jgrumbling

handmade jewelry by janet grumbling

Fort Worth, Texas · 186 Sales

jgrumbling

handmade jewelry by janet grumbling

Fort Worth, Texas 186 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   I hope you'll have as much fun browsing my shop as I have had creating these jewelry pieces. I take great joy in discovering where my imagination can take me, learning new skills as I go along.

For information on custom orders, shipping, and repairs or returns, please visit my shop policies, or check my "about" page for my story and links to the other places you can find me online.

Thanks for visiting and have fun shopping handmade!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 18, 2016

I hope you'll have as much fun browsing my shop as I have had creating these jewelry pieces. I take great joy in discovering where my imagination can take me, learning new skills as I go along.

For information on custom orders, shipping, and repairs or returns, please visit my shop policies, or check my "about" page for my story and links to the other places you can find me online.

Thanks for visiting and have fun shopping handmade!

Janet Grumbling

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Janet Grumbling

Pebble - sterling stacking ring - made to order
$30.00
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Updates

Lots of new rings waiting to be hammered and tumbled in preparation for Fort Worth ArtsGoggle coming up Saturday.
An update to my last update...all the Twigs (I made two more) and the Baked Potato, fresh from the tumbler and looking so shiny! The one on the right is going to jump in that tin and head to Boston!

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Working on a made-to-order Twig ring in Argentium sterling on a gold-filled band. I made a few to practice, since I'd only made the one in the listing photo. Added in a bonus "baked potato" made from a previously fused bunch of Argentium scrap.

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About

Jewelry, where have you been all my life?

Over the years I've tried my hand at making jewelry from the findings you can get at the local craft store, mostly for gifts. Then, while planning my daughter's wedding in 2008, we couldn't find exactly what she wanted for her bridesmaids' jewelry at an affordable price. Once again I headed to the craft store and bought a supply of Swarovski crystals in her chosen colors and sterling findings to make five sets of matching necklaces and earrings. They were certainly not perfect, especially since I had no idea what to do with that very frightening straight end of those head pins holding the crystals. How was I supposed to attach them to the ear wires and chains? Somehow, I made it work and I still get excited when I see one of the girls wearing her jewelry.

I spent almost another year toying with the idea of making jewelry, knowing that I needed something creative to do after years of working as a bookseller. Slowly, I began collecting glass beads and more sterling findings (and learning what to do with those head pins!) and created a few pieces, listing my very first items on Etsy on April Fool's Day, 2009. What better day is there to start a business you're not sure you belong in?

So, what you see in my shop today is the result of a very slow process, making sales here and there and graduating from the dining table to an actual studio created in one end of a fortunately large laundry room. I've taught myself to solder and make my own findings whenever possible and expanded my bead collection to include natural stones and pearls as well as beautiful glass and ceramic beads. I buy sterling and copper wire in bulk and seldom step into a generic craft store anymore, preferring to haunt my local bead store or shop for great beads from Etsy sellers.

Most of the time these days, I'm busy taking care of a very active granddaughter and grandson, but whenever I can, I steal away to my studio, anxious to grab my hammer and my torch and dig into my stash of beads to create the designs I've been dreaming in my head. I hope you love the results!

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  • Janet Grumbling

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Although I came late to jewelry-making, I have a background in crafting and creative endeavors, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree earned at the University of Texas at Arlington and time spent as an advertising layout artist.

Local

Find jgrumbling at the following upcoming markets!

  • Bedford ArtsFest

    Artsfest at Bedford Boys Ranch Park,

    Bedford, TX

    Apr 8

    In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, a family friendly event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This festival will feature artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region.

  • Urban Traders Market

    Shipping & Receiving, 201 S Calhoun St

    Fort Worth, TX

    May 6

    WHAT WE ARE Urban Traders Market was created for local artisans to showcase and sell their original arts and crafts in an open air marketplace. Our goal is to create a long term platform for an eclectic mix of quality artisans to sell their work to the public on a regular monthly basis. Vendors will rotate to allow fair opportunity to participate and give the shopper a fresh experience every time they visit. WHAT WE ARE NOT We are not a flea market, trade days, vintage show, antique show, high dollar art show.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 6, 2017
Lovingly made for you in my smoke-free but cat-friendly home, all of my jewelry is created with high quality sterling silver, argentium sterling, gold-fill, or copper, or a mix of these metals.

My gift packaging, included with all purchases, originally consisted of recycled favor tins from my daughter's wedding. The recycled tins are all gone, and though the same ones are getting harder to find, I'll continue to purchase and use them as long as I can. I will tie your tin with a pretty ribbon and attach my business card. Some items I make are too bulky to fit inside the tins comfortably, but they will still be nicely packaged for gift giving.

I will attempt to use recycled mailing materials whenever possible and I hope that you will reuse or recycle the packaging that you receive with your purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments can be made with Credit Card or PayPal through Etsy's Direct Checkout system.

I reserve the right to ask for a deposit or full payment in advance on custom orders once we have agreed upon a price. This will cover my cost in materials and insure that you get the quality items you desire. Thank you for understanding.
Shipping
I ship all items via Etsy calculated shipping, so you pay the actual shipping fee for your destination and type of service, plus a small packaging and handling fee. Insurance is included on all shipments, regardless of type of service selected. Please note the estimated processing and shipping times listed for each item.

For international shipments, customs forms will be filled out specifying the type of merchandise being shipped. The customer is responsible for any duties or tariffs incurred for shipments to countries outside the United States. Please understand that neither Etsy nor I have any means of estimating, collecting, or submitting these fees to the destination country.

If your purchase is a gift that you would like to have shipped to an address other than the one on your Etsy account, please make a note in the "message to seller"
when placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the delicate nature of my designs, they should be handled and stored with care. I will gladly repair any damaged items to the best of my ability, although in some cases I may not be able to exactly duplicate the original appearance.

If you need to return an item for repair, please contact me to make arrangements (and I'll pay to ship it back to you!).

Items lost in shipment will be refunded or replaced with similar merchandise, but may require extra time to recreate, depending on availability of materials.