rizingemstar

Handmade Art Jewelry By LFT Originals

Watsonville, California · 289 Sales

rizingemstar

Handmade Art Jewelry By LFT Originals

Watsonville, California 289 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(87)

Announcement   $5.00 OFF with coupon code Get500offnow
I create unique art jewelry from re-purposed copper.
I recycle everything from little plastic containers for my paint to envelops to ship orders in. Also bubble wrap from packages and tissue paper from Christmas and parties for packing. I even use the back side of all my printer paper!
I took classes in 2001 and learned the art of working with metal. I had some wonderful instructors, Dawn Nakanishi and Carol Holiday. I also had the opportunity to take and etching work shop from the late great Carol Webb. These three women changed my world of jewelry making forever! After a two year class marathon I stopped and decided to work on my style.
I must mention Ellen Brown another late great woman who has been an addition to my art career. Her and her husband Charley Brown graciously allowed me to use her wonderful images in my art. Some of my most popular designs are from her paper art from the 1960's.
I use all re-purposed copper and work as environmentally friendly as I can. I dispose of any waste properly.
The etching method is the way circuit boards are made. Special paper, special toner, hot iron and ferric chloride. Baking soda neutralizer, soap and water.
I paint with a metal patina paint and seal with Permelac.
My findings are good quality and contain no nickle, zinc or lead. The Niobium ear wires are their own element and have worked well for my customers with sensitive ears.
I am excited to have my art jewelry out in the world for people to enjoy!
I also teach jewelry in an after school program at a local middle school. It is so much fun to see what the kids come up with!
I am filling my world with art!

I will ship in 1-3 business days from when the order is received. If I don't have it made I will make it. I do accept special request...just ask.

Find my page on Face Book and “like” it.
https://www.facebook.com/Rizingemstar
It’s fun I share tips and tricks.
Be the first to see my latest creations!

Here are the shops that are selling my work.
Craft Gallery Annex - Capitola Village 207 Capitola Ave. Capitola 95010
Homeless Garden Project Store Santa Cruz TBA
Ocean Discovery Shop 100 Shaffer Rd Santa Cruz Ca 95060
Artisana Gallery 612 Lighthouse Ave PG Ca 93950
Zinnia's 219 Mt Hermon Rd Suite C Scotts Valley Ca 95066
Personal FX 643 Main St #6 Halfmoon Bay, Ca 94019
Guglielimo Winery Gift Shop 1480 E Main Ave. Morgan Hill 95037
Kindred Spirits 302 E Ojai Ojai, Ca 93023
Kilauea Lodge Gift Shop Volcano Hawaii, 96785
Chantal, LLC Kona Inn Shopping Village Kailua-Kona Hawaii 96740

Thanks to all of you who have supported me and my work! It does take a lot of networking to make this website work...If you are taking the time to read this, please share me with your friends.
Laurie

Announcement

Last updated on May 9, 2017

$5.00 OFF with coupon code Get500offnow
I create unique art jewelry from re-purposed copper.
I recycle everything from little plastic containers for my paint to envelops to ship orders in. Also bubble wrap from packages and tissue paper from Christmas and parties for packing. I even use the back side of all my printer paper!
I took classes in 2001 and learned the art of working with metal. I had some wonderful instructors, Dawn Nakanishi and Carol Holiday. I also had the opportunity to take and etching work shop from the late great Carol Webb. These three women changed my world of jewelry making forever! After a two year class marathon I stopped and decided to work on my style.
I must mention Ellen Brown another late great woman who has been an addition to my art career. Her and her husband Charley Brown graciously allowed me to use her wonderful images in my art. Some of my most popular designs are from her paper art from the 1960's.
I use all re-purposed copper and work as environmentally friendly as I can. I dispose of any waste properly.
The etching method is the way circuit boards are made. Special paper, special toner, hot iron and ferric chloride. Baking soda neutralizer, soap and water.
I paint with a metal patina paint and seal with Permelac.
My findings are good quality and contain no nickle, zinc or lead. The Niobium ear wires are their own element and have worked well for my customers with sensitive ears.
I am excited to have my art jewelry out in the world for people to enjoy!
I also teach jewelry in an after school program at a local middle school. It is so much fun to see what the kids come up with!
I am filling my world with art!

I will ship in 1-3 business days from when the order is received. If I don't have it made I will make it. I do accept special request...just ask.

Find my page on Face Book and “like” it.
https://www.facebook.com/Rizingemstar
It’s fun I share tips and tricks.
Be the first to see my latest creations!

