Policies and Care
I enjoy designing and fabricating my jewelry by hand...the joy is in the journey.
I begin with square wire in sterling silver or gold, bend it into shape, and solder the ends for a continuous frame. That frame is then soldered to a sterling silver back piece which I hand cut, file, and polish. For a few designs I make originals in sterling silver, oversee the casting process, finish polish the pieces by hand, and then I inlay the micro-mosaics. Each piece is hallmarked with a CDL jewelry maker's mark, formed into shape, and then the micro-mosaic process begins.
With a pair of fine point tweezers, each bead is carefully laid into the frame--embedded in epoxy--standing on its edge so the hole is not visible. Once the entire frame is filled with a beaded design, the epoxy is allowed to cure, and a final layer of colored tile grout is added to stabilize the micro-mosaic. Once cured this finish is water resistant and durable. But remember, these materials are glass and grout; the jewelry should never be struck on a hard surface, twisted, pinched, bent or impacted (hit) in any way.
When purchasing a cuff bracelet, you'll want to take measurements of your wrist to be sure it will fit as it cannot be re-sized. Click here for a short video on wearing cuffs. Contact me if you have questions or concerns; I stand behind the quality of my work.
Always put your jewelry on last, and after wearing, wipe jewelry with a clean, soft cloth to remove oils and light tarnish. Periodically, you may clean the jewelry with mild soap, cool water and a soft bristle brush, but do not immerse in water, and dry well. Do not wear micro-mosaics while swimming or showering. The metal portions may be cleaned with a polishing cloth impregnated with polishing compound, being careful not to get the compound on the micro-mosaics as it may discolor them.
In addition to the online shopping cart, I may accept COD for local pickup. Contact me for more information.
Items in store will ship within 1-3 business days, and you will receive confirmation with tracking information (if applicable) when your package is shipped. For custom orders I will contact you regarding time frame, typically, allow 4-6 weeks unless you've requested a rush order, which may result in a rush fee. Free shipping is provided within the US via US Mail: Priority Mail Insured. If you request expedited shipping, I will quote additional charges....contact me for details.
If your package appears damaged in transit, please call me at 360-393-7676 so I may arrange next steps with you. Please retain all of the original packaging.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept returns on unworn, undamaged, unaltered items within 7 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange at my discretion. Shipping charges, if applicable, do not apply to this return policy and will not be refunded. Sales on custom items are final, though I do guarantee against defects and will handle your concerns with professionalism and compassion. Return shipping charges are the buyer's responsibility, and insurance is recommended. Contact me prior to making a return.
All jewelry designs, descriptive text, graphics and product photographs are the sole property of CDL Jewelry and are protected by copyright law and proprietary provisions. You must have written permission from CDL Jewelry to reproduce, download, modify, publish, distribute, transmit, transfer or sell any portion of these items.