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Jul 27, 2015

by Elisabeth Space

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Hello! I’m Elisabeth, of Elisabeth Space Jewelry. I make jewelry on a full-time basis from my home studio in Omaha, Nebraska, with my furry, 10-lb. assistant named EmmeLou by my side. I pride myself on using high-quality materials and skilled techniques, and offering exceptional customer service to my clients. Never content to rest on my laurels, I add new designs to my shop regularly.

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved rocks. When I was a child, staring at the fossils in a boulder at the zoo was just as cool as seeing the elephants and the gorillas. I also remember sneaking rocks out of my older sister’s collection when she wasn’t looking. Flash forward to 2006, when I somehow found myself at a bead show buying heaps of beautiful rocks and beads, despite the fact that I had no idea how to work with them. That was the beginning of Elisabeth Space Jewelry. Over the next few years, I more or less taught myself how to make jewelry when I had the time, slowly acquiring tools and honing my skills.

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If there were a set process that guided my work routine, I’d love to put my finger on it, but I’ve come to realize I’m a haphazard maker — why fight it? I almost never work from sketches; the one and only notebook I have for work exists so I can jot down dimensions for my wholesale pieces in order to replicate them in a uniform way. When working with free-form stones, their cut and shape usually guides me to the finished piece, which more often than not is one of a kind. I create based on my materials, the seasons, where I dream of traveling, and on a practical level, what I think will speak to my customers. I’ve always been drawn to blue and green, and as a result some of my favorite stones to work with are turquoise, lapis, chrysocolla and labradorite.

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Etsy has been instrumental in my business’s success. I’d always loved the pieces I made, but putting myself out there and seeing that others do, too, gave me the confidence to do this full time. The Etsy community has become part of my daily life; I’m friends with so many makers I’ve met here. Thinking of all the wonderful customers I’ve connected with gives me goose bumps, and the meaningful occasions in which my jewelry has taken part still wows me. Engagements, birthdays, memorials, repurposed family heirlooms: All these shared moments are sacred, and they make what I do so much more than just a job. Etsy Wholesale has also been amazing for connecting my jewelry with retailers both big and small; I look forward to growing that aspect of my business in the future.

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As for what’s coming next, I’m open. My work can be done in a smallish space, so I have lofty dreams of selling my house and tooling around the country visiting friends and creating in different places. I’m currently researching torches (fire!), and I plan on upgrading my soldering station soon so I can work more efficiently. I’d love to learn more about lapidary work as well, and get my own stone cutting and polishing machine. Above all, I want to get better and better at what I do. The perfectionist in me loves the thought of that.

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All photographs by Rachel of Rachel O’s Fabulous Whimsy.

