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About SilverSparrowDesigns

Sales 2,665
On Etsy since 2008

how it all began...

once upon a time, there was a young girl who found great pleasure in all things expressive and creative. she enjoyed drawing and painting and sewing. then one day she accidentally discovered beading and realized she had found something she could really love. she made jewelry for everyone she knew. as chance would have it, in high school she ended up taking a year long silver-smithing class at the local community college. she immediately entered into a life long love affair with the shapes and forms and magnitude and POSSIBILITY of this amazing new medium. she had found her passion! she vowed to make a living making jewelry.

as things happen, she was persuaded to take the more conventional road and went to college to become a teacher. the necessary equipment to get started silver-smithing was just too costly so the dream remained elusive. she continued to appease her passion by making beaded jewelry, but always, in her heart, she longed for the silver. 

she got married to a wonderful man and moved to a small town to begin her teaching career. she continued to love beading and made a little money on the side selling her work. after 4 years of teaching, she had a baby. she realized her career priorities had changed and she wanted nothing more than to be at home with her. she decided to get serious about making her dream come true. 

after a lot of deliberate intention, it all came together. an extremely generous man gave her most of the tools she needed and wouldn’t accept payment. a dear friend loaned her a torch. a neighbor who just happened to be a former silver-smithing instructor offered to give her lessons in exchange for a set of custom bridesmaids’ jewelry. and so it began…

now she stays at home with her three daughters, hazel, june, and dorothy, and makes a living selling her jewelry full-time. she uses traditional silversmithing techniques and incorporates stone and artisan glass cabochons into her work.

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  • kristi smith

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    i live in a tiny town in beautiful southwest colorado with my husband and three daughters- hazel, june, and dorothy. i am so grateful to be able to make a living doing what i love while still being home with my family.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
i am SO glad you are visiting my shop and helping to make my dream of staying-at-home-with-my-kids-while-making-a-living-selling-my-jewelry come true! my goal is for you to be 100% happy with your jewelry. if for any reason you are not, i will do whatever i can to make it so you are!

a note about my work: perfectionism has no place in my life. in my work you may find "imperfections" such as seam lines, visible solder, etc. i take pride in the "handmade-ness" of my work and do not strive to create pieces that look as though they were made in a factory. however, if you seek "perfection", my work may not be for you. i can, of course, guarantee that each piece is sturdy and strong and made to last a lifetime!

my turnaround time for "made to order" items right now is 4-6 weeks. please let me know if you are in a hurry and I will see what I can do! "ready to ship" items ship within 3 days.

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
please contact me if you are not completely satisfied with your one-of-a-kind purchased item; hopefully i can make it right for you! unless there is a flaw with the craftsmanship of my work, i do not accept returns.

when ordering "made to order" items, please be certain that you are ordering the correct size! if you do order a custom wedding band and it needs to be re-sized, there is a $40 charge for re-sizing silver bands and $60 charge for re-sizing gold bands. this covers my time, materials, and shipping. my current turnaround time applies to re-sizing. please see my shop announcement for details.
payment must be received, or arrangements made, within 2 days of ordering. I accept PayPal, money orders, personal checks, all in U.S. dollars please.

i am happy to reserve a piece for you if for you need a bit of time to come up with the funds to pay for it. just contact me and we can work something out. unless we have made prior arrangements, i will only reserve a piece for 3 days. thanks so much!

if you live in colorado, you will be charged a 2.9% sales tax when you check out.
shipping is $3.00 for one item going anywhere in the united states; each additional item will be shipped for $1.00. it will be $5.00 for one item going anywhere else in the world; each additional item will be shipped for $2.00. delivery confirmation is included for items being shipped in the US; if you want extra insurance, i will do so at your expense.

I ship via USPS, first class, daily.

***please note: i send all of my domestic packages with delivery confirmation. the only way to track and confirm delivery of international packages is to send them via registered mail. i will do that for you at your request and expense; the cost is $20. if you choose not to use registered mail, please understand that i cannot be responsible for international packages getting lost in the mail!***