FrancescaLynn

FRANCESCA LYNN ~ Fine Artisan Jewelry

Tennessee, United States · 814 Sales

FrancescaLynn

FRANCESCA LYNN ~ Fine Artisan Jewelry

Tennessee, United States 814 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Francesca Lynn creates jewelry that is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary influences. BOLD - EXPRESSIVE - ORIGINAL

Fine artisan jewelry should have life and breath. You should be enticed to look closely at the design and investigate the detailed work involved. Touch it, caress it and discover its texture, personality and beauty.



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Announcement

Francesca Lynn creates jewelry that is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary influences. BOLD - EXPRESSIVE - ORIGINAL

Fine artisan jewelry should have life and breath. You should be enticed to look closely at the design and investigate the detailed work involved. Touch it, caress it and discover its texture, personality and beauty.



CONNECT WITH ME!

BLOGS:
WordPress Blog: http://francescalynn.wordpress.com
Tumblr Blog: francesca-lynn-artisan-jewelry
Instagram: Francesca Lynn Artisan Jewelry

ONLINE MARKETS
Etsy Shop: Francesca Lynn
Facebook: Francesca Lynn – Fine Artisan Jewelry
Pinterest: Francesca Lynn Fine Artisan Jewelry
Twitter: FrancescaLynn

Email: fran [!at] francescalynn.com

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Francesca Lynn

Art Nouveau, Made to Order 7765
US$334.00
MEN'S Mythical DRAGON PENDANT (Made to Order)
US$126.00
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About

I had a hard time accepting that I was an 'artist.'

I had a hard time believing I was an “artist.”

I worked in management positions in the hospitality industry for most of my life. And I always loved my job. Until I found my ‘art.’

Like most artist, I’ve always been creative. But the thought of being an ‘artist’ never really entered my mind. Until I met Laura, an intuitive friend. She tried very hard to convince me that my future was in art. She convinced me to draw, write, and paint. Whatever. Try anything artistic. And then throw it away. It had something to do with ‘overcoming my fear.’ I did this, glad to throw the stuff away because it was horrible!

At the same time, another intuitive friend was telling me the very same thing. They didn’t know each other. Harrison made vague references to seeing me in front of small groups, mostly women. He seemed to think I was teaching or leading them. And he had visions of me ‘picking up rocks, somewhere out west.’ Well, at the time, that didn’t make a bit of sense!

But again, I tried. I kept trying to draw and to paint. I bought instruction books. I tried charcoals, I tried chalks. Acrylics and oils. And I became more frustrated than ever.

After not seeing Harrison for several months, we ran across each other on the city sidewalks. Of course, he asked (with a smirk on his cute face), “So. How’s it going with your art?”

I smirked right back and said, “Ha, you tell me, since you seem to know so much.”

He looked me in the eye with an intense stare and replied, “Ok, I will tell you. I will tell you that your whole future is in a box in your bedroom closet. Literally. In a box in your closet.”

I sighed and said, “Harrison, the only thing in that closet is a box of paints and brushes, chalks and charcoals. I know what you believe, but trust me. I’m not a painter.”

He had this confused look on his face. “A painter? Who said you’re a painter? I’ll tell you now, you’re not a painter!”

Well, damn.

He said, “You’ve not found it yet, but you will. You have to keep searching.”

So a few days later I stopped by the art store. And walked around. And walked around. Waiting for some big epiphany. I came across a book on polymer clay beads. Hmmm, looked kinda cool. Inexpensive. So, OK, what the heck, I thought. I bought some clay supplies, pigment powders and the book.

The next thing I knew, I had spent an entire weekend playing with this cool stuff. I’d made beads; necklaces and earrings. I had covered boxes and candlesticks. The kitchen in my little apartment looked like a bomb had gone off. I was in some kind of frenzied daze. Did I even remember to eat today?

My son and Laura tapped on the front door of my apartment, and my son used his key to come in. Before they even closed the door, and before Laura could even see me, I heard her whisper in awe, “She’s found it.” She came running around the corner into my kitchen, grabbed me and we both started jumping up and down and squealing like 14 year olds. I don’t do that!

So, I began my journey with jewelry that I made with my own clay beads. People began to ask if they could order ‘that in pink, or one in blue.’ I was having a blast.

I partnered with another clay artist and we began doing art shows together. We were surprisingly successful. Everyone started to mention that I should think about doing this stuff full-time. It was exciting to think about, but I guess I was secretly afraid. I kept mumbling, “Maybe soon.”

