DakotaDesignsJewelry

Personalized Jewelry & Gifts Handmade in Missouri, USA

Kansas City, Missouri On Etsy since 2009

15,728 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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DakotaDesignsJewelry

Personalized Jewelry & Gifts Handmade in Missouri, USA

Kansas City, Missouri | 15,728 Sales

Announcement    Are there delays due to COVID-19/Coronavirus?
I am working every day from home shipping most of my orders within 1-3 business days! Your support of my small business means so much to my family and I, thank you!
Personalized jewelry & custom gifts, handmade with love in Kansas City, Missouri USA. Braille, Memorial jewelry, Morse Code, Roman Numerals, GPS coordinates, longitude-latitude, leather keychains, personalized groomsmen gifts, custom wedding bands, secret message jewelry, custom leather, and medical jewelry all made with a rustic handmade charm here in my shop in KC located in the heart of America.
Ten percent of all of my sales go to support www.RendedHeart.org a wonderful anti-trafficking organization rescuing, supporting and providing shelter and aftercare for victims of human trafficking right here in Kansas City. I’m also a huge fan and supporter of www.OURrescue.org. @OURRescue founder Tim Ballard, (former CIA and DHS) is working hard saving children that are being trafficked all over the world.
Please know that your support of my handmade jewelry is helping make a difference in the world right now! You are helping to stop human trafficking and helping survivors find hope and empowerment in their new lives, thank you for your help & support in making a change in the world.

Dakota Designs Jewelry - As seen on TV on Jane The Virgin, CW's Arrow, and in Seventeen magazine!!
||>>>> 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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Announcement

Last updated on Jul 14, 2020

Are there delays due to COVID-19/Coronavirus?
I am working every day from home shipping most of my orders within 1-3 business days! Your support of my small business means so much to my family and I, thank you!
Personalized jewelry & custom gifts, handmade with love in Kansas City, Missouri USA. Braille, Memorial jewelry, Morse Code, Roman Numerals, GPS coordinates, longitude-latitude, leather keychains, personalized groomsmen gifts, custom wedding bands, secret message jewelry, custom leather, and medical jewelry all made with a rustic handmade charm here in my shop in KC located in the heart of America.
Ten percent of all of my sales go to support www.RendedHeart.org a wonderful anti-trafficking organization rescuing, supporting and providing shelter and aftercare for victims of human trafficking right here in Kansas City. I’m also a huge fan and supporter of www.OURrescue.org. @OURRescue founder Tim Ballard, (former CIA and DHS) is working hard saving children that are being trafficked all over the world.
Please know that your support of my handmade jewelry is helping make a difference in the world right now! You are helping to stop human trafficking and helping survivors find hope and empowerment in their new lives, thank you for your help & support in making a change in the world.

Dakota Designs Jewelry - As seen on TV on Jane The Virgin, CW's Arrow, and in Seventeen magazine!!
||>>>> 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
https://wornontv.net/81020/
https://wornontv.net/81058/

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About DakotaDesignsJewelry

Sales 15,728
On Etsy since 2009

Dakota Designs || Jewelry & Personalized Gifts Handcrafted in America || www.dakotadesignsjewelry.com

Welcome to my Etsy shop! My name is Summer McDowell, I'm married to my best friend, a KCFD firefighter. We're the very proud parents of three kids, a 17, an 18, and a 21 year old. I'm a full-time metalsmith and jewelry designer in Kansas City, Missouri. I've been designing and making jewelry for 30+ years. Dakota Designs is my line of personalized gifts and handmade jewelry that I make here in the heart of America, Missouri. I named my business after my daughter, Dakota, in 2004. I strive to use only American made, local products, local ethically sourced leather, American mined gemstones, and recycled packaging. We are a 100% handcrafted-American-made business.
I fell in love with working with metals and designing jewelry in 1st grade when I saved up and spent all of my allowance on a little jewelry making kit. I was seriously hooked and I've been sawing on metal, designing with beads and playing with tools ever since. 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 part-time making jewelry for a local jewelry company, and raising my family. In 2012, my Etsy shop literally took off, thank you Etsy!! 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 with packaging orders during busy seasons. My Etsy shop completely took over our home! In 2015, my hubby designed and built me my own workshop on our land. BEST husband ever!
Designing and creating jewelry and gifts with meaning to others brings me joy. I put my heart into each piece, I say a prayer for each recipient of the memorial pieces I make. I love making something that brings a little smile, joy, or comfort to the person wearing it, it's my passion. Getting to use my own two hands to do that and playing with fire and metal means that I love going to work every day.
My designs have been featured in Seventeen Magazine, worn by Gina Rodriguez, as Jane Villanueva on Jane The Virgin, and worn by Juliana Harkavy, as Dinah Drake on CW's Arrow, twice!!
A few of my favorite things are… spending time with my family and my dogs, cooking, gardening, sunshine, nature, hardware stores, my tools and workshop, reading real books with real pages that turn, road trips, sunsets, and of course... making jewelry! 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 handmade in the USA. A portion of my sales goes to support www.RendedHeart.org an organization that supports and provides shelter, medical and legal advocacy, and aftercare for victims of human trafficking. Your support of my handmade jewelry is helping make a difference in the world right now! You are helping survivors find hope and empowerment in their new lives.

Blessings,
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/
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Shop members

  • Summer McDowell

    Owner, Maker

    I am a jeweler, small business owner, mom, dog momma, and wife.

  • Jeremiah McDowell

    KCFD Firefighter / Partner

    Jeremiah is my partner, husband, metal stamper, and my best friend. He designed and built my own huge metalsmithing shop!!

  • Dakota McDowell

    Company Namesake

    Dakota is the namesake for our company, and she is the best daughter in the World!

  • Rosco

    Shop Distraction & Entertainment

    Rosco is the king of distracting me with snuggles and shenanigans while I'm working.

  • My Security Guard

    Guard Dog/ Best Friend/ Rosco's Favorite Chew Toy

    Coach is my security guard and is never more than a few feet away from me, unless she is sneaking over for playdates with our neighbors. :)

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 20, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Are there delays due to COVID-19 Coronavirus?

There are no delays, I am working every day from home shipping my orders within 1-2 business days! Your support of my small business means so much to me and my family, thank you! Stay safe and healthy! 😊

How do I chose a font?

Good question! If you don't like the one shown in the photos just 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 or message me with the link to it. If I can make it fit I will use it otherwise I will use the font shown in the listing's photos.

Wholesale availability

Dakota Designs is currently in retail stores in the US and is available for wholesale and retail. My wholesale turnaround time is a little longer than my shop's. If you'd like more info, send me an Etsy message or email dakotadesigns@yahoo.com to give me an idea of what you are interested in ordering. Thanks! :)

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

Custom and personalized orders

How do I personalize my order? There will be a box during checkout where you can give me your instructions or feel free to send me an Etsy convo with your order number and instructions.