DesertDogDesignsNM

Handmade Botanical Jewelry/Bath & Body Essentials/Gifts

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Announcement    Next Restock on November 17th! Just In time for Christmas! We'll have a ton of new jewelry available to choose from!
Please be aware that our cutoff date for guaranteed Christmas shipping within the US is November 22nd. Shop early for your favorite botanical gifts from Desert Dog Designs! 🎁🐺🌿🌼

Hello! Welcome to Desert Dog Designs. Thank you for visiting our shop! We are a small boutique jewelry business located in Albuquerque, NM. We specialize in unique handmade botanical jewelry made using epoxy resin and real flowers. Follow us on Instagram @desertdognm for updates and sneak peeks of new items we will be selling! Thank you for your support!

Gift Certificates Available! ❤✉🎁
Love our jewelry and spa items, but don't know what your loved one would like the best? Now you don't have to choose! Buy a gift certificate from Desert Dog Designs and let the giftee pick out their own present, ensuring that it will be perfectly suited to their unique style! Make this holiday season one to remember with a gift from Desert Dog Designs! ❤

Botanical Bath & Body Essentials ❤🌼
Made using natural ingredients with many items featuring beautiful flowers of course! Everyone could use a nice spa day to relax and take their mind off the times for a while!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 3, 2021

Next Restock on November 17th! Just In time for Christmas! We'll have a ton of new jewelry available to choose from!
Please be aware that our cutoff date for guaranteed Christmas shipping within the US is November 22nd. Shop early for your favorite botanical gifts from Desert Dog Designs! 🎁🐺🌿🌼

Hello! Welcome to Desert Dog Designs. Thank you for visiting our shop! We are a small boutique jewelry business located in Albuquerque, NM. We specialize in unique handmade botanical jewelry made using epoxy resin and real flowers. Follow us on Instagram @desertdognm for updates and sneak peeks of new items we will be selling! Thank you for your support!

Gift Certificates Available! ❤✉🎁
Love our jewelry and spa items, but don't know what your loved one would like the best? Now you don't have to choose! Buy a gift certificate from Desert Dog Designs and let the giftee pick out their own present, ensuring that it will be perfectly suited to their unique style! Make this holiday season one to remember with a gift from Desert Dog Designs! ❤

Botanical Bath & Body Essentials ❤🌼
Made using natural ingredients with many items featuring beautiful flowers of course! Everyone could use a nice spa day to relax and take their mind off the times for a while!

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About DesertDogDesignsNM

Sales 1,570
On Etsy since 2020

Welcome to Desert Dog Designs! Nice to meet you!

Hello! Thank you for visiting our shop! We are a brand new small business located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment. We specialize in unique handmade botanical jewelry pieces, We opened in early April of 2020.

Who we are:
My name is Lauren. I am the founder and jewelry creator for Desert Dog Designs.
I am a former Pastry Chef who has been working to find the path less traveled by. A path will allow me to live a life less ordinary.

(Get the references there? Eh?)

I'll admit it, I'm a complete nerd. I love old books, anime, good food and drinks and sometimes not so good food and drinks. Red chile potato chips are a weakness. I love playing nerdy board games with friends, camping, walking through the forest on a cloudy day, traveling, and being lazy on the couch with my furbabies beside me.

I'm passionate about my interests and will work myself to death when I find a project I truly love.

I recently fell in love with the world of resin! The possibilities are endless and the creativity it provides warms my soul. The concept of preserving flowers within resin seemed like a perfect match! A way to remind us how beautiful yet fragile the natural world can be.

Jewelry Design:
I take inspiration for my designs from the world around me and often forage the flowers used in my jewelry while on a walk with my pups or from my own garden (I am a notorious plant killer, so I'm slowly working on my gardening skills!) When I create a piece of jewelry I want it to invoke a story or memory of a beloved space from the natural world. I want you to dream of walking through a spring meadow bursting with life or relive a moment when you walked through an overgrown forest. I want you to remember the mystique and wonder it evoked. Life should be an adventure no matter how small and I hope I can share that with you through my art.

Behind the Name:
The inspiration for the name is based on my love of wild canids. As many of my friends will attest to and also poke fun at, I have a slight obsession with wolves. I have been fascinated by wolves my entire life. However, these days my support has shifted to another creature; the Song Dog, Laughing Dog, or more widely known as the Coyote. (Fun Fact: the first two titles were the original name ideas for the business. I settled on Desert Dog after a popular vote from our fans). Coyotes have an even worse reputation than wolves. They are often considered vermin, not worthy of human sympathy. In reality, coyotes are amazingly adaptive and clever creatures. They are able to survive and even thrive in the toughest environments. This speaks to me as reminder that when life gets tough and tries to bear down you keep surviving, moving forward, even if its only one step at a time. You can grow and thrive! My goal is that by using the name Desert Dog Designs I can bring a bit of positivity to the image of that wily canine we often see in our own backyard.

