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**Wood jewelry (especially rings) should not come into contact with water! Wood always wants to absorb water causing it to swell. As it dries it shrinks again and this can lead to cracks and breakage. You should take your wood ring off to do dishes, shower, and wash your hands. If it gets wet dry it off right away. Please contact me if you have additional questions.**

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Last updated on May 10, 2016

Follow me on Instagram for process shots, custom work, and a behind the scenes images!!
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**Wood jewelry (especially rings) should not come into contact with water! Wood always wants to absorb water causing it to swell. As it dries it shrinks again and this can lead to cracks and breakage. You should take your wood ring off to do dishes, shower, and wash your hands. If it gets wet dry it off right away. Please contact me if you have additional questions.**

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My continued evolution

I have always been good with my hands, creative and nimble. One day in my late 20s I couldn't find the right pair of earrings for an outfit so I whipped up a pair from my random bead/craft stash. Sounds like a stretch, but I took my first jewelry class at 11, dabbled through school, even took metalsmithing and jewelry design in college. I am a maker and collector but I hadn't made anything in years. After those earrings I started putting things together, necklaces and bracelets from old game pieces or found items. I was beading and wrapping and playing and it was wonderful. Eventually I applied to a show but they rejected me. The work was good, interesting, but I was using commercially made pieces. So, I decided to make my own beads. I went to the wood store, picked out a few pieces, and went home with my hand saw and Dremel. My first necklace was cool but that is not what started my obsession. There was a small piece of bloodwood leftover and I remember asking myself if I could make a wood ring (I am a self taught woodworker after all). I still wear it to this day. Those first months were spent carving and experimenting in my basement, sending sawdust through the ductwork all over the house. After that I had a brief stint in the garage with a space heater and a single light bulb. January of 2009 saw me land a studio space at the Harrison Center for the Arts. My studio is a beautiful mess, full of tools and sawdust and children (I have three daughters). My first child and the real explosion of my craft came at the same time. Somehow one empowered me to succeed at the other. Once I opened that part of me I knew I could never put it away again. I would continue to create even if no one gave my work a second look. I hope that my craft gives people the courage to be true to themselves, to seek out the life they want to lead. But, above all else I want to be a strong female role model for my children. Recently when asked "What do you want to be when you grow up" my oldest said "An artist", I couldn't be more proud.

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Last updated on February 5, 2011
Welcome to studioAMF. All of the items you see are created by me, Allison, in my studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts located in downtown Indianapolis.

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Returns and exchanges
I do not accept returns or exchanges. However, I do guarantee my workmanship. If you have had your item for less than a year and something breaks due to a flaw in the wood or craftsmanship please contact me and I will make you a new item on me. If you let your jewelry soak in a puddle of water or break it getting rowdy (among a multitude of other reasons) you are responsible for the replacement. In either case I ask that you pay for the shipping, either $5 (domestic) or $13 (international).

A special note on rings...I can never make a ring smaller, only bigger. I make rings according to the sizes provided by the customer. I encourage everyone to have their fingers sized by a jeweler (this is a free service). I can not be held accountable if your ring does not fit. If the ring does need to be bigger I can adjust if for you slightly if you are willing to pay the shipping.
Payment
I accept paypal and money orders . I will not ship your item until payment is received. For paypal checks, I will not ship your item until the check clears. Please consider this timeframe when ordering your item.
Shipping
I ship all items via USPS priority mail. Now that we have a baby girl running around I can't make it to the post office as often and priority mails comes right to the door! I send everything out in the small flat rate boxes. Shipping on secondary purchases is free as long as I can fit everything into that box. If there are too many items I will contact you to discuss the revised rate.

This also applies to all international orders.

Also...please, please make sure your Etsy shipping address is correct. This is the address I will use unless otherwise noted in your 'message to seller.' I will not be held responsible if your item is sent to the wrong address.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love to take custom orders. Please allow 1-2 weeks for order completion. I also welcome wholesale orders, please contact me for details.

Please keep in mind I have several different types of wood available. If you see something you like and want it in another color just let me know. Also, if you have a type of wood in mind that I do not have please contact me, I might be able to get it for you. Lastly, if you want something in a shape or style you don't see contact me, I love a good challenge!

In addition to items on Etsy I maintain a website (www.studioAMF.com) with an ongoing archive of previously sold items and custom work.