MolecularMotifs

Handmade Science Jewelry | Molecular Designs | Fossils

Pendleton, Oregon On Etsy since 2016

16,175 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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MolecularMotifs

Handmade Science Jewelry | Molecular Designs | Fossils

Pendleton, Oregon | 16,175 Sales

Announcement    Thank you for supporting my small business! All jewelry is handcrafted at my studio in Oregon, USA. MMotifs is a Handmade Science Jewelry Shop conceived of by me, Tera. I am a science nerd, former art instructor and artist with an unlikely Super Power-Autism. I am on the spectrum and I feel it is why I am able to create unique, science oriented designs and have a successful shop. Feel free to ask me more about it, I am an open book. My partner, DC , also on the spectrum, contributes as a Human Calculator and expert at Excel. With a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Washington University in STL, his knowledge of how the brain works and the chemistry behind our brain is also useful. DC's talent's don't stop there, he adds the chains to many of the pendants and makes the beautiful gemstone Chainmaille designs you see in the shop.

A HUGE thank you goes out to the thousands of happy customers who have supported me through the years; without you, my dream of sharing my life's artwork would never be possible. Your appreciation for my art truly means the world to me.

❤️Tera, the geeky gal behind the jewelry. Find me on IG @molecularmotifs

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Last updated on Sep 6, 2020

Thank you for supporting my small business! All jewelry is handcrafted at my studio in Oregon, USA. MMotifs is a Handmade Science Jewelry Shop conceived of by me, Tera. I am a science nerd, former art instructor and artist with an unlikely Super Power-Autism. I am on the spectrum and I feel it is why I am able to create unique, science oriented designs and have a successful shop. Feel free to ask me more about it, I am an open book. My partner, DC , also on the spectrum, contributes as a Human Calculator and expert at Excel. With a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Washington University in STL, his knowledge of how the brain works and the chemistry behind our brain is also useful. DC's talent's don't stop there, he adds the chains to many of the pendants and makes the beautiful gemstone Chainmaille designs you see in the shop.

A HUGE thank you goes out to the thousands of happy customers who have supported me through the years; without you, my dream of sharing my life's artwork would never be possible. Your appreciation for my art truly means the world to me.

❤️Tera, the geeky gal behind the jewelry. Find me on IG @molecularmotifs

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"My story’s unwritten, the pen's in my hand, I will not give up, I will withstand! " ~Tera Rose, survivor, owner, creator, metalsmith, and designer at Molecular Motifs.
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About MolecularMotifs

Sales 16,175
On Etsy since 2016

Handmade Science Jewelry & Gifts Inspired by The Universe

✦ABOUT MOLECULAR MOTIFS & THE ARTISTS BEHIND THE MOTIFS✦

Molecular Motifs is a handcrafted science jewelry and gift shop created by myself, Tera Rose. It is a culmination of my passion for science, art and metalsmithing. I am a certified Art and Special Education teacher and have my B.F.A. in Mixed Media and Studio Art. I decided to make my passion of making jewelry, specifically science themed jewelry, my full-time career. I absolutely love turning an abstract idea into something we can see, feel and wear! The teacher in me also finds a lot of joy in knowing that my creations open up a dialogue and give the wearer an opportunity to teach people about their jewelry!

Recently, the demand for my creations has greatly increased and I have "employed" my partner, DC, to help out.

DC is responsible for the beautiful gemstone chainmaille creations you can find in my shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MolecularMotifs?search_query=chainmaille

With a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, his knowledge of how the brain works and the chemistry behind our brain is also immensely useful.

✦AROUND THE WEB✦

This year we have been featured in Awesome Stuff 365. Please visit this link to help promote my creations: https://bit.ly/31m2exc

✦HOW IT’S MADE✦

My creations are a result of my Autistic mind. If it were not for my Autism, this shop would not exist.

Below is a list of "Autism Simulation Videos" that I feel can help people understand what living with Autism is like. Keep in mind that while it can be difficult to navigate through a "neurotypical" world, Autism is also a gift. We see and feel what others do not and grace this world with our own unique perspective.

The Party: A Virtual Experience of Autism https://youtu.be/OtwOz1GVkDg
Experience Autism Through Carly's Eyes https://youtu.be/KmDGvquzn2k
Walking Down the Street https://bit.ly/2BUkZhu

Each creation is meticulously made to order and lovingly handcrafted in my workshop. Most of my creations are cast from upcycled metals that are melted down and turned into something new. Reusing metals allows me to bring my customers affordable, competitively priced, high quality, handmade jewelry.

In addition to metalsmithing, I am absolutely in love with gemstones and fossils. I dig around to find the most unique, eye catching pieces to turn into something unusual and completely one-of-a-kind. If you are looking for a specific gemstone but it isn't listed here, chances are I have it in my collection just waiting to be turned into jewelry for you!

✦CUSTOM DESIGNS✦

I would love to custom design a motif just for you! Please email me via Etsy for pricing details and turn around times. Customs usually take 1-6 weeks depending on the detail of the project. Prices for custom designs start at $55. This also includes custom packaging such as quotes / graphic designs. Visit my Create A Custom Design Listing for more details here: https://etsy.me/2w14cpM

✦EARTH FRIENDLY PACKAGING✦

I package my creations in a jewelry envelope with an art card. All my jewelry is ready for gift giving-no extra wrapping is required! All packaging is Earth-Friendly and made from recycled paper. I both design and print my cards myself and accept custom requests. Share your idea with me and let's customize your gift packaging! All cards are printed with re-manufactured inks. Read about how using re-manufactured inks protects our environment here: https://www.cartridgeworld.com/environment-think-green/

✦SUPPLIERS✦

I believe in supporting independent businesses and artists like myself. I want to give a big thank you to the people that help with my supplies. Each shop link is listed below:

John, AZ Meteorites: www.azmeteorites.com
Jared, Made of Metal: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeOfMetal
Amy, Rainstudios: http://www.rainestudios-supplies.com/
Rio Grande: www.riogrande.com
WeaveGotMaille: www.weavegotmaille.com

✦SOCIAL MEDIA✦

You can also interact with me on IG and FB. Become my follower on IG and be the first to have dibs on a one-of-a-kind creation. I post new items weekly!
Instagram @molecularmotifs
Facebook: @molecularmotifs

Thanks for visiting my shop and I hope to have the opportunity to create something special for you!

