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Welcome to Days Long Gone! My name is Gwynne Collins and I am so happy you have found my shop! You will find most of my jewelry will be one of a kind or limited in the quantity I will create.

My goal is to create a quality piece, that is so unique, you will cherish it for many years to come. Only quality materials are used to create each piece. My jewelry is very bold and is created to make a statement when you wear it!

A little about me...

I attended Hendrix College, in Conway, AR, and graduated with a B.A. in Art.


I was born in Kingsport,Tennessee and grew up in Livingston, NJ. My Dad was transferred to Batesville, AR when I was a Senior in High School. I moved around for several years,…

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  • Born on February 12
  • Joined April 30, 2008

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DaysLongGone
Steampunk, Bohemian, Nature & Vintage...

About

Welcome to Days Long Gone! My name is Gwynne Collins and I am so happy you have found my shop! You will find most of my jewelry will be one of a kind or limited in the quantity I will create.

My goal is to create a quality piece, that is so unique, you will cherish it for many years to come. Only quality materials are used to create each piece. My jewelry is very bold and is created to make a statement when you wear it!

A little about me...

I attended Hendrix College, in Conway, AR, and graduated with a B.A. in Art.


I was born in Kingsport,Tennessee and grew up in Livingston, NJ. My Dad was transferred to Batesville, AR when I was a Senior in High School. I moved around for several years, after I graduated college, living in Little Rock, AR, Memphis, TN, Cordova, TN, Sedona, AZ, and then Scottsdale, AZ where I lived the longest part of my life for 18 years. I transferred with my day job company to Little Rock, Arkansas in 2011 to get closer to my parents and my sister and brother-in-law.

Being creative has been my therapy for keeping me sane! Finding Etsy has resurrected my imagination and given me a new passion. That passion is to create jewelry. I began this journey when I found Etsy!

For many years, my passion was drawing abstract pieces with pens and Sharpies. I would begin to draw without really any idea of what I was creating. I began drawing abstract petroglyphs while I lived in Sedona, Arizona. You may find some of my drawings in one of my other shops - PenGwynneArt.Etsy.com. One thing I found over the years, I would tend to draw for a period and then just stop. I may go for several years without drawing. Most of my drawings have come from times that I have struggled with life and turned to drawing as a form of therapy.

I had dreamed of making jewelry for many years and so in the spring of 2008, I taught myself how to create jewelry. The past or days long gone inspire me. I wonder about the antique and vintage pieces I use in my jewelry, where they came from and what the history is behind these vintage and antique finds. Whether it is an old key or escutcheon, a vintage pocket watch piece, or antique optical lens. Where did they come from and who owned these? Who carried the pocket watch?

You will find nature inspired and vintage inspired jewelry, steampunk jewelry, minimalist, Victorian, bugs, and woodland animal jewelry in my shop. You will find minimalist necklaces, vintage skeleton key necklaces, charm necklaces, lockets, rocker and steampunk tie clips, button and clockwork bobby pins, woodland hair pins, clockwork rings, bracelets, and even trinket boxes! To be able to pass down these vintage pieces, through my jewelry, for buyers to cherish for many years is so awesome! My jewelry and art has been sold to buyers, businesses, and even a few celebrities all over the world!

Visit my shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/dayslonggone

Like me on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gwynne-Collins/319842754759387

My other accounts:

pengwynneart.etsy.com
PenGwynneBeads.etsy.com
pengwynne7.etsy.com



Living my dream...
Gwynne :-)

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