bellajewelsII

Gemstone Metal Wire Worked Jewelry Original Designs

Maryland, United States · 1503 Sales

bellajewelsII

Gemstone Metal Wire Worked Jewelry Original Designs

Maryland, United States 1503 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to bella jewels. I am so glad you are here!

Custom work for regular clients only. I am so sorry.

**I list more gold filled items than silver but I can use either metal for any of my designs, just drop me a line. Karat gold as well, but only to USA buyers.**

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.

You can find me on facebook here if you so desire:: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bella-Jewels-by-Tracey-Pettingill/127129221899

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

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

SHIPPING
I ship priority INSURED only.

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

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 copying 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.

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
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.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 19, 2016

Welcome to bella jewels. I am so glad you are here!

Custom work for regular clients only. I am so sorry.

**I list more gold filled items than silver but I can use either metal for any of my designs, just drop me a line. Karat gold as well, but only to USA buyers.**

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.

You can find me on facebook here if you so desire:: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bella-Jewels-by-Tracey-Pettingill/127129221899

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

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

SHIPPING
I ship priority INSURED only.

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

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 copying 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.

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
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.

Tracey Pettingill

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Tracey Pettingill

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My favorite lampshade because it is texture rich and colorful. The leaf earrings carry nice colors and are also textural.
Holiday jewelry for all year around. The earrings will Be listed in the next few days. I need a sunny day with clouds to take the most color accurate pictures. I adore the #earrings. #Christmas #bellajewels #handmade
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About

The materials, the workmanship, the arrangement and the details.

The photos above are some of our rescued animals and our living room with paintings from etsy and other artists.

There was really no choice but to follow a path of visual excitement and beauty. It was there from the start. I know you will see authenticity in my jewelry designs and feel the heart and soul in each piece. Imitations never hold a candle.

I adore Interior, apparel design, and jewelry design and studied textile and apparel design in college. During this time I played with metal and gemstones and sold my first piece of jewelry at the Eastern Market in D.C. in 1985. Worked the market for several months before moving to Davis, California where I secured my first wholesale accounts in the cutest boutiques in San Francisco, Sausalito, and Mill Valley.

My work could later be seen in The National Museum of Women in the Arts and The Baltimore Museum of Art....as well as boutiques all over the nation from Kauai to the Sanibel Islands. In the early 90's the economy declined so I focused on festivals and other shows. Finally, in 1998 I found the internet and began selling my work on eb*y. Found Etsy in the year it opened, but soon closed because I could not manage both E's at once. Re-opened on Etsy in 2008.

When I am not at my workbench, I am with my son and our animals.....gardening in my backyard oasis or working on my home. Ok, I do other stuff too, but these are the basics.

Rarely do I plan out designs or draw them. Instead I just snip off a piece of wire and go at it!! Since I am not a very neat worker, curls and scrolls and other shapes I have formed from metal, as well as piles of gemstones, sit all over my work bench and I am often inspired...finding bits and pieces of a design in this tangle of elements.

Long ago I had a line of jewelry that was all metal (mostly sterling, sometimes karat gold). I used a fusing technique, with a torch, to create detail and texture with layers of metal. The pieces were abstract and dynamic and someday I will revisit this style.

Small personal things about me. I am 52 yrs. old (update: I am now 54, almost 55), but feel like I am 25. Deep lime green is my favorite color and then magenta. Music is always playing in our home. Horror movies and books, especially about serial killers, are my indulgence. Art and flowers are a must have...even if you have to beg the neighbor, with chocolates, to let you snip a few lilacs from her bush. I am really gregarious and talk with everyone and anyone...my son gets annoyed. I am happiest when friends and family come for dinner. I fancy platform pumps, really, really fancy them..but only vegan. I design my home in hopes that it will not only be warm and inviting to my family, but to anyone who walks through our door. I stalk blogs with vegan recipes. I adore cooking and baking- half the fun is the presentation. My heart melts when my friends eyes widen with delight at whatever concoction I have placed before them.

James D. Miles' quote, "You can judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him".

Other favorites are this one by Judy Garland. "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."

John Mason. "You were born an original. Don't die a copy."

Samuel Johnson. "Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep."

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. ~Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905

Because in a world where some people have such little respect for themselves and no respect for others and where ethics mean nothing ...that they have taken to copying other people....their works, their biographies, their descriptions..everything.....I am glad I am a trend setter, not a follower or second rate version. I am so at peace inside because I am exactly who I am, never giving up my integrity, ethics or character. Stay true to yourself.

