Handmade silver and gold jewelry made for you with love

California, United States · 157 Sales


Handmade silver and gold jewelry made for you with love

California, United States 157 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Last updated on Jul 28, 2016

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

gsluez548 on May 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Is there a beautifully made bracelet but I have a difficult time adjusting it to my size I would still purchase from this place butt it would have to be a specific size

dalene miller

dalene miller on May 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Oh, Nance, your fabulous hammered hoops just arrived and they are SPECTACULAR! I LOVE them! The modifications you made are even better than I was imagining them. The earthy, artisan feel of them is just what I need---immediately recognizable as made by a jewelry artiste, NOT spit out from a machine. Yippee! You should highlight that little sterling ball at the end of the wire where it attaches to the earring---it's an eye-catching detail that adds to your earrings' unique charm. And your husband's soap is to die for! What a delightful fragrance! Until I use up the frangranced soap I have, I may just leave it here in my office for the pleasure of smelling it every day. Thank you so much for taking such good care of me! Gratefully, Dalene

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I just finished this open cuff forging it from heavy gauge Sterling silver. It is so graceful. I made it larger than my wrist so don't judge it by my arm!!! It has a blend of hammer marks on the underside and smooth high polish on the top.
A rare Crow Springs turquoise. I set this with a California Poppy. Real Hand Made.
Nothing shines like pure silver! This handmade ring is 999 pure silver called fine silver. Hammered and polished.
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Artist and metal smith working with fire and precious metals.

I am an artist first - a designer and explorer of beauty and nature. Taking the torch in hand I anneal and forge my way blending natural stones and precious metals into wearable art.

Tahoe Jewelry and Art is a cedar and pine, passive solar studio conceived in my mind when I was at college. I built it in a sunny spot overlooking the Sierra Mountains in the area we commonly call "Tahoe" - Lake Tahoe, but not on it's banks. I am in Truckee, near the Truckee River which flows from "Big Blue." I built, put in roots, landscaped, painted, skied, hiked, explored this area and worked very hard.

I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC with a major in Textile Design. After moving west I worked in Graphic Design, and as an Artist-in-Residence teaching fine art in the Reno area to children and at the Nevada Museum of Art to adults. Now my work is centered in my studio making jewelry. The work is always evolving with each new inspiration.

I have a second shop for my paintings - RiverLilyArt/etsy. One piece has been purchased by Etsy and hangs in the corporate office in San Francisco. It is a mixed media weaving. Also see new things first at Instagram @artnanceart or #tahoejewelryandart.

Shop members
  • Tigerlily

    The Boss

  • Nance

    Owner, Designer, Metalsmith

    Artist-Designer, Painter and Metalsmith inspired by the natural world and all it's beauty.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 28, 2016
Welcome to Tahoe Jewelry and Art. I am the metalsmith and fabricate and design the jewelry myself. I want to bring you the very best I can create with ageless, good design to enhance your style. I love everything in nature and it influences everything I create.

Accepted payment methods

I take Credit Cards through ETSY's method of Direct Checkout or PayPal. California residents will be charged sales tax.

CUSTOM ORDERS - Once you have approved your design and work is begun there is a charge for each revision or change to the agreed upon design. This charge will be materials plus labor. Please be sure of your size, measurements and stone choices/color before I begin work. A 100% non-refundable deposit is required before I begin work and all charges including revisions will be added to the final balance due. Full amount is due before I ship. Unless there is a flaw in workmanship, which I will correct at no charge, custom items cannot be returned. There is a 30% restocking fee for gold items cancelled before the work is started as I order gold as the orders are placed.
All orders will be shipped with tracking.

I will ship all orders to the PayPal or Direct Checkout address given to me unless buyer notifies me of a different shipping address as for gifts within the USA.
All designs, images and content ©2011 - 2016 Nance Leikhim All Rights Reserved

As a seller on Etsy, I care about privacy, yours and mine. I will never store nor intentionally redistribute your email address, mailing address, or any other information our transaction provides. I will not contact buyers myself or through this store outside of communications necessary for transactions. Communications sent to you via the corporate entity of this site are not produced by or facilitated through my individual store outside of those required for transactions.
Refunds and Exchanges
The item must be returned in unused condition and it is the responsibility of the buyer to pay return shipping in the original packaging and to insure the item for it's full value. Items may be returned, no questions asked, for one week and 2 weeks in the EU. There is a 30% restocking fee for gold items cancelled before the work is started as I order gold as the orders are placed. Original shipping charges are not refunded in the USA or overseas.

Custom, personalized and sized just for you orders are non-refundable and are paid in full in advance. Earrings by law cannot be returned for health reasons. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I can definitely discuss an alteration of your piece. Just ask me. I want you to be very happy with your piece. Thank you for understanding! I am always ready to answer all your questions by Etsy convo.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your satisfaction is important to me. I love what I make and create it for you with joy. Thank you so much for buying American made in the USA. Our craftsmen and artists here work very hard to compete in a world market.

More information

Last updated on May 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can I return items?

Many items can be returned no questions asked though I would like the opportunity to make you happy with your purchase. Jewelry made to your specifications are custom and cannot be returned. I correct any errors I may have made but you are responsible to give me the correct size to begin with. I always aim to make you happy with your purchase. By law, earrings cannot be returned. Earrings are sealed in clear plastic and if they are opened are considered worn. There is a 30% restocking fee for gold items cancelled before the work is started as I order gold as the orders are placed.