SunStones

SunStones Jewelry. Your Natural Beauty. A Killer Combo.

Arizona, United States · 5019 Sales

SunStones

SunStones Jewelry. Your Natural Beauty. A Killer Combo.

Arizona, United States 5019 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2271)

Announcement   Current specials: Free domestic shipping on all orders over $35, use code FREESHIP.
If you are the owner of a retail or boutique shop and are interested in carrying my creations, please contact me for wholesale information.

SunStones is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SunStones-of-the-Southwest.

Whether you prefer the look of rustic and earthy or elegant and classic, you will find a selection of both in my shop. My jewelry collection is genuinely unique. Each creation is individually designed and handcrafted here in my studio in the beautiful desert of Arizona.
Because each creation is one-of-a-kind, no two pieces will ever be exactly alike, and every item is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

I am offering hand forged findings in copper, sterling silver and other metals. These are all made by me using many metal smithing techniques, for use in your own jewelry designs.

In addition, I have handmade catnip cat toys for sale. When these are purchased, the entire amount is donated to rescue organizations. Please read feedback from happy cats and owners who have enjoyed these!

Thank you for visiting!

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 11, 2016

Current specials: Free domestic shipping on all orders over $35, use code FREESHIP.
If you are the owner of a retail or boutique shop and are interested in carrying my creations, please contact me for wholesale information.

SunStones is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SunStones-of-the-Southwest.

Whether you prefer the look of rustic and earthy or elegant and classic, you will find a selection of both in my shop. My jewelry collection is genuinely unique. Each creation is individually designed and handcrafted here in my studio in the beautiful desert of Arizona.
Because each creation is one-of-a-kind, no two pieces will ever be exactly alike, and every item is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

I am offering hand forged findings in copper, sterling silver and other metals. These are all made by me using many metal smithing techniques, for use in your own jewelry designs.

In addition, I have handmade catnip cat toys for sale. When these are purchased, the entire amount is donated to rescue organizations. Please read feedback from happy cats and owners who have enjoyed these!

Thank you for visiting!

Maria Scott

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Maria Scott

Hammered Rustic Copper Earrings E870
US$17.00
Luxury Catnip Cat Toys - All Proceeds Donated
US$4.00
Catnip Cat Toys - All Proceeds Donated
US$13.50
Rustic Copper Earrings E925
US$18.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2271)
Sabrina Wojcik

Sabrina Wojcik on Sep 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Adopted a 11 year old kitty and it's difficult to find toys she will enjoy. To my surprise, she started playing with them like a little kitten as soon as she got them! So happy with my purchase and so happy to help other kitties in need. Will order more in the future!

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Updates

Just got a supply of baby alpaca yarn in a multitude of colors, just in time to start making cat toys for the Christmas season. Don't forget, all proceeds from the sale of these toys gets donated.

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Luxury Catnip Cat Toys - All Proceeds Donated
US$4.00
After sawing, filing edges and hammering texture. This piece then goes in the tumbler for final polishing and it will be ready to hang on a chain.

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Reserve for Marji - Copper Dachshund Keychain
Sold
Sawing tools and equipment. Getting ready to saw the pendant!

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Reserve for Marji - Copper Dachshund Keychain
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About

The Story Behind SunStones

I am of Sicilian descent - my family came through Ellis Island.... a fact that I am very proud of.
I have been artistic and creative my entire life, but finally in my early thirties, I attended a two year dedicated program in Sign Painting (Butera School of Art in Boston, MA), graduating first in my class. I had a very successful sign and vehicle lettering business for a number of years. After moving to Arizona in 2002, I was unable to continue working due to chronic daily migraine. Starting an entirely new career in jewelry design and fabrication was the BEST thing I ever did; beginning with beading, which was fun but not completely rewarding. There was a school not far from my home that offered classes in metalsmithing, which opened a whole new door for me. After a year of classes and studio time, I decided this was a true calling. I purchased all the tools and equipment necessary for metalsmithing.

