Jewelry by Gail, EclecticDesigns

Massachusetts, United States · 90 Sales


Jewelry by Gail, EclecticDesigns

Massachusetts, United States 90 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Shop High Quality OOAK Handmade Gemstone Bracelets, Unique Women's Necklaces, Earrings, Men's Necklaces, Teens, Teen Boys, Girl's, and Unisex Jewelry. 2-Day Priority Shipping All Year. Custom orders welcomed! Ready for gift giving.


Shop High Quality OOAK Handmade Gemstone Bracelets, Unique Women's Necklaces, Earrings, Men's Necklaces, Teens, Teen Boys, Girl's, and Unisex Jewelry. 2-Day Priority Shipping All Year. Custom orders welcomed! Ready for gift giving.

Gail Thornton

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

davidmghunter on May 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This piece in specific is greatness. The 24k Gold & Ruby aesthetic is straight swagger, unfathomable beauty at that. I know the other 37 admirers are hating on me so hard right now for investing upon this magnificent piece. Gail killed the game and bestowed upon a real nigga this bracelet handcrafted from the heavens. The fit, colorway, design and construction receive an 11/10 rating. I am beyond satisfied. With that being said, if you don't own any of Gail's pieces you should be ashamed and you don't deserve to peruse etsy's jewelry section. DH


barbploessl1 on May 10, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

The beads were much smaller than aticipated


Gail responded on May 23, 2016

The size of the beads was clearly stated in the description and the materials section of the listing.

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My heart is in the art

I have always been able to create something beautiful from raw materials and gain pleasure and satisfaction when sharing whatever has been born of a daydreamer's fantasy. I have been a poet and memoirist, with two books published and a third in progress.

I was paralyzed by illness as a five-year-old, and while I recovered at home, my artist mother taught me to experiment with my hands in many art forms and crafts.

I painted, embroidered, sewed, made clay pots, strung necklaces and had the richest and happiest times in those years. I was among a family of artists and curiosity and freedom of expression were fostered and revered.

I returned to stringing beads again later on and have my heart in the art of it. I've invested in the best tools, materials, and the emotional energy I have for my passion of jewelry making.

I use only sterling silver in my findings. Bali sterling silver is handmade by Bali Island craftspeople in Indonesia. Their skills are passed down from generation to generation as it has been for a very long time. It is distinctive and highly valued. You will not find silver-plated or alloy findings in my jewelry.

I use only professional grade 49 strand softest drape beading wire. It is unlikely to kink or twist over time. The soft drape gives my necklaces and bracelets a highly professional quality and craftsmanship. The tools I have invested in are jeweler's quality pliers and cutters. They allow me to create quality items with precision. All of my bracelets and necklaces are finished with sterling silver wire guards to protect the life of the item from wear and tear and these also add a professional finish to them. I shoot all of my own photographs in natural lighting outdoors.

I am interested in the exotic, the unique, the historic and the universal appeal of the materials I choose. I love my working life, and want to share some of it with you.

Gail Thornton

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  • Gail Thornton

    Owner, Designer, Dreamer

    I was born and live in Southeastern Massachusetts, with Boston as a rich cultural center, sometimes called the Paris of New England. My mother was a painter and my father's skill was drawing caricatures. I am a flautist, an author, and a poet.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2016
Hello! Welcome to my shop, EclecticDesigns! I opened my shop in 2007, but most recently have been working to build new inventory and grow the shop with new and exciting treasures while I work on my second memoir. Coming soon will be thrilling items using antique African trade beads, hand-painted clay Inca beads, hand-painted ceramic Peruvian beads, vintage Aztec tile beads, Southwestern bears of incacia design, art resin beads, bracelets using precious and semiprecious gemstones and Karen Hill tribe silver and my findings of choice, handmade Bali sterling silver. It is in the creative process that I am most happy and hope to share my vision of elegance, style, history, and fun with you! Please feel free to message me even if you just want to share some of your life or interests with me. I am curious and responsive to my visitors, and love to hear your stories!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept PayPal and Credit Cards. You can use a credit card through PayPal, and you do not have to be a member or have an account. Just choose the PayPal option and sign in as a guest.
I will wait until payment clears before I ship the item. The only currency accepted is United States Dollars.
I ship all items within one to three days with USPS calculated shipping and postage. I will combine orders in the shipping for you. They should arrive within five to seven business days of shipping. Alaska and Hawaii, please consult your local post office for time frames for mail to you from Massachusetts. Your pleasure is my utmost interest! I cannot guarantee a time frame for international orders. International orders will be sent by First class International mail with a tracking number. International customers will be responsible for all customs, duty and tax fees incurred.
Please make sure you have your correct postal address in your PayPal and Etsy account. I ship only to USPS verified addresses. I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages, but I will try to help you locate any missing packages.
Refunds and Exchanges
I don't accept returns, but if an item is damaged, please contact me with photos of the item and I will try to make you happy. You must notify me when you receive the item, or I will assume the sale is satisfactory.

I will repair any breakage for free. Just message me with photographs of the item, and send it to me. This is true for the life of the time you own the item. You must have all of the parts of the item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available on an individual basis. I require a 100% deposit payable at the time of the agreement. Custom orders may take 2 - 6 weeks to complete, depending upon the item. It will take several conversations to get the order correct. I will give an estimate of completion and shipping time by individual order. I will also send photographs of the item before shipping for approval.
Custom orders are nonrefundable.