Britta Ambauen: Jewelry Design

Seattle, Washington | 177 Sales


Britta Ambauen: Jewelry Design

Seattle, Washington 177 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Elegant, feminine design in sterling silver, 14k gold fill and semi precious gems. Clean lines, intricate details, modern classics.


Elegant, feminine design in sterling silver, 14k gold fill and semi precious gems. Clean lines, intricate details, modern classics.

Britta Ambauen

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Britta Ambauen


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My Path...

After graduating art school with a degree in printmaking, I stepped out into the world to figure out what the hell I would do next! I found an apprenticeship at a darling jewelry boutique in Boulder, Colorado. I learned to solder and cut, hammer and finish. I fell in love with gemstones. I met a community of strong, feminine women who loved tools as much as jewelry.

Eventually, I realized my bills would not pay themselves and started looking for a "real job." I took a job as an executive assistant to a creative director at an trendy ad agency. It was fun, but not creative enough and I only lasted 6 months before quitting in a favor of a summer job as a climbing instructor. My stint with an adult salary had allowed me to collect a pretty killer tool collection.

At the end of the summer I rented a shared studio space at the Eldorado Springs Art Center. I settled in to become a professional print-maker/ jewelry designer. I started to find work making jewelry for other designers (I would make 300 of the same necklace for a woman selling her work to major retailers). That income allowed me to support myself while I built my own business.

There was so much to learn! Photography, marketing, how to be a savvy sales woman, proper product pricing, web design, how to get boutiques to pay you after you deliver the goods! It took years, tears, scrambling and hard work, but today my business supports my choice lifestyle. I don't have to work for anyone else, and I spend my days doing something I LOVE. I even feel like I have a "real job," if such a thing exists.

Shop members

  • Britta Ambauen

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    I started making jewelry as a child, when my mom handed over a box of broken or single earrings that she wasn't wearing. I took them apart and reassembled the components into fresh looks. That was the start... the end is nowhere in sight

Production partners

  • Ruidoso Meta Works, casting

    Las Cruces, NM

    RUIDOSO METAL WORKS INCORPORATED was founded by Harry B. Topley. Harry and his team offers customized casting services. They give care an attention to each design I send, and I am always impressed with the quality of their results.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 13, 2017
Welcome! I am so excited to share my work with you. Please know that there is a caring human being behind the designs... I'm ready to work with you to exceed all of your shopping expectations!

Gift boxes come with every order, but if you have special requests like ribbon and wrapping paper, or the inclusion of a handwritten note- please let me know!

Are you a store owner? Contact me about setting up a wholesale account! I would love to work with you. britta.ambauen [!at] 303-579-5770

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I stand behind my work. If something arrives and it's not want you expected, I will accept returns for a full refund within 14 days.
I accept payment by credit card, Paypal, or Etsy Payment Account.
Standard orders are shipped via USPS Priority mail. If you are in a hurry and need it fast, just let me know by message, email or phone and I will set up an expedited shipping option to meet you needs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders accepted! Would you like to modify the length of the necklace, swap the stone you see for a different color... No problem, just ask. Or, we can start from scratch a make a truly unique creation just for you.