Unique Wirework Jewelry with a Vintage Modern Vibe

Chicago, Illinois

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GretchenHindDesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Gretchen Hind Designs is taking a little break this summer. Please feel free to convo me with any urgent matters or questions on recent orders. Cheers!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 5, 2016

Gretchen Hind Designs is taking a little break this summer. Please feel free to convo me with any urgent matters or questions on recent orders. Cheers!

Gretchen Hind

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Gretchen Hind


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About GretchenHindDesigns

Sales 1,031
On Etsy since 2009

My mission is to accessorize women from small town Main Street to Hollywood to across the globe, with jewelry that makes them smile.

I have such fond memories of looking through my grandmothers' and mother's jewelry boxes and admiring the styles, techniques, and materials used in their jewelry. I also loved gaining a little insight into their past lives, even if just in my imagination. Now, I truly long to create pieces that will remain in jewelry boxes for generations.

When I'm not spending time with my family, my tray of tools, wires, and gemstones is never far from reach. I love learning about the metaphysical properties of gemstones and experimenting with various metals. My favorite jewelry making technique is hammering wire and I do it often.

I am originally from South Dakota, but have lived in the Chicagoland area since 1997. I am married, have one little boy, and two silly old pugs.

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    After spending many years in human resources, I started making jewelry with beach rocks I collected with my little boy. I found a passion and never looked back! My designs have evolved since then, and the drive remains. Take a peek at my shop! Enjoy!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2013
I want you to love your purchase! I promise to be prompt, fair, trustworthy, and cooperative with all transactions. Please review all pictures and listing descriptions, including the dimensions, prior to placing an order.

I take pride in offering well thought-out and affordable prices. Please understand that my prices are not open to negotiations. I want to always be fair and consistent with all of my customers. All custom order prices will be agreed upon before item(s) are made. A nominal customer order fee may apply if gems and/or components to complete the order are not currently in my inventory. Payment for custom orders is expected at the time of agreed upon order.

I can make most of my designs in Sterling or Niobium for an extra charge. Please send me a convo if you'd prefer one of these metals.

Purchases will arrive in a decorative box with a ribbon or organza bag. A perfect treat for yourself or a ready-to-go gift for a friend.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Satisfaction guaranteed. Refunds or exchanges accepted if contacted within 10 days of receiving item. Refunds will not include any shipping charges. No refunds will be given for custom orders that require purchasing materials not in stock.
I accept all Major Credit Cards, Debit Cards, PayPal or post office money orders. Because I'm based in Illinois, all Illinois customers will be required to pay 9.25% in sales tax.
I will ship USPS with delivery confirmation or FedEx/UPS upon request with negotiated rates.
Additional policies and FAQs
Gretchen Hind Designs jewelry is now available for wholesale purchase. Retailers, please send me a convo or email me at: gretchenhinddesigns [!at], for more information.