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IMPORTANT: The USPS has suspended several types of mail service to Australia and New Zealand during the ongoing COVID pandemic. Shipping to these countries is currently possible with Global Postal Shipping, but please be advised that transit time may be considerably longer than usual.
Tiger Beetle Elytra Earrings - Sterling Silver and Resin Enamel - Cicindela formosa
$55.00 FREE shipping
Double Ouroboros Pendant Necklace - Lost Wax Cast - Leather Cord or Sterling Wheat Chain
$75.00 FREE shipping
Laurie on Sep 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
A lovely Sterling Silver Feather of Truth. Silverspot Studio was a pleasure to work with. Thank you.
V. McDan on Sep 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this item. It arrived in a very timely way and was packaged nicely.
Jenni on Aug 22, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love it it’s very detailed and well made
Tina on Aug 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
I got my pendant today. Your work is beautiful, as always. Thank you so much. ❤️ Tina
Sombrita on Jul 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautifully crafted amulet, and the seller is very kind and responsive!
Sarah on Oct 12, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is truly a wonderful piece of jewelry, I love it so much. It arrived very quickly too. Thank you!
Nicole on Sep 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love it for my beetlejuice costume for Halloween it’s perfect for it
Ancient art never goes out of style.
My inspiration stems from a lifelong fascination with ancient cultures and their myths and symbols, as well as the endless beauty and variety of the natural world. I’m particularly drawn to motifs that aren’t as well known—the more esoteric, the better. I believe that jewelry is more than adornment; it is a means of self-expression, and each design finds new meaning in the mind and heart of its own wearer.
I fell in love with the ancient method of lost wax casting right from my earliest casting experiments. Each piece I make starts with research, sketches, and a careful drawing; then I carve an original model from hard wax or fabricate it using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Mold-making techniques allow me to make wax copies of the original model, which are invested, burnt out, and cast in bronze or sterling silver. Then it’s time for adding fabricated findings, oxidizing or patination, and finishing. I work in small batches, usually just a few pieces at a time, to ensure that each piece receives my full care and attention.
I also work with gemstones and metal fabrication techniques to create unique and limited-production jewelry, which you can see at my other Etsy shop, SilverspotMetalworks.
Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you’ll enjoy browsing my shop!
Jessee J. Smith
Owner, Designer, Maker
I'm a Cincinnati, Ohio, native who loves hiking, travel, single malt whisky, and cats. My husband (and muse) is an entomologist, so insects are a big part of my world. I've been designing and making jewelry professionally since 2002.
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
If you want to make an exchange or return, please contact me as soon as possible upon receipt of your order. To receive a full refund, your item must be returned in its original packaging and in the same condition that it left the studio. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
I take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of all my work, and each piece that leaves the studio must therefore be as good as I can make it. I guarantee all of my jewelry against damage or breakage due to flaws in materials or workmanship, and will repair or replace any defective piece. This doesn't, of course, cover damage resulting from unusual abuse (say, dropping your pendant into the garbage disposal). While fine jewelry should be treated with a certain amount of care, all of my pieces are made to last for generations.
Jewelry items include an attractive gift box (or a fabric pouch for larger bracelets), and all items are shipped in a sturdy mailing box to make sure they arrive looking as good as they did when they left the studio.
I ship all items by USPS First Class Mail; shipping for international orders and domestic orders over $50 includes insurance. If you would like other arrangements or if you need expedited shipping, please convo me before placing your order.
Most orders placed during the week will ship within 24–36 hours of payment completion; orders placed during the weekend will generally go out on Monday mornings. If there is any reason that an order cannot be shipped within that time frame, I will contact you as soon as possible.
International orders will be shipped via insured First Class International Mail.
IMPORTANT: The full value of the order will be declared on the customs form. Please DO NOT choose "Mark as Gift" when purchasing; it will have no bearing on customs fees. Marking an item as a gift is not possible when using Etsy's shipping system, and it is a violation of Federal law.
I have no control over, or any way of predicting, the customs fees and procedures of the destination country.
International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and fees levied by the destination country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so please check your country's customs website for further information. Customs clearance procedures may cause delays beyond the estimated delivery date.