SusieDesigns

SusieDesigns

1013 Sales

SusieDesigns

SusieDesigns

1013 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(283)

Announcement   Art from the Oregon Trail.
Across our land the wagon trains of the pioneers traveled the original Oregon Trail.
SusieDesigns from on the Original Oregon Trail.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enamel on copper for Earring Components. Earring Charms
Torch and kiln fired.

I list at random times since I am retired and go hither and there with the beginning of the vegetable garden, working in the flower garden, fishing with my husband and trying to be as obsessive as possible about living in my shop. ~!

Hand Forged Sterling Silver and Kiln Fired / Torch fired Enamel Jewelry.
Always - sterling silver earring wires hand forged, hardened and tumbled.

I hand cut all my charms except daisies. Charm sets may not be perfect matches .... but that is what hand made Artisan art is about.... hand made.
About the Enameling on Copper
Enamels are heated to 1500 degrees in the kiln or torch fired. Then then they truly show themselves. The enamel dances and swirls in the heat.
The back of the charm is coated 1-2 times for counter balance and strength of the piece. The back survives the intense heat with changes of it's own.
The heat can cause some great burnt edges on the copper charms.
Firing in the kiln on a metal trivet can leave bumps that are diamond filed down – no sharp glass edges.
These pieces are made with glass. They are on strong but remember: " They are glass and should be treated as such." Don't try to bend them or drop them.
Some heavily enameled pieces are protected with a Jeweler's grade resin for protection.

Enameling is not an exact perfect look unless you are working with Cloisonné designs.
Each charm of the pair is designed to look as similar as possible….. but
Random is as random does.

Some charms will be enameled and then some mixed media mediums added.
I do seal those with a Jeweler's grade resin for protection.
grade resin for protection.


Find me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SusieDesignsJewelry/


member of the international organization for the Self-Representing Artist in Jewelry Design -- SRAJD 2335

Announcement

Last updated on May 1, 2017

Art from the Oregon Trail.
Across our land the wagon trains of the pioneers traveled the original Oregon Trail.
SusieDesigns from on the Original Oregon Trail.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enamel on copper for Earring Components. Earring Charms
Torch and kiln fired.

I list at random times since I am retired and go hither and there with the beginning of the vegetable garden, working in the flower garden, fishing with my husband and trying to be as obsessive as possible about living in my shop. ~!

Hand Forged Sterling Silver and Kiln Fired / Torch fired Enamel Jewelry.
Always - sterling silver earring wires hand forged, hardened and tumbled.

I hand cut all my charms except daisies. Charm sets may not be perfect matches .... but that is what hand made Artisan art is about.... hand made.
About the Enameling on Copper
Enamels are heated to 1500 degrees in the kiln or torch fired. Then then they truly show themselves. The enamel dances and swirls in the heat.
The back of the charm is coated 1-2 times for counter balance and strength of the piece. The back survives the intense heat with changes of it's own.
The heat can cause some great burnt edges on the copper charms.
Firing in the kiln on a metal trivet can leave bumps that are diamond filed down – no sharp glass edges.
These pieces are made with glass. They are on strong but remember: " They are glass and should be treated as such." Don't try to bend them or drop them.
Some heavily enameled pieces are protected with a Jeweler's grade resin for protection.

Enameling is not an exact perfect look unless you are working with Cloisonné designs.
Each charm of the pair is designed to look as similar as possible….. but
Random is as random does.

Some charms will be enameled and then some mixed media mediums added.
I do seal those with a Jeweler's grade resin for protection.
grade resin for protection.


Find me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SusieDesignsJewelry/


member of the international organization for the Self-Representing Artist in Jewelry Design -- SRAJD 2335

Susie Woodworth

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(283)
forcedearth

forcedearth on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Everything was simply delightful and beautiful. The pendant is so gorgeous that I exclaimed a bad word when I opened it! Thank you

forcedearth

forcedearth on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Everything was simply delightful and beautiful. The pendant is so gorgeous that I exclaimed a bad word when I opened it! Thank you

forcedearth

forcedearth on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Everything was simply delightful and beautiful. The pendant is so gorgeous that I exclaimed a bad word when I opened it! Thank you

forcedearth

forcedearth on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Everything was simply delightful and beautiful. The pendant is so gorgeous that I exclaimed a bad word when I opened it! Thank you

forcedearth

forcedearth on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Everything was simply delightful and beautiful. The pendant is so gorgeous that I exclaimed a bad word when I opened it! Thank you

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About

Just playing around with silver, copper and tools.

