ArtSilverDesigns

Unique Dynamic Sterling Silver Jewelry Designs

Colorado Springs, Colorado | 168 Sales

ArtSilverDesigns

Unique Dynamic Sterling Silver Jewelry Designs

Colorado Springs, Colorado 168 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Shandor Madjar

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Announcement    Handmade Wearable Art & Design Jewelry in Solid Sterling Silver, 14K-18K Gold and Brass. Dynamic Multiform and Motion Jewelry Designs. Gemstone and Birthstone Jewelry, Silver Rings, Bracelets, Pendants, Brooches and Earrings.

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Handmade Wearable Art & Design Jewelry in Solid Sterling Silver, 14K-18K Gold and Brass. Dynamic Multiform and Motion Jewelry Designs. Gemstone and Birthstone Jewelry, Silver Rings, Bracelets, Pendants, Brooches and Earrings.

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Artsilver and Madjar Jewelry Designs | A Unique Collection Of Handmade Jewelry

Hello, My name is Shandor Edward Madjar of Artsilver and Madjar Jewelry Designs. I am an award winning and skilled jewelry artist who works with Solid Sterling Silver 925, 14K & 18K Gold, White Bronze, Brass and a variety of semi-precious birth stones and pearls.

As a young boy, I was always taking things apart. Transformer toys and Lego littered my bedroom floor. My parents are accomplished hair stylists, but especially my father possessed many artistic talents.

Creative welding, blacksmithing, and unique building projects contributed greatly to my creative development. With an early appreciation for things of beauty, art and design, I was inspired at an early age to fabricate things in metal, learning how to solder and weld at an early age.

By age 17, I began a 6 year apprenticeship with a local jewelry designer, learning techniques such as wax sculpting, lost wax casting, and electro-forming. Utilizing my developed knowledge and skills from my metal smithing apprenticeship, I started my own small business in 1999.

In 2002, I took my jewelry design and mechanical abilities to a new level by inventing the 'Multi-Form Ring'. These mechanical hinged rings can be flipped forward and backward to appear as two different styles. Semi-precious gemstones, pearls and filigree decorations were added to my designs. I mostly works with Amethyst, Blue Topaz, Garnet, Onyx, Peridot, Turquoise and white-, black-, peacock pearls and mabe pearls in white and blue.

Artsilver's concepts and designs continues to evolve and employs unique closures, spinning components, hinged clasps, and other interchangeable jewelry concepts.

My original kinetic spellbinding creations are widely popular at art fares across the country and around the world. Two new creations are the Pendant-Rings (pendants which transform into rings), and Arthritis Rings (rings which open easily via magnetic closures to bypass enlarged knuckles).

I am living and working from my studio / home in Colorado. All my uniquely original jewelry pieces are Wearable Art, and are designed for the individual who wants jewelry of beauty and practicality, like nothing else in the world.

Please visit my website for more designs and additional information.
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Last updated on March 24, 2019
Welcome to my ETSY shop and thank you for your interest in my jewelry designs.

Would you like to see my collection "live" and meet me in person, I will be at the following art shows / fairs around the country during 2011-2019(updated) :


SPRING ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS
MARCH 1, 2, 3, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
EDISON, NJ
Booth #154

March 9,10,11, 2019
Craftment’s Classics
Richmond, VA

MARCH 15, 16, 17, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
OAKS, PA / PHILADELPHIA AREA
Booth #360

MARCH 22, 23, 24, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
CHANTILLY, VA / DC AREA
Booth #506

APRIL 6,7 2019
GREAT LAKES ART FAIR
greatlakesartfair.com
NOVI, MI

APRIL 12, 13, 14, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
GAITHERSBURG , MD
Booth #84


APRIL 26, 27, 28, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
TIMONIUM, MD / BALTIMORE AREA
SUMMER ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS

July 6-7 2019
The 49th Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Fair
Royal Oak, MI
royaloakarts.com/art-fair/

July 10-13, 2019
Wyandotte Street Art Fair
Downtown Wyandotte
Biddle Avenue between Eureka and Oak Streets,
Wyandotte, MI 48192

July 12,13,14 2019
Art in The Park
Plymouth, MI
artinthepark.com

July 18-21 2019
State Street District
Ann Arbor
statestreetdistrict.org/fair/

July 27-28, 2019
Loring Park Festival
Minneapolis, Minnesota
www.loringparkartfestival.com

August 2-4, 2019
56th Annual Uptown Art Fair
Minneapolis, Minnesota
uptownartfair.com

August 9-11, 2019
Milford Memories Summer Festival
milfordmemories.com

August 16-18, 2019
Festival of Little Hills
festivalofthelittlehills.com

August 17-18, 2019
The Lexington Art League
www.lexingtonartleague.org/woodland-art-fair.html


FALL ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS
OCTOBER 11, 12, 13, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
TIMONIUM , MD

OCTOBER 18, 19, 29, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
CHANTILLY, VA

NOVEMBER 8, 9, 10, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
OAKS, PA / PHILADELPHIA AREA

NOVEMBER 15, 16,17, 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
EDISON , NJ

NOVEMBER 22, 23, 24 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
GAITHERSBURG , MD

DECEMBER 6, 7, 8 2019
Sugarloaf Craft Festival

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Because +90% of my work is “Made to Order”, I Do Not give Cash Back Refunds.

