prairieoats

Handmade Artisan Jewelry

New York, United States · 4252 Sales

prairieoats

Handmade Artisan Jewelry

New York, United States 4252 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1136)

Announcement   Welcome to Prairieoats!

✦ For news, sneak peaks and updates: ✦ http://instagram.com/prairieoats ✦
http://pinterest.com/prairieoats/
https://www.facebook.com/Prairie-Oats-1528658680686171/
https://twitter.com/prairieoats

>>>♥<<<

I've always been interested in design based on old and salvaged materials and reworking them into something fun and new. It's challenging and fun, and it’s also very satisfying knowing that I’ve saved something from the junk pile and turned it into something useful with a new life.

Everything you see in my shop has been hand made by me in my studio using vintage and or recycled components. I am a tenacious collector and find it nearly impossible to throw anything out. I love working with old materials and redesigning them into wearable and usable art.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you find something you love!

>>>>>Many thanks to the awesome Adam/Etsy Press for the recommendation to audition for Project Accessory!

>>>>> Many thanks to Mary and the Etsy Staff for choosing my Arrowhead earrings for a feature on Kaboodle.com!

Many thanks to those who have included my work in their treasuries and to the following for featuring my work on their awesome blogs:

http://350four.blogspot.com/2010/11/whatta-prick.html
http://olivesandpearls.wordpress.com/
http://chasingdavies.blogspot.com/2011/11/all-neutraled-out.html
http://www.thewhatlookslikecrazy.blogspot.com/
http://betwixxt.blogspot.com/2011/10/all-i-want-for-christmas-loves-list.html
http://linecesurinternet.blogspot.com/2011/10/prairie-oats.html
http://blingoftheday.blogspot.com/
http://www.simoneleblanc.com/blog/category/thank-youetsy/page/2/
http://papercakesfinds.blogspot.com/2011/07/bohemian-princess.html
http://redfoodcolouring.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-necklace.html
http://www.unikapparel.com/prairie-oats/
http://myevaforeva.blogspot.com/2011/02/discoveries-prairie-oats.htmlhttp://s-arahm-aria.blogspot.com/2011/04/praire-oats-necklace.html
http://littletreevintage.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-favorites.html
http://www.apartment102.net/2011/02/17/etsy-finds-fashion-and-jewelry/
http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/
http://www.addicted2etsy.com/
http://xoxolesley.blogspot.com/2010/11/prairie-oats.html
http://blingoftheday.blogspot.com/2010/08/epitome-of-lovely-floral-necklace.html
http://leftylouhqs.blogspot.com/2010/05/prairoats-praise.html
www.idreamedisaw.com
http://www.sugaronmytongue.net/index.php?page_ref=206&item=28
http://www.workwithwhatyouvegot.blogspot.com/
http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/2009/11/poster-sketch-almost-twilight.html

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 16, 2016

Welcome to Prairieoats!

✦ For news, sneak peaks and updates: ✦ http://instagram.com/prairieoats ✦
http://pinterest.com/prairieoats/
https://www.facebook.com/Prairie-Oats-1528658680686171/
https://twitter.com/prairieoats

>>>♥<<<

I've always been interested in design based on old and salvaged materials and reworking them into something fun and new. It's challenging and fun, and it’s also very satisfying knowing that I’ve saved something from the junk pile and turned it into something useful with a new life.

Everything you see in my shop has been hand made by me in my studio using vintage and or recycled components. I am a tenacious collector and find it nearly impossible to throw anything out. I love working with old materials and redesigning them into wearable and usable art.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you find something you love!

>>>>>Many thanks to the awesome Adam/Etsy Press for the recommendation to audition for Project Accessory!

>>>>> Many thanks to Mary and the Etsy Staff for choosing my Arrowhead earrings for a feature on Kaboodle.com!

Many thanks to those who have included my work in their treasuries and to the following for featuring my work on their awesome blogs:

http://350four.blogspot.com/2010/11/whatta-prick.html
http://olivesandpearls.wordpress.com/
http://chasingdavies.blogspot.com/2011/11/all-neutraled-out.html
http://www.thewhatlookslikecrazy.blogspot.com/
http://betwixxt.blogspot.com/2011/10/all-i-want-for-christmas-loves-list.html
http://linecesurinternet.blogspot.com/2011/10/prairie-oats.html
http://blingoftheday.blogspot.com/
http://www.simoneleblanc.com/blog/category/thank-youetsy/page/2/
http://papercakesfinds.blogspot.com/2011/07/bohemian-princess.html
http://redfoodcolouring.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-necklace.html
http://www.unikapparel.com/prairie-oats/
http://myevaforeva.blogspot.com/2011/02/discoveries-prairie-oats.htmlhttp://s-arahm-aria.blogspot.com/2011/04/praire-oats-necklace.html
http://littletreevintage.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-favorites.html
http://www.apartment102.net/2011/02/17/etsy-finds-fashion-and-jewelry/
http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/
http://www.addicted2etsy.com/
http://xoxolesley.blogspot.com/2010/11/prairie-oats.html
http://blingoftheday.blogspot.com/2010/08/epitome-of-lovely-floral-necklace.html
http://leftylouhqs.blogspot.com/2010/05/prairoats-praise.html
www.idreamedisaw.com
http://www.sugaronmytongue.net/index.php?page_ref=206&item=28
http://www.workwithwhatyouvegot.blogspot.com/
http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/2009/11/poster-sketch-almost-twilight.html

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Fly - Skeleton Key and Arrowhead Necklace
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5 out of 5 stars
(1136)
ariellebennett

ariellebennett on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

WOW these were soooo amazing and beautiful in person. I cant believe how beautiful they are! Please try this shop out - it is definitely worth it!

