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!
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!
Annelise Jordan on Apr 25, 2017
This was the perfect gift for my friend. I had her name engraved on the inside. She loved it!
Annelise Jordan on Apr 25, 2017
Perfect! So fast and well done.
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.
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!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
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 :)