JodiRaeDesigns

Jodi Rae Designs Jewelry

Austin, Texas · 115 Sales

JodiRaeDesigns

Jodi Rae Designs Jewelry

Austin, Texas 115 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   One of a Kind sterling silver jewelry with exceptional gems, minerals and fossils Handcrafted in Austin, Tx.
I have been designing, making, and selling jewelry since I was 8 years old. I guess you can say it is my life long passion!
This passion led me to Florence, Italy where I studied ancient silversmithing techniques with an international faculty of jewelers from Italy, Asia, and Brazil.
I specialize in hand fabricated sterling silver jewels using unique, rare and striking gems, minerals and fossils from around the world. This hunt for the finest specimens and beautifully cut gems and stones is one of my greatest inspirations... Searching for something unique, rare, and even odd or strange that mother nature has created is exhilarating, and I love giving them new life in a special piece of jewelry that will bring you joy.
Each piece I create is fabricated with great attention to detail, as well as versatility, and I choose and feature only the highest quality stones and materials in my creations.
Everything is signed or stamped and guaranteed to last and be enjoyed for generations to come.
Look around, enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!


<3 JodiRae

Check out my Rock and jewelry supply shop too! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JodiRaeRocks#

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 31, 2016

One of a Kind sterling silver jewelry with exceptional gems, minerals and fossils Handcrafted in Austin, Tx.
I have been designing, making, and selling jewelry since I was 8 years old. I guess you can say it is my life long passion!
This passion led me to Florence, Italy where I studied ancient silversmithing techniques with an international faculty of jewelers from Italy, Asia, and Brazil.
I specialize in hand fabricated sterling silver jewels using unique, rare and striking gems, minerals and fossils from around the world. This hunt for the finest specimens and beautifully cut gems and stones is one of my greatest inspirations... Searching for something unique, rare, and even odd or strange that mother nature has created is exhilarating, and I love giving them new life in a special piece of jewelry that will bring you joy.
Each piece I create is fabricated with great attention to detail, as well as versatility, and I choose and feature only the highest quality stones and materials in my creations.
Everything is signed or stamped and guaranteed to last and be enjoyed for generations to come.
Look around, enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!


<3 JodiRae

Check out my Rock and jewelry supply shop too! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JodiRaeRocks#

Jodi Brownstein

Contact shop owner

Jodi Brownstein

White Drusy and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
White Drusy and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
$275.00
Betty Drusy Earring- Silver
Betty Drusy Earring- Silver
$330.00
Drusy & Silver Stack Ring - Titanium Coated
Drusy & Silver Stack Ring - Titanium Coated
$250.00
Drusy Drop Necklace - Blue
Drusy Drop Necklace - Blue
$475.00
Silver and Drusy Stud Earrings
Silver and Drusy Stud Earrings
$275.00
Sterling Ring with Sunstone Cabochon - Oval
Sterling Ring with Sunstone Cabochon - Oval
$525.00
Opal and Sterling Stud Earrings
Opal and Sterling Stud Earrings
$275.00
Rhonda Earrings with Labradorite Briolettes
Rhonda Earrings with Labradorite Briolettes
$275.00
Drusy & Silver Stack Ring - Titanium Coated
Drusy & Silver Stack Ring - Titanium Coated
$250.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(27)
marijaradic

marijaradic on Apr 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a statement peace of jewelry, so quality and well done! I'm so happy I found it!;-)

Christine K

Christine K on Feb 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm always happy with a Jodi Rae piece! I love the quality as well as the simplicity and versatility of this necklace. This is definitely an investment (even with the Valentine's discount) but it's something I will be happy wearing for decades.

Lisa L

Lisa L on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful-love it! Thank you

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Updates

I have been wearing and working with labradorite nonstop for the last few years. It is my favorite stone and It always makes me feel more grounded and complete…. even centered.

What do you think? What do you notice when you wear labradorite?

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Silver Necklace with Labradorite Teardrop Pendant
Silver Necklace with Labradorite Teardrop Pendant
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About

