LittleSecrets

Exceptional Handmade Jewelry for Extraordinary Women

Dallas, Texas · 142 Sales

LittleSecrets

Exceptional Handmade Jewelry for Extraordinary Women

Dallas, Texas 142 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(103)

Shop owner

Gabrielle

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Announcement   *** Please plan on coming to the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash on May 7th! I'll be there with more than 100 new and fabulous necklaces, bracelets and earrings in designs that will make you cry with joy :-). If you mention that you saw this on Etsy, I'll give you a 20% discount! The show is from 10:30am to 5:00 pm at the South Side Event Center at Gilly's Dallas-1135 S. Lamar, Dallas. Hope to see you there!***
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Welcome to Gabrielle's Little Secrets. My goal has always been to create exceptional pieces of timeless jewelry for the extraordinary woman. I shy away from the trendy and transiently popular styles in favor of pieces that typify the soul of a woman: beautiful, strong, purely unique, fearless and elegant. While all of my pieces are truly fashionable, my goal is for them to remain fashionable in the years, no decades to come. I also work hard to offer exceptional quality that will endure for generations, and unique stones that are of the highest quality.

All of my custom jewelry is of original design, and I travel extensively to bring to you the finest possible stones and silver, at the best possible prices. The stones used in my line range from precious Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires and Diamonds to semi-precious stones such as Quartz, Aquamarine, Citrine, Amber and Jade to name but a few. I have also tried to bring to you some of the more exotic stones such as Flower Sun Jade, Pink Emeralds, Kyanite, Kunzite, Australian Zebra Rock, Mookaite and many others.

The metals used in each of my designs are of the highest quality, and include Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver, Bali silver and Sterling silver. All materials used are clearly stated in the description.

So let your journey into Gabrielle’s Little Secrets begin! I hope you enjoy your time with me as much as I enjoy having you, and I hope you'll come back often!

For even more variety, please be sure to visit my other 2 shops: LittleSecretsVintage on etsy, and www.gabrielleslittlesecrets.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 13, 2017

*** Please plan on coming to the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash on May 7th! I'll be there with more than 100 new and fabulous necklaces, bracelets and earrings in designs that will make you cry with joy :-). If you mention that you saw this on Etsy, I'll give you a 20% discount! The show is from 10:30am to 5:00 pm at the South Side Event Center at Gilly's Dallas-1135 S. Lamar, Dallas. Hope to see you there!***
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Welcome to Gabrielle's Little Secrets. My goal has always been to create exceptional pieces of timeless jewelry for the extraordinary woman. I shy away from the trendy and transiently popular styles in favor of pieces that typify the soul of a woman: beautiful, strong, purely unique, fearless and elegant. While all of my pieces are truly fashionable, my goal is for them to remain fashionable in the years, no decades to come. I also work hard to offer exceptional quality that will endure for generations, and unique stones that are of the highest quality.

All of my custom jewelry is of original design, and I travel extensively to bring to you the finest possible stones and silver, at the best possible prices. The stones used in my line range from precious Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires and Diamonds to semi-precious stones such as Quartz, Aquamarine, Citrine, Amber and Jade to name but a few. I have also tried to bring to you some of the more exotic stones such as Flower Sun Jade, Pink Emeralds, Kyanite, Kunzite, Australian Zebra Rock, Mookaite and many others.

The metals used in each of my designs are of the highest quality, and include Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver, Bali silver and Sterling silver. All materials used are clearly stated in the description.

So let your journey into Gabrielle’s Little Secrets begin! I hope you enjoy your time with me as much as I enjoy having you, and I hope you'll come back often!

For even more variety, please be sure to visit my other 2 shops: LittleSecretsVintage on etsy, and www.gabrielleslittlesecrets.com.

Gabrielle

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Gabrielle

Sapphire Cabochon and Bail Silver Necklace
$325.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(103)
jeribelle2000

jeribelle2000 on Apr 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for the modification. Love the necklace! The white agates are bright white, shiny, and very smooth. The beautiful blue turquoise accent beads really make it fresh and modern. Love it, love it, love it!

ldroes61

ldroes61 on Feb 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

One of a kind necklace! I wore it the day it came in the mail. Heavy , unique pearls. I will never see anyone else wearing this ! Fast shipment. Great price.

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Updates

Lots of fabulous new designs that I'll be listing this week!
I'm excited to be back! I've missed everyone. I'm posting new and fabulous items every day so please stop by and say hi!

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About

What a long, strange trip it's been

First and foremost I absolutely must give credit to the creative genius who breathed life into Gabrielle's Little Secrets. It is with immense pride and gratitude that I thank my son, Kevin, for his creative genius, infinite patience, ability to capture and express my visions, and countless hours invested in the creation of logos and web pages for all of my sites!

Over the years I have been asked many times how the name "Little Secrets" came about, so I thought I'd share that story with you here. Many years ago during a life-changing crisis of personal and professional direction I became a Special Education teacher in a small rural town in Mississippi. My students were adolescents and young adults who had been diagnosed with severe and profound mental retardation and Autism. After a few months of working with them I decided that it would be nice if they could learn a craft, and possibly make some money to take trips and buy much needed supplies. As I had been making jewelry, soaps, bath salts, perfumes, etc. since the early 60's I decided to introduce my hobbies into the classroom environment. The response from my students, their families, and the administration was humbling. I had everyone's unconditional support. Not only did my student's put forth their absolute best efforts, but they dedicated themselves to mastering the crafts. Every day they gave me their unconditional best. Soon we were in business; one Psychologist turned Special Education teacher and nine severely and profoundly mentally retarded adolescents. We were a motley crew to be sure.

As the years passed we grew and became a well oiled team. My young ladies and gentlemen demonstrated creativity and skill beyond all possible expectations, and with this proficiency came a new found pride that was a privilege to see. Within a year we started selling our products at trade and craft shows, with my students directly manning the booths and selling the products themselves. They loved it! However, as would be expected they would often be asked by patrons and family members how they made the soaps, salts, jewelry, etc. Because of their exceptionalities explaining was either not possible or terribly difficult for them. So one day when one of my students with Down Syndrome was feeling very frustrated because he couldn't answer the questions to his satisfaction, I told him to tell anyone who asked that it was "our little secret"; thus, Little Secrets was born.

During my time with those exceptional young ladies and gentlemen one of my ladies with Down Syndrome won High School Homecoming Queen, and went on to win the title of Miss Congeniality in both Mississippi and Louisiana, and the International "Yes I Can" award. Those delightful ladies and gentlemen taught me that anything is possible, even when faced with obstacles we can neither see nor understand.

When I finally said adieu to my role models, we had danced the night away at every Homecoming and Prom with the hottest dates anyone could ever want, and always arriving in style in a private limo! With the profits from our little classroom business we had taken field trips to the New Orleans Zoo, Dixie National Rodeo, Jackson Planetarium, Mobile shipyard, and Gulf Coast to name a few of our "hot spots." During my time with them all of my ladies and gentlemen held down real jobs in addition to our entrepreneurial endeavors, and were saving their money for things that were meaningful to them.

As the years passed I was honored to walk all of my students across the stage to receive their High School Certificate. When I walked the last three across the stage I knew it was time for me to move on. They had done their job, and thanks to them I was now ready to move on with my life.

So with that said, I'm a native Southern Californian who was so very fortunate to have grown up during some of the most important and exciting years of our recent history, the 60's. I was at Woodstock, saw Joplin, Hendrix, the Doors, the Who and most of the greats of that era in concert many, many times. I made the cover of the Free Press when Bear of the Canned Heat called me on stage during a concert.

I was also an oxymoron. I was a hippie who believed that my brothers and sisters who served our country in the Vietnam War deserved respect and support.

Now across the span of more than 6 decades, and through a series of very strange twists of fate, I've ended up in Texas. I'm a retired Psychologist and University Professor, entrepreneur, strong advocate for the rights and protection of animals, retired mother of 2 amazing sons, and proud grandmother of 7 perfect grandchildren.

I live a simple and quiet life with my four rescued dogs, and somehow amid the confusion it all works out. I have finally found peace in my Golden years and I'm loving it!

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Shop members

  • Gabrielle

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

  • Luna

    Support Staff

    Luna is a pivotal member of the team who brings all things beautiful to the studio. Luna is a 6 year old retired racer (aka Greyhound) who has been part of the team since sustaining a racing injury 4 years ago.

  • Raegar

    Support Staff

    Raegar brings whimsy to the team. He's always up for a new design or interesting color combo. Raegar is a 3 year old Greyhound mixed breed who came to me with his sister, Renley, when they were 4 months old.

  • Renley

    Task Manager

    Renley is the serious one of the team. She monitors Raegar's whimsy & Lunas beauty and keeps the silliness to a reasonable level. Renley is a 3 year old Greyhound mixed breed who came to me with her brother, Raegar, when they were 4 months old.

