Located in lovely southern Vermont, the Vintage Platypus is a family business dedicated to high quality affordable hand-crafted adornments for the body & home. We specialize in hand-forged copper, wirework, glass and stone beadwork and mixed media jewelry. We also have a selection of sterling & fine silver spoon/fork jewelry & sculpture. Our variety of styles and media help ensure that you will find the right pieces for your personality or space. We update our blog (What's New, Platypus?) and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VintagePlatypus) regularly with new inventory and upcoming events, as well as offer exclusive promotional codes. "Like" us on Facebook, follow along our blog and check back often- we add to our inventory weekly, so there is always something fresh!
Our work, as well as that of our collaborative artists, are usually limited lines or one of a kind pieces. Custom orders are selectively available for in-house designs to adjust sizing, color or stone preference or material sensitivities, and for items that have sold out (depending on material availability, of course). At this time, we cannot offer custom orders on our outside artists' work. We love commissioned work, as well as jewelry repairs- please contact us for more specifics.
Vintage Platypus is committed to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction - we want to exceed your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, as well as payment and shipping flexibility, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. As jewelry designers & artists, we are involved in the whole process; sourcing product to design and creation through shipping and after-care. We feel this gives us many opportunities to individualize our offerings. Look around our website, and if you have any comments or questions, please contact us. We will respond!
Coming soon- hand cut local Vermont serpentine and local Vermont garnets- pendants, earrings, wrapped stones & lace, for starters! Also,
We hope to see you again soon! Check back for new updates- there's much more to come!
Thanks for visiting!
**We treat our copper and silver jewelry with Rennaissance Wax to protect patina, prevent tarnish and skin discoloration, and shield wearers with metal sensitivities, in addition to protecting the jewelry itself from corrosive substances. Rennaissance Wax was developed by the British Museum in the 1950's to protect antiquities. Unlike beeswax or carnauba based polishes, this wax will not discolor or degrade with age. It dries instantly, and will not transfer off your jewelry. It polishes to a high gloss, so it will not dull an item's shine or sparkle. It is almost permanent, but we offer reapplication for high-wear items at no charge. Application for jewelry not purchased from us is $3 per item. Please contact us with questions or for further information.**
***Please pardon the mess while we are under construction.***
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