About Hedgerow Rose, the Shop
Welcome! If you’re new to my jewelry, then you may be interested to learn of it’s origins and perhaps peruse some of my earlier designs. If you’re an Etsy shopper then you may also like to visit my shop over there, too. But more on that in a bit.
This adventure in jewelry-making began in 2008 when I opened an Etsy shop to sell off some extra art prints I had left over from a show but it wasn’t until months later, when I made a necklace for my daughter, I realized how much I missed jewelry making (I dabbled a bit in college.) Before I knew it, I was indulging in my love of estate-style jewelry and began what I called “The Estate Collection” and 1 year later, I resigned from my teaching position to run my business full time. I made thousands of Estate Collection pieces before I finally got to the point where I felt like I’d hit a wall creatively and needed to try new things. I dug out some old metalsmithing tools, invested in a few more, and started teaching myself some metalsmithing techniques and expand my line to include fine as well as costume jewelry.
Introducing One-of-a-Kind Pieces
I’ve recently decided to simplify things by offering primarily one-of-a-kind gemstone, silver and gold jewelry as well as simple crystal earrings while also limiting my intake of custom work. Having hundreds of items for sale (and doing so in two shops, no less) while also managing custom orders was making me go a little bonkers. This new direction allows me to simplify my process while giving me more time to invest in learning this new craft.
I’m still devoted to making my shop as earth-friendly as possible. My precious metals come from recycled sources and my gemstones are fair trade, conflict free and eco-friendly. My packaging is sourced from recycled materials as well, and my shop labels are printed on recycled paper using soy ink. There is always room for improvement but I think this is a good place to start.
If you’re interested in viewing past designs, you might like to check out this Flickr set which catalogues my collections from 2008 to 2011.
To begin viewing my newer designs, you can view my “Hedgerow Rose” Flicker set.
Here’s a link for viewing past, sold items from my Etsy shop.
Have a question for me? You can leave a comment below, or you can use the contact button at the top of this page. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your interest in my shop!