BrimstoneStudioATL

Atlanta, Georgia On Etsy since 2011

BrimstoneStudioATL

Atlanta, Georgia | 77 Sales

Announcement    Brimstone Studio Atlanta is about creating unique and colorful one-of-a-kind pieces of Art Jewelry for women and men. These bold and bright statement pieces are made of precious (.925 and .999 sterling and fine silver) and gemstones or resin. Brimstone Studio Atlanta jewelry is unlike anything else you will find - unique - just like you!

Most of my jewelry starts out as flat sheet and wire metal that is sawn or punched into various shapes and formed before soldering. Resin pieces are colored using a method that took a long time to develop (and many mistakes a long the way!) using ink, dye and other ingredients. Some pieces incorporate beads, mica and other inclusions in the resin to give them interest and sparkle.

Many of my gemstone pieces are set with granulation. This is a process that uses fine silver that has been melted into small granules and then applied to the setting. Once I have a shape that I like, I very carefully saw around the setting so that the granules are safe and secured to the piece.

While many shops using "store-bought" chains to use with their necklaces, mine have chains I have made myself. Even though this takes quite a bit longer to complete, it means that the pieces truly all handmade.

Some items may have sold at this season's Art Festivals. If you are looking for a favorite and don't see it, message me about making the item just for you. Also ask about an installment payment plan! I would be happy to reserve items for you.

Announcement

Brimstone Studio Atlanta is about creating unique and colorful one-of-a-kind pieces of Art Jewelry for women and men. These bold and bright statement pieces are made of precious (.925 and .999 sterling and fine silver) and gemstones or resin. Brimstone Studio Atlanta jewelry is unlike anything else you will find - unique - just like you!

Most of my jewelry starts out as flat sheet and wire metal that is sawn or punched into various shapes and formed before soldering. Resin pieces are colored using a method that took a long time to develop (and many mistakes a long the way!) using ink, dye and other ingredients. Some pieces incorporate beads, mica and other inclusions in the resin to give them interest and sparkle.

Many of my gemstone pieces are set with granulation. This is a process that uses fine silver that has been melted into small granules and then applied to the setting. Once I have a shape that I like, I very carefully saw around the setting so that the granules are safe and secured to the piece.

While many shops using "store-bought" chains to use with their necklaces, mine have chains I have made myself. Even though this takes quite a bit longer to complete, it means that the pieces truly all handmade.

Some items may have sold at this season's Art Festivals. If you are looking for a favorite and don't see it, message me about making the item just for you. Also ask about an installment payment plan! I would be happy to reserve items for you.

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    About BrimstoneStudioATL

    Sales 77
    On Etsy since 2011

    Not All Who Wander Are Lost

    2014 Show Calendar (will be updated as shows are added):
    October 11 - Oakhurst Fall Festival
    October 18-19 - Fall Festival on Ponce
    November 1 -Ribbons and Holly Handcrafted Market
    November 12-16 - Whimsical Wares Holiday Market

    And if you are in the Atlanta area, I am also selling at The Beehhive in the Edgewood Shopping District.

    I'm thrilled that you are initially interested in my story, so I'll keep it short so you'll keep reading.

    I'm very lucky to have come from a family that enjoys making things and working with their hands. Early memories were of my mother sewing our holiday dresses or my Dad working in the garden. We were always encouraged to make things and we did: cord lanyards, decorated hairpins, birthday cakes, enameled jewelry, anything we could get our hands on particularly during summer camp. As I got older I taught myself crochet, knitting, cross stitch, oil and water color painting, card making - anything that used a lot of texture and above all color! Naturally beading was a perfect pastime and I bought hundreds (thousands really) of every shape, color and size.

    Beading lead me to become interested in how to make my own findings (the things that hold your necklace closed or the piece that goes through your ear for earrings). Findings are made of metal and I was drawn to the idea of hammering, torching, cutting and generally making something that seemed so unyielding become something beautiful. Metalsmithing uses so many techniques and tools that I am always learning something new- for example-sawing, stone setting, mokume gane, repousse, enameling.

