GratefullyDreaming

Nature Inspired Jewelry, Crystals, Wall Hangings

DeKalb, Illinois 3952 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (962)

GratefullyDreaming

Nature Inspired Jewelry, Crystals, Wall Hangings

DeKalb, Illinois | 3952 Sales

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Jen Gontarek

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Jen Gontarek

Announcement    ***Orders placed after 8/16: Shipping is now at 4-6 weeks. I just started my first year of teaching and I'm quite busy. Thank you for understanding!***

Gratefully Dreaming features handmade electroformed Copper jewelry, wire wrapped jewelry, crystals and wall hangings. I focus on creating items that are inspired by the elements of the natural world.
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Each wall hanging is made with the utmost love and respect; real gemstones and crystals are often featured in these hangings. I also create nature inspired wire wrapped and copper electroformed jewelry with loving intentions.

Each item is packed and shipped with biodegradable and recyclable materials. I believe that our Earth is sacred and that we should take care of it the best we can!
Included in each order:
-Recyclable envelope
-Biodegradable clear tape/paper tape (courtesy of Eco Enclose)
-Biodegradable/recyclable kraft paper
-Biodegradable hemp twine (courtesy of Hempcraft)
-Biodegradable bubble wrap

The earth is very important for me and I am on a journey of sustainability! Hopefully my journey will inspire you too :)

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 16, 2019

***Orders placed after 8/16: Shipping is now at 4-6 weeks. I just started my first year of teaching and I'm quite busy. Thank you for understanding!***

Gratefully Dreaming features handmade electroformed Copper jewelry, wire wrapped jewelry, crystals and wall hangings. I focus on creating items that are inspired by the elements of the natural world.
Subscribe to my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dBLwon

Each wall hanging is made with the utmost love and respect; real gemstones and crystals are often featured in these hangings. I also create nature inspired wire wrapped and copper electroformed jewelry with loving intentions.

Each item is packed and shipped with biodegradable and recyclable materials. I believe that our Earth is sacred and that we should take care of it the best we can!
Included in each order:
-Recyclable envelope
-Biodegradable clear tape/paper tape (courtesy of Eco Enclose)
-Biodegradable/recyclable kraft paper
-Biodegradable hemp twine (courtesy of Hempcraft)
-Biodegradable bubble wrap

The earth is very important for me and I am on a journey of sustainability! Hopefully my journey will inspire you too :)

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About GratefullyDreaming

Sales 3,952
On Etsy since 2013

Gratefully Dreaming

Gratefully Dreaming features various crystals/gemstones, handmade jewelry, natural wall hangings and crochet clothing. I put all of my heart energies into everything that I create. I believe that the act of creating art is an excellent way to express inner feelings/emotions as well as to discover oneself.

Ever since I can remember, I have felt a strong and alluring pull towards the natural world. Some of my earliest memories are of exploring my backyard, turning over rocks and discovering different bugs and creatures that lived underneath them. I collected whatever I felt the need to hold, such as acorns, pinecones, rocks, feathers, and clovers. My room was a shrine to all of my natural findings and I loved gazing at my found treasures in wonder. This deep appreciation for nature had an enormous influence on me and is revealed through my artwork.
My profound love for nature has not only inspired my artwork; it has allowed me to find my place within the natural world. While spending time outside when I was younger, I acquired a rock collection. I identified every rock that I had, searching through books and field guides for their scientific names. Little did I know that my childhood rock collection would influence a large part of my later personality; I am now an avid crystal and gemstone collector and utilize these natural wonders in my artwork. The jewelry that I create reflects my interest in the Earth and the alluring and ethereal qualities of crystals and gemstones, which can be seen in both my wire and electroformed jewelry. I believe that I channel Earth energies through the creation of my jewelry; I feel a constant urge to continue my creative process utilizing the Earth’s natural gifts.
My wire jewelry focuses on the symmetry found in nature. I began working with wire in 2014 and I feel that found a way to create unique jewelry while practicing mindfulness in my art. Through using different sizes of wire, I thoughtfully wrap and weave, letting my creativity flow freely. . Working with wire offers limitless possibilities; I truly enjoy the transfer of my thoughts to the jewelry that I create. Recently, I have taken up the art of electroforming; this process involves sending an electrical current through copper and growing the copper onto whatever object you choose. I look forward to continuing my journey to create unique and intricate jewelry.

Shop members

  • Jen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Dreamweaver

    I am a self-taught artist. I have been into arts and crafts since I was a little girl; creating has always been my nichè. I was exposed to the beauty of rocks and gemstones at a young age and continue to expand my mind with new ideas & designs.

  • Banana

    Assistant

Shop policies

Last updated on September 2, 2018
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to view my Etsy shop. Here you will find some general policies for my shop. If you have any questions, simply message me and I will respond as quickly as I can. Enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
You are responsible for the sizes of items that you purchase (i.e. rings); I do not do refunds or exchanges.
Shipping
-The shipping, for countries other than the United States, will be determined based on how large the product is as which country it is. Contact me for questions.

-I do not refund refused packages OR forced returns, and if you provide me with a shipping address that is incorrect and the item gets returned to me, you will be responsible for providing a new address and purchasing the new shipping label.

-Once I have sent off your package to you, it is in the post office's hands. I cannot refund/resend items that say that they were delivered.

-If you place 2 seperate orders in the same time frame, I will not ship both items in one package; I will ship in 2 seperate envelopes/boxes because they are 2 seperate orders.

-I use recyclable and biodegradable packing materials to send each item. The bubble wrap and hemp string used to package are both biodegradable; the envelope is recyclable as is the tape used to secure the shipping labels and seal each envelope.

-Shipping prices are subject to change without notice! USPS often changes their shipping prices; it's hard to keep up. Thanks for understanding!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom requested items/reserved items are excluded from sales in my shop.

More information

Last updated on Jun 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you see an item that isn't your size or if you would like me to make you something similar, I am happy to complete custom orders! Simply message me and I will create something special just for you. :)

Care instructions

-It is recommended to remove all jewelry (copper pieces especially) before showering, washing hands, doing dishes, etc.

-Each copper piece in my shop has been oxidized, lending them a natural antiqued look.

-Natural oxidation will continually occur from the contact of the copper with the air.

Sizing details

Sizes are listed in the description section of each item for sale. If you have any further questions or don't see a measurement, please contact me.

Gift wrapping and packaging

-Each item is carefully wrapped in recycled and/or biodegradable packaging material
-A personalized, handwritten note is included with each item
-Each package is stamped and has a hand-drawn image on the back, making it extra special!
-Each item is carefully wrapped in recycled kraft paper and is tied with biodegradable hemp twine

***If the item is meant to be a gift for someone, let me know in the "notes to seller" section; I will be happy to include a personalized gift note.

Wholesale availability

I am open to wholesale orders on some items. Simply message me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.