ArienneZimmerman

Handmade Resin Jewelry

Ann Arbor, Michigan · 7 Sales

ArienneZimmerman

Handmade Resin Jewelry

Ann Arbor, Michigan 7 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Thanks for visiting my shop! My products and shop are going through some updates. I have many more pieces in stock than what are on my Etsy site. If you are interested in something you have seen at one of my shows, please message me.
I am also always happy to do custom pieces!

Announcement

Thanks for visiting my shop! My products and shop are going through some updates. I have many more pieces in stock than what are on my Etsy site. If you are interested in something you have seen at one of my shows, please message me.
I am also always happy to do custom pieces!

Arienne Zimmerman

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Arienne Zimmerman

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on May 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful necklace, a little work of art for your neck. Thanks!

Anonymous on Jan 28, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece. Prompt shipping. Would do business with this vendor again.

Anonymous on Nov 23, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work! Product matches picture.

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About

How this shop came to be....

Since I have a degree in art education, I have taken many an art class. I fell in love with both sculpture & metal smithing during my college days. I took as many metal smithing classes as I could possibly fit into my schedule. I was actually in the highest level class when my husband & I got engaged. So I made his wedding ring! I became obsessed with making jewelry & wanted to keep creating no matter what. I feel like jewelry is art work that you get to take everywhere with you! As a firm believer in retail therapy, there is nothing that I want to do more after buying something new than to take it everywhere with me...but with a painting or sculpture this may not be so convenient. And it would be awkward. But when the artwork is the size of a piece of jewelry...its perfect!

Once I graduated & no longer had a beautiful foundry to work in...I started finding new & creative ways to continue making jewelry. I have always been interested in creating layers in my artwork (I got really into shadow boxes for a while! So fun!) and wanted to try doing some work with casting resin about 4 years ago. I poured 1 "batch" of pendants and then realized how MUCH work goes into resin jewelry! All the preparing, casting, sanding, SANDING and finishing...But I loved the results & have been making resin jewelry ever since! I made so much jewelry that I had to start giving it away as gifts. After my family members & friends became overwhelmed with jewelry gifts for every occasion...I decided to open up my etsy shop!

There is another short story about my felt jewelry. I have never taken any fibers classes or been interested in felting until....One day my husband & I went to an estate sale. The woman that past away had been an artist & had almost every art material imaginable. My husband (because he very seriously supports my art & creative endeavors) wanted me to buy all of the art materials there:) I ended up just getting a few things since I knew there was no way we could fit all the exciting things in our tiny apartment we were living in at the time. One of the things I bought was a gigantic, beautifully colorful bag of dyed merino sheep wool. I didn't have a clue what I was going to use it for...but since I feel that art can be made from most things I decided to take it home! For 2 years that beautiful bag of wool sat in the corner of my studio staring at me. And then almost a year ago I started doing some research online about making felt beads (since I was still really into making jewelry). I found some absolutely inspiring pictures of art/jewelry! So I had to try it. It did take a few months to figure out how to do it right, but the results were stunning! Most of the necklaces are pretty bold, colorful, and kind of out there. I discovered that you pretty much have to wear solid colors and plan your outfit around the felted necklaces. But I love crazy colorful things, so this was great for me:)

Over the past 2 months I have been mostly focusing on my resin jewelry. The felt jewelry is fun and exciting to create. However..as much as I say I dislike sanding and getting my hands dirty...I do really like it. I love working with my tools and having fun creating resin jewelry. It is very similar to metal in many ways with sanding, finishing, and polishing. I am looking forward to continuing this craft & supplying wonderful people everywhere with beautiful jewelry!

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  • Arienne Zimmerman

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Me: I am a part time jewelry maker & part time art teacher. I live and work near Ann Arbor, MI. I have 1 husband and 2 beautiful wiener dogs...all of which I enjoy cleaning up after! My Jewelry: I mainly work on cast resin jewelry & pendants.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2013

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I accept visa, mastercard, american express, discover, etsy gift cards, and paypal. Please contact me if you wish to arrange other payment options. I accept personal checks, money orders, and cash. Once I receive your payment and all checks are cleared, I will ship your order:)
Refunds and Exchanges
Contact me if you wish to return your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do custom orders! I generally only charge about $5-10 more than my regular prices when doing custom orders.