UruzMetals

handmade metal jewelry, pagan ritual tools & sculpture

New Orleans, Louisiana
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Announcement    ⚠️ 𝓗𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓞𝓻𝓭𝓮𝓻 𝓘𝓷𝓯𝓸 & 𝓓𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼 ⚠️

𝕳𝖔𝖑𝖎𝖉𝖆𝖞 𝕾𝖍𝖔𝖕 𝖀𝖕𝖉𝖆𝖙𝖊 | Friday, December 2nd at 12pm CST
Our BIG holiday update will include lots of your favorite staples, which will be Ready to Ship, along with some gorgeous one-of-a-kind beauties from our Shield Maiden, Viking, and Reliquary Collections. This will also be your last chance to order a Runic Arm Ring, which will be discontinued indefinitely on Sunday, December 4th at 11:59pm CST.

𝒫𝒮𝒜 | There are only 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 behind this business. We create each piece by hand, prepare each package for shipping, then deliver them in-person to our central post office. We also manage every other aspect of this art business, like communications, website management, online sales, social media, scheduling, public relations, etc. All of this is on top of operating three other art businesses and a brick & mortar shop in the historic French Quarter. We can do all without the benefit of an outsourced production team or bots because we are organized, but we need your help. ALL of the info you need regarding Holiday Ordering can be found below, in the Listing Details, and/or in your Order Details.

• Ready to Ship Items | shipped within 1-5 business days
• Customized Ready To Ship Items (i.e., chain length, finish, etc) | allow up to 5 business days for alterations
• Made To Order Items | allow 10 business days for them to be created
• Customs are CLOSED

• Unsure of whether an item is "Ready to Ship" or "Made to Order"? Each listing will note this in the description, but feel free to inquire.
• Please let us know in the Order Notes if you are needing items for Hanukkah.
• If you have placed an Order, your anticipated shipping time is listed in your Order details.
• Please do not message us on multiple platforms with shipping time inquiries, which only serves to slow down our overall response time.

𝒫𝐿𝐸𝒜𝒮𝐸, help us by choosing handmade gifts with enough time to be completed and shipped. 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧'𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬.

Hanukkah
Made To Order | Dec 4
Ready to Ship - USPS 1st Class | Dec 9
Ready to Ship - USPS Priority | Dec 12

Yule
Made To Order | Dec 4
Ready to Ship - USPS 1st Class | Dec 11
Ready to Ship - USPS Priority | Dec 12

Christmas
Made To Order | Dec 4
Ready to Ship - USPS 1st Class | Dec 11
Ready to Ship - USPS Priority | Dec 12

Christmas International *
Made To Order | Nov 14
Ready To Ship (with alterations) | Nov 21
Ready To Ship | Nov 28
* NOTE: Shipped via USPS Priority Mail International ONLY. Customs and Local Postal Offices may delay packages. These delays are outside of our control. Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for shipping. This is in addition to our production time (noted in each listing). Allow several weeks extra for USPS First Class International Mail.

_____

Uruz Metals specializes in fine art jewelry and metal sculpture, as well as forged steel, welding, and fabrication. All of my products are handmade by me in my New Orleans shop. If you would like to see my work in-person, my art market and festival schedule is posted here: http://www.uruzmetals.com/about.html

To find out more about my process, please head over to my "Shop Story".

Items listed on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/uruzmetals/) that do not indicate that they have sold are up for grabs! Just comment in the thread or DM us. We're happy to make a Reserved Listing for you here on Etsy.

To be included in early pre-sales and other exclusive offers, be sure to enroll for our newsletter (link on website www.uruzmetals.com).

Visit my Terms and Policies page to help you answer any questions about the ordering process:
www.etsy.com/shop/UruzMetals/policy

Thank you SO much for supporting handmade and Uruz Metals. ✨ 🔨

𝓥𝓲𝓼𝓲𝓽 𝓤𝓼
Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective
822 Chartres St - New Orleans, LA 70116

Hours | https://g.page/r/CWBCD2ADKuPPEBA

"Where every day is Halloween"


𝓛𝓮𝓽'𝓼 𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓷𝓮𝓬𝓽!
https://linktr.ee/uruzmetals

Follow along on Instagram @uruzmetals and use the hashtag #uruzmetals to submit images of your Uruz Metals fine art jewelry and sculpture.

