Alaridesign

Fine Handcrafted Jewelry & Accessories - Made to Order.

Tehachapi, California | 58751 Sales

Alaridesign

Fine Handcrafted Jewelry & Accessories - Made to Order.

Tehachapi, California 58751 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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New at Alari Design! Los Angeles rings! Made with a real vintage LA transit token. Available in LA team colors, and other unique colors. This brass ring will not discolor your skin. #etsyfind #alari #riojeweler #losangeles #la #dogerfan ##lakersfan
Beautiful coins rings made with bronze 1941 1 Satang coins from the kingdom of Thailand. These unique rings my be purchased in 9 different colors.
My beautiful line of silver crown rings, offered in various colors fit for a queen, or princess. These affordable rings will add interest and versatility to your jewelry collection.
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About

Alari Jewelry - The Silver Smith meets the Mad Scientist!

I have always been a maker. From an early age I beaded, photographed, crocheted, designed, and planned. Now in my third career as a full-time jewelry artist I have found myself, peace, and joy.

I find myself drawn to organic forms, raw natural gemstones, fused and hammered metals, simple and complex. Perfection in the not so perfect. My most "finished" pieces of jewelry will always show marks from the hands that make it. Some of mankind's earliest pieces of art were beads and other forms of jewelry. I proudly join in this line of craftspeople that help themselves and others express their individuality through adornment.

In constructing jewelry I make use of four rather exotic techniques in my jewelry creation. Electroforming, Metal Fusing, Electrophoresis, and Sand Casting.

Electroforming , in the simplest terms, is the intricate process of controlling chemically a metal deposit (copper, silver, gold) onto a conductive surface whether it be an organic or inorganic material. This process is similar to plating...but is done over a much longer period of time - and can be anywhere from 4 - 48 hours. Basically a thick “skin” of metal is built up into a rigid surface. I used this technique to make bezels, rings, pendants, and to enhance or improve some of my forged or Sand Casted Components
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Metal fusing is the act of creating jewelry out of pure elements such as silver, copper, and gold. Using heat I literally melt the metal together. This eliminates the need for solder, and creates organic and flowing designs. I often use this technique to create bits and pieces for my cast or electroformed jewelry as well. I also make use of more traditional metalsmithing techniques as it is appropriate.

I sometimes use a positive form (cataphoresis) of Electrophoresis to adhere nano ceramic particles to my metal creations. This ceramic coating can be clear or in a wide range of colors. The color applied this way rivals glass enamel work, yet the metal retains the look, feel, and sound of metal. Stronger than metal, scratch resistant, and hypoallergenic my nano-ceramic coatings add some unique offerings to my jewelry lines.

Sand Casting dates back almost 5,000 years. Historically it has been used extensively to make jewelry, and other metal objects. It provides me a way to cast all types of metals in a way that fits with my organic, and natural style.

I pay attention to function as well as form - much of my jewelry seems rather simple in construction but much energy has been put into ensuring the piece “works,” earrings need to hang right, pendants need to lay right, and everything has to be durable.

I want you to be happy with your jewelry from the least expensive to the most complex. All jewelry has a life-time guarantee on workmanship.

Shop members

  • Michael

    Owner, Designer

    I have been studying art in one form or another since high school. After college I went into the professional world. I regretted it. I took advantage of some success to live my dream ... I hope you love my jewelry as much as I love making it!

  • Johnny

    Creator, Assistant, Designer

    Johnny is a silversmith, and designer. Johnny is right left hand man and makes most anything with a knot in it :) He loves all things Disney. and tells Mike that "I actually love my Job!

  • Cathy

    Assistant, Creator, Designer

    Cathy is Mike's left and right hand. She coordinates much of what we make, she is a published polymer clay artist, and a silversmith.

  • Shadow Dog

    Studio Moral Officer, Smelling Stuff Technician, Somnolence Professional

    Shadow is a rescued Lab/Border Collie Mix. He can be found most days in the studio diligently performing his duties.

  • Logan

    Maker

    Logan is a silversmith, and shop assistant. He is a full-time student, loves cos play, and is studying to sell insurance.

  • Abby

    Photographer, Shipper

    Abby handles all quality checks, shipping, and any photography needed for the jewelry. Abby is a avid gamer, and has a degree in psychology.

  • Carson

    Maker

    Carson handles all of the beautiful nano ceramic plating on my jewelry. He is a full time student and is rebuilding his 1972 VW Bug.

  • Caleb

    Maker

    Caleb is learning silversmithing, and the ends and outs of making jewelry. He is a full-time student with an A average, and is saving money as he is engaged!

  • Pip and Bo

    Shop Security, Apprentice Somnolence Professionals

    Pip and Bo are litter mates and just over a year old. They come to to the studio now with Shadow almost everyday. They take it upon themselves to bark at any person who knocks on the studio door, EXCEPT for our UPS Driver who always brings treats!

Local

Find Alaridesign at the following upcoming market!

  • Tehachapi Treasure Trove
    Tehachapi, CA
    CALIFORNIA

    May 25–Dec 31

    In Historic Downtown Tehachapi directly across from the water tower. 116 E Tehachapi Blvd. A huge store full of uncommonly ecclectic and unusually unique stuff (featuring the work of over 50 local artists and crafters) plus a full selection of arts and crafts supplies, classes, community events and more!

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What is your current production time?

Production times is currently about: 7 business days for most metalsmithed items and 7-14 business days for Electroformed/Plated Items.

I also have a rush production option that you can choose when you check out. This will bring your order the the current day's production.

What are your shipping Rates, and do you offer any discounts or special offers?

Domestic Shipping - Flat Rate $4.45
International Shipping - Flat Rate $9.95

Yes I offer Shipping Discounts!

Free Domestic Shipping for all orders over $50! Use Coupon Code: "SHIPFREE50"

I have a 10% discount for returning customers.

I subsidize the high cost of shipping to all of my International Customers.

Do you offer gift wrapping?

All of my jewelry is packaged for gifting. If you want paper gift wrapping, with a to / from tag I offer this option when you check out under shipping options.

Do you offer wholesale pricing?

Yes I do. Contact me for details,