Jill York OBright

Jill York OBright on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are absolutely delightful, and the packaging and presentation were fabulous!! I felt like it was my birthday! I love the earrings (but joke's one me, the picture looked like silver + copper, but the description clearly says brass and copper, which is what I received). Oh, well--now I'll have to go back for another pair in silver!! Lucky me!!

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About

Hello there! I'm Wendy, the designer and creator behind Prairieoats Jewelry. Having lived on both coasts and in the midwest, I am inspired by the beauty of these landscapes; from the surf and sunsets of the west coast to the gritty gray pavements of NYC. My shop name Prairieoats comes from a short time spent in the midwest, and I will never forget its stunning terrain and endless fields of colors.

I started my shop after making some jewelry to give as gifts to my friends and family, and it has now it become my passion. I come from an artistic family and I love to work with my hands. I especially love to mix different materials and styles, and I believe all handmade items have an eternal and immeasurable beauty and soul.

I am proud to say that my work and packaging is created with reclaimed and ethically sourced materials, and I hope to continue this practice as I continue to learn new techniques and processes.

A big thanks to Etsy for this awesome platform which has allowed me to connect with so many talented artists.

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  • Wendy

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    wife, mom, animal lover (hoarder) bike rider, horseback rider. each piece I create is lovingly made just for you. 🔨🔥 😘

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2016
Welcome to my shop! Thanks for stopping by.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment may be made through Etsy's Direct Checkout or through Paypal. New York State Residents will be charged 8.875% tax at checkout.
Shipping
All U.S. orders are sent via USPS First Class Mail with delivery confirmation.

All packages are securely wrapped and shipped without insurance unless specifically requested. If the buyer wishes to make any other arrangements for shipping (for example, insurance, signature confirmation, or use of FedEx), the buyer must convo me prior to purchasing, ask for such additional features or deletion of delivery confirmation and, if I agree, I will convo the buyer with revised invoice/pricing.

I cannot send a duplicate order if delivery confirmation shows that the package was delivered to a confirmed address or post office.

All orders for shipment outside the U.S. will be sent via First Class International Mail, however, the delivery confirmation feature is not available for non-U.S. orders. International delivery times will vary from country to country, and during holiday seasons.

All customs fees and duties are the responsibility of the buyer. In accordance with international laws, a customs receipt is included for every order.

You may find more information regarding international shipping here:

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/shipping-how-to-custom-forms-duties-and-taxes/
Refunds and Exchanges
I care a great deal about my work and strive to provide great customer service. I want your shopping experience with me to be a great one! If you are unhappy with your order, I will gladly accept a return provided that the item is shipped to me within 7 days of notice of delivery confirmation. Please contact me for authorization and instructions. The item should be clean, unworn and in it’s original packaging. I cannot accept for return any item that is damaged, dirty, altered or marked in any way. Sorry, shipping costs are not refundable and Purchaser accepts the risk of all damage or loss during shipping. Exchanges are not accepted. Any custom order is not returnable, including (but not limited to) rings made to your specified size, items made specifically for you or any item altered to your specifications, including color changes, metal changes, lengths, sizes, etc. I can generally re-size a ring for you subject to resizing and re-shipping fees which vary depending on metal and ring details. Please contact me for more information to have a ring resized.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARE AND CLEANING OF JEWELRY:

Many of my items are made of brass or sterling silver and they will tarnish over time. When possible, store your jewelry in a ziplock bag, as heat and humidity will accelerate the tarnishing process. If you love a bright and shiny look, silver and brass can easily be brought back to life with a little baking soda or vinegar. If you love the look of a dark patina, do nothing and let nature take its course.

1. Always treat your jewelry gently.
2. Silver, copper, brass and goldfill can tarnish (or patina) over time. This is a normal process.
3. If you prefer to try to avoid tarnish or patina, you can clean metal jewelry with a soft toothbrush and some whitening or baking soda toothpaste.
4. Storing your (dry) jewelry in plastic bags can help protect it from the air and thereby slow down the tarnishing process.
5. Humidity can speed up tarnishing, so try to avoid keeping your pieces in the bathroom.
6. You can prolong your jewelry's life if you remember not to shower, swim or sleep with your jewelry on.

No Bleach! Never let 14k solid gold or gold fill come in contact with chlorine (including bleach, hot tubs and pools). Chlorine will cause gold to deteriorate and discolor.

Oxidized (tarnished) Sterling Silver and Oxidized Copper (green or black/brown patina):

Silver and Copper do not react with water but they do react slowly with atmospheric gasses. Silver forms a dark-silver/blackish tarnished patina and copper forms a patina-layer of green or greenish brown-black copper oxide. Unlike rust (which forms when iron is exposed to moist air), patinas on silver and copper can help protect the underlying metals from more extensive corrosion. A green layer of verdigris (copper carbonate) can often be seen on old copper constructions such as the Statue of Liberty. Copper also tarnishes when exposed to sulfides, which react with it to form various copper sulfides.

This oxidation process is a perfectly natural chemical reaction on the surface of the metal. Metal with patina is generally safe to wear and should not color your skin. (Of course, if you have ever suffered any allergic reactions to metals or patinas, you should always take that into account when wearing any jewelry. And, of course, allergic reactions to anything can develop at any time in any individual.)

Over time, each piece of jewelry will age with its own unique patina, producing a charming, broken-in "like-your-favorite-jeans" look. You should not clean oxidized jewelry with anything except soap and water unless you want to try to polish and re-new your piece by exposing the metal color underneath. Sunshine polishing cloths and pro-polishing pads work very well.