CFJoyousDesigns

Word Ornaments, Jewelry & Judaica with 100's of charms

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 722 Sales

CFJoyousDesigns

Word Ornaments, Jewelry & Judaica with 100's of charms

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 722 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Personalized WoRD Ornaments, Jewelry and Mezuzahs - A reminder of all you LoVE! Yoga, Football, Gardening, Dancing, your Dog or Cat? Find your thing & spread the word. Be sure to see all of the photos for each listing and If you don't see what you're looking for, please ask!
We are also the producer of CUSTOM METALLIC ACRYLIC - CMA © - Replacing FRIENDLY PLASTIC Sticks!
** See CHARMS!! Section for Silver and Gold charm Choices to be incorporated into your Custom Creations!
What Makes This Special?
• MATERIAL - Metallic Foil Acrylic (MFA©) sheet are produced in our studio. It has a glass-like vibrant iridescent color while remaining very lightweight and durable. Formerly known as Friendly Plastic™, CMA© is entirely non-toxic and biodegradable (how cool is that?).
• PERSONALIZATION - Custom Names, Silver Letter Beads, PhOTOGems© (see Grads, Wedding and Baby sections), Charms and a name, date and small message added to most pieces in gold ink on back (no additional cost) make these a truly special gift for family, friends or yourself!
• FLEXIBILITY - Want a crystal Birthstone bead - see a shape, color, charm or bead on another product and want to have it on something else? No problem, just ask!
• ORIGINALITY - Designs are contemporary, colorful and fun! You will not find anything quite like this anywhere else! Quality gold-fill & sterling ear wires, Swarovski Crystal and glass beads are chosen to compliment each piece.
• THEMES & SPECIAL INTERESTS - Hundreds of charms, WoRDS and designs representing Sports, Arts, Hobbies, Careers and Special Interests! Be sure to check out the CHARMS!! Section of the Shop and under each listing scroll through ALL of the applicable categories and photographs. Feel free to send a message to seller if you do not see what you are looking.
• COMFORT & DURABILITY - MFA© jewelry has feather-light comfort with a protective lacquer finish. Care of Product: No need to clean. Do not expose to temperatures over 100º.
• DETAILING - All ornaments have a matching “captured gem” glass, pearl, crystal or lucite beaded gold wire hanger with an artists collection card.
Jewelry arrives on a color display card with collection label.

COLLECTIONS
MODERN TRADITIONS©
The creator of the original "WORD" Ornament, this collection is an elegant patchwork of brilliantly colored, fused Metallic Foil Acrylic. Many pieces feature charms from a choice of over two hundred 24k gold finish brass or solid Silver on zinc charms. Others have a focal point of either a Confetti© or Feathered Jewels© surface treatment in a Daisy, Heart, Snowflake, Star of David or Tree design.
Confetti© designs are a vibrant collage of carefully placed pieces.

FEATHERED JEWELS©
Intricately woven "Jewels" of fired, pulled and glazed MFA© that have an enamel-like iridescence. The process, developed by the artist, draws from the *Murano school of glassworking techniques. (*more detail below) Feathered Jewels© pieces are used for Ornaments and Jewelry.

PHOTO GEM©
A photograph of your loved one(s) made into a gemstone-like cabochon!
These "gems" are then set-into the Word or Name Ornament of your choice.

ABSTRACT MOSIACS©
OOAK Mosaic designs created in a unique three step process of layering, firing, rolling and stamping each shape. All Abstract Mosaics© pieces have our trademark iridescent Glass-like dimensional lacquer finish and promises to be a beautiful and dynamic piece of wearable art.

EVERYDAY SENTIMENTS© are a playful collection of miniature framed ornaments and Jewelry (IMPRESSIONS©). Each lightweight, richly detailed collectible features lovely "water-color" like sentiments created using airbrushed alcohol inks, embossing powders and stamped images. Pieces are heated to 170º, to the consistency of taffy and slightly cooled to allow edge sculpting in a “torn-paper” effect; the piece is then stamped. When cool, the surface has a leather like feel and will have its own unique character owing to the effect of the airbrushing and surface sculpting. There are two metal frame styles: a simple bevel or an ornate traditional frame (Full Frame). These designs utilize thin sheet metal imprinted with tiny texture wheels and chasing tools. All of the layers together are @ 1/8" thick.

SHIPPING: 1-2 week ship time are estimates - it could be shipped the next day or just over two weeks. *** PLEASE make me aware if you have a need-by-date.
GIFTS: ship directly to your gift recipient, tissue wrapped or boxed with gold collection label and your note written on the back of my decorative cards

*Murano FENICIO Technique - inspiration for Feathered Jewels©
'Fenicio' (Phoenician) is a technique used to produce festooned motif on glass. It was adopted in Murano at the end of the 17th century, though it was used on glass as far back as the 2nd millennium AD. To achieve this decoration, the glassworker wraps the incandescent glass threads with a thin pontil, or "speo", and then while the object is still hot, he combs the threads with a hooked tool, called a "maneretta". Then, once the threads are merged into a single piece of glass, the obtained decoration is similar to festoons or feathers.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 30, 2018

