FeralBlueJewelry

Mysterious Contemporary Jewelry for the Undomesticated

Richmond, Virginia On Etsy since 2011

FeralBlueJewelry

Mysterious Contemporary Jewelry for the Undomesticated

Richmond, Virginia | 56 Sales

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Note from shop owner Feral Blue is revamping your online shopping experience. In the meantime, if you see something you like on Instagram, please comment DM to see if it's available.

To keep up with new jewelry or to eavesdrop on my travel adventures, go to the following places:

http://www.instagram.com/feralbluejewelry/
http://www.instagram.com/gracelessslady/
http://www.feralbluejewelry.com/

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 30, 2019

Feral Blue is revamping your online shopping experience. In the meantime, if you see something you like on Instagram, please comment DM to see if it's available.

To keep up with new jewelry or to eavesdrop on my travel adventures, go to the following places:

http://www.instagram.com/feralbluejewelry/
http://www.instagram.com/gracelessslady/
http://www.feralbluejewelry.com/

Ash Tamber

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About FeralBlueJewelry

Sales 56
On Etsy since 2011

Where Storytelling Meets Metal

Feral Blue is designed and hand made by semi-nomadic artist, Ashley Tamber, based in Richmond, Virginia. With a sharp intuition, a strong sense of humor, and a hunger for knowledge, she strives to make bold, intuitive work.

Feral differs from wild, which is a popular notion. Feral moves by intuition and nature, not by boredom, courage, or rebellion. Though curious, a feral creature is not always wildly brave. A feral thing is bred to be domesticated, yet pulls wildness from the edges of its ancestry.

Blue is a color that seems omnipresent. There is a love/hate with Blue, as it's sometimes the thoughtless go-to color of clothes and boring walls. The word itself has many meanings---from life's beginnings to the deepest emotions and unknowns. "Blue is beauty, not truth. 'True blue' is a ruse, a rhyme; it's there, then it's not. Blue is a deeply sneaky color." -Christopher Moore

Walking in two realms, I create representational and abstract works that speak with each other. The abstract shapes were born from line drawings of deteriorating and tattered textiles. They are a quiet Memento Mori, worn on the body and out into the daily world. They tell a story through the mind of the viewer. Like a Rorschach, they are reminiscent of dreamily laying on your back staring into unknown skies. I feel that we connect to each other as humans as we turn that which is a mystery to us into something familiar and tangible.

With the use of “stones” made from enamel and also semi-precious stones, I dance with the relationship between what is real and surreal. My representational work brings in imagery that tells the stories behind the abstract. The images I work with range from cosmic bodies to fauna and flora. They are the products of stories, myths, and archetypes. My current line of enameled jewelry was born from my love of working with both fiber and metal. To create the abstract shapes, I looked at deteriorating textiles and made line drawings. While original fiber will continue to degrade, it's metal counterpart will remain in it's shape---because of this, I think of them as a bit of a memento mori. The dotting pattern is achieved with a special mix of vintage enamel and the earthy color palette is inspired by the natural patina that occurs as copper oxidizes.

Shop members

  • Ashley Tamber

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Feral Blue is designed and hand made by semi-nomadic artist, Ashley Tamber, based in Richmond, Virginia. With a sharp intuition, a strong sense of humor, and a hunger for knowledge, she strives to make bold, intuitive work.

Production partners

  • A Pin Making Company

    United States

    They produce the pins that I designed

Shop policies

Last updated on June 28, 2018
Feral Blue is mysterious jewelry for the undomesticated, hand made using silversmithing processes by semi-nomadic artist Ashley Tamber. If you'd like to know more about my process, please ask! Or visit my website: http://www.FeralBlueJewelry.com
For a look into my studio, follow @feralbluejewelry on Instagram
To follow along with my travels @ashleytamber on Instagram
Thank you for looking through my shop. I hope you will find something that calls your name.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refunds will be given only if an item is misrepresented. If an item is not exactly what you wanted, please feel free to talk to me about it.
Payment
Payments must be received the same day as the sale is made. Paypal is the preferred method of payment.
Shipping
Items are shipped within 1 to 5 days of receiving payment. If you need a better estimate, send me a message. I travel often, so shipping times may vary. Made-to-order items may take 1-3 weeks to ship depending on the item. (Please look at the listing carefully to determine.)
Packages are shipped with USPS. Insurance is not generally provided on shipments. If you need to purchase insurance on a package or have a special shipping request, please contact me before buying. I am not responsible for damage/loss during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions about an item or about my shop. I would love to talk to you!

I take on a very limited number of custom orders. If you are interested in a custom piece in my style, let's discuss it!

For other FAQ, see my website: https://www.feralbluejewelry.com/faq/