HowlingDogJewelry

Vintage Inspired, Whimsical Polymer Clay Jewelry

Hillsboro, Oregon · 78 Sales

HowlingDogJewelry

Vintage Inspired, Whimsical Polymer Clay Jewelry

Hillsboro, Oregon 78 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   NEW. Just opened a little shop in town called 3 Blind Mice. I am a Published artist in Jewelry Affaire magazine,winter 2018
Blind jewelry artist following her passion

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2018

NEW. Just opened a little shop in town called 3 Blind Mice. I am a Published artist in Jewelry Affaire magazine,winter 2018
Blind jewelry artist following her passion

Cindy Peterson

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Cindy Peterson

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This is where I work on my vintage brass to make Barrettes
My process in designing this fax bone bracelet with handmade polymer clay charms. Very tribal looking to me.
My photo area. In the garage. I use two daylight lights and my photo tent. I take post of my pictures with my Nikon J 1 camera. I have 4 different macro lens
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About

Vintage inspired, Whimsical / Casual Polymer clay Jewelry, Designed to make a statement. For the Women not afraid to show their own personal style.

Because of my love for art, I needed to find an outlet as a legally blind artist. Howling Dog Jewelry provided me a way to be artistic. This creative venture has turned my passion for making jewelry into a full time business.

In 2017 we will be unveiling a new exciting line with new finishes. The line has a Rustic Black copper look , vintage antique silver and old vintage looking patinas. A refreshing new line in pewter casting inspired by 1928 jewelry. Stay tune for the release date.

Our adventure in jewelry making started about 6 years ago and we started the Etsy shop in 2012. It has just been in the last year that we have learned more about running a shop in Etsy. Very excited to be apart of this on-line community. Sharing my passion with vintage style, mixed media, and whimsical polymer clay jewelry is so exciting to me.

Our jewelry pieces are made with the best quality brass and pewter found on the market today. The stamping's and filigrees are still made in the USA from vintage tooling. We only want to use the best for my customers.

A little bit about the process:
Brass stampings are created by male and female dies that stamp 24 gauge brass sheet under thousands of pounds of pressure. Some pieces are done with one strike, some require several. Others still may require a bit of hand work, such as riveting, arranging, further forming. Weight of a piece and how much hand work is required is the basis for the price of a piece as well as the current cost of rich, low brass sheet.

Stampings are also made from 18 and 19 gauge sheet. These are the heavier stampings that you will generally find to be flat on the back rather than hollow. They are great for making buttons and pendants. The sheet costs more and the process is more involved, so generally the heavier, 'gilding brass' stampings cost a bit more.

Brass finishes :
Antiqued Brass, It is a permanent finish and does not need polishing.

Silverware, The color will remind you of old vintage silverware polished to a lustrous glow! The plating bath used over the brass base is 99 percent PURE SILVER, the highest silver content in the plating trade. Our silverware finish has NO NICKEL, and it is plated on high grade brass sheet that we ask for by name.

We guarantee you that once you try our SILVERWARE SILVER PLATED finish, you'll come back for more. It is really pretty.

Copper, A TRUE designer finish made by B'Sue Boutiques. A lush pinky-rose copper finish with a delicate hint of antique, buffed out to a shine! We're happy to say this plating finish is made by the finest costume jewelry plater in the US, according to strict industry standards. You'll want to try it soon. We mix this finish with imitation polymer clay turquoise and coral. A Lovely finish for sure!

Russian gold plate, Russian gold, or Russian gold plating is a name often used in the jewelry making trade to refer to a rich, antiqued, specialty gold finish over brass. The Russian gold plating Howling Dog Jewelry uses was developed by B'sue Boutiques in quest of producing a look as much like the old Miriam Haskell finish as possible. It is a beautiful warm honey gold.

New Pewter Finishes:
Rusted iron, Rusted Iron is a specific artisan finish made with a pure copper overlay on top of the pewter, and then covered with a deeply burnished iron oxide top coat. Then the professional finisher creates the subtle copper highlights you see on the castings. The finish looks like it is 100 yrs old.

old antique silver, Matches really well with our silverware finish. It is clean, polished pewter with a professional black lacquer coat that is cut back and sealed. No further sealing necessary! It blends perfectly with our Silverware Silver Plated brass.

