IMPORTANT DATES & REMINDERS TO KNOW

Order Deadlines

I am no longer taking custom orders with guaranteed holiday delivery. However, as custom orders are rolling, I'd be more than happy to begin working with you on a piece at any time! I simply cannot guarantee it by Christmas at this time. Please fill out this form if you'd like to begin your custom order journey, and I'd be thrilled to have your brand new beautiful, sparkling piece to you in the new year!

Monday, November 25

Final Day to place Semi-Custom Morse Code Orders for holiday delivery

Monday, December 2

Final Day to place Rings or 14K Gold Orders (anything that is made to order - shop those pieces here.)

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Shipping Deadlines

Wednesday, December 18

Final Day for Hanukkah Delivery with Standard Shipping

Thursday, December 19

Final Day for Christmas Delivery with Standard Shipping & Hanukkah Delivery with Overnight Shipping

Friday, December 20 

Final Day for Christmas Delivery with Overnight Shipping

Sunday-Tuesday, December 22-24

 I will be in Charlotte, NC, during these dates and am more than happy to offer holiday pickup. Please email me if you'd like to arrange a pickup time and date, and I will refund the shipping on your order once the items have been picked up. 

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Pop Ups and Trunk Shows:

Just a reminder, I never bring my entire inventory to in person events. It’s honestly just not feasible. However, if you know I’m coming to your town, and you know there’s a piece or two you’re dying to have, send me an email to bring it! You can either place the order online with a note saying you’ll pick it up in person and I’ll refund you the shipping charges, or just email me to bring it then grab it in person! No obligation to buy, of course, it just helps me in planning inventory for events.

Tuesday, November 12, 5-9PM
Sip & Shop with HB Clay, Carlisle Ceramics, and Ellen Catlin
The Home of John & Anne Barry

500 Hermitage Court
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Thursday, November 14, 7-9PM
Holiday Pop Up with Beautycounter
The Home of Eleanor Brocato
email for address
Denver, Colorado

 

Sunday, November 24, 2-6PM
Holiday Pop Up
The Home of Tom & Loretta Flowers
2645 Edgewood Road

Columbus, Georgia

 

Saturday, December 7
Holiday Maker's Market
Mill District Studios
3110 2nd Avenue

Columbus, Georgia

 

Sunday, November 8 (11AM-3PM)
Holiday Open House
North Corner Haven
3454 Activity Road
Lancaster, South Carolina 

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Small Business:

If you’re desiring to buy from a small business this holiday season, “we” are about as small as it gets. And by we, I mean myself, my sweet husband, my dog, and the small family-run production team I work with in NYC. But truthfully, I (Mary Frances) am the one who answers every email, fills every order, takes every box to the post office, designs each piece, posts every picture to Instagram and Facebook, and these days, makes every ornament. I’ve got the most incredible support system, but when it boils down to it - you’re buying from me. You’re buying pieces that all hold a little place in my heart. Thank you for that, I promise never to take it for granted.

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Process & Pricing:

Some of you may know this. Some may not.

I make each and every design first by hand in wax. If it’s an organic piece of material such as birch bark or shells, I’m cutting the bark or cleaning and filing the shells so they’ll work for casting. I then send all the waxes and organic material to a small, family-run company in New York City. They cast every piece (turn the wax into metal), make a mold of it, and then send it back to me in mostly-finished condition. I clean up any pieces that need extra work, add chains, add ear hooks, and photograph and package them so they come to you wrapped up all pretty!

The company I work with charges me for the metal and their labor. I’ve worked with them for years. They pay their workers fair wages and charge me fair prices. In order for me to keep doing this thing, I must add in a profit. But other than that, I do my very best to price each item fairly. Items are mostly priced based on the weight of the piece and amount of metal used. Silver is more expensive than brass. Gold is more expensive than silver. You’re paying for an item that has been lovingly made from start to finish in the USA with fair-wage workers and luxury packaging. Thanks for supporting us!