Announcement Welcome to Chipmunk Hollow! Please allow 3-4 business days for your order to be processed plus additional time for shipping. Thank you! :-)
Welcome to Chipmunk Hollow! Please allow 3-4 business days for your order to be processed plus additional time for shipping. Thank you! :-)
Heather Rutledge on Sep 11, 2016
Thank you love it
sarahcjohnson16 on Aug 27, 2016
Chipmunk Hollow Studio
My studio is located just a few footsteps from the tiny log cabin in northern Wisconsin where I live.
When I was 38 years old, my husband and I made a drastic lifestyle change. We sold our home, stored all of our belongings in a barn, and spent the next four years exploring America. We camped and backpacked our way across the country and learned to live very simply. Whenever we needed money to keep our travels going we would briefly stop and work. As soon as we had enough saved we would get on the road once again. Over two summers, we walked the entire Appalachian trail and spent a summer exploring the back country of Alaska. Life was good.
We finally settled in northern Wisconsin in a place where I feel so fortunate to be able to work and live. I am inspired by the peace and serenity of my surroundings and the beauty and solitude of this place we call Chipmunk Hollow. When I sit in my studio and look out on our pond which teems with lily pads, frogs, turtles and geese in the summer months, I am filled with a sense of gratitude. An abundance of wildlife - deer, black bears, coyotes, timber wolves and eagles make this a very special place to be.
I must have gotten my creative 'gene' from my mom and grandmother who were both very creative, productive women. They instilled in me an appreciation for all things made by hand.
I used to be an avid weaver and I loved it. Then, sixteen years ago, thanks to my daughter, I began making jewelry. In 2007 I took a metal crafting class from a local goldsmith. My interest in working with metal began then. I love what I do and am so grateful for the opportunity that Etsy has given me. I am mostly self taught but I have learned a great deal from books, on line classes and all of the wonderful aspiring metal smiths who are so willing to share their knowledge with others.
My very first hand stamped pendant was one I made for a friend who had just lost the love of her life to cancer. Since then I have stamped thousands of pieces to commemorate milestones in people's lives....some sad...some joyful. I love that my jewelry has special meaning to the person receiving it.
There is just me, myself and I! I design and make all of my jewelry, do the photography and writing, shipping, ordering supplies, computer work, etc. I love what I do! :-)
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently asked questions
What is the most popular length of chain for a child?
I usually recommend a 16" (40.64 cm) chain for children unless they are very petite in which case a 14" (35.56 cm) chain should be okay.
What is the most popular length of chain for an adult?
I tend to sell mostly 18" (45.72cm) chains in my shop!
Can I get a rush order?
Possibly. If you need something super quick, please contact me before ordering and I will let you know if I can accommodate you.
What if I am interested in ordering a Sorority that you are not currently licensed for?
Chipmunk Hollow has been selling Officially Licensed Product on Etsy for the past six years. If you do not see your Sorority listed below please send me a conversation through Etsy BEFORE Ordering to be sure that I can accommodate you. Thank you!
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Sigma Tau
Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Sigma Sigma
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Zeta Tau Alpha
How will my order be wrapped?
All jewelry items are sent gift boxed, beautifully wrapped in foil papers and tied with organza ribbon, ready to give as a gift, or to keep for yourself! All items will ship in bubble-packed envelopes for additional protection.
Can I enclose a card with my order? I am shipping it directly to the gift recipient?
Yes...I would be happy to enclose a card for you. Just let me know what you would like for it to say.
Can I order a larger quantity than what is shown?
Absolutely. The quantities listed for each item are for your convenience in ordering only. Each piece on my site is handmade once an order has been placed. Send me a conversation through Etsy if you are interested in a larger quantity.
Is an invoice or packing slip included in my order?
Only if I am 100% certain that I am shipping directly to the person who placed the original order. If I am not entirely certain then you will receive your gift wrapped box and a Chipmunk Hollow business card in the padded envelope.
What if I am not 100% satisfied with my order?
My customers mean the world to me. If for any reason, upon receiving your order, you are not 100% satisfied, please contact me right away and I will make it right for you!