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Hi there and thank you for stopping into my bit of bandwidth on Etsy.

You will find designs and jewelry pieces that touch the spirit of those with an appreciation for the lifestyle and old world adornments of the vintage eras. Influenced by my utmost respect for the brilliant and skilled craftmanship of vintage watch movements, master artisans of yesteryear hand created these intricate and facinating little worlds of synchronicity and artistic beauty. To be able to repurpose them and allow these mini landscapes of art find new life in today's times gives me tremendous pleasure.

Most of my designs feature the styles and manufacturers of fine watch pieces from the mid to late 1800's and into the early 1940's. I try most often to preserve the integrity of the focal movement and will only utilize pieces that can no longer…

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  • Joined November 14, 2006

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Precious Metals, Vintage Watch Movements, Vintage Findings, Fiber Arts, Fine Art Photography, Antiques

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About

Hi there and thank you for stopping into my bit of bandwidth on Etsy.

You will find designs and jewelry pieces that touch the spirit of those with an appreciation for the lifestyle and old world adornments of the vintage eras. Influenced by my utmost respect for the brilliant and skilled craftmanship of vintage watch movements, master artisans of yesteryear hand created these intricate and facinating little worlds of synchronicity and artistic beauty. To be able to repurpose them and allow these mini landscapes of art find new life in today's times gives me tremendous pleasure.

Most of my designs feature the styles and manufacturers of fine watch pieces from the mid to late 1800's and into the early 1940's. I try most often to preserve the integrity of the focal movement and will only utilize pieces that can no longer serve their original purpose.

I work hard to ensure the visual integrity of the vintage pieces being used. In many cases, such as many of our cufflinks, rings and necklaces, etc., our products are professionally soldered for pieces that are of the highest quality. In many situations solder is not appropriate for bonding either due to the fact that solder is not suitable for the particular materials being bonded, or due to the potential that the high heat required for a successful solder bond may discolor metals and degrade the physical properties of many of these sensitive and often antique components. In those cases an industrial bonding agent is used which is clear, incredibly durable, impact tolerant and will not adversely affect these components being utilized. Although at times this may be visible in discrete portions of a particular piece, it is clear and presents a very low or often invisible visual profile, resulting in a finished product that is both hand made and visually stunning.

My designs have been displayed in several galleries, as well as upscale and trendy-funky boutiques throughout the Sates and abroad. Currently featured in many high profile fashion magazines in their Steampunk and Industrial spread and have made the COVER of Auxilary Magazine with several other pieces. My work will be featured in a many other Fashion and Culture magazines in the next few months all making cover pages and shown within their featured articles on Industrial and Steampunk jewelry and fashion designs.

I am really touched by the many requests for new commissions and I remain indebted to a loyal and ever-growing following of private clients both here and abroad.

I have been recently blessed to be comissioned for some large new projects that are sure to receive much media attention and I will be devoting more time to these endeavors as they progress. Please don't be shy - feel free to write if there is something on your mind or if you have any questions.

NEW TO THE SHOP - COLLABORATIVE WORK:

I am proud to announce my partnership with fellow artist, Teresa Stanton, of 1/2 Street Studios. We have been long time, tight friends for many years and have always wanted to collaborate on some projects together. We found our niche by combining multiple talents and merging our efforts to bring you the ultimate, newly conceptualized textile art, wearable wrist cuffs with emphasis on focus. We have a unified vision and understand each other well enough to embark and feed off each other in a way that delivers something completely unique and ORIGINAL that will be the talk of much fashion trend watchers.

Teresa is a professional, a trained mixed media, textile artist I met over 10 years ago while in fiber and textile arts myself and we bonded immediately. She has been a winner in many juried shows and published in all the artsy magazines, including Belle Amoire and many others. I am honored to work with her - she is not only a mentor incredible friend to me, she is a Lady of the highest degree and truly uber talented. We expect this to launch to be the first of many wearables that will have you drooling with the "need to have". Unique concepts that incorporate all the elements of our combined talents. It will be fantastic and blow open the door for those into the Steampunk, Industrial, Gothic and Alternative lifestyles.

