WendyGrace

Elegant Jewelry for the Modern Bohemian by Wendy Grace

Arizona, United States · 174 Sales

WendyGrace

Elegant Jewelry for the Modern Bohemian by Wendy Grace

Arizona, United States 174 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(43)

Announcement   Contemporary jewelry made from sterling silver and gold metals with semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls, handmade in my Phoenix AZ studio. Free domestic shipping. Please like my facebook page to receive exclusive discounts, giveaways, sale announcements, etc. http://www.facebook.com/WendyGraceJewelry Happy shopping!

Wendy Grace Jewelry designs are registered with the US Copyright office.

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 5, 2015

Contemporary jewelry made from sterling silver and gold metals with semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls, handmade in my Phoenix AZ studio. Free domestic shipping. Please like my facebook page to receive exclusive discounts, giveaways, sale announcements, etc. http://www.facebook.com/WendyGraceJewelry Happy shopping!

Wendy Grace Jewelry designs are registered with the US Copyright office.

Wendy Grace

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Wendy Grace

Pyrite Nugget Gold Chain Earring
US$42.00
Mixed Metal Oxidized Chain Earrings
US$48.00
Crocheted Ring in Oxidized Silver Black Finish
US$44.00
Modern Gold Mesh Square Pendant
US$225.00
Citrine Chandelier Cast Silver Ring
US$74.00
Amethyst Chandelier Cast Silver Ring
US$74.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(43)
rknelson100

rknelson100 on Jun 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful! Great seller! Quick ship so it got here in time for wedding I wanted to wear it to!

Lorraine Hunter

Lorraine Hunter on Jan 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My friend loves the earrings! Thanks for going above and beyond to make sure they got there in time for her birthday!

dragnfire

dragnfire on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

One of the best rings iIve ever purchased. Stylish and super comfortable. It's like wearing a tattoo

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About

Jewelry making is part of my passion for creating beautiful things.

Ever since I can remember, I made things. I was passionate about being creative at a very young age. My mom was an artist, and my grandmother was a collector and made incredible jewelry from her extensive bead collection. One of my grandfathers was a painter and woodworker, and the other one, Rubin Kadish, was a well-known sculptor who came onto the art scene in the 30’s with friends Jackson Pollock and Phillip Guston. It is in my blood!

I began my studies at UCLA, focusing on Liberal Arts, while taking a few art classes to see what spoke to me. During that time I was intrigued by line and texture, and decided to start crocheting steel wire from my local hardware store to make sculptures out of. I also started making wire jewelry using the mesh and whenever I wore my crocheted jewelry, people always commented on how sculptural it was....

After 2 years at UCLA, I transferred to Parsons School of Design in NYC, still undecided whether to major in commercial or fine art. I found a job working for a fashion designer who ended up encouraging me to major in Fine Arts with a Sculpture emphasis because of the jewelry I was still making. She would aways tell me , "they are small scale sculptures and you need to explore that on a large scale!" I finally agreed. It was a little scary because I felt that studying Commercial Art was much more practical in terms of a money-making career, but I followed my heart and went with the 'non-practical' career choice.

In the Sculpture Dept I was drawn to the metal shop, where I discovered arc welding and I was hooked! Still interested in line, and the concept of 'three-dimensionally drawing in space', my chosen medium consisted of steel rods ranging from 1/2” down to 1/8”, which I welded together to form large scale linear frameworks. Over time, my steel sculptures transformed from large architectural pieces and installations, to hand-formed wire structures that people could interact with. The scale of my sculpture continued to get smaller, and eventually I was making small, intimate pieces out of very thin wire. It wasn’t much different from the wire jewelry I had made while living in LA!

After I received my degree, I worked various jobs to support myself, while exhibiting my sculpture in galleries and museums throughout the country. Eventually, I decided that I wanted to ‘work for myself’, so I temporarily set my sculpture aside to try designing jewelry as a career. I had come full circle! Jewelry making to sculpture then back to jewelry. I replaced the steel wire I used while in LA, with fine metals, and created my first collection in 1998. I introduced this collection at a NYC wholesale trade show that summer, and did very well! I was quickly able to quit my day job and make a living as a jewelry designer. My new career was off and running! After winning The Fashion Group International NYC 'Rising Star Award', I was offered representation by Fragments showroom. During my career, my designs have been sold in boutiques, department stores, and catalogs in the US and abroad. I became very involved in the fashion industry and was blessed with opportunities to accessorize a number of designer collections during the Seventh on Sixth fashion shows in Bryant Park. I was also fortunate to gain a loyal following of my work, including celebrities, and fashion editors.

