About Us

From the clear bleu waters of the Terranian sea to the rolling hills of Virginia.

Photo of Marie Antoinette walking down a hill toward the quaint little village of Tolare.

Jewelry designer, Marie Antoinette walks down a hillside toward the quaint little village of Tollare.

My name is Marie Antoinette Santarelli Gilvey and I am a jewelry designer. I grew up in a little village called Bastia which is located on the island of Corsica. One of the biggest questions I get is, “Why did you leave that island paradise for a home in Virginia?” I’ve had many dreams and goals in my life and a few of them were to move to the United States, marry an American man with blue eyes and start my own business—that was just for start. I have realized each of those dreams. I shall return to Corsica one day and maybe bring my art jewelry business with me. Maybe I will open a little shoppe on the main street in Bastia—who knows.For now, I work away in the back bedroom of my house in Woodbridge, Virginia with my pro jewelry support team including my pussycat, Sammy, by my side and my son and husband helping me with craft shows, my website, photography, and marketing.

All my jewelry is made by a Corsican (me) but does not necessarily use materials from Corsica with the exception of sea glass. I find two different kinds of sea glass on the beaches of Corsica.

Handmade Jewelery

CorseCrafts unique jewelry is made with the sensibility of Corsican heritage and its people—after all, I am Corsican. The colors used reflect the natural beauty of the landscape and the Terranian Sea that surrounds the Island. Each piece is handmade with silver wire (accept where noted) using glass beads and semi-precious stones and inspected for strength and durability. I use beads and semi-precious stones from all over the world to craft this jewelry. If you would like a matching ankle bracelet please let me know, applicable charges will apply.

Appointments

Local residents of Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia can make an appointment to see my bead jewelry in person. Call (703-590-6558) or e-mail to set up an appointment. Why look at jewelry online when you can hold it in your hand or try it on? Friends are welcome. I have made repairs for some customers as well as custom handmade wedding jewelry for the bride and bridesmaids.

Quality Assurance

Every piece of CorseCrafts jewelry is handmade by myself, one creation at a time. My commitment to the highest quality never varies. I guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your CorseCrafts original – or your money back.

Purchases

Discover MasterCard VISA AMEX badgeBe sure to check out my Etsy jewelry store for my current line of beautiful beaded jewelry. I accept credit cards over the phone, in person or through PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use PayPal.

We maintain PCI compliance for our craft show customers through Trustwave.

 

Shipping

Items will not be shipped until funds have cleared. Shipping runs about $1-4 depending on the weight and part of the world being shipped to (yes, I ship overseas to Europe). CorseCrafts is not responsible for service transit time. This information is provided by the carrier and excludes weekends and holidays. Note that transit times may vary, particularly during peak periods.

Returns

I believe in happy customers. If you find within 30 days of notice of shipment that you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return it in it’s original condition for credit or refund (less shipping costs). Credit card payments will be issued a credit to your account. Please call or email me before returning an item. Damaged items will not be accepted.

Repairs

If your purchase should break, you can return it to me for free repair. Return all the original pieces, all you have to pay is shipping. If you are missing beads, please advise. Some beads may become irreplaceable or unavailable after one year of purchase.

I can also repair some types of necklaces if you have one of your own that is broken. Send photos of your jewelry for an estimate.

Privacy Statement

All personal information you provide will only be used to process your order, communicate to your feedback or send you information about new product offerings. Your information will never be shared with any company for any reason.

I hope you just love my art jewelry.

Marie Gilvey