Twists & Gems

Devers, Texas · 122 Sales


Twists & Gems

Devers, Texas 122 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
Melinda Ager

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Melinda Ager

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5 out of 5 stars

lynnluvzart on Jul 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The pendant and ring are so incredibly well done!! They really show off the natural beauty of the Labradorite stones. I am very happy that you were able to do a Custom Order for me. You made my birthday Melinda!! Thank you for the gorgeous and stunning wearable art. I also wanted to say that I recommend you for anyone wanting a custom design.


lynnluvzart on Jun 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love the custom order re-design of the ring. I don't have the type of phone to post a photo or I would!! It was done with sterling silver and shows off the beauty of the stone. Melinda is a talented silversmith and jewelry designer. She is kind and patient and will work with you to make your piece!!

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Twists & Gems is a sole proprietorship -- a silver studio located in Devers, Texas

Making unique jewelry is something I have done for many years, but the creation of Twists & Gems -- my silver studio across the yard from my log home -- occurred in 2004.
I have always worked independently and have sold my work on consignment in museum gift shops, local shops and at crafts fairs as the opportunities presented themselves to me. But to be able to associate with Etsy and the many creative individuals who have Etsy shops is a real pleasure for me.
A few students have sought me out from time to time -- either individually or in small classes, but the work that represents Twists & Gems is all produced by me. I use traditional silver smith techniques including fabrication and forging for foundations of many of these pieces. In addition, I often create pieces using wire wrapping techniques. Most recently, I have discovered precious metal clay, and have found that it can be used alone or in combination with traditional or wire wrapped techniques. I have begun learning a few chain maille weaves for bracelets, key chains, and the like chains..
Colored gemstones have always held a special fascination for me, and I use the ones that I have long ago collected as well as ones that I still purchase from time to time. The cubic zirconia being produced these days in all sorts of beautiful colors are a great deal of fun to work with as they are affordable even in hugh sizes for great statement pieces -- and they can be fired in place on Precious Metal Clay pieces.
As you view the work that represents Twists & Gems, you will begin to recognize the many combined techniques. I hope that you will enjoy seeing them and appreciate the value of owning a piece or two as well. Come back often to see what is new, and share the shop with your friends and family who might also enjoy unique twists on gems.

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2016
Welcome to Twists & Gems. It is my pleasure to have you as a guest in my shop.
Customer Service is as much a speciality in this shop as is the high quality of our hand crafted jewelry. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or comments about an item. If you want a similar item in a different size or color, please let me know, and I will discuss the custom creation of an item just for you. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

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
I accept credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and Etsy gift certificates.

Custom orders are welcomed and delivery will be within 2 weeks of the completed order. Please note, that though the design work will be begun with the custom request, no actual work on the materials will be started until the order is paid in full.
All items will be shipped first class or Priority USPS trackable mail as soon as is possible. There will be no waiting time except on those Items that must be resized or altered in some other way and of course custom orders.

I ship to the USA and internationally. Shipping costs within the USA are posted on the order. For International orders, please contact me to request shipping costs to your country before completing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your purchased item has been damaged in shipment, please photograph the package showing the damage,and contact me for details on returning the item for replacement. A replacement piece or a refund will be sent as soon as the photo and the damaged item is received by me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom work is something I specialize in locally, and I will be happy to do the same for anyone through my Etsy Shop. Contact me and indicate what you are interested in having made and I will reply promptly. Custom orders must be paid in full before the work is begun.
Satisfaction is guaranteed.