DearGirlJewelry

Dear Girl - Jewelry with Intention

178 Sales

DearGirlJewelry

Dear Girl - Jewelry with Intention

178 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop! I currently do not have any items listed here on Etsy, but am open to creating custom pieces. Please use the "contact" link to tell me about all your handmade jewelry desires!

While I am not at the regular Happy Valley Farmers Market this year, you'll find me at their Holiday Market at Clackamas High School on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 8, 2018

Welcome to my shop! I currently do not have any items listed here on Etsy, but am open to creating custom pieces. Please use the "contact" link to tell me about all your handmade jewelry desires!

While I am not at the regular Happy Valley Farmers Market this year, you'll find me at their Holiday Market at Clackamas High School on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Jennifer Saltmarsh Manullang

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Jennifer Saltmarsh Manullang

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Are you a quilter, or do you love someone who quilts? This DearGirl bag charm is made up of colorful dyed shell coins beads, glass beads, and antiqued silver charms ("I hearts QUILTING" and a Singer sewing machine). $7 in my Etsy shop.

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Pretty things are more special when they're one-of-a-kind.

I’ve always loved sparkly things, but I became fascinated with researching gemstones after my father died. He had worn an onyx ring, and I wanted to get a piece of onyx jewelry in remembrance of him. I was surprised to read that onyx is commonly used by crystal healers for grief therapy, and suddenly I felt that wearing onyx gave me an even stronger connection to my dad. Does it matter that it might have all been in my head? No. Not even a little bit. :)

I studied further and discovered that most gemstones have a variety of healing properties and ancient uses associated with them. Some of those metaphysical properties are common—a diamond represents constancy in a marriage, which is why diamonds are traditionally used in wedding jewelry—but more are known for their historical uses by ancient civilizations and advocates of crystal healing. Yes, CRYSTAL HEALING. If that sounds a little like voodoo and witchcraft to you, you’re definitely not alone.

But here’s the thing: you don’t have to be a wack-a-doo to believe rocks have power. I mean, clocks run on the energy from quartz crystals, so there’s *something* special about them. Like the idea of keeping a positive attitude to make yourself feel better, or carrying a lucky charm, the jewels you wear can make a difference. And if it turns out there really *isn’t* anything to them, you’ve still got something pretty to wear, right?

Unless clearly stated otherwise, the gemstones I use are genuine. Many are still in their rough, natural state—for instance, my sapphires and emeralds are not clear stones, but mostly opaque; this makes them affordable to almost anyone. Some of my gems have been cut and tumbled for sake of the pretty. I like the pretty.

Most of my creations are combinations of stones that I feel represent something for the wearer ... bracelets of morganite (sisterhood) and garnet (friendship) for women on a girls’ weekend (maybe throw in a little amethyst, which ancient Greeks believed protected them from drunkenness!) ... malachite and sugilite for a friend facing cancer treatment ... azurite and white quartz for students (mental clarity) ... for book clubs or other gatherings of like-minded people, fluorite and spirit quartz (positive group interaction) ... emerald and topaz for someone feeling the effects of age ... peridot and citrine for new business owners (prosperity and fortune) ... jade and moonstone (mood-balancer) for the new mother ... green garnet and onyx for someone making their way through a divorce ... birthstones, of course (January=garnet, February=amethyst, March=aquamarine, April=diamond, May=emerald, June=pearl, July=ruby, August=peridot, September=sapphire, October=opal, November=citrine, December=turquoise or tanzanite) ... mothers’ jewelry containing their children’s birthstones ... there are so many ways to make a piece of jewelry even special-er. :)

I’m glad to make custom items—just email me your ideas and we can come up with something together.

Disclaimer: I am not a physician, nor am I a crystal healer. The properties and purposes of the stones I use in my jewelry pieces are shared here for entertainment purposes only. I have collected the data from books and numerous web sites. Folklore and reputed healing powers of these gemstones should not replace proper medical attention. Duh.

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  • Jennifer Saltmarsh Manullang

    Owner

    I'm Jen. I'm not a weirdo.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 14, 2015
Thank you for checking out my handcrafted jewelry. I take great pleasure in creating treasures using genuine gemstones, metal, and glass, and do my best to keep prices low so you can afford to wear Dear Girl’s jewelry with intention. Before you make a purchase, please note the measurement of the item so you know exactly what to expect; I can often make adjustments before you order, if you just let me know.

