WaxSealJewelrySource

The LARGEST SELECTION of WAX SEAL INITIALS on Etsy

Nyack, New York

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Note from shop owner I am very sorry you have found the shop closed!
It seems like I have been closed more than open this year- not by choice!
I just had a second spinal surgery, (the first was in October)

I will reopen in SEPTEMBER!

Healthy and ready for a busy Etsy Autumn and Holiday season
Thank you for stopping by my shop.
With best regards,
Norah

***If you have an issue with a previous purchase, please contact me at
yourdailyjewels _ at_ (g)mail_dot_com so I can help right away.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I am very sorry you have found the shop closed!
It seems like I have been closed more than open this year- not by choice!
I just had a second spinal surgery, (the first was in October)

I will reopen in SEPTEMBER!

Healthy and ready for a busy Etsy Autumn and Holiday season
Thank you for stopping by my shop.
With best regards,
Norah

***If you have an issue with a previous purchase, please contact me at
yourdailyjewels _ at_ (g)mail_dot_com so I can help right away.

norah downey

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norah downey

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About WaxSealJewelrySource

Sales 191
On Etsy since 2013

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Keeping History Alive

What stories many of these antique wax seals must have to tell!
Wax seals are art, craft, and history.

The history of the wax seal is long and romantic. They have served many purposes over centuries. They have been used to identify a sender, authenticate documents, and to insure privacy. Seals of one form or another were used by royalty, government officials, religious entities and military officers.

Long before sticky envelopes and today's modern conveniences, they were used to seal handwritten letters which were the only form of correspondence available to express one's deepest true feelings and thoughts. I am sure many a parent cracked the seal of a letter from a suitor to an anxiously awaiting daughter.

Seals have been around since biblical times, with cylindrical seals being found in southern Mesopotamia in 3500BC. Mine are not that old! However, many of my seals are hundreds of years old. And I use some as young as from the 1950's

They were meaningful and personal when they were created, and I am proud to reflect their history in my jewelry which proves meaningful and personal still today. My silver and bronze wax seal jewelry is helping to keep a small bit of history alive.

My blog is where I share the many stories and facts I have learned as I delve deeper into collecting wax seals and glass intaglios and learning about heraldry and family crests

I am also a physical therapist. As a PT, I worked mostly with adult patients who have had catastrophic illness or accident, and children with severe neurological issues. It never felt like work because I always felt I received so much more than I gave. And I gave my patients all I could muster.

Once my own health failed, I began making jewelry and never even dreamed I could find meaning in it, the way I had in my work as a PT. I had always been creative and used my creative endeavors as hobbies. Suddenly, I was faced with needing to make a living in a whole new way.

Well, jump to today. I consider myself blessed and lucky to feel fulfilled while making a living doing something I absolutely love… twice!

Just like finding the perfect gift for someone you love can make you happy, I find creating jewelry that my customer falls in love with very fulfilling.

I especially enjoy making personalized gift items like my Initials and Monograms in this shop, because the buyer is thrilled to have found something unique, special and meaningful for their loved one. When I hear back that their gift was a hit...well, this is what it is all about for me.

Most of my orders are custom I am very happy to work closely with my customer to design a dream piece of jewelry for them.

People often ask me what my style is. Honestly. I can't give it a name, can you? Let me know! My style has certainly evolved from the days of early, self-taught, roughly honed techniques. I have held on to these, and added formal jewelry training to develop a style that reflects who I am and makes me really happy!

I take my time with each piece, paying great attention to detail; steeping each piece with love and care. This ain't Macy's!

Each and everything is made by hand, by me alone, in my small home studio in horse country in rural NJ. I do purchase certain types of clasps, ear wires, gemstones, ribbon, and bulk chain from jewelry supply companies in the United States. Most from suppliers right here on Etsy. However, when I do, these "findings" are a mere building block in an meticulously handmade piece of jewelry.


I became a true “artisan” when I joined the Etsy community. I am so thankful I found Etsy three years ago, where I have met generous friends with amazing minds and hands. Although virtual, it is a true community, without which I would not be the jewelry designer and maker I am today.

I am proud to be a team leader of the JETs, (Jewelry on Etsy Team). The members from all around the world, are like family to me. The team of Etsy's most prominent jewelers inspire me to grow as an artist daily. You can search team products using the tag: JETTEAM.

Right now, when I am not making jewelry for you, I am learning to draw. Wow, am I bad.! But I am getting better. I don't see a new Etsy artwork shop opening anytime soon, however!

My mind is always creating something. Slowly I am getting to all of my projects.

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Shop members

  • Norah Downey

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Package Wrapper, Shipper, Dreamer

  • Me Again

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Obsessive Hunter, Shopper, Finder, Collector

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Thank you so much for stopping to look around my shop!

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Ask me anything. I will answer quickly.
Check back often because I am always listing new things.
I love working together on custom orders and would be happy to make something special for you. Please contact me through Etsy's "Convo" system for quick answers, or for quotes and turn around time on CUSTOM work.

I am dedicated to finding new ways to reduce waste and keep shipping costs low. Multiple items will be packaged together and may arrive in re-used Jiffy packs. I recycle packing materials that come in to me and encourage you to pass them on, too! I use reusable muslin sacks in lieu of tissue paper.



PACKAGING
Your purchase will be packed in a pretty, reusable muslin pouch.
If you require your purchase lovingly packaged in a recycled Kraft box, paper flower and bow for gift giving, please tell me. If you'd like separate boxes or have other special shipping requests, please tell me. Also, along these lines, I will not include a packing slip because all of your info. is stored on Etsy/PayPal.


F E E D B A C K

I have 100% positive feedback and I always work hard to keep this rating. I want you to be 100% in love with your purchase. Since this is a NEW shop, please read feedback from customers of one of my OTHER, LARGER ETSY SHOP. For lots of color bursting gemstone designs, please take a look there too!
http://www.YourDailyJewels.etsy.com

Read their feedback here:
http://www.etsy.com/feedback/received?feedback_type=from_buyers



Join my FACEBOOK page up and you may be the periodic winner of jewelry and you will find out about special promotions and coupon codes offered several times a year.
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PROMO / COUPON CODES CANNOT BE USED ON SALE ITEMS
COUPONS CANNOT BE COMBINED

Visit my BLOG for more about me and my new jewelry and life in general. I also do giveaways and promos on my blog periodically.
http://www.yourdailyjewels.blogspot.com/

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Did you know?
I have TWO OTHER JEWELRY STORES on Etsy!

My biggest shop:
YOUR DAILY JEWELS
http://www.YourDailyJewels.etsy.com

and my original shop:
RUSTIC ROCK JEWELRY
http://www.RusticRockJewelry.etsy.com


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