TrishDesignsJewelry

Wire Wrapped Semi-Precious Stone Creations

California, United States · 148 Sales

TrishDesignsJewelry

Wire Wrapped Semi-Precious Stone Creations

California, United States 148 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(57)

Announcement   Unique One-of-a-Kind Hand Crafted Earrings, Necklaces, Shawl Pins and More, hand crafted in the most exquisite Semi-Precious Stones

My love of jewelry making grew out of one of my knitting products - semi-precious stone stitch markers. Customers loved knitting with them, but also wanted to wear them as earrings. So, it was a logical step to begin making earrings, then necklaces to match. And of course, what knitter can do without shawl pins? Thus was my jewelry creating started. And now it's taken on a life of it's own - I just can't seem to stop creating. Of course, why would I want to?

I've transferred all my jewelry items over to this store, but you can still see my knitting in my first Etsy store, Trish Designs:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yarnyoda?ref=pr_shop_more

My items are all created by studying my stones and letting them "tell" me what they want to be! It's a very organic process - I never know what I'll end up with. A line within a stone may suggest a place to start with my wire wrapping, but then it always seems to take on a life of it's own. I often start by spreading stones and beads on my work table to see what goes with what and what might spark a new design. It's all so much fun!

Be assured that the very best of each stone is brought to light in my pieces. And many of them are one-of-a-kind. Even if I duplicate a piece it won't be identical to the one before it. Part of the joy of this endeavor is searching out those unique and unusual stones.

And learning all about this wonderful earth and it's incredible minerals has been a great side benefit, too. I never knew there were so many different minerals and crystals on this planet - amazing!

Announcement

Unique One-of-a-Kind Hand Crafted Earrings, Necklaces, Shawl Pins and More, hand crafted in the most exquisite Semi-Precious Stones

My love of jewelry making grew out of one of my knitting products - semi-precious stone stitch markers. Customers loved knitting with them, but also wanted to wear them as earrings. So, it was a logical step to begin making earrings, then necklaces to match. And of course, what knitter can do without shawl pins? Thus was my jewelry creating started. And now it's taken on a life of it's own - I just can't seem to stop creating. Of course, why would I want to?

I've transferred all my jewelry items over to this store, but you can still see my knitting in my first Etsy store, Trish Designs:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yarnyoda?ref=pr_shop_more

My items are all created by studying my stones and letting them "tell" me what they want to be! It's a very organic process - I never know what I'll end up with. A line within a stone may suggest a place to start with my wire wrapping, but then it always seems to take on a life of it's own. I often start by spreading stones and beads on my work table to see what goes with what and what might spark a new design. It's all so much fun!

Be assured that the very best of each stone is brought to light in my pieces. And many of them are one-of-a-kind. Even if I duplicate a piece it won't be identical to the one before it. Part of the joy of this endeavor is searching out those unique and unusual stones.

And learning all about this wonderful earth and it's incredible minerals has been a great side benefit, too. I never knew there were so many different minerals and crystals on this planet - amazing!

Trisha Tatsch

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5 out of 5 stars
(57)
catmom10

catmom10 on Jun 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the most beautiful bracelets ever. The beads are stunning. It is made with excellent craftsmanship. The dangles on each end are gorgeous. It fits perfectly and is so comfortable. I love it.

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About

Wire Wrapping Nature's Gems

My jewelry making sojourn began a few years ago when I first started adding beads to my knitted goods. That started me thinking about making a knitting tool using semi-precious stones. A bit of wire, some glass beads and a crystal or semi-precious stone bead became a stitch marker!

My local customers really liked my stitch markers, but so many of them wanted to wear them as earrings that I just had to start making earrings, too! And of course one needs a necklace or bracelet to wear with those earrings, so those were added, too.

I first posted my knitting stitch markers on my original Etsy store, but once I had enough pieces for another store, I split my creations into two stores - Yarnyoda for my knit and crochet goods (and stitch markers) and Trish Designs Jewelry for my jewelry. It's been kind of learn-as-I-go, but I'm having so much fun here.

I love natural stones and almost always choose those rather than faceted stones. Cabochons that have been cut using the natural curves of the stone are my favorite. I use lots of chips and nuggets, roughly cut bits of stones and crystals that have so much character.

As I begin designing a piece I'll lay a stone or crystal on my workbench and start putting other stones and beads next to it. Choosing which wire to use depends on what stones will be included. I am a colorist (my knitting background) and the colors have to be just right for me. Some of my pieces are simple because the stone speaks for itself. Others have a multitude of elements because it's the design and shape that's more important than the stone. And sometimes a piece just needs that last little bead or swirl to fill in a blank spot and really bring the creation to life.

That's one of the reasons most of my pieces are one-of-a-kind. Even the stones are never exactly alike. It's also fun when all my discards for a piece end up making up the beginnings of a new piece! Sometimes it's a revelation to not put things back where they belong.

Everything I create is done using my two hands and a few tools. I use no heat, glue or solder. I use my hands to swirl the wire into the shapes I want and pliers to turn the ends under and hide them inside pieces so that there are no rough edges.

My wire wrapping is organic - I don't try to get everything perfect, but strive for elegance and beauty. I don't really plan out my pieces - I let the stones tell me what they want to be. Sometimes what I've had in my head actually happens, but usually it's quite a surprise at the end.

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    Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, I've been knitting and crocheting since I was four years old. I began creating jewelry a few years ago when I wanted to make a knitting tool using semi-precious stones. Now I never want to stop!

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Last updated on March 16, 2015
Welcome to my Jewelry Shop. I do hope you like what you see! I love to work with beautiful stones and I'm always designing new items to bring you. I am a perfectionist and I believe it shows up well in my work.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Paypal, Checks and Money Orders. Payment should be made within 3 days of purchase. I never add taxes to your purchase price. For international orders any customs fees or duty taxes are your own responsibility.
Shipping
I ship via USPS First Class or Priority Mail. For most international orders this works fine. If unsure of the reliability of this, I recommend FedEx.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted within 5 days of receipt of the item for a full refund, minus the shipping charges.

My goal is that you will be very happy with your purchase. I do my best to describe items accurately and show clear photos of them. If for some reason you are dissatisfied with any item please contact me directly upon receipt of your order so that I will know to expect it back.

You must ship the item back in it's original packing, in it's original condition, unworn and unused, within 5 days of receipt, via USPS First Class Shipping with Tracking, or in the case of International orders, your country's best method. Shipping charges cannot be refunded.

If you prefer to exchange the item for any other item in my shop you will still receive it's full value in trade, but will be charged additional shipping charges.

If you have any questions about my items, please feel free to ask - the more information I can give you before you make your purchase, the smaller the chance of having to make returns, thereby saving us both frustration ♥
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If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, please contact me. I may have just what you want or can create it for you.