Please visit often, as I am always adding new items. Every piece of jewelry I sell is handmade with care in my smoke-free studio, which is not so much a studio as it is a kitchen table. I’ll do whatever I can to ensure you’re delighted with your purchases.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If, after receiving your purchase, you are dissatisfied with it, I will refund the purchase price—excluding shipping—or exchange it (new and unused/unworn) within seven days of the date the item was delivered. You, as purchaser, are responsible for return shipping costs, except in cases of damaged or inaccurately described orders. Delivery confirmation is recommended when purchasing return shipping. If your order is damaged during shipping, please keep all shipping materials as proof until the matter has been resolved.
Shipping
Gift packaging is always included with jewelry purchases.

All ready-to-ship items will be mailed out within 1 to 2 business days from the date your payment is received. Custom orders may require an extra 3-5 days for production.
Additional policies and FAQs
To the best of my knowledge, all metal I use in my jewelry is NICKEL-FREE.

Sometimes I get requests for multiples of an item. When possible, I will accommodate the request, and will even offer you special pricing. Please contact me!

Before you make a purchase, please note the measurement of the item so you know exactly what to expect; I can often make adjustments before you order, if you just let me know.

Because my items are made by hand, imperfections not seen in mass-produced items are possible. If they are noticeable, I do my best to note the imperfections in the item description and in photos.

All designs, images, and text are copyrighted by Dear Girl and may not be reproduced whole or in part without written permission. In other words, don’t be a jerk.

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How Dear Girl got to Etsy:

I’ve always loved sparkly things, but I became fascinated with researching gemstones after my father died. He had worn an onyx ring, and I wanted to get a piece of onyx jewelry in remembrance of him. I was surprised to read that onyx is commonly used by crystal healers for grief therapy, and suddenly I felt that wearing onyx gave me an even stronger connection to my dad. Does it matter that it might have all been in my head? No. Not even a little bit. :)

I studied further and discovered that most gemstones have a variety of healing properties and ancient uses associated with them. Some of those metaphysical properties are common—a diamond represents constancy in a marriage, which is why diamonds are traditionally used in wedding jewelry—but more are known for their historical uses by ancient civilizations and advocates of crystal healing. Yes, CRYSTAL HEALING. If that sounds a little like voodoo and witchcraft to you, you’re definitely not alone.

Here’s the thing: you don’t have to be a wack-a-doo to believe rocks have power. I mean, clocks run on the energy from quartz crystals, so there’s *something* in them. Like the idea of keeping a positive attitude to make yourself feel better, or carrying a lucky charm, the jewels you wear can make a difference. And if it turns out there really *isn’t* anything to them, you’ve still got something pretty to wear, right?

Unless clearly stated otherwise, the gemstones I use are genuine. Many are still in their rough, natural state—for instance, my sapphires and emeralds are not clear stones, but mostly opaque; this makes them affordable to almost anyone. Some of my gems have been cut and tumbled for sake of the pretty. I like the pretty.

Most of my creations are combinations of stones that I feel represent something for the wearer ... bracelets of morganite (sisterhood) and garnet (friendship) for women on a girls’ weekend (maybe throw in a little amethyst, which ancient Greeks believed protected them from drunkenness!) ... malachite and sugilite for a friend facing cancer treatment ... azurite and white quartz for students (mental clarity) ... for book clubs or other gatherings of like-minded people, fluorite and spirit quartz (positive group interaction) ... emerald and topaz for someone feeling the effects of age ... peridot and citrine for new business owners (prosperity and fortune) ... jade and moonstone (mood-balancer) for the new mother ... green garnet and onyx for someone making their way through a divorce ... birthstones, of course (January=garnet, February=amethyst, March=aquamarine, April=diamond, May=emerald, June=pearl, July=ruby, August=peridot, September=sapphire, October=opal, November=citrine, December=turquoise or tanzanite) ... mothers’ jewelry containing their children’s birthstones ... there are so many ways to make a piece of jewelry even special-er. :)

I’m glad to make custom items—just email me your ideas and we can come up with something together.

Disclaimer: I am not a physician, nor am I a crystal healer. The properties and purposes of the stones I use in my jewelry pieces are shared here for entertainment purposes only. I have collected the data from books and numerous web sites. Folklore and reputed healing powers of these gemstones should not replace proper medical attention. Duh.