BazzelBijouxButtons

Joan Bazzel Cloisonne Enamels, Buttons & Art Jewelry

Asheville, North Carolina · 4 Sales

BazzelBijouxButtons

Joan Bazzel Cloisonne Enamels, Buttons & Art Jewelry

Asheville, North Carolina 4 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Open since 2016....Welcome to my wonderland.... Where everything is built to last, most are one-of-a-kind and all are hand made by the 3 B's....right here in the U.S.A.

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Last updated on May 23, 2017

Open since 2016....Welcome to my wonderland.... Where everything is built to last, most are one-of-a-kind and all are hand made by the 3 B's....right here in the U.S.A.

Joan Bazzel

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Joan Bazzel

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About

Uncommon Creations in Enamels, Metals, Buttons and Gems

I've been successfully creating art to wear for decades....selling one of a kind pieces to collectors at various venues around the world. Durability, functionality, economy of design and freedom of movement are vital to a well made wearable object. I honestly think jewelry should be easy and comfortable to wear as well as distinctive, attractive and above all FUN!
My creative process thrives from challenges, so I experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques. Don't expect to find commonality here....odd is good!
Working solo has the advantage of prioritizing quality over the bottom line and holding myself accountable. Pieces are priced fairly with regard to place of origin (my USA studio), design, labor and materials used. Some techniques require more time to execute than others, just as some materials are more expensive than others. All jewels are identified by my personal maker's mark, metal type and made in USA whenever possible. All oddball art is signed and a certificate of provenance may be requested.
Our adult Autistic son, Zak, is really the boss around here. Joining in our creative life adventures gives him a sense of accomplishment unavailable to him elsewhere.
So.... cooking in the kitchen or the kiln, we're 3 busy B's!



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Shop members

  • Joan Bazzel

    Owner, Enamelist/Metalsmith, Creator/Alchemist

    See story....see web-site....see pix

  • Zak Bazzel

    Assistant, "Autist"

    My son Zak is a young man with classic Autism. He cannot initiate creativity without one on one assistance, but he enjoys participating in the creative process along with us.

  • Mike Bazzel

    Assistant, Dedicated Dad, Pro-woodworker

    My husband and Zak's dad, Mike makes all of our structural fittings for our wall art, from frames to perfectly beveled & finished backing boards. He's also the world's best Mr. Fix It and Blues Harmonica Man!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I usually accept custom commissions

Sizing details

If an item is a specific size/length, the description will provide details. If a different size/length is requested, I will be able to tell you if sizing is possible with that item, or if a similar item in the requested size/length can be made available.

Care instructions

The enameled pieces that I make are vitreous...which means they are made from glass fused to metal under extreme heat. Avoid hard impact and abrasion, and extreme temperature fluctuations (don't wear in saunas or hot tubs). Clean with glass cleaner and a soft cloth or gentle soap and a soft brush.
Metals can be polished with a soft cloth. I don't recommend using cream polishes or ultrasonic machines.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item will be packaged in an appropriate box, decorative bag, display card or combination of all 3, with a gift card upon request. I may also include a colorful rack card, postcard and/or business card. Depending on your shipping choices, I sometimes use recycled boxes or padded envelopes for exterior shipping packaging.

cloisonne

I am often asked for a custom cloisonné piece, which I am happy to do....but there are terms. I like to make 3 jewels for the customer to choose one from. I like to have plenty of time for the request, so plan ahead. I will not undertake rush orders, and the requests are fulfilled in order of receipt. I require a 50% deposit after prices have been negotiated before I begin work. A commission is a mutual commitment....lets talk.

Combined shipping

I am happy to combine shipping whenever possible.

Internet Delays

Our service is at the end of the line. I will post a notice when I'm unavailable, but sometimes the server just doesn't co-operate even when I am available. I appreciate your understanding if I don't respond to your queries as quickly as expected.
Thank you

International Buyers

I usually list my offerings as USA only sales, but I am open to selling internationally. Please contact me with your request/inquiry and we may be able to work things out.

Gallery Sales

If a listing is described as currently in a gallery, please contact me before purchasing so I can make sure it is still available. I can arrange a direct shipment from the gallery to you once you make your purchase.