Then I found wire wrapped jewelry in a little rock shop while on a trip to Gatlinburg, TN. I convinced the retired wire artist to teach me. She said she would only agree if ‘I was serious’, and would spend an entire week with her. I took a vacation, rented a hotel room, dipped into my savings and spent 6 days, 9 hours a day with her.

Yes! Now I was really into this ‘art’ thing.

Well. You know … when you don’t do what you’re ‘supposed’ to do … sometimes you get picked up and plunked there.

My show partner, with no warning, suddenly quit her job in a fit of corporate indignation. Now she was ready to go full-time into art shows. Hmmm. Not me. “Maybe soon,” I muttered again. She warned me that I better get ready. She was booking shows. And she did. For almost every weekend.

Within a week after learning the wire wrapping, I came home and was told our company had sold our hotel. “But don’t worry,” they said. “We can transfer you to one of our other properties. Maybe Amelia Island. Or Savannah. Or Atlanta.” Any of these would mean relocating. My family convinced me to give up my apartment and move back home and try doing this full time. Besides, we had a full schedule of shows booked, thanks to my full-time partner.

I guess I finally had the confidence to believe that I was an artist. Finally confident enough to consider juried art shows and high-end galleries. I began teaching jewelry classes regionally and created and sold art and jewelry full time for over 8 years.

I relocated in 2006 to take care of a close family member who had become critical

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    I am mostly self-taught, and certainly not always as disciplined as I should be! I hardly ever read ALL the directions or follow a pattern. I take an inspiration and the materials and start to work intuitively, working until I get a something I like.

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Last updated on July 24, 2014

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Shipping
MADE-TO-ORDER AND CUSTOM ORDERS
Most made-to-order and custom orders take 14-21 days to create and ship. There are times that I must order materials to complete a piece, which may add several days to the shipping date. I work diligently to expedite all orders as quickly as possible. You are welcome to email me at any time and I will update you on the estimated shipping date of your order.

SHIPPING TIMES
Shipping time can be longer during peak periods such as Christmas and holidays.

We ship from Tennessee in the United States by USPS. If you need express or Priority Shipping, feel free to contact us and we will be glad to meet your needs. Priority and Express services are now available at checkout. (Priority and Express covers most US locations, and does not include Holidays and weekend days. Please check the drop down menu when you check-out for shipping options.

SHIPPING ADDRESS:
We ship to the address on your PayPal invoice. If that address is not correct, please contact us, or leave a 'note to seller' at checkout and let us know the correct shipping address.

If you are purchasing a gift, you will need to send the gift yourself after it ships to you. Seller protection does not cover items shipped to an address other than in your profile/payment information. Thanks for your understanding.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
Please be advised that your country may charge Duties and Taxes upon arrival of your order. Please take this into consideration before placing orders with the United States. In some countries, the customs checks can take a long period of time. Our shipping time estimate does not include your own country's customs check.

Please note that any customs, duties, tariffs or other fees imposed by your country are your responsibility. I have no way of paying them to your government, nor any way of predicting how much any fees may be. If you are not willing to pay those fees, please feel free to contact me before I ship your item and I will be happy to cancel the order and issue a full refund. However, once the item ships, I cannot do this. Any order that is returned to me due to unpaid fees on a failed shipping attempt cannot have the shipping fee refunded, because the monies will have already been paid in good faith, along with this posted explanation.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because most all of my products are custom made, I cannot take any returns without a valid reason. I try to accurately describe and photograph every item to the best of my ability. Please double-check your measurements for custom-sized products. I cannot take responsibility for a wrong size if the measurements given were wrong.

If for any reason you are dissatisfied, or a piece is damaged or broken during shipping, please contact me 14 business days of receipt and BEFORE returning your item. Please allow me the opportunity to rectify the situation before leaving negative feedback.

A refund will be issued once the item is returned. Items must be undamaged from wear and resell-able. The buyer is to pay the return shipping and I will either resend another item or refund the amount of the item and all shipping fees.

I will always work with you, my goal is always customer satisfaction.

TUTORIALS
Tutorials can only be refunded if they have not yet been downloaded. Once that happens, they cannot be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
MADE TO ORDER ITEMS and CUSTOM ORDERS
Most made-to-order and custom orders take 2-3 to create and ship. There are times that I must order materials to complete a piece, which may add several days to the shipping date. I work diligently to expedite all orders as quickly as possible. You are welcome to email me at any time and I will update you on the estimated shipping date of your order.

I require a 50% deposit for any custom work and the balance upon completion before shipping. Custom orders are final sale.