JLMerrillMetals

Specializing in handcrafted jewelry and ironwork

Asheville, North Carolina · 68 Sales

JLMerrillMetals

Specializing in handcrafted jewelry and ironwork

Asheville, North Carolina 68 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   SACRED. A Return to Ancient Ways. Tribal. Industrial. Ethnic. Rustic. A collection of mixed metal jewelry featuring earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and buckles. Influenced through ancient world cultures and the natural ways of life on our planet. In the efforts to heal our environment, this business contributes monthly towards planting trees in the Amazon.

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Last updated on Dec 4, 2016

SACRED. A Return to Ancient Ways. Tribal. Industrial. Ethnic. Rustic. A collection of mixed metal jewelry featuring earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and buckles. Influenced through ancient world cultures and the natural ways of life on our planet. In the efforts to heal our environment, this business contributes monthly towards planting trees in the Amazon.

julie merrill

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julie merrill

Segmented Hoops
$98.00
Spiral Rivet Hoops
$84.00
Fire Cage Earrings
$88.00
Dot and Line Earrings
$84.00
Wavy Hoops
$79.00
Multi-Hoops Earrings
$85.00
Crescent Tribal Hoops
$77.00
Segment Necklace
$166.00
Twigs Bracelet
$265.00
Submarine Hatch
$160.00
Fire Cage Neckalace
$130.00
Tribal Fan Hoops
$81.00
Dream Catcher Earrings
$97.00

Reviews

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lstara

lstara on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous earrings -- unique and service was personal and very good.

lstara

lstara on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really cute & unique -- great service!

lstara

lstara on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The product is beautiful and the service was stellar.

Erin Harrington

Erin Harrington on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this for boyfriend for Christmas, since he's a serious craft beer drinker. It is a beautiful piece of art. Smooth to the touch, easy grip, and a timeless piece -- we were both impressed! Thanks Julie!

pamsuelar

pamsuelar on Nov 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this artist's work. I have three pairs of her earrings, all wear wonderfully.

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About

Modern and industrial work with an edge of the ethnic past, contributing funds each month towards healing our earth by planting trees in the Amazon.

Julie L. Merrill's Artist Statement

I have been working with metal since 2003.

Talisman and amulets were once carried for protection through the difficult world. I forge a connection to the past ways through my work. I capture the definition and defying of time, speaking to that inside of us, unchanging and persistent.
I specialize in mixed metal jewelry and accessories, using steel, silver, brass, bronze, and copper. Through forging, fusing, soldering, and riveting, I create ancient yet contemporary designs. While metal is one of the worlds’ toughest materials, I find it empowering and humbling to form and shape it to a new life, breathing expression of forgotten cultures.

I incorporate the textures of bones, seeds, stones, feathers, and quills into my metalwork, creating life and story. I also include industrial elements such as clock gears, bullets, keys, and machine parts that juxtapose natures’ sacred beauty and suggest a mysterious curiosity within the human spirit.

My passion is to offer adornment and meaning, to channel the flows of my experience into form, and to pursue and preserve the ancient, artistic techniques of blacksmithing. I create to reveal the quaint ruins of past and ethnic cultures to form objects of protection, beauty, emotion, and narrative.

Artist Biography

I am the third born of a Northern family, immigrated to the mountains of Western North Carolina over 40 years ago. I was born and raised in the mountains, on a small horse farm surrounded by hundreds of acres of forest. My childhood was filled with a lot of responsibility and fun, with an endless natural world to discover, whether through horses, the wilderness, or my own soul.

The years following my high school graduation were filled with adventure of many sorts; some formal studies in anthropology and dance, traveling to Africa many times, Europe, and Central America, as well as within the United States. Upon returning to Asheville, I began studying medicinal plants and soon after jewelry, which then brought me to an interest in larger steel production work.

Now, I specialize in handcrafted jewelry and ironwork, forging modern design with ancient technique. I am committed to a strong ideal of customer satisfaction and enhancement to ones’ life, as well as to meet structural and functional ironwork needs, in the most elegant and artistic ways. I find passion in working with metal and offering adornment and practicality. My chosen medium has brought me inspiration to maintain and preserve ancient techniques, to save the art of blacksmithing and share my passions with others.

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  • julie L. merrill

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Jeweler, Blacksmith, Photography, Shipping, Dancing, Poet, Lover, Laugher

    I have been working with metal since 2003. I create jewelry made by fabricating, riveting, hand forging, soldering, and fusing mixed metals, including steel, silver, brass, and copper with organic materials inspired by past and ethnic cultures.

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Last updated on December 7, 2016
Welcome to JL Merrill Metalworks! I specialize in mixed metal jewelry and accessories, using steel, silver, brass, bronze, and copper. Through forging, fusing, soldering, and riveting, I create ancient yet contemporary designs. While metal is one of the worlds’ toughest materials, I find it empowering and humbling to form and shape it to a new life, breathing expression of forgotten cultures. I contribute funds monthly towards planting trees in the Amazonian rain forest, in order to off-set my carbon footprint and assist in healing our environment.

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Payment
accepting all major credit cards through pay pal or etsy's pay site. NC state taxes apply for in-state orders.
Shipping
In stock items will ship within 1-3 days of ordering. Shipping will be Priority, unless otherwise requested.
Refunds and Exchanges
All custom orders are non-refundable.
In stock items may be returned for an exchange only.
All sale items final. No refunds or exchanges on sale items.
All custom orders, including commission items, are non-refundable.
Regularly priced items are eligible for exchange only within 30 days of purchase.
If you are not satisfied for any reason, you may return a web order within 30 days of shipment for exchange. (Does not include sale items)
In order for exchange to be honored, the item must be in its original condition, unworn and unaltered in any way.
Items that have been worn or damaged due to client negligence cannot be exchanged.