WillowRiver3

Artisan Fine Silver Jewelry Hand Crafted in Colorado

Colorado, United States · 258 Sales

WillowRiver3

Artisan Fine Silver Jewelry Hand Crafted in Colorado

Colorado, United States 258 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(76)

Announcement   Welcome to Willow River 3, Contemporary Silver Jewelry for the lively, adventurous spirit, with positive symbols & mantras, featuring our entirely hand crafted Fine Silver.
Real Silver for Real Women. Women who like to ride horses, ride a bike; walk a path; kayak, walk on the beach, shop boutiques; women who get their hands dirty, play in the rain and the sun, ride the waves, travel, launch a new business. Real silver, for Real Women.

At Willow River 3, we create contemporary jewelry with the intention that you can wear it comfortably every day, reflecting your own unique spirit.

We started Willow River 3 as a place for beauty and individuality to arise. We want to create something pretty that any woman can wear to express herself, and wear comfortably. As a former Physical Therapist, I know the power of words. No one is always positive, and false positive is just suppression. Find your positive words, or mental images, protect your mind by focusing on them whenever you need to.

We chose nearly-pure real silver for the value & substance, and you can also feel good about giving as a gift from your own heart. We love to create pieces you can wear for a lifetime, and perhaps can pass on, as well.

I create the Fine Silver charms, pendants and rings entirely by hand, from recycled silver, using Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Silver, which is similar to modeling clay; I mold, form, design each piece individually in the clay form. After forming, each piece is dried, then filed & sanded, and fired in the kiln (most are fired at 1290 deg's F), where the organic, nontoxic binder burns away, & the silver fuses, leaving a nearly-pure, entirely hand-crafted piece.
Accent pieces expressing optimism, with words & symbols. So you can reveal a bit of your own, many-varied facets; your bold or bohemian side on one day, a more laid back or subtle style on another day. That's one of the great attributes of jewelry; you can quickly change jewelry, entirely transforming your look, from day to night, or day-to-day.

We sometimes include gems or crystal, or other metal charms (such as brass - it has a warm color that works well with silver - that we include in our final jewelry, that aren't made by us - this will be mentioned in the description. (The makers of the brass charms are a made-in-the-USA family company).

If you see multiple charms that you like, please feel free to contact us about creating your own charm necklace with a combination of charms and stones; simply choose your necklace chain and the charms. Many of our charms can be slid off the chain over the ring-clasp-end, so you can alternate the look, as well.

If you had a piece in your shopping cart that sold, feel free to contact us to remake it! Because all items are made by us we can remake items, change necklace chains & lengths; just contact us before purchase.

For best fit on all jewelry, measure a well-fitting bracelet, necklace, or other piece.
Necklace length: For a petite neck, a 16"-17" length usually will go well with open collars and mid-length collars. An 18" for less petite, or with higher necklines. A 20" is a safe bet.
Bracelets fit varies greatly, along with personal preference on a closer vs loose fit, again, measure a favorite, well-fitted bracelet to assess size.
Note that Ring sizing is variable & can actually vary between size-measurement systems!

Scroll through all the pictures in a listing, many jewelry pieces shown with a coin (usually a dime) for size perspective.

Life's An Adventure - Dress it up! Have some fun along the way.
We're on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/willowegan/
Facebook (click the button on our front page), and Instagram (@Willow Deering), where we sometimes have special sales, & announce fresh items.
We have another shop on Etsy: WillowCache. Here, we sell extra items for your own jewelry or craft making, many are wire wrapped or include jump rings for your convenience.

Willow River 3 accepts Etsy Gift Cards! Gift cards a great alternative, no worries about sizes, or styles.

If you are concerned about returns, we do accept returns and exchanges - please see our shop policies. And always feel free to send us a message. We want our customers to be feel good about shopping with us, here at Willow River 3.

Announcement

Welcome to Willow River 3, Contemporary Silver Jewelry for the lively, adventurous spirit, with positive symbols & mantras, featuring our entirely hand crafted Fine Silver.
Real Silver for Real Women. Women who like to ride horses, ride a bike; walk a path; kayak, walk on the beach, shop boutiques; women who get their hands dirty, play in the rain and the sun, ride the waves, travel, launch a new business. Real silver, for Real Women.

At Willow River 3, we create contemporary jewelry with the intention that you can wear it comfortably every day, reflecting your own unique spirit.

We started Willow River 3 as a place for beauty and individuality to arise. We want to create something pretty that any woman can wear to express herself, and wear comfortably. As a former Physical Therapist, I know the power of words. No one is always positive, and false positive is just suppression. Find your positive words, or mental images, protect your mind by focusing on them whenever you need to.

We chose nearly-pure real silver for the value & substance, and you can also feel good about giving as a gift from your own heart. We love to create pieces you can wear for a lifetime, and perhaps can pass on, as well.