~Tera Rose, a geeky gal Inspired by the Universe!

Inspired by the Universe™, Molecular Motifs™ and All Graphics and Designs are the Intellectual Property of Molecular Motifs Copyright © 2016

All rights reserved. Designs, photos, descriptions and written text are protected by law.

Shop members

  • Tera

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My creations are a result of my Autistic mind which is obsessed with science,art,metal casting & fossils.I have been creating & selling jewelry since I was a kid, delighted to connect with others and share my interests through my tangible creations!

  • DC

    Co-owner, Creator, Director Of Marketing

    Tera's right hand man, creator of chainmaille, photographer, and numbers guy.

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Last updated on Feb 7, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How it's Made

My jewelry is hand-cast using the lost wax method with both upcycled copper alloy and sterling silver metals. Each listing states what material the piece is made from.

Each piece starts out as a wax model. To keep the figure in place, wax sprues are attached to the model and then it is place inside a steel cylinder. The cylinder is filled with an investment mold material that resembles plaster. After the investment is properly set, the cylinder is placed into a kiln and brought up to 1,310 degrees in order to burn out the wax pieces (hence the term Lost Wax). Molten metal is then poured into the mold, cooled, polished and ready to be turned into jewelry!

Custom and personalized orders

I would love to custom design a motif just for you! Please email me via Etsy for pricing details and turn around times. Customs usually take 1-6 weeks depending on the detail of the project. Prices for custom designs start at $55. This also includes custom packaging such as quotes / graphic designs. Go here to learn more: https://etsy.me/2VYfOt8

Earth Friendly Gift Packaging

All jewelry comes in a jewelry envelope or box and is ready for gift giving-absolutely no extra wrapping is required!

Select items come with a jewelry velvet pouch for safe keeping along with a polishing cloth.

I design & print my own fact/quote cards. Share your idea with me and let's customize your gift packaging!

All cards are made from recycled kraft paper and printed with remanufactored inks.

Read about how using remanufactured inks protects our environment here: https://www.cartridgeworld.com/environment-think-green/

Gemstones & Fossils

All of my gemstones and fossils come from a trusted dealer. I use Genuine Dinosaur Bone & Coprolite,Ammonite Fossils, Coral Fossils, Orthoceras Fossils,Semi-precious gemstones,Precious Fire Opals, and created fire opals in my creations. If I don't have a gemstone you have been looking for listed, chances are I have it or can find it for you!

Why am I being charged a tariff fee?

Since BREXIT, the UK now taxes its citizens for importing goods. If you buy goods online from outside the EU for delivery to the UK, you'll have to pay a Customs Duty (if over £120 value) or an Import VAT (if over £18) on top of the purchase price. This is a fee placed by the EU government and MM is not responsible for paying taxes to the EU.

Why am I charged a tariff fee from your shop but not other Etsy shops?

Other shops may mark the package as under $10 USD, evading importation laws so their customers will not be charged a tariff tax but this is ILLEGAL and those shops can be prosecuted in a court of law. We abide by all laws and your package will be marked with the exact amount you paid, nothing less. We are not responsible for paying this fee. If your package is sent back because the tariff was not paid for, the buyer will have to pay for return postage. If the tariff is not paid, it gets marked as "Unclaimed" and may never return back to me-Refunds for unclaimed items will not be accepted. Please understand this before making your purchase.

How to Take Care of Upcycled Copper Plated Jewelry

Plating is a process where a layer of silver or gold is coated onto the surface of another metal. Since the jewelry is not 100% solid silver or gold, extra care should be taken to maximize it's lifespan. Plated items have been sealed but may wear off over time.

Here are some ways To decrease the chances of your jewelry from fading:

• Do *not* shower, swim or expose your jewelry to water or chemicals.

• After every use, clean your jewelry with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dirt. Do *not* use soap or a polishing cloth as this will strip away the plating.

How to Take Care of Sterling Silver Jewelry

Aside from Gold, Sterling Silver is the best type of metal to wear because it will not rust, you can shower in it and it doesn't degrade over time-it lasts forever!

Sterling Silver will naturally acquire a patina when exposed to air but can easily be cleaned off. To keep your Sterling Silver jewelry shiny, wear it! Your own body oil will keep off the patina but when you aren't wearing it,it is suggested that you keep it in an airtight container such as a ziplock bag. It can also be polished with jewelry cleaner or a polishing cloth.

Gift Certificates/Store Credit/Exchanges

MOLECULAR MOTIFS SHOP CREDIT POLICIES:

We are a handmade shop. This takes a lot of work and time on our behalf. Due to this, all sales are final. Some exceptions may be applied. Please contact me before sending back your purchase. Items sent to me without approval may be returned to sender.

Each gift certificate/shop credit may only be used once. If you have a remaining balance, that balance will not be refunded. Please keep this in mind before you make your purchase using this code.

In the event that you require store credit, you will be issued a a gift certificate. Please contact me if you have further questions regarding your MM Gift Certificate.

Wholesale availability

I would love to bring my jewelry into your shop or online store! I can also customize packaging to suit your shop. Please email me via Etsy for pricing details and turn around times.