Marie DesJardins' Recycled Metals Jewelry

Lafayette, Louisiana | 28 Sales


Marie DesJardins' Recycled Metals Jewelry

Lafayette, Louisiana 28 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Liberating metal scrap from decay and transforming it into one of a kind, sculptural jewelry.

Daniel DesJardins Jewelry has been at the forefront of recycled metal art. I have been using recycled metals in my jewelry for over 35 years. After the Hunt Brothers cornered the silver market in the 1970's silver prices became to exorbitant for a university student like myself. Because of this, in 1978 we took a class trip to the scrapyard to salvage supplies. Picking my way through that scrapyard was like hunting through a treasure chest. I became hooked and since then I have used recycled metal in all my jewelry.

My Jewelry is made from ordinary objects liberated from the gutters and levees of Louisiana. All pieces are transformed from unrecognizable objects to sculptural art using a series of hand fabrication techniques. All are original designs and individually hand crafted by me.

I begin the transformation process with found objects and sheets of metal, mainly brass and copper, I have obtained at local scrap yards. Each piece is hand cut, textured, soldered, riveted and vibrantly colored using a heat-patina process then lacquered. I do not use any pre-made parts.

I have always seen beauty in the mundane and seek to express this through my jewelry, not to mention the environmental message I get to share with others. I have been fortunate enough to have made a living with my art for 26 years. My studies include a BFA in Metal-Smithing, and a Bench Jeweler Certification from GIA. 

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  • Marie DesJardins

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hand fabricated from found and recycled metals, every piece is transformed from unrecognizable waste to sculptural jewelry. I individually design, hand cut, texture, solder, rivet, vibrantly color and lacquer each piece.

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Last updated on August 28, 2014
Welcome to my site where we bring new life to discarded objects. If you have any questions, please send me an Etsy conversation.

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For damaged or missing items:
Any claims for damaged or missing items must be filed no later than 90 days from the shipment date. Please return the damaged product, on receiving the damaged order I will send you your new order.

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All purchases come with a business card, artist bio and jewelry care sheet.