DesignsByGay

Designs by Gay Handmade Jewelry

Vail, Arizona · 37 Sales

DesignsByGay

Designs by Gay Handmade Jewelry

Vail, Arizona 37 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(16)

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Gay

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop.

April's birthstone is Diamond.

I try to bring out the beauty of each stone with wire. My wire sculpted pieces are unique and one of a kind. All items are handmade by me, Gay Nace. I do custom work with either your stones or mine. I also do custom work for weddings: bride's jewelry, bride's maid jewelry.

I have a smoke free home.

If you would like multiples of the same items, for example a wedding, convo me.

All special orders require a deposit.

All orders are shipped in a beautifully decorated gift box. If it is a gift and you would like, I will add a small gift card with the package, just tell me what you would like it to say.

If you would like to order something from a Country not listed, convo me and I will find out how much it cost to ship and let you know.

January's birthstone is Garnet.
February's birthstone is Amethyst.
March's birthstone is Aquamarine.
April's birthstone is Diamond.
May's birthstone is Emerald.
June's birthstone is Pearl or Alexandrite.
July's birthstone is Ruby.
August's birthstone is Peridot.
September's birthstone is Sapphire.
October's birthstone is Opal or Tourmaline.
November's birthstone is Citrine or Topaz.
December's birthstone is Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise.

My Shows:

April 20th - 30th, 2017
Pima County Fair
Thurber Hall 2nd booth to the left of the center (north) doors
11300 S. Houghton
Tucson, AZ

Thank you for stopping by & browsing through my shop!
Gay

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 24, 2017

Welcome to my shop.

April's birthstone is Diamond.

I try to bring out the beauty of each stone with wire. My wire sculpted pieces are unique and one of a kind. All items are handmade by me, Gay Nace. I do custom work with either your stones or mine. I also do custom work for weddings: bride's jewelry, bride's maid jewelry.

I have a smoke free home.

If you would like multiples of the same items, for example a wedding, convo me.

All special orders require a deposit.

All orders are shipped in a beautifully decorated gift box. If it is a gift and you would like, I will add a small gift card with the package, just tell me what you would like it to say.

If you would like to order something from a Country not listed, convo me and I will find out how much it cost to ship and let you know.

January's birthstone is Garnet.
February's birthstone is Amethyst.
March's birthstone is Aquamarine.
April's birthstone is Diamond.
May's birthstone is Emerald.
June's birthstone is Pearl or Alexandrite.
July's birthstone is Ruby.
August's birthstone is Peridot.
September's birthstone is Sapphire.
October's birthstone is Opal or Tourmaline.
November's birthstone is Citrine or Topaz.
December's birthstone is Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise.

My Shows:

April 20th - 30th, 2017
Pima County Fair
Thurber Hall 2nd booth to the left of the center (north) doors
11300 S. Houghton
Tucson, AZ

Thank you for stopping by & browsing through my shop!
Gay

Gay

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Gay

4210 Spiney Oyster Pendant
$75.00
959 Apple Coral Earrings
$22.00
996 Rainbow Calsilica Earrings
$23.00
4263 Ocho Geode Pendant
$46.00
4258 Stitchite and Serpentine Pendant
$101.00
4213 Labradorite Heart Pendant
$63.00
E1076 Purple Sapphire Earrings
$30.00
Pink Sapphires
$30.00
1356 Carved Black Onyx Panda Necklace
$35.00
4176 Watermelon Tourmaline Pendant
$74.00
1152 Swarovski Crystal, Glass Pearl Necklace
$30.00
7051 Sterling Silver Bracelet/Ankle Bracelet
$28.00
4267 Ocho Geode Pendant
$53.00
4265 Ocho Geode Pendant
$48.00
4217 Boulder Opal Pendant
$100.00
4249 Ammonite Pendant
$44.00
7040 Sterling Silver Ankle Bracelet
$24.00
1358 My First Pearls Necklace
$57.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(16)
Barb Paulson

Barb Paulson on Apr 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This bracelet has both yellow and orange sapphires on a very dainty chain. It is really well made, and beautiful. This shop is great and ships in a very timely manner.

Barb Paulson

Barb Paulson on Feb 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Green sapphires! I never heard of green ones until I saw these. They are a lighter green than emeralds; but, not olive (like peridots) and not really light green (like prehenites.) I will be wearing these quite a bit, as well! The shop is very nice and friendly; and again, ships in a very timely manner.

Barb Paulson

Barb Paulson on Feb 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are absolutely fabulous! Love the white jade Calla lilies, and the fabulous yellow and green sapphires. I will be wearing these a lot! This shop really does make some wonderful things! The shop is nice and friendly, and ships in a very timely manner.

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About

I love being able to bring out the beauty in stones with wire.

I love collecting stones, even as a child. Whenever my husband and I would work check point for the off road races in Baja, I would look for interesting stones.

My husband told me I should do something with them. So now I tell him this is all his fault.

About that time a friend invited me to the big Tucson Gem and Mineral show and I bought some beautiful stone beads and finding and started making stone beaded jewelry. Thus, I started my business.

I was selling at a farmers market on Saturday and had a customer ask me to made a arrowhead necklace for her boyfriend. I had no idea how to wire wrap and that is the only way I could figure out how to make a pendant as the arrowheads were not drilled. My friend was learning how to wire wrap, so I asked her to show me the basics and she did. I enjoyed it, so I bought some books and cabochons and started wire wrapping. By the way, she loved it.

Word got around and I started getting special request. People started bringing me their stones to wrap for them.

At the Fair, a master wire name sculptor sent a customer to me to have a stunning opal wrapped, as he did not like wrapping stone. She loved it so much she brought 3 more stones for me to wrap for her.

I have met some wonderful people in this adventure and made some great friends.

I don't have a shop, per say.. I have a place I store my stones, beads, wire and tools, but I sometimes work at my desk, at the table, in front of the TV or setting on my bed.

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 21, 2016
I really enjoy working with the different stones. It is fascinating to see the beautiful pattern that Mother Nature has put into stones. I look for patterns and uniqueness, when I shop for stones.

I take pride in my work and I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.

I will ship international, convo me for price.

If ordering more than 3 items, please convo me for the shipping.

If you lose an earring I made, I can usually make one to match it.

All my pieces are handmade, so no 2 pieces are exactly alike.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I would prefer to use Paypal or Square but will accept local checks and money orders.
Shipping
Shipping is USPS Priority Mail unless otherwise specified. I will ship within two to three days of receipt of payment, unless I am at a show. I will post notice on my welcome page and ship within 2 days of my return.

I ship each piece in a decorated gift box.

If you are an international customer, feel free to contact me about shipping costs to your country. I will check out the different shipping options and give you the different quotes. Then I will add it to my shipping options.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
I guarantee my workmanship. I will repair or replace any item that breaks due to something I did.

If you receive an item and you are not satisfied with it, contact me.

There are no refunds on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do custom work using either your stone or mine. I can be contacted at 520-647-7914 or designsbygay [!at] yahoo.com

If you lose an earring I made, I can usually make one to match it.

If my earrings have French wires or Ball Post I can change them to Lever backs or clip ons for a small additional charge depending on what you want. i.e Sterling French wires changed to lever backs would be $2.00.

Purchase from Arizona will be charged sales tax.

*NOTE*
14 karat gold filled is actually 5% 14 karat gold, heat and pressure bonded to a brass core. It is tarnish resistant and does not fade, flake or chip off like gold plated.