Refund can be given as Merchandise Credit or may follow the following Exchange Policy:

Exchange Policy: I do accept Exchanges if the product is in the same condition as when purchased and if the value of the exchanged item is equal to or greater than the new item. If the Exchanged Item is Valued much more than the exchanged item, the balance must be payed at that time.

Shipping for Exchanges: Customer is responsible for all shipping charges for the exchanges.

Exchanging for different sizes: Rings can be exchanged for a different size if I have the particular ring in stock. Physical ring sizings by mandrel or by torch will cost the customer $30 plus shipping charges.

Repair Policy and Warranty: All my work has a full lifetime warranty for production defects. If the customer is not happy with something about my work I will honor the Exchange Policy or Merchandise Credit. Repair work may take time some times up to 45 days depending on difficult of the repair.

The Bottom line is we want you happy!

If there is an issue, we can work together to resolve the problem. I may issue a new piece if the repair was due to fabrication defects. I have always been extremely fair and always try to work with my customers reasonably. Negative feedback does not go away and should only be left as a last resort! I strive for positive feedback, harmonious relations and even some friendships. We will make every attempt possible to resolve the issue if we made a mistake (It happens). Please do not assume a mistake is intentional. Let us know if our service could be better!!
Payment
Payment can be done through Paypal or Credit Card.

ETSY uses Paypal to process your credit card payment, however you don't need to have Paypal account yourself for that.
Shipping
Shipping and Receiving your order as soon as possible is very important to me!
But Please Note: All items are Handmade and “Made to Order”, taking longer to ship out. This mean that my Stock is limited and I will need to make all orders before they are shipped. Please allow 6-8 weeks to complete your order.
Depending on the difficulty and Semi-Precious Stone availability, Items may take longer.

Domestic US shipping is $8 via First Class Mail with Tracking.
International Priority shipping charges may vary $25-$50 depending on the country. I will contact you if needed. In-Stock Items and Completed orders may take 2-7 business days to receive from the time that they are shipped. Notification will be send if there is Stock on an Item or if it needs to be made and will contact you upon completion of the order.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS:
I am more then happy to help you with any custom designs and orders in the following materials: Sterling 925 Silver, 14K and 18K Gold, Brass, Blue Topaz gemstone, Amethyst gemstone, Garnet gemstone, Peridot gemstone, Black Onyx, White Pearl, Black Pearl, Peacock Pearl, White and Blue Mabe Pearls.

Please take in account that it will take extra time to make custom wax carving, mold and casting. The completion of custom orders is dependent on my current Art Show Schedule, Custom orders may take longer than 6weeks to complete

Design Time/ Correspondence Time: As a Designer and Metalsmith I spend a lot of time teaching and explaining to the buyer, as they have questions regarding the process, finishing techniques and status of their order. This Time takes away from my Bench Smith time. A fee charge $100/ hour will be charges accordingly

Terms of Custom Orders: Buyer agrees to pay for Design time which includes email correspondence $100/ hour. Buyer agrees to pay 50% deposit of agreed amount prior to me starting the work or the full amount through a custom Etsy listing. Buyer agrees to Pay for alterations and changes made at a rate of $100/ hour. If for any reason Payment is not resolved Artsilver designs reserves the right to keep the all custom work until payment has been resolved.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ):

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE I PLACE MY ORDER?
Before you place your order, please consult this guide for assistance with ring, bracelet and chain sizing. The information provided below will help you make sure your new jewelry fits you just right, and save you from the hassle and expense of returning your jewelry for the correct size. Feel free to contact Shandor if you have any questions about this information, or if you need to special order a custom size. If you do need to send back your jewelry because it doesn’t fit properly, please refer to the “Sending items back for Repair and Exchange question” and consult this guide to determine the correct size for reordering.


WHAT TYPE OF SHIPPING DO YOU USE? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? WHAT HAPPENS IF MY ORDER DOESN'T ARRIVE?
Most Orders and shipments are sent through the USPS Post Office using First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation (green postal sticker). Unless requested other wise, the standard shipping and handling fee is $7 on Rings and Pendants. Bracelets may cost more depending on how heavy they are. If the customer would like to pay more for Insurance or Priority Mail the cost will be higher and other shipping Carriers like FedEx or UPS will also cost more. Standard Shipping through USPS Post Office are 4-6 working days. Artsilver has never had problem with loosing a shipment with USPS postal service, but if for some reason your order doesn’t arrive, we will try to track it with the green delivery confirmation tracking number. If for some reason USPS has in fact lost the order Artsilver cannot take responsibility for the mistake of USPS and will discuss further options with the customer to correct the issue. When placing an order make sure the name, zip code and address are all correct.