Personalized WoRD Ornaments, Jewelry and Mezuzahs - A reminder of all you LoVE! Yoga, Football, Gardening, Dancing, your Dog or Cat? Find your thing & spread the word. Be sure to see all of the photos for each listing and If you don't see what you're looking for, please ask!
We are also the producer of CUSTOM METALLIC ACRYLIC - CMA © - Replacing FRIENDLY PLASTIC Sticks!
** See CHARMS!! Section for Silver and Gold charm Choices to be incorporated into your Custom Creations!
What Makes This Special?
• MATERIAL - Metallic Foil Acrylic (MFA©) sheet are produced in our studio. It has a glass-like vibrant iridescent color while remaining very lightweight and durable. Formerly known as Friendly Plastic™, CMA© is entirely non-toxic and biodegradable (how cool is that?).
• PERSONALIZATION - Custom Names, Silver Letter Beads, PhOTOGems© (see Grads, Wedding and Baby sections), Charms and a name, date and small message added to most pieces in gold ink on back (no additional cost) make these a truly special gift for family, friends or yourself!
• FLEXIBILITY - Want a crystal Birthstone bead - see a shape, color, charm or bead on another product and want to have it on something else? No problem, just ask!
• ORIGINALITY - Designs are contemporary, colorful and fun! You will not find anything quite like this anywhere else! Quality gold-fill & sterling ear wires, Swarovski Crystal and glass beads are chosen to compliment each piece.
• THEMES & SPECIAL INTERESTS - Hundreds of charms, WoRDS and designs representing Sports, Arts, Hobbies, Careers and Special Interests! Be sure to check out the CHARMS!! Section of the Shop and under each listing scroll through ALL of the applicable categories and photographs. Feel free to send a message to seller if you do not see what you are looking.
• COMFORT & DURABILITY - MFA© jewelry has feather-light comfort with a protective lacquer finish. Care of Product: No need to clean. Do not expose to temperatures over 100º.
• DETAILING - All ornaments have a matching “captured gem” glass, pearl, crystal or lucite beaded gold wire hanger with an artists collection card.
Jewelry arrives on a color display card with collection label.

COLLECTIONS
MODERN TRADITIONS©
The creator of the original "WORD" Ornament, this collection is an elegant patchwork of brilliantly colored, fused Metallic Foil Acrylic. Many pieces feature charms from a choice of over two hundred 24k gold finish brass or solid Silver on zinc charms. Others have a focal point of either a Confetti© or Feathered Jewels© surface treatment in a Daisy, Heart, Snowflake, Star of David or Tree design.
Confetti© designs are a vibrant collage of carefully placed pieces.

FEATHERED JEWELS©
Intricately woven "Jewels" of fired, pulled and glazed MFA© that have an enamel-like iridescence. The process, developed by the artist, draws from the *Murano school of glassworking techniques. (*more detail below) Feathered Jewels© pieces are used for Ornaments and Jewelry.

PHOTO GEM©
A photograph of your loved one(s) made into a gemstone-like cabochon!
These "gems" are then set-into the Word or Name Ornament of your choice.

ABSTRACT MOSIACS©
OOAK Mosaic designs created in a unique three step process of layering, firing, rolling and stamping each shape. All Abstract Mosaics© pieces have our trademark iridescent Glass-like dimensional lacquer finish and promises to be a beautiful and dynamic piece of wearable art.

EVERYDAY SENTIMENTS© are a playful collection of miniature framed ornaments and Jewelry (IMPRESSIONS©). Each lightweight, richly detailed collectible features lovely "water-color" like sentiments created using airbrushed alcohol inks, embossing powders and stamped images. Pieces are heated to 170º, to the consistency of taffy and slightly cooled to allow edge sculpting in a “torn-paper” effect; the piece is then stamped. When cool, the surface has a leather like feel and will have its own unique character owing to the effect of the airbrushing and surface sculpting. There are two metal frame styles: a simple bevel or an ornate traditional frame (Full Frame). These designs utilize thin sheet metal imprinted with tiny texture wheels and chasing tools. All of the layers together are @ 1/8" thick.

SHIPPING: 1-2 week ship time are estimates - it could be shipped the next day or just over two weeks. *** PLEASE make me aware if you have a need-by-date.
GIFTS: ship directly to your gift recipient, tissue wrapped or boxed with gold collection label and your note written on the back of my decorative cards

*Murano FENICIO Technique - inspiration for Feathered Jewels©
'Fenicio' (Phoenician) is a technique used to produce festooned motif on glass. It was adopted in Murano at the end of the 17th century, though it was used on glass as far back as the 2nd millennium AD. To achieve this decoration, the glassworker wraps the incandescent glass threads with a thin pontil, or "speo", and then while the object is still hot, he combs the threads with a hooked tool, called a "maneretta". Then, once the threads are merged into a single piece of glass, the obtained decoration is similar to festoons or feathers.

