GayleDowell

Prairie Jewelry from the Flint Hills of Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas · 540 Sales

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Note from shop owner Prairie Dawg and I are out exploring the prairie! We'll be back online August 27th. I'll not have e-mail or internet during this time, but please do leave a message and I will contact you when I'm back on the 27th.

~Gayle

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Last updated on Aug 10, 2018

Prairie Dawg and I are out exploring the prairie! We'll be back online August 27th. I'll not have e-mail or internet during this time, but please do leave a message and I will contact you when I'm back on the 27th.

~Gayle

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Creating a ring is like putting the last pieces of a puzzle together.

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    About

    My Inspiration

    I transform metal into works of art inspired by my love of nature and the Kansas prairie. Some of my pieces are one-of-a-kind creations that will not be reproduced exactly and are as varied as nature. Each piece is made to the highest quality for your enjoyment for years to come.

    I make my own handmade molds from natural elements, and handpick plants and flowers around my home on the Flint Hills Prairie of Kansas. My best selling items are my prairie grass pieces that are made with native prairie grass. Take a look around and see nature suspended in metal forever to be cherished.

    Shop members

    • Gayle Dowell

      Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

      My backyard is the Flint Hills prairie. Nature is my inspiration for almost all of my art, especially my jewelry designs. I'm most happy when I'm outside with nature or working creatively on a project.

    • Prairie Dawg

      Assistant

      Protects me from prairie critters and helps me scout out new grasses and flowers each season for my designs.

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    Last updated on Jan 11, 2018
    Frequently asked questions
    Wholesale availability

    I do wholesale on a limited basis. Contact me for more information.

    Custom and personalized orders

    I do custom orders when time allows. Contact me for specific requests.

    Care instructions

    All jewelry orders come with a complementary polishing cloth. I use raw metals that will get a patina over time. Using the polishing cloth on the raised surfaces will add more dimension to pieces that do not have a patina applied already.

    Storing your jewelry in an air-tight plastic bag can help reduce rate of tarnishing.

    Gemstones should not be polished.

    Do not wear jewelry while swimming, using hot tub or spa, cleaning with chemicals or other solvents which can damage both metal and gemstones in jewelry.

    Use caution with activities that may damage the physical structure of your jewelry or cause excessive wear.