Xappaland

Welcome to Xappaland handmade jewelry and accessories!

Phoenix, Arizona · 226 Sales

Xappaland

Welcome to Xappaland handmade jewelry and accessories!

Phoenix, Arizona 226 Sales On Etsy since 2005

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Xappa

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Announcement   All items are handmade by Christina "Xappa" Franco in Phoenix, Arizona.

Use the discount code: Summer17 at checkout for 40% off your total order of $50 and over. Free domestic shipping in the United States.

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Last updated on Jun 10, 2017

All items are handmade by Christina "Xappa" Franco in Phoenix, Arizona.

Use the discount code: Summer17 at checkout for 40% off your total order of $50 and over. Free domestic shipping in the United States.

www.facebook.com/xappalandshop
Twitter: @xappaland
Instagram: xappaland
Pinterest: Xappaland

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Hand Amulet Necklace
Hand Amulet Necklace
$75.00
Pendulum Earrings
Pendulum Earrings
$32.00
Baddest Witch Crown- Lace crown with wire base
Baddest Witch Crown- Lace crown with wire base
$85.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(113)
NMan

NMan on Jun 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this piece. I didn't realize how long it hanged but that's ok. I usually wear shorter necklaces but excited to try this new length and trying new things is always good. :) Great communication and fast shipping.

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Wicked Queen Black Wire Crown headband
Wicked Queen Black Wire Crown headband
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About

Culling my experiences to build a dream

As far back as I can remember the need to make was strong. I saw my mom and grandmother making clothes and crafts, and my father making furniture. It sparked a desire to be able to make things too. If I saw something I liked, I wanted to touch it, see what the weight of it felt like, look at the seams, the grain lines, and sometimes I’d pull things apart too. Mostly though, I asked a million questions about it to anyone who was willing to listen. Luckily my parents were very willing to show me or learn along side me. Trips to the library, or TV shows that showed how to make things were an obsession, and my parents actively encouraged my hunger for knowledge. Even though I’ve ruined many of their carpets and tabletops they’ve always been supportive.

Over the years my work has become more focused, and the tools amassed from the different trades I’ve learned all came together to create a line of jewelry and accessories.

My work focuses on geometric metal work, natural stones, and vitreous enamels. The enamel work gives me the freedom to create color and pattern, and the metalwork lets me play with shape and form. Stones and crystals add a natural element and balance. I like to make my pieces a little “dirty” by giving them a satin finish and using patina to darken and draw your eyes to the focal points. I try to draw from my surroundings and what inspires me. Living in the Arizona desert can be harsh and unforgiving, but the beautiful sunsets, plants and wildlife make it all worthwhile.

Each piece is crafted with love and my hope is that you feel it when you hold it in your hands.

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  • Christina "Xappa" Franco

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Graphic Design, Shipping, Customer Service Rep

    Xappa is pronounced, 'Chop-ah'. Arizona by way of California. Lover of all things chocolate, macabre, and inappropriate. I am the gal who does all of the things around here. Nice to meet you!

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