VanessaStoryDesigns

Unique Clay Jewelry, Custom Barrettes, & Jewelry Boxes

Washington, United States · 348 Sales

VanessaStoryDesigns

Unique Clay Jewelry, Custom Barrettes, & Jewelry Boxes

Washington, United States 348 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(113)

Announcement   HUZZAH! For Summer Solstice I created coupon code SUMSOL10 to last until the end of July for ten percent off all orders over $10. In the hot summer months enjoy my one of a kind jewelry, hair accessories and ornaments made from impressions of leaves and nature in a lightweight terracotta clay. Through a process I call Neo-Guilding, I antique the pieces in metallic and bright colors and seal them with an acrylic finish. There is nothing else quite like it on Etsy. A very unique process I hope you enjoy because I enjoy making it for you! I have also included my jewelry boxes that are great gift boxes and jewelry holders for all your accessories.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 17, 2016

HUZZAH! For Summer Solstice I created coupon code SUMSOL10 to last until the end of July for ten percent off all orders over $10. In the hot summer months enjoy my one of a kind jewelry, hair accessories and ornaments made from impressions of leaves and nature in a lightweight terracotta clay. Through a process I call Neo-Guilding, I antique the pieces in metallic and bright colors and seal them with an acrylic finish. There is nothing else quite like it on Etsy. A very unique process I hope you enjoy because I enjoy making it for you! I have also included my jewelry boxes that are great gift boxes and jewelry holders for all your accessories.

Vanessa Story

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Vanessa Story

Earrings, grape leaf impression in clay patina
US$11.99
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(113)
goodofgrace

goodofgrace on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these barrettes! They are lightweight and comfortable, in addition to being beautiful.

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About

The natural world around me inspires me daily to create beautiful things.

Creating beauty is my life's work. I love nature and the natural form and have always strove to re-create it with 2 and 3 dimensional materials. This is how I communicate with the world and provide the public a means to connect with the natural world as well.

Growing up I worked with my mother silversmithing. Her work was very naturalistic. In my twenties, I began painting landscapes and photo realistic depictions of animals. But as an adult I did not have the capital to buy the equipment necessary for the metal work process.

So, I began by making bead jewelry which soon morphed into making jewelry boxes and hair accessories from this great clay I discovered at Michael's (yes, Michael's). This clay could easily be worked in a small space (my studio area is very small these days). And, I found a way to imitate the metal I loved through a process I invented of antiquing the clay. This gives it the illusion of being metal without all the cutting, filling, and shining required to get metal to conform to your ideas.

Professionally, I started out by doing numerous craft shows and soon discovered Etsy as a means to promote and sell my work. In addition, I have succesfully sold my jewelry and hair accessories through a number of stores in the Bellingham area. I still do a few shows a year which is always great way to meet new people, crafters and get great ideas. I hope one day that my designs will spread throughout the world sharing a connection with nature that everyone needs to make their world a little brighter and more beautiful.

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  • Vanessa Story your Jewelry and Accessory Designer

    Owner, Designer, Creator And Implementor Of All Ideas

    I make it my life's work to make unique items into pleasing shapes, colors and from materials that are beautiful, durable, and nature inspired. My job is to make sure all are satisfied and happy with their purchases. Enjoy my work!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop. Please feel free to start up a conversation. After many years of crafting and 30 years as an artist it is always good to hear feedback, keeps me on my toes. It is important to note, my one of a kind items are a little different and unique. Being inspired by nature they are difficult to copy . I can do similar copies but not the same exact thing. So, if you like something snatch it up. If it is not quite right, I can work something to your specifications. I can always guarantee it will be unique.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept pay pal, money order and cashiers check, all of which should show payment before I ship.
Shipping
For most items, the first item is $3.00, with additional, similar sized items costing an additional .50 each.

Jewelry boxes cost $5.00 with each additional item costing an additional charge of .50 each.

Paintings will be calculated individually.

Items are shipped USPS First Class Mail. Delivery confirmation is included with all domestic packages. Delivery confirmation not available for international packages.

Most packages are shipped within 3 business days of purchase, unless special ordered, and should take 3-7 business days to arrive.

Special orders will take longer and will be estimated at time of order.

Priority mail can be arranged upon request. I try to use recycled packaging whenever possible.

I am not liable for items lost or damaged in the mail.

Please be specific about mailing address.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will always try to work with a customer regarding refunds or exchanges. My goal is to make sure your experience is a satisfying one.
Additional policies and FAQs
As the artist, I retain copyright on all of my work and the images on this website and any other website. Reselling my pieces in the condition you purchased them, altered, or otherwise is not permitted without my prior consent. Please feel free to contact me for wholesale terms and conditions.