CraigDabler

A Collection of Unique Running Jewelry Created by Hand

Arizona, USA · 815 Verkäufe

CraigDabler

A Collection of Unique Running Jewelry Created by Hand

Arizona, USA 815 Verkäufe Auf Etsy seit 2012

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Craig

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Ankündigung   This Etsy shop is not active at the moment but I can be reached at my other Etsy store www.diycastings2.com.

Thanks,
Craig

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Zuletzt aktualisiert am 22. Sep 2017

This Etsy shop is not active at the moment but I can be reached at my other Etsy store www.diycastings2.com.

Thanks,
Craig

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Sherman Lo

Sherman Lo am 06. Apr 2017

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Beautiful memorial pendant & it arrived very quickly. So happy to find something unique & not mass produced. Thank you for a 5-star transaction.

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MoonshadowSunshine

MoonshadowSunshine am 25. Mär 2017

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Love my giraffe ring. It's eye-catching and very well made. Artist was in touch after order was received and when he shipped it. Wearing the ring regularly and enjoying it very much. I'll definitely buy from this artist again!

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Profil des Shops

Some things are meant to be.

When I was 10 years old my Grandpa Ole took me on a trip from Minnesota to Montana where we camped for several days along the Yellowstone River and hunted for agate and jade, something I still remember like yesterday and the beginning of my interest in jewelry.
When we returned to Minnesota my Grandpa started sorting the agates so that he could cut them on his lapidary saw to be later cut into cabochons for jewelry he created as a hobby, something he felt I had a natural ability for. Eleven years later, at age 21 I started my 8 1/2 year apprenticeship to become a custom fine jeweler.

I had a brilliant jewelry teacher who at 60 years old worked 15 hours a day, seven days per week, and he expected me to as well, but I didn't mind because I loved every minute of it! By age 29, I had learned nearly everything he could teach and in June of 1993 I decided to leave and go on my own.......yes, I probably should have stayed longer but something inside me just changed and I knew I wanted to try it on my own.

It was very tough for about 6 months until I opened a Trade Shop doing the work for 9 other jewelers in Tucson and soon was working 7 days per week again doing as many as 75 jobs per day during Christmas. It was crazy but the money was great and I was able to increase my repair skill knowledge to equal my custom skills making me one of the better jewelers around which helped to get more and more difficult custom work. In 2008, I created my first ring worth over a million dollars which included setting a 13.5 carat diamond!

After closing my custom business back in April of 2013 I decided I wanted to pursue Etsy full time knowing it would allow me to spend more time with my wife and daughter and let me create my own designs, something I never had the time for before. I still worked hard and eventually had 4 separate stores on Etsy but still felt something was missing until November of 2016 when my long time friend Kevin Potter asked if I'd be interested in taking over the sand casting part of Potter USA. It took about a month for me to realize that I had finally found a business that I would love more than even my best years making jewelry.

Now, just over a year later, I am absolutely having the time of my life inventing new jewelry tools for the beginning Metalsmith and Jeweler along with having the opportunity to give back through Let's Make Jewelry and the several smaller groups on Face Book.

Thank you for reading,

Craig

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  • Craig Dabler

    Inhaber, Maker, Designer, Kurator, I Run My Business By Myself

    I have been a custom jeweler for 30 years and an avid runner for 15 years. I live in Tucson Arizona with my wife Delia and our daughter Emma.

AGB

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Craig
9710 E 31st street
TUCSON, AZ 85748