Handmade jewelry by Amanda Bristow

Eugene, Oregon · 231 Sales


Handmade jewelry by Amanda Bristow

Eugene, Oregon 231 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Bristorium is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Greetings! The Bristorium will be closed for the next few weeks while I put on my baker's hat for my partner's summer food business! Check back in mid July for all your favorite critters :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 19, 2017

Greetings! The Bristorium will be closed for the next few weeks while I put on my baker's hat for my partner's summer food business! Check back in mid July for all your favorite critters :)

Amanda Bristow

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Amanda Bristow


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Cyrus Heiduska

Cyrus Heiduska on Jul 9, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

The medallion is gorgeous and well crafted, the attachment to the ring part is cute, and delivery was prompt. I knocked one star off because the ring does not wear well as a ring: between the skinny round band and the jumbo size and flat shape of the medallion, it tends to flop over to a weird angle, or just rotate to the side of my finger. I recommend buying the medallion as a pendant rather than as a ring.

max Gibson

max Gibson on Jul 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

juarezrivaro on Jul 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought for gifting and it was well received.Speedy shipping and well wrapped.Thanks so much.I will watch for more items definitely.

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Some time ago...

In a land covered in moss and spider webs, a young girl was born. She was quiet and sensitive, with a heart that beat much too loudly for her tiny frame.
To drown out all that wild drumming she ran to the woods and the roaring icy rivers.

She talked to animals and fell in love with mountains. She whispered secrets across oceans and they told her some of their own in return.

She wandered ravenous through windy plains and dusky forests, always looking for something to hush her noisy heart, until one chilly evening…

The petite girl happened upon a starlit gathering of the most delightful woodland spirits!

They showed her how to turn leaves into silver and thoughts into glittering jewels. They traded stories and made baubles until their roots were black and their throats were sore.

But all too soon the horizon began to turn a rosy pink, so the girl bid her new friends goodbye as they floated away, perhaps to sparkle somewhere in another dark grove of trees.

Alone again but now carrying the echoing spirit of the forest, the girl resumed her travels, sweeping across continents and sailing vast seas. She continued this way for some time, all the while her hands gracefully making enchanted trinkets.

But after the passing of many seasons the girl began to grow weary of her feverish wanderings and stopped for a rest in a brilliant sunlit meadow.
It was mostly silent except for a few songbirds’ echoing hymns. It was then that she noticed her heartbeat had grown quite soft. It had seemed after all this time her hands had figured out something that her mind could not…

just how to quiet her rumbling heart.

Welcome noisy hearts and soft ones too!

Shop members

  • Amanda Bristow

    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2015
Thank you for stopping by the Bristorium.
All jewelry is handmade by myself in Seattle, WA.

Since I am my only employee, I tend to work in small batches and limited runs. If you have seen an item in the past that I no longer carry in my shop, send me a message and chances are, I can make one right up.

Check back frequently, as new animals and woodsey treasures are always being added to the menagerie!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I currently accept PayPal, credit cards, or Etsy Gift Cards.
Payment is due at the time of purchase.
Items will ship once payment clears.
Please check to see that your Etsy address you have provided me is correct. This is the address I will ship to unless otherwise noted.

I ship USPS Priority to ensure a safe, speedy, insured and trackable transit for your package.
In most cases this should be 1-3 business days for US addresses.
For international customers the USPS estimate is 6-10 business days but does not include any time or fees customs may tack on.

These shipping estimates, however, do not apply to the month of December, as it can get pretty busy at the post office!
Refunds and Exchanges
It is important to me that my customers are happy, so if for any reason you would like to return a piece of jewelry, please send me a message and I will work with you to address your concern.

Returns must be sent back safely and securely, which includes a sturdy box and reliable shipping method with tracking and insurance. Jewelry must be in its original condition.
You the buyer are responsible for return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
RING SIZING FOR WEDDING SETS: I encourage customers to have their fingers sized professionally in both warm and cold conditions to make sure your ring will be the perfect fit. Sizing is always much more accurate when done in person with a ring sizer that is similar in width to your desired band.
I do not offer free resizing. If you find that you do need a different size, send me a message and we will get the process started for a more comfortably fitting ring.

ENGRAVING: To keep costs down for you, I do not offer engraving, but most jewelry stores will give you an excellent (and far cheaper) price for this service :)

METALS: I only use solid sterling silver, gold, and bronze. None of these metals are plated or treated except for a naturally derived patina that I apply to the darker, more "antique" looking pieces. Skin allergies or *green ring fingers* are rare with these metals and patina, but as everyone's skin chemistry is different, I cannot guarantee that they are hypoallergenic.

*A note on green ring fingers...
If a piece of jewelry, especially a ring, turns your skin green it is most likely due to the plating wearing away to expose the base metal (copper, brass or nickle) which often reacts with the skin to cause a green discoloration.