MaryClaires

Handmade statement jewelry

Fair Oaks, California

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About MaryClaires

Sales 198
On Etsy since 2012

Mary Claires Handmade jewelry

Mary Claires is a shop designed for women who want something different in their jewelry, something more art-sy and colorful. Polymer (Clay) has been a 2 year adventure into making one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that also incorporate re-cycled jewelry bits from thrift shops and jumble sales. I take great delight in tearing these "found" pieces apart, never knowing where they might fit into designs of my polymer jewelry. My adventure with polymer has many teachers and mentors who provide inspiration and technical advice on a daily basis, but I find myself in my shop alone with that inspiration trying to do it justice while not copying. Translating that spirit and technique into jewelry for the shop is a never-ending story. If I miss day in the studio, I am a little down and feel I have missed the creative journey for that day. I hope my visitors will also enjoy my constant striving to create more interesting and colorful work.

Shop members

  • Mary Hargrave

    Owner, Artist, Creator

    I am a jewelry artist working primarily in polymer clay, but a little with resin. I also love to find old jewelry and embellish or upgrade it to give it a new life. Bumping around to find old jewelry, I often locate interesting vintage items.

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Last updated on Mar 10, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We can talk but I usually cannot replicate items I have already made. I can do some custom orders depending...

Sizing details

I try to give you the size of everything that is for sale in my shop - if I have neglected to do so, please just ask.

Gift wrapping and packaging

My packaging is done with as many recycled materials as I possibly can find that fit the size and type of item you have purchased.

Why jewelry?

Jewelry has always been a wearable source of creative inspiration for me. Art jewelry, in particular, makes a strong statement of individuality as small sculptures worn on the body for adornment. I value creativity, re-use of materials, color and a sense of humor. I also am a compulsive shopper at Goodwill, Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale, Hospital Guild shops and other likely places where I find old jewelry and other odd bits to re-use in new compositions. My current fascination is for old computer parts, recycled watch cases, and tiny found objects. I am a member of the Northern California Artists and sell my jewelry compositions in the gift shop of the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.