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15% off today, April 15th, on all items listed. Not good on custom or made to order. Coupon code is: TAXDAY (haha)

*****WELCOME TO BELLAJEWELS*****

Quote of the week:: We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist. ~Wendell Berry

A wonderment of authentic jewels made especially for the daringly discerning! Expressive jewelry with beguiling elements to tantalize and titillate and have your heart racing! Not meant to be fleeting trends...but rather to bespeak the beauty....spirit and individual style of the wearer.

Handcrafted from top to bottom....from ear hooks to all the frames on which I place gemstones. The only pre-made elements used are leverbacks, chain, and lobster clasps. The rest is hand forged and fabricated by me. I use argentium sterling silver, 14k gold fill and karat gold (custom ordered). I am also fairly knowledgeable about gemstones and will not mislead you. I take responsibility for all of my work and descriptions. For example, if I purchase amethyst briolettes and I think they are quartz, I will list them as quartz. We should all be so forthcoming.

****CUSTOM WORK****

Custom requests within my distinctive design style is taking approximately three to four weeks....multiple or complex items may take longer.

****MY FACEBOOK PAGE****

Dec. 16, 2012...here is my bellajewels facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bella-Jewels-by-Tracey-Pettingill/127129221899

****SHOP POLICIES****

http://www.etsy.com/shop/bellajewelsII/policy#

****SHIPPING****

I ship priority insured only. Shipping will cost anywhere from $8.00 to $20.00 and is indicated in listing. Out of country shipping is approx. $25. I only send tracking information if a package appears to be lost. I generally ship within two days...usually next day. Please allow extra time for overseas shipping.

****NOTE TO CUSTOMERS****

Quality, workmanship, creativity and detail are at the core of my work. My designs are uniquely my own created using my brain. I do not copy other peoples work, nor do I think this is ethical to do so. Though this seems to be a common practice on the internet.

I use an array of wire sizes for my jewelry...what I think is most appropriate for the particular piece.....12 gauge and 14 gauge generally for necklaces and bracelets. Thinner gauge wire (18 gauge and 20 gauge) is used for ear hooks....but you can easily ask me for whichever gauge ear hook you prefer.

I don't often describe how fabulous my stones are, in my listings, because I hope the pictures tell you themselves. I receive multiple emails everyday inquiring after my gemstone sources. AND I am sure this is the reason I have such a lovely little group of repeat customers. My workmanship is pretty spectacular too, but it should be after 30 years of fine tuning and I continue to fine tune.! It is all in the details which is rare these days!! Ha!

I have been metal smithing, wire-wrapping and designing professionally full time since 1986. On ebay since 1998. My designs are my own. I have been creating the work you see here in my etsy shop long before tutorials..long before anyone else was making my designs. My work has been juried into the ACC and the Rosen shows since 1989, although I don't do shows at all anymore.

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Welcome!
Sept 02, 2008: etsy shop open!
A wonderment of authentic jewels made especially for the daringly discerning! Expressive jewelry with beguiling elements to tantalize and titillate and have your heart racing! Not meant to be fleeting trends...but rather to bespeak the beauty....spirit and individual style of the wearer.

****MY OTHER LOVE****

Member of EFA Etsy for Animals; http://efaartistshelpinganimals.org

I am also a very active animal rescuer, networker and organizer of getting animals out of horrible situations. At least 10% of my net earnings go to the welfare of animals through donations to reputable animal rescue groups. On facebook I network with thousands of others who actively save animals everyday!! It gets grueling and the posts can be heartbreaking but if you are interested in helping to save animals lives by networking, donating and/or transporting...please friend me on FB under Tracey Pettingill.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.