jdaviesmetalworks

Jessica Davies Metalworks

California, United States · 1 Sale

jdaviesmetalworks

Jessica Davies Metalworks

California, United States 1 Sale On Etsy since 2008

Announcement   You can find more of my work at my website: www.jessicadaviesmetalworks.com or follow my blog at www.theloveliestloop.com
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

Announcement

You can find more of my work at my website: www.jessicadaviesmetalworks.com or follow my blog at www.theloveliestloop.com
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

Jessica Davies

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Jessica Davies

Rectangle Dangle Earrings
US$65.00
Circle Oval Hammered Pendant Necklace
US$80.00
Hammered double loop earrings
US$90.00
Sterling Silver Chunky Chain-link Bracelet
US$250.00
Spinning Loop Dangle Earrings
US$120.00
Sunburst Earrings
US$160.00
Layered Rectangle Pendant
US$230.00
Spinning Loop Dangle Earrings
US$120.00
Connected Square Link Earrings
US$75.00
Cage Pendant Necklace
US$150.00
Teardrop Earrings
US$65.00
Oblong Chain Bracelet
US$160.00
Fold Formed Shield Earrings
US$135.00
Sterling Silver Teardrop Dangle Earrings
US$110.00
Torc Necklace
US$280.00
Hammered and Textured Rectangle Earrings
US$90.00
Textured Shield Earrings
US$135.00
Spinning Loop Dangle Earrings
US$120.00

About

The very first piece of jewelry I ever made was a hammered, forged and fabricated, copper wire bracelet, a gift to my mother for Mother's Day

The very first piece of jewelry I ever made was a hammered, forged and fabricated, copper wire bracelet, a gift to my mother for Mother's Day, when I was 10. My love of tools, the art of craft and making objects with my hands, is one of the most rewarding things I have ever embarked on. The concept of making art to wear, and of these objects fitting into the lives of others through adornment, sentiment and celebration, creates a wonderful exchange between wearer and maker while giving me permission to be a part of an individual history. I tend to sketch in 3-D more often than putting a pencil to paper. I enjoy making paper models of the pieces in the design process or "drawing" them with wire. All of my work is fabricated by hand and although I may do repeat pieces in a series, since none of the pieces are cast and no molds are made, they are all unique and show the hand of the maker. In my mind, this is one of the most important and rewarding parts about the handmade process.

While many jewelers focus their energy on production, I have the luxury of being able to do production work and one of a kind art jewelry. When I first finished art school this was something I struggled with, but with trial and error I have been able to strike a balance for both. I am by no means a full time artist right now, but one can dream, right? In the mean time I am enjoying having a small niche of collectors, occasionally submitting to art jewelry competitions and having my pieces carried in a few select, local shops.

Earlier this year I was treated to a lovely dinner from a dear friend and fellow jeweler. We spent part of the evening talking about our insecurities and inner struggles as artists who feel both challenged and propelled to make our mark without sacrificing our individual artistic integrity. For me that often seems to be the crux of my own issues and the ebbs and flows of "artist block". There’s “bread and butter” work and there are those incredible “A ha!” moments in the studio, but how do we work comfortably through the in between periods? At the end of a rather laborious “what if ” this and “what if” that, my sweet friend looked at me dead on and said, “You just have to do what you know, make your work and the rest will follow.” Sound advice for jewelry and life, now to take heed and go for it.

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  • Jessica Davies

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    Born and raised in the Bay Area, I have been making jewelry for over 20 years.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 11, 2013
Hello and thank you for stopping by to take a look at my shop!
Each piece is handmade by me in my San Francisco studio, using traditional silversmithing methods and techniques. My current series is inspired by geometric & architectural details found in everyday objects, buildings, shapes and forms.

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Shipping
Each unique piece of jewelry is handmade to order but most items will ship within 2-14 business days of the order date.

***If this is a rush order please contact us and we will do our best to make arrangements to expedite your order whenever possible!

Domestic Shipping:

All jewelry is shipped USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation. If you prefer another carrier or would like expedited shipping, please contact us.

Gift Wrapping:

Each piece will arrive in an artfully beautiful custom box ready for gift giving. If you prefer, a personal message to the gift recipient can be included; please let me know beforehand if you would like this option.
Refunds and Exchanges
I guarantee satisfaction for all of my products. If after receiving your order any issues arise, please email me as soon as possible. Exchanges of any items will be accepted within 7-10 days as long as the item is in original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that due to the nature of the materials used some items may tarnish over time. The best way to prevent this is to keep your jewelry in air tight, zip locked bags when not in use.