  • Shiva

    Assistant

    Shiva is the team mischief maker. He ensures that nothing gets done without daily play. He is a 4 y/o Lhasa Apso who came to me a very sick little puppy rescued from a puppy mill. He now has bionic front legs because of horrific breeding practices.

Local

Find LittleSecrets at the following upcoming market!

  • Etsy Dallas Spring Bash

    Gilley's Dallas, 1135 S Lamar St

    Dallas, TX

    May 7

    Etsy Dallas' Spring Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more. Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far gather at the Spring Bash for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience perfect for all your wedding, baby, graduation and Mother's Day gift needs. Admission is free and kids and strollers are welcome, so come down to Gilley’s on May 7 and join in the fun. Get there early if you want to be one of the first 50 shoppers to get one of our coveted Bash Bags!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 15, 2016
I have been making jewelry, perfumes, lotions, scrubs, soaps and other essential beauty items for more than 40 years. I have always offered my items as gifts, and in rare cases such as fund raising, have sold them. I have not, until now, even considered selling "my metal and stone children." I came to the conclusion that I needed to do something when my granddaughters had more jewelry than they knew what to do with. I personally didn't see a problem with boxes of gems, but then I do so love jewelry! Sorry, I digress.

I hope you enjoy your visit as much as I enjoy having you, and I hope you'll come back often!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
If you cannot complete your payment immediately, please let me know as I re-list any unpaid items each morning.

If there are additional items (e.g., gift packaging, upgrades, earrings, etc.) be sure to add that to your comments section and I will send you and invoice.

I only accept PayPal and Credit Cards. I'm sorry if that makes investing in a Little Secrets Vintage item difficult, but that is the only method of payment I accept.

I will accept layaway with a 50% non-refundable deposit. The full amount must be paid within 30 days of the original date of sale.

If you live in Texas I will have to charge sales tax. Shipping to other states will not have taxes attached.
Shipping
PACKAGING: Please note the following:

Out of respect to our environment, whenever possible I use recycled packaging. If you would prefer gift boxes, please let me know and I will happily use a necklace, ring, bracelet or my signature floral boxes for your purchase. However, please note that some of my larger items simply will not fit in a designer box. If that is the case, and you have requested a gift box, I will let you know and offer you a refund of your purchase.

I ship within 1-5 business days of your purchase. If any delay is anticipated, I will advise you immediately. PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT include insurance; however, I strongly encourage you to consider it. Please note that should you choose to not insure your purchase I am not responsible for it's loss or damage once it leaves my studio.

I will be happy to ship international to all countries; however, the least expensive way to ship is USPS, which is still very expensive. If you would like me to ship to any other country please send me a message before you check out and I will let you know the cost. I can also ship priority and domestic overnight to other countries. If you are interested in this, please let me know and I will see if overnight is available in your area (not always possible to get overnight depending on zip code) and let you know the costs of both choices.

I do not ship international packages as gifts.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be over-the-moon for your purchase; however, in the event you are not my return policies are as follows:

1. The item must be returned unworn, within 24 hours of receipt, and in the condition received.

2. There will be a 20% restocking fee on all returns.

If my policies make buying a Gabrielle's Little Secrets original piece of jewelry a concern for you, I sincerely apologize. After having a very active etsy shop for many years, I have unfortunately realized that not all etsy patrons engage in honest buying practices, thus necessitating this policy.

In the event your jewelry arrives damaged, you should immediately take it to your post office, in the original packaging, and make them aware.
Additional policies and FAQs
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: While there are no requisite uses for the jewelry items offered on this website, the implied intent is for you, my beloved patrons, to include them as a part of your jewelry collection for sentimental value; to feel better about yourself; to express your personality; be modern & up-to-date; make a good first impression; look professional at work; and to make others stop in their tracks and stare at you for your amazing taste!

Furthermore, while I take great pleasure in frequently including a section on the history, myth, legend and lore of many of my pieces, this information is for entertainment purposes only.

No guarantees or warranties are implied or claimed regarding the healing, magical, psychic or health powers, virtues, genuineness, effectiveness, or whether or not any specific result will be obtained.

Nothing contained on this website is intended to diagnose physical or psychological conditions, prescribe or perform medical treatment, or interfere or substitute with the treatment of medical or other professionals.

The information provided herein, and the items sold on this website, are provided and sold with the understanding that this website does not have the intention of giving medical, psychological, or any other type of professional advice, nor is the information contained on this website or the items sold meant to be a replacement for traditional professional advice and/or treatment.

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