DonnaPizarroDesigns

Donna Pizarro Designs Fine Jewelry, Pet Themed Jewelry

McKinney, Texas · 340 Sales

DonnaPizarroDesigns

Donna Pizarro Designs Fine Jewelry, Pet Themed Jewelry

McKinney, Texas 340 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(62)

Announcement   Welcome to my Store! Through December 17-22nd, orders shipping to USA $259 and over receive free upgrade to Fedex Std overnight shipping, insured, signature required. Animal Whimsey is a unique collection of pet themed jewelry including dog jewelry, cat jewelry, horse jewelry, dolphin jewelry & panda jewelry I created from my love of animals. My store also carries hand crafted fine jewelry using a wide range of natural, fine quality, colorful gemstones. In addition, I can work with you to create a custom piece or engagement ring, and I am always adding new designs to the shop. Please take some time and browse through the collections. Feel free to contact me with any questions AND all items you see in sterling silver can also be made in 14K or 18K gold upon request.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 17, 2017

Welcome to my Store! Through December 17-22nd, orders shipping to USA $259 and over receive free upgrade to Fedex Std overnight shipping, insured, signature required. Animal Whimsey is a unique collection of pet themed jewelry including dog jewelry, cat jewelry, horse jewelry, dolphin jewelry & panda jewelry I created from my love of animals. My store also carries hand crafted fine jewelry using a wide range of natural, fine quality, colorful gemstones. In addition, I can work with you to create a custom piece or engagement ring, and I am always adding new designs to the shop. Please take some time and browse through the collections. Feel free to contact me with any questions AND all items you see in sterling silver can also be made in 14K or 18K gold upon request.

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About

Treasures from the Heart - Donna Pizarro Designs, LLC

Donna W. Pizarro is the driving force of Donna Pizarro Designs, LLC, a Dallas, Texas based custom jewelry design and manufacturing company. She is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with a passion for rare, colored gemstones and loves animals. Along with her husband Juan, a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, they create unique, exceptional quality pet themed jewelry, fashion jewelry and bridal jewelry.

Donna's work in her Animal Whimsey line is inspired by her love of animals, and the unconditional love and humor they bring into our lives. Each design captures the spirit of the breed that enriches our day to day lives. She is always adding new pieces to the Animal Whimsey line, and all pieces are custom designed and drawn, carved in wax, cast in sterling or gold and hand finished. She has been working on the Animal Whimsey line designs since 2007.

From concept to finished product, every piece is made in-house. Her shop combines state of the art tools and technology. This includes 3D CAD/CAM computers, 4-Axis milling machine, Laser Welder and other tools. Having said that, the heartfelt beauty of Donna's jewelry is in the hand-fabricated details and finish work that truly makes each piece a work of art. Donna painstakingly does all the bench jeweler work herself after Juan completes each lost wax casting. The end result is a magnificent combination of inspired design, superb materials, modern technology and "Old World" craftsmanship.

Donna's jewelry has been featured prominently in the past at fine jewelry stores in Dallas, TX, Highland Park, TX, Frisco, TX, Norman, OK and also at special events in Palm Springs, CA and Philadelphia, PA. Other select venues have recently been in Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Orlando, FL, Little Rock, AR, Tulsa, OK and Richardson, TX. Her focus now is to promote her custom designs directly through this website and other select venues. Donna Pizarro Designs is a proud member of the American Gem Trade Association and the Manufacturing Jewelers Society of America.

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Shop members

  • Donna Pizarro

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am a co-owner & I do all of the design, art & drawings, hand fabrication, cad, sand blasting, stone setting and bench work.

  • Don Pizarro

    Photographer, Shipper, Owner

    Don and I are co-owners of Donna Pizarro Designs. Don does all of the investing and casting as well as the photography for the charms and earrings, and the shipping!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2017
Hi! Welcome to our store. I want to share my love for animals with you. I have created a special line of pet/animal jewelry which portrays an animal caricature of the special qualities I see in different animals. No animal is alike - even within the same breed. I have tried to pull common features together for the different breeds which identify the breed and at the same time add some humor to animate the animal - the type of humor that brings a warm smile when you think of your pet :) Nothing is better than the joy your pet brings to you. I am always adding different dog breeds, cats and horses, and will be updating the store with more items each month. If you have a special dog, cat, horse, bird, or other animal I do not currently have on the website, please send a note to donna [!at] donnapizarro.com and indicate what breed you would like to see in the future. As Don mentioned - I also do custom caricatures and can work from photos in addition to custom fashion pieces. Please contact us if you have an interest in doing a custom piece.

For items requested in gold that are out of stock, please contact us for the price. For out of stock items, we need about 5 to 7 business days to make the piece after it is purchased.

