MichelleLenaeJewelry

Bespoke, sustainable, handmade fine jewelry.

Washington, United States · 147 Sales

MichelleLenaeJewelry

Bespoke, sustainable, handmade fine jewelry.

Washington, United States 147 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(72)

Announcement   <>Due to the high demand of wedding & custom orders, turnaround time for all custom orders is approx 6 weeks.
Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop!

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Please visit my website for more jewelry including more custom items.
http:/michellelenae.com

Every piece of jewelry is originally designed and handmade to order by me in my Seattle studio. All metal used is from recycled precious metals. I select every single gemstone individually for it's unique one of a kind natural beauty and purchase from trusted dealers with honest & responsible business practices.

I also offer recycling and reclaiming of your old unworn jewelry! Please contact me if this interests you.

Turn-around time can range between 4-6 weeks depending on the piece. Please refer to my shop policies for my complete shipping information.
If your order needs to be rushed, please contact me.

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Instagram: @michellelenaejewelry
Twitter: @michellelenae

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 24, 2016

<>Due to the high demand of wedding & custom orders, turnaround time for all custom orders is approx 6 weeks.
Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop!

>><><<

Please visit my website for more jewelry including more custom items.
http:/michellelenae.com

Every piece of jewelry is originally designed and handmade to order by me in my Seattle studio. All metal used is from recycled precious metals. I select every single gemstone individually for it's unique one of a kind natural beauty and purchase from trusted dealers with honest & responsible business practices.

I also offer recycling and reclaiming of your old unworn jewelry! Please contact me if this interests you.

Turn-around time can range between 4-6 weeks depending on the piece. Please refer to my shop policies for my complete shipping information.
If your order needs to be rushed, please contact me.

>><><<

Follow my work!
Facebook: MichelleLenaeJewelry
Instagram: @michellelenaejewelry
Twitter: @michellelenae

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(72)
PoeHorse

PoeHorse on Sep 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another gorgeous piece from Michelle. Already pondering my which item I'll add to my collection this Christmas.

Brighid Kennedy

Brighid Kennedy on Aug 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love my la femme globe earrings!! I ordered them in aqua chalcedony - the cut of the globes reflects light beautifully and the gorgeous aqua color glows in the sun! Michelle is always wonderful to work with! She finished the earrings early and they arrived a couple days ahead of schedule. Thank you!! 💛💛💛💛💛

skcampbell29

skcampbell29 on May 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Working with Michelle was very easy. She was dedicated to making this ring perfect for me and my fiance. The only thing I can say is that the color of the mountain range was not as dark as my fiance and I expected it to be. But, it is a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry that we love. I would highly recommend working with Michelle.

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They just keep getting better and better! I'm so in love with this ring. My signature Gold Mountain Inlay ring with palladium and 22k gold. This one I made custom for a client with the Presidential Range. heartpulse #swoonworthy #unique #modernmountain
Handcrafted with recycled 14k palladium white gold & 14k rose gold and a eternity of diamonds. Customized to perfection.
Get her in the light and boy does she blush. heartpulse I'm lovin the warmth that only a Ruby exudes.
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About

How I found my way to Jewelry fabrication

At a young age I discovered my passion for construction. While my mom attended church, I would sit in the office and construct paper models of cities out of index cards, paper clips and masking tape. Around 10 years of age I began beading and twine knotting making friendships for anyone I could. At 17 I moved to Seattle from California and started working at a bead shop in Pike Place Market, where my curiosity and wonderment for gemstones came alive.

In 2000 I began studying visual arts and explored my skills in painting, sculpture, ceramics and printmaking. Near the end of my 1st year of exploration I was finally able to get a spot in the coveted introduction to metals course taught by Mary Lee Hu. I was completely hooked after our first class and 2 years later I graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA in Metals and Jewelry fabrication.

I strive to push myself daily as an artist and metalsmith, furthering my education in a richly historic and fascinating field. I love exploring new metals, techniques and hypnotizing myself with stunning gemstones and minerals. Innately, I'm a hoarder (I blame it on my grandmother who doesn't have a blank space on her wall) so I end up collecting stones for years before I finally let them go and turn them into a piece of jewelry. One of my biggest inspirations is knowing that people will treasure their jewelry, hopefully for generations, and pass their treasures down to their children and grandchildren.

I source most of my gemstone found world-wide, from domestic suppliers who share the same passion for ethical business and trade practices. All gemstones are purchased either from US mines and International mines that work as transparent and conscious as they can to mine and trade responsibly and sustainably. All metals I use are 100% recycled either purchased from a refiner, or recycled in-house by me. I offer my clients in-house recycling/reclaiming and re-purposing of their old jewelry.

I believe that jewelry is an expression, not just an accessory. It is art that adorns the body expressing history, culture, tradition, hope, friendship and love. It's because of those things that creating my work with lasting integrity is paramount in my fabrication process.

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  • Michelle Lenae

    Owner, Jewelry Artist And Goldsmith, Designer

    I am a California native but Seattle is my home. I love the gorgeous transitions between seasons, I am an avid snowboarder, my favorite question is "why?" and I have a serious addiction to cheese. Oh yeah... I LOVE what I do for a living!

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