Handmade Metal and Gemstone Keepsake Jewelry

Michigan, United States · 235 Sales


Handmade Metal and Gemstone Keepsake Jewelry

Michigan, United States 235 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Traditional artisan metalwork and beaded jewelry, little treasures handmade one-at-a-time with careful attention to detail. Find me also at Petaluna Jewelry Design on Facebook and Instagram!

Last updated on Feb 6, 2016

Traditional artisan metalwork and beaded jewelry, little treasures handmade one-at-a-time with careful attention to detail. Find me also at Petaluna Jewelry Design on Facebook and Instagram!


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5 out of 5 stars

Tashi on Oct 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The bracelet is so pretty!!! Excellent craftsmanship. Thoughtfully packaged and quick delivery too!

Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan on Oct 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Freaking awesome ring! Superseded my every expectation. Another stunning custom ring from Diane. This is my third from this shop and I love each one more dearly than the other!

Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan on Oct 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

OMG, she is divine! So sparkly and unusual. Just LOVE IT! Thank you, Diane, for working w me. This jewel really exceeded my expectations. Super fast shipping too!

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I have a huge hoard of design stamps, but acquired some special new ones recently that have sparked some fun new ideas.
A new addition to my stacking rings is this bumpy guy. I'll be offering it individually or as part of a set as soon as I get another one made for more pics. In the meantime, you can still special order it in your size, just convo for a reserved listing.

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Some new sapphires for hire! If my pink sapphire lotus ring currently available isn't your size, or you prefer a different stone or border, we have multiple options. :) Pendants, too!


Hammering away in the studio....

I’ve always been more focused on the micro-world; textures, tiny precious things, the universe under our feet, and objects from nature and urban life that fit in the palm of the hand for contemplation. I've been making stuff as long as I can remember, and I can't imagine a non-creative life, it always comes out somewhere.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit and studied drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, but ultimately felt pulled toward metalsmithing and jewelry design because I love the intimacy and scale of small, personal and precious objects worn on the body, and the way humans have been decorating themselves across time and cultures.

I like to see the mark of the maker in handcrafted jewelry, though I have a leaning toward “refined rustic” because I’m still a bit of a detail freak when it comes to finishes. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but I'm often drawn to Eastern motifs, antique textiles and botanicals, and I like incorporating stones, beads, old and ancient things, and found objects in both delicate and bolder statement jewelry. A recent interest in turquoise, Native American design stamps, and larger stones has taken me in a new direction, as well. Always in evolution, as it should be.

I hope you find something here that you love!

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    I enjoy the creative process, and I REALLY love manipulating metal and making jewelry!

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Last updated on May 1, 2016
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Your jewelry will ship gift boxed by First Class U.S. mail with Delivery Confirmation unless otherwise noted in the item listing. If you wish to upgrade to Priority Mail or Express Mail, please convo for an adjusted invoice, preferably before checking out.

All jewelry and packaging comes to you from a smoke-free studio.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that your country may charge taxes and import duties on your purchase, which is out of my hands and a buyer's responsibility. They are different for every country, and unfortunately it's impossible for me to know what those costs might be. There are some online calculators that might help you get an idea if you don't know your import fees: Here is one:
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are not happy with your item(s) for any reason. A refund or exchange is cheerfully given within 10 days, minus shipping. The item(s) must be returned in original condition. Please re-pack carefully to prevent damage, and I recommend that you insure the package, as I cannot be responsible for a return that is lost or damaged in the mail on its way back to me. I like U-Pic as a less expensive alternative to the USPS insurance fees, though if you decide to insure through U-Pic or another independent 3rd party company, please make sure your shipment meets their requirements for proof of mailing. I will say that to this point I've had no returns and happy customers, so hopefully I'm doing something right. ;)
Additional policies and FAQs

Please don't wear your jewelry in the shower, swimming, etc. Silver and other metal jewelry, including my pieces with the antique French steel beads, will store best in air-tight containers, away from moisture and humidity. Ziploc bags are not glamorous, but work very well to significantly slow the natural oxidation process. A polishing cloth pre-charged with a fine polishing compound can be used to buff the surface of silver and other metal, but gently on items that have a decorative "antiqued" patina, particularly in the recessed areas, and best to avoid the gemstones. For pieces set with cabochon stones, especially the transparent and semi-transparent variety, I recommend avoiding running them under water or submerging in any liquid, as water does love to work it's way where you don't want it, such as behind a stone.

If you have a damage or breakage issue with your jewelry, I am an e-mail away. I will do repairs free of charge if your jewelry fails under normal wear (meaning you take reasonably good care of your jewelry and don't abuse it). For damage beyond normal wear (breakage from cute little grabbing baby fists, yanked to bits in a bar fight, left it on the train tracks, etc.), I will do my best to attempt repair if it's fixable, but depending on the extent of damage and missing parts, there would be fees for part replacement and labor in that case. For the record, I've only had to do one repair, and that was a leather necklace worn 24/7, including in the shower, which I don't recommend.


If you have an idea for something you’d like based on other jewelry you’ve seen in my shop, as in a variation on an existing design, please feel free to convo with questions, we may be able to make it happen! Since I need as much work time in the studio as possible, I’m happy to devote up to 20 minutes free of charge toward discussing your custom piece through convos or e-mails so that we both get an idea whether your project is something I can create for you. (Typically this is more than sufficient.) Beyond that 20 minutes, should you decide to go ahead with your custom order, I do have to add an extra fee for further requested design work and discussions to be included in the total balance for your finished jewelry.

Upon your approval of the design, I will begin your jewelry piece after pre-payment of a 50% non-refundable deposit, unless you’d like to purchase in full at that time. Because of the nature of the material I work with and frequent one-of-a-kind designs, it can sometimes be difficult to accurately calculate price until a piece is finished, so please allow for up to a 20% variation in cost by project completion.

When the project is finished, the balance is due in full, and I will send photos for final approval. Please understand that deposits for custom orders are non-refundable, since I’ve committed hours of work and materials to making something specifically for you. It’s important to me that you love your jewelry, and I make every effort to solidify the design plan with you before beginning so that we have a good meeting of the minds on what you want for the final outcome. So far I’ve had great results and happy customers.


Some, though not all, of my ring designs can be made to order in the size requested, or we can do something similar with a different stone. For wide bands I recommend going up 1/4 to 1/2 from your normal size, since they fit tighter. One thing to take into consideration is whether your fingers tend to swell with seasons or hormonal changes, and your rings may fit differently at different times. If you are at all unsure of your ring size, I recommending having it checked at a local jeweler for both types of bands. This is more reliable than printed paper cutouts. Finishing a ring to your specific size is considered a non-refundable custom order unless discussed otherwise.


I do occasionally wholesale some of my jewelry, though at this time I am not scaled to do it volume. Please convo if you have a brick and mortar store and are interested in wholesale purchasing.