Monday, November 29, 2010

Meet Margurite, Our Newest Artisan!

"I use my creations to try to reflect the inner beauty and spirit of the person wearing the jewelry. It reflects their beauty and gives them confidence in who they are as well as helping to heal me. I'm not really sure what you would like in the bio. I'm also the very proud mother of two incredible sons, I taught myself to make jewelry several years ago and am continually evolving and refining the craft. I get my greatest joys (and most healing) from seeing the happiness on someone else's face when they find "that perfect" piece. That is a feeling that is incredibly fulfilling...and addicting!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

20% off + Free Shipping from Nov. 25-29

Buy a Gift. Give an Opportunity.

Buy a gift from Uncovered Artistry Nonprofit Boutique this Black Friday and not only recieve 20% off of orders over $30 and free shipping but a gift that has a unique meaning. Our handmade gifts are created by abuse survivors or donated by generous local artists.
What is the Uncovered Artistry Project? More details here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

UA' Newest Event: Craft Party!

On December 2, at Lake Forest College, Uncovered Artistry will hosts its second craft party event. This event is co-sposored by the college's Art Club. Participants will be creating jewelry, artwork, and sculptures to be donated to Uncovered Artistry and sold on our site. Our last craft party was a great success, and we expect another great event in December!
*If you would like to donate your artwork or handmade items to The Uncovered Artistry Project, please email uncoveredaritsry[at!] for more details.

Volunteers make packaing for the online shop in August 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

FAQ for Customers

Who created my product?

One of our talented artisans created your product! To find a list of artisan bios, visit The Artists tab located at Also, a bio of your artisan is written in the product description on the website and will be written on a card along with your purchase. Our artisans are survivors of domestic and sexual abuse as well as donation artisans whose work was donated to the site to help us further our mission.

How will my product be packaged?

Your product will be packaged with recycled packaging whenever possible. With the help of volunteers, we create mailers, gift tags, and other packaging material using repurposed sewing patterns, ribbon, stamps, and greeting cards. Your product will be packaged with care. Included with your product are an artisan bio card, a domestic violence facts card, and an invoice (unless product requested to be sent as gift).

If my item is backordered or made-to-order, when will I receive it?

The shipment of your product from Uncovered Artistry may take up to two weeks. Here’s what happens: we purchase the unique item from the artisan who creates the piece and ships it to us. We quality-check the product, package it, and ship it to you. We attempt to inform you of the status of your product as often as possible.

How much are shipping charges?

We ship by weight. Orders weighing 0-1lb will be charged $2.50. Any order weighing above that amount will be charged $4.50.

Can I ship my product directly to a friend as a gift?

We would love to send your product directly to a friend. During checkout, request that your item be sent as a gift. We will include a gift tag with the recipient’s name, an artisan bio card and domestic violence facts card. We will not include a paper copy of the invoice with a gift purchase.

What should I do if I’ve made an order but closed out of my browser before paying via PayPal?

You have two options. You may either add the items back into your cart (which will now be empty) and continue from there (UA will not charge you twice; we will simply cancel the first order) or you may contact us and we will send you a PayPal invoice for the amount of your order.

Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes. Currently, Uncovered Artistry only accepts payments via, which allows you to pay with a credit or debit card.

How do I pay with PayPal?

Once you have checked out and clicked “Place Order” you will be brought to this screen:

If you have a PayPal account, login now. If you do not have a PayPal account, you may “Pay with debit or credit card.”

How long do I have before I must pay for my order?

All orders must be paid for within 3 business days or else order will be canceled. We will do our best to contact you before we cancel your order.

How do I receive a refund?

Contact us a uncoveredartistry[at!] to request a refund. We will send you a refund via Paypal.

Can I return my item?

If the product you received was broken during transport, you may acquire a full refund including shipping costs. Contact Uncovered Artistry at uncoveredartistry[at!], and we will send you a refund via Paypal.

If you are returning product for any other reason, you may return it within 14 days from your purchase date. After this time, we cannot accept returns for any reason. If you are returning a product for any other reason than breakage during transport, you are required to pay for shipment back to Uncovered Artistry. Contact Uncovered Artistry at uncoveredartistry[at!], and we will send you a refund, including original shipping costs, via Paypal once we have received the returned item. Ship your returns to: Uncovered Artistry Boutique PO BOX 503 Hampton Falls NH 03844

Uncovered Artistry Community Update

Over the past several months Uncovered Artistry has been actively involved in the community. Besides donating to our local domestic violence shetler, A Safe Place NH, we have also donated gift certificates to such charity events as Tri Delta's St. Jude's Childrens Hospital 5K Run and Walk, Lake Forest College's "Deal or No Deal" Gameshow (to benefit OxFam International), and Tri Delta's "Tri Hop" (to benefit St. Judes). We are excited to continue our community involvment this holiday season!

Tri Hop, Lake Forest College, 2010

Tri Hop

LFC's Business and Entrepreneur Club's Deal or No Deal Gameshow

Deal or No Deal