Why are custom orders expensive?
The beauty of custom orders is that you can tailor it to your exact specifications. No matter where you go, whether a small business or a big company, you will be paying extra for a custom order. The price increases depending on which beads are used; Delicas, seed beads, antique beads, satin beads, 2-cuts, etc. The price increases again depending on the size you would like. This is mainly due to the time allotted to completing larger pieces (Even more so if the order is a pair of earrings, in which a sister side must be made).
My jewelry was damaged and is missing beads, can you fix them?
It depends. I don't always have the same exact beads in stock, which means I may need to order your bead shade again or I may need to take it apart and replace the beads completely. I can't always just sew similar toned beads onto a damaged order, because, when ordering from 2 different bead shops, there is a high chance that those shades are not exactly the same. Irritating, I know. I do my best to stick to certain suppliers who can deliver the exact shades that I need. If I need to replace beads completely, the customer will need to pay for my services, as well as the delivery fee.
I am not Indigenous, would buying and wearing your jewelry be an example of cultural appropriation?
No ma'am, no sir. Cultural appropriation is defined as, "the use of objects or elements of a non-dominant culture in a way that doesn't respect their original meaning, give credit to their source, or reinforces stereotypes or contributes to oppression." Purchasing from my shop, run by a First Nations Mohawk woman, would mean that you are participating in an example of cultural appreciation. The polar opposite of appropriation.
Be sure to let your friends know where you got your fabulous jewelry!
I would like to return my order, how do I do that?
I'm so sorry that you are unsatisfied with your purchase. If you would like to make a return, you must clean and return the order in its original packaging. You will be given a full refund upon me receiving the order safe and sound. If you do not have the original packaging, I will not accept the return.