MichelleLenaeJewelry

Modern Organic Gemstone Jewelry with Recycled Metals

Washington, United States · 143 Sales

MichelleLenaeJewelry

Modern Organic Gemstone Jewelry with Recycled Metals

Washington, United States 143 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(70)

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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 3-5 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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Last updated on Apr 19, 2016

Thank you for noticing my work here on Etsy!

>> <<

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 3-5 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 me
Facebook: MichelleLenaeJewelry
Instagram: @michellelenaejewelry
Twitter: @michellelenae

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(70)
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.

tropx

tropx on Apr 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely checkerboard green garnet cut down to a large oval & bezel set into a 14k pendant with a sterling back that has been pierced in a floral design. Beautiful custom designed piece of quality artistic craftsmanship! -Thank You Michelle-

widgetj27

widgetj27 on Apr 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a gift for my niece who loves and is inspired by mountains. She adored this, and I couldn't get over how beautiful and elegant it was!

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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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