HarrieteEstelBerman

Jewelry & Judaica from recycled Harriete Estel Berman

San Mateo, California · 37 Sales

HarrieteEstelBerman

Jewelry & Judaica from recycled Harriete Estel Berman

San Mateo, California 37 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   I have been using recycled materials (primarily tin cans) as my raw material for over 28 years. My one of a kind jewelry, Judaica and sculpture combine refined craftsmanship, and techniques skills unlike anyone else. My work is in 16 museums and over 38 books.

Videos and presentations about my work can be found on my website at:
http://harrieteestelberman.com/

Professional development information for artists and makers can be found on my website and blog. Links are provided below:
PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES
http://harrieteestelberman.com/professional-guidelines/

ASK HARRIETE http://www.askharriete.typepad.com

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Last updated on Nov 8, 2016

I have been using recycled materials (primarily tin cans) as my raw material for over 28 years. My one of a kind jewelry, Judaica and sculpture combine refined craftsmanship, and techniques skills unlike anyone else. My work is in 16 museums and over 38 books.

Videos and presentations about my work can be found on my website at:
http://harrieteestelberman.com/

Professional development information for artists and makers can be found on my website and blog. Links are provided below:
PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES
http://harrieteestelberman.com/professional-guidelines/

ASK HARRIETE http://www.askharriete.typepad.com

Harriete Estel Berman

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Anonymous on Jul 18, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

What an exquisite piece of art jewelry! Superb workmanship, creative packaging and speedy delivery contrived to make this a perfect transaction! Thx for making it happen! n

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About

Ordinary to Extra-ordinary

My work is inspired by the use of recycled materials since 1988. The purpose is to raise awareness about the costs of our disposable, materialistic, wasteful society. I am also inspired by the cultural value revealed by the tins/trash that people throw away.

People always ask where I get my tin cans. Most of my cans came from my sister and father that go to yard sales, and flea markets on the East Coast. Occasionally, I find tins myself at local Salvation Army type places or just stopping at a Estate Sale in my neighborhood.

The most entertaining and delightful way I get tins is when people mail me a box of tins. They may have one box or ten boxes. Sometimes, they were there mother's cookie tins or a "pushke" box that has some emotional attachment or nostalgic story. They don't want to throw away the tin cans, but they can't keep them either.

All the tins are flattened and storied on shelves by color, pattern or theme. Though I have help opening the tins, I am the only one that puts them away so I can make a mental note of their location. View my studio at: http://harriete-estel-berman.info/studio/visit-studio-Harriete-Estel-Berman.html

My materials - post consumer recycled tin cans - are just the beginning of the concepts behind my work. Each object has a story and deeper social commentary.

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    Harriete Estel Berman uses post consumer, recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry, teacups, sculpture, and installations. View her website at: www.harriete-estel-berman.info Blog: www.askharriete.typepad.com

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Last updated on January 25, 2015
All of my artwork and jewelry is made from post consumer recycled materials. As a recycling advocate for over 27 years my work is nationally and internationally known in over 38 books and 16 museum collections.

The tin cans used in my jewelry and Judaica all had a previous life as food or product packaging. I have 1000's and 1000's of tin cans and choose only the tin cans that are in the best condition to make my jewelry. Recent work includes earrings from re-purposed game boards and post consumer recycled plastic.

I have over thirty years of metalsmithing experience. The forms and fabrication methods I have developed are used to make the earrings, pins and bracelets strong, and lightweight without sharp edges. Despite their humble origins as trash, the jewelry I make is finely crafted and carefully constructed like fine jewelry.

Go to my web site at http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info to see the range of my work, resume or "VISIT the STUDIO" on line at: http://harriete-estel-berman.info/studio/visit-studio-Harriete-Estel-Berman.html

Videos about my work can be found on my website at: http://harriete-estel-berman.info/gall/videos.html

Since 2001, I have been writing professional advice for artists and makers. The PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES were written with the support and guidance of esteemed professionals in the field. Links are provided below for your information:
PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES
http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/profguidelines/professional-guidelines-for-arts-crafts.html

ASK HARRIETE http://www.askharriete.typepad.com/

Additional resource is the Professional Development Seminar from the SNAG Conferences which I helped develop and organize for many years.
http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/profguidelines/ProfDevSeminar.html

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Payment
Payment is by PayPal or personal check. If you prefer to pay by personal check, please contact the artist DIRECTLY. I will wait for your check to arrive and ship your purchase immediately.

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
California residents will be charged 9.75% tax.
My experience with PayPal is that sometimes does not automatically add the right CALIFORNIA SALES TAX for California residents. If it does not add the sales tax for California residents, you will be contacted by the artist to handle this transaction separately.
Shipping
Shipping is by USPS regular mail with Delivery Confirmation or Registered mail, insured depending on the price of the item. I will always use the most cost effective method. This usually takes 2 or 3 days for any where in the U.S. I always mail work promptly.

Sculpture and larger pieces are sent by U.S.P.S. registered mail if it fits in a box under their size limitation. An art shipper or Fed Ex maybe another option. An independent shipping company may be used for large installations.

No shipping charges for the Flower Pins. Bracelets or sculpture as necessary depending on the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
Work must be returned within 3 days of their arrival, unworn and in original conditions for full refund of the purchase price. If there are delays or difficulties and still want to return the bracelet, there is a restocking charge of $35 for a return.

Your other option is returning the items for full credit towards another purchase. I want only happy customers that truly enjoy my work.

Ask in advance for a sample pattern in paper to try on the bracelet if you are not sure about how the bracelet will fit over your hand. All hands are different...some hands are large or small, but the most important aspect is the flexibility of your hand. Some hands are more flexible about getting through the opening. Try on a paper pattern and see what you think.
Custom orders and commissions are not returnable.
Sculpture is available by arrangement for exhibition.
Shipping charges in both directions are the responsibility of the exhibition sponsor.

PAYPAL: Payment is accepted through PayPal payment in US Dollars.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. On the right hand side of the next page you will see 2 options, the 2nd one is to pay using a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.

If you are having any issues with PayPal, please do not hesitate to contact me and we will assist you in anyway that we can.

If you purchase something and change your mind before paying please let us know and we will cancel the transaction. I will NOT leave negative feedback for canceled transactions, nor leave negative feedback for buyers who don't contact us to cancel the transaction.

If you are having issues with PayPal or any other aspect of the transaction, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will work with you to accommodate your needs.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS: Custom orders are accepted for your choice of brand names, colors, or patterns depending on the availability of the request.

All custom made items should be discussed with the artist directly. All custom made items will cost about 50% more than buying items directly off of the internet (as you seem them.)
Contact me directly, anytime, I would love to make work special for you.

WHOLESALE: Purchase by galleries or stores at wholesale prices is possible.

CONSIGNMENT: I no longer do consignment for jewelry or Judaica at prices below $750. This is negotiable depending if my work is in an exhibition at a local museum or exhibition space where this level of exposure will facilitate sales.