norah downey's Profile

About

I have customers all over the world and I love knowing they are wearing jewelry I made and it is making them happy.

My name is Norah and you can enter my shop right here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yourdailyjewels
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I live in serene, Rockleigh NJ (on the Border of NY and NJ) I make everything one by one, by hand, in my home studio. In the Summer. I move my studio to Manasquan on the Jersey shore.

I am also a pediatric physical therapist and for a long time, jewelry making was a hobby. Things have changed and today I am a volunteer PT and full time jewelry maker…

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  • Female
  • Joined August 19, 2010

Favorite materials

Wax Seal Stamps, Reclaimed sterling silver, precious metal clay, semiprecious gemstones, 14k gold filled metal, Swarovski crystals, beads, pearls, anything sparkly, salvaged rusty relics

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YourDailyJewels
Handmade Wax Seal Jewelry + Talismans

About

I have customers all over the world and I love knowing they are wearing jewelry I made and it is making them happy.

My name is Norah and you can enter my shop right here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yourdailyjewels
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I live in serene, Rockleigh NJ (on the Border of NY and NJ) I make everything one by one, by hand, in my home studio. In the Summer. I move my studio to Manasquan on the Jersey shore.

I am also a pediatric physical therapist and for a long time, jewelry making was a hobby. Things have changed and today I am a volunteer PT and full time jewelry maker.

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MORE ABOUT THE SHOP:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/YourDailyJewels?ref=hdr_shop_menu#about

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MORE ABOUT THE MAKER:

I started making jewelry as a fun, very part-time hobby.
Once I discovered wax seal stamps, my life-long obsession with jewelry was complete. Using these stamps and antique or ancient relics to make jewelry became the perfect melding of my love of history with my favorite creative endeavor!

Oh ~ what stories these antique wax seals must have to tell.

Before jewelry, I was a pediatric physical therapist for many years. Unexpectedly, a health issue resulted in my no longer being able to meet the physical demands of being a PT. I am so lucky I had been building my skills as a jewelry maker, never dreaming I would need to give up my dream job as a PT, and make my living in a whole new way one day.

I began a new life as a full-time jewelry maker; never imagining how much there was to learn about running a business! I never even knew what a "Tweet" was. I had to educate myself in the weird world of social media and internet marketing to sell jewelry; never mind the daunting challenges of navigating Etsy; and oh yeah, becoming a skilled jeweler!

My fortuitous result: I consider myself blessed and lucky to feel fulfilled making a living doing something I absolutely love… twice!

Today, I have merged formal jewelry technique training with my early, roughly honed techniques to develop a style that reflects who I am and makes me, and my customers really happy!

Each and every piece is made by hand, by me, in my home studio in NJ. My back yard is actually NY!

People who haven't seen my shop often ask me what my style is and I smile and describe it as,

" perfectly imperfect" and "meticulously rough around the edges."

The majority of my business comes from custom orders and repeat customers. The more I get to know my customer and engage them in the design process, the more their piece of jewelry becomes part of them.

I purchase certain types of clasps, ear wires, gemstones, ribbon, and bulk chain from jewelry supply companies; most right here on Etsy. However, these "findings" are used solely as ancillary parts of my handmade jewelry.

One sentence about me:
I may not put on makeup every day, but I would never be caught without jewelry.


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Custom pieces are my mainstay. I am happy to work together with you to create your perfect piece of jewelry

I work in reclaimed sterling silver* I have an ardent passion for 18th and 19th-century history and collect artifacts from these times to use in my jewelry crafting.

My shop is filled with antique wax seal jewelry: including family crests, initials and monograms. Additionally, I make pendants that I cast from antique buttons and ancient coins.

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BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

Good business is built on a foundation of relationships and returning customers. Therefore, I deliver the best possible shopping experience to you.
From our first contact, I am dedicated to your satisfaction. My quality products and personal, exceptional customer treatment is what will lead me to my goal of becoming the shop where women go for their "Daily Jewels".

You can see this reflected in my 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK here
https://www.etsy.com/shop/YourDailyJewels?ref=hdr_shop_menu#reviews


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GREEN COMMITMENT

*With recycled metals, the negative impact on the environment during mining, and the potential for human rights abuse, and poor or dangerous working conditions is eliminated.

I purchase gemstones from Fair Trade businesses that commit to fair wages, cooperative workplaces, consumer education, environmental sustainability, respect for cultural identity, and public accountability.


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TEAMWORK

I am proud to be a member of one of the most prominent jewelry teams on Etsy, The "JETS" or Jewelry on Etsy Team. Search "Jetteam" for items from our 80 members.


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SOCIAL MEDIA

Please be sure to click the HEART on page one of the shop and make my shop one of your "favorites". If you use the Etsy App you will receive coupons and daily specials from me every few days.

You can also visit my BLOG where I talk a lot about wax seals and lots of other stuff!
http://www.YourDailyJewels.BLOGSPOT.com/

And follow the news of my shop, and hear about Sample sales, COUPONS + PROMOS on:

FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/yourdailyjewel
PINTEREST:
https://www.pinterest.com/yourdailyjewels/
and INSTAGRAM
https://www.instagram.com/yourdailyjewels/


I sold for many years on EBAY. Etsy is a much friendlier environment.
Thank you again for visiting.

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http://www.yourdailyjewels.etsy.com
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