Gingerbread old patina, This pewter casting is a matte dark copper with pinch of cinnamon brown. This artisan finish carefully mocks the patina you'll find on vintage French brass findings, and is very authentic.

Polymer clay has been used in our designs for a mixed media look for the past 5 years. You will find colorful artistic,unique, bohemian, whimsical style jewelry. The art medium is so versatile. Making it fun to manipulate. Making things look like stone, metal and flowers are what we love to incorporate with the metals. We are able to match colors with a special program. We use Premo, Fimo, and Kato clays in our designs. The jewelry pieces are lightweight, flexible and strong.

My personal guarantee is that you will have a great experience shopping with Howling Dog Jewelry. We strive to provide the best in customer service and jewelry pieces. We believe our jewelry is artistic, in fashion, and beautiful to wear. Best quality we can provide is our passion.

Thank you for visiting Howling Dog Jewelry
Cindy Peterson, owner, designer

Shop members

  • Cindy Peterson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Legally Blind Jewelry artist, My mission statement is "Follow your Artistic Passions even with Vision Issues" I stand behind my jewelry 100%

  • Mesha Boy

    Foot Warmer

    Mesha is a long hair chihuahua. He sings to Sleep Country commercials , sits, and just a lap dog. He is very pampered and is 14 yrs old. He likes to be on floor keeping my feet warm. He is the reason we came up with Howling Dog Jewelry.

  • Cindy Peterson

    Photographer

    I do my own photography. I have daylight bulbs and a photo tent. The pictures are taken on white card stock. Taking 6-8 pictures of each piece. Getting several angles and close ups. Making it easy for my customers to see the quality of my work.

  • Amanda Peterson

    Model And Display Manager

    My daughter Amanda has helped me with modeling some of my jewelry pieces. She has been my Display Manager at my markets and fairs for 5 years. Her displays are beautiful.

  • Duane Peterson

    Shipper, Transportation

    He is the love of my life. He drives me to all my jewelry shows. Helps with setup of my tent and lighting. Duane also does the shipping and receiving. I could do as much as I do without him. He also has a great sense of humor.

Production partners

  • Jewe bag

    Hillsboro, OR

    My sister Kathy who is also blind makes my jewelry bags as I do not see. I then buy from her and brand it with my logo.

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More information

Last updated on Jan 26, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders come in a lovely gift box. Ready for gift giving. If you would like a message added just message me. Currently using pastel color boxes. My statement pieces come in a custom black suede box that is packaged into a high gloss box for mailing.

Custom and personalized orders

If you have a certain color I can match it with my polymer roses. Great for weddings. All other custom order requests. Message me and we will see if is possible. If you need chain a different I probably can do this. Again just message me.

Sizing details

Necklaces.

Choker. 14" fits most

16". Average women hits at collarbone
Plus size acts as a choker

18". Popular length hits just below collarbone. Great for pendants. Hangs over a crew neckline.

20". Great length for a plunging neckline. Inches below collarbone.

22" falls below or hits at neckline.

36". Great as a single length or double it for a multi strand 18" length

Materials used.

We use gemstones, crystals, glass, German vintage cameos and stones. Brass and pewter stampings and castings. Nickel free and lead free. Polymer clay and some repurposed jewelry. Descriptions will tell you what the jewelry piece consists of.

Polymer clay jewelry care instructions

Do not wear polymer clay while applying perfume, deodorant or hairspray.

Do not wear your jewelry when working with household cleaners or chemicals

Take care not to drop polymer clay jewelry, as it may break just like any other clay or glass object.

To clean polymer clay jewelry, wipe it off with a piece of soft fabric.

Avoid using any solvents or commercial jewelry cleaning Machines as they may separate the resin layer from the polymer clay layer.

When not in use, store polymer clay jewelry in a box or a separate compartment. Sharp objects can scratch its surface.

How fast do I ship

Usually between 1 to 3 Business days. On smaller items I shipped first class mail and on more expensive larger items I shipped express mail

Shipping charges

Please check the listing for shipping fees. If you need something different please send me a message. Most fees are between $3.50 and $ 6.10 USPS