jewelry and art inspired by wilderness

Bend, Oregon

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2018

Δ unique, affordable, handmade jewelry
Δ fine art ink paintings, wood block prints and cards


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jewelry & art inspired by wilderness

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."
-John Muir


In life and in our art, nature is our biggest inspiration. Together with our two little boys, we spend much of our free time seeking out wild places to explore and learn from.

We just moved from the rural mountains of Colorado to the wonderful town of Bend, Oregon.

In our work and in life in general, we strive to keep things simple, beautiful, and a little bit wild...

My day job includes the duties of cleaning lady, cook, teacher, wife, chauffeur, launderer (as in clothes, not money), and referee to my two sweet, wild little boys.
I have always loved being able to stay at home with my kids, but at some point I realized I had lost myself in all the day-to-day madness. I began feeling like everything I did was for my family or my home, and nothing I did was just for me.
In came my jewelry hobby. It became my refuge from the craziness that is life with two small children. It became my sanity, my balance.
I put a lot of time, thought, and creativity into each piece of jewelry that I make, and I hope it shows! I've always had an urge to create. I've dabbled in a variety of creative pursuits over the years, including clay, painting, photography, writing, and cooking. Somehow my jewelry making just seems like a natural extension of all that.
You'll see a bit of the earthy, laid back, simple feel of the mountains in a lot of my jewelry. I like to design things that I (or you!) could wear any day (or every day)!
The part of me that also likes an occasional (oh, who am I kidding?-- exceedingly rare!) night out in the city also likes to design an occasional flashy or more modern piece of jewelry. So, you'll see some of that in my shop, too.

During the day I'm a Forest Service wildlife biologist. On occasional evenings or weekends, when I find time for painting, carving, or printing, I'm an artist. But really, I'm kind of always both...
As an ecologist, I view landscapes as processes, driven by natural forces. As an artist, they are shapes, forms and textures. As a person, I view landscapes as experiences. All of these perspectives are incorporated into my works, which explore my relationship with landscape. My artwork relies on nature as a true collaborator.

F I N D * U S * E L S E W H E R E

Shop members

  • Angela & Brock


  • Angela


    designs and crafts the jewelry pieces and does the behind-the-scenes Etsy work.

  • Brock


    designs and crafts the cards, wood block carvings and prints, and original paintings.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thanks for checking out our shop! Please contact us if you have any questions or want something specific that you don't see listed-- we'd love to work with you!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If there's any reason you don't love your items, please contact us immediately. We'd be happy to try to work out an exchange for another item or a return. You'll be responsible for return shipping. Custom orders and worn earrings cannot be returned, but if you have a problem with one of these things, please contact me and we'll work out something that seems fair to both of us.
We accept credit cards and Etsy gift certificates through Etsy's direct checkout, as well as PayPal. Please note that if you make your purchase via PayPal eCheck your order will not ship until the check has cleared (this can take a few business days).
Our non-custom orders generally ship within the next three business days via First Class USPS mail, with delivery confirmation (within the US). While we can't make any guarantees on when you'll receive your package, we can say that they usually take two to four days to reach most destinations in the US. Please allow up to an extra two weeks for personalized orders or framed artwork to ship-- but most will get out sooner.

International orders will ship via First Class USPS mail. Tracking is limited on these items.

Please contact us before ordering if you would prefer your item to ship by a different method, and we'll adjust your charges. If you would like additional shipping features (insurance) or faster shipping (expedited or overnight), please contact us first!

If your Paypal and Etsy shipping addresses are not identical we will automatically ship to the Etsy address unless otherwise notified at time of purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
P L E A S E * N O T E
All of our items are individually handmade with care. Because of this, each item is unique and the item you receive may vary slightly from the item pictured.

All jewelry items will be packaged in up-cycled topo map wrapping with a simple string bow. Artwork is not gift packaged. We'd be happy to include a note on gift orders-- just specify this in the order comments.

J E W E L R Y * C A R E
Most of the jewelry items in our shop can simply be gently polished with a clean jewelry cloth. Take care not to clean or polish antiqued items too much, as it may remove their distinctive finish.
We highly recommend that you regularly inspect jump rings and other connections to prevent the loss of your jewelry or components such as charms or pendants. While we take special care to secure all connections tightly while crafting the item, jump rings may come loose during shipment or wear. To help prevent this, take care not to wear your jewelry with clothing or in situations where your jewelry could get caught or tugged. If a jump ring does come open, use small pliers or tweezers to twist open (but do not pull to separate) the rings, then work them back and forth until they're secure again. Please contact us if you have any problems-- we'd be happy to work out a repair or replacement at a reasonable fee.