I was the little sister who went fishing with my father and brothers. Deep sea fishing in my father's 28 foot boat named "Susie Q". We fished the rivers and creeks and I loved the competition with those big, older brothers.
My mother had been a dressmaker from the early age of 11 and had her first store front at the age of 15. She saved string, aluminum foil and saved her pennies. Never by on credit - pay in cash.
As I sewed - so did I experiment. I would drag my mother to all sorts of craft classes: clay modeling, sculpting, cake decorating and even transcendental meditation. As she got older she sewed quilt after quilt. I continued on to Decorative tole painting, sculpting cloth dolls, sculpting dolls, faces, hand and feet in clay. I took classes with Jack Johnston, the world famous art doll maker, in his home. I took the Master Gardener course through Oregon State University which helped fuel my love of working in the yard with vegetables, fruits and flowers. I have gone from dress making to quilting and machine embroidering also. Wool and wool felting, card making, working with specialty papers, paper beads and now metals for jewelry. Torched and kiln fired enamel is in the mix along with beginning to work with glass for lamp work beads.
Now being retired I can spend each day with metal, glass, tools and of coarse be ready at a moments notice to go fishing with my dear hubby.... he is retired also.

Shop members

  • Susie Woodworth

    Owner

    I'm retired now return to Etsy sharing my craft. Working with sterling silver, copper, brass, lots of tools--- a torch, kiln. I take over a lot of my husbands tools. I fish with him, we play with grandkids, garden vegetables / fruit and flowers.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 4, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop!

Always - sterling silver earring wires hand forged, hardened and tumbled.

All my jewelry is hand made with great care and attention to detail.
Nothing is perfect but everything has an artisans touch.
Hand made art is just that - Hand made.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
NO SALES TAX in OREGON~!!

Payment by PayPal or Money Orders in USA dollars.
Items paid for by PayPal e-cheque will be shipped once the e-cheque has cleared.

Please pay for your purchase within 3 days. If not I will have to assume you might have changed your plans for purchase. I will convo you once and then relist the item.


I have a listing that includes added postal insurance for your shipment through USPS First Class Mail (Domestic and International) for coverage up to 100. (US).

When purchasing, please add a reminder in the "note to seller" area of the original purchase order number.

If you need insurance for packages valued above 100. please contact me for estimates.
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Shipping
I use USPS shipping as my carrier and provide delivery confirmation on each package. You may want to consider buying postal insurance through USPS. The cost is usually pretty low (starting at $1.65) so I recommend it to all our international customers who are more likely to have shipping issues like loss, damage or delay. I have a link in my store if you're interested: https://www.etsy.com/listing/469626554/shipping-insurance-for-susiedesigns?ref=shop_home_active_1


Larger items will have shipping charges appropriate to size and weight of package.

I am not responsible for any custom fees, loss, damage or delay caused by postal services.
Refunds and Exchanges
Happy with your purchase~~! I sure hope so. Please convo me with concerns.
State law prohibites return of stud or soldered ear wire earrings.

Listing includes added postal insurance for your shipment through USPS First Class Mail (Domestic and International) for coverage up to 100. (US).

When purchasing, please add a reminder in the "note to seller" area of the original purchase order number.

If you need insurance for packages valued above 100. please contact me for estimates.
If due to my error (descriptions incorrect or wrong item shipped), you can return for a full refund, including shipping.


Please note: Custom orders are NOT returnable!! Customizable stamping orders are not returnable. But I am always willing to work with you if you are not completely happy with your purchase, so please convo me if you have any questions at all.
Additional policies and FAQs
Smoke Free / Dog and Cat Friendly Home..... the pets do not make or package your items.
I do not add any fragrances / scents to your packaging.

I always try to take as accurate a picture of the pieces as possible. Please be aware that many computer monitors don't display colors as true as they really are, therefore I make every effort to explain the pieces in detail in the description (including sizes), so make sure to read and see exactly what you are ordering.

Also please keep in mind that all pictures are shown LARGER THAN ACTUAL SIZE to be able to clearly show you the details of my work. Pay close attention to the text in each listing. It will clearly list the size of the items you are purchasing. All pictures are taken very close up in order to give you the opportunity to get the best view possible of my designs.

If there is something that I didn't cover here and you still have questions please convo me so we can chat. I try to respond to convos as quickly as possible.
*All photos and descriptions are copyright of SusieDesigns and may not be used without permission.

Susie