bitterfruitjewelry

Sweet Jewelry by Diana Paris

Oregon, United States · 42 Sales

bitterfruitjewelry

Sweet Jewelry by Diana Paris

Oregon, United States 42 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   With each piece of jewelry I make I think of the Aristotle quote, "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet". My work involves a lot of time and very few tools. I like for it to have a little bit of that "wabi sabi" character to it, it makes me feel more connected to my work.

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With each piece of jewelry I make I think of the Aristotle quote, "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet". My work involves a lot of time and very few tools. I like for it to have a little bit of that "wabi sabi" character to it, it makes me feel more connected to my work.

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Penguinchikp

Penguinchikp on Feb 19, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Very nice ring.. great seller!!

karen chaplin

karen chaplin on Aug 14, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous work of art. A real treasure, unlike any other. Thank you very much! Obviously very pleased...

drhayes

drhayes on Feb 26, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The piece was beautiful, arrived in perfect condition, and my wife loved it. Great quality, well represented in the photos. I'm a happy camper.

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Patience is Sweet

I took to jewelry making like a duck takes to water. I had always enjoyed artistic persuits, but it wasn't until I landed a job at a bead store that I really began to explore jewelry design. It started off with simple stringing and as my curiousity grew so did my repertoire of techniques. My first experience with the torch felt like pure magic.

I've had a lot of people ask me about my shop name. Some say that the word "bitter" has negative connotations, but when I think of bitterness I think of it as a balance to sweetness. It made perfect sense once I found the quote "Patience is bitter, but it's fruit is sweet", because the primary ingredient in my jewelry is time. I have only the basic tools to work with, and sometimes when I am working on a piece I have to remind myself not to rush, to let the work come along at it's own pace. I want my jewelry to have that handmade quality and think that too many machines take away from that feeling of imperfect beauty.

I get a thrill when I ship my jewelry to a place I've never been; I wonder if it will be given to a cherished love one, where it will be kept, whether or not it will be lost and found. I hope that when someone wears a piece of my jewelry they can feel the pride that went into making it.

As long as there is breath in my bones I will create. This shop gives me the opportunity to keep exploring and expanding. With patience and a little luck I hope for it to one day be my full time job so that I can spend the rest of my life doing what I love most.

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  • Diana Paris

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have an intense love of all things art related. Few things make me happier than a hot cup of coffee in the studio. If I'm not making jewelry I am usually knitting, reading or training for roller derby.

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Last updated on November 14, 2011

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I prefer Paypal but will accept other forms of payment provided the details are worked out in advance. Once an item has been purchased I will wait 24 hours for payment and if payment has not been received within this time the item will be re-listed.
Shipping
Once payment has cleared the item will be shipped within the next 3 business days. I ship 1st class via USPS unless other arrangements have been made. All items shipped within the U.S. are shipped with insurance included. All items sent to Canada ship free first class. If you have any questions regarding shipment please convo me.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am not responsible for losses or damages during shipment, but I will do everything I can to help you track down your item. All items within the U.S. are shipped insured so in the event that an item is damaged during shipment please contact me.
Returns are accepted within 1 week provided you have contacted me and let me know you will be returning the item. Items may be returned for STORE CREDIT only. The fastest way to reach me is through convos on Etsy rather than email.
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I guarantee the quality and workmanship of my jewelry. If there is any problem please contact me so that we can come to an amicable solution.