DesignsbyNatureGems

Organic Wire Wrapped and Crystal Jewelry

603 Sales

DesignsbyNatureGems

Organic Wire Wrapped and Crystal Jewelry

603 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Thanks for checking out my work. I make each piece with love and inspired by the beautiful world around us. Also, I adore doing custom orders!

CUSTOMS FOR NO ADDITIONAL PRICE
If you like my style and have an idea, please send me conversaton via my Etsy Shop or e-mail me at laura [at] designsbynaturegems.com

TRACKING
All orders over $155 or the purchase of two items within the USA & Canada receives free tracking! (Tracking is more expensive in Canada than the USA.)

LAY-A-WAY PLAN
Any questions please send me convo (ASK A QUESTION) via my ETSY SHOP or e-mail me at laura [at] designsbynaturegems.com

Announcement

Last updated on May 13, 2017

Thanks for checking out my work. I make each piece with love and inspired by the beautiful world around us. Also, I adore doing custom orders!

CUSTOMS FOR NO ADDITIONAL PRICE
If you like my style and have an idea, please send me conversaton via my Etsy Shop or e-mail me at laura [at] designsbynaturegems.com

TRACKING
All orders over $155 or the purchase of two items within the USA & Canada receives free tracking! (Tracking is more expensive in Canada than the USA.)

LAY-A-WAY PLAN
Any questions please send me convo (ASK A QUESTION) via my ETSY SHOP or e-mail me at laura [at] designsbynaturegems.com

Laura Sultan

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Laura Sultan

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Just made this made to order hematite necklace for a client in Texas. Can you see any difference between this rendition and the original pictured in the listing?
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About

Handmade Nature and Elven Energetic Jewelry using Gemstones, Wire, and Chainmaille! :)

My love to create arose from when I was teaching at-risk youth in New Zealand. During that time, making beautiful wearable art balanced out the some of the daily hardships I saw. This passion became a small side business where I sold my work part-time on the weekend.

Moving to Canada was a literal cosmic push to heighten my artistic skills and work on my business. Starting from about nothing, I slowly developed the intricacy of my work and the techniques I use for my art. The natural and elven focus behind my work arose from loving nature and growing up next to a municipal reserve. (In addition, I get to play with gemstone energies!) Moving to Toronto in 2012 only emphasized the personal importance to remain connected to nature and connecting others to the natural world. Now two years later, my passion and journey enabled me to be a fulltime artist who runs her business through creating unique pieces of nature-inspired, highly detailed wearable art.

DESIGN PROCESS

I design, purchase the needed materials, and create each piece by hand. Pieces range from 1 hour to 4 hours on average to create. Each piece starts with a nature derived concept. For wire wrapping, it is typically the gemstone. For chainmaille, it is the design format, flower of life, a leaf, a feather, etc. For wire crochet, it is the shape, a bird’s nest or spider’s web, or a landscape such as the sky, a forest, a mountain range, etc. Each piece develops from this point relatively similarly. I choose the colours that will emphasize the theme and start creating by hand the piece in the technique chosen. Once completed, I check for and remedy rough edges, non-perfectly aligned points, and other little errors. Lastly, I measure the piece, check the time the piece took, and determine a description about it that I can share with customers. All pieces are solely made by my hand with no aid of machinery.

LOVES CUSTOMS! LOVES QUESTIONS!

I adore hearing from the people who support my work. Please feel free to contact me with idea for custom pieces, questions, or even trade possibilities.

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  • Laura Sultan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My love to create arose from when I was teaching at-risk youth in New Zealand. Making healing, organic-inspired jewelry balanced out the daily hardships I saw. The natural focus behind my work arose from loving nature and growing up next to a park.

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Last updated on July 5, 2016
Welcome!

My love to create arose from when I was teaching at-risk youth in New Zealand. During that time, making beautiful wearable art balanced out the some of the daily hardships I saw. This passion became a small side business where I sold my work part-time on the weekend.

Moving to Canada was a literal cosmic push to heighten my artistic skills and work on my business. Starting from about nothing, I slowly developed the intricacy of my work, the techniques I use for my art, and the clientele who purchase my art. The natural focus behind my work arose from loving nature and growing up next to a municipal reserve. Moving to Toronto only emphasized the personal importance to remain connected to nature and connecting others to the natural world. Now two years later, my passion and journey enabled me to be a fulltime artist who runs her business through creating unique pieces of nature-inspired, highly detailed wearable art.

PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT

I design, purchase the needed materials, and create each piece by hand. Pieces range from 1 hour to 4 hours on average to create. My normal volume is approximately 20-40 pieces a week, depending on the style, techniques used, and size. There is no manufacturing as part of the production process.

My primarily sell my art at craft shows throughout the year. From approximately April to December, I am at a show every weekend selling my work, meeting people, and learning new tricks of the trade. For each show, I slightly modify my booth display to best fit the layout of the show, the flow of traffic, and my neighbouring artists’ designs. At this point, I have not hired a professional to help design my booth, and it is truly an organic process improving each year.

MY ART

My work combines texture, colour, and natural themes to create wire crochet, chainmaille and wire wrapped gemstone jewellery. Each piece represents the natural world, let it be a landscape or the symmetry found within it. The utilization of historical chainmaille and crochet techniques allows me to give a depth to pieces through increasing and using sometimes minute detail. Each handmade design is unique in colour, shape, and line. This allows my work to shine with individuality and beauty.

MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES/ DESIGN PROCESS

Each piece starts with a nature derived concept. For wire wrapping, it is typically the gemstone. For chainmaille, it is the design format, flower of life, a leaf, a feather, etc. For wire crochet, it is the shape, a bird’s nest or spider’s web, or a landscape such as the sky, a forest, a mountain range, etc. Each piece develops from this point relatively similarly. I choose the colours that will emphasize the theme and start creating by hand the piece in the technique chosen. Once completed, I check for and remedy rough edges, non-perfectly aligned points, and other little errors. Lastly, I measure the piece, check the time the piece took, and determine a description about it that I can share with customers. All pieces are solely made by my hand with no aid of machinery.

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
  • Other Method
Payment
All orders must be paid in full before shipment. If you are requesting a custom order, I require a 20% non refundable deposit prior being made. This deposit covers cost of materials primarily.

I do offer a layaway option. Please message me if you would like to know more.

If a cancellation of a payment is needed, please e-mail me ASAP, and I will send a confirmation e-mail that the payment has been refunded. This is not applicable once the item is sent. Please allow up to 48 hours for the confirmation e-mail to be sent, longer if it is over the weekend (72 hours).
Shipping
Once a notification of your payment is received, the item you have bought will be sent out within five days1 week of purchase, unless otherwise stated. Please allow up to two weeks for North American shipping and 4 weeks for international shipping to arrive.

Postage upgrades are offered upon checkout. These upgrades include tracking and signing for the package once received. No tracking is placed on items unless purchased upon checkout.

Once item is shipped, the buyer takes all responsibility for the item. If an item does not arrive within the expected time period, the buyer can contact Designs by Nature Gems for a partial refund or to purchase the same item at cost. This refund is the original item's retail price minus shipping and

There is no insurance on items shipped unless requested. If requested, it will be equal to the additional cost required by the post office.

If the item is a custom piece or is having some alterations done, please allow up to two weeks for it to be completed. I will message or e-mail you upon completion with an approximate shipping date.

Items will be placed in a small gift bag unless otherwise indicated. You will receive up to two business cards for first time purchasers unless more are requested. All items will be wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a small manila envelope.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you wish for an item to be altered after having received the said item, I will make minor alterations for a small fee to be discussed upon description of alteration. This fee would cover cost of materials and time needed to complete the request.

I do not accept the return of items as I try to give the maximum amount of information prior purchase. Please feel free to e-mail me any questions concerning an item. I do wish for it to fit your desires.

I hold no responsibility for items lost or damaged in the mail. If you wish to pursue this type of issue with the postal service, I will happily provide any information needed.

Please feel free to contact me about this policy with further questions.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q&A:

Q: Before I purchase a product, can I ask for more pictures, specific measurements, etc?

A: Absolutely! Please message me or e-mail laura [!at] designsbynaturegems.com with your request.


Q: If I like an item, but not the color it is made in or a small design attribute, can I request the item with a slight change?

A: If you wish for an item in a different color, a slight change in style, or any other minor design change, please let me know and we will find a way to do it. :)


Q: Can items be gift wrapped and sent to a giftee's address?

A: Yep. Just let me know, and it shall be done.


Q: Do you do bulk requests, custom requests, or consignment agreements?

A: I am more than willing to discuss with a purchaser any of the above. Please message me or e-mail me at laura [!at] designsbynaturegems.com


Looking forward to hearing from you and enjoy Shop! :)

More information

Last updated on Jan 7, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

All pieces are made using high quality, nickle free, lead free, and hypoallergenic materials.

With that said, please avoid salt water and swimming pools.

For Wire Wrapped Pieces:
Metal does change color on acidic skin. (A person has a acidic skin when their skin eats through enamels and top metal layers.) If you notice a color change occurring, put a coat of clear nail polish on the wrapping to maintain the metal coating. If you would like the stone be rewrapped in 0.925 sterling silver or 14k gold, contact me and I will do so at cost.

Custom and personalised orders

I adore doing customs and personalized orders!

I do require a 50% deposit on any personalized or custom order unless we have agreed on another payment schedule.

If you are sending me a stone to wrap, no deposit it required.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift Wrapping:
All pieces are sent out in Designs by Nature packaging. This includes a tissue paper package with a single business card. If you would like an organza gift bag instead, please leave a note during checkout.

Wedding Rings:
Packaging for rings is a tan canvas gift box.

Shipping packaging:
Item are bubble wrapped and put into a mania envelope.

I want to return or exchange my item

Items can be returned or exchanged within two weeks of expected delivered date. (Expected delivered date is 2 weeks for North America; 4 weeks for Everywhere Else)

Prior returning, you must send a picture of the item in perfect condition. Once the item has arrived, I will email you and complete the refund in 24 hours.

Personalized and Custom Orders:
There are no returns on custom orders. I am happy to do an exchange and work on an alternate design.

Prior exchanging, you must send a picture of the item in perfect condition. Once the item has arrived, I will email you and complete the refund in 24 hours.

International Orders- Custom Fees

Many international orders will have customs fees. I am NOT responsible for paying custom fees or your country's charging fee process. Please be aware if your country charges a fee before placing your order.

I Didn't Receive My Item

Please allow up to two weeks for North American shipping and up to 6 weeks for international shipping to arrive.

Once item is shipped, the buyer takes all responsibility for the item. If an item does not arrive within the expected time period, the buyer can contact Designs by Nature Gems for a partial refund or to purchase the same item at cost. This refund is the original item's retail price minus shipping and handling.

All items are shipped without tracking unless the tracking option is chosen during checkout. (Tracking is about $15 and above in Canada.)
Postage upgrades are offered upon checkout. These upgrades include tracking, expedited, and xpress shipping.

Is there tracking on orders?

The normal shipping option does not include tracking. Tracking is only added if you have purchased two items or have chosen it during checkout.
(The reason behind this is that a package crossing borders is $18 CAD and above with tracking. If you live in Canada, tracking is still $10 CAD.)