One of my passions in life is animal advocacy. I have nine companion cats, all rescued, of course, with focus on special needs animals. I also have three companion parrots, my precious Congo African Grey, Peke; a scarlet macaw named Rainbow, and a wild caught peach faced lovebird named Rooster. My animal soulmate was a sun conure that I rescued from a terrible situation - I gave her a wonderful life in my home for five years prior to losing her in May of 2011. She returned my love a thousandfold, filling my life with such joy that it still brings tears to my eyes.

I am affiliated with All About Animals rescue (www.allaboutanimalsaz.com) in Arizona, and have been since their inception. All About Animals is dedicated to saving companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy by providing rescue, foster and adoption. All About Animals believes that it is their moral responsibility to protect and improve the lives of abused, abandoned, and homeless cats and dogs. Their aim is to bring together individuals who are passionate about creating a better future for companion animals; and committed to provide these volunteers with high quality training in order to work together in the most efficient way to ensure the well being of the animals.

Shadow Cats Sanctuary is the second facility that benefits from the sales of my catnip toys. They are located in Texas (www.shadowcats.net), with a mission for caring for a resident population of ill, immune compromised, injured and senior cats. I have donated to this organization for a number of years, including sponsorship of two cats.

The third of the organizations that I am affiliated with is Wild at Heart , an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of Arizona's native wildlife through rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey, relocation of displaced raptors, public education and habitat enhancement programs. (www.wildatheartowls.org) I volunteered on a regular basis for several years, prior to my disability getting the best of me. Working with those birds brought so much fulfillment to my life. I started doing that work to give back, to help these wonderful creatures, and yet it was me that was given the gift. I have been offered the opportunity to look into the eyes of pure wilderness, allowed into the private space that humans should not normally enter, and seen firsthand the beauty, strength and magnificence of what birds of prey
truly are.

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  • Maria Scott

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    As I sit at my bench, it seems my hands, by their own volition, construct, assemble, and create. Watching a piece of metal unfold is a joy! Every metal fragment has a hidden form that will ultimately become the perfect component of a finished piece.

  • Peke

    Shop Advisor

    17 year old African grey parrot that talks to me while I work.

  • Lucy

    Shop Cat

    6 year old mackerel tiger who has shop privileges (plays with beads from my bench, flops on my keyboard at will, manages to know when I pick up the camera to photograph items for listing because she wants to be in the photo)

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2015
Welcome to SunStones of the Southwest! Please feel free to convo me with any questions or comments - I'm always happy to hear from my customers!

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BY MAKING A PURCHASE YOU THEN AGREE TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Your purchase is shipped first class US postal service with tracking information. Once a package is delivered to USPS, it is no longer in my control. Purchasing insurance is not required, however, I would suggest consideration of insurance on your items. If you choose not to purchase insurance, I cannot be held responsible for lost or undelivered packages.

I confirm and ship orders within 48 hours, unless I am away (if this is the case, I will note it to you in the confirmation email).
Orders within the US usually take 3-5 business days to arrive, and international orders generally take 2-3 weeks (these times are not exact, and will depend on the mail service and customs practices of the specific country).
Unfortunately, USPS First Class International does not offer insurance. If you want your package insured I will ship Priority International and will have to check the current rates. If you prefer this please let me know prior to checkout.

*NOTE - If your address is different from the address Etsy and Paypal have, please let me know where you want it shipped in a timely manner.
Refunds and Exchanges
Bracelets and necklaces may be returned for refund or exchange within 3 days of receiving your order. For sanitary reasons, earrings may not be returned. If you are returning an order, please let me know so that I can expect the package and process your refund or exchange in a timely fashion.

Returns must be received in new, undamaged condition. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs unless the return is due to my shipping error or a defective product. For your protection, returns must be sent back to me with delivery confirmation. I cannot be responsible for returns that are lost in transit back to me.