GayleDowell

Prairie Jewelry from the Flint Hills of Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas · 425 Sales

GayleDowell

Prairie Jewelry from the Flint Hills of Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas 425 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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GayleDowell is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Prairie Dawg and I are taking a short break in search of new prairie grasses this spring. We'll be back online April 29th. I'm still responding to messages, so feel free to leave one. All orders have been shipped! Thank you for your support.

~Gayle

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 21, 2017

Prairie Dawg and I are taking a short break in search of new prairie grasses this spring. We'll be back online April 29th. I'm still responding to messages, so feel free to leave one. All orders have been shipped! Thank you for your support.

~Gayle

Gayle Dowell

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In process prairie pretty with Indian grass and Kingman turquoise shown before polish, oxidation, and stone set.
Kansas prairie grass, ticklegrass, was used to texture this pendant. It tickles my fancy. :)
Ferns are quiet souls able to grow between cracks of rock and thrive in the darkness of the forest floor.

About

My Inspiration

I transform metal into works of art inspired by my love of nature and the Kansas prairie. Some of my pieces are one-of-a-kind creations that will not be reproduced exactly and are as varied as nature. Each piece is made to the highest quality for your enjoyment for years to come.

I make my own handmade molds from natural elements, and handpick plants and flowers around my home on the Flint Hills Prairie of Kansas. My best selling items are my prairie grass pieces that are made with native prairie grass. Take a look around and see nature suspended in metal forever to be cherished.

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Shop members

  • Gayle Dowell

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My backyard is the Flint Hills prairie. Nature is my inspiration for almost all of my art, especially my jewelry designs. I'm most happy when I'm outside with nature or working creatively on a project.

  • Prairie Dawg

    Assistant

    Protects me from prairie critters and helps me scout out new grasses and flowers each season for my designs.

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

I do wholesale on a limited basis. Contact me for more information.

Custom and personalized orders

I do custom orders when time allows. Contact me for specific requests.

Care instructions

All jewelry orders come with a complementary polishing cloth. I use raw metals that will get a patina over time. Using the polishing cloth on the raised surfaces will add more dimension to pieces that do not have a patina applied already. Gemstones should not be polished. Do not wear jewelry while swimming, using hot tub or spa, cleaning with chemicals or other solvents which can damage both metal and gemstones in jewelry. Use caution with activities that may damage the physical structure of your jewelry or cause excessive wear.