CLSwol

Handmade Silver & Gold Jewelry

Hyattsville, Maryland · 46 Sales

CLSwol

Handmade Silver & Gold Jewelry

Hyattsville, Maryland 46 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Carol-lynn Swol

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Carol-lynn Swol

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adriturtle

adriturtle on Nov 5, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love my "wee seed" earrings. They are so versatile! The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the overall package is perfect. I need more CLPoore products.

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About

I create well-crafted handmade jewelry ranging from organic and rustic to contemporary and sleek.

Metalsmithing is my passion and heritage as working with metal has been a consistent thread throughout my life. My father is a blacksmith and my maternal grandfather was a tinsmith.

As a young girl I hammered at the anvil and that sound, the malleability of the metal, and the transformation of shape had me enthralled. After earning a BA in anthropology and pursuing non-art careers, I decided to follow my love of and legacy in metal to earn an MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design after which I taught metalsmithing and jewelry design as a full-time professor in the Midwest. We relocated to the DC-metro area where I now make jewelry in my home-based workshop/studio.

I enjoy creating jewelry that illustrates a variation on a theme using new and reclaimed sterling silver and karat gold, gems and stones, and Tyvek. My work could be considered limited production rather than one-of-a-kind production, but no two items will ever be exactly the same as each is item is handmade by me using traditional and cutting-edge techniques.

I also create wearable and durable jewelry with Tyvek, a plastic paper-like product, generating visual and tactile forms inspired by my love of books and forms found in the natural world. Tyvek, is a plastic product that feels as delicate as paper, but is far more durable. It is in the duality of this material that I yearn to find a balance between durability and ephemeral-seeming and between intentionality and spontaneity in design and form.

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  • Carol-lynn Swol

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am a metalsmith/jeweler and I am honored when seeing or knowing that my work will be worn. I strive to design and create jewelry that has refined warmth and beauty—the kind of jewelry you put on and want to keep wearing.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 9, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop. The work in my Etsy shop has been made my me in my home workshop. I try my best to illustrate the jewelry accurately through the images and provided measurements. Please do not hesitate to ask me your questions.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal & Etsy Direct Payment
Shipping
Jewelry currently in inventory will ship in 1-3 business days after receipt of payment.

Made-to-Order jewelry will be shipped in 10-14 business days after receipt of payment.

US Domestic Shipping: All items that are posted for delivery within the United States will ship USPS - First Class.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is my hope that you are pleased with the item you receive. If you receive an item that you are not happy with, please contact me within 2 days of receiving it. The item must be returned within 7 days. A refund will be given upon receipt of the returned item to the seller via the original method of payment. Seller is not responsible for returns lost in the mail. Return shipping will be paid by the buyer.