dremeWORKS

Custom handmade jewelry made from recycled materials

Oshkosh, Wisconsin · 2899 Sales

dremeWORKS

Custom handmade jewelry made from recycled materials

Oshkosh, Wisconsin 2899 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(696)

Announcement   I make quality customizable jewelry out of recycled materials. In my shop you will find guitar string rings, stainless and silver plated spoon rings, and piano string jewelry, along with a few other pieces of welded metal art. Get some today!

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Last updated on Nov 29, 2016

I make quality customizable jewelry out of recycled materials. In my shop you will find guitar string rings, stainless and silver plated spoon rings, and piano string jewelry, along with a few other pieces of welded metal art. Get some today!

Joey Kuhlow

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Joey Kuhlow

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5 out of 5 stars
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deadxendxmoon

deadxendxmoon on Mar 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to wait awhile to review the ring so I could wear it and really test it out. I've had it for a month and a half and I love it! The craftsmanship is beautiful and while the ring was thicker than i anticipated, I actually like it all the more for it. Would definitely recommend the seller and the item to anyone looking for a beautiful spoon ring.

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Meet my new display model made from driftwood and some engine parts! Changing dremeWORKS look in many listings to be more rustic and industrial looking :)

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Art Gone Green

My name is Joey Kuhlow. Growing up I enjoyed art, but never truly found my niche until I started doing artistic welding. After learning how to weld at my high school in the Philippines, and being inspired by the intricate welded sculptures at the Night Market in Thailand, the rest was history. My seasonal job shortly after high school gave me lots of time in the winter to start experimenting with artistic welding. My grandpa gave me a bucket full of bolts, nuts, and nails he had collected over the years. Being able to permanently fuse two pieces of steel together in any position I wanted in a matter of seconds opened my mind to a world of art with endless possibilities.

Initially I made pieces of art that were inspired by the shapes of the pieces of metal themselves. For example, a curved steel blade would become a wave with a surfer, bike chain would become the back of lizards allowing them to bend and move like they do naturally. Since then I have gravitated more to making clearly recognizable shapes or pictures using completely random pieces of metal to make up the surface. This style allows me to make virtually anything!

Along the way I picked up some other trades to add to my list of creations to sell. My main source of income comes through selling spoon rings and guitar string rings here on Etsy. I also do glass etching on old recycled windows and various wood working projects. When it comes down to it, I love to take things that are being recycled and thrown away and turning them into art. Not only does it keep things out of the landfill, but it also helps keep my costs down as I pursue new avenues to create art. It frees me to try new things without having to invest as much upfront.

My faith in Jesus Christ is first and foremost what defines who I am and how I live. Other than that, being an artist is my full time job, although I often refer more to myself as “creative” than an “artist” because my lifestyle doesn’t fit the typical artist culture. My goal is to continue living off the art I create, which will allow me to stay at home with my wife and kids, striving to love them and lead them as the Bible calls me to. It will also free me up to be a servant to those around me who are in need, which is another big part of what I am called to live out as a Christian. Whatever I do, whether it is making art, spending time with my family, or serving others, may it all be to the glory of God, who has saved me and given me the talents I have.

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  • Joey Kuhlow

    Owner, Maker, Create Welded Art And Jewelry From Recycled Metal

    I am the founder and owner of this shop. I love using the talents God has given me to turn nearly anything that is being recycled into art! I mostly do spoon rings and guitar string rings, but also do artistic welding, glass etching, and woodworking!

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Last updated on Oct 26, 2016
Frequently asked questions

My spoon ring is too small or too big, what now?

If you want a quick fix and are somewhat handy, adjusting the size is really quite easy. To make a spoon ring bigger, you can hammer it down on a metal mandrel, expanding the ring as you tap it down. If you do not have a metal mandrel, you can take two pairs of pliers (preferably with tape around the jaws to prevent scratching), and firmly but slowly pull the ends apart until it fits as desired.

If your spoon ring is too big, the solution is easier. Simply take a rubber mallet and tape the ends of the ring close together. Make fine adjustments and keep checking the fit as you go.

If you would rather just send it back to be resized, you must cover shipping cost to me and I will resize and ship back at my own expense.

My guitar string ring is too big or too small, what next?

Guitar string rings cannot be resized, I must make new rings to the new size you desire. If you want a new ring in a different size, you must first ship the old ring back to me at your cost. Upon receiving the ring I will make you a new ring with the new size, at 50% of the cost of the original ring. Then I will ship the new ring back at my expense.

Can I send my own guitar strings or spoons/forks for you to make rings out of?

YES! In fact it will not even cost you anything extra so long as we communicate beforehand on the types of material you are sending me. Just contact me with what you desire and I will give you the next steps there :)