MicheleAFriedman

Michele A Friedman Wool Felt & Sterling Jewelry

Chicago, Illinois · 86 Sales

MicheleAFriedman

Michele A Friedman Wool Felt & Sterling Jewelry

Chicago, Illinois 86 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy Shop.

My work in general is comprised of sterling silver, 18k Bi-metal and set with wool felt. I call this line FELT. The jewelry is fabricated by myself in my studio in Chicago, IL. USA. I have been a full time metal smith since 1998.

***Please know that April through October are extremely busy months for me as I travel all over the US to exhibit my work at many outdoor art fairs. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience if it takes a teeny bit longer for items to ship or for me to respond personally to any queries. Please know that I am conscientious and will do my very best!!!***

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 21, 2018

Welcome to my Etsy Shop.

My work in general is comprised of sterling silver, 18k Bi-metal and set with wool felt. I call this line FELT. The jewelry is fabricated by myself in my studio in Chicago, IL. USA. I have been a full time metal smith since 1998.

***Please know that April through October are extremely busy months for me as I travel all over the US to exhibit my work at many outdoor art fairs. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience if it takes a teeny bit longer for items to ship or for me to respond personally to any queries. Please know that I am conscientious and will do my very best!!!***

Michele A Friedman

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(23)
ISABELLE POCARD

ISABELLE POCARD on Apr 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Soooo original !!! I can't stop wearing them. Very high quality sterling silver and felt .... PERFECT TRANSACTION.

sscolovos

sscolovos on Mar 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Creative, unique, super cute, and a convo-piece. Everything a niece wants in a birthday gift.

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Updates

All for sale in my booth at The Main Street Ft Worth Arts Festival!
http://www.mainstreetartsfest.org/experience-main-st./the-art/artist-category?year=2016&category=Jewelry
I'm in booth 416 in St Paul, MN through Sun, 4/10!
http://shows.craftcouncil.org/stpaul
These earrings and all jewelry in my Etsy Shop are 20% off through March 31, 2106! Just enter MMADNESS16 Coupon Code when checking out! Thanks!
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About

Michele A Friedman Wool Felt & Sterling Jewelry

My jewelry is inspired by graphic, product and furniture design as well as architecture. Different European and American Design Movements from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries have had a profound effect on me and my design aesthetic. Key among them is Modern Design. Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, Vasily Kandinsky and Marimekko are among the many architects, designers and artists that inspire and influence me. Growing up in Chicago gave me an appreciation of architecture and attending Parsons School of Design in New York City exposed me to the exciting world of design.

Since developing my first line of all metal jewelry in 1994, I had wanted to incorporate color into my work without setting stones. The challenge was determining an alternative material. After much trial and error I concluded that wool felt would be an excellent candidate. It possesses rich, saturated color, a hint of texture and is both flexible and durable. After experimenting I began to love the interplay between the bright, soft wool felt and the dark, hard oxidized silver.

I make and set wool felt stones into my jewelry. The jewelry is made of oxidized sterling silver with some pieces incorporating 18k Bi-metal and gold plated brass screws. The metal work acts as a backdrop to showcase the rich wool felt. These two materials constantly provide challenges and rewards as I continue to explore and push the envelope.

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  • Michele A Friedman

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Born, raised and currently living in Chicago. Attended Parson School of Design in NYC.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 11, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! Thank you for your interest.

My FELT jewelry line consists of wool felt set in oxidized sterling silver. Some larger items may also include 18K Bi-Metal and gold plated brass screws. This line of jewelry came into existence because of my desire to incorporate color, pattern and texture into my work without setting stones.

Due to the handmade nature of my work, please allow for subtle variation from images pictured on Etsy.


FELT designs are copyright Michele A Friedman. Designs are filed with the US Library Of Congress.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
My goal is for you to LOVE your jewelry. If you are not satisfied with your jewelry, please contact me within 7 days after receipt of the jewelry to arrange for an exchange or merchandise credit. I travel frequently, so please contact me before shipping jewelry back to me. When shipping jewelry, always make sure item is packed well and insured. Item must be returned in good condition. Shipping charges will not be refunded.
Payment
For sales made through my own website, the method of payment is Paypal. On Etsy, multiple methods of payment are accepted.
Shipping
I travel frequently to shows. In the event that I am on the road when I receive an order and expect a delay in shipping, I will contact you immediately. I always have access to email and my Etsy shop while traveling.

I ship UPS within the US. If provided an email address, I will provide tracking.
International orders will be shipped First Class USPS with no insurance.

Regarding International shipping:
*Michele A Friedman does not pay Import Duties or Taxes. The customer is solely responsible for all duties and taxes.

*The customer is responsible for any extra charges that are incurred such as: customs' fees or import duties and taxes which are levied once a shipment reaches your country.

*Michele A Friedman has no knowledge of duty rates/taxes or the import laws for any individual country.
Additional policies and FAQs
JEWELRY CARE
All items are shipped with care/bio cars for your reference.

FELT. The felt is durable and well protected within the sterling silver bezels. The felt is the depth of the bezels and not just a thin layer lying on top. For the most part the felt is glued in and will not fall or pop out. Some items are friction fit, but they will not fall out.

I recommend storing items in ziploc baggies. This will prevent dust, dirt, lint, scratches and other general damage. Every so often take a piece of masking tape and gently dab the surface of the felt. That will remove surface dirt, lint and revitalize the surface of the felt. It is just like de-linting a sweater and works amazingly well.

The sterling silver is oxidized. I don't recommend cleaning or polishing it.

Do NOT use a polishing cloth on any of my work. A polishing cloth will "polish" out the intended matte or oxidized finish.