We welcome Custom Orders and if you see something thats sold out or if you want changes ade from a style being offered, please write. Each creation is truly a one of a kind and no two will ever be identical. We'll do our best to make you one happy customer, wearing accessories that have people talking about you. Just drop a line and we will surely be able to accomodate - wholesalers and boutiques, galleries are equally welcomed.

I love you Tbird and so happy to call you my "sister, dressed in our biker leathers" and ready to kick ass, leaving dust behind us no matter what....*wink*

edmdesigns Textile Cuffs, Jewelry and Men's Accessories are worn by celebrities such as Piers Morgan, Malin Akerman, Courtney Love and Howie Mandel. To view a photo of Howie Mandel wearing one of our necklace designs, please click the link below:

http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.223512173.jpg

To view the listing for this necklace, select the following link:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69162303

edmdesigns is honored to have been featured in the book, "STEAMPUNK STYLE JEWELRY", by Jean Campbell (check out Amazon for an awesome preview). We are even more excited to learn that it is the current NUMBER ONE SELLING book on crafting and jewelry!

Please take a moment to view some images of our pieces that were selected back in 2008 and have been featured on the Contents pages and interior pages of this exquisite publication:

Silver Watch Parts Dangles Bracelet (book cover in inset):
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.125952717.jpg

Brass and Copper Steampunk Propeller Cuff Bracelet:
http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.125936742.jpg

Antique Gold Pocket Watch and Victorian Button Necklace:
http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.125958179.jpg

We are also pleased to have been featured in a number of jewelry and fashion magazines, including, but certainly not limited to, the March, 2011 issue of Jewelry Artist; the Spring/Summer, 2010 issue of Toni & Guy; issue of the June, 2010 issue of La Vie Est Belle; the Spring/Summer, 2010 Middle Eastern and Worldwide issues of Fairmont luxury lifestyle magazine; the May, 2010 issue of Viva La Moda; the March, 2010 issue of Wolfram; the November 19th issue of Time Out New York; August, 2009 issue of Positive as well as the COVER and interior of the February, 2009 issue of Auxiliary;

Jewelry Artist - March 2011 - edmdesigns Hamilton Pinstripe Ring and Silver Dangles Bracelet (magazine cover in inset):
http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.224657131.jpg

Toni & Guy - Spring/Summer 2010 - March 2011 - edmdesigns Butterfly Cuff Bracelet and Celestial Pocket Watch Necklace (magazine cover in inset):
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.189030161.jpg

La Vie Est Belle - June 2010 - 1/2 Street Studio and edmdesigns Wearable Art Textile and Mixed Media Fashion Cuffs (magazine cover in inset):
http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.151851322.jpg

Fairmont Magazine - Spring/Summer 2010 (Reaching millions of luxury clients worldwide) - edmdesigns Petite Oval Cufflinks (magazine cover in inset):
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.155664085.jpg

Viva La Moda - May 2010 - edmdesigns Butterfly Cuff Bracelet (magazine cover on opposing page):
http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.148576472.jpg

Wolfram - March 2010 - edmdesigns Necklace, Ring and Bracelet (magazine cover in inset):
http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.125957220.jpg

Time Out New York - November 2009 - edmdesigns Industrial Nihilist Post Apocolypse Cuff Bracelet:
http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.107900183.jpg

Positive - August 2009 - edmdesigns Hamilton Cufflinks:
http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.126350248.jpg

Auxiliary - February 2009 - edmdesigns Watch Part Ring, Leaf Necklace and Pocket Watch Cuff Bracelet:
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.148814861.jpg
http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.123031316.jpg

As always, edmdesigns strives to stay ahead of the curve and we are honored to be included in several upcoming publications which we will share as soon as they hit the stands...

Thank you all for your continued trust in my work.

Ricky
edmdesigns

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