CaliforniaZephyr

art, design, adornments and studio experiments

Santa Cruz, California · 711 Sales

CaliforniaZephyr

art, design, adornments and studio experiments

Santa Cruz, California 711 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(236)

Announcement   original and custom jewelry with your favorite lyrics, inspirational quotes or sayings ... art prints, animal paintings and more from zephyr pfotenhauer.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

original and custom jewelry with your favorite lyrics, inspirational quotes or sayings ... art prints, animal paintings and more from zephyr pfotenhauer.

Zephyr Pfotenhauer

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Zephyr Pfotenhauer

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5 out of 5 stars
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Heidi London

Heidi London on Jul 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love my Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" necklace. We seemed to have a newbie at the PO mix up my package and Zephyr was so pleasant and willing to help! I got my package right away and am wearing it with my Pink Floyd shirt as we speak! Thank you!

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Prince is such a hero to me... Unabashedly fashioned, fluidly flamboyant, rich and raw and sexy as funk. I never meant these lyrical jewelries to be memento mori's but goddamnit 2016, I'm up too late again for solace in the music. Rest in beats, Artist.
New! Stamped metal jewelry inspired by the inimitable David Bowie. More from Depeche Mode, Springsteen and Tom Petty coming soon! And, as always, taking requests for your own favorite songs....
Just made this custom Paradise City bracelet... I like it so much I've added it to my regular inventory. Yay!
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About

Lyrical art & jewelry design, imbued with nostalgia and a little rock n' roll.

I opened my first Etsy shop in 2011 when my love of thrift scores and estate steals threatened to overtake my closet, budget and time. Instead of quitting the hunt I started a store called Z2aBc: Z to A for the new beginnings that the fabulous vintage items I found were getting, and BC for my beloved little coastal/mountain town of Boulder Creek, California. After several years, hundreds of sales and countless stories told and lived, I realized I was more interested in focusing my time and energy on creating new designs than curating old finds and changed my shop's name and contents to reflect the shifts in my own life and style: California Zephyr was (re)born.

As California Zephyr, my mission is to design and create whimsical & occasionally wearable narrative art incorporating image, text, type and graphic design that references and is inspired by flamboyant historical moments, both cultural and personal. A notorious dabbler, I will often spend months on one narrow pursuit, only to switch it up at the flashbulb of a new idea - so expect variety, and come back often to see what new fascinations I've found to share with you... whether it's oil-painted portraits, musically nostalgic necklaces or a collection of outrageous silk ties.

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  • Zephyr Pfotenhauer

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I returned to the redwoods-meets-the-sea county of Santa Cruz, CA in 2009 after 8 years of studying art & design in London and Chicago. Since then I spend as much time as possible making jewelry, painting, riding my motorcycle and rocking it out...

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2015
California Zephyr - unique art & design, imbued with nostalgia and a little rock n' roll.

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Payment
California Zephyr accepts PayPal and all major credit cards. Any other payment must be negotiated. Local orders can be picked up or delivered - message me for a free shipping code.
Shipping
Most items are made to order and will be shipped within 5-7 business days via First Class mail with delivery confirmation. If you wish for your items to be sent with a certain carrier or need them to arrive right away, please message me and/or choose the Priority Mail shipping add-on at checkout!

International orders will be sent via USPS First Class Int'l mail, unless otherwise negotiated.

If you require insurance or any other upgrades or instructions, please let me know before completing your purchase so I can adjust the shipping costs accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and returns must be negotiated via conversation. Buyer will pay return shipping and any additional fees unless otherwise determined.
Additional policies and FAQs
All California Zephyr items are handmade and one of a kind unless otherwise stated. If you have additional questions about any product or policy, please ask! I'll make every effort to make you happy. I love you more than you know.

Wholesale and/or custom items are also available. Send me a message or email zephyrpfo [!at] gmail.com for more information.