Laura Bracken Handcrafted Jewelry

Loomis, California · 633 Sales


Laura Bracken Handcrafted Jewelry

Loomis, California 633 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars

BrackenDesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner My online store is temporarily closed as I take care of some custom orders and get ready to restock. My apologies for the inconvenience. I plan to re-open mid to late June. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 25, 2017

My online store is temporarily closed as I take care of some custom orders and get ready to restock. My apologies for the inconvenience. I plan to re-open mid to late June. Thanks!

Laura Bracken

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Laura Bracken


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

cottagegal1 on May 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Very pleased with this ring, as well as the prompt shipping. Thank you!

Deyana Duncan

Deyana Duncan on Apr 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Amazing experience. Artist is a joy to work with. Thanks so much!

Stacey Manly

Stacey Manly on Mar 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Very cute ring. Got it to go with a copper necklace the I bought a while back and they look great together. Quick shipping too. Thanks!!

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Art Is Important

My name is Laura Bracken and the name of my shop is Bracken Designs, a place to find handcrafted jewelry and tutorials.

My jewelry aesthetic embraces minimalism, clean lines and organic forms. My teaching philosophies are clearly linked with my personal belief that fun and happiness are key components to a fulfilled life. Teaching others to take their spark of creativity to fruition is a joy to me as I watch students create pieces that help identify their individual expression. Other than safety issues, there is never a “right” or “wrong”. I believe art has indefinable lines and that experimentation and playing “outside the box” can elicit new worlds of wonder.

Rather than focusing on one niche or skill, I embrace the idea of learning as many jewelry making techniques as possible in order to fabricate pieces with a wider range of design vision. Making jewelry is usually about saying something specific, whether sentimental, conceptual, or even whimsical. My job is to translate my vision and voice by incorporating combinations of jewelry-making skills including metalsmithing, bead stringing, wire wrapping, etching, metal clay and more. As a staunch supporter of inclusion rather than exclusion, I embrace the melding of all forms of jewelry making.

Although primarily self-taught, I have studied under metal clay artist and pioneer, Hadar Jacobson. I am an accredited teacher of Hadar’s metal clay products and practices. I am also a certified PMC (precious metal clay) instructor.

In 2005, I started the international grassroots organization SRAJD (Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design). This word-of-mouth organization has 4000 members with active participation by jewelry makers seeking to learn from and help one another, as well as to raise customer awareness to the benefits of buying directly from the artist.


Shop members

  • Laura Bracken

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    I'm a jewelry designer and artist as well as a teacher and author. I am the founder of the international organization for self-representing artists in jewelry design (SRAJD).

  • All Handmade By Me


    Almost every component to my jewelry is hand-fabricated by me . Individual pieces of jewelry made by one person's hand are not only higher quality, but also have stories to tell that can't be expressed in mass production pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2016
Thanks for stopping by my Etsy store. I've been a craftsman for the past fifteen years, specializing in a variety of jewelry making techniques such as enameling, traditional metalsmithing, polymer and metal clay, lampwork, etc.

Please contact me for any questions you may have.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I charge sales tax on shipments to California.

International customers please be aware your country may charge additional customs duty and/or import taxes.
I try to keep my shipping costs minimal.

I ship via first class USPS with insurance (I pay the insurance) unless you opt for priority or express.

International customers are responsible for their countries fees and taxes separate from any payments made during this transaction.
Refunds and Exchanges
You may return your item within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund (must be in same condition as when sold). Please send an email or convo me prior to shipping. I will refund your entire payment including the shipping you originally paid, but you are responsible for the postage cost of returning the item to me unless the item was not as described in the listing. Refunds will be sent after return receipt of the product.
Additional policies and FAQs
I pride myself on customer service. If you have a problem with an item purchased from me, please contact me so we can resolve the issue. Thanks!

More information

Last updated on Jun 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How do I care for my jewelry?

Do not bend any metal components back and forth repeatedly; they will eventually crack.

Metal may darken or dull over time. To restore shine, use a specially treated cloth like a “Sunshine cloth” (a sample is included with most orders). Don’t use silver “dips” or other similar metal cleaners as these etch away the metal, which increases tarnish.

Most metal pieces suffer little damage with brief exposure to tap water (showers, etc), but saltwater (the ocean), bleach, and pool chemicals can be harsh to metal so remove jewelry before pool or ocean water exposure and before using bleach. Avoid water near Mood stones (the acrylic color-changing stones).

Do you accept returns?

Yes. If you are not happy with your purchase, you will receive a full refund once the item is returned to me in the same condition in which it was sent. The piece must be returned within two weeks of customer having received it.

Do you gift wrap?

Each jewelry piece arrives in a gift box. Upon request I can also mail jewelry to gift recipients, adding a notecard from the buyer.

Do you ship international?

Yes. But please familiarize yourself with your country’s import duties and/or tax fees as the buyer is responsible for these. I report the full purchase price on the customs form when I ship.

And contrary to any wording Etsy puts on my listings about the VAT being included in the purchase price, this is not true. There is no VAT charged to you at the time of sale.

VAT and import fees are solely the customer's responsibility.