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How do I place an order?

What forms of payment do you accept?

Is my personal information secure?

When will I receive my order?

What is your shipping policy?

Do you ship internationally?

What is your return policy?

What if I get my jewelry and it doesn't fit?

How do I care for my Bike Part Jewelry?

What bike parts do you use?

What materials do you use in your jewelry?

What metals do you work in?

Can you make my jewelry a custom length?

Do you do commissioned work?

Can I find your jewelry in brick and mortar stores?

How can I contact you?

Can I use your photos and designs? (Copyright info)



 

How do I place an order?

You can place your order right through the website! Once you've decided on which item(s) you'd like to purchase, click the add to cart button. The item will be added to your online cart and you can then complete the online checkout process. If you prefer, I can take your order via email as well. Pick your item and send an email to me.



What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept Paypal, credit cards, personal checks and money orders.

Checks and money orders should be made payable to, and addressed to:

Jodey Hathaway

PO Box 1776

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Please send me an email letting me know when your check or money order is sent so I know to be on the lookout for it.

 


Is my personal information secure?

Paypal  and Square (the credit card processor I use) both use encrypted coding to ensure your credit card and other information remain secure.

 


When will I receive my order?

If you pay via credit card or Paypal and use instant payment, your order will ship as soon as it is ready.

If you pay via Paypal and use echeck, your order will ship after your echeck clears and when your order is ready.

If you pay by personal check, your order will ship after your check clears and when your order is ready. It usually takes 7-10 business days for a check to clear, but can take up to 2 weeks.

If you pay by money order, your order will ship after your money order is received.

 


What is your shipping policy?

As soon as I receive payment (and dependant upon the type of payment, if must clear) and have finished creating your handcrafted item, I will ship it to you. I ship via the United States Postal Service.

Depending on the weight of the item, shipping options will be offered for you to choose from. Options will range from First Class to Priority Mail. If you are interested in extra services, such as shipment tracking or insurance, please send me an email and I will bill you accordingly.

 


Do you ship internationally?

I ship all over the world. If you have any problems while checking out, such as not seeing your country listed, please send me an email, and I will assist you with checkout.

International customers are responsible for all fees, duties and taxes associated with shipping your order to your country. I will not mark orders as "gift" or "sample" when filling out the customs form.

 


What is your return policy?

Bike Part Jewelry offers refunds on a case by case basis. Please send me an email with an explanation of your request for refund: orders@bikepartjewelry.com.

If you need to send your item back to me for any reason, you will be responsible for paying the shipping cost to send it to me. Any shipping costs are non-refundable.

 


What if I get my jewelry and it doens't fit?

If you receive your item and it doesn't fit, I will be happy to resize it for you one time at no cost (unless it is made from or contains sterling or other fine metals, then there will be a cost involved). Just send me an email and let me know how to resize it. As stated above, you will be responsible for the cost of shipping it to me for resizing, and I will pay to ship it back to you once the changes are completed.

I want you to be happy with your purchase and wear it comfortably. I will do what I can, within reason, to make sure you are satisfied. Please don't hesitate to email me about anything regarding my jewelry.

 


How do I care for my Bike Part Jewlery?

Most of the bicycle parts on my jewelry are metal. Metal can rust, and will rust if given the opporunity. In order to keep your jewelry looking awesome, I've sprayed the bicycle parts (chain plates and chain rollers only) with a few layers of Krylon. In no way will these few layers of Krylon protect your jewelry from rusting for life, so it will be a good idea to respray your jewelry should you see it start to rust, or if you see that it's been scratched. Clean it first, then do a few light layers of clear Krylon. It will take you less than 5 minutes. You might also consider spraying it yearly, as a preventive measure.

If you need help getting your jewelry clean, let me know and I'll walk you through it!

The other way to keep it from rusting is to put chain lube or cooking spray on the metal parts...but that can get messy.

I'll start you off, but it's up to you to keep your jewelry clean and dry and thus rust free.

In addition, I spray all of my pieces (with the exception of most earrings) with clear Krylon as an additional layer of protection.

