I have had a constant evolving, exciting and many times, unpredictable journey in the jewelry and jewelry findings business!
My career out of college was in the financial world. After about 4 1/2 years of that and one wonderful trip to Bali, I realized I was in the wrong business. At that point, I started my jewelry business, Vedeli Designs, importing gorgeous handmade, sterling silver chain from Bali. It was also at this time that I started working with waxes. This is really where my jewelry findings journey began.
As time evolved, I stopped importing chain from Bali and starting making my own jewelry, from my wax carvings, here in New Mexico. Overtime, I saw a wonderful surge in the craft business and in particular, the jewelry making business. This inspired me to start my jewelry findings shop here on Etsy, VDIJewelryFindings....and I haven't looked back since!
I LOVE working with fellow designers and being a part of the creative process in making jewelry....whether it be my own creations or supplying findings for someone else. I love seeing how artists use my findings. Often it is so different than how I use them or envisioned them being used. The artistry of the customers on Etsy is phenomenal and it inspires me daily.
I begin my process by carving a finding (link, clasp, charm, etc.) out of wax. Sometimes I use hard wax to make my pieces. Other times, I use soft wax...it depends on what I am making and how I need to create it. From there, I have the wax molded and cast with my local caster. We then tumble and oxidize the findings to get a wonderful finish on each individual piece.
Mary Ann Saville
NM, United States
The caster I partner with is a local, family run business. They mold my waxes, cast and finish my findings. I have been working with them since 1998. They are absolutely wonderful and an integral part of my business!
Accepted payment methods
TIMING: Payment is due immediately.
TAXES: New Mexico residents will be charged a sales tax for their order.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Orders may be cancelled within 24 hours of ordering merchandise.
I GUARANTEE to ship all orders the next business day. Often, if an order comes in before 1:00 pm, I get orders out the same day. Same day shipping is not guaranteed, but I try my best to make this happen.
**Chain listings are "made to order" and have a production time of 2-3 weeks.
SHIPPING COSTS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES: $3.95
SHIPPING COSTS TO CANADA: $9.75
SHIPPING COSTS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES (not including Canada): $13.75
UPGRADE SHIPPING OPTIONS: An upgrade to Domestic Priority Mail shipping is an option in my shop, for an additional $4.00. To find this shipping upgrade, search within my shop for "Priority" and it will pull up this listing. Just add it to your cart and your shipping will be upgraded to Priority Mail.
TIMING: We ship Monday through Friday.
Returns and exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
CUSTOM ORDERS: Custom orders, made specifically at the buyers request, are NOT returnable.