Announcement Handcrafted Jewelry and Gifts. All items designed and lovingly made by Aiken, South Carolina artist Debbie Bruce.
Handcrafted Jewelry and Gifts. All items designed and lovingly made by Aiken, South Carolina artist Debbie Bruce.
Mary Johnson Gunow on Jul 17, 2015
I really like my keychain which came on time but I just wish the charms on it were shinier as they are not silver but more a dull gray finish. I thought they would be more like shiny silver. I do have it hanging on my bright pink purse.
Accessorize Your LIFE !
I am Debbie Bruce, artist and jewelry designer of "It's a Bead-iful World". Beautiful jewelry can give you sense of empowerment. It is a piece that you selected, and possibly helped design, which tells the world how you see yourself. Your jewelry should be an extension of your own personality. There are several words that describe my style of jewelry - eclectic, abstract, modern, tribal, bohemian. But the one word that pretty much sums it up is colorful. I get easily bored with jewelry made with just metal, even if the piece is a stunning work of art. I need color!! My jewelry style is fun, cheerful and colorful. It makes you feel happy.
I've always had a passion for jewelry. When I would buy a new outfit, I would immediately head right over to the jewelry counter to find just the right pieces to compliment it. Then, in an attempt to find some sort of creative outlet, as Oprah would say, I had an "Aha!" moment. Jewelry had always been a vital part of who I am, and it made perfect sense for my new hobby to be making my own jewelry.
As I began to perfect my jewelry techniques, my hobby and passion grew. I am now retired and a full-time jewelry designer. The majority of my pieces are one of a kind (OOAK), with a style leaning towards fun, cheerful and colorful. I enjoy creating all styles of artisan jewelry, but I do lean toward an eclectic style. I especially like hand-forging wire (pounding with a hammer is great for releasing tension!). I use all types of beads, from semi-precious and artisan lampwork beads to less expensive plated beads.
I like to make accessories as well. For example, when I was working, I was required to wear a badge on a horrendous plastic break-away lanyard. Well, that plastic lanyard definitely did NOT define my style so I made my own. Also I am at the age where I occasionally need glasses but don't want to wear an eyeglass holder that looks like something my grandmother would wear, so I make eyeglass holders for those of us that still like a little spice in our life :-)
I am a Self-Representing Artist in Jewelry Design (SRAJD), Member #1478, SRAJD is an organization of members who design, create, and sell their own jewelry. When you purchase from an SRAJD member, you are buying directly from and supporting the artist. It is the mission of the SRAJD organization to raise awareness of the benefits of buying directly from the artist. We also work as a community to help, nurture, instruct, and encourage one another.
Although primarily self-taught, I am also a graduate of the Sheffield School Jewelry Design Beading & Wire Working. I've been selling jewelry in a local art gallery, craft shows and on my own web site since 2002.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Shipping/Receiving, Webmaster, Housekeeper, Etc.
Each piece is designed and lovingly hand-crafted by me.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Hopefully your item will last for years and years, but in the event that your item becomes damaged, I will gladly repair it free of charge within six months from the date of shipping. After six months, I will repair your item for a small fee. Items are to be returned at your expense. Please be sure and contact me to let me know you have a repair and so that I can determine if I have the necessary materials to make the repair.
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Every item we sell comes gift wrapped with you in mind. So beautiful that you need not add anything to it before it goes to its intended recipient, yet simple enough that, if you want to sneak a peek, no one will ever know :-)
If you would like the item you purchased to be sent as a gift, let me know in the "notes to seller" when checking out. Tell me where you want it sent to and a note to send to the recipient. I will wrap it, fill out a note card for you and send it right to the recipient's address, excluding the invoice, at no charge.
Thanks, and have a blessed day !