WearTheMusic

Handcrafted Jewelry & Art featuring Sound Wave Imprints

Dickinson, Texas
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Announcement    ::: Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Art featuring Sound Wave Imprints :::
::: Artist Education, Tools, & Supplies :::
::: Opened for sales January 2016 :::

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Last updated on Dec 1, 2020

::: Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Art featuring Sound Wave Imprints :::
::: Artist Education, Tools, & Supplies :::
::: Opened for sales January 2016 :::

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About WearTheMusic

Sales 1,397
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I am woman, hear me roar. Wait... WEAR me roar! ;)

I was listening to a presentation I had created for a client's business. I was a fan of a particular musical artist. I wanted to give back to the fans, and bam!, a brilliant idea came to me: make jewelry with the sound waves I see on my screen. Ok, so that's the short version...

I then had to figure out how to make jewelry. Yep, that's right, I had never made a piece of jewelry in my life (save for the gum wrapper bracelets and necklaces I made in my youth).

I knowwwww, right? Cray!

Ok, so I found metal clay and screamed aloud (I do that often; poor electronic equipment in my office and poor dog [get ready for his name: iPawd]) "I can do that! I can! I can!"

*tap tap tap*

::: pops popcorn :::

wait for it.........

I had to buy a ............... KILN.

Wait, what? A KILN?

If you guessed I'd never used a kiln before, you'd guess right.

I knowwwww, right? Cray!

Okay, so I bought the darn kiln, bought some metal clay, bought some basic tools, designed some pieces of jewelry in Photoshop, had rubber stamps made to make the pieces, and built a web site with HTML and PayPal.

Oh, you should've seen me learn how to use all these things. Just imagine a Dork Woman (I run into everything and say & do the dorkiest things!) trying to make a strip out of clay and attaching to the back of a rectangle clay piece. Or trying to cut a darned rectangle without a guide. Believe me, there was nothing that was a pretty sight. Nothing.

I opened three months later.

I knowwwww, right? Cray!

I made several sales immediately and got tons (really!) of love over my jewelry. I was so excited.

And scared.

I had no idea what I was doing.

But I persevered and just kept doing.

And pretended I actually knew what I was doing.

I got my first custom design commission, was a nervous wreck, and wanted to close my shop because I just knew everyone would discover that I was no artist[e] at all - just a seriously cray delusional woman. But...

I just acted like I knew what I was doing.

I knowwwww, right? Cray!

Fast forward and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds (ok, so probably thousands) of hours later, I learned how to use my kiln and work with almost every type and brand of metal clay out there.
I bought countless tools, organized my office differently, became comfortable calling my office my studio, calling one of my desks my bench, and most important, calling myself an artist[e].
I perfected a new method of creating with metal clay and wrote, edited, and produced a three hour instructional video guide to teach the method (and created The Coolest video trailer to promote it), moved from Twitter to Facebook, and tested & documented a new company's version of metal clay...
Oh, and read (hmmm, consumed eagerly would be more like it) everything I could from fellow artists, both struggling and revered.
I learned to sell on Amazon, eBay, and struggled with creating a brand new WordPress website for almost an entire year.
I just DID. Because I'm just like that.

In between all that, I mothered young men from all over my city because they discovered I could help them with mental health issues, dealt with continuing family crises, made new friends, loved new friends and my family ferociously, read a lot, listened to lots of music, visited WalMart way too often, built stuff (DIYer at work), fell off a ladder re-painting my ceiling, and...

Laughed and Cried. A Lot.

In the end, I discovered...

I'm more than a businesswoman. More than an artist[e]. More than a mama, wife, daughter...

I am WOMAN, WEAR me roar!

(and I can do anything I set my mind to do!)

I knowwwww, right? Cray!

