Thank you for checking out my work. People like you feed starving artists, so really - THANK YOU.
Each piece listed here is hand fabricated, one-at-a-time, and therefore one-of-a-kind. My goal is to maintain that delicate balance between fine workmanship and the unique character you can only find in true artisan jewelry. I shamelessly stalk independent lapidary artisans all over the globe and spend most of my income collecting fair trade, ethically mined, hand-cut stones. I'm also mindful about using recycled/upcycled green metals when possible, so most of my pieces fall into the 'shop small' category from start to finish.
A bit about me... I first began tinkering with jewelry design in 2010. I started on one tiny office desk and eventually developed a full-on addiction that led to a total garage studio take-over -- condolences to the hubs. Over the years I've peddled my wares in all the usual places: website, social media, local trunk shows & miscellaneous boutiques. I've been featured in a few galleries, and regularly donate to a select few local/global charities/not-for-profits that are near-and-dear to my heart. In 2014, the Dallas Observer gave a nod to my "wearable art" and honored me as one of their "10 Best Dallas-based Etsy Shops" - I still don't know which of my friends paid them off.
I have some congenital, hereditary spine issues which caused premature degeneration to begin in my mid-20s. To date I've had three major spine surgeries, two fusions and countless minimally-invasive procedures to manage chronic pain, frequent herniations, sciatica and permanent nerve damage throughout my whole spine. All that to say: I hurt, so I'm slow. Due to unpredictable limitations, new items are usually only available in limited quantities every few weeks. Lead times for custom orders are typically 6+ weeks, but please note customs are often closed. Huge apologies if you've been waiting a while for fresh stock - promise I'm always counting the moments until I can get back to the bench, it's my happy place.
Thanks again for looking, and please follow me on Instagram for a peak at new jewels in progress, promotions &/or sales, or just to make fun of my terrible social media skills.
Polly Simon || smithy
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