Handcrafted Minimalist Boutique Style Jewelry

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 68 Sales


Handcrafted Minimalist Boutique Style Jewelry

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 68 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

booogy26 on Sep 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wunderschöne Ohrringe, toll gemacht. Sehr freundlicher Kontakt und schneller Versand. Da bleiben keine Wünsche offen.

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Working with my hands has always been something I love.... Made sense to start a business doing just that.

Welcome! I am so happy you have come to browse in my shop. My jewelry is all hand wrought from conception of design to production: including creating the shapes for designs, soldering, polishing, hammering with different textures and connecting stones with wire wrapping. I use Sterling, 14K Gold Filled and semi-precious gemstones. All of my creations are designed by me (Laura), and made in my Philadelphia Studio by myself and a team of two crafty ladies (Jeni and Melissa)

Laura J Designs is a company selling modern, yet timeless Artisan jewelry for the fashion-conscious women who appreciate their uniqueness. I would describe my jewelry as a combination of Earthy and refined. It is slightly minimalistic in its design yet unique in every way. I love non traditional looks such as A-symmetrical chains and rustic/organic finishes. My preference is to use a matte wheel which gives the metal a satin/brushed finish opposed to bright and shiny. I see perfection in the imperfection of each piece and design with this in mind.

How I got here:
I started making jewelry when I met the art master Carla Morrison in Boulder, Colorado. I was completely fascinated by what Carla did and all I knew was that I wanted IN! The deal was: Carla teaches me the tricks of the trade and I commit to 2 years without any pay.

From the very first time I picked up a torch I was a natural at creating jewelry and knew I had found my calling. Up until that moment, I always knew I was artistic, but didn’t know how to focus my energy into making a living out of it. Meeting Carla changed the whole trajectory of my life and I am continually thankful for it. After apprenticing for 2 years and working in Jewelry repair shops, I honed my skills and created my company in 2002. I literally had no idea what I was doing thank God...because had I known what it takes to be successful I may have considered taking a "safer route". To make it in this business you need to eat, drink, breathe jewelry......but that is okay..because I LOVE what I do and there is always something new to learn which makes it great fun!

Today, my collections are sold in over 100 shops nationwide and have been in over 50 magazines, including"In Style","People Style Watch" and "Lucky" among many others.
I have participated in the most competitive Trade Shows featuring designers such as Chan Luu and Alexis Bittar. My line has a showroom in LA called Corina Collections, and is also covered by representatives in the Tri State Area. My pieces have been worn by celebrities and included in Sundance Catalog. I count my blessings everyday and am so thankful I get to do this for a living!
I would love to make you something beautiful and welcome custom orders.
I hope to hear from you!!!

Shop members

  • Laura Jackson


    Laura J Designs was founded in 2002 by Laura Jackson. I specialize in Boutique Style Handcrafted jewelry with a slightly upscale Bohemian twist. I love working with a torch, hammer and basically any tools I can get my hands on.

  • Melissa


  • Jeni


Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! I am so happy you have come to browse and I truly hope you love what you see! I work hard to design with simplicity yet create jewelry that makes a statement and has an organic beauty that you will cherish forever. I design each and every piece by hand using beautiful semi precious gemstones and precious metals including 14k Gold Fill and Sterling Silver raw materials. I create all of my components in studio with either sheet metal or wire and do not cast or use anything pre fabricated. Please take your time and look around....feel free to contact me for custom orders as i would welcome working with you to create a piece of jewelry you will love for years to come.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
We accept payment via:

- Paypal
- Personal or Business Checks
- US Postal Money Orders
- & all major Credit Cards!
• Every item is made just for you when you order so we have a standard processing time of 5-7 business days & placed in the care of USPS for delivery within 7-10 business days(shows as 1-2 weeks on invoice) of receiving payment.
*This is the time is takes to actually make your jewelry.

• Items are processed in the order they are purchased in unless a 1-Day Rush Processing upgrade is purchased in the order.

• We do make custom order variations of items already listed.
Just message us with your questions!

International packages will also be sent first class USPS (no tracking available) which could take up 4 weeks for delivery. Should you desire insurance, please let me know I can provide a quote for your prior to purchase. Shipping internationally may cause your parcel to attract duties and custom fees. They are the responsibility of the buyer.

