Making a Small Business Grow
I formally founded my on-line vintage-aged brass jewelry business, Brass Bouquet, in 2007. I retired the business in 2014, because, honestly, it became just too big and it no longer was fun.
But, I have continued my love of antiqued brass components by keeping my line of solid perfume lockets and compacts in my Etsy Shop — Lady of the Lockets.
Being a perfumer myself I feel a kinship to others in the fragrance world and want to give them quality containers for their own fragrances -- whether they be a newbie in fragrances, an old-hand at it or someone wanting to create gifts for family or themselves.
BRIEF PROFESSIONAL HISTORY: Prior to my Brass Bouquet business, I owned and operated Grant Creek Enterprises, where I represented other artists and craftspersons promoting, developing and marketing their work through shows and catalogs. I sponsored art and craft shows twice yearly -- which entailed promoting, marketing, set-up and sales.
I continue to create vintage-styled jewelry for gift shops throughout the US and Canada. I design fragrances for my line of solid perfume lockets and compacts which I sell to boutique-styled shops.
I was a fiber artist for 25 years, working on a 60”, 12 harness loom, creating coverlets, textiles, and outer wear which sold in small clothing shops in Portland, Oregon.
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Jill, Lady of the Lockets
I live in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. I am married and my husband helps me run the day to day financial needs and shipping of orders. I LOVE to hide away at the beach whenever possible.
Accepted payment methods
I accept PayPal and all major credit cards
Since we live in Oregon, we do not charge sales tax....Yeah!
Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns regarding shipping; I will always do my best to ensure your package arrives as expediently as possible.
US CUSTOMERS: All orders are shipped USPS First Class -- which comes with Delivery Confirmation. U.S. packages are shipped out within 48 hours unless on a holiday or weekend. Priority shipping is available. Just be sure to request upgraded shipping option.
I do not insure packages -- if you would like additional insurance, please convo me and let me know. I'll be happy to add that service.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I know, I know, shipping rates are ridiculous! All orders are shipped USPS International First Class. Orders are shipped out within 48-72 hours. In my shipping calculations I try hard to make sure international shipping charges are fair.....
but......REDUCED SHIPPING CHARGES ARE AVAILABLE
If you are interested in purchasing a quantity of items, please convo me as I do reduce shipping charges on larger orders both in the US and Worldwide.
And Finally: Please be sure that your shipping address is correct. I cannot be responsible for packages delivered to old addresses. If the package happens to come back to me, I will notify you and will be happy to re-ship the package to the correct address but you will be responsible for the shipping charges.
If you have any further questions -- please feel free to convo me!
Thanks again, Jill, Shop Owner
Lady of the Lockets
Returns and exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
I want you happy! And I want you to tell your friends about my Etsy shop and have you come back too.