Merlin's Apprentice Jewelry & Design Studio

Stockbridge, Michigan | 6757 Sales


Merlin's Apprentice Jewelry & Design Studio

Stockbridge, Michigan 6757 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (905)

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting Merlin's Apprentice Jewelry & Design Studio. I will be closed for 1 week to address family health issues. Please come back on June 19th

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 10, 2019

Thank you for visiting Merlin's Apprentice Jewelry & Design Studio. I will be closed for 1 week to address family health issues. Please come back on June 19th

Jennifer Hammerberg

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Jennifer Hammerberg


These crystal beauties spent the night charging under the summer solstice full moon along with my entire crystal stash #imbuedwithmagic #summersolstice #fullmoon #moonlight #MerlinsApprenticeJewelry
Making another batch of sterling silver and 14k gold filled earcuffs. This has been a hot seller lately! #earcuffs #onthebench #bestseller
Making more custom bezel set gemstone rings!ring
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A Journey of Exploration and Learning

My story really starts with my love for doing and making things...all kinds of things. I love to learn and figure out how to do things from start to finish. I have a particularly keen interest in the past, antiques and by-gone crafts. Much of what I am doing today is part of a process, where one thing I am interested in leads to another. As is common for people who like to "create" after a while you have more creations than you can personally use.

Over the years, I have given things to friends and relatives and they encouraged me to sell my items. My first experience doing that was in the fall of 2011. There was a fall festival in our small town, so I bought a tent and went to work building some inventory. At that time I only had my rug hook coasters and hot pads, some of my hand spun yarn, a few scarves I had knitted and my scented rice filled microwavable heating pads. We had great weather and I had a successful show and really enjoyed it. My husband was very supportive and when talking to his friends was encouraged to tell me about Etsy. One of his co-workers sells hand made wooden pens here.

In November 2011, I looked into it and opened my Etsy shop with the same items I had in my booth.

Since I first opened my shop it has been a journey, expanding and learning. I added a whole line of jewelry in the spring of 2012 which is where I found my niche. I began with jewelry when my daughter, who does not have pierced ears, wanted earrings for Christmas, but didn't want "traditional clip ons" which, lets face it, are not comfortable. So we looked and looked and just couldn't find what she was looking for. I was inspired by some of the ear cuffs I found here on Etsy but still needed to tweak the design to fit her request. She has been a great inspiration and often gives me ideas for new designs.

Since then I have really embraced Jewelry Design, branching out into other areas including bracelets, stamped with inspirational quotes, necklaces and elf ear wraps. I have recently added handmade leather bags and some beaded designs. Everyday I continue to learn and follow my creative muse down whatever path she takes me. I am really enjoying designing new and unique items, often getting ideas and inspiration from custom requests. I love working directly with my clients to create special one of a kind pieces.

I am excited about being a business owner and really am enjoying this adventure! Thank you for your interest and support in my hand crafted work. I am humbled by the support of my customers, I just love working for YOU!

Shop members

  • Jennifer Hammerberg

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! My name is Jenn and I design and hand make all of the items I sell here! I am married and have two lovely children, a girl and a boy. We live on a 6 acre farm in mid Michigan where I have my studio. Thank you for checking out my store!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Welcome to Merlin's Apprentice: Jewelry & Design Studio. All of the items listed in my shop are handmade original designs. I love to create and find inspiration in nature and the materials I use or recycle.

I was city born and raised but always a country girl at heart. My husband and I have a daughter and son and a constantly evolving menagerie of farm animals. Our home is an 1880's farmhouse that has and is being lovingly restored by yours truly. Inspired by the beauty of the world around me, my inventory is constantly evolving so check back often!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason please contact me to solve the problem. I do accept refunds or can exchange items. Generally custom orders are not returnable, but contact me with any and all issues. Refunds will be handled individually to ensure a satisfactory outcome. Customer satisfaction is my TOP priority so do not hesitate to let me know if you have any problems at all.

Paypal refunds must be processed within 60 days of purchase. Direct Checkout refunds need to be processed within 90 days of purchase. If you have exceeded these deadlines other accommodations can be made on an individual basis. Please contact me.

Occasionally items can be delayed or lost by the mail carrier. I will do everything I can to ensure you receive your package as expected but please be aware that I cannot control the actions of the mail carrier.
I accept payment via Paypal or directly with Credit Cards. Payment must be received before the item is shipped. Payment is expected at the time of purchase.

Payments made by echeck can take up to 10 days to clear. I do not ship until the payment clears. Thank you for understanding.
Items will ship USPS as soon as possible following payment. (Usually 1 to 3 days) US orders will include tracking numbers. Some International orders now also have tracking based on location. Orders are shipped US Mail First Class unless otherwise indicated. Please be sure to include an accurate address. Seller is not responsible for lost or delayed packages and has no controll of delivery once a package is mailed. Insurance available for an additional fee.

International shipping is usually by US Mail First Class. International shipping can take 3+ weeks and is not something I have control of once I ship. Priority Mail is standard on some orders and can be upgraded to on others by contacting me. Customs forms must be filled out for all International orders. I am unable to label purchases as gifts to avoid customs fees. I am sorry for any cost this may cause you to incur but I have to follow the law on this one :) Import Fees and Taxes are charged by the country being shipped to. I do not have the ability to estimate these fees. The fee and knowledge of prohibited items is the responsibility of the recipient. Thank you for understanding.

For additional information on import fees and taxes these links may be useful
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to offer custom orders. I would be happy to discuss custom projects and welcome your questions.