Announcement Welcome all holistic healers and spiritual enthusiasts to Monarch Butterfly Design! These distinctive creations are formed with an array of gemstones and metals by an artisan jeweler - Mary Bartels. With a strong passion to mold beauty into every curve, Mary aspires to share the healing power of her wearable art pieces with a message of transformation and rebirth from the Monarch Butterfly. 💍🔮✨🦋
Welcome all holistic healers and spiritual enthusiasts to Monarch Butterfly Design! These distinctive creations are formed with an array of gemstones and metals by an artisan jeweler - Mary Bartels. With a strong passion to mold beauty into every curve, Mary aspires to share the healing power of her wearable art pieces with a message of transformation and rebirth from the Monarch Butterfly. 💍🔮✨🦋
Domed Antique Coin and Pink Baroque Pearl Ring on Sterling Wide Band Size 7 1/2
$125.00 FREE shipping
Brenda on Aug 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Mary helped me pick the chain and clasp. Absolutely love this necklace.
wswilcox1 on Oct 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
I am so happy to have bought this, as well as the pendant. The craftsmanship is uncommonly good and Mary was a joy to talk to.
Gabriel on Sep 17, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful work! Mary went out of her way to make sure I was happy with my purchase even after it broke a few weeks after purchase. She was able to repair it in a day and ship it back the next. Great seller!
moirashields on Mar 9, 20215 out of 5 stars
This aquamarine ring is stunning! The stone is huge, and the perfect shade of teal, the setting is unique and modern, very well crafted and comfortable. Mary went above and beyond to custom this ring to fit me and I received it in 3 days. I highly recommend this Artist!
jill on Feb 27, 20185 out of 5 stars
I love this ring. It was a Valentine's day present to myself. Not only was my husband thrilled he didn't have to shop for me, but I got JUST what I wanted. Great seller communication and a super cool ring. THANK YOU!
Mary Bartels, Jewelry Designer & Silversmith ~
It's been 13 years since I fell in love with the art of Silversmithing. In those years I found a whole new outlet my artistic side was craving. Along with my love of beads, I found the techniques of Stone-setting and metal fabrication really brought me so much joy!
Those are just some of the ways I've learned to incorporate new designs in my jewelry.
I use high quality gemstones in my work, along with a variety of textures on the metals.
I retired in 2005, and moved to the Coast--Pacific Grove. Having an ocean view often inspires me, as well as calms my wandering creative thoughts. It is with this in mind that I began attending Monterey Peninsula College studying in various classes in the Metal Arts Dept. I became a Silversmith and work in metal fabrication, as well as lost wax casting. I enjoy setting all natural stones in many kinds of ways. I like to let the stone lead the way. I will sometimes use beads, as I have collected quite a treasure trove of them, but they are not always a necessary part of the design.
The passion for creating in metals moved me out of the classroom and into a home studio where I now create my pieces. I am surrounded by tall trees and a coastal breeze inspiring me while I work. I enjoy collecting new pieces to be set, and I can't wait for the next one!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I was born & raised in California. I am happily married 30+ years to the same man and have grown children. My career has evolved from real estate--construction--landscape design--utility operations, and now to metal arts. This is the last one!
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