Jewelry & art inspired by nature and the magic within.

Nashville, Tennessee
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Last updated on Sep 30, 2020

Real Jewelry for Real Women.

Show us your Nora Catherine STYLE! Check out Nora Catherine Jewelry on Facebook for sneak peeks to new styles and post pictures of you wearing your Nora Catherine!

For updates, events and retail locations please visit

Follow us on Instagram at Nora Catherine Jewelry



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Sales 2,428
On Etsy since 2009
Video summary: A reflection on how creating art and jewelry are symbols of triumph, loss, love and strength.

Living the Life - The artist

Where it began - As a little girl on a small farm in Southern Oregon, I was care free and allowed to explore the land as well as my creative inquisitiveness. I scoured the woods behind our house for feathers, built forts , made mud pots and picked blackberries. When I wasn't exploring the beauty outside, I was learning the piano, tearing apart old cloths to create my own fashions and reading, reading reading!

When I graduated from high school, I dreamed of being a fashion designer. Working my way from production sewing, to R&D, pattern engineering to product developer. My life was forever changed when I decided to take some vintage beads from an old dress and figure out how to make them into jewelry. That self taught, inquisitive nature I learned as a child drove me to learn and grow into who I am a an artist today.

A pivotal moment: In 2005, I walked into SAKS where the fine jewelry manager loved my jewelry very much, but gave me the MOST important critique of my carrier. He said that I had a great eye, strong designs and quality work BUT.... my findings needed to be unique and not something that anyone could just buy in a catalog. With this advice and a desire to grow, I was bound and determined to learn metal work. With a few basic soldering classes and hours of creative time in the studio, I have found my voice as an artist. Now, I sell in boutiques, museums, galleries and online all over the world and am grateful every day that I am blessed to share my passion with others.

What inspires me today - You can still see the influences of my love of nature, fashion and the environment around me. Exotic images, passionate music, lush textures and colors.... These are all things that make my heart sing and my creativity flow. The stories of those that fall in love with my work and how it affects my life.

My work: Hand hammered textures in copper, bronze and sterling silver. Quality stones and findings. Rich patina colors and details. Copper and bronze are double clear coated to protect the patina and tarnishing.

I design hand crafted pieces from bold one of a kind statement pieces that will get your heart pounding, to simple everyday pieces that you can go to day after day. Proudly made in the USA for real woman of all ages.

Shop members

  • Nora Catherine


    When I am not creating jewelry, I am drawing, playing piano, belly dancing or in my garden. I am a creative soul and get so much joy and inspiration out of being out in the world around me. Especially my flower and herb garden. Oh, and my critters!

  • Spaz

    Assistant, Shipper

    Spaz in head of shipping and receiving. Recycling is also a big deal around here and she is all on board with that.

  • Hidy

    Lap Warmer, Assistant

    Hidy is happy to warm my lap while I am working on the computer and is prompt in making sure I take a lunch break. She wouldn't want me to faint from hunger.... well, more like she doesn't want to faint from hunger. Either way this is a big help.

  • Earl the Squirrel

    Creative Inspiration

    Earl joined our family with a cut on his eye and no mama in site. He likes pecans and grapes. After 6 weeks living inside, Earl was big enough to joined his family in the back yard. I gain creative inspiration watching Earl and his friends play.

  • Andy

    Support System

    Andy is my partner in life and my biggest supporter. He is my Mr Incredible! He is an artist in his own right and it is wonderful to have another creative eye to run things by. He makes it possible to keep things going when things get crazy.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If a product is defective I will exchange it for a like item. Damage/Defective claims must be made within ten (14) days of receiving your order. All sales are final thereafter. Items returned by customers due to damage or defect will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

It is my sincere hope that you are pleased with your purchase. However, in the event that you are not 100% satisfied with your item(s), you may return your purchase within ten (14) days from the delivery date.

All sales are final after ten (14) days. Returned items must be unused and in their original condition. Items that do not meet these standards will not be eligible for a refund. I reserve the right to refuse any merchandise that has noticeable usage or is damaged. Please contact me before returning. It is the buyers responsibility to ship appropriately for returns and are responsible for insurance and shipment costs unless the piece is faulty, in which case, I will provide a shipping label for the return. Refund will be made once the product once I have received the returned product.
Payment is due in full prior to shipment. Electronic checks may delay shipment of your order as the order will not be processed until check has cleared.
All my jewelry is hand forged my me. Please allow one week for your order to be hand crafted just for you. If your order is time sensitive, please make a note and I will see let you know if I can ship any sooner.

All shipping prices are based on and will be shipped USPS First Class Mail unless otherwise specified. Tracking and insurance are strongly encouraged on orders over $100 or that are time sensitive. A tracking number is included in shipping cost of $100 or more.

International shipping
Shipping doesn't come with tracking insurance unless you go with registered mail. Email me for pricing on upgrading international shipping. Buyer must pay the additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees. Import charges can vary widely but are most commonly based on the price and type of item, package weight and dimensions, origin country, and the taxes, duties, and fees of the destination country. Sale price of the item purchased is the declared value that will be used for customs form.

Shipping Damages
I package my items with the utmost care. As a result, I am not responsible for damages caused by shipping carriers. If you have a shipping damage claim, please contact the shipping carrier and I as soon as possible. I will do what is reasonable to assist you with your damage claim. Damages incurred by the shipping carrier are not entitled to a refund, return, or exchange.

Lost Orders
On a rare occasion, an order will be lost in shipping. Once an order has left our shipping department, use of the USPS, FedEx or UPS tracking number must be used. I will do my best to provide all needed information to assist in your recovery and or replacement. I encourage my customers to pay for the optional Insurance coverage to cover any losses for an order, especially, for high dollar value orders. Once the package leaves my possession it is the customers responsibility to contact the shipping company of choice to resolve the matter. Please contact me with any shipping concerns.