Rocki Adams' Profile

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Hi, I've been designing and creating since 2007 and am a self-taught metal artisan. You'll find a nice variety from casual to classy & classic to unique. I'm always creating and adding new pieces - in my head and at the bench! I also create my own jewelry findings, which are available for purchase in my busy Etsy findings shop since 2008: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RockisMetalwork

In a nutshell - proud mom, married to my best friend, bird nerd, nature lover, peaceful, simple, and colors outside the box. More about me, the artist behind the bench, see links below:

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/RockisArtisanMetalwork
Instagram: (nature adventure photography) https://instagram.com/rockiadams/
Studio Blog: http://www.handmadejewelryfindings.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rockismetalwork…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 30
  • Joined November 3, 2010

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RockisArtisanMetal
Handmade Jewelry - Artisan Earrings &...

About

Hi, I've been designing and creating since 2007 and am a self-taught metal artisan. You'll find a nice variety from casual to classy & classic to unique. I'm always creating and adding new pieces - in my head and at the bench! I also create my own jewelry findings, which are available for purchase in my busy Etsy findings shop since 2008: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RockisMetalwork

In a nutshell - proud mom, married to my best friend, bird nerd, nature lover, peaceful, simple, and colors outside the box. More about me, the artist behind the bench, see links below:

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/RockisArtisanMetalwork
Instagram: (nature adventure photography) https://instagram.com/rockiadams/
Studio Blog: http://www.handmadejewelryfindings.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rockismetalwork

Shop Policies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RockisArtisanMetal/policy

►FAQ & Not So FAQ:

Q. Is your metalwork all handmade?
A. Yes, 100% by my hands alone. I'm a self-taught artist that creates everything by hand.

Q. Do you have employees or have other means of help?
A. No, I own and operate my business entirely by myself. I create all of my own metalwork from design to completion, package and ship, answer emails/convo's and maintain business spreadsheets and social websites. In other words... no manufacturers, no robots and no one behind the curtain but myself.

Q. Your Policies state that your shipping time frame varies, why is that?
A. With the high volume of orders I receive via here and in other venues, it pretty much keeps me on my toes (I'm looking into ballerina slippers - or a clone). I also have medical issues with my hands and right arm that I have to work around. I truly value the integrity of each piece I create and do not rush through my work.

Q. Why are the prices different from last time I purchased?
The metal market fluctuates daily and over the past several months, it has climbed substantially. Each time I purchase my metal, I also have to re-evaluate my pricing and make appropriate changes.

Q. Hey Rocki, is it true that Bullwinkle can pull a rabbit out of his hat?
A. Yes. I've watched him do it many times and the rabbit is getting rather annoyed with it ;)

Q. Do you work evenings and weekends?
A. No, like everyone else I need time away from work. However, I will answer messages as soon as I'm available to. Life is too precious to work 24/7 so my weekends and evenings are spent with my very patient hubby.

Q. Why do you charge sales tax for Arizona Residents?
A. As a business owner I have legal responsibilities and one of them is having to collect and pay my local sales taxes.

Q. Do you have an actual studio?
A. Thankfully, yes! I started out in the garage, then Mark helped me remodel a spare room into my own studio! I don't know who was happier - me, I got my own studio or Mark, he got his garage back!

Q. I have more questions, can I convo/email you?
A. Absolutely! I'm convo friendly and would be happy to answer any questions. I'm not always near my computer as I work long hours in my studio Monday-Thursday, but please know that I will answer your message as soon as I'm able to.

Q. Do you have any goals?
A. Definitely! Both life and work goals. My work goal is to expand my metalsmithing career! My life goals...well I have many :)

Q. Do you have a motto or favorite quote/saying?
A. Yes, I have several and this is my very own quote I've said for years:
Never give up - no matter if it is a goal to reach or one of many obstacles to overcome that life throws at you. With a positive attitude, strength, determination, faith, willpower and the love and support of family and friends, you will get through it - usually with a better outcome.

“Never Get So Busy Making a Living that You Forget to Make a Life” - Anonymous
"Let go or get dragged" - Lama Surya Das
"Don't Bite The Hook" - Pema Chodron
"Life is precious, enjoy each moment"
"Karma"
"Live, Laugh, Love"

these are all excellent words to live by
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Thank you kindly & have a happy day!
☼ Rocki

Handmade Jewelry Findings: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RockisMetalwork
Instagram for my nature adventure photography: https://instagram.com/rockiadams/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/RockisArtisanMetalwork
Studio Blog: http://www.handmadejewelryfindings.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rockismetalwork

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