Handmade One of a Kind Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces

Colorado Springs, Colorado · 106 Sales


Handmade One of a Kind Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces

Colorado Springs, Colorado 106 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Nov 6, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I love this pendant. I also appreciate that it was made larger at no extra charge. The packaging was superb.

Anonymous on May 22, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

BEST ETSY SELLER!!! Just beautiful jewelry. I hope to buy more :) And thank you for the free gift!! I love it too.

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Following My Dreams and Not Getting Lost

My parents are both gone now and as I look back on it, I am so grateful for the legacy of curiosity and creativity they left for my two brothers and me. We have each focused our creativity very differently. One brother is a musician, a maestro of finger style guitar with a fabulous, organic, crisp singing voice. My other brother is an architect – a skilled, knowledgeable, precise designer and illustrator. My mother was an artist and my father was, among other things, a professor, one of the best I’ve ever known.

And me? I’m like the bird or butterfly who flits from one flower to the next. My husband sometimes quotes a Neil Young song that says, “If you follow every dream, you might get lost…”

So far, though, I haven’t gotten lost. In fact, I’ve settled into a couple of passions: making jewelry and painting portraits. This is my shop for jewelry.

Like many people who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, I dabbled in jewelry-making over the years. It wasn’t until Etsy came along that I really got interested in it. I started out by buying some earrings, but when I discover the “supplies” tab, I was a gonner. I have fallen in love with beads and wire. About the same time, I started doing some research on the web and discovered metal clay. So my shop today is a blend of beading and metal clay work.

I'm committed to buying my supplies from fellow Etsians when I can. In fact, I'm developing quite a nice collection of handmade creations from Etsy to help inspire my studio and home.

My jewelry is well made. I have been investing in good tools and as I make a little money on Etsy, I am investing in even better tools. I use magnifying glasses to make sure all my loops and connections are perfect. Every day I'm learning about metal clay and have great plans for my future relationship with this medium.

I stand behind every piece of jewelry. I am “convo friendly” and very willing to answer questions or work with customers to create custom, one-of-a-kind pieces.

So, in a nutshell, my name is Barb, I live in Black Forest, CO with my husband and 5 great dogs. Our three kids have produced or adopted a total of 8 grandkids. (Since I'm 100% Greek, I'm "Yiayia" to the kids.) I’m semi-retired and my studio is in an artistic, funky little house in the country that we have fixed up ourselves over the years. I’m fortunate enough to be able to work at home, so I’m constantly around the things I love and the inspiration of this beautiful area.

And I love Etsy. I believe creative entrepreneurship is going to save the world.

Visit my other shop at http://www.BCPhotoIllustration.Etsy.com

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I live in a spirit of gratitude every day that I can live in this beautiful place and make things I can share with a global community of wonderful, creative individuals.

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 14, 2012
Thank you for visiting my store. Ordering jewelry is easy and you'll have fun browsing my designs. Custom jewelry orders are welcome, too.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
You can pay for the jewelry you are purchasing from my Etsy shop via PayPal or credit card.

NOTE: There is a 2.9 Percent Sales Tax charge at checkout for all residents of the State of Colorado.

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PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL: I accept Paypal payments. They are a fast and easy way to make a purchase immediately and to have your jewelry shipped right away.
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CREDIT CARD PAYMENT: If you do not have a Paypal account, and prefer to pay online with a credit card, you can do that at checkout by choosing the option to pay directly with a credit card. It's as easy as that!

Please contact me if you have questions.
I will usually ship the item(s) either on the same day or on the next day after payment confirmation is received. If there is to be a delay, I will let you know via email or Convo on the day I receive the order. I try to charge as close as possible to exact shipping costs.

Shipping, both domestic and international, is by USPS First Class mail.

Domestic shipping includes delivery confirmation service and insurance.

You can purchase an Upgrade to USPS Express Mail service in case you want to have the jewelry expedited. Please contact me for a quote for expedited shipping.

For international shipments that are not listed in the item listings, please convo me for a shipping quote. International shipments do not include delivery confirmation or insurance, as regulations for each country vary. If you wish to have insurance for international shipping, please contact me in advance to adjust the additional costs. Customer is responsible for all customs and local fees regarding international purchases. Please know that I am not able to give an estimated shipping time for international shipments and cannot be responsible for shipments that get delayed in customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is important to me that you be happy and satisfied with your purchase. I will certainly issue a refund if, for any reason, you are not happy with the jewelry or the service you received. I respectfully ask that you contact me before leaving negative feedback so I can make sure you are happy with any resolution we agree upon.

In general, I will refund or exchange the jewelry within 14 of receipt. If the jewelry is defective in any way, however, please contact me right away and we will come up with a solution.

Unfortunately I can't be responsible for any local taxes or customs fees that are associated with shipping.