EdgeMetalElegance

Edge Metal Elegance Designs

Cincinnati, Ohio | 294 Sales

EdgeMetalElegance

Edge Metal Elegance Designs

Cincinnati, Ohio 294 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (70)

Announcement   Thank you for a great 2018 and Happy New Year! Please bear with me as I update the shop a bit in January for 2019, events will be updated as my schedule starts shaping up, and, as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, etc, at all. Thanks so much! -LM

Cincinnati locals are always welcome to try to arrange to meet for pick up or meet to peruse what I have in stock, just message or email me at Lauren [!at] edgemetalelegance.com.

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Please take note of the estimated processing times when purchasing. Most pieces are made to order and take a minimum of a week to ship. If you need it fast, please let me know and I will do what I can to accommodate your request.

I have very high quality standards regarding the rings, components, and findings I use in my work. I use rings from the most reputable specialty suppliers, and the highest quality findings and components I can acquire. I stand behind my work and offer lifetime repairs and adjustments. For the fine details, see my policies or contact me directly.

Wholesale inquiries: please contact me at Lauren [!at] edgemetalelegance.com.

Custom design requests are always welcome, I love working with people to create one of a kind jewelry that is a true expression of individuality. If I can't make it for you, I will refer you to someone who can.

Collections Defined:
Endurance- Beautiful stainless steel, made for a lifetime of everyday wear.
Elite Collection- precious metals, including limited editions and one of a kind
Elite Color: precious metals incorporating gorgeous anodized niobium, all OOAK or limited editions
Luster Collection: Precious metals & pearls

For more detailed info regarding materials, please see my policies or contact me.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 7, 2019

Thank you for a great 2018 and Happy New Year! Please bear with me as I update the shop a bit in January for 2019, events will be updated as my schedule starts shaping up, and, as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, etc, at all. Thanks so much! -LM

Cincinnati locals are always welcome to try to arrange to meet for pick up or meet to peruse what I have in stock, just message or email me at Lauren [!at] edgemetalelegance.com.

For occasional news and subscriber exclusive discounts, subscribing to the Edge Metal Maille by following this link: http://eepurl.com/lrwqT

Follow Edge Metal Elegance on Facebook for regular updates and the first look at new maille: www.facebook.com/edgemetalelegance

Please take note of the estimated processing times when purchasing. Most pieces are made to order and take a minimum of a week to ship. If you need it fast, please let me know and I will do what I can to accommodate your request.

I have very high quality standards regarding the rings, components, and findings I use in my work. I use rings from the most reputable specialty suppliers, and the highest quality findings and components I can acquire. I stand behind my work and offer lifetime repairs and adjustments. For the fine details, see my policies or contact me directly.

Wholesale inquiries: please contact me at Lauren [!at] edgemetalelegance.com.

Custom design requests are always welcome, I love working with people to create one of a kind jewelry that is a true expression of individuality. If I can't make it for you, I will refer you to someone who can.

Collections Defined:
Endurance- Beautiful stainless steel, made for a lifetime of everyday wear.
Elite Collection- precious metals, including limited editions and one of a kind
Elite Color: precious metals incorporating gorgeous anodized niobium, all OOAK or limited editions
Luster Collection: Precious metals & pearls

For more detailed info regarding materials, please see my policies or contact me.

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Missed the order deadline for Christmas gifts? Most of my best sellers are in stock and ready to ship, including these Elite collection Vortex pendants. Contact me to see what else is still available!

About

The Poetry of Modern Elegance

I find chainmaille poetic. Poetic forms are patterns, a framework of predetermined lines, rhyme schemes, and syllables that a poet must adhere to while attempting to express themselves. One of my college professors once asserted that there is freedom within these confines; the challenge of limiting one's options pushes the mind to open and explore, each word carefully considered and chosen to ensure a powerful, evocative result. At the time, I thought of poetic forms as archaic and limiting, preferring the unchecked wildness of free verse and prose. A decade later, out of college and in need of new things to learn, I stumbled upon a chainmaille jewelry book. Through the process of learning this ancient art form, I was surprised to find that my professor had been right. Within the framework of these medieval armor fabrication patterns, I have found unlimited design potential, and have focused on exploring that potential since.
I design timeless yet modern handcrafted jewelry featuring basic geometric elements and clean simple lines. I make every piece by hand by opening, linking, and closing each individual jump ring with meticulous precision and careful attention to detail. The process itself is almost meditative, freeing the mind to consider new variations and ideas.
I am inspired by icons like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, by the sophisticated, striking, and elegant, that which is timeless rather than trendy. I also draw inspiration from the unexpected yet often breathtaking beauty of juxtaposition- the hard edges, that which suggests a bit of darkness, complexity, depth. That which will endure. The exquisite regal posture of strength. As an artist, I am compelled by the intangible aesthetic in my head that I cannot quite seem to articulate. A succinct and satisfying definition escapes me. As Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said, " I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description, and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it..."