SHIPPING POLICIES: All items are shipped via USPS Priority Service, insured, with signature required. Within the US, the delivery times are generally 1-2 days, and for International the delivery times seem to vary between 6-7 days. We do not have control over Customs, and that can increase the delivery time on the international shipments. We also do not collect or remit VAT taxes. VAT taxes are the Buyer's responsibility.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING POLICIES:

With the holidays fast approaching, the last recommended shipping date within the US would be December 21st. We use USPS Priority Shipping for all items - insured with tracking. In the US, delivery times for this service are 1-2 days, but can lag with the holiday season. International packages shipping USPS Priority Service tend to take about 6-7 days for delivery.

SHIPPING/STRIKE/LABOR DISPUTES:

There could be a delay in receiving items if your country 's postal system is experiencing a Labor Strike or Labor Dispute. Currently (June 30, 2016) there is a delay for deliveries shipping to Canada due to the Labor Dispute at Canada Post which does affect deliveries shipped by us via USPS.

CUSTOM PIECES:

Depending on the complexity of the order, the time can vary. For casting and making items available in gold, please allow 5-7 business days. Payment in full is required prior to shipment.

GENERAL SHIPPING:

Once the order is received we ship in stock items out within 1-2 days business days unless it is a custom order. Our shipping domestically and internationally is USPS Priority Mail, insured with signature required. We ship the packaged item ships in the sturdy USPS small shipping box . Weather, natural disasters and other uncontrollable events can interrupt delivery transportation time in addition to the high volumes of shipments during the holiday season.

DEPOSITS FOR CUSTOM ORDERS:

All custom orders require a 50% deposit upon order, and the 50% balance to be paid prior to shipment.



WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT:

I wanted to give you some insight into how we make the pieces in our Animal Whimsey line of jewelry.

The process starts when I draw the portrait of the animal using freehand either on paper on in the CAD, and then using CAD, turn the design into 3 dimensions. Once the design is complete, a wax model is created. Each piece made is done by an individual wax carving. These pieces of wax are then sprued, invested and cast using the lost wax method. Once Don casts the piece it is cleaned up. I engrave the facial and body details using very small ball burs and then often sand blast the piece to give the piece some depth/texture. Areas of the piece are then hand sanded in a staged process migrating from coarse to finer grit. I apply a patina to the silver which is then polished off to bring out the detail of the piece. A locket bail or leverbacks are attached to the piece depending on what type of piece it is, and then I use a laser welder to solder the connections in place for security from loss and then solder. On pins I use a bench torch to attach the various pin mechanics to the back of the pin. The piece is then polished with a 2 phase polishing process to bring out the different texture, shine and details of the piece and lastly a graver is used to engrave the eye detail. Each piece from start to finish takes a few days to complete.

Fashion items are created via hand carved wax cast using lost wax and also a combination of hand fabrication using gold wire and lost wax casting.

I have posted a couple of photo albums on our Facebook Page, DonnaPizarroDesigns which shows the making of pieces from start to finish.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We issue a full refund or exchange for all items that are damaged or lost during shipment. We will ship out a replacement item for items which are damaged in transit once we receive the original item back. For lost items please contact us and send written indication of no receipt so we can initiate claim on our end with the US Postal Service Priority Mail, and also issue the refund or replacement.

We can offer an exchange or store credit for customer who want to return with no damage and select a different item. Please contact us so we can work out the return and exchange or store credit.

Please contact us for return shipping instructions so we can arrange the shipping labels. We pay freight charges for all items returned due to damage, or which are replaced due to loss.

For exchanges, we ask that you pay freight back to us, and once received, we will issue the store credit or exchange and pay for freight charges back out to you.
Payment
We accept VISA, MC, AMEX, Discover and PayPal. You do not need a Paypal Account to pay for your items through Paypal. Choose the Paypal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card without having to sign up for a Paypal Account.

Payment in full is due prior to shipment of the piece. Sales tax is added to all purchases which ship within the State of Texas. For international shipments, VAT Tax is not added, and is the responsibility of the purchaser.
Shipping
We ship out via United States Postal Service to customer in the US via 1-2 day Priority Mail Flat Rate Box, insured. The Fashion items ship with signature required.

We ship out International via Priority Mail Flat Rate box, and delivery times can range between 5-7 working days. There can be hang ups in customs which will add to lead times. We have no control over the delays which occur in customs clearance.

We can ship out with priority services for both Domestic and International shipments, and those costs are listed under shipping selections.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do work with animal rescue organizations on a wholesale basis. Please contact Don at info [!at] donnapizarro.com if you are interested.

Donna Pizarro Designs, LLC
cell (214) 924-5246
Contact Don Pizarro
Studio/Shop located in Dallas, Texas
Don Pizarro - Don [!at] donnapizarro.com
Donna Pizarro - Donna [!at] donnapizarro.com
General Information - info [!at] donnapizarro.com
website - www.donnapizarro.com