gewgaws

Gewgaws & Gimcracks: Artisan Fine Jewelry

Colorado, United States · 493 Sales

gewgaws

Gewgaws & Gimcracks: Artisan Fine Jewelry

Colorado, United States 493 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(153)
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Mary Jane

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Announcement   Artisan jewelry, original designs, and responsibly-sourced natural materials.

I create in small quantities, and many of my pieces are one-of-a-kind. If you like what you see, get it before it's gone!

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

Artisan jewelry, original designs, and responsibly-sourced natural materials.

I create in small quantities, and many of my pieces are one-of-a-kind. If you like what you see, get it before it's gone!

Mary Jane

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Mary Jane

Opal Necklace, Delicate Gold Chain
US$58.00
Opal Necklace, Delicate Sterling Silver Chain
US$98.00
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Lisa

Lisa on Mar 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are beautiful earrings, I'm delighted with them! Also had a bit of an issue with my local post delivery office and thought the package lost for a while and couldn't have been happier with Mary Jane's help and responsiveness. A++ would shop again.

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Gewgaws & Gimcracks

I had the great fortune to study illustration, painting, film photography, metal fabrication, enameling, and ceramics with amazing teachers from a very young age. I learned what I was good at, and what I wasn't. How to turn vision to reality. What made me happy. What inspired me.

But desperate for health insurance and a steady paycheck, I turned my back on all that and went to law school.

Gewgaws & Gimcracks was born in 2011, when I started making more jewelry than I could wear. My personal style is design-conscious, and I favor delicate minimalism, natural forms, and high-quality materials. I make things I like, and I hope you like them, too.

As for the name? I like archaic English words, especially when deployed with sarcasm.

gewgaw - (GYOOgaw) (ɠjʊːɠɔ) - n. - something pretty but useless; trinket; bauble; doodad; knicknack. adj. - gaudy; worthless.

gimcrack - (JIMkrak) (d͡ʒɪɱçɾæɕ) - n. - a showy, useless trifle; a fanciful notion; an affected person, especially a woman. adj. - insubstantial; trivial; ramshackle.

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  • Mary Jane

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    After mastering the basics of illustration, painting, film photography, metalwork, enameling, and ceramics, I did what any insecure artist does: I went to law school.

  • Peter

    Assistant Director, Fulfillment Dept.

    After earning degrees from RISD and Parsons, Peter took his talents to Boulder, Colorado. His favorite media are gouache, fiber (upcycled canis familiaris fur), and dehydrated sweet potatoes. He is a staunch advocate of the Oxford comma.

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