phoenixmtncreations

Handcrafted Sterling Silver Minimalist Jewelry and More

West Jefferson, North Carolina 7937 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (1881)

phoenixmtncreations

Handcrafted Sterling Silver Minimalist Jewelry and More

West Jefferson, North Carolina | 7937 Sales

Amy Bumgardner

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Amy Bumgardner

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Most items are made-to-order. Please see item descriptions to determine if your order includes ready-to-ship or made-to-order pieces and for current time frames. Need your item by a specific date? Send me a message for exact processing times or let me know your time frame and we'll work together!

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please read the information below and the shop policies section!

Over the past several months, I have had an unusually high amount of returns from international customers due to non-payment of customs fees so my policies have CHANGED. Customs fees, VAT taxes and/or any other fees imposed are the responsibility of the buyer and cannot be reimbursed. These fees are NOT included in the purchase price or the shipping costs. These fees are payable to your local authority upon delivery! Additionally, please do not ask for your package to be marked as a gift. This is not a legal practice. Any package returned due to non-payment of fees will be refunded when I receive the package back. This could take several months. Shipping costs will NOT be refunded, only the purchase price.

All jewelry comes in a cloth bag stamped with our logo. This bag is perfect to store jewelry in or reuse for small trinkets. Items are shipped in one bag so if you're planning on gifting your purchase, please let me know and I'll package each piece of jewelry in it's own bag. This is to keep excess waste out of the landfills. Everything else in the package is recyclable so please do so! Gift boxes are available for purchase at checkout.

Wondering how the double and triple hoop earrings work? Check out our instructional videos here: http://bit.ly/2f0iBKf

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Last updated on Oct 1, 2019

Thanks for stopping by! I'm so excited you're here! Sign up for our newsletter to receive private sales, current events, and behind the scenes sneak peeks: https://mailchi.mp/62d9b301c111/phoenixmountaincreations

Most items are made-to-order. Please see item descriptions to determine if your order includes ready-to-ship or made-to-order pieces and for current time frames. Need your item by a specific date? Send me a message for exact processing times or let me know your time frame and we'll work together!

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please read the information below and the shop policies section!

Over the past several months, I have had an unusually high amount of returns from international customers due to non-payment of customs fees so my policies have CHANGED. Customs fees, VAT taxes and/or any other fees imposed are the responsibility of the buyer and cannot be reimbursed. These fees are NOT included in the purchase price or the shipping costs. These fees are payable to your local authority upon delivery! Additionally, please do not ask for your package to be marked as a gift. This is not a legal practice. Any package returned due to non-payment of fees will be refunded when I receive the package back. This could take several months. Shipping costs will NOT be refunded, only the purchase price.

All jewelry comes in a cloth bag stamped with our logo. This bag is perfect to store jewelry in or reuse for small trinkets. Items are shipped in one bag so if you're planning on gifting your purchase, please let me know and I'll package each piece of jewelry in it's own bag. This is to keep excess waste out of the landfills. Everything else in the package is recyclable so please do so! Gift boxes are available for purchase at checkout.

Wondering how the double and triple hoop earrings work? Check out our instructional videos here: http://bit.ly/2f0iBKf

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Updates

New packaging! Each order is now shipped in a cotton bag. Everything included is reusable or recyclable. One bag will be used per order so if you need one per item for gifting, let me know at checkout! Gift boxes are available for purchase.
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About phoenixmtncreations

Sales 7,937
On Etsy since 2010
Video summary: Welcome to Phoenix Mountain Creations!

Almost 10 years of creating jewelry for you!

In 2010, Phoenix Mountain Creations was started as a hobby, like many art businesses. After looking into new, hands-on options, I purchased a small tool kit and some basic supplies. It all began with a simple pair of beaded earrings.

In 2011, I left my banking job to farm and to see if I could turn this jewelry hobby into something more. That year, I focused on the farm, turned into a DIY "expert", and worked towards making our family more self-sustainable. It was an amazing time full of learning and creativity.

The next year, it rained. And then it rained some more. We joked that the trout ate our beans since it flooded and rained so much that summer. For Phoenix Mountain Creations, that was a turning point. There was a lot of down time that summer so I focused on learning new techniques and processes. I taught myself how to forge metal and solder. By that fall, my Etsy sales were picking up which encouraged me to keep going. All of the sudden, I had customers who weren't friends and relatives (I am so GRATEFUL for those friends and relatives too). Complete strangers were wearing my pieces!

Since those first small tools and beads, my designs have evolved from beading to metalsmithing with the help of some fabulous books, online tutorials, and lots of perusing Facebook pages dedicated to the art. I now enjoys fabricating pieces from silver wire and sheet. Soldering is my favorite part of the process.

You, my customers, are my top priority. It starts by making you smile when you open the carefully thought out packaging to reveal your new piece of jewelry. As you put your earrings on or that necklace that matches the perfect dress, know that I created that piece with thought and care. That personal touch is what makes handmade so special.

Your jewelry is handmade, beginning from wire, sheet, or reclaimed silver scrap. Basic tools are used to shape, form and refine the designs. Each piece begins in my studio at the base of Phoenix Mountain. Some pieces are carefully planned and others are spur of the moment. Sometimes an idea hits and I start on it immediately. If any commercial components are used, this information is in the individual item description. By fall of 2020, my goal is to no longer use commercial components beyond wingnut earring backs and small bezel settings.

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  • Amy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Owner, artist, photographer, shipping, and bookkeeper. I'm the one woman show behind Phoenix Mountain Creations.

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Last updated on May 23, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Avoid chemicals, hair products, and prolonged exposure to moisture. Gently polish your jewelry with a soft cloth to maintain the shine. I recommend Sunshine Polishing Cloths which are available in my shop.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcome! Please contact me for your special request. Custom orders must be paid for before I will begin working on your item(s).

Sizing details

Photos are taken to show details of each item. Please refer to the dimensions listed in each description for actual sizing.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Jewelry is packaged in a cotton logo stamped bag. One bag is used per order to reduce waste. If you prefer one bag per item, please let me know in the "note to seller" section at checkout. Gift boxes are available for an additional fee. This option is available at checkout.

What is Argentium Silver?

From my suppliers website "Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling, yet is highly resistant to firescale and extremely slow to tarnish under most conditions. With 93.5% pure silver, Argentium meets the legal standard to be quality-marked as sterling silver. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd."

What is 14/20 gold filled?

From our suppliers website: "Gold-filled, or gold overlay, is made by heat- and pressure-bonding a thin layer of karat gold to a brass (or other base metal) core. The "14/20" or "12/10" notation refers to the industry shorthand describing the resulting material. The first number is the karat purity of the gold used; the second number is the amount, by weight, of gold to the substrate material. "14/20" gold-filled material is made with 14-karat gold and the gold represents 1/20th (or 5%) of the total weight of the material." Also, "Karat gold covers the brass surface, making it tarnish-resistant" and "the value of gold-filled is greater than gold-plated because gold-filled has an actual layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film."

How are International customs fees handled? What additional information do International customers need to know?

Over the past several months, I have had an unusually high amount of returns from international customers due to non-payment of customs fees so my policies have CHANGED. Customs fees, VAT taxes and/or any other fees imposed are the responsibility of the buyer and cannot be reimbursed. These fees are NOT included in the purchase price or the shipping costs. These fees are payable to your local authority upon delivery! Additionally, please do not ask for your package to be marked as a gift. This is not a legal practice. Any package returned due to non-payment of fees will be refunded when I receive the package back. This could take several months. Shipping costs will NOT be refunded, only the purchase price.