StoneMetal Design

Joshua Tree, California 154 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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StoneMetal Design

Joshua Tree, California | 154 Sales

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Sonya Dickinson

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About StoneMetalDesign

Sales 154
On Etsy since 2012

If you can't find it, make it!

I started StoneMetal Design in 2011 because I just could not find a lot of jewelry that had an "outdoorsy" flair. Also, as a rock climber, I thought it would be neat to have a necklace made from retired climbing gear, but again, I could not locate one. So, I decided to design and make them myself, hence StoneMetal Design was born.

One thing I wanted to achieve with my rock climbing jewelry was that I wanted it to look like real jewelry - not just a piece of gear hanging on a string. I discovered Kumihimo braiding, which looks very much like a climbing rope, and can be created using satin cords that come in a variety of colors, allowing me to create beautiful color combinations.

I then took courses in wire wrapping so I could create attractive wire bails to attach the piece of gear to the necklace. The result is a stunning piece of jewelry that can be worn climbing or a night on the town.

I truly enjoy making bracelets and necklaces made from natural materials - leather, gemstones, metal - that have an outdoorsy flair. I am constantly taking courses to improve my technique and learn new skills. I can customize any of my jewelry, all you have to do is ask!

Shop members

  • Sonya Dickinson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    The outdoors is my passion and inspires all of my work. I have been a rock/ice climber for 15 years and a hiker/backpacker since I could walk. I will be hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2013.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 15, 2016
Welcome to my shop! The outdoors is my passion and I have been climbing for 15+ years and am an avid hiker and backpacker. I wanted to create jewelry that is inspired from the outdoors and especially from climbing, which has been a very big part of my life. I thought it would be neat to incorporate retired climbing gear into pretty pieces of jewelry - I created the wire swirl pattern on my stopper (other shops have now copied it!) and I continue to create new and unique stopper necklaces all the time.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I do my best to make you a quality piece of jewelry that is well represented in the photos. There is always the chance that the photos make not look exactly like the actual item - I have been told they look even better! My goal is for you to be 100 percent satisfied with your purchase and if you are not for any reason, I will return or exchanges with 5 days of receipt of your jewelry - please contact me via Etsy to make arrangements. All items returned in original condition will be refunded/exchanged minus original shipping. Buyer is responsible for return shipping packaged with the same care it was sent to you.
I accept PayPal payments or Money Orders and I do not ship your item(s) out until I receive payment.

If you do not have a PayPal account, no worries! You don't need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. Simply choose the PayPal Option during checkout and 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.

I do charge a 5% sales tax for Virginia Residents only.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would please not put an item in your cart until you are ready to purchase it. Items in carts are removed from my inventory and are not available to other buyers. Thank you so much!
I do my best to ship your item(s) within 24 hours of payment (on business days - allow extra days if over a weekend). If I am delayed for any reason, I will message you through Etsy.

All items are packaged and shipped in a cotton-lined box inside of a padded envelope.

I will mail item(s) to the address that is provided at checkout from Etsy. If the PayPal address is different, I will ship to the Etsy address unless you notify me otherwise.

Shipping is via first class US Postal Service (got to support our post office!) unless you select expedited shipping at checkout.

Insurance is not available through ETSY so if you want insurance, please send me a message immediately after purchase and I will get back to you before shipping.

Local pickup available at no charge! Select "Pickup" option at checkout and we will make arrangements.


International orders will take additional time for shipping because of customs and time to transport so please allow up to six weeks. International shipping is by International First Class REGISTERED (as required by many countries for jewelry).

If your country charges a Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported goods it is your responsibility to pay this. Orders shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country for the purchase price. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country.

Additional charges for customs clearance are your responsibility. I have no way of knowing what the VAT or customs charges are in your country.

If you are an international (outside of the United States) customer and are not familiar with your countries' VAT or customs charges, please research them and make yourself aware before purchasing.

I cannot ship your item marked as a "gift," so please do not ask me to do this as this is illegal for purchased goods.


If you are purchasing an item as a gift, I am very happy to mail the item directly to the lucky recipient. Please let me know in the "message to seller" box at checkout and I will contact you directly for details.

If you choose gift, I will ship it in a lovely box with a ribbon and gift card at no extra charge.
Additional policies and FAQs

Perhaps you have a special stopper or cam that you have taken on many adventures and it is time to retire it. I can turn that stopper or cam (please note that cams will be taken apart and the lobes will be used) into unique pieces necklaces for women and men. You can choose the colors for the Kumihimo braid and either sterling silver, silver plated, silver filled, or 14-kt gold for the clasps and bail. Custom orders take a bit more time as I may need to order materials for it plus, depending upon the materials required, may cost a bit more and require a 20 percent up-front deposit. Please contact me if you have questions or special requests and we can work together to design your custom necklace.

StoneMetal Design by MaeMonkey reserves the right to refuse a sale to anyone with a history of abusive feedback and/or malicious behaviour towards other Etsy members.

If you have any questions about any of my items or policies please do not hesitate to contact me through Etsy or email to sonya.dickinson [!at]