jason cox on Aug 23, 2016
Amazing to work with! Love my necklace!
Created to Create
Drawing, painting, and sculpting have been a passion since childhood. I love to create ! After high school I began college studies majoring in Biology, having grown up on a small farm in rural Maine, loving nature and influenced by parents in the medical field. However, I soon changed majors to embrace my passion for creative expression, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts / Studio Art in 1985.
It has been an exciting journey discovering new mediums to work out creative ideas. On a two-dimensional surface, I find expression in Oil, Acrylic & watercolor media, flowing out of my relationship with God and love for Him and His creation. With skills I have developed in metalsmithing, I am able to create three-dimensional art – minimal, modern and organic designs in Sterling Silver, Gold, Brass and Copper. The possibilities are endless through cutting, hammering, texturing, sculpting and patinas.
As an artist and artisan, creating new paintings and jewelry designs is such a joy ! I am so grateful to God for the gifts and talents to create beautiful things that bless others.
“Let Your work appear to Your servants, and Your glory to their children.
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:16-17
My Personal Testimony:
In 1986, after years of soul searching, a desire to know Truth and a deep longing to know why I existed, I met the Master Artist / Creator Himself. On July 21,1986 while traveling through Europe for 3 months, I gave my life to Jesus Christ (in Edinborough, Scotland), and He forgave my sin, and set me free from guilt, shame and the heavy burden I carried from things I had done, as well as relationships that had torn me. The One Who had created me began to heal my heart and broken life as I yielded myself to Him, spending time with Him and in His Word. He also asked me to surrender my gifts and talents to Him, since being an “artist” was my sole identity.
Over the years, my relationship with Him continues to grow and deepen as I put my faith and trust in Him and allow Him to be the center of my life. My identity is now found in Him, and not in the “gift” itself. How freeing to have a relationship with My Creator God and Father and to discover who I am as a child of God through His Son Jesus Christ; to have a true eternal purpose in all that I do…
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
Romans 10: 9-10, “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ”
If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you !
Lisa MD Skinner
Owner, Creator, Designer
I love to create. I am so grateful to God for blessing this business and for the gift that He has given me to bless others.
Thank you, Lisa :D
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Note: You DO NOT need a PayPal account to use their service – you can just check out as a “Guest.”
♥ All "made to order" jewelry items are created and shipped in approx. 7-14 BUSINESS days; I ship USPS First Class, with a TRACKING number, for all jewelry orders under $50.00. For all jewelry items over + $50.00, automatic PRIORITY SHIPPING (with $50 insurance and TRACKING) is applied with your order...I will send you a confirmation email with the tracking link.
INTERNATIONAL orders take about 10-14 days to be delivered. If you need your item in a hurry and are willing to pay for PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL flat rate envelope (3-5 business days). The prices vary depending on the country, for example, flat rate small box: $35.95 CANADA, $46.50 UNITED KINGDOM, and $46.50 AUSTRALIA.
♥ Unless you have a deadline, I will work on your item in the order it comes in. Sometimes there is a large volume of work, but I take care to work each piece individually to bring you my very best with a personal touch.
♥ If you need your item created and shipped sooner, please choose a shipping option in the checkout CART: Priority Mail (2-3 days), or Express Mail (1 day). However, since most of my jewelry is "made to order" in your size or specific design requests, I often need to order the silver to fulfill your order, especially with BANGLES. I usually order my silver once a week on a Monday and receive it by Thurs/Friday; however, with a rush order, I may order a second time, by request. Extra shipping costs to rush order your silver may be incurred.
NOTE: I am not responsible for your order once it has been shipped, although please contact me and I will try to help to locate your package if it has not arrived for some reason. Shipping is processed from the time your package is DROPPED OFF at the Post Office only. I will let you know by email with a "tracking number" the day that it has been shipped.
PLEASE contact me with any questions, thank you !
~ Currently ALL international orders (except for CANADA) have been automatically upgraded to PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL due to a common issue with tracking packages and sometimes people are not receiving their goods, since it has been my experience that he international postal service does not scan the Customs Form number during transit after it leaves the USA and package would not be able to be tracked.
~ For Priority Mail International, the transit time is typically 6-10 business days to "many major markets," but otherwise it can take up to 3 weeks.
~ When your order has been shipped, you will receive an email stating that it has been shipped with a "Customs Form" number.
~ Buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
~ I am NOT responsible for your item once it has been shipped.
~NOTE: If you would prefer insurance & delivery confirmation, registered or PRIORITY EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL, please contact me for pricing before you order.
NOTE: Duties & tariffs are the customer's responsibility; please educate yourself before purchasing, especially if you live in UK. Here is a link to HM rev & customs:
Refunds and Exchanges
~ Many of my jewelry items are "Made to order" meaning they are created in your specific size or finish requested. For this reason, BANGLES, HOOPS, and RINGS are usually NON-RETURNABLE, except for RESIZING.
~ A fee of 25-50% will be charged to resize your item, plus S&H to ship it back to you.
~The fee, If sizing smaller, will be less than if we need to to resize larger. The reason is that in resizing to a larger size, i will need to buy another piece of silver to re-create a new piece of jewelry (bangle, hoop, or ring) for you. For this reason, be very careful in measure your bangle or ring size and contact me if you have any questions. Custom sizes available by request.
~I will create a "custom listing" for you in order to process this transaction.
~When RETURNING THE ITEM for resizing, please use a USPS First Class with a "tracking number" to ensure that it arrives safely for resizing, thank you !
~ BANGLES, RINGS and many HOOPS that are created in your specific size or finish request are NON-RETURNABLE.
~Concerning other items, buyer is responsible to notify me within 10 days & return the jewelry item in its original condition within 10-14 days.
~A FEE of 15-30% may be charged, depending on the item.
~SHIPPING is non-refundable
~When RETURNING THE ITEM for refund, exchange or resizing, please use at lease USPS FIRST CLASS with a TRACKING NUMBER to ensure it arrives safely.
~Upon receipt of the return item, I will issue a merchandise credit, exchange, or refund, LESS the cost of shipping and FEE, as agreed, as long as the item is in its' original condition, thank you !
It is a pleasure to work with you in designing and creating your special jewelry item.
ArtAffections, Lisa :)
Additional policies and FAQs
Thanks for your interest in my work!
ArtAffections, Lisa :D