I create the Fine Silver charms, pendants and rings entirely by hand, from recycled silver, using Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Silver, which is similar to modeling clay; I mold, form, design each piece individually in the clay form. After forming, each piece is dried, then filed & sanded, and fired in the kiln (most are fired at 1290 deg's F), where the organic, nontoxic binder burns away, & the silver fuses, leaving a nearly-pure, entirely hand-crafted piece.
Accent pieces expressing optimism, with words & symbols. So you can reveal a bit of your own, many-varied facets; your bold or bohemian side on one day, a more laid back or subtle style on another day. That's one of the great attributes of jewelry; you can quickly change jewelry, entirely transforming your look, from day to night, or day-to-day.

We sometimes include gems or crystal, or other metal charms (such as brass - it has a warm color that works well with silver - that we include in our final jewelry, that aren't made by us - this will be mentioned in the description. (The makers of the brass charms are a made-in-the-USA family company).

If you see multiple charms that you like, please feel free to contact us about creating your own charm necklace with a combination of charms and stones; simply choose your necklace chain and the charms. Many of our charms can be slid off the chain over the ring-clasp-end, so you can alternate the look, as well.

If you had a piece in your shopping cart that sold, feel free to contact us to remake it! Because all items are made by us we can remake items, change necklace chains & lengths; just contact us before purchase.

For best fit on all jewelry, measure a well-fitting bracelet, necklace, or other piece.
Necklace length: For a petite neck, a 16"-17" length usually will go well with open collars and mid-length collars. An 18" for less petite, or with higher necklines. A 20" is a safe bet.
Bracelets fit varies greatly, along with personal preference on a closer vs loose fit, again, measure a favorite, well-fitted bracelet to assess size.
Note that Ring sizing is variable & can actually vary between size-measurement systems!

Scroll through all the pictures in a listing, many jewelry pieces shown with a coin (usually a dime) for size perspective.

Life's An Adventure - Dress it up! Have some fun along the way.
We're on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/willowegan/
Facebook (click the button on our front page), and Instagram (@Willow Deering), where we sometimes have special sales, & announce fresh items.
We have another shop on Etsy: WillowCache. Here, we sell extra items for your own jewelry or craft making, many are wire wrapped or include jump rings for your convenience.

Willow River 3 accepts Etsy Gift Cards! Gift cards a great alternative, no worries about sizes, or styles.

If you are concerned about returns, we do accept returns and exchanges - please see our shop policies. And always feel free to send us a message. We want our customers to be feel good about shopping with us, here at Willow River 3.

Willow Egan Deering

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Willow Egan Deering

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(76)
Ann

Ann on Jan 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Willow went out of her way to make my order a beautiful experience. I love this shop & this friendly seller!

Suzanne Haltman

Suzanne Haltman on Oct 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Fell in love with its simplicity and use of amazonite. This ring is so beautiful, arrived in a pretty little box with polishing cloth and sweet note...thank you for sending so quickly, I will be ordering again...💙🌀🌿

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About

Fine Silver Jewelry For the Adventurous Spirit who loves Style with Substance.

How about a Quest? Choose a Quest and get started! Artists are always on a quest - new ideas strike them, or they see or hear something that strikes them to the core and they get the urge to express it in a new way. Vintage experts are surely the best at Quests.

Anyone can begin a Quest! All you need is to channel a bit of your inner Pirate (the daredevil that laughs at danger and naysayers), a bit of your adventure-seeking self, your inner Amelia Earhart. A bit of a planner, but not so much planning you talk yourself out of it. Starting a new shop, a new project, following a road you've never been on before (literally or figuratively) - anything! It must have a goal, but it's bigger than just reaching that goal - it's what you come across along the way.

Part of our quest started as taking classes in jewelry-making, which then led to eventually opening the Etsy shop. As a natural free spirit in a corporate world, I found a release in jewelry & other forms of art. I was creating jewelry, and couldn't always find a central piece that I had in mind, or, a charm or pendant would no longer be available. So my sister & I began taking classes in using Precious Metal Clays, to learn how to make our own charms and pendants. I loved it so much, I went on to learn ring-making, as well.
As a Physical Therapist for over 20 years, I realized the importance of actively protecting your mind & heart with positive words & thoughts, and actions. That's why my silver pieces tend towards upbeat symbols and words. To hopefully give you something that will brighten your day, and reveal your own upbeat side, no matter what is going on around you. Or as a reminder, which we all need at times.

I make each of our fine silver pieces individually, with PMC - Precious Metal Clay. Each piece will be unique, with it's own curves, shape, & markings. Precious metal clay is similar to modeling clay, with microscopic particles of silver suspended in an organic nontoxic binder. The clay is worked; formed, shaped, designed; then dried and carefully filed (no one likes sharp edges - in people, toe nails, or jewelry). After filing, it's fired in a very-hot kiln - most of ours are fired at 1290 deg's F. When heated to this temperature, the metal particles fuse to form solid metal, the nontoxic binder burns away, leaving nearly-pure silver. It's like magic. You just created a Silver Something! We tumble our pieces for better durability in jewelry use, and then add a patina (darken or hand paint) to accent the design, & finish with polishing for bit of extra zing.

