MielMargarita

Stainless steel jewelry made by Miel Paredes

Portland, Oregon

Announcement    Thanks for visiting my shop! I have reopened my Etsy store after a very long hiatus due to working in stop-motion animation and the birth of my two kids! I have a lot of new ideas in development right now so check back for updates and new jewelry designs. Please see my Store Policies for more information, or contact me if you have questions. All of my jewelry is designed and made by me in my home studio. I have my original designs water jet cut from thin sheets of stainless steel and I do all the finishing and bend the silver ear wires myself.

I offer free shipping within the US for all items in my shop. Please follow me on Instagram @mielmargaritajewelry for behind the scenes making of photos and exclusive coupon codes.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 19, 2018

Thanks for visiting my shop! I have reopened my Etsy store after a very long hiatus due to working in stop-motion animation and the birth of my two kids! I have a lot of new ideas in development right now so check back for updates and new jewelry designs. Please see my Store Policies for more information, or contact me if you have questions. All of my jewelry is designed and made by me in my home studio. I have my original designs water jet cut from thin sheets of stainless steel and I do all the finishing and bend the silver ear wires myself.

I offer free shipping within the US for all items in my shop. Please follow me on Instagram @mielmargaritajewelry for behind the scenes making of photos and exclusive coupon codes.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you for your interest in my work! I started making jewelry for myself because I love big jewelry, but can't wear heavy earrings. All of my pieces are very lightweight and comfortable to wear all day.
My designs are originally hand-drawn and hand-cut. I draw inspiration from antique lace and ornamental ironwork, from art nouveau and art deco patterns. I am interested in creating beautiful silhouettes and lines, and many of my designs are layered pieces that create dynamic movement when worn.
My jewelry pieces are cut from thin sheets of stainless steel with an industrial water-jet cutting machine. I cut out the finer details with a jeweler's saw and finish each piece by hand, giving it a brushed satin surface. The stainless steel allows me to create delicate yet bold pieces that are lightweight, and very strong.
The ear-wires are handmade from sterling silver wire and the pendants hang from a sterling silver jump-ring on a stainless steel cable with a bayonet clasp. The stainless steel does not tarnish - simply rub the piece with a soft cloth if it ever needs cleaning.

In addition to making jewelry, I make larger metalwork, mostly out of copper. You can see examples here: http://www.mielmargarita.com

A word about eco-friendliness: all stainless steel is generally made up of 60-80% recycled stainless steel and is in turn 100% recyclable (source: The Stainless Steel Information Center - http://www.ssina.com/faq/index.html). In my studio I save all of my metal (steel and sterling silver and anything else) scraps for recycling, I use only washable hand towels instead of paper towels and I use natural solutions for pickling and patination instead of harsh chemicals.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

I accept Paypal, checks and money orders. If you pay by check or money order, I will wait to ship your order until your payment has been received and cleared.

Shipping

US orders will be shipped out via Fedex Ground or US Mail First Class within 48 hours after your payment is received.
International orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

Each item comes packaged in a brown kraft-paper gift box. I try to reuse shipping envelopes as much as possible and I encourage you to reuse and recycle whenever you can.

Additional policies and FAQs

Please follow my Instagram account @mielmargaritajewelry for behind the scenes making of photos and exclusive coupon codes.

Trades: If I have hearted your shop, or if you heart my shop and I heart you back, it's a good sign that I'd like to trade with you! Bartering with fellow makers is one of the things I love about working with my hands.

Occasionally I make sterling silver jewelry for local sales, and extra pieces go here: http://www.Sauce.etsy.com

Serious wholesale inquiries are always welcome.