Handmade Copper Jewelry

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Unique, copper jewelry that connects you with nature, power, strength and beauty.


Last updated on Feb 18, 2021

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About GaleForceDesign

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On Etsy since 2012

Unique Jewelry that Connects People with Nature, Power, Strength and Beauty

“Let your inner child out to play once in awhile, to create, explore and to laugh. They need it and so do you!” ~ Gale Dashner Schadewald

As a child I grew up playing in the woods and in the water of our lake. I naturally studied plants, flowers, trees and animals. I paid attention to where the plants grew and what kind of sunlight and moisture they needed to grow best in. I loved finding turtles, frogs, minnows and lightning bugs and wanted to keep them as pets most of the time. These bits of nature, my childhood friends, have turned into my greatest subjects for my jewelry making today.

Growing up I was a rough and tumble tom boy and was never much of a jewelry junkie, even into my adulthood. Sure, I had a few, favorite pieces that I wore but jewelry was never an obsession… until I learned to make jewelry. My world and life forever changed when I discovered, through metalsmithing, how I could combine my love of building with my hands, with my love of creating through art. Also, I learned that there were torches involved. At that moment, WALLAH, GaleForce Design Jewelry was born and I haven’t looked back since!

Nature, Power, Strength & Beauty

I am best known for my acid-etched copper jewelry. With an emphasis on intricate details and nature inspired themes, my work has been described as wearable art.

Jewelry design is not limited to just personal style, it can bring out the beauty of emotion. I love it when my pieces connect with people on a deeper, more personal level. Jewelry should feel good on. Not only in physical comfort, but emotional comfort as well. Can jewelry provide emotional comfort? YES IT CAN! Time and time again people express that my jewelry makes them feel confident, unique, beautiful and special when wearing it. This is achieved through bold designs, high quality materials and colors that represent elements of nature which resonate with who you are: powerful, strong and beautiful. The extraordinary thing of nature is that it needs no altering to be beautiful, it just is. My jewelry is a reminder of your natural self, your powerful, strong and beautiful self.

GaleForce Design Jewelry is not just for women though. Many of my designs are gender neutral and I can make custom designs for anyone. For men, my handmade jewelry connects you with nature and to your own power, strength and bravery!

Career History

I have been making jewelry since 2014. In the fall of 2018 I quit my day job as a graphic design manager and went full time into metalsmithing and freelance graphic design work.

Prior to graphic design and metalsmithing, I was a Wildland Firefighter for six seasons. Two seasons were spent on an Engine Crew in Detroit Lakes, MN working for the Department of Natural Resources and for four seasons I was stationed in Monument, CO on a Helitack Crew with the United States Forest Service. There I became a Helirappeller and rappelled out of helicopters as a quick mode of transportation to wildfires. By the time I left the Helitack crew I was certified as a NWCG Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5).

Shop members

  • Gale

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Interested in spreading a sense of joy, love, hope and serenity, my unique jewelry connects people to nature, power, strength and beauty.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 5, 2020
Welcome to GaleForce Design Jewelry where I make unique designs for every style and fashion. If you have a custom idea you would like to see be made, send me a message and I'd be happy to work with you!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts 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
Your complete satisfaction is important to me. If you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact me within 5 days of receiving your item(s). I will refund or exchange any unused merchandise that is returned, within 20 days of payment. All returns must be returned in original condition. Sorry, custom orders will not be returnable.

Please note that shipping and handling costs will not be refunded if a return is made. Return shipping is the purchaser's responsibility as well. You can ship the item(s) back via your preferred method and I recommend insuring the package for your protection. GaleForce Design cannot be responsible for returns that are lost or misdirected in return shipping.
GaleForce Design accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover and payment through PayPal.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:
You can 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.

Packages will ship only when payments have cleared.

Please feel free to contact me if they are having any problems with payment.
Most orders will ship within 1-3 business days from the date of payment. Made to Order products will usually ship within 5-10 business days from the date of payment. For custom orders, we will discuss production time during the custom designing phase.

All United States packages will be sent via USPS First Class Mail and come with tracking information.

International Delivery Confirmation: Will be included on shipments only to Australia, Belgium, Brazil*, Canada, Croatia, Denmark*, Estonia, France*, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar*, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Italy*, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg*, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal*, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland. (Note: An asterisk indicates that Delivery Confirmation service was temporarily suspended on June 12, 2014.)

If the shipping address is different from the address provided through Etsy or PayPal, please contact me prior to payment. If the Etsy and PayPal addresses are different, and no special instruction has been provided, GaleForce Design will send the order to the address provided through Etsy.