stones that speak

Jodi Rae Designs is not your average jeweler. Creator and owner Jodi Rae Brownstein is a skilled designer and metalsmith specializing in one-of-a-kind hand-fabricated creations for both women and men. Choosing materials like sterling silver, high-karat golds, semiprecious and precious gems and various rare minerals and fossils, Jodi Rae uses diverse signature techniques to create wearable pieces that are truly unique in design.
Each piece is rendered through an intimate process combining techniques such as forging, stamping, casting, various stone-setting methods and finishing techniques including oxidation, brushed, matte and high-polish. The finished product is one that is simple in shape and symmetry yet complex in detail, much like the natural and urban worlds from which the artist takes her inspiration. “It’s a very personal process,” Jodi Rae says of her craft, “I create it as it comes out of me, and I feel like it becomes a sort of pure extension of myself.”
The reflected similarities between the artist and her work can certainly be found in their capacity to be edgy but classic and timeless in design, soft and strong in shape and character, and endlessly versatile in context. “I am so inspired by the beauty of the forms and shapes found in nature and in our modern world,” she states, “that I had to incorporate them directly into my art.” Her particular affinity for different stones and minerals has led her to put elements like jasper, agate and petrified fossils at the heart of many her creations.
Jodi Rae strives to maintain a fresh approach in her art, always seeking ways to differentiate her pieces from anything she’s seen before. Her life-long passion for adventure in finding new inspiration has led her to many places across the world, including Florence, Italy where she went through an intensive jewelry-making program. Under the instruction of an international staff from Italy, Brazil and China, she was trained in a number of ancient techniques including filigree, granulation, mokume, pave and various stone-setting methods.
With this acquired skill and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Colorado, it’s no wonder that Jodi Rae has her own successful company and a community of dedicated collectors among an ever-expanding sea of Jodi Rae Designs customers. The consistent market and response to her work has brought her honors including features in various publications, television broadcasts, and awards like First Place in Jewelry at the Gold Coast Art Fair (Chicago, 2001). She has been represented in multiple galleries around the country, and has participated in various national juried exhibitions and art fairs including the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Florida.
“It’s an adventure for me every time I start a new design;” says the artist, “I often end up in a completely different place than I anticipate, and that’s an exhilarating process for me.” She enthusiastically claims her aspiration to be like the visually textured stones and minerals she uses in her jewelry, comparing the complex appeal of nature’s patterns to the visual story she expresses in her finished pieces. It’s a story she feels is constantly evolving, like her own journey through design and concept on the path of her trade, both in the past and into the future. She is excited—along with a considerable population of dedicated Jodi Rae followers—to see where her art will take her next.

Shop members

  • Jodi Rae

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Jodi Rae Designs is my baby. I absolutely LOVE hand making special jewels for you. I am obsessed with finding amazing stones, love banging on metal with hammers and LOVE seeing you loving my jewels everyday.

Production partners

  • Alpine Casting

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Alpine Casting Company is a family owned business that has been producing custom metal castings since 1985. Specializes in custom and trade jewelry casting & finishing in gold, silver, brass, bronze and pewter. Uses lost wax and spin casting process

  • G and S Jewelry Manufacturing

    Albuquerque, NM

    G&S JEWELRY MFG is known worldwide for superior jewelry manufacturing. Since 1972, we’ve been using the lost wax casting process to manufacture costume and precious metal jewelry products for companies and individuals around the world.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2015
Hello, and welcome to Jodi Rae Designs.
I am so glad you stopped by!

I have been designing, making and selling jewelry since I was 8 years old and continue to feel passionate about sharing my creations, or babies, with you!

I enjoy everything about the process of making a piece of jewelry. From abstract thought, idea or moment of inspiration, to searching for rare and exceptional stones, fossils and treasures, to playing with the metal and my tools, to meeting and connecting with you and seeing my pieces take on a whole new life on your body. Nothing makes me happier than seeing you excitedly wearing my creations and finding your own joy and expression with them.

It is a journey and adventure for me and I am tickled pink to be able to share my love of creating, adorning and expressing myself with you.

I hope you enjoy and treasure your exploration and your jewels!
Be creative, express yourself and enjoy the compliments!

Sincerely,

Jodi Rae

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 and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept payment via paypal and direct checkout.
If you live in Texas, like me, there will be 8.5% sales tax added to your purchase.
Shipping
I usually ship USPS with delivery confirmation and insurance when possible. On more expensive orders, or when deemed a better option, I will ship UPS insured. If you would like to set up an alternate shipping arrangement, please contact me. I am happy to do so.

International orders:
Please note**** You are responsible for any customs or duty charges when purchasing Internationally, so please be aware of this.

Shipments to Canada must be sent registered mail. Thus, it will cost $25 to ship.

Thank you for your understanding!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to LOVE your jewelry!
You can return or exchange your purchase in its original condition within 1 week of the delivery date. You must contact me first to authorize this and send it back insured.

**Due to the nature of custom orders, I will not accept returns on these.
***Craftsmanship on all of my pieces is guaranteed. If any problems should arise with my craftsmanship, I will fix it free of charge. Any other repairs, broken stones etc. can be fixed for a small fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you are interested in wholesale orders.

To care for your Jodi Rae Jewels....

For Matte Jewelry:
Use a Scotch-Brite pad like the one used to scrub pots and pans (found at any supermarket). Don’t be scared! Gently rub the surface of your matte-finished jewelry, careful to avoid stones. Fold the pad around chain and gently pull the chain through to remove tarnish while preserving the oxidized details. Rinse with water, dry and enjoy your bling!

For Shiny Jewelry:
Gently rub with polishing cloth. I recommend sunshine cloths.

Important Tips:
Do NOT put your Jodi Rae jewels in jewelry dips. This can damage stones and remove oxidized details. Be gentle while wearing your jewels. They are strong and durable, but can be damaged if treated roughly.