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http://www.etsy.com/shop/LavenderCottage
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ONE OF A KIND STONES: I have a large selection of one of a kind stones available for custom pieces. Visit my Facebook page to see a photo gallery of what I currently have: http://www.facebook.com/LavenderCottageJewelry I will be adding many more new stones as I get photos taken.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME...
My passion for art began as a six-year-old growing up in Chicago. My mother was an art student, and I was fascinated by her oil painting and jewelry projects. Trips to Chicago’s fabulous Art Institute came often, further instilling the love for art that would become a constant in an eclectic career path ranging from horsewoman to freight pilot to computer programmer…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 19
  • Joined November 13, 2007

Favorite materials

sterling silver, copper, gold, labradorite, moonstone

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About

W990IXL
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Click Here to enter my Shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LavenderCottage
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ONE OF A KIND STONES: I have a large selection of one of a kind stones available for custom pieces. Visit my Facebook page to see a photo gallery of what I currently have: http://www.facebook.com/LavenderCottageJewelry I will be adding many more new stones as I get photos taken.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME...
My passion for art began as a six-year-old growing up in Chicago. My mother was an art student, and I was fascinated by her oil painting and jewelry projects. Trips to Chicago’s fabulous Art Institute came often, further instilling the love for art that would become a constant in an eclectic career path ranging from horsewoman to freight pilot to computer programmer. Our family’s organic garden and frequent camping trips nurtured a love for nature, especially flowers and rocks, which finds its way into much of my work today.

I started making jewelry when I was given a gift of handmade earrings from a friend. I was amazed that she had made them herself. I bought some beads that very week, and learned how to make earrings. Since then, making jewelry has been a passion and a joy that keeps the rest of my life in perspective. My style has evolved and grown over the years, and I am now a full time metal smith, mostly self-taught.

Whether created from metal or beads, each one of the pieces in my shop is completely handmade, including jump rings and clasps. The beads and gems that I use are lovingly gathered from sources all over the world. The metals I use include fine silver (99.99 pure, and less subject to tarnishing, but softer than sterling), sterling silver, copper, brass, and 14/18kt gold. I always use recycled metals and conflict free, eco-friendly stones and gems if at all possible.


SHIPPING AND RETURNS INFORMATION:
Check the Shop Policies page for detailed info on shipping, returns, etc.: http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=5395283

My other Etsy shops coming soon:

http://cottagesupplies.etsy.com - where I will offer gemstones, cabochons, beads and other destash items

http://cottagebeads.etsy.com - I got my start in jewelry design by stringing beads into one of a kind earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I still have a huge stash of beading supplies, and one of these days I will be offering unique creations in this shop.


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