Dawn Hill's Profile

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When I create I imagine beautiful jewelry that sparkles with color and each item is tailored to bring the wearer joy. I work with gemstones for happiness, balance, blessings, protection, health, prosperity, and even miracles. I also use many crystals that lend their own sparkle and joy to each item. Shiny! has become my "battle cry." I feel these elements all connect the spiritual to the physical when I bring them together. I think that is really important in the fast paced world we live in today.

I truly enjoy bringing positive energy to people. I adore when someone tries on a piece of my handmade creativity and their eyes light up because the smile on their lips is showing through their eyes. It makes me happy knowing that each time they put that piece on they will feel that same happiness all over again. I really delight in that knowledge!…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 25
  • Joined August 24, 2008

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Filigrees, chain, beads, everything from pearls to gemstones to Swarovski, Czech or Chinese crystals, metal, fabrics, ribbons, leather

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Dawn Hill Designs

About

When I create I imagine beautiful jewelry that sparkles with color and each item is tailored to bring the wearer joy. I work with gemstones for happiness, balance, blessings, protection, health, prosperity, and even miracles. I also use many crystals that lend their own sparkle and joy to each item. Shiny! has become my "battle cry." I feel these elements all connect the spiritual to the physical when I bring them together. I think that is really important in the fast paced world we live in today.

I truly enjoy bringing positive energy to people. I adore when someone tries on a piece of my handmade creativity and their eyes light up because the smile on their lips is showing through their eyes. It makes me happy knowing that each time they put that piece on they will feel that same happiness all over again. I really delight in that knowledge!

The only thing I can say really saddens me is when someone worries they won't have an occasion to wear what I offer. I tell them what I am telling you now: Every day is an occasion.

Every moment is a moment to celebrate. Every day we are entitled to feel our best and to show the world what incredible beings of light each of us is; right here and right now. You can wear my items to vacuum your house or take the kids to their sporting events. You can wear them while watching your favorite show or on a date night. Anytime you want to feel you best is the perfect time to wear them.

While the pieces I make are sparkling and beautiful they are also practical. I use semi-precious gemstones and pearls that are genuine but stay away from very precious stones like diamonds to keep things affordable. I will also never use coral because of the devastation that is being done to our earth's reefs and because I cannot be assured where the materials to make coral beads comes from. The same holds true for bone or ivory items. Unless I know exactly where the product came from and how it was made I refuse to use beads like these in my designs even if it means that some people are less than pleased with my choice to do so.

I do not use solid gold which is becoming harder and harder to mine and endangers the lives of those who do continue to mine it. Instead I use sources for findings in copper, brass, zinc, lead free pewter, and recycled vintage findings whenever I can. Surgical steel, sterling or gold filled earring findings are also used and many of these are made with recylced gold, silver and steel. I am careful to source all my findings and charms from places I know use no nickel because it causes allergic reactions in many people.

Some of my packing materials are recycled. Peanuts, air bubbles, wraps and the like are recycled from items I and my friends and family recieve from orders we have placed from various sources. I could use brand new packaging but that would not feel right to me. Using some newer items along with recycled makes more sense to me and many of my clients. I want to do the best I can for my customer but also for the earth. Using "less" while still getting packages to their destinations safely matters more than a pretty presentation that will end up in the landfill later.

As you can see everything I do is with a purpose and intent. I am often told I think "too much" and while that may be true I know that what I am doing matters and I think my clients are smart enough to think so too.

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