Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Informative Post on Fonts, Pearls, Crystals and Ordering at Joy Belle

This is an informative post. It is a means to share photos of my fonts, design stamps, Swarovski crystals, pearls and to provide any other pertinent information to help you in customizing your hand-stamped jewelry at Joy Belle.

Please read carefully. Click photos to enlarge.

I do not charge extra to custom stamp your jewelry with your preferences. Custom stamping is included in the price of the piece you are interested in; excluding pre-stamped items.


Design stamps are fun little characters, swirls, flowers and many other things that help personalize your jewelry!

LIMITATIONS: Because nickel and steel are such hard metals I can only use specific designs, shown on the silver metals in the image below.
However ANY design shown below can be stamped on brass, copper or sterling, which are softer metals

New designs are added all the time but are costly. If you want a design not pictured I require an extra $5.00 toward purchasing the new design stamp. Individual design stamps can run from $9-$15 each; all I ask is for $5.00 to help cover the cost of adding a new stamp to complete your item.




Please note that most necklaces include a certain number of 4mm crystals or glass pearls.
Extras are $2.00 each.
If you have ANY questions contact me.


Glass Pearls::

 Freshwater Pearls:

various sizes (4mm, 6mm)
Freshwater Pearls WILL VARY in appearance! Each is unique!
Pearls are wire-wrapped on a silver ball head pin by me!
Extras are $2.00 each.


Shown in order from top to bottom:
18" sterling silver box chain
30" solid stainless steel 2.4mm ball chain
18" silver-colored 1.2mm ball chain
30" antique copper 1.2mm ball chain
16" bright copper 2.4mm ball chain

Each listing specifies which chain is included for the price.


I have begun phasing out my sterling silver in favor of stainless steel. Stainless steel more affordable and I have found it looks so much like the sterling but with more benefits.

Stainless Steel...
-... is hypoallergenic
-... does not tarnish
-... does not rust
-... it is a very hard metal
-... has more weight (some people compare quality to the weight of a pendant)

However Sterling Silver...
-... contains a trace of nickel which many people are sensitive to
-... is a very soft metal so it can get bent
-... tarnishes very easily

Ordering is so easy! Follow these simple directions:
1). Find items you want and click "Add to Cart".
2). In the box that says "Note to JoyBelleJewelry" include all relevant information to customizing your jewelry. Each listing has specifics for what can or cannot be customized. Please read all descriptions carefully and leave me directions accordingly per the directions given.
3). Click on 'Pay with PayPal' (you do not need an account)
4). VERIFY SHIPPING ADDRESS! Must be your EXACT city, not a metro city.
7). You'll be redirected back to Etsy and must click on COMPLETE to complete your order.

I will see your order, rest assured. I only message you after you place an order if I have a question.

Have an idea in mind but don't see it in the shop? Message me with your ideas and I will give you a quote and try to make it happen. You never know until you ask and I message within 2 days during the weekday. I try to stay offline during the weekend to be with my family and complete orders from the week.

I do not charge secondary shipping. This means you can order as much as you want, at one time, and only pay one shipping charge (unless shipping to multiple addresses!). Placing a separate order after your first order will incur a new shipping charge.

I also run the shop The Twisted Willows and will combine shipping between the shops. In order to do that you can either checkout, pay and I will refund you. Or you can message me first with everything you're wanting to purchase.

In a rush?! Priority Shipping is $5 in the USA. Etsy is not currently set up for you to choose a shipping option. You must message me before placing your order for me to update your shipping.

Shipping charges account for postage, shipping materials (such as the envelope), ink and paper for shipping labels, etc. The USPS changes their prices and because of this shipping charges are subject to change without notice.

International buyers - there are restrictions on shipping jewelry to many countries. If you want to place an order please visit and calculate your shipping. I will verify once you message me and will update listings with your shipping price. I can only ship Priority International.

Each necklace comes in a plastic zip-top pouch. I can wrap in tissue paper if you need them gift-wrapped.

•*´¯`•.¸.• *´¯`•.¸.•DISCLAIMER*´¯`•.¸.• *´¯`•.¸.•
Each little letter and design is stamped one-by-one by me. Your item may not come out lined up or centered perfectly. Part of the nature and beauty of hand-stamped jewelry is that they are perfectly imperfect. Please understand this before making your purchase. If you want perfection then machine-engraving is the way to go.

♥ Joy Belle ♥

If you are confused or have any questions do not hesitate to message me. I work Monday through Friday in my shop, mostly in the evenings. I will try to get back with you within 2 days.

1 comment:

SarahM said...

Just placed and order for a friend going through IF treatments. So excited to see it in person. She is going to love it ;)