MetalRocks

Unique Metal Artisan Gold & Silver Jewelry that Rocks!

Nanaimo, Canada · 14821 Sales

MetalRocks

Unique Metal Artisan Gold & Silver Jewelry that Rocks!

Nanaimo, Canada 14821 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Quality handmade jewelry - earrings, hoops, cartilage earrings, sleeper hoops, posts, dangles, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings and more! All items are handmade personally by myself from quality argentium sterling silver, sterling silver, gold, yellow gold fill and rose gold fill metal puchased from either RioGrande or Umicore. Due to this personal touch, I have a 3 to 7 business day turn-around time for construction and up to 10 business days for Custom work. If you need your item in a hurry please notify me so I can let you know if I can accommodate your time-frame.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL EARRINGS YOU RECEIVE WILL BE BRAND NEW - NEVER WORN!!

Enjoy and do be sure to contact me by clicking on Contact MetalRocks should you have any questions or comments. I appreciate your time!

Check out my videos on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJJCi1KmMQE

To learn more about me http://www.etsy.com/shop/MetalRocks/about

Checkout my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/MetalRocks/141091932567742

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJJCi1KmMQE

***Testimonials***

THIS is what I have been looking for - literally for YEARS!
Love the simplicity. Sharon is a genuine person with an obvious love of her craft. You won't be disappointed! - Leslie from Duluth MN

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 14, 2018

Quality handmade jewelry - earrings, hoops, cartilage earrings, sleeper hoops, posts, dangles, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings and more! All items are handmade personally by myself from quality argentium sterling silver, sterling silver, gold, yellow gold fill and rose gold fill metal puchased from either RioGrande or Umicore. Due to this personal touch, I have a 3 to 7 business day turn-around time for construction and up to 10 business days for Custom work. If you need your item in a hurry please notify me so I can let you know if I can accommodate your time-frame.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL EARRINGS YOU RECEIVE WILL BE BRAND NEW - NEVER WORN!!

Enjoy and do be sure to contact me by clicking on Contact MetalRocks should you have any questions or comments. I appreciate your time!

Check out my videos on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJJCi1KmMQE

To learn more about me http://www.etsy.com/shop/MetalRocks/about

Checkout my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/MetalRocks/141091932567742

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJJCi1KmMQE

***Testimonials***

THIS is what I have been looking for - literally for YEARS!
Love the simplicity. Sharon is a genuine person with an obvious love of her craft. You won't be disappointed! - Leslie from Duluth MN

Sharon Dudka

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About

Metal Artist that Rocks! I LOVE Etsy!

My name is Sharon Dudka and I’ve been making jewellery most of my life. I love nature’s jewels (rock) and metals and am always seeking ways to marry them. In 1987 I took my passion further, attending metal smithing courses at the Southwestern Cultural Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At the time, I was studying the art of Astrology, so I began to independently study the stones representation via the Astrological signs and their various healing properties. I’ve been a professional astrologer since 1989 and love to marry this knowledge within many of my pieces.

In 1990 I decided to give up my day job and move to beautiful Vancouver Island to pursue my dream of being a fulltime metalsmith and astrologer. I began doing various markets in Victoria BC, most notably the Bastian Square and Moss Street Markets. I began my healing line of Chakra Balanced Jewelery at this time and opened an office on Fan Tan Alley for my astrology practice. It was a wonderfully busy time with both businesses growing rapidly.

Sungoma Art Centre in Duncan BC had just opened in 1993 where Russell Davies, a goldsmith from England, founded a Jewelery school. To further my skills I attended in 1994 and lived on the campus with numerous other smiths learning and being inspired together. By this time I was no longer doing markets but had an agent to sell my creations.

Then life changed drastically due to a car accident in September 1994 in which I became the victim of a head injury. I had just moved to the area and people around me didn’t realize I was different. It took several years before I gained enough insight to understand what happened to me. Jewelery and astrology went to the sidelines while I struggled to recover. It was several years before I made Jewelery again as I acquired a fear of the torch with my head injury and could no longer solder. In my need to create I started making a few pieces though were confined to simple wire and rock.

I made my first solder joint since the accident on June 19, 2008 and feel I am finally back to being me!! I opened my Etsy shop one month later. The pieces you see listed are made with love of the materials and the process. I am grateful for the time I could not solder as it gave me a greater appreciation of wire and the creativity that can be achieved via this medium. I like to think my years of loving my craft, training and fighting/finding my way back to my creative outlet are in every piece I make.

It has been an honour to send my items all over the world to now thousands of happy customers. It was a huge learning curve and today I still am challenged somewhat however, lists and sticky notes are my best friend! I am grateful and give thanks to my peers who walked beside me during this journey and to my fabulous customers! It has been an absolute joy working with and designing for you all these past years!! I am excited about my new designs and hope to offer even more innovative creations soon!!

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact. ENJOY!!!

Shop members

  • Sharon Dudka

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, I Do Everything Myself! All Administrative, Shipping, Designing And Creating!