**Your international package is not tracked or insured. If you wish to purchase insurance, please contact me prior to purchase.

The US Postal Service does not consider packages lost in transit until the following amount of time has passed:
Domestic (US): After 21 days from shipping date
International: After 45 days from shipping date
Italy: After 60 days from shipping date

Upgrades: Priority & Express
(upgrade costs are added to the price of standard shipping.)

• US Priority - $5.95
• Intl. Priority - $18.50
• US Express - $19.95
• Intl. Express - $44.95

Delivery time:
• 1-3 business days for US Priority
• 1-2 business for US Express
• 6-10 business days for Intl. Priority
• 3-5 business days for Intl. Express

~Rush order fee~

• $10 for first item $5 for each additional item within the same order.

• If you need your order by a certain date and a faster shipping method is not enough, we produce the order within 1 business day instead of our standard 3-5 business day processing time.

*Customers who did not pay for rush production can expect their orders to ship by the date on their invoice.*
In the event that a package is marked 'delivered' by the USPS, that will end my involvement. i am not responsible for locating items after they have been marked 'delivered'.

DOMESTIC US ONLY: if an item appears to be lost in the mail, i will file a claim 30 days after it shipped. many times an issue will resolve itself with time and only after 30 days am I able to try to locate a package. Please be patient with the process.

INTERNATIONAL: I will file a claim if an item has been missing and not marked 'delivered' after two months from date of shipping.

Please note: I do not have access to any additional tracking information that what is provided. Sometimes USPS does not have tracking internationally, once it leaves the US, there is no more tracking info available.
Refunds and Exchanges
• We do not accept returns for cash refunds for made-to-order items as each order is made specific to that customer's requests.
I want you to be completely happy with your purchase and experience in my shop! If for some reason you aren’t satisfied with your order, please contact me for resolution within 7 days. I am able to offer refunds (minus shipping charges) on standard items in my shop within 30 days of purchase as long as it is returned in its original condition and packaging. custom length would be defined as any length ordered other than the standard length listed in the description of the item. please convo me with returns/ exchange inquiries.

• We do offer free re-sizing in the event that your jewelry does not fit on arrival.

• We also offer the option for exchanges, adjustments, or whatever it takes to make it right.

We can re-size your jewelry if it does not fit. We offer this service for free,
you only have to pay for postage.

- Steps for re-sizing jewelry....
• Message us prior to sending jewelry back. We'll provide a message with the details.
• Pay for the return shipping.
• Mail the jewelry back to us with a note for the correct size.
Additional policies and FAQs
For wholesale, please contact us for our wholesale page. If you are interested in a custom piece we are opening to helping you design something to suit your style!

Orders less than 60 days old are under shop warranty and may be repaired or replaced depending on the damage. Items damaged 60 or more days after receipt of your order are subject to a repair fee of a minimum of $10 domestic - $17 international. Please do not send anything back without notifying us first. Please always include a note whether you prefer a repair, an exchange or a refund.

All of our items are handmade and pieces may vary slightly from the images. Gem colors may also vary slightly. Most of our jewelry pieces are available in:

14k Gold Filled
- 925 Sterling Silver
- Oxidized (Blackened) Sterling Silver

Is the jewelry shipped in a gift box?

All the jewelry is shipping in individual Laura J Designs Jewelry branded boxes and tied with a brown ribbon. We do not offer gift wrapping.

How do I apply a Coupon Code?

Once you've added an item to your cart, on the right, click Apply shop coupon code above Item total and hit enter. You will see it reflected in your total. If for some reason the coupon code did not work, please leave us a comment during checkout with the code and we will refund it back to you.

How to take care of Gold Fill Jewelry?

14K gold fill is a thick layer of gold over a base metal, and requires a little care and attention. Always remove your gold jewelry when applying scent, lotions and potions. Never wear your gold fill jewelry in the shower or when swimming. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your gold gold fill jewelry. Gently clean your gold fill jewelry with a soft polishing cloth or dial soap. Store gold fill and sterling silver jewelry in an airtight container or bag when not in use to prevent tarnishing.

All creations made ​​me personally of high quality materials including semi precious gemstones, 14K Gold Fill and Sterling Silver raw materials.
Each and item is unique, feminine and made with love!

Laura J Designs
laurajdesign123 [!at]
109 Walsh Rd, Lansdowne Pa 19050