This handcrafted polymer clay ring was inspired by the suggestion of a client. I found the idea very original and unique, and just had to realize it.
The ring features the face of an African woman. The face was created entirely of polymer clay, but it was made to imitate antique, distressed item; a true tromp d'oeil that will have everyone bedazzled and bewildered as to what this unique and original ring is created from.
This ring is a conversation-starter item that will have everyone's attention focused on it. It is a luxurious piece of wearable art that measures approx. 1 3/4 in or 4,5 cm. The back of the ring is concave, made to accommodate your finger. I use as a base adjustable blank rings.
Please, be aware that this is not an antique metal jewelry; it is a very good, more comfortable, and lighter imitation
= Quick overview =
Base material: polymer clay and a blank brass ring
Colors: copper, bronze, rust, patina
Design: African woman's face
= Payment Methods =
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I cannot guarantee the security of data which you send by email. Accordingly, please do not send me payment information using email.
= Pricing Policy =
All prices shown on the website are in US Dollars. Prices may change and offers may be withdrawn at any time.
= Order Cancellation =
If you wish to cancel your order placed online, please contact me stating your intention to cancel the order.
It may not always be possible to stop an order from being dispatched, as I endeavor to process orders as soon as possible.
= Shipping Policy =
I offer free domestic shipping one orders of 35USD and above.
Regular orders will be shipped through USPS, First class mail. Estimated time of shipment depends on demand. (For custom orders, please, see below.) I create all my items after an order has been received and in the order they have been purchased.
All US orders are shipped with a tracking number for your ease and peace of mind. USPS does not offer tracking on international orders except on Express mail. If you would like to receive your order by Express mail, please contact me, and I will send a USPS quote. (For further information, please, check USPS' official website at www.usps.com.)
= Some additional information =
Please note that I cannot guarantee specific delivery dates and cannot be held accountable for delays in customs clearance.
I am not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages that are not insured with the USPS.
Postal insurance is not included in your purchase. If you would like to insure your item, please, contact me before your purchase. Additional fees will apply.
I cannot be held responsible should local customs authorities wish to confiscate any particular item, or charge any import duty on such items. The recipient is responsible for paying the duty.
Please, contact me with any additional shipping requests before purchase.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I am aware that it is difficult to shop online and it always involves a risk that you will not be completely happy with your order. If that is the case, just contact me to let me know you are returning the item and I will refund the item's cost, no questions asked. I do not offer the option of exchanging an item.
Please, make sure the item is not damaged and well packaged when you return it, and include a tracking number for both our security.
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If you are experiencing any problems, including being dissatisfied with an item, please, contact me. I put a great deal of time, thought, effort, and love into making my items, because I want my clients to love the pieces they purchase. If you are not happy please let me know.
I am often asked what techniques I use to produce some of the unique effects for my pieces. Please understand that these techniques are the result of a great deal of trial and error and hard work. I consider them my "secret recipes", so please don't be disappointed that I keep them to myself.
I do not offer wholesale and consignment. Handmade work requires vision, craftsmanship, and effort that mass-produced articles do not. I cannot sell on discount the effort and love I put in creating each and every item. Thank you for your understanding!
Polymer clay is a relatively new material. It is sold in blocks with a soft consistency similar to play-dough, but once cured, the clay hardens. Depending on clay brand, type of design, and processing, it can be very hard or semi-flexible. Most of the items in my collection such as cuffs and bib necklaces are semi-flexible so they are easy to put on. They are light and comfortable to wear, but quite sturdy. A polymer clay item can of course break, but I use a technique that makes them stronger and more resistant than what you can usually purchase.
My polymer clay items are finished with acrylics, mica powders, and other materials after being cured, and are coated with clear gloss to protect them. In the titles you will see described the colors of the items. A piece described as a copper polymer clay item is not made of copper, it is crafted of polymer clay so as to resemble copper in appearance.
Care is easy. Simply wipe the item with a damp cloth and let dry.
All items, except cuffs that use blanks as support, can be customized, usually at no further cost.
All items are made to order. The estimated time of shipping is from one to two weeks. Most items ship in a week and are delivered in two to three days. If you need the item faster, please contact me prior to placing an order to find out if I can accommodate your needs. Priority mail applies to USPS service not the time I fulfill the order in.
All items are handmade by me and hence the longer waiting time.
Thank you very much for your interest and understanding!
I purchase all my earring wires from craft stores. They are nickel-free, but are not specifically listed as hypoallergenic. These earring wires may not be the best option for you if you have very sensitive ears.
I can replace earring hooks with earring clip-ons if requested in advance.
ll my photos are taken by me, in daylight, on our terrace, with an old Panasonic Lumix. I am not a photographer so generally my photos are short of representing the beauty of the real item.
In my collection you will find several image transfer technique items which were created using my own image transfer technique, but with images that are not my own. In this case, copyright is clearly stated and items were created according to the copyright owner's policy. This allows me to use their image for personal and small commercial use, up to 150 times each item, as long as the image is used for tangible items and is not resold as is.