Announcement Thanks to my valued customers for helping me reach 600 sales! All but one of my items will expire by Aug. 27th, at which point my shop will be indefinitely closed.
Thanks to my valued customers for helping me reach 600 sales! All but one of my items will expire by Aug. 27th, at which point my shop will be indefinitely closed.
Jane on Jul 28, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are truly lovely. Very high end and unique and rich look and I know I’ll wear them often. Thank you, Gale! I’ll miss you. Etsy’s loss most certainly. You are a true artisan with a willing ear and exemplary customer service.
Marytza on Jun 28, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very lovely earrings. I can’t wait to wear them. Thank you for fast shipping.
Jane on Jun 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are just perfect for me. Great size and these are real turquoise stones. Very pretty color, too. More blue than some turquoise. Thanks, Gale. Fast shipping and great customer service. ❤️
Jane on May 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are so pretty. The stones are so clear and bright, rich color. Obviously quality stones and beautiful workmanship. These are a gift and my daughter will love them! Thank you, Gale!!
Marytza on May 3, 20205 out of 5 stars
I love my new earrings! They’ve just arrived and I already have them on. Great craftsmanship. Thank you for fast delivery and cute packaging.
Jane on Apr 26, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are so lovely. The stone is my favorite color, just large enough to balance the silver work. Subtle but the length gives them presence. Obviously the work of a true craftsman. Thank you, Gale!
B on Mar 19, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are delicate, unique earrings. They usually are made in copper, but Gale made me a custom order in silver. She has been wonderful to work with and filled this order very quickly. I highly recommend!
Kathy on Jan 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
I absolutely LOVE these earrings!! Quality and craftsmanship is outstanding. I’ll be a repeat buyer! ♥️♥️
Jane on Dec 19, 20195 out of 5 stars
Ooo. These are even prettier in real life than the photo! So beautiful and perfectly finished. Thanks, Gale - you're the best! Fast shipping as always 😊
apanneck on Nov 8, 20195 out of 5 stars
I received the necklace today and I love it. Thank you so much.
A not-so-little bird tells me what should go into my jewelry designs.... Actually, we go back and forth about it quite a bit.
In all seriousness, when I'm not designing with colors and living textures in my garden, I play with colorful stones and a potpourri of artisan components in my handcrafted jewelry. It does take some finagling to get just the right combinations, but I really don't mind when winter arrives now because the tools and techniques are so much more varied in jewelry-making.
My jewelry often features unusual gems and stones, and I work with sterling and fine silver, brass, and most often copper. All the metalwork in my jewelry is my own, from texturing to patinas and hand polishing.
I favor simplicity, but also variety, and I'm particularly pleased to incorporate other artisans' components into my jewelry--especially irresistible lampwork glass beads and colorful ceramic pieces. In fact, my finished pieces are often inspired by those whose work makes its way into my own.
I like to say my handmade jewelry is the work of many hands, including nature's.
Owner, Creator, Photographer
I wear all the hats and bang all the hammers: search for supplies, design, fabricate, photograph, communicate with customers, and ship their items next day! And oh, yeah...there's always time to banter with the bird.
My sister, who takes over shipping when I earn a vacation!
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
In case of any damage incurred during shipping, please contact me immediately. To be eligible for a full refund, you will probably need to provide photos of the damage (including the packaging), and I may ask that you return the item.
Please check your Etsy messages for the confirmation number that will enable tracking (available for most countries)--and click the link to the USPS site to see the expected delivery date. Domestic delivery averages between 3 to 5 business days, with occasional delays.
International buyers are responsible for any customs fees or taxes--these are NOT included in the price of my items. Please be patient in case of customs or other shipping delays.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thanks for buying handmade from a small artisan business!
I trust you'll be pleased with your jewelry and with my workmanship. Questions, custom orders, and of course, positive feedback are always welcome.
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
Your purchase will be attractively gift-boxed, and I'd be happy to add a special note if you are sending a gift to someone.
Multiple items are usually sent in a single, larger gift box to keep your shipping and handling charge lower. I can provide more than one gift box if requested, but this MAY require a shipping upgrade to Priority Mail (option available via the drop-down shipping menu), depending on the size of your order.
I am always happy to adjust my items to suit your preference if it is possible, generally for little or no extra charge. Need the earrings a bit longer or shorter? Not sure if that bracelet will fit the recipient? Need an extension on the necklace? I'll get back to you quickly--just use that contact button from within the listing.
Use a soft jeweler's cloth or polishing pad (not liquids) to keep silver, copper, or brass lustrous. Storing your jewelry in an ordinary plastic bag will slow the inevitable tarnishing of these metals, and it's always best to keep jewelry dry and chemical-free.
Some of my copper components are sealed to preserve a patina (as noted in item descriptions), but not all of them, as part of the charm of copper is that it darkens with age. Many individuals can wear copper without concern, but if your skin is particularly sensitive (i.e., turns green), I can arrange to seal your ear wires or suggest alternatives if contacted before a purchase. Niobium ear wires are one alternative for wearers with any kind of metal sensitivity and are available.