Announcement Welcome to Bear Valley Metalsmith. Everything you see in the shop is handmade by me, Rockhound Jody. Have fun browsing and shopping my one of a kind handmade creations!
Welcome to Bear Valley Metalsmith. Everything you see in the shop is handmade by me, Rockhound Jody. Have fun browsing and shopping my one of a kind handmade creations!
- All 365
- Metal Work Pendants 77
- Wire Wrapped Pendants 21
- Metal Work Bracelets 12
- Metal Work Rings 107
- Metal Work Earrings 26
- Bead Embroidery Bracelet 2
- Bead Embroidery Necklace 24
- Bead Embroidery Earrings 1
- Gemstone Jewelry Sets 25
- Gemstone Earrings 18
- Gemstone Necklaces 32
- Gemstone Bracelets 20
pcrim2 on Apr 5, 2017
Currently wearing them, just love these handsomely handcrafted earrings. Who wouldn't love jasper?
Hand Made Cut and Polished Gemstones and Silversmithing
I am part Cherokee and Chippewa Indian. I am very proud of my Indian heritage and I show my Native pride in each work of art that I create. I feel a spiritual connection to Mother Earth and the Creator and this connection guides me as I work. All of my designs are inspired by my Native American ancestors and relatives and with this inspiration I feel each piece is a spiritual work of art blessed by our Creator.
I never know what I am going to create. I just start working with a stone and each step of the design comes to me as I create. I hand stamp designs and hammered textures into the metal and then antique the jewelry with layers of antiquing solution to bring out the stamping and hammering designs I put into my metal. My goal is to make each piece of jewelry look like it has been around for many many years.
Along with my metal smithing skills I am also a lapidary artist. Some of my cabochons are bought at rock shows or here on Etsy, but most of the stones in my creations are found, slabbed and hand cut and polished by me on my Diamond Pacific Genie . . . another passion of mine!
I am so happy to create beautiful rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets and am especially happy when someone loves my work and has to have a piece for themselves. I love that my art is all over the world now :)
Maybe someday I will be famous . . .
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Lapidary Artist, Jewelry Designer, Bead Artist, Wire Wrapper
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
I am not responsible for items lost in the mail or stolen.