 


What bike parts do you use?

Please visit the Bike Parts I Use page to see photos of the bike parts used in my jewelry.  

 


What materials do you use in your jewelry?

I strive to use as many recycled materials (bike parts) as I can. There are times when I simply cannot find the piece I need used, so I use new.

Unless specifically stated, the word silver relates only to color, not material. I will specify in the description when I use sterling silver.

I use many different kinds of beads ranging from Indian and Czech glass to natural materials like Fluorite, Jasper, Carnelian and Jade.

Please allow for slight differences in color and design on beads and colored rings. If there is a drastic change in the look of the item due to bead availability, ring color, etc, I will contact you and let you know. We can work together to come up with a mutually suitable solution.

 

What metals do you work in?

I work in a variety of metals: silver plate, copper, brass, bronze, bright aluminum, anodized (colored) aluminum, stainless steel and base metal. I can also work in sterling, gold filled, niobium and titanium. I don't generally work in fine metals as they are quite expensive. But if you would like a piece created in fine metal, please let me know, and I will quote you a price.

Stainless steel is probably the strongest metal I work in. I highly suggest stainless steel if you are rough on your jewelry or you plan on wearing a piece all the time. It's easy to care for and durable. Please note, stainless steel is a matte gray color - it is NOT shiny in appearance.

Bright aluminum and anodized aluminum are amazingly light. Anodized aluminum allows me to bring beautiful colors into my jewelry. You will find I work with a variety of colors of anodized aluminum rings, as well as scales and stamping plates. Aluminum is a great alternative to stainless if you want color and a lighter-weight piece. Please note: anodized aluminum rings are not guaranteed to be the exact same color as what is pictured. If the color is drastically different, I will contact you to let you know.

Copper, brass and bronze are absolutely delightful metals to work in. They look gorgeous in my jewelry. These metals, as they age and are worn, will start to patina. You can clean it every so often if you prefer your copper, brass or bronze items to remain bright.

Silver plate is a good alternative to sterling or fine silver. It's much less expensive than sterling or fine silver and holds up well to wear. I have made many gorgeous pieces with silver plate rings.

 


Can you make my jewelry a custom length?

Absolutely. Many pieces of jewelry can be sized to your specific requirements. I will be happy to add up to 2 inches in length to necklaces and bracelets free of charge (except for sterling or other fine materials). Each item that can be resized has a box where you can enter your desired length.

 


Do you do commissioned work?

I love doing commissioned work. If you have a special item you'd like made, I'd love to do it for you! I'll craft something one of a kind for you.

 



Can I find your jewelry in brick and mortar stores?

Yes! My jewelry is in a number of stores around North Carolina. Here is a list of where you can find me:  

Back Alley Bikes

106 B N. Graham St

Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2322

919-967-7777


Two Henrys Beadery

103 E. Anderson St

Selma, NC 27576-2826

919-965-9105

 

Gifts With A Heart

2867 Jones Franklin Rd

Raleigh, NC 27606

919-854-0040

 

local color Gallery of Raleigh

22 S. Glenwood Ave

Raleigh, NC 27603

919-851-0443

 

Cloud Nine

3022 S. Croatan Hwy

Nags Head, NC 27959

252-441-2992

Foxy Flamingo Boutique

1210 S. Croatan Hwy

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8920

252-480-3699

 

And now you can find my jewelry in stores in the Boulder and Lyons, Colorado areas!

ArtMart

1326 Pearl Street

Boulder, CO 80302

303-443-8248

Experience

429 Main Street

Lyons, CO 80540

303-709-4744


 

 

How can I contact you?

Via email:

orders@bikepartjewelry.com

 

Via regular mail:

Jodey Hathaway

PO Box 1776

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

 

 

Copyright information:

All content contained on this website, including, but not limited to designs, photographs, descriptions, etc, is protected under copyright. Unless you have my express written consent to use any content contained herein, you are engaging in copyright infringement.

If you are a blog writer and would like to use photographs and/or descriptions from this website in a review of Bike Part Jewelry on your blog, please do so; but make sure you send me a link to the post.