cmeek68

Ojai, California · 12 Sales

cmeek68

Ojai, California 12 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Caitriona Meek

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Caitriona Meek

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Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

second buy and always gorgeous...great talent,fast shipping,thxs nkathy

Anonymous on May 16, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

this cat is simply gorgeous,so shiny,so representative of the cat essence..really made for cat lover... what a beauty .txs, Kat

Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful piece. I love It !!!

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About

Handmade sterling silver/18k jewelry with a focus on symbolism, animals, flowers and images of meaning and importance.

My exploration of jewelry started as a line of childrens artwork executed as sterling silver jewelry. After studying the art of jewelry making from piercing to wax carving, to soldering, polishing, casting, a spontaneous interest turned me to the beauty of word written in an ancient Chinese writing called grass script. With its lyrical, fluid form, it expressed word with visual beauty and grace. This opened up to exploring sacred symbolism and it's near endless creative possibilities. Through a good friend of mine that was a strong cat lover, I started to play with animal forms, to try and capture the simplistic but expressive nature of these animals and further down the road was drawn to flowers and how to create fowers that had character and life. All of which I am drawn to in jewelry has meaning in some form. Whether it's a word translated, a love for an animal or specific flower, all these possibilities continue to be explored, and have led me further down my own personal path of discovery and meaning.

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  • Caitriona

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Welcome! I am Korean born, adopted at a very early age by a family in Ireland. My dad was a singer, musician and radio personality. My mother, an American woman whose heart and love was for Ireland, the people, the music and the culture as a whole. My mother spent most of her adult life as a collector and archivist of folk music in Ireland, Scotland and America. This rich in art, creative, musical home life exposed me to some of the finest musicians of Ireland on a constant basis, and became a deep emotional foundation. That creative environment was the basis, years later, of finding my own personal creative outlet in metals. This mix of early Irish life, my Asian cultural heritage, a meticulousness and a need for fine detail all combine together in form that she I hope will connect the wearer to these rich, diverse elements. I currently reside in Ojai, California.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2011
While most of these pendants are cast from a mold, there can be slight variations on the basic look. The textures and sometimes the shape can have small differences, then each piece is oxidized and hand polished, which can make for differences in the amount of oxidant (darkness) around the symbol. We try to get it as close to the original as possible. When starting from scratch, the main variation will be in the texturing.

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Payment
Please pay by paypal. We do accept personal checks but your item will not be sent till the check is cleared.
Shipping
All shipping is sent USPO first class. Generally takes about a week. Please contact me for a faster form of deliver or another delivery service.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us right away and return item within 10 days. You will be refunded minus shipping. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
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