    My name is Sharon and I’ve been making jewelery most of my life. I love metals, raw or processed, it matters not. I often wake up in the middle night to sketch out designs and I cannot gaze upon the metal without 'seeing' something taking shape!

  • Kat

    Assistant

    My beautiful daughter helps with packaging when she isn't busy riding!!

  • Star

    Assistant Foot Warmer

    As you can see, she is also a RIDER fan!!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 29, 2018
I love what I do! It is thrilling to have my work distributed to the various corners of the world! I am grateful for every customer - for each of you built this shop right along with me. I appreciate and value this opportunity to create and for the platform Etsy has afforded this artist! You all ROCK!

Please know that all my ear wires, posts, soldered hoops, etc., were handmade by myself in my studio. To make my pieces I use a jewellery-making process called fabrication, which utilizes sheet and wire metal available from a smelting company. All my metal is purchased from either Rio Grande or Imperial Smelting unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: All my pieces are handmade to order by myself and therefore your item may vary slightly, however size and materials used will not.


PLEASE NOTE: ALL EARRINGS YOU RECEIVE WILL BE BRAND NEW - NEVER WORN!!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and Exchanges will be accepted within 7 days of receipt minus shipping costs. Items must not have been worn for health reasons, especially earrings.

CUSTOM ORDERS: If your item is custom made and created to your specifications, your payment is non-refundable. Payment is required before I start to order materials or construct the piece.

If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me so we can negotiate a positive resolution. :-)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping charges will not be refunded.
Payment
Estimated shipping time
Canada: 3-5 business days
United States: 5-10 business days
Europe: 10-20 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 10-20 business days

Returns and Exchanges will be accepted within 7 days of receipt minus shipping costs. Items must not have been worn for health reasons, especially earrings.

CUSTOM ORDERS: If your item is custom made and created to your specifications, your payment is non-refundable. Payment is required before I start to order materials or construct the piece.

If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me so we can negotiate a positive resolution. :-)

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping charges will not be refunded.

International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the Canada may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond the original delivery estimates.
Shipping
Custom Orders - please allow up to 10 business days for construction.
All other items other than Ready to Ship please allow 3-7 days for construction.

Estimated shipping time
Canada: 3-5 business days
United States: 5-10 business days
Europe: 10-20 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 10-20 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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US customers:
As I live on an island in the Pacific Northwest my packages are couriered to the mainland and from there to Blaine, WA where they are scanned into the USPS system. All US packages are tracked.

Canadian customers:
- light packet: $4.00, takes 1-7 days, no tracking number.
- expedited parcel: $11.50, takes 1-7 business days, fully insured, tracking number included.
- Xpress Post: $15.00, takes 1-2 business days, fully insured, tracking number included.

International customers:
- light packet: $10.10 takes about 2-3 weeks, no tracking number.
- small packet: $12.50, takes about 2-3 weeks, no tracking number.
- *New tracked packet: $48, takes 6-20 business days, insured for up to $100, tracking included.
- Xpress Post: $70, takes 3-7 business days, fully insured, tracking number included.

International Orders are not considered missing until 30 business days have passed.


>Please note that any taxes and customs fees are the buyers responsibility.

PLEASE NOTE:
International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the Canada may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond the original delivery estimates.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please convo regarding items you wish to order in bulk for wholesale prices. I will consider any reasonable requests.

All my the metal used to construct my pieces is from Imperial Smelting, Rio Grande, G&S Metals or Capilano Rock and Gem, other than up-cycled metals which are made from my own personal odds & ends. The stones have been purchased various places over the years, mostly lapidary shows. I have started to purchase from Etsy and will provide the seller's name in the listing when these stones are used.

JEWELRY CARE:
All sterling silver tarnishes through a process called oxidization but can easily be cleaned with commercial silver cleaners purchased at jewelry counters, drug stores, etc., treated polishing cloths or with the homemade cleaner below. While most commercial cleaners are safe for gemstones, please be VERY careful with pearls, as their luster can be harmed by cleaners so carefully read ALL directions on the container before placing your pearls in them! The following recipe is safe for Sterling, Argentium, gold, silver, brass, copper and bronze.

SIMPLE HOMEMADE CLEANING SOLUTION:

1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp dish detergent
1 c hot water

1. Cut a piece of aluminum foil to roughly cover the bottom of a small, glass bowl.
2. Add water to bowl (do NOT add the foil) and heat in the microwave until hot but NOT boiling.
3. Into the bowl place foil and add salt, baking soda and dish detergent.
4. Place your jewelry on top of the foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Rinse in cool water and dry completely with soft cloth.
5. Discard solution after use as it will no longer work.

If pieces are heavily tarnished, you may have to repeat process by first soaking items and then cleaning with a soft toothbrush, rinse and repeat the process. Always ensure you dry your items thoroughly.




PLEASE NOTE: ALL EARRINGS YOU RECEIVE WILL BE BRAND NEW - NEVER WORN!!
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.
Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
•as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
•when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
•if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
•as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
•Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
•Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
•Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
•Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Please know the only time I take information off the Etsy site is when shipping and to submit tax information to the government. Other than that, I hold nothing of any personal information or any copies for any length of time.