ferosferio

Unique artisan jewelry with a distinct personality

Montreal, Quebec | 828 Sales

ferosferio

Unique artisan jewelry with a distinct personality

Montreal, Quebec 828 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Moragh Chisholm

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Moragh Chisholm

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About

Rough and refined handmade jewelry inspired by the past

Feros Ferio Jewelry is a line of unique handmade jewelry, designed by Moragh Chisholm in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

My pieces are created in bronze and sterling silver using the lost wax technique. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form, dating from the 3rd millennium bc, in which a molten metal (bronze or silver, in my case) is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model. Once the mold is made, the wax model is melted and drained away and the metal is introduced.

I create all the wax models and take them to be cast at a local, independent casting studio just down the street (lucky me!) from my small home studio. I receive the castings in their rough state and clean them up by filing and polishing.

My influences are varied. I am an Art History major, and I absolutely love historical styles - from Etruscan, Greek and Roman, to Celtic, Viking and Medieval. I also love ethnic jewelry from Africa, India and the Middle East. Anything that is, or was made with very little in the way of technology fascinates me.

So, what does Feros Ferio mean?

It is the motto of Clan Chisholm (a clan from the wild Highlands of Scotland, of which I am a bastard descendant). It is translated as “I am fierce with the fierce” - a savage battle cry, maybe. But I like to interpret it to mean that, sure, I can be fierce with the fierce, but mostly I’m really nice with the really nice!

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  • Moragh Chisholm

    Owner, Designer, Maker

  • Little Joe

    Customer Service

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Last updated on 19 Apr, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders and personalized items (i.e. initial jewelry) take between 1 to 2 weeks to fabricate.

Sizing details

Due to elevated costs (time and shipping) I have decided to not resize rings. So please be certain of the ring size you would like.

Care instructions

Sterling silver jewelry can be cleaned with a jewelry polishing cloth.

Bronze items are coated with a jewelry lacquer. They should be cleaned with mild soap and water. Abrasives risk damaging the finish.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are gift wrapped. If you are sending your order as a gift and would like a gift card included, let me know in the note to seller box at checkout, where you can also include the message you would like.

Wholesale availability

I welcome wholesale orders. Contact me for more info.