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Contact Diane Victoria Flores:
diane@wadibijou.com

 

Acknowledgements:
B&W photography by David Schler http://www.youtube.com/user/davidschler
Website construction and aesthetic consultant Helen Highwater http://www.strollingscones.com

Return Policy: At Wadibijou, we adhere to the prescribed Paypal Buyer Protection Policies concerning returns, however, if for any reason (other than those covered by the Paypal Buyer Protectiom Policies) you are unhappy with the wearable art piece you have received, return it for a refund minus a 5% restocking fee within 10 days of receipt. Return shipping will be paid by the customer. Please insure your return. Returns are not accepted on pieces that have been worn. Once the returned piece has been received and checked for signs of wear (fragrance, cosmetics, etc.) or damage, your account will be credited.

Domestic Shipping:
Within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail Insured.

Shipping Fees (based on value of item):

$200.00 - $500.00 = shipping/insurance fee $17.50
$500.01 - $700.00 = shipping/insurance fee $20.00
$700.01 - $900.00 = shipping/insurance fee $22.50
$900.01 - $1,000.00 = shipping/insurance fee $25.00
$1,000.01 - $1,500.00 = shipping/insurance fee $30.00
$1,500.01 - $1,750.00 = shipping/insurance fee $35.00
$1,750.01 - $2,500.00 = shipping/insurance fee $45.00
$2,500.01 - $3,000.00 = shipping/insurance fee $50.00
$3,000.01 - $4,000.00 = shipping/insurance fee $60.00
$4,000.01 - $5,000.00 = shipping/insurance fee $70.00
$5,000.01 - and up - contact us at diane@wadibijou.com

International Orders:
Please contact us at diane@wadibijou.com before ordering.

International shipping can be very expensive. The carrier of choice for international orders is UPS. If you would like to know the costs of shipping an item internationally, contact us. All import duties, taxes, and surcharges are the buyer's responsibility and are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Please check with your country's customs office prior to buying to determine what these additional costs will be. Transit time is dependent upon destination and time required for clearing customs.

Notes on Materials and Care:

Water soluble dyes are used to color many of the elements used in the jewelry such as cotton cord, coco disk and wood beads. The dyes may run if exposed to water or bleach out if the piece is displayed in direct sunlight when not in use.

Untreated brass casings will eventually tarnish and exposure to moisture will accelerate this process. After wearing, especially if a piece has been exposed to perfumes or other cosmetics, I recommend placing it flat between the layers of a folded soft towel and rubbing gently to buff the casings and remove any surface residue. Other brass elements used in the jewelry may also be adversely affected by high humidity. Only the patinaed casings are handwaxed to preserve the variegated colors.

Dried fava beans are originally light beige in color. They darken beautifully over time. Some pieces have been made with aged dried fava beans that are already a rich dark brown. The use of aged beans is noted in the descriptive information provided for those pieces. To allow for the natural process of aging, the beans are not sealed (lacquered or waxed). Keep in mind that there are certain common household insects that prey on dried organic materials, just as moths prey on wool.

In order to preserve your investment in wearable art, I recommend that all pieces, but especially those incorporating brass and bean elements, be stored in zip-seal plastic bags to protect them from humidity and other negative environmental conditions. If you should decide to display your piece, a glass-fronted enclosed shadow box hung out of direct sunlight is a good option.

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