WHAT MATERIAL DO YOU USE?
Mainly I use Sterling Silver. The precious metal Sterling Silver is made up of two elements Copper and Fine Silver. Fine Silver contains 99.9% silver while Sterling Silver only contains 92.5 % silver. The other 7.5% is a copper alloy. An “Alloy is something that is added to a Precious Metal like Gold to make the Metal stronger and more durable for every day use. An Alloy also decreases the purity of the Precious Metal but in return it will last though everyday “wear and tear” .
Much of my casting is done “In House production” I actually add more Fine Silver in to my mix 94% and 6% of “Sterilium Alloy” (from United Precious Metals). This Alloy produces a bright silver that hold Tarnish free for 2 yrs. According to the Guarantee of the alloy

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE STERLING SILVER TARNISHES?
Tarnish is when the Silver turns Black in color. This is very common, it is natures way of “Oxidizing”. Much how Steel rusts and the color is Brown, Sterling Silver will Oxidize or Tarnish turning yellow then darkening to black. Unfortunatley, some of my customers will Tarnish the silver faster than others for reasons that i don’t understand . But I have started using an Alloy that doesn’t Tarnish as fast but i can not guarantee that it will not Tarnish. If my work tarnishes please use a simple silver/gold polishing cloth. For a $20 fee plus $7 shipping you can send it back and I will make it look new again . Please see the “Repair and Sending Items Back question”


SENDING ITEMS BACK FOR REPAIR AND EXCHANGE:

WHERE DO I SEND MY JEWELRY IF IT NEEDS REPAIR OR SIZING EXCHANGE?
Sending Items back for Repair or Sizing exchange is very easy. Make sure you include a $7 Check for return shipping/ handling. Please include a Note of what needs to be done, contact information, return shipping address and Email address
Please send to:
Shandor Madjar 1715 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO GET MY REPAIR OR ORDER BACK?
I try to get repair and orders done as fast as I can. But because I am a small company and do many of projects by myself I do need a minimum of 3-6 weeks. Please understand depending on how busy I am and if I’m out doing an art show, wait times may vary 2-3 months. I may be on the road for 8 weeks doing ArtShows and will not be able to work on Repairs/Orders until I’m back at the office.

DOES MY WORK COME WITH A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY?
Yes, ArtSilver has a Limited lifetime Guarantees/ Warranty. As long as I’m in Business I will honor Guarantee against Production defects like hinge work and stone setting.
What Is NOT covered: Daily Wear and Tear like scratches, bent ring bands, stone breakage. For these issues I will Repair the work but cannot Replace the peice for new. Also view “Store Policies” under “Exchange Policy” for further information.

CAN I CHOOSE THE STONES FOR THE JEWELRY BEFORE I BUY IT?
Yes, many items have in their description which stones can be set in. If the description does not have the stone that you want please contact Shandor for a custom order.

CAN YOU DO SPECIAL OR CUSTOM ORDERS?
Yes, since much of the entire jewelry line is “Made to Order” which means that I don’t have much stock and the items must be made after they are ordered. If requested, like a special sizes, special stones or design alteration, I can probably do it.

ARE THE STONES REAL?
Yes, all my Stones are real Semi-Precious Stones. I don’t use Fake stones unless requested by special order. I mainly use colored birth stones which include: Amethyst (purple), Swiss Blue Topaz (blue), Garnet (red), Rhodolite Garnet (red pink/ red purple), Onyx (solid black), Fresh Water Pearls (peacock color, white, grey, brown), Salt water Mabe Pearl (Peacock blue, Pink, White), PerIdot (green), Green quartz and Bewa Pearls. If requested I can easily set synthetic stones but I do not normally use them.

CAN YOU SET DIAMONDS?
Yes, but because of the cost of the stone and liability issues I may refuse to take the project. Single Bezel or Prong setting of Round or Oval shapes I can do but more difficult setting work like Channel and Pave setting I will Not do.

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT RING SIZE?
First you can use my on-line ring sizer (ring-sizer PDF): http://www.artsilver.com/ringsizer.pdf
This is a printable universal sizer. After printing, cut it out of the paper and follow the directions. The sizer works “ok” but its not like trying on a real sold ring. Of course, everyone’s preference for ring style is unique, depending on body shape, preferred fit, and the style of the ring. Some styles are just to big or to petite for the customer. Please keep in mind that thinner bands will fit looser than wider thicker bands. Most Artsilver designs are wider thicker bands so they will fit snug. For example the Multiform rings are two separate rings joined with hinges so this will take up more surface area on the finger hence a snugger fit. In this case depending on if you like your rings to fit snug it might be best to order 1/4 or 1/2 size larger. If I don’t have the correct size for you, custom sizes orders are welcome. If your still not sure about your ring size best to go to your local jewelry store and get them to size your finger, they will have a few ways and rings that may even match my style of thicker band for you to try on.