Thank you!!! Tracey

I just opened my belladornments shop that is filling up with jewelry I made before 2007. And eventually will have a few pieces from as early as the late 80's. Most is from early 2000. They are timeless pieces....still trendsetting....and gorgeous. If you so desire please check this shop out here:: https://www.etsy.com/shop/belladornments?ref=pr_s

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  • bellajewels by Tracey Pettingill

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Jewelry Designer, Creation From Start To Finish, Jewelry Photography, All Aspects Of Business

    Self taught jewelry designer, designing professionally for nearly three decades. I am in love with my work and am a happy mom to a son and six rescued animals. In love with them too. Also an animal advocate and rescuer.

  • Buster

    Support

    Rescued, at the last moment, from death row...Buster is a mama's boy and rarely leaves my side. Every time I even look at him my heart melts. He kind of rescued me too.

  • Buddy

    Comedian

    Rescued from bad people, Buddy is the epitome of never looking back...he lives in the present.

  • Max

    Foundation

    Max was rescued when he was just a year old. He is now 15 and is the rock in our home. He keeps me grounded. R.I.P. Max (Oct. 2015) You are missed.

  • Kramer

    Does Absolutely Nothing!

    Rescued, with his brother, when he was just a kitten, Kramer is as loud as the day is long. Friend to all, cuddler extraordinaire, Kramer secretly wishes he were a pit bull.

  • George

    Adds A Touch Of Elegance

    George, rescued along with his brother, is quite the elegant fellow. Plays all day with Kramer and the dogs. But in an elegant manner.

  • Lucy

    The Real Owner

    Lucy was rescued from a basement. She sure made up for lost time. She is a happy girl, and bossy too. She is the only female, besides me, in our home. She owns it!!!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2015
Welcome to bellajewels! I am so glad you are here. Please take a look around and send me a message with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you!

**Designing jewelry, both metalsmithing and wirewrapping since 1986 full-time professionally. I've degrees in textile and apparel design. **

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
At this time I am accepting paypal and credit card only. If you would like to pay by check please message me first so I can add this option. Thank you.
Shipping
*************************UNITED STATES SHIPPING**************************

*I use Etsy post labels which means as soon as I print out the USPS label, you will receive a tracking number from Etsy via your email. Once package is scanned by the USPS...you can check for updates as it travels to its destination.

Additionally, if item (s) is valued over $200. or you live in an apt. building or have a P.O. box address, I require signature confirmation. This means the mail carrier will have you sign for package. If you are not available the mail carrier will leave a notice stating that you can pick up at post office the next day.....or you can sign the notice and have them redeliver.


*Ships within one to two days. There is that rare delay when it may take three days or it may ship same day. Thank you.

*All items ship priority insured.*

*Your shipping cost is almost always less than actual cost. I cover signature confirmation cost, which I require for packages valued over $200. See 'Signature Confirmation' below.

*Refund is immediate after receiving returned item. Refund includes price of item minus shipping.

***********IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL BUYER INFORMATION*************

***International buyers:: Customs taxes and any other additional fees (tariffs, import duties), is the responsibility of the buyer. Some countries custom taxes are very high. Please check your countries tax chart .***

Sometimes my stated shipping charge is more than actual in which case I refund the difference via paypal.

Additionally, shipping overseas can often take up to a month to arrive. Please allow extra time.


*****************SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION*************************

I use Etsy post labels which means as soon as I print out the USPS label, you will receive a tracking number from Etsy via your email. Once package is scanned by the USPS...you can check for updates as it travels to its destination.

Additionally, if item (s) is valued over $200. or you live in an apt. building or have a P.O. box address, I require signature confirmation. This means the mail carrier will have you sign for package. If you are not available the mail carrier will leave a notice stating that you can pick up at post office the next day.....or you can sign the notice and have them redeliver.



***********************************CUSTOM WORK********************************

Custom: Custom orders will take three to five weeks production time. Will communicate with updates. Photos will be sent for final approval. When approved I will post and message you with link to post.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are to be made within fourteen days. Please message me first.
Returns to be made in original box and in new condition, for refund or exchange.

Refund is immediate after receiving returned item. Refund includes price of item minus shipping.

In the unlikely event an item is damaged in shipping please save packaging and take photo of damage so a claim can be filed....before returning. You will be refunded, but please have clear photos of packaging and damage because the shipping venue (usps) will want proof. I know this is a lot of work for me to ask of you.

With this said do note that no packages have been damaged yet because I package pretty securely. (:
Additional policies and FAQs
Ships in a beautiful dark chocolate pebbled gift box with latte coffee tissue and deep brown sheer ribbon. Then tucked in a biodegradable plastic bag (with sweet city scene) The boxes and tissue are from recycled materials.

Custom work is welcome! Custom orders will take three to five weeks production time. Will communicate with updates. Photos will be sent for final approval. When approved I will post and message you with link.