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sterling silver earrings, round circle stardust pattern, everyday jewelry  gift for wife girlfriend
sterling silver earrings, round circle stardust pattern, everyday jewelry gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$30.00 USD
Silver teardrop earrings, sterling silver hoops, hammered minimalist earrings, everyday jewelry
Silver teardrop earrings, sterling silver hoops, hammered minimalist earrings, everyday jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$28.00 USD
Constellation earrings, Big Dipper Orion, personalized astrology astronomy star jewelry
Constellation earrings, Big Dipper Orion, personalized astrology astronomy star jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$43.00 USD
copper teardrop earrings, big teardrop hoops, sterling silver post earrings
copper teardrop earrings, big teardrop hoops, sterling silver post earrings
ElisabethSpace
$38.00 USD
sterling silver earrings, round discs, gift for wife girlfriend sister, hammered silver jewelry, everyday modern,
sterling silver earrings, round discs, gift for wife girlfriend sister, hammered silver jewelry, everyday modern,
ElisabethSpace
$28.00 USD
Silver bar earrings, sterling silver stud earrings, small post earrings
Silver bar earrings, sterling silver stud earrings, small post earrings
ElisabethSpace
$20.00 USD
silver star earrings, sterling silver earrings, cosmic constellation jewelry, gift for teens
silver star earrings, sterling silver earrings, cosmic constellation jewelry, gift for teens
ElisabethSpace
$25.00 USD
Moonstone Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, semiprecious etched diamond crystal
Moonstone Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, semiprecious etched diamond crystal
ElisabethSpace
$80.00 USD
Turquoise Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, blue semiprecious etched moroccan sacred geometry jewelry
Turquoise Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, blue semiprecious etched moroccan sacred geometry jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$72.00 USD
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heart earrings, sterling silver earrings, heart studs, gift for girlfriend wife mom, artisan jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$30.00 USD
Small stud earrings, tiny silver studs, modern posts sterling silver Jewelry
Small stud earrings, tiny silver studs, modern posts sterling silver Jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$18.00 USD
Labradorite Earrings, blue stone earrings, labradorite jewelry, teardrop stone sterling silver post stud earrings, gift for wife
Labradorite Earrings, blue stone earrings, labradorite jewelry, teardrop stone sterling silver post stud earrings, gift for wife
ElisabethSpace
$90.00 USD
Nature Necklace, sterling silver muscari bloom pendant, nature inspired grape hyacinth, gift for wife girlfriend gardener
Nature Necklace, sterling silver muscari bloom pendant, nature inspired grape hyacinth, gift for wife girlfriend gardener
ElisabethSpace
$70.00 USD
Blue stone necklace, sterling silver chalcedony necklace, small necklace, delicate necklace, faceted aqua gemstone  gift under 50
Blue stone necklace, sterling silver chalcedony necklace, small necklace, delicate necklace, faceted aqua gemstone gift under 50
ElisabethSpace
$40.00 USD
long silver necklace, succulent leaf jewelry, silver plant jewelry, kalanchoe nature organic silver necklace, gardener gift
long silver necklace, succulent leaf jewelry, silver plant jewelry, kalanchoe nature organic silver necklace, gardener gift
ElisabethSpace
$110.00 USD
Small silver necklace, succulent leaf jewelry, silver plant jewelry, kalanchoe nature organic delicate silver necklace, gardener gift
Small silver necklace, succulent leaf jewelry, silver plant jewelry, kalanchoe nature organic delicate silver necklace, gardener gift
ElisabethSpace
$50.00 USD
Hand Necklace, moonstone necklace, sterling silver jewelry, gift for wife sister girlfriend, hamsa palm charm pendant anatomy talisman
Hand Necklace, moonstone necklace, sterling silver jewelry, gift for wife sister girlfriend, hamsa palm charm pendant anatomy talisman
ElisabethSpace
$125.00 USD
Turquoise necklace, turquoise jewelry, statement necklace, feather necklace, sterling silver jewelry long necklace gift
Turquoise necklace, turquoise jewelry, statement necklace, feather necklace, sterling silver jewelry long necklace gift
ElisabethSpace
$265.00 USD
silver crescent moon necklace, sterling silver small shield necklace, moon pendant, tribal pendant, everyday necklace
silver crescent moon necklace, sterling silver small shield necklace, moon pendant, tribal pendant, everyday necklace
