myDurangoRose

handcrafted one of a kind jewelry and specialty gifts

Durango, Colorado · 358 Sales

myDurangoRose

handcrafted one of a kind jewelry and specialty gifts

Durango, Colorado 358 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Sylvie

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Announcement   Hey there! I'm Sylvie. Welcome to Durango Rose! If you seek truly one of a kind, one designer/artisan personally handcrafted jewelry, you are in the right shop! Let me tell you a bit about myself and my work...

But first, I want to tell you that I love my customers! Your 100% satisfaction is my ultimate goal. I am a one person shop, doing everything myself, from the idea/concept of a piece, to creating it, packaging it and dropping the package off at the mail. Any and all communication is directly with me. My personal touch with great attention to detail is to make you feel special and appreciated. Because you are both to me!

I don't just love creating and making. I need to create. It's in my blood! Literally. I come from a long line of artisans and craftsmen, all the way back to a master armorer/gunsmith from the late 1690s in St. Malo France. As the daughter of a master carpenter and a seamstress, I have always been making something in some way shape or form as long as I can remember. It was just a matter of time before that led to my love of making jewelry.

With that background, being self-taught, and my wild free spirit, I cannot be confined to just one technique or one style. I have learned a variety of techniques and love each one in and of itself. But even more so when I combine some together for a really new look or style. When I add my passion for reclaiming discarded or vintage jewelry to give them a new life, that is when I can make a piece of wearable art that is a no-other-like-it in-the-whole-wide-world, truly one of a kind creation!

I personally design and handcraft each item in my collections. Most of my designs are one of a kind. My made to order items are not produced en masse, being made by me, one at a time and only in very small numbers. And you can rest assured that every work is made with great love, much joy and meticulous attention to detail.

My ultimate happiest is when you find something in my shop that you love and absolutely must have! My hope and wish is that when you wear your Durango Rose creation, it makes you feel a little romantic, magically enchanting and releases the free spirit in you!

Grab your cup of coffee, your glass of wine or scotch, and take a leisurely stroll through my shop. I'm very happy to have you stop in!

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2017

Hey there! I'm Sylvie. Welcome to Durango Rose! If you seek truly one of a kind, one designer/artisan personally handcrafted jewelry, you are in the right shop! Let me tell you a bit about myself and my work...

But first, I want to tell you that I love my customers! Your 100% satisfaction is my ultimate goal. I am a one person shop, doing everything myself, from the idea/concept of a piece, to creating it, packaging it and dropping the package off at the mail. Any and all communication is directly with me. My personal touch with great attention to detail is to make you feel special and appreciated. Because you are both to me!

I don't just love creating and making. I need to create. It's in my blood! Literally. I come from a long line of artisans and craftsmen, all the way back to a master armorer/gunsmith from the late 1690s in St. Malo France. As the daughter of a master carpenter and a seamstress, I have always been making something in some way shape or form as long as I can remember. It was just a matter of time before that led to my love of making jewelry.

With that background, being self-taught, and my wild free spirit, I cannot be confined to just one technique or one style. I have learned a variety of techniques and love each one in and of itself. But even more so when I combine some together for a really new look or style. When I add my passion for reclaiming discarded or vintage jewelry to give them a new life, that is when I can make a piece of wearable art that is a no-other-like-it in-the-whole-wide-world, truly one of a kind creation!

I personally design and handcraft each item in my collections. Most of my designs are one of a kind. My made to order items are not produced en masse, being made by me, one at a time and only in very small numbers. And you can rest assured that every work is made with great love, much joy and meticulous attention to detail.

My ultimate happiest is when you find something in my shop that you love and absolutely must have! My hope and wish is that when you wear your Durango Rose creation, it makes you feel a little romantic, magically enchanting and releases the free spirit in you!

Grab your cup of coffee, your glass of wine or scotch, and take a leisurely stroll through my shop. I'm very happy to have you stop in!

Sylvie

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Sylvie

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Sylvie

I was raised by a carpenter and a seamstress. Working with my hands is in my blood. All the way back to a master armorer in St. Malo France, back in the late 1600s. My love of creating truly comes from a need to do it. If I'm not making something, I'm like a boat without a rudder.

Ever since I was a little girl I was fascinated with faerie tales and fantasy. But I was 14 years old when I became truly entrenched in that world while reading The Hobbit, laying on a blanket under the sweeping branches of a willow tree at our family cottage on the St. Lawrence River. So I always live with one foot in the real world and one foot in the world of faeries, hobbits and wizards.

Whether it was drawing, decorating my bedroom as a teenager, or embellishing my favorite faded blue jeans with embroidery and fabric, I have always been creating in some way, shape or form. In 1996, I taught myself how to beadweave and that was my introduction into this current passion---jewelry designing and making.

Since then I have learned many other techniques and often combine them together to create something completely and utterly unique and original. While most designers have a vision of what their creation will ultimately look like, my work evolves from an inspiration. Whether it is some color combination I run across, a branch I find on my walks or a reclaimed vintage piece of jewelry. Even better when I can incorporate an item that has been discarded but can be given new life in a new setting. So I begin with that inspiration and just start working and more often than not, I don't quite know how the finished creation will look. Until it is finished. Sometimes it even becomes something totally different than my original idea. It may start out as an earring and it turns into a pendant. Or a necklace develops into a bracelet.

I also do not work with only one medium. I love working with wire, upcycled sari silk ribbon, decoupage, beads and anything else that can give my work originality. This is why I have so many different types of jewelry styles in my collection. The common thread that connects them all is a romantic and bohemian free spirit.

(free spirit: n. One who is not restrained, as by convention or obligation; a nonconformist)

It is that free spirit infused into each and every piece I create. My hope is that you will let your free spirit reign when you wear a Durango Rose creation.

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  • Sylvie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Packager, Shipping. I Do Everything!

    In 2007 I stumbled across Etsy and discovered a new way to share and sell my handcrafted creations. I set up shop and have never looked back.

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Last updated on Jul 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Shipping Outside the U.S.

Contrary to Etsy's wording under item listing prices, VAT, GST and other local fees are NOT included in the listing price and must be paid upon delivery and are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

As a US seller I do not collect or Pay VAT

Your government may impose import fees, taxes, or duties depending on value at the time of delivery. For more information you should contact your postal service.

Custom and personalized orders

If you have a custom request, I will work with you to create a piece of jewelry that is made just for you. For custom work I do require half of the payment at the time work begins and the remaining half at the time of purchase.

Sizing details

My product listings have very clear and concise sizing information in my product listings. It greatly helps for an accurate fit when you take your own measurements and match them to the sizes listed.

Care instructions

All of my wirework has been tumbled for high shine and sealed with two layers of Renaissance Wax to protect the finish. If you properly store your items in a jewelry box or drawer, avoiding them to be touching or tossed with other items, do not wear your item swimming or showering, the shiny finish will last a long time.

My wire crochet should always be laid flat, never creased. The cuffs can be clasped and stored standing. My crochet faerie bell earrings should be hung from an earring tree or laid flat, never crushed.

Decoupage cuffs are finished with a nontoxic sealant that is water resistant. If water comes in contact with the finish, simply wipe off with a soft cloth. But they should never be worn in the shower or swimming

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items ship in a gift box or are wrapped in tissue and tied with a ribbon.