DakotaDesignsJewelry

Personalized Jewelry & Gifts Handmade in Kansas City MO

Kansas City, Missouri · 9404 Sales

DakotaDesignsJewelry

Personalized Jewelry & Gifts Handmade in Kansas City MO

Kansas City, Missouri 9404 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1839)

Announcement   Personalized jewelry & gifts with names, Braille, Morse Code, GPS coordinates gifts, longitude latitude, leather keychains, memorial jewelry, personalized groomsmen gifts, custom wedding bands, secret message jewelry, custom leather medical jewelry.
Dakota Designs Jewelry -Handmade in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, as seen in Seventeen magazine!!
Give a custom sentimental gift! ❤️ Custom Orders will Ship 1-2 weeks from the date purchased! >>>||
||>>>> 100% HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA <<<<||
Thank you so much for looking, I am so appreciative of your support in buying handmade!
xoxo,
Summer
To see my newest designs and win free jewelry please follow me on
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dakotadesigns
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summer.mcdowell.779
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dd.etsy
Back to my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dakotadesignsjewelry

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 20, 2017

Personalized jewelry & gifts with names, Braille, Morse Code, GPS coordinates gifts, longitude latitude, leather keychains, memorial jewelry, personalized groomsmen gifts, custom wedding bands, secret message jewelry, custom leather medical jewelry.
Dakota Designs Jewelry -Handmade in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, as seen in Seventeen magazine!!
Give a custom sentimental gift! ❤️ Custom Orders will Ship 1-2 weeks from the date purchased! >>>||
||>>>> 100% HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA <<<<||
Thank you so much for looking, I am so appreciative of your support in buying handmade!
xoxo,
Summer
To see my newest designs and win free jewelry please follow me on
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dakotadesigns
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summer.mcdowell.779
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dd.etsy
Back to my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dakotadesignsjewelry

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About

Dakota Designs || Jewelry & Personalized Gifts Handcrafted in America || https://www.instagram.com/dakotadesigns

Welcome!
Dakota Designs is my collection of personalized gifts and handcrafted jewelry that I design and make here in the heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri. I named my shop after my daughter, Dakota, in 2004. I am an American 100% handcrafted business owner. We strive to use only American made, local products, leather, American mined gemstones, and recycled packaging.

My name is Summer, I'm married to my best friend, a KCFD firefighter, and the best Dad in the world. I'm the proud mom of three teenagers. I'm a full-time silversmith and jewelry designer in Kansas city, Missouri. I have been designing jewelry for 30+ (yikes!) years. I fell in love with working with metals and designing jewelry when I saved up and spent all of my allowance on a little jewelry making kit in first grade. I was seriously hooked and I've been sawing on metal, designing with beads and playing with tools ever since. On trips I collected handmade jewelry and beads from all over the world, Madrid, Marrakesh, Venice, London, Jerusalem, Lublin, Vienna, S'Agaró, Taxco, etc. Growing up, I spent hundreds of hours making jewelry and gifts for friends and family with my little treasures.

Fast forward to 2009, a friend introduced me to Etsy and helped me open my own Etsy jewelry shop. I was taking college classes, private silversmithing classes, working (making jewelry for a local jewelry company), and raising my family. I was praying every single day on my drive to work to be able to quit my day job to be home with my family. In 2012, the first day of summer, my dream came true and I became a full time stay-at-home silversmith Momma. My Etsy shop literally took off, and I ended up outgrowing two different studios my hubby set up for me in our home. All 3 kids were helping make and package orders, brand leather, assemble snaps, my husband was stamping bracelets, carving wax, running all over getting supplies, even our extended family was helping during busy seasons. My Etsy shop took over our home! So last winter, my hubby designed and built me my own silversmithing shop. I'm still a stay-at-home silversmith Momma, but now being at home with my family means being 100% present because I can shut the door on my studio and be done with work at the end of the day.

Designing and creating jewelry and gifts with meaning to others brings me joy. Silversmithing is my passion. Getting to use my own two hands to do that and playing with fire and metal means I wake up excited to work everyday, (I almost feel guilty!)

A few of my favorite things are… spending time with my family, my American bulldog, sunshine, nature, Indian food, hardware stores, my studio, reading, watching the sunset on the water, getting packages in the mail, traveling, and of course making jewelry! My inspiration comes from traveling, the beach, sunsets, nature, textiles, and God's creations. Thanks for listening! Feel free to send me a convo to say hi or for special requests. :)

Thank you for all of your support in buying 100% handmade in the USA.
Summer ♥ xoxo

Back to My shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DakotaDesignsJewelry
My Etsy Bio: https://www.etsy.com/people/DakotaDesignsJewelry
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summer.mcdowell.779
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/dd.etsy/

Shop members

  • Summer McDowell

    Owner, Silversmith, Mom & Wife

    I am a silversmith, the proud mom of 3 teenagers, married to my best friend (a firefighter), a child of God, I am happiest with my family and my dog, working & playing with fire & metal .

  • Jeremiah

    Partner

    Jeremiah is my partner, husband, metal stamper, and my best friend. He is a driver for the Kansas City Fire Department, KCFD. He just designed and built my own huge metalsmithing shop!! He is the Best Husband & Dad EVER!

  • Dakota McDowell

    Artist

    Dakota is the namesake for the company. She helps with everything from designing to post office runs. She is an amazing artist, photographer, student, worker, and daughter! She will be headed to the University of Arkansas this fall.

  • My Security Guard

    Guard Dog/ Cuddlebug

    Coach is our highly paid and spoiled security guard. (she is paid in treats, and vacations)

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Last updated on Feb 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

How do I personalize my order?
Please add your instructions to me into the notes to seller during checkout.

How do I chose a font?

Good question, go ahead and look through my shop and when you find a font you like just mention the name of the item in the notes to seller at checkout.

How long does it take to get my custom order?

Custom and personalized orders take 5-7 business days, usually, for me to make them completely by hand with attention to detail and care. I will then take them to the post office and ship them the method you chose at checkout. US First class takes 3-5 business days, Priority takes 2-3 business days, Express takes 1-2 business days. International delivery varies greatly between 2-12 weeks depending on your local delivery service and customs.

My international tracking stopped in Chicago, IL, what do I do?

My USPS international tracking stops in Chicago, IL. (that's the international sort center for my part of the country) then it isn't updated until it clears customs or is delivered. This is when you can contact your local postal service for an update on delivery.
You can continue to check delivery status by going to usps.com and clicking on Track & Confirm https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction!input.action and use the tracking number. The free online tracking is at the moment only available to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, France, Netherlands, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Israel & Brazil. Your local post should be able to provide an update with your tracking. Please allow up to 12 weeks.

How do I know my ring size?

You can order a $2 reusable ring sizer in my shop, and I will send you a code for $5 off your next order with the sizer. :) It's a Win/win!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/127731229/ring-sizer-free-shipping-reusable-fits

Wholesale availability

Dakota Designs does offer wholesale and retail. I have a minimum & a turnaround time a little longer than my shop's. If you'd like more info shoot me a message with your shop website and give me an idea of what you are interested in ordering. Thanks! :)

Do you accept custom orders?

Yes! I love custom orders, send me a convo or an email and let's discuss your ideas!

I need a different size, what should I do?

No problem! Here is the link to have that done: https://www.etsy.com/listing/201495308/resize-or-repair