Nathan Hall on Aug 8, 2016
Awesome! Exactly what I wanted and well made. Can't ask for anything more. :)
From tweezers to today
I was an only child growing up around very strong women whose median age was somewhere around 60, which gave me a unique perspective of the world in general and of personal adornment and jewelry in particular.
One of my closest friends growing up was my 92-year-old German great grandmother, whom I called "Granny". She never seemed to mind my intrusions on her reading or speaking aloud to God in her old-lady voice in heavily-accented English. Granny seemed to know that I needed a friend, and she was always there. I played with the enormous button collection she had by her bed in an old pretzel tin, constructing necklace after necklace from the buttons' cracked and colorful beauty. Family folklore held that she had been a seamstress for the Vanderbilt children, so the buttons were some of her most prized possessions.
As I grew older, I would examine my mother's jewelry collection, always hoping for a broken chain or missing clasp so I could use my high-tech jewelers' tools (a nail file and a broken pair of tweezers) to repair her treasures. She never minded, even when my breaking them on purpose brought about the need for repairs.
When I reached my preteen years, my grandmother Mama (she refused to be associated with the word "grandmother" or any of it's derivatives) would let me try on her heavy gold, diamonds and colored gemstone baubles. She had the most atrociously loud taste, and most of her jewelry looked like it came from a gumball machine even though the pieces were "the good stuff" as she referred to it. She had solitaire rings with colored stones the size of a Kennedy half-dollar, and I'd imagine that they were miniature skating rinks made for tiny ice skaters to twirl and spin on. Her diamonds, to a girl my age, were those of myth and legend, and only recently have I been able to see them up close as she always kept them in the bank and rarely wore them, which I believe was a true pity.
Now, it is my turn. After years of pouring through jewelry books and the family collection, I studied the art of metalsmithing and began Crazy Daisy Designs in 2005. My work is a good reflection of myself as a person and as a designer. I try to stick to natural stones and metals, and I use recycled and vintage elements as often as I can.
Crazy Daisy Designs jewelry has the inspiration of nature as its cornerstone. The pieces are simple, timeless, easy to wear, and reflective of our beautiful, natural world.
Owner, Designer, Maker, Photographer, Shipping And Everything Else!
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, I spent my entire childhood creating. I was never happier than when I had a new box of 64 crayons (with built-in sharpener). I am glad to share my art and jewelry creations with you through my Etsy shops.
You can find out more about me on the profile page, but you've come to the right place if you're interested in the fine print.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
If you choose to send a personal check or pay via e-check through PayPal, I'll have to wait until your check clears to send your jewelry.
If you choose to pay with a credit card directly (as opposed to doing so through PayPal), contact me and I'll run it through my merchant services site.
You have one calendar week to pay for your item. If you choose to send a check or money order, please let me know so I don't wonder where your payment is.
Nevada residents are charged 8.1% sales tax during the payment process.
I use USPS First Class mail as my default shipping. If you would prefer a shipping upgrade or shipping insurance, just let me know and I'll send you a PayPal invoice for the difference.
~ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ~
I will ship worldwide, but I am not responsible for any customs charges you incur with your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom made items are not returnable unless there is a defect in workmanship or error on my part. Sales may be canceled after purchase for store credit only. Discounted or sale items are not returnable.
Buyer will pay all return shipping charges. Crazy Daisy Designs is not responsible for items lost in the mail.
Please contact me for shipping address.
Additional policies and FAQs
To ensure that you enjoy your Crazy Daisy Designs pieces for years to come, please keep them in their original packaging when not being worn. This way, you can avoid the scratching that comes from jewelry hitting other stuff if it is stored loose in a jewelry box. Polish with a soft jewelry cloth.
~ CUSTOM ORDERS ~
I absolutely love doing custom orders! Please contact me if you have a specific idea, and we can try to bring it to life!
~ WHOLESALE ORDERS ~
If you are a store or business and are interested in carrying the Crazy Daisy Designs line, please contact me for a wholesale catalog. It is required that you have a resale number and an actual brick-and-mortar or online business.