AloneStarJewelry

Alone Star Jewelry - Texas Handmade Jewelry

Houston, Texas · 123 Sales

AloneStarJewelry

Alone Star Jewelry - Texas Handmade Jewelry

Houston, Texas 123 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Alone Star Jewelry is just another native Texan created by sisters, Lisa Johnson Kirkeby and Shauna Johnson Sopel, and we invite you to browse our selections of original designs handmade by us in silver, bronze, various stones and other materials.

We started our quest for a creative legacy back in 2004. Our inspiration came not only from our own desire but also the example of our father, who created rings, belt buckles and conches from sterling silver and turquoise, in addition to other fine crafts made from iron and wood.

With Dad's tools in hand, a notebook full of designs and a fine arts background from the University of Texas, Alone Star Jewelry began. After ten years, we still enjoy going back and looking at that notebook, and cherishing the items Dad made and left behind.

We plan to keep learning and creating as we attend more shows and work in the industry. Lisa now co-owns Beadoholique bead shop in northwest Houston, where classes in traditional and modern beading/silversmith techniques are offered.

Thank you for visiting our store!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2017

Alone Star Jewelry is just another native Texan created by sisters, Lisa Johnson Kirkeby and Shauna Johnson Sopel, and we invite you to browse our selections of original designs handmade by us in silver, bronze, various stones and other materials.

We started our quest for a creative legacy back in 2004. Our inspiration came not only from our own desire but also the example of our father, who created rings, belt buckles and conches from sterling silver and turquoise, in addition to other fine crafts made from iron and wood.

With Dad's tools in hand, a notebook full of designs and a fine arts background from the University of Texas, Alone Star Jewelry began. After ten years, we still enjoy going back and looking at that notebook, and cherishing the items Dad made and left behind.

We plan to keep learning and creating as we attend more shows and work in the industry. Lisa now co-owns Beadoholique bead shop in northwest Houston, where classes in traditional and modern beading/silversmith techniques are offered.

Thank you for visiting our store!

Lisa and Shauna

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Lisa and Shauna

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(9)
Eva Wemmitt

Eva Wemmitt on Mar 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a beautiful piece. The pictures did not show its true beauty. I love it ❤

Cherubini

Cherubini on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

How do I love this pendant, let me count the ways.... First of all, the lapis stone is a perfect size and color, besides being an appealing and chubby little bird shape, which is perfect. The silverwork is beautifully done. The design of the setting and the incorporation of the other gemstones is contemporary and unique. Basically, I love everything about it.

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About

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Welcome to Alone Star Jewelry! We are Lisa Johnson Kirkeby and Shauna Johnson Sopel, and we invite you to browse our selections of original designs handmade by us in silver, bronze, leather and various stones and other materials.

Back in 2004, Lisa decided she wanted to leave a creative legacy for her sons that followed the example of our father, Jonnie. Dad was an artist who didn't have a lot of time to create, but he taught himself to silversmith, and made conches, belt buckles and rings. He also worked in iron, and was one of the first to design pan rings; he also designed and made wooden tables, toy boxes and beautiful wine racks.

Lisa showed me a notebook of drawings she had compiled, and because I was looking for a means of expression too, suggested we jump in together. Lisa was starting from scratch with jewelry but she had designed and sewn clothes for years; I'd learned silversmithing at UT, and Dad left us all his tools. After finding a name that illustrates our goal of being unique, Alone Star Jewelry was born.

We have learned much since then, but will learn more as we continue to attend shows, work in the industry, and take classes. We hope you like our work, and if traveling to Austin, stop by the Capitol complex gift shops to see some of our earrings and necklaces. In Houston, shop our collections at Beadoholique Bead Shop on FM 529.

Thank you for visiting!

Shop members

  • Lisa Kirkeby

    Owner, Designer

    Completely self taught, Lisa creates her pieces using silver, copper, gems and beads, and mixed media including paper, resin, fiber and leather. Lisa owns a bead shop in Houston, TX where she teaches silversmithing, metalworking, and beading.

  • Shauna Sopel

    Owner, Designer

    Shauna attended UT Austin, obtaining a BFA Fine Arts. Shauna creates her pieces working in silver, copper, bronze and various gemstones, plus other media including polymer clay, plastic, ceramic clay, paper, resin and leather.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2017
Alone Star Jewelry is just another native Texan created by sisters Lisa Kirkeby and Shauna Sopel, born and bred in the state with the greatest shape in the union. Originally from Mansfield, our family moved down to Austin in 1966 and remained in central Texas for a couple of decades. Since then we have collectively lived and traveled in other parts of the state including the east Texas piney woods, the desert and mountain regions out west, down in the valley and across the coastal plains, and it’s from all these beautiful slices of our state that inspiration is born for many of the jewelry pieces.

Both of us have families, jobs, homes, lots of fun and a big creative spirit that we aspire to reflect in each piece of jewelry.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
How do I handle a return?
If for any reason you, or the recipient of your gift, feel that our product has not lived up to your expectations, feel free to contact us about a return for exchange or refund. We will not refund or exchange any product after 14 days of receipt of purchase. Please email us at support4asj [!at] alonestarjewelry.com.

Condition of Returned Product:
If eligible, any product sent back for exchange or refund must be unworn, unused and in original condition. We can only accept items that are returned for refund or exchange without signs of wear and tear and with all of the original contents and packaging. Contents consist of any included parts and accessories, such as jewelry box, sunshine cloths and jewelry bags. Items not returned in the condition described herein may be subject to restocking fees (up to 20% of the purchase price, as determined by our cost of replacing the missing items, including a processing fee for the labor intensive process) or refusal of the return. We will not accept packages sent C.O.D.

Product Packaging:
Please package the product to be returned for return or exchange well because if it is damaged in transit, you will not qualify for a refund. Jewelry that rattles in a package can cause scratching and breakage of stones or other materials. Any returned item that rattles will have 20% of the purchase price deducted from the refund and possibly more if the jewelry is scratched, chipped or in any way damaged. If the product has odors, such as cigarette smoke, no refund will be offered or honored, and the product will be returned to the sender.

Shipping Charges and Who Pays:
We pay to ship to you and you pay to ship to us.

Address for returns: Please email us at support4asj [!at] alonestarjewelry.com to make arrangements.
Payment
Any payment method supported by Etsy Payments! Texas residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax.
Shipping
At Alone Star Jewelry, we make every attempt to ship your order the same day, unless it's a custom order. If same day shipping is not possible, we will do our best to have your ordered shipped within 1 week. Orders are shipped Monday-Saturday.
Additional policies and FAQs
Repairs:
Normal wear and tear repairs are free of charge within the first 30 days. After the first 30 days of normal wear and tear, a $20/hour repair fee will be assessed for the repair work. You pay to ship to us and we'll pay to ship back to you.

If you need a repair on an Alone Star Jewelry purchase, please contact us at the email below to make arrangements.

We are available to assist you Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST). Feel free to contact us at: support4asj [!at] alonestarjewelry.com