betsybensen

hand crafted, one of a kind artisan jewelry

Oregon, United States · 877 Sales

betsybensen

hand crafted, one of a kind artisan jewelry

Oregon, United States 877 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   One of a kind, artisan jewelry. Hand fabricated in silver and gold, featuring agates, jaspers, pearls and semi precious stones. I've been a full time metalsmith and jewelry maker for the past 30 years and still love what I do. I hope you will too!

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2016

One of a kind, artisan jewelry. Hand fabricated in silver and gold, featuring agates, jaspers, pearls and semi precious stones. I've been a full time metalsmith and jewelry maker for the past 30 years and still love what I do. I hope you will too!

betsy bensen

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5 out of 5 stars
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Judy Phillips

Judy Phillips on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love it Betsy! You are the greatest! Many thanks, you always give it your all!

dhigh

dhigh on Sep 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are gorgeous! This was my first purchase but won't be my last. Very nice experience. Thank you!

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in the beginning...

I've always loved making things, and from the start, art class was simply the best part of the school day for me. But when I got to college I tried everything. Alongside art classes I was dabbling in biology, astronomy, even auto mechanics... and eventually chose to major in Anthropology with an Art minor. What I ended up with, after 5 years, was a degree in Art History.

My career path took shape in the metals department of the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where I was searching for something that would satisfy my desire to make things and my tendency to be detail oriented. It took several years and lots of patience before I finally felt that I had found my place.

Over the years, my work has come to focus on the stones that I love, the non-precious stones, the jaspers and agates. Every now and then I think " hmm, maybe I should have majored in geology...".

The bottom line is, I love what I do, and look forward to getting into my studio every morning.

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