SharonStaffordMetals

Vessels, jewelry, and other fine craft - in metal.

Arlington, Massachusetts · 24 Sales

SharonStaffordMetals

Vessels, jewelry, and other fine craft - in metal.

Arlington, Massachusetts 24 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   I love to weave, crochet, fold, and hammer metal. The textures and forms are fascinating! I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoy making it!

Shipping & handling within the US is $8.00 shipping for purchases under $150 (USPS priority mail.) Free Shipping for purchases of $150 or more (single or multiple item purchases.)

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 17, 2018

I love to weave, crochet, fold, and hammer metal. The textures and forms are fascinating! I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoy making it!

Shipping & handling within the US is $8.00 shipping for purchases under $150 (USPS priority mail.) Free Shipping for purchases of $150 or more (single or multiple item purchases.)

Sharon Stafford

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Sharon Stafford

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
Jean-Francois

Jean-Francois on Jan 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful earrings, fast shipping, good communication with the artist. Bought as a gift that was really appreciated!

Lisa

Lisa on Dec 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The snowflake is completely awesome and made an outstanding present for my niece. It will be cherished in the years to come.

Lisa

Lisa on Dec 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The snowflake is completely awesome and made an outstanding present for my niece. It will be cherished in the years to come.

jhhcrs53

jhhcrs53 on Mar 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are amazing. The are so intricately done and I've never seen another like them. I know I will receive many compliments!

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Updates

Feeling Loopy? So is this continuous loop crocheted wire scarf necklace! The latest listing in my shop. Swing by and check it out!
"Twists & Bands"
Fluid, flowing, lightweight, organic, one-of-a-kind necklace. Silver knit cord with band-like beads.
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About

I am continually amazed to be working as a metals artist!

When I decided on other pursuits in college rather than metals, I thought “I’ll get back to metals someday”. How many times do we say those things knowing how unlikely they are? And yet, here I am – a metals artist.

My re-entry into metals, about 10 years ago, was through a class called “Woven Metal Techniques”. Suddenly, two of my favorite things - metals and crochet were merged. I continued to take metals classes and also sought out basketry classes to learn more about fiber techniques. Using basketry and fiber techniques in metal brings a wonderful sense of discovery – the nature of metal seems to change when woven and the nature of a traditional fiber technique can have a very different appearance when done with metal. I frequently incorporate these techniques into my work as well as more traditional metalworking.

Even with life full of digital images, I still find myself drawn to interesting objects that I can pick up, hold, and investigate. Objects with intriguing form, volume, and textures, as well as unexpected details – this is what I love to explore and bring to my artwork.

Ultimately it’s working with my hands, designing, immersing myself in the creative process, and learning to go where the artwork leads that is fulfilling. I am happy and grateful to be here doing this and sharing it with you.

Shop members

  • Sharon Stafford

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2018
Hello and welcome to my shop! I hope you enjoy your visit.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me via Etsy within 3 days of receiving your package - my intent is for you to be happy. I will only accept returns of items in new and unused condition from buyers who have contacted me within 3 days of receipt. (Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.)

Please note: Crocheted wire pieces are a bit fragile and need to handled with more care than most jewelry. Please be sure to read the care and storage guidelines provided in each item's description and included with your package. Unfortunately, I cannot accept returns for damage to crochet pieces due to improper care and storage.
Payment
I accept credit card payments though Etsy. Payment is expected at time of purchase.
Shipping
I ship all in-stock items within 3-5 days of receiving payment, unless there is an exception below.

I ship made to order items within 10-14 days of receiving payment, unless there is an exception above.

Items will be shipped via USPS priority mail, in a small flat rate box when feasible. Priority mail now includes tracking on all packages. Additional insurance in the appropriate amount will be included for all Items valued over $400. (This cost is included in the free shipping rate.)

All items ship from Arlington, MA or thereabouts. Please allow a reasonable amount of time to receive your order, as shipping time varies by location.