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Carol J Grand-Cowan
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My Bio
A few years ago I started buying small stones and minerals to make some unusual jewelry for myself, but I soon found I had more than I could wear in a lifetime. (It also ignited a passion for collecting rock and mineral specimens for display.) I realized that if I wanted to continue creating my jewelry I would have to find something else to do with it. So I created 'Healing Fashion' (metaphysical healing stone jewelry) and began selling at a few scifi conventions (one of my other passions).

It still wasn't enough to satisfy my need to create. That's when a friend suggested opening a shop on Etsy. So on December 30th 2007 I opened 'The Grand Design'
(The name is not an ego trip, Grand is my maiden name;)

Lately I've discovered a new obsession, Steampunk Jewelry. I was inspired to make some for myself but, again, I just didn't know when to stop. I've had so much fun with it that it has taken over a large part of my shop.
I've now opened a second shop on ArtFire. Please check it out.

Current Residence: Ontario, Canada
Favourite photographer: Yousuf Karsh
Favourite style of art: Fantasy
Personal Quote: Dogs have owners, cats have staff

Favourite Movies
Galaxy Quest
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Abney Park
Other Interests
SciFi, Steampunk, Goth
I'm having a huge After Christmas Sale in both my etsy and artfire shops. From now till January 9th every item in both shops are marked 20% off. Now's the time to buy that special item you wanted for Christmas but just didn't get. Or find something unique and unusual to spend some of your Christmas money on. I'll be adding new items throughout the sale so check back often.
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Everything in my etsy shop is marked down from now till Monday November 30th. Check it out for some great deals. http://www.etsy.com/shop/cjgrand
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Save 10% off all items in my ArtFire shop from now till Dec. 8th. Don't wait, only one month to shop for Christmas. Order early to make sure your order reaches you before Dec 24th. https://www.artfire.com/users/cjgrand
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Thanks for the fav :D
Hi! I was wondering if you do any trades...

I do things with clay.. I don't have any pictures up, but if you would like to trade, I will make you anything I am able to make.
just saw your piece "pirate necklace" wondering if it was for sale and how much for
what other gemstones do you have??? your 'Healing Fashion' is awesome
I have more in my etsy and artfire shops, I added links below, and I'll be listing some more pieces soon.


Loving the pocketwatch piece!
your jewellery designs really are some of the most gorgeous, especially the steampunk ones I just wish I could have them all! :+devwatch: