CIVAL

Modern Handmade Brass & Leather Jewelry Designs

Milwaukee, Wisconsin · 1055 Sales

CIVAL

Modern Handmade Brass & Leather Jewelry Designs

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1055 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(268)

Announcement   Welcome to our Shop! We are a small jewelry design team making a cohesive line of contemporary well crafted accessories in brass, natural stone and leather with a focus on function, form and durability. Finding inspiration from many traditional aesthetics, including vintage textile patterns, geometric forms, and strong architectural lines.

We are located in Milwaukee, WI and take great care making our fine goods using the highest quality brass focal pieces and natural stones— all exquisitely designed and crafted.

Please feel free to quickly read through our shop policies or FAQs before placing and order.

We frequently check our inbox, so if you have a question or a special request feel free to contact us.

Find us on instagram @civalcollective
Find our shops: www.civalcollective.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 5, 2017

Welcome to our Shop! We are a small jewelry design team making a cohesive line of contemporary well crafted accessories in brass, natural stone and leather with a focus on function, form and durability. Finding inspiration from many traditional aesthetics, including vintage textile patterns, geometric forms, and strong architectural lines.

We are located in Milwaukee, WI and take great care making our fine goods using the highest quality brass focal pieces and natural stones— all exquisitely designed and crafted.

Please feel free to quickly read through our shop policies or FAQs before placing and order.

We frequently check our inbox, so if you have a question or a special request feel free to contact us.

Find us on instagram @civalcollective
Find our shops: www.civalcollective.com.

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Each of our designs in brass are hand textured, ruble polished, lacquered and handmade into designs in our studio in Milwaukee, WI
Sarah hard at work making components for our latest designs. We focus on Easy lightweight statement pieces that are masterfully crafted by hand in Milwaukee WI.
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About

Handmade Modern Jewelry Designs by sisters Sarah & Rae | Local, Milwaukee WI Creatives

CIVAL Collective Is an innovative Milwaukee based Jewelry design company and eclectic lifestyle brand.

HELLO MILWAUKEE • OUR SHOWROOM IS NOW OPEN!!!!
FRIDAY 12-5 • SATURDAY 10-5 • SUNDAY 10-4

524 WEST NATIONAL AVE
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204

Led by creative sisters Sarah and Rae, who as lifelong creatives and designers, are continually driven to make and create, add to their skills, use evolved problem solving to find new ways to improve, and explore every creative possibility.

Sarah and Rae’s long lasting indulgence in jewelry making began at a very young age. Both held a strong desire to create, collect and compose works with found objects and harvested materials from their grandmothers extensive costume jewelry collection. Their very first pieces were composed of these eccentric items, as a wearable collage of ephemera — gathered from collected oddities and vintage jewelry components. This collective engineer-style of assembly, captures a specific approach to design that still exists in their line, and practices to this day.

Civál is the name given to an archeological site, dating from the pre-classical Mayan period — who’s lasting cultural relics and perfection of craftsmanship bring inspiration to the jewelry line. This ideal is held as standard practice when approaching design. The foundation of their process is to make long lasting, durable pieces that convey personal expression in modern form. They endeavor to create items that remain timeless in spite of the fluctuating trends of each era, and therefore transcend restrictions of antiquated wear. Their direct and simple approach adds an heirloom feel, that matches the quality of their construction. Designing with the intent that their pieces will become relics, cherished and passed through time, or rediscovered after we are long gone.

At the core of CIVAL Collective’s operations is a strong ethical foundation. Focused on caring for others, nurturing positivity and making ethical choices by using quality fair trade materials — sourcing first from North America and Europe and companies with proven upstanding practices in the developing world. Their company goes to great lengths to support other small businesses and companies that put people first, and choose ethical and sustainable practice over profit.



BUY at our LOCAL SHOPS:

Inspired
239 E. Chicago St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
M-Sat 10:30am-6:30pm
Sun. Noon-4pm

The Waxwing
1800 East North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
M-F 11am-7pm
Sat. 10am-6pm
Sun. 11am-5pm

PLUME
3001 S Kinnickinnic Ave # A
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Sunday 12–5PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11AM–7PM
Thursday 11AM–7PM
Friday 11AM–7PM

Cream City Restoration
201 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Tues-Sat. 11am-7pm
Sun. Noon-5pm

Permanent Baggage Studio & Boutique
914 Hamilton Street Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sunday Noon - 6pm
Monday & Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday -Saturday Noon -8pm

Shop members

  • Rachel Frye

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Rachel's background is in photography and sculpture, but in 2008 she began designing simple everyday jewelry pieces that has grown into the jewelry line Cival.

  • Sarah Fowler

    Designer, Creator, Manager

    In Spring of 2016 Sarah joined the team to help with the creative and production needs of the business, greatly improving workflow and productivity — adding a new take on product development and adding variety.

  • Michelle Schneider

    Assistant, Designer

    At the very beginning of this business venture, before it was even a thought, Rachel and Michelle wandered into a bead store. 7 years later, Michelle moves to Milwaukee and just happens to be the worlds best design savant.

  • Lindsay Marx

    Assistant, Production

    Lindsay studied painting in collage earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 2009. She joined our eclectic team in 2017 to assist in production and improve efficacy practices. Her attention to detail and skilled eye are an extraordinary asset .

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your item will come in a decorative sleeve or gift box. If this item is a gift – please indicate so within your purchase request. We would be happy to add some extra love to your item — with a personalized note upon specific request. Please allow 10 days for processing and shipping time.

Shipping

All retail purchases are made to order and shipped USPS First class (5-7 business days). We process orders as quickly possible, but allow for 10 business days for your item to arrive. If you need an item sooner, please select from our "rush order" options.

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If your item doesn't arrive within 15 days after you have received a shipping notification please contact us in the case of a delivery issue.

Usually most packages arrive on time, but we are not responsible for postal delay. Nevertheless we available to help you trough the post service claim process and replacement of your product.

Care instructions

Remember to protect all jewelry as much as possible from scratches, sharp blows, chemicals, extreme temperatures and water/humidity.

Brass is a lovely and affordable alternative to gold. Frequent cleaning is recommended to maintain its true beauty. Salt water, chlorine, soap, perfumes, personal products and perspiration contributes to increased tarnishing of jewelry.

Depending on an individual's skin chemistry, contact with skin may leave a temporary and harmless dark mark.

We recommend treating brass as you would sterling silver, but please avoid using chemical cleaners. Try using baking soda with a small amount of water and lemon to make a clean paste and polish with a micro fiber cloth.

Measurements

BRACELETS: Our leather bracelets are made to the exact length listed. If your wrist measures 7" I would recommend ordering a 1/2" larger.

This is very much a personal preference, so please base your sizing off of something you own.

Our leather bracelets are considered a "custom product" and returns and exchanges will be charged a 5.00 restocking fee.

Wholesale availability

Please email us for more information on wholesale ordering at civalcollective@gmail.com

Quality and Durability

HAND-CRAFTED BY CIVAL: All products are made by hand in Milwaukee, WI.
All materials are hand-selected from the highest quality, ethical sources with a priority given to manufacturers in the US and UK and fair trade organizations in the developing world. We use heavy gage wire, soldered link chain and cleaver ways to make pieces more durable and always the perfect fit.