gingerdollstudio

distinctive contemporary jewellery

Melbourne, Victoria · 5 Sales

Jayne Traeger-Bliss

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Jayne Traeger-Bliss

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Distinctive, contemporary jewellery with a twist.

I am Jayne Traeger-Bliss from Melbourne, Australia.

I make distinctive contemporary jewellery using mainly metal and polymer clay, with occasional guest appearances by resin, textiles and other materials. My work is bold and often a little quirky.

My jewellery makes a statement, and creates interest. The combination of patterns, textures and colours evokes the raw beauty of the natural world. Like nature, it is striking and timeless, sometimes delicate, at other times forceful.

Each piece is made to order with great care and attention to detail, using superior materials, to last and be treasured for many years.

So, how did this all begin?

I have always made things and enjoyed both the creative process and mastering technical skills. I began sewing at a young age, which became a serious hobby by my teens, and have dabbled in many arts and crafts. I tried jewellery making, and knew from early on that this would be another serious pursuit. I need to always be creating – it is an innate passion, and gives me endless pleasure.

I began experimenting with metal about 5 years ago to broaden the scope and possibilities of my work. I wanted to lift the constraints of working with pre made components to allow myself more opportunity for self expression. Metal lends itself beautifully to texture and form, and there are interesting colour possibilities using metal’s natural ageing properties, or patinas. Although I love the natural and subtle colours of metal, I often find myself drawn to more vibrant colour. This led me to polymer clay around one year later. Polymer clay provides endless possibilities with regard to colour and texture, and combines beautifully with metal. I had found my winning combination

Each piece of my jewellery is a small, portable artwork - a treasure to be valued over time rather than a disposable fashion item. Each item is intended to be a pleasure. A pleasure to wear, a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to talk about. It will attract interest and be the starting point of conversations. A way to connect with people around you. I have all of this in mind throughout the design process and making of each piece.

I am grateful each and every day, for I most certainly have one of the best jobs in the world! I will be doing this for as long as I am able, experimenting, developing new techniques and growing my technical skill while crafting gorgeous jewellery.

I am also incredibly grateful for the emotional support and encouragement of my wonderful husband and kids, which allows me to pursue this work that I love so much. I am fortunate to have them in my life. In addition, my husband helps out with the admin and is the tech guru of gingerdoll studio. He is a gem.
If you would like to find out more visit my website gingerdollstudio.com.au
Be sure to check out the gallery while you are there.

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    I'm Jayne, and my passion is creating jewellery. I am a mum, wife, keen cook, lover of champagne and a craft-mad collector of supplies. I am inspired by the natural world, textures, patterns and colour.

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Last updated on 12 February, 2015
Hi! Welcome to gingerdoll studio.

Distinctive contemporary jewellery (jewelry) with a twist, handmade in Melbourne, Australia by Jayne Traeger-Bliss.

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I design and make each piece of jewellery myself, in my home studio in Melbourne, Australia. I use mainly polymer clay and non-precious metals, with the occasional guest appearance by resin, felt, japanese paper and pretty much any other material which delights my senses.
Website: http://www.gingerdollstudio.com.au
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gingerdollstudio
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Most items in my store are custom-made to order. Please allow up to 5 working days from order to shipping. If you need a faster turn-around time, please convo me and I will do my best to work something out for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be completely happy with your order, so I offer a 10 day full refund for return policy (excludes custom orders and earrings). If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me within 10 days of receiving it. Once you have contacted me, please package the item carefully and return. Return postage is your responsibility. Once you have safely returned the item in its original condition, I will process your refund, less any postage charges.
Payment
Payment is accepted through PayPal + Etsy Direct Checkout (which allows you to use your debit or credit card, and Etsy gift vouchers).

Need help completing your order? Please read this - https://www.etsy.com/au/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result
Shipping
Orders are shipped to your Etsy address - please ensure it is current.

Items are all made-to-order. They will be made and shipped within 5 days of purchase.

TRACKING IS NOT INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER. Australia Post does not include tracking as standard. If you would like to upgrade to shipping with tracking, please let me know.

Items are shipped in a sturdy, slim-line cardboard box, and gift-wrapped. This flat-packing method saves considerable shipping costs. Larger items are placed in a larger cardboard gift box and gift wrapped.

International Customers Please Note - I am shipping from Australia. Packages to the rest of the world may take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive - though packages to the US usually arrive within the week.

If your package does not turn up within the expected timeframe, please contact me and I will do my best to rectify the situation! **However, please be aware that I don't consider a parcel 'lost' in the post until it has been a full 30 days from the date of shipping, and I will not replace an item sooner than this.**

I do not accept responsibility for any Customs issues, payments or refusals. If you are concerned about your country's Customs laws, please investigate before purchase. If a package is returned to me from Customs in the original condition, I will refund you the purchase price.
Additional policies and FAQs
Polymer clay is very durable, however please take reasonable care as rough treatment may result in damage. Do not expose to heat (car dashboard, boiling water) as this may disfigure the shape of the piece. It may be cleaned with a damp cloth. Please keep it away from harsh cleaning agents, and try to do your perfume, hairspray, sunscreen and such before you put it on. Be kind to your piece, and it will be with you forever!

Slight irregularities in shape and colour are a feature of handmade products. Also, I make each item when it is ordered, so the item you receive will not be the one pictured. It will be as similar as it is possible for me to make it, and it will be difficult to tell it apart from the one in the photo : ). So much nicer than mass produced, machine-made products, don’t you think?