FAQs

How are the earrings made?

The earrings are made using polymer clay, a lightweight material that can be conditioned, cut, molded, and then baked to retain a particular shape. A variety of pattern-making, color-mixing, and sculpting techniques and tools are used to make each bead of clay. 

We make use of an old Italian technique (also used to make glass beads) to create a consistently patterned design on each "leaf", which is then incorporated onto larger beads, colorful slabs, or even more complex canes. This technique allows for the design of each slice to be rendered without the use of additional paint/pigments. As every piece is handmade, the size and color of each pair may vary slightly and no two pieces are exactly the same.

The beads are permanently hardened by baking although a degree of flexibility remains. This is a natural characteristic of polymer clay. Each baked piece is then prepared for assembly into wearable works of art. We use earring posts that are stainless steel, nickel-free, and hypoallergenic, perfect for sensitive skin. 

 

What are your care instructions?

As much as possible, keep your pair of earrings dry.

If they get dirty, wipe them with a disinfectant wipe or damp cloth and rub gently.

Store them in a dry place, out of direct sunlight, and separate from other jewelry that may scratch or mark the surface.

While the clay components are quite flexible and strong, please do not intentionally bend them as they may crack or tear. In the event that a piece of your earring comes off (if you accidentally sit or step on it for example), you can try to re-attach the piece with a strong adhesive (e.g. superglue, jewelry glue).

If you wish to bring your pair of earrings with you in your bag, it is always better to store it in its own pouch or in a hard case.

 

How do I order?

Choose the styles you want to order, select the quantity, then click ‘Add to Cart’. Select ‘Check Out’ when you have finalized your order and are ready to pay.

 

How do I pay?

You may pay using your credit card through PayPal (having a PayPal account is not required in order to pay) or through bank transfer via BPI, RCBC, or GCash.

For cash deposits, bank details will be given to you via email after you check-out. Payment should be processed within 48 hours. Failure to do so will automatically result in cancellation of order/s. 

 

Where are your earrings made?

Our products are designed and made in Bacolod City, Philippines.

 

Where do you ship and how much does shipping cost?

We ship within the Philippines, with a flat rate shipping fee of 165 via LBC. For orders made in Bacolod, you can opt for the local pick-up/delivery option.

 

How long will it take to get my order?

After receipt of payment, kindly give us 24-48 hours to process your order. Once your order is ready for shipment, an e-mail will be sent to you with your tracking number. Please expect your packages within 2-7 business days.

No shipping on weekends and holidays. Orders placed after 12NN on Friday will be processed on Monday. Orders placed on a holiday will be shipped when service resumes.

 

Do you accept returns/refunds?

We always make sure that all items are in perfect condition upon shipping. Nevertheless, if you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, we may issue a store credit or exchange within 10 days of delivery upon approval of return. After 10 days, all sales are final. 

Items must be returned in unused and original condition, with tags, packaging, and receipt included. You may ship using any method of your choice, at your expense. We are not responsible for any taxes incurred or lost/stolen returns. 

Please send us an e-mail at hello@holasaidlola.com, with the subject “Return Request: Order #” and wait for our confirmation. Kindly allow up to 7 days for your return/refund to be processed. We reserve the right to refuse any returned item that does not meet our return policies. 

 

Do you accept custom or made-to-order pieces?

We will evaluate requests at a case-by-case basis. Feel free to email us at hello@holasaidlola.com and we’ll see what we can do for you.

 

How can we get in touch with you? 

You may send us an email at hello@holasaidlola.com or send us a direct message through @holasaidlola on Instagram.