arcsinejewelrydesign

Modern Organic Minimalist- Layering Necklaces, Earrings

San Francisco, California · 22 Sales

arcsinejewelrydesign

Modern Organic Minimalist- Layering Necklaces, Earrings

San Francisco, California 22 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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I love working with my hands. Thank you for making this possible.

I've been making jewelry on and off for over 15 years and started melting glass in 2005. Always interested in sculpting, I decided to take an Italian-style offhand glass blowing class at a local arts school when I lived in Phoenix. The experience was absolutely exhilarating yet, quite humbling. I took the class twice, but also took classes in both soft (soda-lime) and hard (borosilicate) glass and finally fusing. Once I was introduce to "lampworking" or "flameworking" to make beads I was hooked. What a trip.

I then took a few jewelry making classes, PMC, and chainmaille. I had an amazing studio while I lived in Phoenix! However, now that I live in San Francisco, there really isn't a place for an oxygen or propane tank in my apartment. I do sometimes rent a torch at a nearby hot shop to make beads when I can. For now, I share a stainless steel table with my husband where we can make things with our hands.

I've always been fascinated with crystals, not necessarily in the mystic sense but more in the how they formed, as my father gave me some crystals that he acquired while getting his PhD in Electrical Engineering. He was part of a team developing silicon chips to use in telephones. When he explains how they're made it simply blows my mind. Having said that, the crystals and gems I use are formed in nature, not in a lab. Well except for the occasional sparkly Czech or Swarovski beads.

You may notice that I often mix metals. I really like the contrast, especially when I can apply a patina or oxidizing treatment. I hope you like it too.

All of the lampwork beads used in my jewelry are hand wound by me unless otherwise noted. Each one is immediately kiln annealed in a digitally controlled kiln.

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Last updated on August 23, 2015
Welcome to my shop! Thank you for stopping by.

I make jewelry from mixed metals, natural, raw and uncut stones, lampwork beads, copper, sterling silver, gold filled chain and herkimer diamonds! I work with gold dipped druzy pendants, gold dipped amethysts, geodes, and etched glass that takes on the appearance of sea glass! You will also find freshwater pearls, quartz, crystals, jasper, agate, gold filled and vermeil nuggets, pebble stack earrings and necklaces, my totem pendants, hand- hammered gold filled and sterling silver charms, lampwork beads made with iridescent silver and dichroic glass, and many more pieces of one of a kind and unique jewelry pieces. Feed your inner boho goddess with my hand made, modern organic, minimalist jewelry designs, layering necklaces, earrings and bracelets!

All of my designs are made by me in my little shared studio in San Francisco. And, unless stated otherwise, all Fire Lush lampwork beads included in my work are also made by me.

Thank you for having a look around.

Christine

"When life gives you rocks, make jewelry."

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If you discover that you just don't like your item or you ordered too many things during an OCD Etsy bender, please contact me and ship your lonely, preferably in-tact, package back to me within 5 business days and I will refund your purchase price. PLEASE convo me so I know what to expect!
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Taxes apply to CA residents.
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I do my best to ship out your items within 24 hours but please allow 2-3 days for me to get your package to the shipping launch pad. Sometimes I get held prisoner by my day job.

Items ship via USPS first class, unless you request insurance, priority or express.

International ships via USPS First class uninsured, unless you choose the shipping option that includes insurance.

I am not responsible for duties, taxes or fees associated with your country - please check what is expected so you are prepared! Thank you!
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