LunasaDesigns

Rebekah Timlin Meddles - Meddler in Metals and more....

Michigan, United States · 2544 Sales

LunasaDesigns

Rebekah Timlin Meddles - Meddler in Metals and more....

Michigan, United States 2544 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(1321)

Announcement   Thank you for supporting handmade and my very small business in Hart, Michigan. All made to order/made to size items are currently taking 1 to 2 weeks to make. This INCLUDES my Tiny Stacking Ring Collection. Please contact me if this is for a specific occasion and you need it sooner. Because I'm a one woman operation, custom orders and made to order sizes can take some time to make. Please order with that in mind when getting gifts for special occasions. If you need something for a specific date, please let me know in the message to seller box when ordering. I want to make sure everyone gets their gifts on time. If you have any questions please let me know. Thank you!

♥Proud member of Etsy Metal Team: http://etsymetal.etsy.com

♥Proud member of the OLD TIME ETSY TEAM! - which does NOT mean I'm elderly, it means I've had a shop on Etsy for a looong time! :)
Check out our shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/oldtimeetsy

{pssst... facebook fans of Lunasa Designs always hear news first, get sneak peeks at jewelry before it's listed and get special sales that no one else knows about} Become a fan of the Lunasa Designs facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lunasadesignsjewelry

You can also check out my website to learn more about me and my crazy ways... http://www.lunasadesignsjewelry.com

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 1, 2016

Thank you for supporting handmade and my very small business in Hart, Michigan. All made to order/made to size items are currently taking 1 to 2 weeks to make. This INCLUDES my Tiny Stacking Ring Collection. Please contact me if this is for a specific occasion and you need it sooner. Because I'm a one woman operation, custom orders and made to order sizes can take some time to make. Please order with that in mind when getting gifts for special occasions. If you need something for a specific date, please let me know in the message to seller box when ordering. I want to make sure everyone gets their gifts on time. If you have any questions please let me know. Thank you!

♥Proud member of Etsy Metal Team: http://etsymetal.etsy.com

♥Proud member of the OLD TIME ETSY TEAM! - which does NOT mean I'm elderly, it means I've had a shop on Etsy for a looong time! :)
Check out our shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/oldtimeetsy

{pssst... facebook fans of Lunasa Designs always hear news first, get sneak peeks at jewelry before it's listed and get special sales that no one else knows about} Become a fan of the Lunasa Designs facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lunasadesignsjewelry

You can also check out my website to learn more about me and my crazy ways... http://www.lunasadesignsjewelry.com

Rebekah Timlin Meddles

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Rebekah Timlin Meddles

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1321)
Lauren Holmes

Lauren Holmes on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! Lovely rings! Worth the wait! I love the jewelry design and craftsmanship! Hope to do business again in the future! :D

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About

A little bit about me....

I'm a one woman operation ("mama" to 3 little boys, 3 dogs, 3 cats and 3 ferrets) originally from Detroit, Michigan and now living in Hart, MI (with quite a few years of detours in between in New Mexico, Oregon, Colorado and Utah). I use classic metalsmithing techniques to make everything you see here.

When making jewelry I focus on simplicity, texture, rich color and strive to make things that are organic in nature and complement the body's natural flow. I have a fascination for contrasts and finding the unexpected in life - which fuels my love for mixing shiny stones with weathered and blackened metals; and rough, interesting found objects with shiny or brushed metal.

I've always been fascinated with finding little treasures in unexpected places. At one time I even wanted to be an archaeologist - and used to hike around the family farm as a kid, trying to scout out where an ancient civilization may have lived... I would dig, KNOWING that I would uncover some beautiful remnant of their culture... Just under ONE more shovel full of dirt...
I never did uncover anything. Apparently Michigan isn't known for its archaeological dig sites. Who knew?
♥ Now, I am fascinated with making jewelry that looks as if it has been dug up from the ground... excavated from some ancient site...
Or maybe an old hippie commune...

I love being a work at home artist, mom to 3 creative, rambunctious little boys but (as you can imagine) my life can get crazy sometimes! - I love it when my customers understand this and realize I might be sporadic in my communication with you - although I try my hardest to reply to emails immediately.

I love working small (hence my love of making jewelry).

