Kathy on Dec 20, 2016
These earrings are well matched as promised. They are a fabulous match for my woven pendent. I enjoy wearing them and am very happy to be able to shop on eTsy for these designs. Thank you.
Samantha Geuss on Nov 22, 2016
Creating jewelry is truly an amazing art form
I believe that jewelry is much more than pretty things with which to adorn our bodies. Jewelry can have deep sentimental value, trigger precious memories of special times and events and remind us of those we love. Creating it is an endeavor that involves using a wide variety of materials and many different kinds of techniques to design wonderfully creative and complicated works of art. Hence the name of my shop, Jewelry Art by Dawn.
My own journey with this art form began several years ago when a friend sent me some charms from France and I decided I wanted to create a bracelet using the charms. I had no idea where to begin but the local bead store seemed like a logical place. The kind woman who worked there helped me select some beads and showed me how to add crimp beads to the ends of my wire to keep the beads in place. I was hooked.
From there I spent many hours reading and scouring the internet for information, tips and tutorials. After that came practice, practice and more practice learning new skills and techniques. I started out stringing beads and once I felt comfortable with that, moved on to working with wire as I greatly admire the many talented artists who create amazing works of jewelry made of wire.
Along the way, I realized that this would be a perfect way to pursue my other love - painting. I began by hand painting wood beads one bead at a time. It was time consuming work, but the results dazzled me. From there I started creating miniature paintings and turning them into pendants that could be used in my jewelry designs. Most of my little paintings aren't much larger than an American quarter. I absolutely love making these little works of art and each is a one of a kind that won't be duplicated.
I also like to incorporate non-traditional items into my jewelry designs such as antique buttons, vintage components I find in little out of the way shops, unusually shaped stones, beautiful shells and recently had a custom order that used a horse tooth. No horses were harmed; the customer's horse had to have a tooth pulled and she wanted to use the tooth in a jewelry design. That was a fun project!
Thank you for stopping by; I hope you enjoy your visit to my shop!
I am a retired school secretary living in the remote mountains of N. California. Retirement has meant having time to pursue my passions of creating jewelry, cooking and traveling. As you can see by my photo, I also have a passion for shoes!
Jewelry made from hand painted wood beads and copper wire jewelry are also available in my studio.
Why copper? Because copper has beautiful, warm, earthy tones, especially after oxidation, that look fabulous with any color.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit to Jewelry Art by Dawn and that you return again soon as new pieces are always being added to my studio
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Domestic packages will be shipped USPS first class mail with tracking and delivery confirmation. International packages will be shipped USPS First Class International. International customers are responsible for all fees, taxes and duties charged by the customs office of their country. The customs office determines what, if any, duties will be levied on imported goods and buyers will be informed of and must remit those fees to their local postal service when they take possession of their package.
International packages typically take 2 - 3 weeks to arrive at their destinations but can take up to 6 - 12 weeks depending on whether or not they are selected for inspection by the customs office.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item is damaged in transit, you may be asked to provide photos of the damaged packaging and merchandise in order that a claim may be filed with the shipping company/postal service. Please do not discard any of the shipping materials while an insurance claim is being submitted. A full refund will be given for items damaged during shipping prior to being delivered to the customer once the customer has provided proof of damage to me.
Customers may rest assured that if they have any questions or concerns, they can message me and I will respond promptly, courteously, and professionally. Your patronage of is very much appreciated and that you are satisfied and pleased with your shopping experience at Jewelry Art By Dawn is my goal with every transaction.