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Welcome to Twisted Designs — home of boldly designed, contemporary, affordable fine-metal jewelry, crafted so that you can put it on in the morning and leave it on all month.

I’m Lindsay, and as the stay-at-home mom of a little girl and boy, I know that jewelry for any busy person needs to combine reasonable price, high quality, versatility, and durability in one piece! I have my own little “product testers” who tug on my accessories all day, every day, reminding me how important it is to have jewelry that isn’t too fragile or too expensive to wear all the time.

The earrings and necklaces at twisteddesigns.etsy.com are meant as everyday accessories — jewelry that can be put on in the morning, evade capture by small fingers or phones, hold its shape through any fidgeting or pulling, then remain attractive and comfortable when you go…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 15
  • Joined January 27, 2008

Favorite materials

Sterling Silver, Gold, Gemstones, and Exotic Wood

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About

Welcome to Twisted Designs — home of boldly designed, contemporary, affordable fine-metal jewelry, crafted so that you can put it on in the morning and leave it on all month.

I’m Lindsay, and as the stay-at-home mom of a little girl and boy, I know that jewelry for any busy person needs to combine reasonable price, high quality, versatility, and durability in one piece! I have my own little “product testers” who tug on my accessories all day, every day, reminding me how important it is to have jewelry that isn’t too fragile or too expensive to wear all the time.

The earrings and necklaces at twisteddesigns.etsy.com are meant as everyday accessories — jewelry that can be put on in the morning, evade capture by small fingers or phones, hold its shape through any fidgeting or pulling, then remain attractive and comfortable when you go out for the evening. And it’ll be ready to do it all over the next day, even if you forgot to take it off! In fact, these pieces are thoughtfully constructed so that you can forget to remove them for weeks and still feel at ease while you look effortlessly put-together.

This is why I use sterling silver for the majority of my designs: The best basic jewelry piece is something that you find comfortable, non-irritating, flattering, and able to be worn day and night. And if you’re going to invest in a handmade piece, it should last a long time to make your purchase worthwhile.

My own jewelry business started because of my family’s “handmade Christmas” tradition. I learned to make jewelry with wire because really, for most relatives, you can only give scarves so many years in a row! Now I look back and laugh at my hideous first efforts, but I learned a new skill from them — so that now, seven years later, I can produce the sleek, hardy, and dramatic designs for sale in the Twisted Designs Etsy shop.

I handcraft each piece of jewelry in my little studio in our Oregon home. In 2010, we moved from brisk, urban downtown Portland to this country house, with its space to keep chickens and goats and its panoramic view of the Columbia River. The curves of the giant river inspire the sweeping or rippling copper, gold, and silver lines of my jewelry, and the drama of the vast skyline is recaptured in the colors of the high-quality metal and gemstone I love to shape.

I love that Etsy allows me to live in this inspiring country setting and still connect with people all over the world through a shared love of convenient and appealing designer jewelry.

Custom orders are welcome, and I answer messages quickly. Tell me what kind of jewelry piece suits your look and your lifestyle, and I’ll be happy to craft it for you so that your jewelry can keep you fashionable, comfortable, and put-together throughout your day and night.

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