RocksAndRounds

Gemstone, Up-cycled, and Military Inspired Jewelry

Ann Arbor, Michigan · 32 Sales

RocksAndRounds

Gemstone, Up-cycled, and Military Inspired Jewelry

Ann Arbor, Michigan 32 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Thanks so much for coming by to see my wide collection of jewelry. I use up-cycled bullets in many of my designs, creating a unique and inspiring way to reuse something that may otherwise end up in a landfill. I've also created a line of military inspired jewelry, re-using old US military pins, badges, and other collected items. I pride myself in using top quality materials in my designs, including precious metals and high quality natural gemstones. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy wearing these pieces just as much as I enjoy making them!

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Last updated on Aug 5, 2018

Thanks so much for coming by to see my wide collection of jewelry. I use up-cycled bullets in many of my designs, creating a unique and inspiring way to reuse something that may otherwise end up in a landfill. I've also created a line of military inspired jewelry, re-using old US military pins, badges, and other collected items. I pride myself in using top quality materials in my designs, including precious metals and high quality natural gemstones. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy wearing these pieces just as much as I enjoy making them!

Jesse Yaeger

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About

Natural Gemstone and Bullet Jewelry

I've created jewelry ever since I was a little girl. What started as a fun hobby quickly turned into a passion when I started working at a local bead shop over ten years ago. While I was working to develop my jewelry making skills, I fell in love with natural stones and precious metals. I dove into the world of gemstones, and learned all I could about them, both geologically and metaphysically. I learned how to spot lab created materials, as well as altered stones (such as dyed or treated pieces), as well as learned what makes a quality stone. Through this process, I also discovered that just because something has been altered, created, or isn't the highest of quality, doesn't mean it isn't beautiful or useful! You will find that occasionally I use altered stones, like Mystic Topaz or Dyed Coral, as well as lab created stones such as goldstone. I will always be up front about this information, and if you're curious if something I've made uses natural stones, you will find the information you seek within each individual listing. Alternatively, please contact me if you have any questions! I am happy to help and love discussing jewelry with people!

The Story behind Rocks and Rounds:

As a young girl, I learned about my grandfather's experiences in the US Army infantry during World War II, and an instant love an appreciation for military history was born. Naturally, I decided I had to go to school to become a historian. SO I enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, majoring in history. While studying, I continued to work at the bead store, and earned enough money to travel in France learning about the D-Day and the Normandy beach landings. It was there that I finally decided that I could combine both my passion for gemstone jewelry and my intense interest in military history, by utilizing both new and antique military items from different parts of our history in individual jewelry designs. I started scouring antique stores for bits of militaria, as well as talking to veterans to see if they had any unwanted items collecting dust in the corner. During this process, I have leaned so much, about the history of World War I trench art, World War II sweetheart jewelry, and more importantly, the people who have served this country, past and present. Taking inspiration from history, items, and people, Rocks and Rounds was born. Thanks so much for coming by and sharing my passion with me!

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