AeressDesigns

Nature Inspired Metal and Gemstone Jewelry

Fredonia, New York | 7 Sales

AeressDesigns

Nature Inspired Metal and Gemstone Jewelry

Fredonia, New York 7 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Get Lost in Nature and Find Yourself, Jewelry Design Collection.
In my shop you will find metal stamped designs, wire wrapped gemstones and beach glass, and strung jewelry. Each design is connected to the earth through colors, textures, and materials.

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Last updated on Mar 6, 2017

Get Lost in Nature and Find Yourself, Jewelry Design Collection.
In my shop you will find metal stamped designs, wire wrapped gemstones and beach glass, and strung jewelry. Each design is connected to the earth through colors, textures, and materials.

Karen T

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Karen T

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Designs formed by Nature, Formed with Spirit, to be Treasured by You

Get Lost in a Nature and Find Yourself
Karen A Taverna, Aeress Designs

I have a horrible sense of direction. Telling me to go north or west, assumes that I understand that I'm currently driving in a direction. Instead, I can tell you what landmarks to look for. It's a connection to a place, to a time, and to a person that I relate to, but put me in nature and I'm never lost because nature is inside me. And so began my latest design collection. A play on words, rooted in my love of trees, dirt, and flowers.

I bang on metal and light metal on fire, seems like an overly simplified view of my work, but in many ways it is completely accurate. I also, simply string beads. A customer, after looking over my designs, declared, "You just string beads." Yes, sometimes I thoroughly enjoy stringing colorful parts of nature on string and calling them a necklace. I'm actually quite content with this statement, because as a creative person, I see color, shape, texture, and beauty in so many ways. So, yes, sometimes I just string beads.

Current Techniques and Skills

Wire Wrapped Designs- The process of turning, twisting, and combing copper and silver wire into designs and shapes using gemstones, beach glass, and Czech glass beads. Wire weaving is similar to string weaving, in terms of design concept, and planning. Using these two techniques, endless possibilities for style and creation are possible.

Copper Enameled Designs- This process involves heating fine grit glass into fun and wearable art. I use a torch for this process. Each layer of glass is fused onto the copper, with cleaning, and preparation, between the creation process.

Bead Stringing- Bead stringing can be as simple or as intricate as you make it. Choosing beads, color, texture, size, and meaning makes each piece truly unique.

Hammered, Stamped Metal Designs- Creating copper and silver designs using metal stamping, embossing, and hammered techniques takes precision, and careful attention to spacing. Learning to use the hammer to apply to right pressure and force takes time, as well as an understanding of how metal reacts to being hammered. Through a process of firing the metal to soften it, known as annealing, to work hardening to create a more solid and stable piece, metal working is a loud and delicate process.

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 27, 2017
Welcome Jewelry Lovers! My designs reflect my love of nature, fun and whimsy, and joy of discovery. I enjoy repurposing no longer loved jewelry into new designs.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want to offer the best service possible. If you have a concern, or question about your item, please contact me so we can resolve the issue satisfactorily.

I will refund the cost of purchase minus return shipping if we are unable to come to a
Payment
I accept PayPal and major credit cards.

Payments should be made at time of purchase.

I strive to provide excellent customer service. I will work with you, within reason, to meet your needs.
Shipping
I ship usps within 2 business days whenever possible. I will do my best to ship as cheaply, and quickly as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are always appreciated. Please convo me to discuss this option.