AleciaWesner

Jewelry Designs

New York, United States · 35 Sales

AleciaWesner

Jewelry Designs

New York, United States 35 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   For more information, previews and to view my latest designs, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/AleciaWesnerJewelry

I want to create beautiful designs. I also want to be part of finding a cure for diabetes. In 2013 we raised over $25,000 for JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation... team: Alecia's Stem Cells NYC). Our team's fundraising efforts continue with the donation of 10% of ALL jewelry sales to the treatment and curing of this devastating disease. Please enjoy my jewelry designs and be part of the cure!
XO Always,
Alecia

Growing up in suburban Philadelphia, I was always making something (my parents would add, “Yes, a mess”). As a kid, I stuck a pearl up my nose, got my finger caught in a deadbolt lock that I thought was a gold ring, and tried-on the most garish rings with my Dad on Jeweler’s Row, always questioning, “Can’t we get this?”

My jewelry designs come from two very specific places in my life. First, the organic, texture driven pieces reflect my suburban outdoorsy roots, collecting “treasures” from the trees I climbed and wading through the creek with my brothers.

With their strong geometric angles and clean lines, my other designs come from my architecture training, and love of blueprints, grid paper and modern design. There is a subtle sexiness in the pieces as the viewer peeks through to the wearer’s exposed skin.

Announcement

For more information, previews and to view my latest designs, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/AleciaWesnerJewelry

I want to create beautiful designs. I also want to be part of finding a cure for diabetes. In 2013 we raised over $25,000 for JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation... team: Alecia's Stem Cells NYC). Our team's fundraising efforts continue with the donation of 10% of ALL jewelry sales to the treatment and curing of this devastating disease. Please enjoy my jewelry designs and be part of the cure!
XO Always,
Alecia

Growing up in suburban Philadelphia, I was always making something (my parents would add, “Yes, a mess”). As a kid, I stuck a pearl up my nose, got my finger caught in a deadbolt lock that I thought was a gold ring, and tried-on the most garish rings with my Dad on Jeweler’s Row, always questioning, “Can’t we get this?”

My jewelry designs come from two very specific places in my life. First, the organic, texture driven pieces reflect my suburban outdoorsy roots, collecting “treasures” from the trees I climbed and wading through the creek with my brothers.

With their strong geometric angles and clean lines, my other designs come from my architecture training, and love of blueprints, grid paper and modern design. There is a subtle sexiness in the pieces as the viewer peeks through to the wearer’s exposed skin.

Alecia Wesner

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kimberlyernst

kimberlyernst on Dec 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

These are so unique. Love them!

Anonymous on Oct 13, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Apr 27, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful seller and very talented artist! Great communication and super fast shipping, the jewelry is even more stunning in real life!

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About

She's the lighting designer right?

I grew-up in a traditional, suburban household where modern furnishings or architecture were usually viewed as odd but interesting. With that in mind, my Mom was involved in fashion and frequently wore modern jewelry. She still has a Georg Jensen bracelet from her childhood that is simply drool worthy.

Some of my fondest memories are last minute Christmas jewelry shopping with my Dad on Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row. According to my Dad, I would ask to try on the gaudiest and biggest baubles in the store. As a little girl, I just wanted to be bedazzled I guess (Ok, who am I kidding, I’m the same way as an adult).

There is something about the design of jewelry and personal adornment that intrigues me. I guess it’s the concept of one’s person being a canvas. My current jewelry collection has many linear pieces (I can only draw on grid paper) that are studies in shape but also exposure. Skin framed by the jewelry. Skin seen through the jewelry. In that aspect, the jewelry and lighting are quite similar. The balance of contrasts. Light and shadow.

I was creative kid, always making something. I would go from designing and making my Barbie’s clothing, to creating elaborate Lego towns (Lego airplanes strung on fishing wire: the appearance of landing and taking off was my forte). I absolutely LOVED my art classes and was always taking a class somewhere to learn something new.

My parents were incredibly supportive but it was Uncle Joe (sculptor) who really paved the way for me to pursue architecture in college and later, industrial design. Joe’s work provided him the opportunity to travel the world. As a child, I was unaware of his success and simply saw him as my favorite uncle who could carve a replica of E.T. (Yep the E.T. phone home one) out of a bar of soap while spending holidays at my parent’s house.

When I was in college, Joe would fly me to Detroit (he was the head of the Sculpture Department at CCS) to see gallery openings of his work. I attended one of his classes (he taught grad students) and I was in awe. His students had such respect & adoration for him.

When I look back on my formal training, I realize how fortunate it was to take classes outside my majors (Architecture & Industrial Design). Classes that helped diversify not only my portfolio, but challenged my own frame of reference. I took every Modern Architectural Design History class offered. Later I took classes in plastic techniques in sculpture & then interior lighting and furniture design and fabrication. Had I known my path would eventually lead to a career in lighting design, I don’t think I could have chosen a better foundation. When the opportunity to design jewelry developed, it was a natural fit for me and as it evolved from a hobby to a business, something just clicked.

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Last updated on November 19, 2013
Thank you for your interest in Alecia Wesner Jewelry! If you would like info on custom pieces, changing chain lengths, or any other questions, please email me at alecia [!at] aleciawesner.com

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PayPal and credit cards are accepted (note, you will be routed through PayPal if you decide to use your credit card).

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Shipping
Items usually ship within 5-7 business days of purchase through USPS First Class Flat Rate Mail. Please email me if you need an item expedited alecia [!at] AleciaWesner.com
Refunds and Exchanges
I love the jewelry I design. I want you to be happy with your purchase too! If there's a problem (boo hoo) or you need to return an item, you can within 10 days of it shipping. If it is a custom made piece, that is a final purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I custom package each purchase (you can see the packaging throughout the jewelry images). Each jewelry purchase contains a little thank you card from me, and my logo'd gift box, wrapped in coordinating ribbon (I like packaging and believe life is more exciting when presents are involved).