handmade jewelry in recycled precious metals

Hamilton, Canada | 895 Sales


handmade jewelry in recycled precious metals

Hamilton, Canada 895 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (315)

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2019

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Thanks for your all your support.

Janice Hagey

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Janice Hagey


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My Journey in Metals

My Background:
I have a background in graphic design and worked for many years in corporate graphic design as well as freelancing.

My love of craft goes back to early childhood so it is no surprise that while working as a graphic designer, pottery making/throwing was a hobby for ten years, in addition to night school art classes completing a studio art degree. It was during this time that I took a few classes in jewelry and fell in love with working in metals. (I hope to at some point combine all three of these skills in a collection of containers.) https://www.etsy.com/shop/janiceartcreative

My Jewelry Making Story:
I invested in my jewelry studio in 2008, purchasing a water torch and began a journey of finding my aesthetic point of view knowing that I wanted to combine my love of graphic design, pattern and typography into metal jewelry.

My Process:
All of my work is completely fabricated by me from flat sheet, wire and tubing and is produced on a made to order basis. Every piece is a one off so customizations can be done. My designs are created on computer and chemically etched into flat sheet metal. Etching is a technique with origins in printmaking dating back to 15th century Germany. Other texturizing techniques employed are stamping, traditional hand engraving with a graver, roller printing and hammering.

Making Green Jewelry and Social Entrepreneurship:
In 2011, I went to using almost all reclaimed precious metals in my work and switching to a natural pickle. I am an environmentally conscious person, so reducing my footprint happens in the studio where I can. March 2016, I took a class at Mendocino Art Center on Galvanic Etching. This is an alternative to the chemical etch process and uses electricity and battery charger with a solution that isn't toxic. I have finally got the sterling and copper/brass systems up and running and have fully transitioned to this new non-toxic etching method. Yay!

In mid 2015, I began, Janice Art Jewelry's "Tree Rings Project", in which a portion of ring sales go to Trees for the Future (trees.org) which plants trees and helps communities. I will be setting up a page on my website for tracking the progress. Right now you can learn more on my Facebook page.

I have become very interested in social entrepreneurship after reading "Do the The Kind Thing" by Daniel Lubetzky in 2015. My favorite publications for this are Salt Magazine and Conscious Company Magazine. I am excited about how this will inform my future endeavours.

My Education:
I have attended classes at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco and Mendocino Art Center in Northern California. In addition, I have also studied jewelry and metal arts at both California State Fullerton and Pasadena City College. I hold a BA in Studio Art from California State University, Fullerton and a diploma in Packaging Design from Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Where I have Shown:

• Orange County Creatives, Laguna Beach, California
• La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, California
• Harriet's General, Culpeper, Virginia
• Mountain Nest Gallery, Black Mountain, North Carolina

• Manika Jewelry Gallery, San Francisco, California
• Galeria Boca Roja, Mallorca, Spain

Group Shows:
2015 Holiday RAWk Artist Showcase • Orange County, CA
2015 Chocolate and Art Show • Los Angeles, CA
2013 RAW Artist Showcase ENCOMPASS • Orange County, CA
2012 Revere@Manika • Manika Jewelry Gallery, San Francisco, California

Thank you!

Shop members

  • Janice Hagey-Schmidt

    Owner, Maker, Jewelry Artist / Metalsmith

    Janice designs and fabricates wearable art in reclaimed precious metals that are sold throughout the U.S. and internationally through Etsy and various galleries. Her work combines computer graphic design and metal fabrication from raw materials.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 1, 2018
Hi there and welcome to my Etsy storefront. The following are my policies:

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RE-SIZING: I am always able to resize if there is a problem with the fit. Buyer pays for return shipping.

RETURNS: 20% restocking fee for returns above $100.00 outside of Canada due to duties/import taxes, fees that will have to pay. Buyer pays for return shipping.

If ordering a made-to-order ring, please make sure you are sized either at a jewelry store, with a ring sizer or know your size. It isn't always as easy to resize a custom ring and there may be additional charges for some rings with gold. And always make sure to add on to your size (at least a half size to 3/4 size) for the wider style rings when ordering.

Please be aware that duties/import taxes for your country need to be paid by buyer.

I ship with Canada Post with tracking within Canada and United States ONLY. For United States orders, it takes approx. one week for shipping.

For orders outside of Canada and U.S., please be aware that there may be customs fees and package can be delayed in your country's customs.

It takes about a approx. a week for shipping to the United States during regular times and I ship with tracking which can be tracked from USPS. It takes 2 to 3 weeks to Europe from Canada and I do not offer tracking unless the customer requests and pays for this service which is 20.00 + depending on item and country.

OVERNIGHT SHIPPING IN CANADA ONLY. I can do this for no extra cost on orders above $150.00. Please ask me first.

If ordering and you have a deadline, please ask me if I am able to make your deadline before ordering as my schedule is 2 weeks to make for most made to order items.