Announcement Handmade enamel jewelry, copper metal jewelry, mixed metal art jewelry.... Welcome to Bear Metal Jewelry, formerly known as PandaGear. Each piece of my handcrafted jewelry is made by me with care, personal attention and my love for creating wearable art jewelry.
Handmade enamel jewelry, copper metal jewelry, mixed metal art jewelry.... Welcome to Bear Metal Jewelry, formerly known as PandaGear. Each piece of my handcrafted jewelry is made by me with care, personal attention and my love for creating wearable art jewelry.
rsberger22 on Sep 15, 2015
Small, pretty, and my favorite color. Prompt service.
Nan on Sep 14, 2015
Perfect match for a previous purchase. Thank you again!
Nan on Sep 14, 2015
Very cute earrings, and well-made.
cazzie1963 on Nov 18, 2014
Beautiful! Arrived promptly, beautifully packaged. I was happy to give this as a special gift. Thank you!
The Nuts and Bolts of Bear Metal Jewelry.......
I've been working as an artist for 18 years, working with many different materials. First, I started working with stained glass and mild steel. The sculptures I made, combined glass and steel. Ever since then, I've loved the combination of vibrantly colored glass and the cool texture and feel of metal. So, now, years later, I've come full circle and am now combining glass enamel and metal in my jewelry.....wearable art!
Years ago, I was lucky enough to take a class from a great jewelry artist that taught torch fired enamel work. Ever since then, I've been in LOVE with enameling.
My enameling process = Copper is cut from a thick sheet of metal. It is carefully cleaned and prepared in order to accept the enamel, which is finely powdered glass. The layers of enamel are fused to the copper metal at a very high temperature ( approximately 1400-1500 degrees F) with a torch. This firing process is repeated many times on each side of the copper piece. The result is a smooth glass surface that will remain just as vibrant in 200 years as it is the day it's created.
The name of my shop and jewelry line, Bear Metal Jewelry, was named in honor of my special, sweet, and long time shop companion, Ellie. She was a black and white springer/clumber mix, who looked a lot like a panda bear, hence the name Bear Metal. Ellie recently passed away but she'll always be a part of me and my work.
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I love art, animals, music and gardening. I try to lead a simple life and try to find humor in everyday events.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please make sure your address listed with Etsy is the same as your address listed with PayPal. If the addresses are different, please contact me and let me know which address your package should be sent to. I won't send your package until I hear from you what the correct shipping address is.....it will save us both a lot of trouble;-)
US Priority mail shipping (2-3 days) is available for an additional $3.00. Please contact me if you'd like this option.
International orders will be shipped via First Class International. Unfortunately, this option does not allow tracking. Please be aware that shipping times internationally can take 5 to 6 weeks for packages to arrive. If you don't receive your package within 5 to 6 weeks time, please check with your customs department. ***Any import or custom duty taxes are your responsibility and are not the responsibility of BearMetalJewelry***
Orders will be shipped within 2 business days after payment is received. A paper sales receipt is not included in the package. Your transaction email from Etsy and PayPal serves as your receipt.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your BearMetal jewelry, please contact me and I will accept your return in its original condition and packaging (less shipping charges) within 10 days of purchase.
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