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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
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
5 Golden Rings, gold stacking rings, 14k gold filled skinny rings, thin gold ring, gift for wife girlfriend
5 Golden Rings, gold stacking rings, 14k gold filled skinny rings, thin gold ring, gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$58.00 USD
lapis earrings, sterling silver lapis jewelry, small silver studs, stamped silver post earrings, boho jewelry
lapis earrings, sterling silver lapis jewelry, small silver studs, stamped silver post earrings, boho jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$45.00 USD
lapis earrings, small blue stone stud earrings, sterling silver drop posts,
lapis earrings, small blue stone stud earrings, sterling silver drop posts,
ElisabethSpace
$40.00 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
Turquoise earrings, sterling silver studs, stamped silver jewelry, southwestern light blue stone earrings,
Turquoise earrings, sterling silver studs, stamped silver jewelry, southwestern light blue stone earrings,
ElisabethSpace
$60.00 USD
Garnet earrings, sterling silver studs, red stone earrings, petite everyday post earrings, modern minimalist jewelry, gift for wife
Garnet earrings, sterling silver studs, red stone earrings, petite everyday post earrings, modern minimalist jewelry, gift for wife
ElisabethSpace
$45.00 USD
White stone earrings, druzy agate sterling silver earrings jewelry teardrop, bridal earrings, wedding earrings
White stone earrings, druzy agate sterling silver earrings jewelry teardrop, bridal earrings, wedding earrings
ElisabethSpace
$30.00 USD
Silver Earrings, Sterling Silver Crescent Moon Hoops, Arc Earrings, Teardrop Hoop
Silver Earrings, Sterling Silver Crescent Moon Hoops, Arc Earrings, Teardrop Hoop
ElisabethSpace
$40.00 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
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
Silver Ring, sterling silver snake ring dragon ring dragonscale, Khaleesi ring
Silver Ring, sterling silver snake ring dragon ring dragonscale, Khaleesi ring
ElisabethSpace
$38.00 USD
Mermaid Necklace, sterling silver long statement necklace, blue stone kyanite, etched sea ocean water jewelry gift wife
Mermaid Necklace, sterling silver long statement necklace, blue stone kyanite, etched sea ocean water jewelry gift wife
ElisabethSpace
$270.00 USD
Sterling silver stacking rings, faceted band set of 3, sparkle rings, thin silver ring trio, skinny ring
Sterling silver stacking rings, faceted band set of 3, sparkle rings, thin silver ring trio, skinny ring
ElisabethSpace
$36.00 USD
faceted gold ring, gold filled stacking rings, set of 3, sparkle rings, thin gold ring trio, skinny ring gift for wife girlfriend
faceted gold ring, gold filled stacking rings, set of 3, sparkle rings, thin gold ring trio, skinny ring gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$40.00 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
Gold teardrop earrings, 14k gold filled earrings, large hoop modern minimalist stud posts gift for wife girlfriend
Gold teardrop earrings, 14k gold filled earrings, large hoop modern minimalist stud posts gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$56.00 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
Opal Ring, sterling silver triple stone ring, blue jewelry, hand carved lost wax, prong set multistone big statement natural
Opal Ring, sterling silver triple stone ring, blue jewelry, hand carved lost wax, prong set multistone big statement natural
ElisabethSpace
$215.00 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
Silver earrings, feather earrings sterling silver earrings, long silver jewelry, nature jewelry earth day recycled silver
Silver earrings, feather earrings sterling silver earrings, long silver jewelry, nature jewelry earth day recycled silver
ElisabethSpace
$42.00 USD
silver stud earrings, sterling silver recycled jewelry, minimalist earrings  stone pebbles, eco friendly
silver stud earrings, sterling silver recycled jewelry, minimalist earrings stone pebbles, eco friendly
ElisabethSpace
$40.00 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
Turquoise Ring, Sterling Silver big ring, statement jewelry, size 9
Turquoise Ring, Sterling Silver big ring, statement jewelry, size 9
ElisabethSpace
$170.00 USD
Sterling Silver Studs, Silver Earrings, cast crystal point herkimer diamond, minimalist modern gift for wife girlfriend
Sterling Silver Studs, Silver Earrings, cast crystal point herkimer diamond, minimalist modern gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$50.00 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
$32.00 USD
sterling silver hoop earrings, silver hoops, medium .925 minimalist earrings
sterling silver hoop earrings, silver hoops, medium .925 minimalist earrings
ElisabethSpace
$24.00 USD
crystal quartz earrings, sterling silver sparkle drop dangle, bridal bridesmaid wedding jewelry
crystal quartz earrings, sterling silver sparkle drop dangle, bridal bridesmaid wedding jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$40.00 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
Silver bar earrings, sterling silver stick earrings, long silver jewelry, rustic minimalist earrings
Silver bar earrings, sterling silver stick earrings, long silver jewelry, rustic minimalist earrings
ElisabethSpace
$42.00 USD
Cat Ring, sterling silver ring, silver cat ring, brass gold cat ring, kitty stacking ring
Cat Ring, sterling silver ring, silver cat ring, brass gold cat ring, kitty stacking ring
ElisabethSpace
$28.00 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
heart earrings, sterling silver earrings, heart studs, gift for girlfriend wife mom, artisan jewelry
heart earrings, sterling silver earrings, heart studs, gift for girlfriend wife mom, artisan jewelry
ElisabethSpace
$30.00 USD
Ring Sizer, Multisizer, free shipping to US
Ring Sizer, Multisizer, free shipping to US
ElisabethSpace
$1.75 USD
Witch broom broomstick necklace, wiccan besom pagan jewelry, sterling silver artisan metalwork
Witch broom broomstick necklace, wiccan besom pagan jewelry, sterling silver artisan metalwork
ElisabethSpace
$60.00 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
Turquoise Ring, large stone ring, turquoise light blue sterling silver statement ring
Turquoise Ring, large stone ring, turquoise light blue sterling silver statement ring
ElisabethSpace
$142.00 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
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
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
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
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
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
Silver Rings, sterling silver stacking rings, skinny rings,  bead twist wire, thin silver band, gift for wife girlfriend
Silver Rings, sterling silver stacking rings, skinny rings, bead twist wire, thin silver band, gift for wife girlfriend
ElisabethSpace
$45.00 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
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
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
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
Cat Earrings, Sterling Silver Kitty stud jewelry, Bastet Egyptian goddess
Cat Earrings, Sterling Silver Kitty stud jewelry, Bastet Egyptian goddess
ElisabethSpace
$50.00 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
Turquoise Ring, small sterling silver ring, turquoise stacking ring,  thin silver band, blue turquoise jewelry, beaded band, girlfriend wife
Turquoise Ring, small sterling silver ring, turquoise stacking ring, thin silver band, blue turquoise jewelry, beaded band, girlfriend wife
ElisabethSpace
$40.00 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

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