Here are the shops that are selling my work.
Craft Gallery Annex - Capitola Village 207 Capitola Ave. Capitola 95010
Homeless Garden Project Store Santa Cruz TBA
Ocean Discovery Shop 100 Shaffer Rd Santa Cruz Ca 95060
Artisana Gallery 612 Lighthouse Ave PG Ca 93950
Zinnia's 219 Mt Hermon Rd Suite C Scotts Valley Ca 95066
Personal FX 643 Main St #6 Halfmoon Bay, Ca 94019
Guglielimo Winery Gift Shop 1480 E Main Ave. Morgan Hill 95037
Kindred Spirits 302 E Ojai Ojai, Ca 93023
Kilauea Lodge Gift Shop Volcano Hawaii, 96785
Chantal, LLC Kona Inn Shopping Village Kailua-Kona Hawaii 96740

Thanks to all of you who have supported me and my work! It does take a lot of networking to make this website work...If you are taking the time to read this, please share me with your friends.
Laurie

Laurie Tholen

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Laurie Tholen

Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Necklace
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Necklace
$25.00
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Necklace
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Necklace
$25.00
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Necklace
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Necklace
$25.00
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
Etched Copper Mermaid and Merman Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Necklace
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Necklace
$25.00
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
Etched Copper Leaping Dolphins Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper  Bare Trees Earrings
Etched Copper Bare Trees Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper  Bare Trees Earrings
Etched Copper Bare Trees Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper  Bare Trees Earrings
Etched Copper Bare Trees Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper  Bare Trees Earrings
Etched Copper Bare Trees Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper  Bare Trees Earrings
Etched Copper Bare Trees Earrings
$30.00
Etched Copper  Bare Trees Earrings
Etched Copper Bare Trees Earrings
$30.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(87)
Kathy Young

Kathy Young on Jul 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice! I got the blue color and I really love them!

Bryce Hamilton

Bryce Hamilton on Mar 27, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Really like this item, just as advertised gave it to my mum and she hates jewerly but she loves this

Bryce Hamilton

Bryce Hamilton on Mar 27, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Really like this item great to be worn just on its own and I love that it's made from re used copper

Susan Yoohs

Susan Yoohs on Dec 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought these lovely butterfly earrings for my niece. They're absolutely adorable, and the craftsmanship is beautifully etched into the metal. They arrived promptly, and gift wrapped in holiday colors. Don't hesitate to purchase these earrings, because you won't be disappointed, and will want more!

Susan Yoohs

Susan Yoohs on Dec 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The earrings are stunning, and the detail to the mermaids are wonderfully crafted. They arrived in a timely manner, and were gift wrapped with Xmas colors. I'll be ordering more in the future.

Susan Yoohs

Susan Yoohs on Dec 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The earrings are gorgeous, and bring peace to your soul, and are beautiful to look at. They arrived promptly, and were nicely gift wrapped. Needless to say, I'll be ordering again from Laurie.

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About

Creating is my happiest place.

My jewelry making has been an adventure to get to where I am. It is still an adventure to get to where I am going!
My adventure began in 2001 when I took my first metal art class. It has been an ever evolving road. I started the Esty site as a way for the world to see what I am doing. I do many local art festivals. My art jewelry is now in 5 stores in the Monterey Bay Area. I am now teaching jewelry and have really found out that I enjoy it.
Sharing the art of creativity!
Loving Life!

Shop members

  • Laurie Tholen

    Owner, Artist, Designer, Photographer

    Creating is when I am in my happiest place. I love to be in the work shop or my jewelry room. I always have some "old" rock on the radio or my "new" favorite bands. I love some tunes when creating.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2017
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! Thank you everyone who has made this such great fun! Take a look around and convo me with any questions. Have fun!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept Pay Pal and Etsy direct pay both are an easy form of payment. I will ship in 1-2 business days from the time I recieve notice that an item has sold. I do have to charge sales tax on items shipping within the state of California.
Shipping
Items will ship First Class Mail USA with Delivery Confirmation. I will send you the tracking number after shipping.
India is Registered Mail for $20.00
Refunds and Exchanges
100% satisfaction guaranteed! If you are not happy with your purchase I will replace it or refund your money after the return of the product.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please take a minute and look me up on Facebook. I am always posting my latest and greatest designs. Be the first to see what I'm up to.
Rizingemstar.facebook.com
I am always looking for retail outlets. Please feel free to contact me at rizingemstar [!at] gmail.com