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  • Paula Long

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Woman. Lover of music. Mama to many. Business Owner. Artist[e]. DIYer. Goofball. Dork. And Laugher.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
There's really a long story I wanted to put here, but instead of boring you with that, please let me tell you that I am honored you are here taking a look at my jewelry offerings. They are made with love that's been on one incredible journey.

I love music. Always have. From the time my grandma placed me next to her on the piano bench and belted out Chopin (yep, she belted it out!) to now, I've surrounded myself with the sounds that take me to the good and safe place in my soul.

Wear the Music's specialty is taking the sound waves from audio and imprinting them into metal. It's not an easy process, nor is it a short one; however, owners of my jewelry tell me that they can feel the LOVE I put into each piece.

There's a story in every piece I make.

I know there's a story in you. Share it with me. And then wear it. It'll be good for your soul. :)

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Artist Education, Tools, & Supplies

I offer a range of goodies for the artist, from educational videos to tools for several electronic cutting machines, and even metal clay.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

I'd just take Love, but that won't pay the bills. So, in lieu of Love, please pay for your purchases with your favorite credit card, PayPal, US Postal Money Order, or...

If you prefer to send a check, I'll take that, too (drawn on US banks only). Just because it's the right thing to do, I'll let my bank clear your check before I begin work on your jewelry or art or ship your artist goodies.

Texas residents pay 8.25% sales tax (yes, even on the shipping - it's required by law).

For Custom Designs : Please read all the information on the listing prior to making your Custom Design purchase.

Shipping

Please allow approximately 2 weeks for me to create your piece. For custom pieces, work begins after we agree on the design and its specifics.

If you neeeeeeeed your order faster, please let me know when you check out. I will try very hard to get your piece to you by the date you require, and if I feel that's not do-able, I'll let you know right away, and we'll see what we can work out. Fair?

I ship all US jewelry/art orders with insurance and tracking.

International orders are shipped with insurance and delivery confirmation, and my liability for your jewelry ends when I hand it over to the post office. It's out of my hands at that point, and whatever happens, I have no control over it. Customs, duties, and/or any other fees are the buyer's responsibility.


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Artist Education, Tools, & Supplies

I ship same business day to 2 business days, First Class with tracking. International orders are welcome, too, and will ship First Class with delivery confirmation. Upgraded shipping options are available, but I still need up to 2 days handling time before your order ships.

International orders are shipped with delivery confirmation, and my liability for your package ends when I hand it over to the post office. It's out of my hands at that point, and whatever happens, I have no control over it. Customs, duties, and/or any other fees are the buyer's responsibility.

Sometimes, shipping will cost more than what's calculated (for example, if you purchase more than one set of the metal clay sampler pack). If that's the case, I'll contact you with the additional shipping costs.

Additional policies and FAQs

~ Custom Sound Wave Pieces ~

There's an almost limitless list of Sound Waves you and I can capture in metal, and the process is simple!

1) Email the audio you want converted into a sound wave to paula [!at] wearthemusic.co.
2) I will capture the sound wave and email the graphic to you so you may decide if you'd like to proceed. If you approve the sound wave, you will move on to the next step.
3) Order the Custom Design Fee and the Custom piece of jewelry and/or art you would like the Sound Wave imprinted into.
4) I will take the captured and approved sound wave artwork and create the jewelry and/or art you selected.
5) I will email the final piece's artwork to you for approval. Upon approval, I will make and ship your order to you.

Please allow up to 3 weeks for a Custom Design to be ready for shipment.

Custom Jewelry/Art Ideas:
~ your child's voice sound wave (imagine wearing "I love you mommy")
~ a proposal sound wave ("will you marry me?")
~ an entire song sound wave
~ your child's artwork
~ all your children's or grandchildren's handprints and/or footprints

~ Musicians who want to offer unique pieces to their fans or family
~ Schools who want their mascot or another design for fundraisers
~ Wedding Parties
~ Employee gifts (especially good for the music or film industry!)

Inquire for discounts if wanting multiple pieces of the same design.

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