MarkWengryn

Mark Wengryn - Original Jewelry and Inspired Creations

Allentown, Pennsylvania · 596 Sales

MarkWengryn

Mark Wengryn - Original Jewelry and Inspired Creations

Allentown, Pennsylvania 596 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Bailey Baumgartner

Bailey Baumgartner on Nov 17, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

Looked just as promised :) boyfriend loved it. Just wish it came in a metal that didn't turn your fingers blue.

Mawy

Mawy on Aug 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The necklace is beyond description, really a piece of art! I get compliments on it even by non Mass Effect fans. Shipping was quick but got stuck at Customs (in Germany).

Ahmed Elmo

Ahmed Elmo on Jul 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very unique idea, resembles the goron bracelet exactly! Fast shipping! Although the ring does leave a green band around your finger when worn for too long. Nevertheless, I very much enjoy this collectors item!

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Last updated on July 24, 2014
Hello! Thank you for visiting my shop! You'll find a unique blend of original creations and items inspired by geekery and fandom, Most of my original work tends to be abstract, often incorporating simplistic geometric edges or subtle curves. Even the techniques employed can guide the direction of an idea as it is formed, and designs that start as a simple sketch will often evolve throughout the process of creating the finished piece. I tend to use stones minimally, letting the metal play a more prominent role in the design. In an age of rising costs, I also aim to create works that retain value beyond an initial aesthetic appeal. Silver remains my favorite due to its natural beauty and relative affordability compared to other precious metals. I strive to be precise and clean in my craftsmanship, and I often choose to leave my work with a brushed finish instead of a high polish.

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Payment
I'm currently accepting only Paypal and direct checkout, as it's much faster and secure. In the event that you purchase via eCheck through Paypal, I'll ship things as soon as it clears.
Shipping
Speaking of shipping, Here's what I generally try to do:

Anywhere in the US:
- Priority Mail flat rate

International:
- USPS Priority International
- USPS First Class (on certain marked items)

I do the best I can to get things out within 48 hours of payment, but if there's gonna be a hold up, I'll let you know.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to work out refunds on a case-by-case basis. If you feel you need to return something, contact me and we'll work something out. I aim to please
Additional policies and FAQs
About the materials I use...

- Argentium Silver:
Argentium is essentially the same grade as Sterling (93% silver), but is also alloyed with Germanium. This special alloy greatly inhibits oxidation and keeps the surface virtually tarnish-free.

-Sterling Silver:
Sterling silver is an alloy of about 93% silver and 7% copper. I usually purchase my raw materials through Rio Grande, which mills their stock silver with a high degree of quality in the USA. I try to maintain this quality in all items I mark as "Sterling". Generally, sterling is hypoallergenic, and I use sterling silver for ear wire in all earrings.

- Bronze:
CDA #230 alloy (85% copper/15% zinc); also known as NuGold, Jeweler’s Bronze or Merlin’s Gold. The brass and bronze material I use is purchased from sources that do NOT have a percentage of lead content.

- Aluminum:
Alloy 3003; I usually don't use aluminum, as it's often too soft and prone to excessive bending. Still, it maintains a tarnish-resistant finish longer than other metals.

- Nickel Silver:
CDA #752 alloy (65% copper, 17% zinc, 18% nickel). I prefer not to use this, as the name itself is misleading. There is no silver content in Nickel Silver, and it is also a difficult, stiff metal to work with. However, with Sterling silver staying around $35/oz, I occasionally produce items in this material to provide a cheaper "silver" colored alternative.

-Solder:
All my items are soldered with silver solder, which is alloyed with Zinc and is lead-free.

About Tarnishing:
As with all of these metals, tarnishing is a natural occurence. I usually leave my items with a brushed finish, which is easier to maintain than a high polish. While I do try to preserve the finish with a layer of "Renaissance Wax", tarnishing, oxidation and fingerprints are inevitable.
Any antiquing or patina on an item is subject to wear from use or cleaning. While it may alter the original finish, there are numerous ways to clean an item of tarnish. Here are a few items you may be interested in for maintenance:

Polishing cloth:
http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/H201543TL

Renaissance Wax:
http://www.amazon.com/Renaissance-Wax-Polish/dp/B003AJWN62