ZephyrCreations

Contemporary handmade jewelry

College Station, Texas

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Welcome to my shop! I'll be adding more listings over the next few days. Please watch for exciting new products to beautify your life and your wardrobe.

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Last updated on Jul 17, 2021

NOW OPEN!
Welcome to my shop! I'll be adding more listings over the next few days. Please watch for exciting new products to beautify your life and your wardrobe.

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Barbara West

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Barbara West

About ZephyrCreations

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On Etsy since 2017

For when you want to define your own trend!

Trends are great...but before long everyone is wearing the same look. Sometimes you want to break away and make your own statement with fashion and jewelry selections. That is what I try to offer with my designs. I find inspiration in many places, but am most drawn to modern and abstract art forms and to the vast array of possibilities in basic geometrics.

I started out making jewelry as a hobby and as a way of moving beyond what I found in stores. In those early days, I strung gemstone, wood, and crystal beads to create necklaces, bracelets, and earrings of almost every color you can imagine. Later I added wire wrapping to capture gemstone cabochons and to create dimensional jewelry pieces. Ever eager to learn new techniques and challenge my creativity, I added metalsmithing to my repertoire.

I still love colorful gemstones and include them as appropriate in some of my design. Creating with wire is easily portable, so I can fill "idle" time making my own custom components. Metalsmithing, though, has become my favorite outlet. Working with hammers and torches and saws and files to create something eye-catching out of a simple sheet of silver, copper, or brass gives me immense satisfaction and an incomparable sense of accomplishment.

I first opened an Etsy shop in 2017, but discovered that I was woefully unprepared for the needs of an online shop. I allowed it to go dormant, concentrating on my "day job" in higher education and selling mainly through art and craft fairs. My love of creating has never dimmed, though. And I still get a rush of excitement when someone comments on one of my own designs I wear almost daily.

It is my fervent hope that you will find my creations the perfect way to express your individuality in a sea of mass-produced sameness.

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