ElisabethSpace
$50.00 USD
cactus necklace, cactus jewelry, saguaro necklace, desert jewelry, southwestern jewelry, sterling silver necklace, small silver necklace
cactus necklace, cactus jewelry, saguaro necklace, desert jewelry, southwestern jewelry, sterling silver necklace, small silver necklace
ElisabethSpace
$55.00 USD
Crystal Necklace, crystal point necklace, white stone jewelry, sterling silver prong set crystal pendant
Crystal Necklace, crystal point necklace, white stone jewelry, sterling silver prong set crystal pendant
ElisabethSpace
$125.00 USD
gold stacking ring, 14k gold filled faceted skinny band, golden jewelry
gold stacking ring, 14k gold filled faceted skinny band, golden jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$18.00 USD
Small silver studs, tiny silver round earrings, round modern posts sterling silver Jewelry, minimalist earrings
Small silver studs, tiny silver round earrings, round modern posts sterling silver Jewelry, minimalist earrings
ElisabethSpace
$18.00 USD
Taco earrings, sterling silver earrings, minimalist earrings small studs, tiny post earrings, gift for girlfriend
Taco earrings, sterling silver earrings, minimalist earrings small studs, tiny post earrings, gift for girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$18.00 USD
silver hoops, sterling silver large hoop earrings, beaded silver stud earrings
silver hoops, sterling silver large hoop earrings, beaded silver stud earrings
ElisabethSpace
$40.00 USD
Garnet Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, red semiprecious etched flower jewelry
Garnet Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, red semiprecious etched flower jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$70.00 USD
Turquoise Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, blue semiprecious etched flower jewelry
Turquoise Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, blue semiprecious etched flower jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$70.00 USD
Onyx Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, black semiprecious etched flower jewelry
Onyx Earrings, sterling silver post earrings, black semiprecious etched flower jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$70.00 USD
Ruby earrings, red gemstone jewelry, long silver earrings, sterling silver posts, organic heirloom gift for her
Ruby earrings, red gemstone jewelry, long silver earrings, sterling silver posts, organic heirloom gift for her
ElisabethSpace
$75.00 USD
quartz earrings, gemstone jewelry, crystal earrings, oxidized sterling silver,  simple classic bridesmaid gifts
quartz earrings, gemstone jewelry, crystal earrings, oxidized sterling silver, simple classic bridesmaid gifts
ElisabethSpace
$34.00 USD
Blue lapis earrings, lapis lazuli jewelry, 14k gold filled earrings cobalt gold drop
Blue lapis earrings, lapis lazuli jewelry, 14k gold filled earrings cobalt gold drop
ElisabethSpace
$34.00 USD
sterling silver teardrop earrings, large hoop modern minimalist stud posts gift for wife girlfriend
sterling silver teardrop earrings, large hoop modern minimalist stud posts gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$36.00 USD
Constellation earrings, Gemini jewelry, zodiac jewelry, celestial personalized astrology astronomy, wife girlfriend gift
Constellation earrings, Gemini jewelry, zodiac jewelry, celestial personalized astrology astronomy, wife girlfriend gift
ElisabethSpace
$43.00 USD
Feather necklace, sterling silver necklace, silver feather necklace, bird jewelry, nature jewelry, etched silver
Feather necklace, sterling silver necklace, silver feather necklace, bird jewelry, nature jewelry, etched silver
ElisabethSpace
$60.00 USD
Ring Sizer, Multisizer, free shipping to US
Ring Sizer, Multisizer, free shipping to US
ElisabethSpace
$1.75 USD
Skull earrings, Halloween jewelry, zombie earrings, skeleton goth costume orange copper sterling silver posts
Skull earrings, Halloween jewelry, zombie earrings, skeleton goth costume orange copper sterling silver posts
ElisabethSpace
$28.00 USD
Cat Earrings, Sterling Silver Kitty stud jewelry, Bastet Egyptian goddess
Cat Earrings, Sterling Silver Kitty stud jewelry, Bastet Egyptian goddess
ElisabethSpace
$62.00 USD
gold hoop earrings,14k gold filled, medium gold hoops, minimalist earrings
gold hoop earrings,14k gold filled, medium gold hoops, minimalist earrings
ElisabethSpace
$30.00 USD
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Silver Ring, sterling silver snake ring dragon ring dragonscale, Khaleesi ring
ElisabethSpace
$38.00 USD
sterling silver necklace, round disc pendant, moon necklace, lunar boho jewelry