    As I learn, I am eager to put new skills to use and make something of my own. I love to recreate memories and have tried to replicate the eye popping brilliance of the forests and waterfalls in Oregon, the gorgeous deep turquoise blue water of the Bahama Island Turtle Cay or even the brightly shining green glass and silver metal against the blue Atlanta skyline. But its not always color that sparks an idea - a shadow pattern on the ground, the way the sidewalk is textured or a bridge is suspended in the air, all of these make me stop and think "what would that look like if....." and I'm dreaming of some piece of jewelry to make. I'm not always successful with a project but from these come side streets to other ideas that often are much more satisfying and attractive than my original idea.

    My son was a rock hound as a young boy and we collected many mineral specimens. That lead me to an interest and education in gemstones of all varieties. I use gemstones, resins, enamel and possibly colored pencils one day, to add color and dimension to my pieces.

    Luckily, many people share the same love for unique, edgy, colorful, authentic jewelry, but the simply don't have the time or inclination to make it themselves. I'm thrilled to make it for them and I've so enjoyed this aspect of my life that it has gone from hobby to full time obsession. It's not work if you love what you do everyday

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    Shop members

    • Susan Toole

      Owner

    • Randy Toole

      Spousal Support

      Randy has been my best teammate for many years. Luckily, he supports almost all of my ideas, good or bad. He puts up with the noise I make and my tools all over the in-home workshop. Throughout he cheerfully encourages me in all my efforts.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on November 24, 2014
    I want you to be as thrilled wearing your purchase as I was making it. I am not a professional photographer but want you to be able to clearly see all the details of each item. Therefore, my commitment to you is that I won't post any photo that I think is deceptive in any way. In fact, I want to over-deliver so that when you open your purchase, it will be exactly as, or better than, your expectation. Please read through all policies, look closely at all pictures and certainly feel free to ask me anything before making your purchase.

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    If you are not 100% satisfied with your jewelry, please send me convo within 2 days of delivery confirmation and return/exchange the item within 5 days of delivery confirmation. While refunds are not possible, Brimstone Studio may issue store credit at its own discretion in certain cases if the item is returned. Do not return items unless you have received authorization to do so from Brimstone Studio (convo me).

    Customers are responsible for return shipping and PayPal fees. If returning an item, you should ship using a service with tracking and delivery confirmation. Undelivered items are not eligible for refund.

    Please note that a custom ordered items cannot be returned or exchanged.
    Shipping
    I know that you want your items as quickly as possible. Orders received before 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday eastern are almost always shipped same day. Within the United States, I use USPS Priority (2-3 day) service. When shipping to the European Union Countries, Mexico, Canada and Australia, I use USPS First Class delivery. The delivery time is dependent upon your location. All of these services include insurance and delivery confirmation.

    DON'T BE THE VICTIM OF THEFT! Especially during the holidays, criminals are looking for packages left outside your door or in your mailbox. Make sure someone will be at home or have your package delivered to your work address (you must update your Etsy address in order to do this as I ship only to the address listed there.) While we will assist you in making a claim, Brimstone Studio is not responsible for missing packages that USPS has designated as "delivered".

    If you require expedited service, please let me know via Convo and I will provide you with a quote based on your address which you will need to provide in your message.

    On international orders I will be happy to complete customs forms but be aware that your item may be delayed in your country's customs office for a period of time. I have no control of this but it is routine.

    I will use only your confirmed Pay Pal or Etsy mailing address so please make sure it is updated.

    Items will arrive in a gift box and ribbon, ready for presenting!

    If you have any other questions on shipping, please let me know!
    Additional policies and FAQs
    How to clean your silver and resin jewelry:

    The quickest way to easily clean your jewelry, provided that it does not have any gemstones, is to dip the piece in a product called Tarn-X available in most grocery stores in the U.S. The product will not harm the resin and removed tarnish quickly. Rinse the piece really, really well to remove all Tarn-X and dry. Do not dip gemstones as the product may harm some stones.