And our other shop:
Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective | www.darkmatteroddities.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 27, 2022

⚠️ 𝓗𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓞𝓻𝓭𝓮𝓻 𝓘𝓷𝓯𝓸 & 𝓓𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼 ⚠️

𝕳𝖔𝖑𝖎𝖉𝖆𝖞 𝕾𝖍𝖔𝖕 𝖀𝖕𝖉𝖆𝖙𝖊 | Friday, December 2nd at 12pm CST
Our BIG holiday update will include lots of your favorite staples, which will be Ready to Ship, along with some gorgeous one-of-a-kind beauties from our Shield Maiden, Viking, and Reliquary Collections. This will also be your last chance to order a Runic Arm Ring, which will be discontinued indefinitely on Sunday, December 4th at 11:59pm CST.

𝒫𝒮𝒜 | There are only 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 behind this business. We create each piece by hand, prepare each package for shipping, then deliver them in-person to our central post office. We also manage every other aspect of this art business, like communications, website management, online sales, social media, scheduling, public relations, etc. All of this is on top of operating three other art businesses and a brick & mortar shop in the historic French Quarter. We can do all without the benefit of an outsourced production team or bots because we are organized, but we need your help. ALL of the info you need regarding Holiday Ordering can be found below, in the Listing Details, and/or in your Order Details.

• Ready to Ship Items | shipped within 1-5 business days
• Customized Ready To Ship Items (i.e., chain length, finish, etc) | allow up to 5 business days for alterations
• Made To Order Items | allow 10 business days for them to be created
• Customs are CLOSED

• Unsure of whether an item is "Ready to Ship" or "Made to Order"? Each listing will note this in the description, but feel free to inquire.
• Please let us know in the Order Notes if you are needing items for Hanukkah.
• If you have placed an Order, your anticipated shipping time is listed in your Order details.
• Please do not message us on multiple platforms with shipping time inquiries, which only serves to slow down our overall response time.

𝒫𝐿𝐸𝒜𝒮𝐸, help us by choosing handmade gifts with enough time to be completed and shipped. 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧'𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬.

Hanukkah
Made To Order | Dec 4
Ready to Ship - USPS 1st Class | Dec 9
Ready to Ship - USPS Priority | Dec 12

Yule
Made To Order | Dec 4
Ready to Ship - USPS 1st Class | Dec 11
Ready to Ship - USPS Priority | Dec 12

Christmas
Made To Order | Dec 4
Ready to Ship - USPS 1st Class | Dec 11
Ready to Ship - USPS Priority | Dec 12

Christmas International *
Made To Order | Nov 14
Ready To Ship (with alterations) | Nov 21
Ready To Ship | Nov 28
* NOTE: Shipped via USPS Priority Mail International ONLY. Customs and Local Postal Offices may delay packages. These delays are outside of our control. Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for shipping. This is in addition to our production time (noted in each listing). Allow several weeks extra for USPS First Class International Mail.

_____

Uruz Metals specializes in fine art jewelry and metal sculpture, as well as forged steel, welding, and fabrication. All of my products are handmade by me in my New Orleans shop. If you would like to see my work in-person, my art market and festival schedule is posted here: http://www.uruzmetals.com/about.html

To find out more about my process, please head over to my "Shop Story".

Items listed on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/uruzmetals/) that do not indicate that they have sold are up for grabs! Just comment in the thread or DM us. We're happy to make a Reserved Listing for you here on Etsy.

To be included in early pre-sales and other exclusive offers, be sure to enroll for our newsletter (link on website www.uruzmetals.com).

Visit my Terms and Policies page to help you answer any questions about the ordering process:
www.etsy.com/shop/UruzMetals/policy

Thank you SO much for supporting handmade and Uruz Metals. ✨ 🔨

𝓥𝓲𝓼𝓲𝓽 𝓤𝓼
Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective
822 Chartres St - New Orleans, LA 70116

Hours | https://g.page/r/CWBCD2ADKuPPEBA

"Where every day is Halloween"


𝓛𝓮𝓽'𝓼 𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓷𝓮𝓬𝓽!
https://linktr.ee/uruzmetals

Follow along on Instagram @uruzmetals and use the hashtag #uruzmetals to submit images of your Uruz Metals fine art jewelry and sculpture.

And our other shop:
Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective | www.darkmatteroddities.etsy.com

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About UruzMetals

Sales 1,060
On Etsy since 2009

the passionate artist finds his niche

Hello and thank you for showing interest in my work. I specialize in fine art jewelry and metal sculpture, as well as forged steel, welding, and fabrication. In my free time, I also paint and am a musician. All of my artwork is handmade in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 2006, I earned Bachelor's Degrees in metals and glass blowing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (with cum laude honors). I completed a minor in Art History, specializing in tribal art.