sterling silver necklace, round disc pendant, moon necklace, lunar boho jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$62.00 USD
emerald earrings, emerald green earrings, gold emerald Jewelry, Bridal Earrings Bridesmaid Dangle
emerald earrings, emerald green earrings, gold emerald Jewelry, Bridal Earrings Bridesmaid Dangle
ElisabethSpace
$58.00 USD
wing earrings, angel wing, bird wing feather, vintage brass, post earrings
wing earrings, angel wing, bird wing feather, vintage brass, post earrings
ElisabethSpace
$38.00 USD
5 Golden Rings, gold stacking rings, 14k gold filled skinny rings,  bead twist, thin gold ring, gift for wife girlfriend
5 Golden Rings, gold stacking rings, 14k gold filled skinny rings, bead twist, thin gold ring, gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$58.00 USD
lapis gold earrings, indigo brass jewelry hammered spike, rustic boho tribal
lapis gold earrings, indigo brass jewelry hammered spike, rustic boho tribal
ElisabethSpace
$36.00 USD
sterling silver earrings, hammered disc round circles, silver jewelry full moon, gift for wife
sterling silver earrings, hammered disc round circles, silver jewelry full moon, gift for wife
ElisabethSpace
$28.00 USD
Turquoise ring, sterling silver indian design, Kingman etched silver blue green paisley
Turquoise ring, sterling silver indian design, Kingman etched silver blue green paisley
ElisabethSpace
$124.00 USD
Turquoise Ring, Sleeping Beauty Arizona turquoise sterling silver ring, blue round stone ring
Turquoise Ring, Sleeping Beauty Arizona turquoise sterling silver ring, blue round stone ring
ElisabethSpace
$90.00 USD
Sterling Silver Stacking Rings, skinny silver rings, knuckle ring set of 5, simple minimalist
Sterling Silver Stacking Rings, skinny silver rings, knuckle ring set of 5, simple minimalist
ElisabethSpace
$39.00 USD
Pyrite Earrings,  Black Grey Fools Gold Earrings, Small Gemstone Metallic
Pyrite Earrings, Black Grey Fools Gold Earrings, Small Gemstone Metallic
ElisabethSpace
$28.00 USD
silver ring, leaf ring, feather ring, sterling silver stacking ring, silver stacker simple minimalist nature jewelry
silver ring, leaf ring, feather ring, sterling silver stacking ring, silver stacker simple minimalist nature jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$24.00 USD
Personalized Handwriting Necklace, Signature, Actual handwriting, memorial jewelry, silver customized jewelry, mom jewelry
Personalized Handwriting Necklace, Signature, Actual handwriting, memorial jewelry, silver customized jewelry, mom jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$115.00 USD
quartz earrings, silver disc earrings, sparkle gemstone jewelry, minimalist bridal jewelry
quartz earrings, silver disc earrings, sparkle gemstone jewelry, minimalist bridal jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$38.00 USD
Big silver hoops, large sterling silver infinity hoop earrings
Big silver hoops, large sterling silver infinity hoop earrings
ElisabethSpace
$34.00 USD
silver star earrings, sterling silver earrings, cosmic constellation jewelry, gift for teens
silver star earrings, sterling silver earrings, cosmic constellation jewelry, gift for teens
ElisabethSpace
$25.00 USD
Nasty Woman necklace, sterling silver necklace, womens march feminist minimalist jewelry gift, Hillary Clinton, planned parenthood donation
Nasty Woman necklace, sterling silver necklace, womens march feminist minimalist jewelry gift, Hillary Clinton, planned parenthood donation
ElisabethSpace
$55.00 USD
Cactus earrings, sterling silver cactus studs, southwestern jewelry, saguaro arizona gold brass
Cactus earrings, sterling silver cactus studs, southwestern jewelry, saguaro arizona gold brass
ElisabethSpace
$50.00 USD
green earrings, emerald green gemstone jewelry, green quartz  bridesmaid jewelry, gift for wife girlfriend
green earrings, emerald green gemstone jewelry, green quartz bridesmaid jewelry, gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$36.00 USD
Eye Jewelry, Ear jackets, Evil Eye Earrings, sterling silver eye jewelry, ear cuff
Eye Jewelry, Ear jackets, Evil Eye Earrings, sterling silver eye jewelry, ear cuff
ElisabethSpace
$94.00 USD
emerald earrings, long green post earrings, gold emerald posts
emerald earrings, long green post earrings, gold emerald posts
ElisabethSpace
$88.00 USD
constellation gold star earrings, galaxy brass jewelry statement earrings, round gold minimal gift for girlfriend
constellation gold star earrings, galaxy brass jewelry statement earrings, round gold minimal gift for girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$30.00 USD

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