Announcement Upcycled mixed metal jewelry using found objects such as gears accenting sterling silver, copper, aluminum, and brass as well as semi-precious gemstones. Necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, pendants and earrings all unique and original beautiful custom jewelry.
Upcycled mixed metal jewelry using found objects such as gears accenting sterling silver, copper, aluminum, and brass as well as semi-precious gemstones. Necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, pendants and earrings all unique and original beautiful custom jewelry.
Handmade Upcycled Jewelry
I have been creating art in one form or another for nearly all of my life. I was the child who turned everyday objects into wearable art. I took scraps of fabric and yarn leftover from my mother’s projects to make my own little treasures. As I grew older my love of beautiful unique items only grew. My passions for color, texture, shapes and pattern have permeated my work whether in print media, textiles or metal.
Professionally I worked as a graphic designer for many years but my love of jewelry was never far. I took a few classes here and there as time permitted but it was my fast approaching wedding day in 2001 and lack of a suitable necklace that really kicked things into high gear. I found several necklaces that I liked elements from and took them apart and created one perfect necklace.
After moving to the UK with my husband I continued to create jewelry and learned a few techniques I still use today. We moved to Florida a few years later I found myself working in graphic design once again but not really feeling fulfilled. I knew I wanted a hobby that would use my strong sense of balance, color and design.
I joined a local art center, took a few metalsmithing classes and knew I'd found my niche. I loved working with metals and gemstones.
My husband is an upcycle artist, he has a shop here on Etsy too http://kensart.etsy.com and you can see some of the things he creates. I started taking gears and other small parts from his collection of parts and turning them into jewelry. He was doing a show and on a whim I took a few of my upcycled found object pieces to sell along side of his and to my delight, they were a HUGE HIT!
I live in Florida with my husband and our two dogs (two mad dogs and an Englishman). We love hiking, exploring beaches and islands with the dogs, scouring thrift shops and yard sales for great unique items, coffee and enjoying life.
Some of my happiest moments through all of this process have come from seeing photos people have posted wearing jewelry I've made. Like anything, there is always something new to learn and discover. Ralph Waldo Emerson said: Life is a journey, not a destination. I'm enjoying every moment of this journey, join me!
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Hi! My name is Diana, thanks for stopping by my Etsy shop. My goal is to create beautiful handmade jewelry using precious metals, gemstones and found objects. I live in Florida with my husband who is an upcycle artist and our two dogs Sadie and Max
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
All orders ship via USPS First Class Mail.
All items are carefully packaged to ensure safe delivery.
Most items are made to order, please allow 3-5 days for me to ship.
In order to provide free shipping on everything
Rings: It’s important for you to determine the correct ring size for any rings that you might order. Wider bands often need to be a half size larger. I will fabricate the ring to the size you specify so please be sure of your size because all rings are custom made especially for you and cannot be re-sized and are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Ready to ship items: Are returnable with written confirmation within five business days of receipt. The item must be returned to me in the same condition as it was sent out. Please note that a refund will not be issued until the item has been received. The purchase price less the cost of shipping will be refunded.
I strongly recommend purchasing INSURANCE on your purchase! If you would like to insure your package please state this in the "Message to Seller" when making your purchase and I will adjust your invoice accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
Ready to ship orders will be issued in cases of if the item is not true to pictures, sizes, and specifications of the description. Send me an email notifying me of the return and ship the item back to me in the original packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders, message me and we can discuss the details.
Wholesale: message me.