Kerdan

Exploring endless possibilities in enamel and metal.

55 Sales

Kerdan

Exploring endless possibilities in enamel and metal.

55 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (35)

Announcement   Thank you so much for stopping by. Please follow me @kerdan_inspired where you'll find announcements and work in progress previews.

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2018

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please follow me @kerdan_inspired where you'll find announcements and work in progress previews.

Shearin Abdel Monem

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Shearin Abdel Monem

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About

Kerdan: Reinvention and a Leap of Faith

Kerdan means "pendant". But there is more to it than that, it's a status symbol in Bedouin culture, and for a long time now has become something of the past. Women would typically wear it in bright gold for the world to admire. They are heavy, bold, dynamic, and have a lot of movement. One of the first pieces I made was a copper kerdan; a revival of sorts, but more than anything a statement of happiness.

All journeys have a start, and mine began with wire and the versatile rivet. I'm fascinated by the fact that they can be both ornamental and connective. Cold connections inspire me, as their design possibilities are endless.

Recently I've been drawn to enameling; a world that celebrates color and glitz. Enameled pieces are dramatic, bold, rich, and full of depth. Each piece tells it's own story.

Jewelry making is all about the process. How you navigate your way from the beginning to the end. It’s quite exhilarating because you don’t really know how something will turn out. You can imagine it, dream it, but it’s the steps you take towards its completion that breathe character into a piece.

My work continues to be about bridging the gap between my past and present. It is also an exploration of my identity, and pushing boundaries.

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  • Shearin Abdel Monem

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm Shearin Abdel Monem. I'm a mother, wife, and artist. I make jewelry in my small studio in Irvine California.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 11, 2013
Welcome to Kerdan! I'm so happy you're here! I hope you find something that speaks to you, and that you'll be thrilled to wear. I'm excited to be sharing my love of everything fun and bold. Enjoy your visit!

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Returns and exchanges
I am happy to accept returns. Please contact me first regarding your return.

Return shipping is the responsibility of the sender.

The return period is 24 hours within receipt of your package. A refund excluding shipping fees will be issued once I receive the returned item.
Payment
I accept paypal and all major credit cards.
Shipping
USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation will be used. If you prefer to expedite your package please let me know, and I will re-calculate your shipping charges. Thanks!
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of my work is in sterling silver, and on occassion brass and copper may be used.

Caring for your jewelry: Please do not use chemical cleaners, as they may break up the patina treatment. Soak piece in warm water and baking soda. Then rub with a soft cloth to remove any dirt build up.