clevergirl

Modern Silver. Vintage Soul.

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About clevergirl

Sales 1,224
On Etsy since 2006

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I Captured This Light For You.

ABOUT ME:
I am an artist and "Mama" to an amazing kiddo.

I am never lacking for inspiration in this fascinating, funny, strange, and beautiful world, especially through the lens of autism (my son and I are both autistic).

I find great joy in working with the speed bumps (and occasional road blocks) presented by my body and the world around me. I found my art when my body decided that it wouldn't function behind a desk and on a more traditional schedule and my hands ached for more than a keyboard and the occasional pen and sticky note. That dramatic change opened some unexpected doors, and I walked through one of them and taught myself silversmithing and jewelry design, building on my love of film and photography and playing with light.

Please enjoy the magic & joy I have captured just for you.

ABOUT MY DESIGNS:
My work is a love letter to the jewels cherished by many of our mothers and grandmothers... It is a modern translation, incorporating vintage materials in modern settings for a look that’s all you.

Various forms of plastics (now considered vintage) were once used to replicate rare and exotic natural elements in costume jewelry.

Today, I use vintage plastics (typically Bakelite/Catalin and Lucite) and vintage (and occasionally antique) glass combined with sterling and fine silver settings to create heirloom pieces with a modern edge.

I am most drawn to designing pieces involving contrast- most of the pieces in my line combine a natural and a man-made material (silver and Lucite, example). I love playing with light, and framing it with dark. Many of my pieces with translucent components are created to reflect light in a playful and warm glow.

All settings are handmade from raw materials by me with the assistance of a saw, flame, and various other hand tools.


Please note: We only have one Earth. It's important to me to use primarily reclaimed/recycled raw sterling silver sources, vintage plastics and vintage glass, and other components from ethically aware suppliers, whenever possible. I proudly practice environmentally gentle techniques in my studio.

ABOUT THE NAME: CLEVERGIRL
I strive to be clever in all aspects of my life- whether with "around the house" problem solving or in my creations. The gears are always turning...

**All creations are made, stored, and packaged in a smoke-free, pet-free (due to our allergies) environment...**

Shop members

  • Bek M.

    Owner, Maker, Designer

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hello! I am so happy to see you!

Orders typically ship in 3-5 business days.


✽✽✽✽GIFT SERVICE✽✽✽✽ I love shipping gifts direct to the recipient! Please let me know (there is a "message to seller"/comments box during checkout) and I'll include a card from you (please specify what you would like the card to say in the note to seller area during checkout, cards are handwritten and I remove pricing information). Then sit back and relax, I'll take care of the rest.

✽✽KEY: Ordering more than one item from CleverGirl? I wrap each piece a little differently and include a key on your packing slip so you aren't doing the "do these sound like orange earrings to you?" box shakin' mambo...

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✽✽✽✽HOLIDAY SHIPPING✽✽✽✽:
Please see my shop announcements for updates on shipping deadlines.
Depending on your location and the need by date I may be able to ship FedEx or another expedited service. Click here to send me a message with the destination address and your "need by" date. I will reply with your options and pricing:
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=clevergirl

All orders ship gift wrapped in festive colors of the season.

☛For info about me and my art, please see my profile:
http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=5009035

☛All creations are made, stored, and packaged in a smoke-free, pet-free environment...(nothing against animals, we love 'em but we don't have any pets due to allergies)**

☛Any questions? Send me a message! I'm here and thrilled to be of service!

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