XenosWorks

Andrew Xenos Original Works : Coastal Heirloom Jewelry

Providence, Rhode Island On Etsy since 2012

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XenosWorks

Andrew Xenos Original Works : Coastal Heirloom Jewelry

Providence, Rhode Island | 379 Sales

Announcement    Andrew Xenos Original Works are coastal inspired, wearable curios that remind us of the beauty of nature and connect us to something bigger than ourselves. Each design is carved in wax with extreme attention to detail, capturing the beautiful aesthetics of the natural world. Once the master model is carved, I hand cast and finish the design in metal then create rubber molds for reproduction and metal variations. I create each piece by hand with traditional metalsmithing techniques in the ocean state of Rhode Island. I choose each inspiration for deeply symbolic reasons that are uncovered through creating the work and through wearing the jewelry.
100% Hand-carved from wax, Hand-cast and Hand-finished in RI, USA - Shipping Worldwide.

** ALL MY JEWELRY IS CUSTOM AND MADE TO ORDER SO ALLOW FOR 2-3 WEEK ITEM CREATION. (some items are available sooner, please message before ordering for availability.)
* Please Message me for any custom orders or commissions.
* RUSH ORDERS CAN BE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BEFORE ORDERING.
*Brass jewelry contains copper which can leave a natural gray mark on the finger when worn, please order silver or gold if you are susceptible or bothered by this skin reaction.

Follow me on Instagram to get behind the scenes http://instagram.com/xenosworks/

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 19, 2020

Andrew Xenos Original Works are coastal inspired, wearable curios that remind us of the beauty of nature and connect us to something bigger than ourselves. Each design is carved in wax with extreme attention to detail, capturing the beautiful aesthetics of the natural world. Once the master model is carved, I hand cast and finish the design in metal then create rubber molds for reproduction and metal variations. I create each piece by hand with traditional metalsmithing techniques in the ocean state of Rhode Island. I choose each inspiration for deeply symbolic reasons that are uncovered through creating the work and through wearing the jewelry.
100% Hand-carved from wax, Hand-cast and Hand-finished in RI, USA - Shipping Worldwide.

** ALL MY JEWELRY IS CUSTOM AND MADE TO ORDER SO ALLOW FOR 2-3 WEEK ITEM CREATION. (some items are available sooner, please message before ordering for availability.)
* Please Message me for any custom orders or commissions.
* RUSH ORDERS CAN BE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BEFORE ORDERING.
*Brass jewelry contains copper which can leave a natural gray mark on the finger when worn, please order silver or gold if you are susceptible or bothered by this skin reaction.

Follow me on Instagram to get behind the scenes http://instagram.com/xenosworks/

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About XenosWorks

Sales 379
On Etsy since 2012

Naturally inspired jewelry made to weather the changing tides.

Growing up on the coast of Maine it was extremely easy to be inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds you. I have always loved to create things with my hands and It was not till I graduated from art school that I was really able to hone my craft and create something that I can be proud of. Thus Andrew Xenos Original works was born. Whether I am creating work inspired by marine biology or sailing I am always committed to quality and craftsmanship. Each piece is hand carved, cast, and finished in the small ocean state of Rhode Island where I currently reside and comes with my 'Till Death Guarantee.'

My work is as much about the finished product as it is about investigating the inner workings of myself and the world around me. I was always interested in the natural world; exoskeletons and shells especially and It was not until I started Xenos Works that I really began investigating why. After many long hours of research I realized that it is the natural defense mechanisms that inspire my creations. The way in which such fragile and small creatures can thrive in such harsh environments is at the root of all my work. It becomes a wearable story of survival, adaptation and soldiering on.

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  • Andrew Xenos

    Owner, Designer

    Born on the road and married to the sea. Moving around every other year growing up I found the only constant in life was the comfort of the coast. I create my art to be a wearable reminder of that comfort in an increasingly uncomfortable world.

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  • Second Generation, Family Owned Casting Company, 'Harrison Casting'

    Johnston, RI

    Bill Harrison has been casting metal his whole life. I have chosen Bill and his father (also Bill) because of their level of quality and small scale operation. They cast every piece by hand using the ancient lost wax casting technique.

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