ijewellery

Unique Quirky Eclectic Hand Made Original Solid Silver

Fremantle, Australia · 886 Sales

ijewellery

Unique Quirky Eclectic Hand Made Original Solid Silver

Fremantle, Australia 886 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(326)

Announcement   I have made Jewellery for Princes , Presidents , Prime Ministers and Premiers , I would love to make something for you too
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Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

I have made Jewellery for Princes , Presidents , Prime Ministers and Premiers , I would love to make something for you too
https://www.facebook.com/ijewellery
https://www.instagram.com/ijewellery

Brett Barker

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Brett Barker

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(326)
lazawnya

lazawnya on Sep 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

the cutest trilobites that can occasionally be seen on some cool ear lobes/

bettyb6060

bettyb6060 on Sep 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these whimsical and fun earrings as well as the other pair of earrings purchased, amazing craftsmanship! You can definitely find unique and hard to find pieces here. Love my purchases!

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About

Wearable Art

Hi , my name is Brett Barker .

I do everything by myself .... Designing , Creating and Manufacturing all my own Silver and Gold Jewellery ; which I have been doing for over twenty years.

For me making jewellery is like creating a small sculpture .

Everything I produce is finished to a very high standard and quality finish / polish .

I am from a family of artists , Painters , Potters and Stained Glass Artisans ; my Great Grandfather , Grandfather and Uncles are represented in Art gallery's around Australia .

I trained in Art Education , teaching in High Schools in Western Australia .

I originally worked in the fields of Painting , Pottery and Serigraphy , I then moved into creating jewellery , designing and manufacturing my own unique pieces .

I take pride in my original designs and quality workmanship .
All the jewellery I produces is created in my workshop in Fremantle using only the purest gold and silver , which I alloy myself .

If you want to see how I make my Jewellery , you can watch me on my Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ijewellery or on my YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/ijewellery?feature=mhee and

Below are some of the Government and Business Commissions I have done over the years.

Cuff Links presented to His Royal Highness Prince Philip on his 90th Birthday .

Cuff Links presented to His Royal Highness Prince William on his Australian Visit .

Gold Cuff Links for Rio Tinto presented to the Chinese President Hu Jintao .

Pendants to be presented to the USA President Obamas daughters .

The Coat of Arms of Australia , Cuff Links and Lapel Pins for the Prime Minister of Australia’s Department .

Cuff Links for the Prime Minister of Australia’s Department .

Cuff Links for the Prime Minister of Australia’s presented to the Man of the Match for the Prime Ministers XI Cricket Match 2014 ,and 2015
Cuff Links for the Governor-General Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC .

Cuff Links for the Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith .

Cufflinks for the Australian Ambassador to the United States Kim Beazley .

Cuff Links of The Coat of Arms of Western Australia for the Western Australian Premiers Department .

Cuff Links , Pendants , Brooches and Letter Openers for the Western Australian Premiers Department .

Cuff Links of the WA Parliament House Crest for the Western Australian Parliament House .

Swan Kangaroo and Koala Cuff Links for the Perth Mint .

Cuff Links for Mining Company Rio Tinto for corporate functions .

Cuff Links presented to the Head of Mitsubishi in Japan .

Cuff Links presented to the Head of Nippon Steel in Japan .

Elephants , Frogs and Dragonfly’s for the Perth Zoo Elephant and Baby,

Sea Lions and Penguins for Taronga Zoo .

A badge honoring Dr Jane Goodall for Adelaide Zoo .

A series of Panda designs , exclusively for Adelaide Zoo .

A Cheetah for Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium .

Seahorses , Leafy Sea Dragons for AQWA ( Aquarium of WA ) .

A variety of flora and fauna for the Rottnest Island Authority .

Bicycles for the Rottnest Island Authority .

Badges for the University of Notre Dame . Kangaroos , Koalas , Monkey , Zebras , Leopards , and Giraffes for Melbourne Zoo .

A Platypus for Healesville Sanctuary .

Seals for Underwater World Mooloolaba .

Blue Wrens for the Denmark Visitors Centre .

Cuff Links and brooches for the WA Watercorporation



To give you an idea of what I have to do to create a design , here is what I do ....

When I make a new design , I have to draw / design it , then either carve it in wax or cut it out of some silver plate .... this can take days and even weeks to create a design .

After this , I have to sand and polish it ; I then make a silicon mould of the design ; placing it in the mould and make an impression in a special machine called a Vulcaniser .

I then inject wax into the mould using another amazing machine called a Wax Injector , make up a wax tree , encase the wax in a special heat resistant plaster in a metal vessle , Place this in a Kiln and melt out the wax at 180 degrees , then bring the temp' up to 730 degrees ( over night ) wait around , drop the temp to 530 degrees wait three
hours .

Then heat the metal to melting point , put tree / vessel in another amazing / expensive machine Vacuum Casting Machine , pour it into the mould.

After casting it , break down the investment , blast it off. place this in Acid for an hour .

Then tumble this in some steel shot for an hour .

Cut off the Sprue , with a Jewellers Saw .

Sand the item through three grit stages , solder anything that needs to be attached .

Polish it , through two compound stages .

Clean it.

Hand polish it again.

Package and Post it.

And that is an abridged version !

Thanks for reading .... hope you like my work : )

Brett Barker

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2011
Hi and welcome to my shop : )

I work by myself ; I Design , Create and Manufacture everything , in solid Silver and Gold .

What you see in my Shop is a very small selection of the Jewellery Designs I have created over the past twenty years .

Please feel free to contact me if you have any for questions.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept Payment through Paypal , or Direct Deposit if you are in Australia .
You do not need to have a paypal acount to pay for an Item , go to the Paypal option and follow the link and you can pay by credit card.

The items will be shipped within 10 ( business ) days of payment being received.

Payment is due within 4 days of purchase .
Shipping
I ship World wide.

All items are sent through the Australian Postal service .

I will ship the items to your Etsy adress unless you request otherwise.

Please note that items shipped to the USA , UK and all other countries will take between 5-15 business days to reach you.

In some countries buyers may be subject to custom taxes and duties on items shipped from international locations.
These taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer.... though I will send all items described as a " Gift " to avoid any problems .

Please note Regarding packaging ....

All items will be sent carefully wrapped in tissue paper in a Zip Lock Bag .... I can send Items in a gift box , though this will add a cost for the box and the Postage will be double due to the thickness of the parcel . Feel free to contact me if you require a Box or have any questions regarding this.

You can view images of how I package and send my Jewellery in this listing in my shop ....

Neoprene Rubber Choker 40 cm or 45 cm

All Shipping fees can be found under the items listing.
Refunds and Exchanges
I would never send an item to a customer that I was not 100% happy with .

If you receive an item that is in any way damaged , please contact me within 3 days of receiving it.

For any item that is returned, all shipping charges are your responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel free to contact me regarding bulk orders .