Ashley Binks on May 20, 2016
Beautiful necklace, quality craftsmanship. I wore this gorgeous necklace in my engagement photos and am so happy I did. Suzan's work is top notch. When you own one of her pieces you own a true piece of art.
Kay Kim on May 19, 2016
Unique, multi-dimensional, outstanding. Very pleased with design, dimensions and workmanship. Art for my neck!!
Michael on Apr 1, 2016
Loved the ring, the craftwork and the stone. Unfortunatly what happened was that the stone cracked after only wearing for a couple of hours. She handeled it very professionally and refunded all the postage and cost. She investigated why this happened and offered to make me a new one anytime. So will probably giver her shop another try as it was absolutrly not her fault that the stone cracked.
Creating has never been work, always joy. I have a background in pottery, sewing, macramé and computer graphic design. Reveling in the making process of beaded bracelets for gifts was my lead into making jewelry and eventually, goldsmithing. I attended a retreat by Michael David Sturlin in 2015, otherwise, I am self-taught. Making jewelry is my full-time profession, since 2011, working six days a week from my residential studio in the Pacific Northwest.
Ancient architecture, jewelry of past eras, repetitive patterns and the tools and materials themselves are what inspire my work. Character only time and environment can impart to something inspires me tremendously. I have a deep appreciation for it and love the challenge to mimic it.
Through the process of making a piece of jewelry, I form a relationship with it. Design stage is the formal introduction and each proceeding step further familiarizes and deepens the bond through the knowledge I gain about the piece. By the time it’s complete, I know it well, and if the piece had a brain, it would probably know me pretty well. The value of that relationship grows exponentially when the piece is passed on to another.
Awards, wealth, acclaim... they've never been important to me. Being able to create is very important to me. It's a privilege. I truly love what I do and that love ends up in every piece I make. Thank you for taking your time to visit my “about” page. I’m grateful for your interest.
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I am a one-woman-business; designer, goldsmith, shipper, material buyer, bookkeeper, correspondent, photographer, you name it. I work from my residential studio, 6 to 7 days a week, and I love it, every bit.
Jewelry handcrafted by me may be stamped with one or more of the following maker's marks: "Era", "Era .925", "SGA" and “EAJ”.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Items can be reserved for up to thirty days with a 20% non-refundable payment, non-transferable down payment.
Made-To-Order items have specific processing times, which are stated in each listing.
Shipping within the United States is USPS First Class Mail and includes insurance and delivery confirmation. Your package should arrive within 2-8 days from the date shipped.
Shipping outside the United States is USPS First Class International Registered and requires a signature. Insurance is not included and delivery confirmation is limited. If you'd like to add shipping services such as insurance or tracking, please contact me with your specific needs for an accurate quote.
Customs duties, fees, taxes, etc, are the responsibility of the buyer. By law, I am required to declare the total value of the item(s) in customs declarations forms.
NOTE: Certain countries have regulations and/or restrictions pertaining to the shipment of jewelry, which may affect shipping eligibility and/or shipping rates.
If you need faster delivery, please contact me regarding your needs/desires and we can discuss options to accommodate you.
All my jewelry ships in packaging suitable for gifting. My interior box holds your jewelry and is surrounded in padding within a sturdy outer, cardboard shipping box. Your purchase is precious and the packaging should be capable of protecting it. I do not ship orders in envelopes of any kind.
I am very happy to include a personalized note for any occasion. Please contact me or leave a message in "Note to EraArtJewelry" at checkout stating your desires.
My packaging contains 30% to 70% post-consumer recycled materials and is 100% recyclable and re-usable.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your happiness and satisfaction with the jewelry you purchase from me is my number one priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it within seven days of receiving it, in its original condition and packaging for a full refund, credit or exchange for the purchase price, excluding shipping.
My apologies, I cannot accept returns or exchanges on custom orders and sale or discounted items.
Costs paid for additional work or alterations made to ready-to-ship jewelry are non-refundable.
I guarantee my work against breakage under normal wearing conditions. In the unlikely event a repair is needed through no fault of your own, I will repair it, no charge to you. Certainly, things happen, and if the fault of the damage is your own, I will be happy to discuss the possibility of making repairs and the associated cost to do so.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me to inquire about the feasibility and cost to lengthen or shorten necklaces, re-size rings, change ear wire type, etc, on completed, ready-to-ship jewelry. Alteration costs are non-refundable if the jewelry is returned.
Most of the jewelry I make is intentionally made to look aged or rustic in appearance and does not imply compromised integrity or poor craftsmanship.
For protecting applied patinas and inhibiting tarnish, I occasionally use Renaissance Wax. It is a very highly regarded microcrystalline wax polish favored for protecting precious metals, precious items and antiquities in museums and galleries around the world. If you notice a fresh, clean polish kind of scent when you get your jewelry, it's Renaissance Wax, and the scent will completely dissipate in a short time.
Silver, brass, copper and bronze dull and tarnish in time. A small amount of toothpaste or baking soda on a soft cotton cloth or very soft brush can be used to clean the metal. Rinse and dry thoroughly before storing. I don't recommend using commercial tarnish removers, because they can remove applied patinas. Storing your jewelry in air-tight, plastic bags and out of direct sunlight will greatly reduce tarnishing. NOTE: Pearls need hydration and should not be stored in air-tight bags or containers.
Metals, lampwork glass, glass, stones, gemstones and pearls can be gently cleaned using a solution of mild soap and water. Dry all items thoroughly before storing.
Clean opals in a solution of very tepid water and gentle soap by gently rubbing with a very soft cloth, like silk. Do not use chemicals, abrasives, toothpaste or ultrasonic cleaners to clean opals. Sudden temperature changes can damage opals and it is not recommended they be worn while bathing, showering, swimming, in a Jacuzzi, doing dishes, etc. Opals are sensitive to changes in temperature and should not be worn when going from a warm environment to a very cold environment without covering them with clothing. Avoid storing them near a heat source. Avoid doing rough work while wearing opals and avoid contact with chemicals. Opals have water in them and must be prevented from drying out. If you live in a very dry climate, store your opals in tight sealing plastic bags with a water soaked cotton ball or piece of fabric to prevent dehydration.
Apply lotions, perfumes, hair products, oils, powders and cosmetics before putting your jewelry on. I recommend removing all jewelry prior to swimming, using a Jacuzzi, showering, bathing or using any chemicals that may come into contact with it. Chemicals can dull, degrade, and damage metals and stones, interfere with patinas and encourage tarnishing.
If you wear and care for your jewelry as you would any valued item, the jewelry you purchase from me will survive for your heirs to cherish for generations.
A NOTE ABOUT COLOR & PHOTOS
To my knowledge, there is no method for guaranteeing the color you see on your computer monitor is the same color I see on mine. That being said, I do my absolute best to make sure the colors of the items in my photos are the same as they appear in actuality. If there's a difference I'm unable to remedy, I will note the difference in the description.
Good photos and accurate descriptions definitely help, but don't guarantee absolute success. If you'd like to get a better understanding of any item I sell, I strongly encourage you to contact me with any and all questions and concerns prior to purchasing. Your happiness and satisfaction is my number one priority and I would truly appreciate the opportunity to help you make an informed decision.
I am friendly, accessible and very happy to help. Don't hesitate to contact me.