I have always been drawn to organic designs, forms, and textures. Typically, I have a definitive design in mind but I work in an organic manner. Rather than forcefully imposing my design onto the metal, I work with the materials and allow the forms to develop naturally during the creation process. Metal has a surprisingly organic nature to it and I find that working in this style allows my pieces to take on a unique, natural appearance. This concept plays heavily in the way that I forge metal and the forms that I create.

I find heavy surface textures, especially hammer marks and patinas, beautiful. I believe that the presence of hammer and file marks are important elements that demonstrate the mark of the maker, giving each piece its own individual identity, a feeling of timelessness, and distinguishes that my work is made by hand. I am by the American Craftsman and Art Nouveau movements of the late-1800s to early-1930s. All of these influences have inspired my unique sense of style and design.

I start my work with wire or flat pieces of metal. Each piece is hand formed using a process of heating, hammering, shaping, and cooling. The resulting pieces are truly unique - no two are ever alike.

My jewelry is always designed with the wearer in mind. Hand-formed metal components are sealed with a lacquer upon completion, which means that the materials and patinas (finishes) will not change over time or react with skin contact.

My neck pieces are all made of solid sterling silver that has been antiqued with a patina. The torque neck pieces are forged by hand in my shop. I also offer for pendants to be hung on a silver (sterling silver plated in fine silver) chains, which are commercially supplied from Italy. Chain lengths are pictured in 18”, but other lengths can be custom ordered (also available in 20” and 24”). Some of these chains are antiqued with a non-toxic patina.

Earring wires are made of solid Niobium, which is a hypoallergenic alloy. Sterling silver is available upon request at no additional charge.

My work is made from found, natural objects and built into wearable keepsakes. The materials I use have character and are inherently unique, and that is what I enjoy about working and creating with them. Although each object is described and photographed to the best of my ability, the nature of hand forging and sourcing of natural stones and minerals often lends to each product's uniqueness.

I collect and create everything in a small shop in my back yard, while my wife is the photographer, marketing guru, and the organizing force behind my online presence. We love to drink lots, and lots of coffee.

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Let's Connect!
Facebook | www.facebook.com/uruzmetals
Instagram | www.instagram.com/uruzmetals
Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/uruzmetals
Website | www.uruzmetals.com

Follow along on Instagram @uruzmetals and use the hashtag #uruzmetals to submit images of your fine art jewelry and sculpture.

And our other shops:
Nuttier Than A Squirrel | www.nuttierthanasquirrel.etsy.com
The Sweet Emulsion | www.thesweetemulsion.etsy.com - coming soon!
bomb bombs | www.bombbombs.etsy.com - also coming soon!!

Shop members

  • Josh

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello! I’m Josh: owner, maker, and lover of all things metal. I live in New Orleans with my wife and two dogs, Nola and Dredger. We love hiking for inspiration, camping, and traveling to new destinations.

  • Chrystal

    Photographer, Assistant/Secretary, Technology Wizard

    This is Chrystal (my wife): photographer, assistant/secretary, and marketing guru. She is the organizing force behind the web presence for Uruz Metals. She also serves as the technical advisor for “all things sparkly and/or shiny”.

  • Dredger + Nola

    Customer Service

    These are the "kids", Dredger and Nola. They make us laugh, and they'll make sure that you're happy too. They are party animals and are aficionados on metal music. They love having stay at home parents so they can have party time all day.

Shop policies

Last updated on Jun 28, 2022

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Cancellations: not accepted

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More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Please contact me concerning custom pieces; I really enjoy working on one-of-a-kind projects. Customized items may be returned if they are incorrectly made due to Seller error. All other custom works are not eligible for return.

Earrings are not eligible for return due to hygienic concerns.

Care instructions

Metal jewelry is not meant to be exposed to damp conditions for extended periods. Please remove your jewelry before bathing, swimming, or strenuous exercise. Metalwork jewelry is prone to deformation and/or breaking when dropped or struck with force. Proper care of your purchase will ensure its long life. Uruz Metals is not responsible for damages caused to products through regular use or misuse.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale purchase is available to qualifying retailers. I am not currently offering out products for non-local consignment. My line sheet and wholesale terms can be provided upon request. For press and other inquiries, please send me a Convo.

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