The Jewelry:
At the moment, this is still a small business, I work out of my little office space at home to design and create the botanical jewelry you see in the shop. Therefore for the moment I do outsource the actual metal work for my jewelry designs from other Etsy shop owners. These shops specifically sell items for jewelry creation and craftwork. The goal is to eventually have a space of my own to do the metal work myself. In the meantime, I try to support other small businesses from the Etsy community first and foremost. All of the resin design, flower arrangements, and completion of the final jewelry components are done by myself alone however. See below for a list of the Etsy sellers we source from if you wish to know more about their practices and offerings.
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https://www.etsy.com/shop/AZsupplies
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperDogSupplyCo
https://www.etsy.com/shop/bunnysundries
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYjewelryWholesale
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CloneMold
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyFindingsStore

Shop members

  • Lauren B

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    My name is Lauren, owner, designer, photographer & marketer of Desert Dog Designs. I love old books, walks through misty forests, and good coffee from my favorite cafe. I have always been a creative soul and don't plan on changing anytime soon!

  • Willow

    Mascot-Giver Of Kisses

    Miss Willow has been with me since 2013. She's really a Daddy's girl who's favorite activity is hunting (and failing to catch) lizards or going on a nice long walk through the Sandia Mountains.

  • Zuka

    Mascot- Giver Of Cuddles

    Zuka is the sweetest dog you will ever meet. She is the cheerleader of the group, always willing to show her devotion and love. She would cuddle with you forever if you let her.

  • Luna

    Emotional Support Kitty

    My floofy little angel. A spoiled rotten princess who has been with me through thick and thin. She is my anchor and support. Don't know what I'd do without her.

  • Mike

    Shipper & A Very Handsome Man!

    My partner in crime. A super nerd who keeps my spirits high and helps me dream of adventure. This wonderful man often plays the role of delivery driver each week to the post office.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Aug 26, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

At this time, I do not offer wholesale/bulk items. However, if you are looking to buy multiple pieces of a particular style for say a wedding, I would be happy to setup a custom order with you. Feel free to message me with your requests.

Custom and personalized orders

Have a friend you really loves daisies combined with the color purple? Or really loved the flower arrangement of one item in our shop, but preferred a different style of pendant? I would be more than happy to create a more personalized piece to fit your needs. Message me with your ideas!

*Availability of custom orders will depend on the flowers & metal bases I have available at the time of the request.

*I do require payment upfront. If you need to cancel an order, I require 72 hour notice. I can provide a full refund or update the final amounts for purchase if changes need to be made

*Custom pieces can take up to a week to be designed & completed before they are ready to ship. Please keep this in mind if you have a deadline for an event.

What is the process once I have requested a custom order?

When a custom order has been requested, I will first work with you on design ideas, show you what options are available, coordinate the time needed to complete the order with the time the jewelry would be needed for an event such as a birthday or wedding.

Once a design idea has been finalized and approved by both parties and a deposit has successfully been made; I will begin work on the order. I will send you photos through the etsy messenger along the way to ensure the design is staying true to the request and allowing for any adjustments if desired.

Please keep in mind the standard shipping time estimates listed for our shop policies for your own timeline on when a custom order is desired.

Why is shipping taking longer than the estimated delivery time?

Shipping Delays Due to Covid-19:
Due to COVID-19, there are currently major international shipping delays. Please be aware that your order may take 2-4 weeks longer than the usual time estimates. I try to ensure quick turn around times on my part and have packages ready to ship within the first two days of receiving an order.

Once the package is received by the post office I have little to no control over the arrival/delivery time. I have tracking numbers and monitor all orders watching for any changes and confirmations of delivery.

If you have further concerns though, please message me! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

I received my order, but there is an issue or I have a question about the piece. What now?

All designs are handcrafted by me and I work very hard to ensure a high standard of quality for my products. To err is human. So, if you have any questions or concerns about your order, please contact me before leaving a review. I want to ensure guests to my shop are completely satisfied with their new jewelry items. Your happiness with your order is a top priority. I am happy to work with you to address any issues that may have occurred.

I am trying to be more environmentally conscious in my purchases. Is your shop eco-friendly?

Here at Desert Dog Designs we strive to limit our negative impact on the environment.

We use minimal plastic in our packaging aside from standard bubble mailer envelopes and packing tape.

Once we have cycled through our current supply of mailer envelopes we are switching to a new supplier that uses 100% recycled, non-plastic materials for its mailer envelopes, tape and stickers.

Our jewelry is packaged in craft paper boxes with natural twine.

The resin we use for our jewelry is by Unicone Art. It is ton-toxic and bpa free. You can find out more about this company by following this address:
https://www.unicone-art.com/

We use reusable silicone cups to mix our resin for pouring to minimize our use of disposable materials.

Do you accept returns on spa items?

I do not accept returns on spa items if they have already been opened & used due to health & safety concerns. However, if you have a problem with a purchase, a damaged item, etc., please message me and send me a photo of the product. I will work with you to ensure your satisfaction and issue a refund if required.