Jewelry that pleases the senses and sooths the soul.

San Luis Obispo, California

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Susan Espinoza

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About AugustEmbersDesigns

Sales 51
On Etsy since 2014

An exploration in a creative journey.

My love for jewelry, gems, and all things glittery emerged from a childhood of rock hounding with my mother and living next door to a gentleman jeweler. It further expanded into a passion when I took a class in junior high in metal working where I made my first pair of earrings. Since then I have made gift after gift of jewelry art to friends and family who encouraged me to use my passion to open a shop. Which leads me to the now of this story. After searching endlessly for the prefect supplies and long nights of the world fading away to just sparkling gems, beads, and wire, my creations you see were born.

I take great pride in my creations and so compliments are always appreciated. I feel like each one of my pieces has a story and can help someone in someway. It is my goal in life to find each one of my creations a loving home where they will be cared for. When you pour a piece of your soul into something it isn't just an object any more, it has a life and character of it's own.

The materials I use for my jewelry always vary. Sometimes things just speak to me and ignite my creative sparks. From local swap meets where raw gems are sold sometimes, to yard sales to find jewelry to be recycled. Craft fairs, local bead shops, and other etsy sellers shops, the list goes on and on.

Thank you for your time and for looking. I hope you enjoy my shop and jewelry. And if you like what you see but want something more your style or colors, etc, please contact me through etsy conversation about doing a custom piece, I love custom work and experimenting with new ideas.

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  • Susan Espinoza

    Owner, Creator

    My love of jewelry stems from childhood. My mother taught me about rock hounding and I had a jeweler as a neighbor. I didn't discover my own love of gems and all thing glittery until I was about 13 in an after school class.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 27, 2018
Thank you for visiting my store! I want you to be happy with your purchase, so I am willing to work with you in any way I can to make that happen.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. The best way to reach me is through etsy conversation or my
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If nothing in my shop interest you please contact me with any ideas! I love getting inspired by others and love custom work even more! And I would like to make you exactly what you want. So don't be shy!

Gift wrapping is available free of charge. Please specify what the gift is for when checking out so that I may wrap it accordingly.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
Returns and exchange details
If you have any problems with your item, please contact me first before leaving negative or even neutral feedback. I will do anything I can to correct the issue.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, I will be glad to refund your item. Please contact me within 3 days of receiving the item if you plan on returning it. In most cases, shipping will not be refunded.
I accept Paypal, credit cards, debit cards, and Etsy gift cards.

You must pay within 3 days of committing to purchase your item. After 3 days I may relist the item. If you have any concern with this, please contact me.
Ready made items will be shipped within 1-3 business days. I ship Monday through Friday. Custom orders will be shipped within 3-7 days after completion. I will do everything I can to get your item to you as quickly as possible.

If you are local to San Luis Obispo and would prefer to pick up your purchase, please send me a message via Etsy or facebook! You are welcome to set up a location for pick up and I will remove shipping from the item you desire as long as you notify me before purchase.

I also will ship internationally! International buyers must message me to add your countries shipping price to the item. I will weigh the item in order to place a price that is fair and specific to your country!

Insurance and shipping upgrades are available. So if you wish to protect your purchase from shipping damages or loss or just wish to have your items delivered sooner please message me before purchase so I can adjust your shipping price to match.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your imagination is my inspiration! I love creating custom pieces for just for you. Custom work can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on availability of materials, complexity of design and time. In order to begin your custom order I ask that you pay a deposit of 50% of estimated cost, that deposit will be applied to the payment of your order and will not be refunded. I will do everything in my power to bring your creation to life.

If you are happy with your purchase, I would greatly appreciate positive feedback! I am a new seller so it would mean a lot to me. If you have a great time buying from me, I hope you return and tell all your friends!