FrenchtownMetalworks

Frenchtown Metalworks: Unique hand made jewelry

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Announcement    Greetings and welcome to Frenchtown Metalworks. All items in this shop are made by hand, designed by me and not made from a kit. I take a lot of time putting together interesting combinations of found objects, vintage pieces and new materials. Feel free to ask questions and make requests

Announcement

Greetings and welcome to Frenchtown Metalworks. All items in this shop are made by hand, designed by me and not made from a kit. I take a lot of time putting together interesting combinations of found objects, vintage pieces and new materials. Feel free to ask questions and make requests

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Chris Mundy

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Chris Mundy

About FrenchtownMetalworks

Sales 8
On Etsy since 2013

Completely Original Work

I love taking workshops at Peter's Valley. I was perusing the course list one year and came across one called Jewelry Made from Found Objects, taught by Marlene True. It was a fantastic course, and since then I have been exploring the possibilities of jewelry as wearable art.

I was looking at the shops in a list of the top 100 Etsy jewelry shops with the most sales. I noticed that most of the jewelry had nice but rather conventional designs. Even though this is clearly what most people want to buy, I really don't have any interest in making things like that. Also, it seems unlikely that I will ever make production pieces. Everything I make leads to the next thing, which is my art-making journey.

I've never had a studio until recently. I was working in a nasty basement, which I could barely stand, therefore, I really didn't do that much coherent work. Finally I had enough and I ordered a garden shed and my husband helped me finish it into my studio. It is SO GREAT to have my own space to work in, with all of my materials at hand. As a bonus, it has really cut down on the clutter in my house. I hope to get pictures of my studio up in the next few days.

Shop members

  • Chris Mundy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've been making things since I can remember: everything from accessories for my tin doll house or the interior decor of large appliance boxes, to embroidering my denim jacket and making my own jewelry.

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