BentMLjewelry

Handcrafted, Mountain & Outdoor Inspired Jewelry

Washington, United States · 221 Sales

BentMLjewelry

Handcrafted, Mountain & Outdoor Inspired Jewelry

Washington, United States 221 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(52)

Announcement   **Due to the high demand of wedding & custom orders, turnaround time for all orders is approx 6 weeks. ** Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop!

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Please visit my website for more jewelry including more custom items.
http:/michellelenae.com

Every piece of jewelry is originally designed and handmade to order by me, in my Seattle studio. All metal used i is from recycled precious metals. All diamonds and gemstones used in my collections are individually handpicked by me and purchased from trusted dealers for quality and ethical business practices.

I also offer recycling and reclaiming of your old unworn jewelry! Please contact me if this interests you.

Average turn-around time can range between 4-6 weeks depending on the piece. If your order needs to be rushed, please contact me!


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Follow my work:
Facebook: MichelleLenaeJewelry
Instagram: @michellelenaejewelry
Twitter: @michellelenae

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 26, 2016

**Due to the high demand of wedding & custom orders, turnaround time for all orders is approx 6 weeks. ** Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop!

>> <<

Please visit my website for more jewelry including more custom items.
http:/michellelenae.com

Every piece of jewelry is originally designed and handmade to order by me, in my Seattle studio. All metal used i is from recycled precious metals. All diamonds and gemstones used in my collections are individually handpicked by me and purchased from trusted dealers for quality and ethical business practices.

I also offer recycling and reclaiming of your old unworn jewelry! Please contact me if this interests you.

Average turn-around time can range between 4-6 weeks depending on the piece. If your order needs to be rushed, please contact me!


>> <<

Follow my work:
Facebook: MichelleLenaeJewelry
Instagram: @michellelenaejewelry
Twitter: @michellelenae

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ENGRAVING for Mountain Ring
US$40.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(52)
Liv Sikomas

Liv Sikomas on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

July 29 was our 10th Anniversary. Our rings arrived right on time and we are VERY happy with how they turned out. The detail and quality is outstanding. We love love love them!

Ashley Bolin

Ashley Bolin on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We ordered our ring to look like the Flat Irons in Colorado. My finacee proposed to me on top of the 1st flat iron. She did an awesome job at creating a ring that will be truly special to us. We are ao happy with how it turned out. She got it to us quickly and was really good at making sure we were getting exactly what we wanted.

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Finishing touches on a pair of mountain earrings
Creating my signature comfort fit. Love never felt so good! revolving_hearts
I love when my clients send pics of their matching custom wedding mountain rings. two_hearts
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About

How I found my way to Jewelry fabrication

At a young age I discovered my passion for creating and construction. While my mom attended church, I would sit in the office and construct miniature models of cities and neighborhoods out of index cards, paper clips and masking tape. When I was 10 I discovered fimo-dough and started making my own beads and stringing necklaces and weaving friendship bracelets with colored yarn. At 17 I moved to Seattle from California and started working at a bead shop in Pike Place Market, where my curiosity and wonderment for gemstones came alive.

In 2000 I transferred to the University of Washington and began focusing on a general arts degree. After a year of being on a wait-list I finally got into the Introductory to Metals class course bring taught by Mary Lee Hu. After 2 classes I was completely hooked and began working towards a BFA in Metals and Jewelry fabrication. Forced to graduate in 2003 due to way to many credits, I launched my business, Michelle Lenae Jewelry.

As my business grew so did the prices of precious gems and metals. A few years back I decided I wanted to create a line of jewelry that could be approachable by everyone. I also wanted to create a line that speaks to my lifestyle. BentML was born.

BentML is jewelry created for men and women. It is about simple designs, cool textures and approachable prices. I love layering jewelry so there's tons of pieces within this shop that have been created just for that purpose. All metal is purchased recycled or I have recycled it in-house. Any stones I use have been purchased from US wholesalers who value the importance of responsible mining so they do their best to source these global gems from like-minded collectors and cutters.

Innately, I'm a hoarder... I blame it on my grandmother who doesn't have a blank space on her wall, so I end up collecting stones for years before I finally let them go and create a piece of jewelry with them. Slowly I'm pulling out stones I've had in my possession from 1998 when I first started collecting so keep checking back in as my collection will continue to grow and change with the seasons.

I specialize and favor creating custom jewelry. I love the entire process. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, being trusted with their heirloom jewelry and collectively working with them to either build upon what was or create something new. Reclaiming/recycling old unworn jewelry- removing stones, melting the metal down and milling and forming it into something new for my clients. It's just plain awesome.

Nothing is more rewarding to me than taking an abstract idea I have in my mind and breathing life into it with my hands and some metal.

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  • Michelle Lenae Jansuy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm an adrenaline junkie, avid snowboarder and adventure seeker who lives for travel. I love to cook (most of the time), a total DIY freakazoid and I LOVE recycling, melting and poundin out metals.

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