Loose Ends - Hobo Bird Ring Size 8

Loose Ends - Hobo Bird Ring Size 8

$375.00

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size 8 not resizable

Welcome 2019! This is my first collection of the year, one I am calling The Loose Ends. I am a hoarder of things- broken bits of jewelry rescued from destruction, beads, buttons, stones, all the things! I decided at the end of 2018 to finally organize and sort this hoard from the boxes and bins they've been hiding in. They're all kind of loose ends in one way or another, and this collection is intended to tie them up into finished pieces. Some of the collection is repaired, some is repurposed, and a few items are made completely from scratch from earlier abandoned projects left behind in 2018.

Make sure to peek through all the pics to see the flash and know that what you see in photos is 100x better in person! It flashes with all the colors!

This piece is completely handmade from sterling silver! The southwestern style ring has stabilized sleeping beauty turquoise surrounding a fantastically colorful flashing galaxy opal**. The band is size 8 and the ring sits horizontally across the hand. The inside is signed with my shop name so you can tell your friends where you got your amazing ring from! YAY! It measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" with a wide band to keep it from spinning on your finger. The ring is not resizable.

The little hobo birds were hand carved and cast by me using the lost wax casting process. This piece originally was intended to be two small drop cuffs but the project languished for a year until I decided to organize and when playing with the elements I had already created it seemed only natural to incorporate them together into one amazing ring. The hobo bird is inspired by a quote from Leonard Knight, the man who created Salvation Mountain. He called himself a "little hobo bird", a wanderer searching for purpose. These little hobo birds fly round a galaxy opal searching for the hidden sparkles within. Isn't that lovely? One more loose end tied up!

**Full disclosure- The opal used in this piece consists of a man-made rhyolite and resin mixture intended to resemble the host stone in Mexican opal. Not all opal is able to be cut for jewelry and some is too beautiful to let go to waste. Enter Galaxy Opal! It is a genius solution to a common problem. The housing ensures the opal's survival for uncuttable but perfectly gorgeous stones. Unfortunately many of the wholesalers do not divulge this information so they are used in jewelry as fully natural. The only natural part is the opal. Rhyolite is the stone Mexican Opals are found in so it is bonded with resin to achieve as natural a look as possible.

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I am open to custom orders and allow payments (For newly listed items please allow 3 days before contacting me about payment plans on ready to ship pieces.)

Payments

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Shipping from United States

All purchases will ship within 3 business days of receiving payment. E-check customers please note that this timeframe also applies to the date your e-check has cleared. Sometimes we need a little extra time to properly pack and ship an item but usually we ship much quicker.

Most jewelry is shipped priority within the US, if you would like to add tracking please contact me for a quote. I cannot be held responsible for items damaged or lost in transit. If your item is marked delivered, it is considered delivered even if stolen off your porch, so please ensure you choose a safe address for delivery.

I will not alter customs forms, so please don’t ask me to change the value or any other part of the form. Customs fees and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer and out of my hands. I do not refund fees charged to you by your own country for importing goods.

LHB packaging is perfect for gifting!

Refunds

VINTAGE:
I want you to love your vintage purchase as much as I love sourcing it! Please take your time when deciding to purchase and ask for specifics if they are not in the listing. If the item is not as described, please contact me immediately to discuss an amicable solution. **Layaway purchases are final sale.**

LHB DESIGNS:

EXCHANGES ONLY on handmade LHB Designs. Items must be returned in the condition in which they were received, otherwise it will diminish the value of your exchange by 50%.

***Custom stamped orders are not returnable.*** I cannot resell custom stamped items and I cannot get a full return on the materials. Thank you for understanding.

If you are unsatisfied please contact me immediately. Exchanges are offered on a case-by case basis. After 14 days this option expires. If you receive your rings and they do not fit, I can resize them. There may or may not be a cost to you for this service.

If you ordered the wrong size I can resize your ring for a fee if I have to cut it open to do so, If I can stretch it there is no fee.

Please check your stamping request carefully and contact me immediately if you need to edit- I stamp exactly what you request so if a date is incorrect or a word is spelled wrong I cannot be held responsible.

Everything I make is by hand, with a torch, hammers, saws, stamps, etc. I am not a large sweatshop in China with vast machinery churning out cheap rings. Please keep this in mind when ordering :)

CUSTOMS CHARGES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.

Additional

Please contact me regarding wholesale inquiries. At this time I am not accepting consignment offers.

LAYAWAY TERMS:

No coupons, discounts, sales, or promotions apply to layaway.

•I can split the cost up into up to 2, 3 or 4 payments, your choice. The first 15% is a non-refundable deposit to hold the item in layaway, taken from the full price of the item. I will hold this for 15 days in which time you can change your mind and cancel the layaway. After the 15 days the deposit is non-refundable. If you forget to make a payment in time or change your mind after the 15 days, I will refund all funds payed toward the item, minus 15% of the items full price. This is non-negotiable. Your first payment is your agreement that you understand the terms of the layaway in case of dispute.

•The item will not be shipped until it is paid in full.

•Once the first listing is paid, I will immediately create another listing for the next payment and so on for all payments. In this way you can choose to pay at any time. The first payment sets your payment plan. If you purchase your first listing on December 12th, your next payment is due on January 12, next on February 12th and so on. I will not send you reminders, it is up to you to remember. You can pay any time, but please do not pay late, if you need to delay payment, please contact me first, otherwise I will cancel the sale and refund your money minus the non-refundable deposit. I will keep a running total with payment dates and amounts with due dates in each listing so you can easily see what has been paid and what is still pending.

•All other shop policies regarding shipping, returns, and exchanges still apply.

Please feel free to ask a lot of questions if you need more clarification. This is a pretty standard layaway plan that other shops on Etsy use for higher priced goods. I am sorry to have to charge a non-refundable deposit, but while it is being held other potential buyers are not allowed to buy it, and so it becomes a risk to hold something and take payments for 4 months. I also only want to deal with serious customers regarding layaway. Thank you for understanding!