ABDesignsBoutique

Elegant, fine jewelry. Original and handmade designs

Fairfield, Connecticut · 7 Sales

ABDesignsBoutique

Elegant, fine jewelry. Original and handmade designs

Fairfield, Connecticut 7 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(3)

Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy Shop! Nature-inspired Fine Jewelry Designs

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

Welcome to my Etsy Shop! Nature-inspired Fine Jewelry Designs

Alison Birks

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Alison Birks

Kyanite and Pyrite 14 K GF Earrings
$30.00
Cute Forest Terrarium Necklace
$12.00
Labradorite & Moonstone 14K Gold filled Bracelet
$24.00
Gift Cards
$25.00
Green Amythest (Prasiolite) earrings
$55.00
Carved Aquamarine Leaf Earrings
$70.00
Beaded Quartz Drop Earrings
$45.00
Garnet, Pearl & Gold-filled beads
$30.00
Fire Opal & Pearl Earrings
$45.00
Moonstone and Chrysoprase Bracelet
$22.00
Moss Agate, Pearl & Sterling Silver Earrings
$24.00
Natural Roxbury Garnet Pendant
$30.00
Spiral Earrings in Sterling Silver
$30.00
Prehnite & Moonstone Wire Wrapped Pendant
$25.00
Faceted Amethyst 14k Gold- filled earrings
$50.00
Quartz Crystal & Labradorite Pendant
$12.00
Spa In Your Pocket Healing Stone
$15.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3)
Heather Burns

Heather Burns on Feb 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The attention to detail paid during the creation of this item was amazing. It shipped quickly and without issue. I'll be back!!!

fournier19461

fournier19461 on Feb 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It is a great bracelet and wonderfully made. I received the item quickly after ordering and it was well packaged. I also bought another piece, a Malachite necklace which I love!

DonnaGrace Jones

DonnaGrace Jones on Feb 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely darling earrings! I luv them! Excellent shopping experience and packaging! :-)

About

I am a rock and mineral enthusiast, a mushroom hunter and herbalist. Enjoy these nature- inspired jewelry designs-- handmade with the finest materials

Dearest Friend--

Welcome to my Etsy shop, ABDesigns Boutique! I am a maker of jewelry, felted items. If you have an idea, I will also make custom jewelry just for you-- just ask!

My story begins when I was a young child. I have had a fascination with rocks and minerals for as long as I can remember. My first collection was a baby food jar filled with bits of gleaming mica which I collected around my Connecticut home. My best friend Sarah and I spent many hours smashing up fist - sized boulders in hopes of finding just one crystal-filled geode ( we never did!) We also spent many hours sifting through the refuse pile of a rock and mineral shop called Nutmeg Minerals, which happened to be within walking distance of my house. So, I became a Rockhound, a collector of stones, fossils, rocks and minerals at the tender age of ten. As time progressed, I continued to love the Stone Beings, but my loves widened to include plants and mushrooms. Today, I still collect mineral specimans, but I am an Herbalist and Licensed Nutritionist by profession, with 34 years of experience working with and teaching about plant medicines. I also love mushrooms-- I had the opportunity to study them in depth at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor Maine, with the late Walter Litten. A long time member of The CT Valley Mycological Society, I am somewhat of an expert on medicinal mushrooms and their uses. I have written and taught workshops about the Fungal World for many years.

In 2000-2002 I was fortunate to have apprenticed as a Silversmith to a wonderful goldsmith, artist and close friend, the late Ginger Panikoff, at her shop The Village Goldsmith. I have been making and selling beaded and silver jewelry ever since, but this is my first Etsy shop. I use only the highest quality materials -- Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Filled wire and findings, Vermeil, Gemstone Quality Beads and Pearls. The stones that I choose to work with are those that speak to me and which I find beautiful. I will not sell you an item that I myself would not wish to wear. I believe that stones have energy, and that we can enhance ours by wearing them as jewelry.

I am also a Mesa Carrier in the Andean Peruvian tradition. I have travelled to Peru and have been on this amazing, life affirming and healing spiritual path for over 8 years. My teachers include: Eileen O'Hare, Don Mariano and many of the beautiful Q'eros and other medicine people who I have been privileged to sit with in sacred ceremony. My connection to the Earth is deep, and the stones and other natural materials that I work with contain the vibration or essence of the Mother Earth, Pachamama. It is my sincere hope that you will enjoy my jewelry work as much as I enjoy making it. Creating beauty fills me with peace. May you too have peace and feel a deeper connection to the Natural World.

Alison

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