Prairie Star Jewels

West Des Moines, Iowa · 460 Sales


Prairie Star Jewels

West Des Moines, Iowa 460 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Starting August 19th our whole shop will be 30% off!
We will be going a different direction eventually (not quite sure of the direction yet)


Last updated on Aug 17, 2017

Starting August 19th our whole shop will be 30% off!
We will be going a different direction eventually (not quite sure of the direction yet)

Deb Williams

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Deb Williams


I started Prairie Star Jewels thinking I could slowly build up my business and retire early.

I have always been crafty, doing everything from decopage, tole painting, frame making and many others. Making jewelry though, gives me peace. I don't always know what I am making when I start. It just develops. Sometimes when I get finished the piece gets torn apart and other times I just love it.

I had my job eliminated 4 years ago and worked part time after that which gave me the time I needed to grow the business plus add a supply shop ( Then, to our complete surprise my husband had his job eliminated. Back to full time work for me and we both took jobs paying about half what we used to make.

The businesses keep us afloat and my husband now has a big role. He keeps the books, orders certain items and goes to shows with me. I can see it would be a great retirement job.

Our dog Gracie also thinks she is a part of the business. If I tell her we need to go downstairs to the studio and get orders ready she is right there. Of course it means a car ride to the post office for her!
I love what I do and my goal is to quit my day job. I think in about 1 more year if I work really hard at it, it will come true!

Shop members

  • Deb Williams

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Do what you love, love what you do! That is my motto. I have always been a crafty person thanks to my parents. My dad was a master woodworker. Mom was a fabulous quilter amongst other things. She encouraged creativeness.

  • Gary Williams

    Owner, Designer

    Gary is in charge of everything to do with math, figuring out when to order supplies and helping me when I get a bunch of orders.

  • Gracie

    The Boss

    Gracie is our 7 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She watches me pack orders so I don't make mistakes and rides along to the post office with me to make sure I don't miss anything.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 3, 2016
Welcome to our Etsy Shop! We have been in some type of crafts our whole lives, woodworking, picture frames, painting, and now jewelry.

We have been making jewelry for craft sales and custom orders for three years. We get our inspiration from nature and people. We started out with stones and now are creating with mixed metals, pocketwatches, antique skeleton keys, and all steampunk. Who knows what will come next!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Credit card processing is done by PayPal, but you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service. Just choose the PayPal option when checking out and then choose to pay by credit card. Here's a handy tutorial -

Payment is expected at time of order. I will attempt to contact you if payment is not received promptly. If I have not received a response within 48 hours, the order will be canceled and the item re-listed.
Orders will be shipped within two days after payment is cleared.

All items will be shipped First Class mail (delivery confirmation included for US customers) in a bubble mailer for protection.

International. Any customs duties, taxes, fees, etc that are charged upon delivery are your responsibility and are not reflected in my shipping charges.

Please ensure your Etsy address matches your Paypal shipping address. I will always send the item to the Paypal address unless you tell me something different in 'Message to the Seller' when checking out.

PLEASE NOTE: I use delivery confirmation on all US packages. If it scans as delivered, I do not provide refunds. Once it leaves my hands at the Post Office with the delivery confirmation label on it, I am not responsible for the item or items.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your order arrives defective or damaged or does not meet your expectations, please let me know right away so we can arrange a return for replacement or credit.

I would like for every customer to be a happy customer! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase please contact me via Etsy convo system. Returns must be made within 5 days of postmark of your package. The item must be returned in it's original condition and unused. I will exchange/refund the merchandise once it is returned to me. The customer is responsible for return shipping. I also reserve the right to refuse a return/exchange for any reason. Funds can only be refunded via PayPal. Please contact me before leaving feedback so I can do my best to make sure you have a positive experience. Thank you!