Hand Painted Pendants & Jewelry Made in N. California

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About JewelryArtByDawn

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Creating jewelry is truly an amazing art form

I believe that jewelry is much more than pretty things with which to adorn our bodies. Jewelry can have deep sentimental value, trigger precious memories of special times and events and remind us of those we love. Creating it is an endeavor that involves using a wide variety of materials and many different kinds of techniques to design wonderfully creative and complicated works of art. Hence the name of my shop, Jewelry Art by Dawn.

My own journey with this art form began several years ago when a friend sent me some charms from France and I decided I wanted to create a bracelet using the charms. I had no idea where to begin but the local bead store seemed like a logical place. The kind woman who worked there helped me select some beads and showed me how to add crimp beads to the ends of my wire to keep the beads in place. I was hooked.

From there I spent many hours reading and scouring the internet for information, tips and tutorials. After that came practice, practice and more practice learning new skills and techniques. I started out stringing beads and once I felt comfortable with that, moved on to working with wire as I greatly admire the many talented artists who create amazing works of jewelry made of wire.

Along the way, I realized that this would be a perfect way to pursue my other love - painting. I began by hand painting wood beads one bead at a time. It was time consuming work, but the results dazzled me. From there I started creating miniature paintings and turning them into pendants that could be used in my jewelry designs. Most of my little paintings aren't much larger than an American quarter. I absolutely love making these little works of art and each is a one of a kind that won't be duplicated.

I also like to incorporate non-traditional items into my jewelry designs such as antique buttons, vintage components I find in little out of the way shops, unusually shaped stones, beautiful shells and recently had a custom order that used a horse tooth. No horses were harmed; the customer's horse had to have a tooth pulled and she wanted to use the tooth in a jewelry design. That was a fun project!

Thank you for stopping by; I hope you enjoy your visit to my shop!

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  • Dawn


    I am a retired school secretary living in the remote mountains of N. California. Retirement has meant having time to pursue my passions of creating jewelry, cooking and traveling. As you can see by my photo, I also have a passion for shoes!

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
Jewelry Art By Dawn features hand painted miniature paintings on small pieces of bone, wood and stone. These little works of art are paired with painted wood beads and semi-precious stones and made into one of a kind hand painted necklaces.

Jewelry made from hand painted wood beads and copper wire jewelry are also available in my studio.

Why copper? Because copper has beautiful, warm, earthy tones, especially after oxidation, that look fabulous with any color.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to Jewelry Art by Dawn and that you return again soon as new pieces are always being added to my studio

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase


Payment options: I accept major credit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout and I also offer Paypal. California residents will be charged 7.50% sales tax. Payment must be made within three days of purchase.


Shipping: Your items will be packaged in a cotton lined jewelry box that will be cushioned in a padded mailer to ensure a safe trip to it's destination and shipped within three days of receiving payment. To reduce carbon footprints, I ship my items in clean, gently used packaging materials when possible.

Domestic packages will be shipped USPS first class mail with tracking and delivery confirmation. International packages will be shipped USPS First Class International.

International customers are responsible for all fees, taxes and duties charged by the customs office of their country. The customs office determines what, if any, duties will be levied on imported goods and buyers will be informed of and must remit those fees to their local postal service when they take possession of their package.

International packages typically take 2 - 3 weeks to arrive at their destinations but can take up to 6 - 12 weeks depending on whether or not they are selected for inspection by the customs office.

Additional policies and FAQs

All of my products are made in my smoke free and pet free studio.

My products are not intended for children under the age of 15.