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I've gotten lots of requests for bicycle mezuzahs. This very cool TeXas grandparent biking duo LOVED theirs! #bicyclemezuzah #Footballmezuzah #basketballmezuzah #collegesportsteamgifts
Get yours! Before kickoff!! Tell me the college and I'll whip up some designs for you!
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About

Designing is in my DNA - Jewelry, Mezuzahs, Ornaments, Metallic Acrylic Producer (Friendly Plastic™ Sticks)

Getting to dream up designs, creating little collages from scrap,
figuring out how to make tangible ideas from what I imagine
by thinking about what material, what technique, what process
will bring my ideas to life is PURE JOY.

And the creativity doesn't stop once you have a work of art in your
hand. What fun and hard work it is to give your creations an
identity! What do I call it, how do I describe the qualities, the process?
These are the questions an artist must dig deep and struggle with.
This is the exact thing I love - let your mind flow and your descriptive
adjectives fly! Words can conjure powerful images!

I once had a collection of oddly, layered geometric pins of carved, highly
textured black and clear frosted plexiglas that I called Marble and Ice.
And you know what? It looked exactly like you would think!

So you can imagine my fun in getting to name the splendidly colorful,
iridescent and flexible collections I could make out of metallic foil acrylic!

Modern Traditions was born, about 15 years ago, when I thought of how cool it would be to make Metallic Acrylic cut and fused words suspended off of wire hangers. I already had thousands of charms around. (You guessed it! - yet another collection I had called Charmables by Cathy - cute, cute, custom charm bracelets!).

Next came experimentation - the ever evolving cyber world of artists sharing ideas was something to behold. You can cut it, layer it, airbrush-blot-paint it, stamp it, cookie cutter it, slump it, comb it, pierce it and sculpt it. I amassed a whole new vocabulary of techniques
that I could manipulate and make my own. The collections you see today: There's a Word for That Ornaments, Feathered Jewels, Confetti, Abstract Mosaics and Everyday Sentiments Ornaments and Jewelry are the result.

I hope you enjoy looking through my joyful designs as you imagine how much I love making them for an appreciative audience.
Check back often as creations continue to evolve.
I welcome your ideas for custom pieces and am humbled by your interest.
Cathy

~ A snap shot of the "professional stuff" ~
BS Art Education, Metal-Smithing SUNY, New Paltz
Cosmetic Dental assistant for 8 years
Multi-media Jewelry and Enameling teacher at gorgeous New England Camps and Art Centers here in PA.
First Place Prize Amaco's 2010 CHA Competition for Best Butterfly
2016 Palmer Museum of Art Commission Artist, State College, PA.
Published in several Fashion and Craft magazines.

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  • Cathy Frank

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 5, 2018
Welcome and thank you for stopping by!
I want you to be thrilled with your purchases - please follow these guideline to get the most out of your order.

Charm Choices for NAME or Word Ornaments (ie, JOY, LOVE, PEACE, NOEL, HOPE, PLAY) can be found under Charms Menu. To order charm(s) ( to be used in ordered pieces) or inquire about a charm you're looking for, Please Convo me.

1 - To Convo - click "Contact the Shop Owner"

2 - Be descriptive:
"I would like this Joy ornament with the snowflake, I like the colors on the one with the Heart"
"Can the heart earring be made as a post, without beads?"
"I'd like three of these Menorah Pins - one with the Sky Blue background and a green heart...."
"Can you make this Custom Name Ornament with the first and middle name?" (Yes, I can do two names or words, one suspended by wire or chain links).

3 - C-R-U-N-C-H Time - Though I truly love and appreciate the darlings that plan ahead for all of their Holiday gift-giving needs - I recognize that not everyone does. When it's close to the holidays I will be working on orders as they come in and may not be able to add you to my production schedule, if this is the case I will communicate with you directly when your order is received - Be sure to contact me to see what I have on hand. I'm happy to snap a picture of the assortment of stock on-hand for quick shipping.

4 - So how will my Word/Name look? ---- If all of the examples in my Shop are not enough for you to get an idea of how your piece will look I will lay-out and take a picture of your design prior to fusing for you to see- before you place an order. This is nit offered close to the Holidays.

5 - Will a very long lettered Word/Name be too heavy for a tree.
No, the beauty of Metallic Foil Acrylic is that it only LOOKS like glass or metal, but feels like picking up a fountain pen - It's that lightweight.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Once CUSTOM pieces (specified name, date, color or styles etc) are ordered they can not be canceled or returned.
Should a non-custom piece not be what you expected please notify me and you may return Item within 7 days for a refund of the item value. Please note this does not include refund of initial shipping charges and you will need to cover return shipping costs.
Payment
Payments Accepted: Etsy Direct Check Out, Etsy Gift Cards, Personal Checks & Money Order.
Shipping
USPS. Priority and First Class mail. Packages will have tracking information, delivery confirmation; USA addresses include insurance.

PLEASE NOTE: International shipping (available on CMA© products only) includes tracking information and Delivery Confirmation, NO INSURANCE. Buyers pay any additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees. Import charges can vary widely but are most commonly based on the price and type of item, package weight and dimensions, origin country, and the taxes, duties, and fees of the destination country; any costs are determined once they arrive. Artist is not responsible for packages once they are securely packaged and shipped.