chatoyantdesign

handcrafted jewelry

Wyoming, United States · 20 Sales

chatoyantdesign

handcrafted jewelry

Wyoming, United States 20 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop! Chatoyant means “luminous like a cat’s eye,” but I interpret it to also include how adornment and feeling beautiful make us glow from within. My hand-made pieces are inspired by nature and a rich historical backdrop: creations infused with antiquity, cultural heritage, and decorative arts.

These are limited works composed of my lampwork and other fine glass, hand-formed and etched metals, silver or gold, semi-precious stones, vintage objects, the organic, and the unique. Many are one-of-a-kind and feature time worn beads, historical motifs, and fabulous natural and faux materials never to be made again. All my pieces are limited editions, and duplicates are rarely made.

Announcement

Welcome to my shop! Chatoyant means “luminous like a cat’s eye,” but I interpret it to also include how adornment and feeling beautiful make us glow from within. My hand-made pieces are inspired by nature and a rich historical backdrop: creations infused with antiquity, cultural heritage, and decorative arts.

These are limited works composed of my lampwork and other fine glass, hand-formed and etched metals, silver or gold, semi-precious stones, vintage objects, the organic, and the unique. Many are one-of-a-kind and feature time worn beads, historical motifs, and fabulous natural and faux materials never to be made again. All my pieces are limited editions, and duplicates are rarely made.

Linda Naoi Goetz

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Linda Naoi Goetz

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About

Wearable art combining natural elements with historical inspiration

My first pieces of created jewelry came from random bits from my mom’s sewing box, where she stored her sewing notions and jewelry that needed to be restrung. As a child, I pretended these stray pieces came from an archaeological site and combined them to create something new for her to wear (and sometimes she did!).

Now, I actually am an archaeologist and historian living in Wyoming with my archaeologist husband and four cats. When we conduct our archaeological work, we study the natural environment, geology, and history of each area to place anything that we find into a complete context. Working outdoors, I am inspired by the infinite variety of nature: rocks, soils, plants, trees, birds, fish, and animals. My pieces have motifs drawn from ancient to medieval societies and indigenous cultures across the world. I am also inspired by antiques and decorative historical elements, particularly from the Art Nouveau and Renaissance. My creations spring from the beauty and mystery inherent in the natural world infused with elements of antiquity, cultural traditions, and personal expression. (Note: none of my pieces include any artifacts from archaeological sites. We record items in place or they are collected and curated in museums.)

I have been designing jewelry professionally for over 20 years, incorporating new skills whenever I can; I’ve learned lampworking, silversmithing, etching, fusing, and weaving from several wonderful teachers. My pieces have been exhibited in magazines, art shows, and galleries.

My husband found this quote and it continues to inspire me. I hope I live up to its ideal, even in the smallest way.

“The artist is meant to put the objects of the world together in such a way that through them you will experience that light, that radiance which is the light of our consciousness and which all things both hide, and when properly looked upon, reveal. Artists are magical helpers evoking symbols and motifs that connect us to our deeper selves.”
-Robert Campbell, Pathways to Bliss

Enjoy! And thank you for taking some time to visit my shop. Please stop by again to see my continually evolving inventory.

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  • Linda

    Owner, Designer

    I live in the inter-mountain West, enjoying the wildlife, mountains, and lots of wind. I'm a night owl, often working into the wee hours, usually with a couple cats by my side, listening to music or watching a classic movie.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2013
Thank you for visiting my shop - Chatoyant Design. I make each piece of unique art jewelry by hand. Many of my pieces include my own lampwork glass beads that are annealed in a kiln for strength. I also incorporate other varieties of beads (modern, vintage, and antique) and semiprecious gemstones with mixed metals, leather, and/or fibers. Nature, history, architecture, and intriguing combinations influence my designs.

Most of my photos are scaled to show overviews or details of my pieces. Please refer to the measurements accompanying each item to determine length/size.

All designs, photographs, and descriptions are copyrighted © Chatoyant Design, 2003-2013.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I accept returns up to 7 days after purchase. Returned items must be in original condition and packaging. Shipping costs are not refundable. Chatoyant Design is not responsible for any loss or damage to items during shipping. Due to their nature, custom orders cannot be returned.
Payment
Chatoyant Design accepts major credit cards and Etsy gift cards.

Please note that Chatoyant Design reserves the right to cancel an order for any reason. Should an order be cancelled, you will be notified within 24 hours of your purchase and your payment will be fully refunded.
Shipping
Your order will ship out as quickly as possible, usually within 3 to 5 business days of the date of purchase. Chatoyant Design ships all items via USPS with Delivery Confirmation to U.S. addresses. I will email you through Etsy with the tracking number for your order when your package ships. All orders will be packed securely so my pieces will arrive safely at their new homes.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
For all international orders, including Canada, Chatoyant Design ships via USPS First Class Mail International (Airmail). International First Class mail packages cannot be tracked once they leave my hands. Delivery times for international packages vary between 7 and 30 business days. Depending on where you are, your package might encounter weather delays and/or have to navigate continents and oceans, and will always have to pass through your country's customs office. This can take a while.

Chatoyant Design is not responsible for any associated tariffs that may be placed on international orders. In accordance with international laws, I include a receipt in every international package I mail out.

Please contact me before ordering if you would like to pay an extra fee to have your items shipped via Registered Mail, which includes insurance and tracking.
Additional policies and FAQs
Like all fine jewelry and wearable art, your purchase should be treated well. Do not expose any jewelry to chlorine (in treated pool water or bleach). Try not to exercise, swim, or sleep in your jewelry. Protect your jewelry by storing it in a plastic bag to protect it from scratching and humidity. Use a jewelry cloth to clean pieces or to remove any tarnish that might occur over time.