Always a work in progress... Thanks for taking a look!
-Lauren E. Martin

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2018
Welcome! Please read my shop policies carefully prior to purchase. For more information on the materials I use and my personal recommendations, scroll down to additional information. I am always willing to answer any questions you may have, just contact me through Etsy or at Lauren [!at] edgemetalelegance.com. I strive to provide the highest level of customer service possible. I also love collaborating with individuals to create custom designed items, so if you have something in mind, contact me and let's see what we can come up with together!

Accepted payment methods

Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If item is damaged or you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me. All refund requests are handled on a case by case basis.
If your piece breaks or becomes damaged from wear, contact me to make arrangements for repair. In general, you only pay to ship it to me for repair, and I have no expiration date on this policy. Chains provided with pendants are free with purchase and are not eligible for repair or replacement. This policy does not cover color loss; all pieces made with anodized or enameled components will eventually lose some color, as the color is only applied to the surface of the metal. I provide specific care information with each purchase so you are able to keep your color items bright and beautiful for as long as possible; with proper care, anodized pieces can keep their gorgeous color for years.
If a piece is lost in transit, I will exhaust all resources on my end to try to recover it; smaller items can generally be replaced, but I highly recommend purchasing shipping insurance for expensive pieces and original custom designs, as I may not be able to replicate or replace those items.
Payment
Paypal, Etsy Gift Cards, and credit cards accepted.
All items and custom requested designs require full payment in advance.
Shipping
Many pieces are made to order; please allow at least one to two weeks for shipment.
All domestic items are shipped via USPS first class or can be upgraded to flat rate priority mail; international items are shipped via first class international with option to upgrade to USPS International Priority Flat Rate. Some items are only available to ship internationally via priority mail.
Insurance and express shipping options accomodated upon request. I strongly encourage purchasing additional insurance on valuable pieces!
Additional policies and FAQs
Materials Information:

The Elite collection: 1/10 sterling silver fill, Argentium silver, .925 sterling silver, gold fill, and niobium.

The Endurance collection: premium surgical grade stainless steel alloys 316L and 304.

Musical Scales: lightweight bright aluminum and some anodized aluminum. Ear wires are premium quality 316L stainless for all base metal earrings. Hypoallergenic niobium or .925 sterling silver can be substituted for a small fee upon request.

More information

Last updated on Jul 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Select items available for wholesale to qualified buyers. Please contact me directly for more information.

Custom and personalized orders

I love working with individual clients to create one of a kind, custom designs! If I can't make it, I can refer you to someone who can, so please contact me with your vision and let's see what we can create together!

Sizing details

General sizing guidelines:

Bracelets, all collections:
7 to 7 1/2 inches. Can be customized to your preferred length upon request.

Pendant chains, Endurance & Canon Collections:
17 to 18 inches.
Endurance chains come with a 2" stainless steel extender chain built in.
Custom lengths available upon request at no additional cost.

Necklaces, Elite Collection:
Approximately 16" unless otherwise noted.
2" sterling silver extenders available in the shop for 8$ each, and are detachable so you can use them with multiple necklaces.
Custom cut lengths are available at an additional cost.

All other sizing details are noted in the individual listings. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions!

Care instructions

General: Lather pieces with Blue Dawn dish soap and rinse with lukewarm to cool water. Air dry. Handle gently- chainmaille is not soldered.

Endurance Collection: Stainless steel- Low maintenance, does not tarnish or rust, & very strong. Can be worn 24/7. General care if needed.

Canon & Scale Collections: Bright and Anodized Aluminum- General care only. Avoid polishing cloths and abrasive jewelry cleaners.

Elite Collection: Precious Metals- General care. Store in airtight ziplock bags or anti tarnish pouches. Polishing clothes (Sunshine recommended) are fine and can remove tarnish if necessary.

NOTE: All colored metals fade over time. NEVER use abrasive polishing cloths or cleaners. General care only if absolutely necessary.

Lost Earrings

Lost an earring? Not a problem! Contact me to make arrangements to swap the remaining earring for a new pair at 1/2 the retail cost plus shipping (when applicable).

NOTE: some exceptions apply- all transition pieces are unique and often cannot be replicated. OOAK and Limited Edition earrings cannot be swapped out. When in doubt, please ask me! I am happy to answer any and all questions at any time.

Repairs and Adjustments

Buy with confidence: I offer complimentary repair and adjustment services with every order. If it breaks or doesn't fit, I will fix it, free of charge, anytime.
*minimal shipping fees may apply*

Exceptions:

Color loss (it is inevitable, but minimized with proper care, as detailed in the information provided with every order).

Canon Collection pendant chains are complimentary with the purchase of the pendant and are not eligible for repair. The pendant, however, IS eligible.

Discontinued, OOAK, & Limited Edition pieces:
While these items ARE eligible, I may not have the materials/rings anymore, and I might not be able to order them. I will do my best, but just in case...