rockystiersjewelry

Mountains & More - Handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry

Boulder, Colorado | 994 Sales

rockystiersjewelry

Mountains & More - Handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry

Boulder, Colorado 994 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(214)

Announcement   . Celebrating our 40th year in business,we love our customers,Thank You!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Gift Messages available - please note on your order -your message will be handwritten on a nice pastel card. FREE GIFT WRAPPING & BOW AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my jewelry. Each piece is individually made by me in my studio in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, at 8236 ' elevation. I love designing and creating jewelry and hope you will enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoy making it.



All pieces are the original design of Rocky Stiers and are protected by federal copyright laws.

Cathy & Rocky Stiers

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 18, 2018

. Celebrating our 40th year in business,we love our customers,Thank You!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Gift Messages available - please note on your order -your message will be handwritten on a nice pastel card. FREE GIFT WRAPPING & BOW AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my jewelry. Each piece is individually made by me in my studio in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, at 8236 ' elevation. I love designing and creating jewelry and hope you will enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoy making it.



All pieces are the original design of Rocky Stiers and are protected by federal copyright laws.

Cathy & Rocky Stiers

Rocky Stiers

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About

Colorado Jewelry Designer Rocky Stiers Handcrafted Contemporary Jewelry.....Designed and Created in the Mountains of Colorado

Growing up,I knew where there were sandstone deposits located in the vicinity of our house near Lafayette and my dad had a torch; for many years I’d daydream about how to bring the two together. It didn’t happen until I was living on my own at age 18. I carved a negative image of a bracelet into a hollow form in the sandstone. Using my dad’s torch, I melted silver into an iron frying pan. A small crowd of my neighbors gathered to watch, they thought I had lost my mind… and ruined a perfectly good frying pan !

That first bracelet came out so well, with the unique texture of the sandstone imbedded into the piece, that I worked on more carvings. Rings and bracelets that looked like rattlesnakes, silver charms of skulls, anchors and swords followed. With a dozen sandstone castings and a box of gemstone key rings, my girlfriend and I set up a display in the Greeley Mall in January 1979. It was a five day craft fair and my sales totaled $ 35. Discouraged, I told the fiber artist next to me that I wouldn’t be trying any more craft fairs. She encouraged me to persevere and expand my selection, to try a couple more craft fairs. By the time summer rolled around, I had dozens of pieces made- all casted in sandstone – and was selling $ 200 a day at a weekend craft fair in Denver’s Larimer Square. Reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy and enjoying my new home in the mountains, I was inspired by a quote from Gimli, a dwarf warrior who said “ We have wrought the image of those mountains into many works of metal and stone.” The quote reminded me of the Flatirons. I thought " those are cool mountains, I should work their image into jewelry.”

In 1982, I created "Rocky's Mountains", which remains my best selling design. In 2009 I wanted to celebrate my 30th year in business and designed the Flatirons into a heart ~
" Heart of the Rockies", which has also become a best selling piece.

While I have won numerous awards for my work,I am most proud of being able to make a living doing what I love. My wife has managed our business since the very beginning.....in case you are wondering.....yes, she is the girlfriend mentioned above at my very first art show in 1979. We are blessed to be living The American Dream, thanks to you all !

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Shop members

  • Rocky

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I have been designing and creating sterling silver jewelry full time since 1979. I love working with all metals. I completely craft each piece and sign it. I live and work in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver and am inspired by the woods I live in.

  • Cathy

    Shipper, Customer Service

    I do all of the shipping for our l'il business. That's me that securely packages your orders and puts lots of tape on the boxes! I'm also the person answering your convos and letting you know how much we appreciate your business.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 8, 2018
Welcome to my shop! Each piece is totally created by myself, I use no manufactured settings all. My signature is on each piece ( unless the piece is too tiny !). I love being a jewelry designer and am proud to be able to make a living doing what I love.Thank you for your support and enthusiasm of my work!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If your package arrives damaged or does not arrive, please contact us ASAP. Returns must be pre-authorized and requested within 3 days of receipt. Please note that we cannot accept returns on rings that are smaller than size 6 or larger than size 8, as they have been custom made for your order.Shipping charges are not refundable, unless there has been an error on our part. Shipping overages over $2.00 are refunded.
Made-to-order pieces are NOT REFUNDABLE. For hygiene reasons, earrings are not returnable.
Payment
We accept PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Etsy gift cards and offer direct check-out.

Cancellation Policy: Within 2 hours please. We attempt to make each order as quickly as possible. Orders cancelled within 2 hours receive a full refund. If your order has already been shipped: We will refund you the amount of the purchase after we receive the item back,in original condition. We do not refund shipping charges once the item has been shipped.
Shipping
We ship all domestic orders over $50 First Class Insured Mail. Orders under $ 50 will be shipped First Class Mail with tracking.If you prefer Priority, Overnight, or UPS, that is available for an upgrade fee- please ask us to arrange that for you. Most orders are shipped within five business days and often are shipping within two business days.If there is a delay, such as I need to order a stone or I will be out of town, you will be notified immediately. Please check shipping times on each listing,as they do vary. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING DELAYS!



Sorry, but we no longer ship outside of the USA.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my pieces have a lifetime guarantee for the workmanship of the piece. We cannot be responsible for broken chains, since we do not make the chains. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.