noritadesigns

Canberra, Australia · 146 Sales

noritadesigns

Canberra, Australia 146 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(55)
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Nora New

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Announcement   Welcome,

My name is Nora and I design and fabricate sterling silver, gold-filled and gold jewellery in my little studio in Canberra, Australia. My aim is to create a piece that you will treasure and enjoy for many years to come. I am fastidious to the point of obsessive from start to finish of each piece.

My primary core value is individualization –I want you to feel that what you buy here isn’t just yours, but an expression of you, through the originality of design.
Second to this, I want your purchase to be something that you’ll treasure – a special object with meaning behind it.
Through this ethos I’ll do my out-most to create a piece of jewellery that suits and defines who you are.

All are made with great care and attention to detail. If you're not happy, I'm not happy.
I use 100% recycled metal from reputable dealers and all gems are from fair-trade wholesalers.

Your questions are important so please don't hesitate to contact me.

I LOVE CUSTOM ORDERS...PLEASE SEE MY FEEDBACK

I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I love making them...

Nora

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Last updated on Jul 9, 2016

Welcome,

My name is Nora and I design and fabricate sterling silver, gold-filled and gold jewellery in my little studio in Canberra, Australia. My aim is to create a piece that you will treasure and enjoy for many years to come. I am fastidious to the point of obsessive from start to finish of each piece.

My primary core value is individualization –I want you to feel that what you buy here isn’t just yours, but an expression of you, through the originality of design.
Second to this, I want your purchase to be something that you’ll treasure – a special object with meaning behind it.
Through this ethos I’ll do my out-most to create a piece of jewellery that suits and defines who you are.

All are made with great care and attention to detail. If you're not happy, I'm not happy.
I use 100% recycled metal from reputable dealers and all gems are from fair-trade wholesalers.

Your questions are important so please don't hesitate to contact me.

I LOVE CUSTOM ORDERS...PLEASE SEE MY FEEDBACK

I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I love making them...

Nora

Nora New

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Nora New

Sterling Silver and Japanese fabric Pendant
US$65.57
Handmade Sterling Silver Spiral Pendant
US$65.57

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(55)
Emma

Emma on Jun 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, Nora. You were so beautiful in answering all of my many, many questions! I absolutely LOVE my unique new ring that was made just for me. Nora went out her way to order materials and everything... You are such an amazing artist! It is so delicate and feminine, I can see this piece being apart of my life for a long time. Shipping was SUPER fast, communication fantastic, everything safe and secure. I couldn't be happier. Thank you again, Nora! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 😘

Sonya Heaney

Sonya Heaney on Feb 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous earrings, and exactly what I wanted for a present for a fussy family member!

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About

Passionate about life, passionate about jewellery design

I don't often share the story of how I got here, but in a nutshell, through the ebbs and flows of life, I discovered metalsmithing not knowing I was destined to pursue this art form. Metal, to me, is like paint, fabric, clay, is to other artists.

~What I do~

Sometimes I sketch my designs and other times I go straight to the workbench and begin to transform a cold, hard, piece of metal into a wearable art piece. Some of my works can be simple and dainty, others complex and detailed. Whatever they are, I always strive for attention to detail and accuracy.

As a wife, mother, Spanish Interpreter and metalsmith (although not always in this order) I find inspiration in the world around me and in others. My biggest thrill is to be able to translate your ideas and designs into something you will treasure for years to come.

~Why metal?~

I find the process equally enthralling as the finished product. To me hammering, soldering, dapping, drilling, shaping polishing are what mud is to pigs :)

~Where am I from?~

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and migrated to Australia in 1971. As a child I remember visiting one of my favourite uncles who owned a jewellery store. I was mesmerized by the shiny metal, intricate patterns and incredible colours of gemstones. He was a wonderful jeweller who let me "play" with some of the tools of the trade. I would even spend hours untangling chains for him.
Fast-forward to 1985, where I worked in retail jewellery and pearl merchandising as a second job to my interpreting. I attended a gemmology course as a pre-requisite for the job which taught me so much about the properties of metals and gemstones.
Fast- forward to 2008, I began beading and wire jewellery making. I attended a couple of classes where I met someone who steered me in the right direction to a wonderful mentor and silversmith teacher. I attended for four years and still go to the occasional class to learn new techniques.

When I'm not creating, working, cooking, running a household or shopping, I enjoy gardening, playing the guitar, reading and watching Sci-fi films with the family.

Thank you for being part of my journey

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    My name is Nora. Passionate about life, passionate about my jewellery designs and fabrication. I am a late bloomer who discovered that it is never too late to follow your dreams... Thank you for sharing my world

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016
Hi and Welcome!

My name is Nora and I design and fabricate sterling silver, gold-filled and gold jewellery in my little studio in Canberra, Australia. My goal is to create a piece that you will treasure and enjoy for many years to come. I am fastidious to the point of obsessive from start to finish of each piece.
l specialize in custom orders (please see feedback and reviews)

You will find a more detailed account of me in the Bio section.


Thank you for coming by and enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
*I accept paypal
You do not need to sign up to PayPal to use it. All payment details are kept by Paypal only and not given to Etsy or sellers. You can open a free account at www.paypal.com

Please pay within 3 days of purchase. If this isn't possible then drop me a line and we can discuss alternative arrangements.
Shipping
Australian buyers may have their articles registered for an extra fee: email me prior to purchase for a quote.
International buyers please contact me prior to purchase if you wish your item to be registered so I can quote you the correct price.

*Insurance is extra- please contact prior to purchase.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS: Please be aware that customs fees or import duties might be assessed upon the arrival of your item in your country. It is the buyers responsibility to find out this information PRIOR to purchase. Total price of item + shipping DOES NOT INCLUDE above mentioned.
Refunds and Exchanges
As a general rule refunds will be made on a case-by-case basis only.

No refunds will be issued for lost or damaged items if package was unregistered. No refunds on wrong ring sizes quoted.

I take great care in my work and I package items very carefully to prevent damage in transit. If you have any issues please contact me.

I am not responsible for lost or damaged items, therefore a refund will not be issued under these circumstances.

If you wish to track an item extra charges apply so please contact me first.
I cannot accept returns on custom orders. Thank you for your understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that colours may vary slightly due to digital image changes as pictures are uploaded.

Your enquiries and/or questions are most welcome anytime. I hope you enjoy what you see as much as I enjoy creating them!