teresamatheson

Teresa Matheson-Handmade Jewelry

Albert Lea, Minnesota · 114 Sales

teresamatheson

Teresa Matheson-Handmade Jewelry

Albert Lea, Minnesota 114 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(57)

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Teresa

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Thanks for stopping at my shop! All of my jewelry is handmade by me and each piece is unique. What you see is the exact piece you're buying.

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Last updated on Mar 4, 2017

Everything is ready to ship.
Thanks for stopping at my shop! All of my jewelry is handmade by me and each piece is unique. What you see is the exact piece you're buying.

Teresa

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Teresa

Gray rose cut sapphire ring
$126.00
Lapis necklace by teresamatheson
$88.00
Opal teardrop necklace by teresamatheson
$96.00
Labradorite and sterling chain bracelet
$196.00
Labradorite necklace by teresamatheson
$96.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(57)
Kay Kim

Kay Kim on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely piece, stones are beautiful, composition and design wonderful. Excellent quality. Very pleased with my first purchase from this artist! Thank you:)

akyrilis59

akyrilis59 on Apr 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing earrings! Love the swirl design and the mother of pearl stone. Looking at these earrings you can see they are another example of the attention to detail Teresa gives to each piece of jewelry she creates. You and your jewelry are simply the best Teresa!

akyrilis59

akyrilis59 on Apr 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful earrings once again! Everything about them is perfect. The detail of the leaf etchings adds a nice combination of texture and unique design. Service is A+ as usual! Thanks Teresa! 😊

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A new bracelet in the shop---with a lovely rose cut sapphire.
Look at that natural sapphire!

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Lots of color going on!

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About

My jewelry-making story starts when I was 10 years old and I sewed a drawstring bag on a sewing machine all by myself. It was about 6"x8", white with blue stripes and 2 drawstrings that pulled from opposite sides. I can still feel the excitement of the possibilities that stretched out in front of me... From the beginning, I made things so I could be different from everyone else; materials, craftsmanship, details, colors. I made clothes for myself and my family and for several years I made quilts. I was inspired by color, scrap and Amish quilts, and asymmetric design. I dyed my own fabrics and enjoyed the depth of color and unique textures I could work with.

When my youngest son turned one year old, he was diagnosed with cancer and time stopped. For the next few years our lives revolved around his health. It's been several years and we're so grateful that he's healthy and the dearest person you could ever know. As you would expect, the experience had a huge impact on our family. One of the biggest effects it had on me was a deep realization that time is precious and very short. Every day I still ask myself what I want to do and what I should do. I try to spend most of my time on what I want to do.

After his illness I continued making quilts for a few more years but eventually came to the point of having done what I wanted to with quilts. The things that were important to me in quilting remained important as I transitioned into making jewelry-color, strong technique, asymmetry, and details.

I find that time stops in a good way when I'm working in my studio; I get totally immersed in the work and the piece and have no concept of time passing. I make jewelry because of how I feel when I wear it-special and more myself somehow... I want my jewelry to do the same for you. From my heart to yours ❤

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Last updated on April 2, 2017
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal and credit cards are accepted. I'm open to layaway, please contact me before purchasing to talk about terms.
Shipping
All items will be shipped in an organza bag or gift box. If you have a preference, please let me know.

Your order will be shipped to the address you choose during checkout. Most orders are shipped within 2 business days. When you order a custom item, I'll let you know how long it will be before it's shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. I will accept returns within 30 days of purchase. If you need an item re-sized, let me know within 30 days and we'll work it out.

I guarantee my work, so pieces may be returned or exchanged in the event of a problem. Please contact me by email or etsy conversation and I'll do everything I can to make sure you're happy with your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If your purchase is a gift, let me know and I can include a card with a message from you to the recipient at no charge.