In 2003 I moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to be near family. I met my husband here and had our sons Aiden and Noah in 2010. After the birth of our boys, I took a break from my full-time wholesale business, and instead opened up my etsy shop. I still wanted to create jewelry, but needed to do it at my own pace, on a small scale while raising our sons. Now that they’re 5 years old, I have begun to focus once again on my jewelry. I will be designing new collections for my etsy shop and am hoping to get back into the wholesale business via etsy wholesale. I also do trunk shows on the west coast, and currently have a few wholesale clients, including boutiques and art museums. I still live here in Phoenix, Arizona with my husband and our twin boys... my proudest creations yet!

Most of my inspiration comes from my materials. I approach designing jewelry as though I were creating miniature sculptures. It's important to me that my jewelry is unique, timeless, comfortable, and has real or implied movement in it's form, and of course, that it makes the wearer feel special! I use silver and gold metals, high quality semi-precious gemstones, vintage beads, and freshwater pearls. I also find inspiration in nature, music, and art. I hope you find something in my shop that speaks to you. Happy hunting!

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  • Wendy Grace

    Owner, Designer, Jewelry Maker

    Daughter. Sister. Friend. Sculptor. Jewelry Designer. Wife. Mother. Teacher. Artist.

  • Wendy Grace - age 2

    Owner, Designer, Jewelry Maker

    At two years old I began my obsession with beads and jewelry....trying on and arranging my grandmothers collection of necklaces.

  • Kristian Borkman

    Assistant

    I met Kristian at a local jewelry supply shop where she was working... until I put an ad for an 'assistant needed' on their bulletin board! Currently she's available to work when I have large orders to fill or I just need another set of hands!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 19, 2015
Quality craftsmanship is very important to me, and I pay close attention to detail in my work. I design and make all of the jewelry you see in my shop. The casts are done by a local caster that I have worked with for years, and does excellant work.

There are some pieces that are one-of-a-kind, but most of the jewelry in my shop is made to order. If you see something in the Sold Items section that you're interested in, send me a convo. If possible, I can relist it for you. I've purchased some of my favorite items on etsy by checking out an artists SOLD listings.

Please become a fan of WendyGraceJewelry on facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/WendyGraceJewelry
I will be listing coupon codes for special discounts and keep you all updated on new collections, giveaways, sales, etc.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through Paypal and easy Direct Checkout.. You can use a credit card through paypal even if you don't have an account with them. Here's help for that if you need it: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/

Please pay immediately at checkout. Once payment is received, your order will ship within 2-5 business days, unless noted otherwise in the listing. If payment confirmation is not received within 24 hours, I will need to cancel the order so I can make the item available for other shoppers.

Please Note: Arizona residents will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
Your items will leave my studio within 2-5 business days from the date of your paid order, unless noted otherwise in the listing. If you need your items by a specific date, please let me know via etsy convo.

I ship all orders via USPS, first class. If you would prefer Priority mail, or expedited deliveries, please contact me. For international orders, all customs and duties charges incurred are the responsibility of the recipient.

Additional shipping options:
Priority Mail, UPS or Fedex. Send me a convo for charges, which are based on your zip code.

If you use paypal, your order will ship to the confirmed address they have on file. If you would like to use a different address, please contact me with that info.
Refunds and Exchanges
It's very importnant to me that you are completely satisfied with your new jewelry! I'm happy to accept returns within 7 days from the date you receive your order. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me right away via convo or email (wendy@wendygracejewelry.com) so we can arrange a return. Please note that your shipping costs will not be refunded and the shipping cost to return your item will be your responsibilty. You may return your items for store credit or a refund, minus shipping costs.

Please ship your package back to me in its original packaging, insured and with delivery confirmation. It's not often that things get lost, but it can happen so it's very important to insure and ship a trackable package, just as I did to you. Once I receive your return, with items that are in the same condition they were when they left my studio, I will issue you store credit or fulfiill the refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
All pieces are handmade. Some pieces are one-of-a-kind, but many are made to order, showing a photo of the original piece. In this case, please allow for slight variations from what is shown in the photos.

All jewelry is shipped in it's own ziplock polybag. I recommend storing your jewelry in these air-tight bags to keep them from tarnishing. The polybags are placed inside a gift box , ready to treat yourself or that special someone.

In order to up-cycle materials, at times I re-use cardboard boxes for shipping. If you prefer a brand new shipping box, please let me know and I'm happy to oblige.