Earrings for your Wild Side!

Chico, California · 213 Sales


Earrings for your Wild Side!

Chico, California 213 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Note from shop owner Hello All! Taking a beak for the summer <3

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Last updated on Jun 13, 2016

Hello All! Taking a beak for the summer <3

Claire Fong

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An Irrepressible Love of Making Adornment

I've always loved to make things. I started sewing in junior high school and eventually majored in Fashion Design at the California College of Arts (and Crafts) in San Francisco. I've had stints as a costume designer for a ballet company, a seamstress in a haunted costume shop and an art instructor at a sleep-away camp where I swear, every 80s camp movie cliche came to life. Over the years, my passion for making clothes morphed into a love of making jewelry.

I LOVE big jewelry. But after years of wearing huge, heavy earrings, I realized that unless I wanted earlobe reconstruction surgery at 40, I needed to find an alternative to weighty earrings. I discovered the versatility of leather and a decade later, I'm still inspired by the material. Leather can be pure color or pure texture. It's light weight, easy to work with, and continuously inspiring.

I originally used only recycled leather. I'd troll thrift stores looking for leather mini skirts and leather jackets in unusual colors to take home and cut into earrings. I still use some re-purposed leather but I also order leather from a company that processes their leather in the U.S. using only by-products from the food industry.

In 2004, I made my first pair of leather feather earrings for myself as an experiment. I made a few more pairs for friends as gifts and eventually wound up creating a business out of leather jewelry. Every item in my shop was made by me. I work out of a sweet little studio behind my house where I hand-cut every item and hand paint every feather.

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoy what I do.

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  • Claire Fong

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A teenage raver turned jewelry maker.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 29, 2011

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If there is a serious flaw with your item, I will exchange it within 2 weeks of arrival. I do not do refunds.
-Expect your order within 7-10 days.
-If you need your item sooner, please let me know when you initially make your purchase.
-I can often overnight or send things priority shipping, at an extra cost.
-Some items are made to order and take a few days longer to ship out.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in ordering for your store or boutique, please let me know!

My wholesale order minimum is 10 pairs.

Please contact me at ClaireR.Fong [!at] for prices.