I began working with metal about 30 years ago when I started hanging out in my dad's studio, trying to "look over his shoulder" to see what he was doing and asking a ton of questions. One day I walked into his studio and he silently handed me a jewelers saw and a sheet of copper. It was his subtle way of keeping me out of his hair. ha ha!
My love of metal, jewelry, and all things tiny was born!
Although in those days I broke more saw blades than anything else!

So, in a nutshell: I learned metalwork from my artist father (Hugh Timlin), got my entrepreneurial spirit from my mother (Two Moons) and studied art at the University of New Mexico with a focus mainly on ceramic and metal sculpture. I had some amazing instructors (and I will be forever grateful to them)! Suzanne Stern - who is an amazing jewelry artist and has been featured in many jewelry art magazines, Constance DeJong who makes large scale metal sculptures and has work in several museums, Gina Bobrowski - an amazing porcelain sculptor, Michael Ceschiat and many more. They taught me everything I needed to know and inspired me to keep creating and keep learning!

I still break way too many saw blades.

For more about me - check out my blog: http://lunasadesigns.blogspot.com/

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  • Rebekah Timlin Meddles. Meddler in Metals and other things....

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Born in Detroit, MI. Rebekah grew up on a small farm in Lake, MI when her family moved there when she was 6. Homeschooled by 2 artist parents she learned metalsmithing at a young age. She continued her art education at the University of New Mexico.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 28, 2014
Welcome to my Etsy shop!
Everything in my shop is handmade by me. From the design sketched out on paper, to cutting, hammering and soldering raw materials, to the finished product.

All Jewelry is gift boxed, tied with a ribbon and from a smoke free house and studio - unless you count the things I accidentally set on fire with my torch! With 3 little boys I do NOT have a pet free home. Animals are not allowed in my studio but they are in the near vicinity - please be warned if you have severe allergies.

All custom sized rings take 1-2 weeks to make. I'm always willing to work with you if you are in need of something quickly - but please contact me before purchasing to make sure I can do it. I'm a busy mom and sometimes life gets pretty chaotic. ♥
All CUSTOM orders (anything you want me to design) take time. I cannot stress this enough - the brain of an artist is unpredictable - we can sometimes come up with design ideas immediately - and sometimes it takes months... years... The Mona Lisa took 10 years and still wasn't finished.
I promise I won't take 10 years... BUT please be prepared... If you want a custom designed piece with special, one of a kind elements that I have to find, you need to be a very patient person. ;) Sometimes I wish I were a machine so that this wasn't the case - but then, why buy handmade?

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept personal checks, money orders and Paypal. There will be a hold on all merchandise until your check (or echeck) clears. At which point I will mail your order promptly! :)
Shipping
Shipping is standard first class (USPS) and includes delivery confirmation (within USA). Please contact me if you would like a different shipping method.

Shipping is always combined - $0.10 to $0.25 for each additional item.

Shipping outside of the U.S. is first class mail. Please be aware that your country may charge you additional import or customs fees. It's impossible for me to know all of the fees that each country charges. Please be aware of your individual country's fees before ordering. An explanation of fees can usually be found on your Postal systems website.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand by my jewelry as quality handmade art. If you have any problems with it - what so ever - Please do not hesitate to contact me. I want you to be happy with the piece of jewelry you have purchased from me!

Returns will be accepted 7 days after receipt of item (by delivery confirmation date) for full refund minus shipping. Jewelry must be returned in new - unworn condition in the same packaging it was sent to you. Please contact me before returning an item so that I know to expect it.

Exchanges are also accepted - Please contact me for more info.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Feedback*
Like most people with online shops, I take feedback VERY seriously. It is an extremely useful tool in building our reputations online. Please do not use feedback as a way to contact me with problems. If you have any problems (for example: did not receive your package) please contact me via email (on your etsy receipt) or via Etsy conversation. I am always willing and happy to fix anything that I can - I cannot fix a problem if I don't know about it though. ♥

More information

Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How do I figure out my U.S. Ring size if I live in another country?

I will figure out your size for you. Just enter in any size during check out and leave a me a message telling me your actual size and country and I will convert it to a U.S. size.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I use pretty little jewelry boxes and wrap everything in tissue paper... I would be happy to include a gift card (free of charge). All you have to do is let me know what your gift message is at check out. Use the "message to seller" box to let me know.