modern handmade silver jewelry

Illinois, United States · 500 Sales


modern handmade silver jewelry

Illinois, United States 500 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
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Note from shop owner I'm out of town, back in August!
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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 12, 2016

I'm out of town, back in August!
Follow me on Instagram, @TorchAndTot or on Facebook ( ) to see previews of new work!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Kerri Buchholz

Kerri Buchholz on May 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bracelet is spectacular!!! It is beautifully made and the stone is exquisite. Additionally, Heather went above and beyond to make sure the sizing was perfect for me and it is! I'm thrilled! It came beautifully and thoughtfully packaged!


Janine on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This ring is so stunning!! The craftsmanship is amazing~ clean lines and very well thought out design. It arrived extremely fast from Chicago. I'll be back for more!

Sherry Campbell

Sherry Campbell on Feb 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is really lovely and well constructed!! The stone is very beautiful and the setting unique. It arrived promptly and securely packaged. Very happy with this shop and their work! Thank you. Xo s

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9 to 5 is not for me

I love being creative. After graduating from school with degrees in Fine Arts, I struggled to find employement related to Art. About 5 years ago I decided it was time to try and sell handmade items. I quit my office job and spent a couple of months making things and building myself a website. I came across Etsy quite by accident while looking over another Artist's site. I was so excited to discover that there was a whole community of artists and crafters doing what I wanted to do.

I call my jewelry style Modern Organic. I love simple designs, clean lines, and natural elements, (twigs, leaves, blooms, etc.)

These days I am a full time mom to a three year old cherub. My jewelry making time has been regulated to just naptime and evenings, but I continue to work on new designs and to (slowly,) add new work to my Etsy store.

Shop members
  • Heather

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have two bachelor's degrees in Art. I started taking classes in small metals my last couple of years in college. I enjoyed it so much I decided to buy my own torch and set up a bench in my garage.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2014
Welcome to my little store. I want you to be satified with your purchase so please read all the information in this section as well as the all the info in my item descriptions prior to purchase.

I list all items size/dimensions in my descriptions. Please note that some photos, particularly close-ups, do not always give a good idea of scale. Close-up photos make items seem larger or more substantial than they are. I always try to show the piece in my hand or on my person to give a better sense of size.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Preferred payment method is PayPal or Credit Card. Any Paypal/credit card transactions that I do not recieve payment for, will be cancelled 5 days after the "purchase" date. I will attempt to contact you atleast twice prior to cancelling any transactions.

Sales TAX will be added to Illinois orders. Sorry folks, it's not me, it's Uncle Sam.
For domestic shipping I ship all of my items first class USPS with delivery confirmation (i.e. a tracking number.) All domestic purchases that are $50 or more in value will ship with insurance and delivery confirmation. My shipping charges on these items will be a bit higher than on items priced under $50.

I ship International packages via First Class International. Some International shipping will come with a tracking number, some will not, it depends on your countries postal system. First Class shipping can take as few as 5 days and as much as 4 weeks. Unfortunately I have no control over how long the shipping will take. The shipping on items priced over $50 will come with insurance. International buyers are responsible for paying any and all of their country's customs fees and taxes.

Please note that my shipping charges are a combination of Postage and Packaging costs. Most of my items are shipped in decorative kraft boxes inside of heavy duty mailing boxes.

I try to ship items within 24hrs of receiving payment particularly during the holiday season. Once an item has shipped I will notify you via Etsy shipping convo. If you purchase a Made to Order item it can take 3 days to two weeks to ship out, (you'll find specific information on Made to Order turn around times in each items listing.)
Refunds and Exchanges
I will deal with returns on a case by case basis. I want my buyers to love their items. If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase or the item is defective please contact me immediately. For custom ring orders it is the buyers responsibilty to provide me with an accurate ring size. Here is a link with a conversion chart for us/european ring sizes, . Just copy and paste it into your browser. Feel free to contact me with ring size questions.