical process which places a thin molecule of gold (or something gold colored) over a base metal and then a second chemical is often used for finishing to add a brightness to the bead. I found early on that gold plating can wear off in weeks if it is really poorly done and heavily used. Since that initial disappointment I've used gold filled beads (when available) and have never seen a sign of wear on any of the pieces I've worn over the years. I even polished some gold-filled beads in some jewelry my Aunt made me 20 years ago and they are now just as gold and shiny as when she first bought them.
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Thank you so much - the bracelets are so beautiful and fit perfectly - I love each piece so much -- Susan thank you -I am so sorry I was away when the jewelry arrived but opening the packages & writing to you are two of the first things I did when I arrived home! Thank you - a thousand times thank you
This spider is absolutely stunning in person. The workmanship & quality are wonderful. Quick shipping and excellent packaging. I won't even need to wrap the box for Christmas!
On a scale of 1-10 this gets a 20 ;)