Africa Inspired Handcrafted Jewelry for Women and Men.

Dallas, Texas | 63 Sales


Africa Inspired Handcrafted Jewelry for Women and Men.

Dallas, Texas 63 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars



Last updated on Dec 6, 2018


Dawn Franklin

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Dawn Franklin

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Living and Designing within an Inspired Intentional Life


I welcome you and extend gratitude to you for visiting with me.

I am Dawn-the owner and creative designer of this inspired company. It is my purpose to create. I enjoy every aspect of the design journey and it is my hope that you will enjoy what I have to offer.

Although I began this inspired journey just a few years ago, it was my passion for color and form that encouraged me to find a place in the art of jewelry design. I have learned so much about the richness and beauty of my African heritage throughout my lifetime. I am still a student. Africa in all of its beauty and strength is infused in the culture of so many others around the world and because of this truth-it is a necessity for me to create jewelry that is reflective of this amazing culture. They don't call it "The Motherland" for nothing.

I believe that jewelry design is an art-a dialect all its own. It is an artistic expression of elements both seen and unseen. This is the definition of "Faith" in which I walk this journey each day. God has blessed me with a few gifts. It is my responsibility to respond to him (in gratefulness) by using at least one-to show him how much I appreciate it.

It is my hope that one of my designs reaches you and teaches you.

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  • Dawn R Franklin

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    Dawn Franklin Designs is an accessories brand that offers hand designed jewelry for women and men with a focus on authentic traditional African artistic brass elements set with semi precious gemstones, exotic woods and recycled materials.

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Last updated on September 26, 2017

Dawn Franklin Designs is a privately, independently owned designed company. I have created a company with integrity, honor and excellent customer service.

I am grateful for your visit and will make sure that you have a memorable experience when shopping with me.

Thank you and Be well on your Journey.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Discover
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  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
No refunds. Exchanges only. Please contact me within 3 (calendar) days of receipt of purchase to request exchange and to discuss reason. It is important to me that you enjoy your piece. Shipping will be at your (the customer) expense.

I will always provide accurate descriptions of each piece with all known disclosures. I welcome all questions regarding my designs. Again, it is important to me that you enjoy your piece.

The type metal used in most designs is tarnish resistant wire and/or pewter. These metals may (still) oxidize over time with frequent wear therefore cannot be a "reason" for return. You may use a (dry) jewelry cloth to clean and restore shine of metals. When sterling silver or karat gold (precious metals) is used in a design it will be specified within the description.

Each design is carefully handcrafted and requires delicate handling. I strongly advise that you store your piece in a jewelry box or in another type of air tight container. It is necessary to protect your piece from the atmosphere (of heat & moisture) as much as possible. I also advise against wearing your piece(s) in water or applying any type of body products (i.e. perfume/colognes) after placing jewelry.
If you are a first time buyer on Etsy or if you need assistance please visit- http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

I am currently accepting all major credit cards and PayPal. You are not required to have a PayPal account. Upon checking out you will have the option of using your debit or credit card. Either option will ensure a secure processing of your payment.


I do not accept cancellations of orders. I advise that you consider your selection prior to making a purchase. I welcome all inquiries about my pieces. It is important to me that you are satisfied with your selection.
All orders are processed within 1-2 business days of confirmed payment. Your purchase will be packed carefully and shipped to the address that you provide at the point of checkout. You will receive an email notification when your purchase is shipped.

I ship all orders Monday-Friday by 12:00 pm (central standard time/CST) only. Purchases made after 12:00 pm (central standard time) on a Friday will be shipped on next business day. If a purchase is made on a national/federal holiday it will be mailed on next business day.

I currently ship USPS Priority Mail (flat rate) with a 2-3 day delivery. If you require a shipping upgrade please contact me for shipping rates.
Additional policies and FAQs
REPAIR POLICY (please read carefully)

Because of the nature of my business I will repair all designs within 90 days of purchase (beginning July 1, 2014) at no cost. Because my designs often include handmade exports and one of kind pieces I cannot guarantee an exact match if a focus piece is lost of damaged. I will receive customer authorization of substitutes (if necessary) before completing repair. All repairs will be completed within 2 weeks of receipt from customer.

CUSTOM ORDERS (please read carefully)


If you would like a custom designed piece please contact me. We will discuss your design ideas and preferences. All custom order designs are completed within a 4 week period of time. If you require a piece within a shorter time frame you will be charged an additional 10% of the total cost of your piece. You (the customer/co designer) will be required to pay 50% of the total cost of the piece prior to receiving first design draft. All custom orders will be communicated via online photos (drafts) and will require a signature of acceptance throughout the process. You (the customer/co designer) will be allowed up to 3 revisions throughout the design process.

The final payment (balance) will be due at the completion of the custom design project. The completed piece(s) will be mailed within 1-2 business days of the confirmation of the final payment. COMPANY SHIPPING POLICIES WILL APPLY.