NOT SURE WHICH CHAIN LENGTH TO ORDER?
Use the list below as a guide to traditional necklace lengths for an average woman’s body. Of course, everyone’s preference for necklace length is unique, depending on body shape, preferred fit, and the style of chain. For example, a delicate chain will fit differently than a thick chunky one, and the exact length of a long necklace is not as critical as that of a short one. Also many of our chains have extension links, so they can be worn sometimes 2 inches longer. But when choosing the correct length choose the exact fit.

IS A CHAIN INCLUDED WITH YOUR PENDANTS?
Unfortunately not, all my chains are sold separately. Some of my chain cost much more than the pendants because of the amount of silver used.

CHAIN LENGTHS:
12-14 inches: around neck (choker)
16 inches: at neckline
18 inches: at collarbone
20 inches: a few inches below collarbone (mid-chest)
22-24 inches: at or just above décolletage
24 inches: just below décolletage

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR NECKLACE SIZE:
The best way to determine the proper length to order is to measure a chain you already own in similar style. Another method is to drape a string around your neck, and to cut it once you have determined the length that suits you. Use that measurement as a guide to ordering the closest length available in the style of your choice.
Please note that many of Artsilver chains are adjustable from 16-18 inches, 18-20inches, 20-22inches or 22-24inches.
However, if you do not see the size you need just contact Shandor about special ordering a custom size, especially if you need a petite, plus, or children’s size. Additional charges may apply for custom sizes.

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT BRACELET SIZE?
Make sure that your new bracelet fits you perfectly by measuring your wrist or a favorite bracelet before ordering. The average women’s bracelet size is 7.5 inches, though we all know that wrists come in as many shapes and sizes as we do. Therefore, it is very important to double-check your wrist and bracelet size before ordering. Remember, your typical clothing size may not correspond to your wrist or bracelet size.

BRACELET SIZES:
X-Small: 6.5 inches
Small: 7 inches
Medium: 7.5 inches
Large: 8 inches
X-Large: 8.5 inches
XX-Large: 9 inches

Please note that the sizes above are bracelet sizes, not wrist sizes (i.e. they are 1 to 1.5 inches larger than your wrist measurement—see below). If a bracelet is either adjustable or has an extender chain, it will be noted in its product description.
How to measure your bracelet size: Wrap a soft measuring tape or ribbon snugly (but not too tightly) around your wrist, just below your wrist bone. Mark the length, (cutting and/or measuring the ribbon with a ruler) and add 1 to 1.5 inches. This is your bracelet size.
Another measurement technique: simply measure a bracelet that fits you comfortably and is similar in style to the one you want to order. Remember, a chunky bracelet will fit you differently than a delicate one, and will need to be a bit longer to accommodate the width of the materials. Don’t forget to measure the bracelet end-to-end, including the clasp.
If you need to order a chain, bracelet or ring in a size not listed, please contact Shandor about placing a custom order.

BRACELET ORDERING TIPS

STILL NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR SIZE?
When placing your bracelet order, keep in mind that it is better for a bracelet to be slightly loose rather than snug, and don’t forget to consider what kind of bracelet fit is most comfortable for you (either tighter or looser). If your wrist is between sizes, I suggest that you round up to the next largest size.
If you do not see your preferred bracelet size on a product’s pull down menu, just contact Shandor about special ordering a custom size (see below for information about petite or plus sizing).
Please make sure to measure your wrist accurately before ordering, as there is $30-40 resizing fee for bracelets that need added links. If your bracelet needs resizing, and there are stone settings then the whole bracelet needs to be completely remade. This takes the same amount of time and labor as making it the first time. So this would fall under Exchange Policy, as the original bracelet would need to be taken back.

DO YOU MAKE REALLY SMALL SIZES OR REALLY LARGE SIZES?
Yes, for Children’s sizes as guideline, a petite size would be 2 inches smaller than the smallest size offered of a chain. A plus size would be approximately 2 inches larger than the largest size. Some additional charges will typically apply for labor and materials used to make a plus size.

CHRISTMAS ORDERING:

WHEN DO I HAVE TO ORDER TO BE SURE THAT I RECEIVE MY ORDER BEFORE CHRISTMAS?
Best to order at least 6 weeks minimum before christmas. Artsilver has a very extensive Artshow schedule in the fall months, so make sure you give us enough time to make the items. Every year I have to decline at least 10 orders due to time constraints for the holidays.