Everyone is an artist. Some craft together beautiful words, or music; some paint, sew, crochet, or turn wood into amazing works of art that stir emotions. Others are artists of a different sort: Their art is making people laugh, or feel good about themselves, some are artists at cheering up others day to day, at knowing when to give a hug or to listen. It's all part of your own personal Quest. You own personal identity, your Self.
Go on a Quest! (There's no reason not to dress well on your Quest though - one of our fine silver jewelry pieces would be just the thing to wear on your way - like Wonder Woman's magic bracelet. Though I would recommend a silver necklace - less fuss).

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who couldn’t hear the music.” -Nietzsche
Dance, babes!

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  • Willow Egan Deering

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I fell head over heels with PMC - precious metal clay, especially Fine Silver, creating a nearly-pure silver piece from recycled silver, literally molding it from clay. Several classes later, & still experimenting with this flexible medium.

  • Art

    Photographer, Shipper, Husband

    My husband Art is a talented photographer, but also a great shipping and receiving assistant. He is skilled in graphic design and creates the banners as well. He has a special talent in making knots - which comes in very handy for leather work.

  • Valerie

    Creator, Sews Pouches, Sister Extraordinaire

    My sister Valerie creates the beautiful drawstring pouches and gift bags. She brings light and color to everything she does. She has a flair for finding the perfect materials, and a talent as a seamstress!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 12, 2015
Welcome to our store! Please browse around, take your time. Have Fun!

We handcraft our jewelry here in Colorado, using a variety of materials including valuable Fine Silver.
We are also inspired by the diverse beauty around us, especially the colors and light of the Southwest.
Our Intention is to create a piece to bring lightness, & cheerfulness. A piece you can wear every day, at work, home, shopping, a special night out, that feels great to wear. Cheers!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment must be received before items will be shipped. We use PayPal and credit cards, as shown above.
Shipping
+We ship USPS First Class, which includes Tracking on USA packages. Tracking is unavailable on International orders - Delivery Confirmation on International packages is available for a cost upgrade, contact us first, before ordering, if you're interested in this option. We are unable to cover Customs Fees for International customers.

+We try to acknowledge an order within one day. Once payment is received, we generally ship within 2-3 working days. If for some reason we cannot ship immediately, you will be notified.
***We do not pay customs fees. Buyers outside of the USA are responsible for other fees involved, including Custom Fees.
We offer some items Made At Time of order - this keeps the cost down for our customers as well as ourselves. These pieces are noted in the description, & generally take 5-7 days to create - contact me if you need something quicker.
Our jewelry comes packaged in a decorative box that includes a soft insert for protection. Our boxes can be viewed in the scrolling photo's on our About page.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not fully satisfied, Willow River 3 will be happy to offer a full refund (less shipping) to you within 30 days of the original purchase date when returned with original packing materials and packing slip. After thirty days, no returns will be accepted with the exception of orders placed in November and December for holiday gift giving. These items (as long as the tag is remaining (price can be removed)) may be returned by the gift giver or exchanged by the gift receiver for a two week period after December 25th.

When returning an item, you have a choice of a refund or you can exchange the piece you are returning with another piece from our collection.

We have done our best to describe and photograph our products accurately. If you have any questions regarding size and scale, please contact us before ordering. We are happy to help you make the right decision regarding an item. You can contact us at willowriver3 [!at] aol.com. Shipping charges will only be refunded if we sent the wrong item or if the item is defective.

When returning an item:
• Send complete information regarding the piece you are returning (a form will be available soon).
• Please indicate whether you want a refund or if you wish to exchange the item for another piece. When exchanging, please clearly indicate the part number and description of the piece you would like us to send to you.
• Pack the item in its original packaging and include a copy of the return information.
• Packages must be returned prepaid. We do not accept COD deliveries.
• The Return Shipping address is on the shipping envelope. If this is a gift and you do not have the receipt, please contact us by email prior to sending the item back so we may better serve you.

All credit card refunds will be applied to the same card used for the original purchase. If you have any questions, please contact us at willowriver3 [!at] aol.com

Resizing-Repair: We stand behind the quality of our workmanship and are happy to restring, resize, and generally repair Willow River LLC jewelry. We want you to be happy with your jewelry long term. Please contact us by email with your particular issue. Nominal charges may apply depending on the nature of the issue. We will only use our own items for repair or alterations.
Additional policies and FAQs
+Please contact us if you would like an item in a different size.
+ Larger sizes will usually require a change in pricing to reflect extra materials, as we keep our prices as low as possible.
+Some of our necklaces are already adjustable, great for wearing with varied necklines, varied styles.
+In some cases, we can also alter materials, for those with allergies. Leather makes a great alternative.
+ We are open to wholesale, please contact us through our etsy store if you are interested in a wholesale option.
+We make alterations with our own materials only. Please do not send us your own items for alterations.
+We do not pay customs fees. Buyers outside of the USA are responsible for other fees involved, including Custom Fees.