TerriGarciaDesigns

Handmade Genuine Gemstone Jewelry

Rio Rancho, New Mexico · 51 Sales

TerriGarciaDesigns

Handmade Genuine Gemstone Jewelry

Rio Rancho, New Mexico 51 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   My handmade gemstone jewelry is all one of a kind and skillfully crafted with quality and an eye for detail for the person who wants something unique. Jewelry is such an emotional personal statement, so why would anyone want to wear a mass produced item? Each piece of jewelry is designed and hand made by me using only genuine gemstones and solid metals, not plated or filled, to make the statement that you are unique, and only you deserve to be wearing your special design.

Announcement

My handmade gemstone jewelry is all one of a kind and skillfully crafted with quality and an eye for detail for the person who wants something unique. Jewelry is such an emotional personal statement, so why would anyone want to wear a mass produced item? Each piece of jewelry is designed and hand made by me using only genuine gemstones and solid metals, not plated or filled, to make the statement that you are unique, and only you deserve to be wearing your special design.

Terri Garcia

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About

Synchronicity to the rescue!

Synchronicity led me to my first art metal class when I was 14 and it never occurred to me until I was in my forties that maybe this is what I'm supposed to do. I guess I'm a slow learner in that regard. Through several unfulfilling jobs and raising our son, my sanity was held together by making jewelry. I had a little red tool box that held all my tools and went with me from city to city. They were my one constant. My husband was my anchor.

Fast forward.... my son was in his late teens and I was ready a major change. I had been taking hobby classes but felt I needed more education. Synchronicity to the rescue again! I was walking by the window of the local rock shop and a beautiful piece of Lapis caught my eye, so I went in to look at it. Right next to the Lapis was a brochure for a school that taught goldsmithing at the professional level, just 30 minutes from my home! That was exactly what I needed exactlywhen I needed it. So I went for the get-to-know-me tour, enrolled, worked my butt off to graduate, got hired to work there at the academy after graduation, worked for five years and then struck out on my own when I felt my time there was over. Whew!

I started my Etsy shop shortly after. In 2009, after my husband Tom retired, we relocated to sunny New Mexico. They don't call this the Land of Enchantment for nothing! A constant source of inspiration is just outside my door. The never ending skies, amazing sunsets, the Sandia Mountains in the distance, the desert and the arroyo are always changing and influencing my designs. Some of my jewelry designs were inspired by the aftermath of incredible thunder storms and changes to the environment here. Then there is this obsession with rocks. I am amazed by the fact that water, pressure, minerals, time and a variety of other factors create these amazing rocks and gems! I dream of jewelry designs. Who wouldn't?

I currently belong to an artists co-op gallery, sell my jewelry in studio tours and at larger art fairs besides my Etsy store.

Shop members

  • Terri Garcia

    Owner

    I was born in Wisconsin, which is an awesome state if you like snow, humidity, long winters and mosquitoes. It is beautiful and I'd still be there but I need SUN, so I and my husband moved to enchanting New Mexico in 2009.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 19, 2014
Thanks for visiting! I take pride in the quality of my craftsmanship and attention to detail. I choose the gems & stones I work with carefully. Some of the beautiful stones I work with are cut by my husband or friends, so I package them carefully to arrive in good condition. I enjoy making them and hope you enjoy them as well.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I prefer to not do returns or exchanges on jewelry. However, if there really is a problem please convo me within 48 hours of receipt and I may consider it. Custom orders are NOT returnable.
Payment
I accept PayPal, US money orders and your charge card of choice. Please make sure I have the correct shipping address on your paypal account. Custom orders are NOT returnable. I will hold an item in reserve for 30 days. If not paid in full it will be removed from reserve and made available again.
Shipping
I ship USPS 1st class with confirmation. Again, please make sure I have the correct shipping address. Also please let me know for sure that you have received your purchase.
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