MaraFriedland

Cultivate. Jewelry and Metalsmithing by Mara Friedland

Oregon, United States · 28 Sales

MaraFriedland

Cultivate. Jewelry and Metalsmithing by Mara Friedland

Oregon, United States 28 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome!
My jewelry and metalwork are inspired by the components of nature that are not often seen at first glance. The work is one of a kind and limited edition collections.Flowers capture my interest most and I am seduced by not only the color, but the patterns and repetitious shapes.I am fascinated when looking at a blossom closely, as if I had a magnifying lens, finding beauty in even the tiniest shapes and spaces.
In my jewelry, I enjoy using silver, gold, hand pigmented resins or the luminous surfaces of enamel to reference the colors and patterns in nature and celebrate these intricacies.
To minimize my impact as a maker on the environment, I use recycled metal, look for responsibly mined gemstones, and use non-toxic material wherever possible.

For more information, please visit: MaraFriedland.com

Announcement

Welcome!
My jewelry and metalwork are inspired by the components of nature that are not often seen at first glance. The work is one of a kind and limited edition collections.Flowers capture my interest most and I am seduced by not only the color, but the patterns and repetitious shapes.I am fascinated when looking at a blossom closely, as if I had a magnifying lens, finding beauty in even the tiniest shapes and spaces.
In my jewelry, I enjoy using silver, gold, hand pigmented resins or the luminous surfaces of enamel to reference the colors and patterns in nature and celebrate these intricacies.
To minimize my impact as a maker on the environment, I use recycled metal, look for responsibly mined gemstones, and use non-toxic material wherever possible.

For more information, please visit: MaraFriedland.com

Mara Friedland

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Liza Dally

Liza Dally on May 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Item was exactly as described and arrived very quickly. Such a vibrant, feminine piece.

Anonymous on May 31, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful interpretation of a natural element such as the lavender leaves. . . nThese earrings have un unusual dangling movement, so feminine! nAnd the fact that they aren't completely identical is a plus. nThank you !

Anonymous on Dec 16, 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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About

Jewelry and metalwork are inspired by the components of nature that are not often seen at first glance

I have always been a passionate artist and maker. As a BFA sculpture student I had the opportunity to take my first jewelry course at Penland School of Crafts in the summer of 1998. This was a life changing experience, as I saw how I could create small wearable sculptures.
In 2011 I graduated with my MFA in jewelry and metals from East Carolina University. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to study under excellent professors and mentors; honing my craft and conceptual ideas related to design.
Currently, I am a Martha Stewart American Made finalist and an American Craft Council exhibitor as well as a professor in Northern Arizona.I am a ACC Baltimore exhibitor and will be exhibiting at the ACRE Las Vegas wholesale show. I love the many facets of jewelry- from the history and sentimentality of pieces, to emotional connections which are cultivated through wear.
I am excited to share my love of jewelry and metals with a greater community.

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  • Mara Friedland

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Mara Friedland graduated with is a Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in Metals. Currently, she is focused on the idea of growth and is exploring new techniques with hand pigmented resins.

Manufacturers
  • CAD operator

    Portland, OR, United States

    With the intrinsic nature of the Resinate line, some of the pieces have been created with the use of CAD technology.

  • Casting Company

    Grass Valley, CA, United States

    All of the Resinate work is designed in my studio. I have chosen to have some of my designs cast in order to create multiples in a time and cost effective manner.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 24, 2014
My jewelry and metalwork are inspired by the components of nature that are not often seen at first glance.Flowers capture my interest most and I am seduced by not only the color, but the patterns and repetitious shapes.I am fascinated when looking at a blossom closely, as if I had a magnifying lens, finding beauty in even the tiniest shapes and spaces.

In my jewelry, I enjoy using silver, gold, or the luminous surfaces of enamel to reference the colors and patterns in nature and celebrate these intricacies.
Please feel free to view my website at: www.MaraFriedland.com

All work is copyrighted to the artist and may not be reproduced by any means without the express written permission of the artist.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PAY PAL
You do NOT have to have an account with Paypal, just click the Paypal button when you go through the checkout and look for the link to pay with your credit card!

Once payment is received your purchase will be shipped the next business day.

If you have any questions concerning an item, a policy, or anything else about my shop please feel free to convo me.
Shipping
I ship USPS priority mail unless otherwise specified.
I cannot be held responsible for loss, theft or damage of your package due to shipping errors. If you want like to add insurance, please let me know. Summer orders usually ship within 24 hours from the time you make a payment. Currently I am a full time graduate student, as well as a jeweler. Orders during regular college semesters can take up to 3 days to process. Thank you ahead of time for your patience! If you have time constraints and need if fast convo me and I'll be happy to oblige you!
Refunds and Exchanges
Communication is everything, so please do so. I will respond promptly. Most of my items are one-of-a-kind, please keep this in mind. Everything is negotiable if you have been responsible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I enjoy creating custom pieces via Alchemy. Please convo/email me if you would like to discuss specific projects. Thank you!