laurelmooncopper

Laurel Moon Etched Copper Pendants & Components

Clarkston, Michigan · 116 Sales

laurelmooncopper

Laurel Moon Etched Copper Pendants & Components

Clarkston, Michigan 116 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Hi there! I create my etched copper pendants and components from solid copper and images from antique books and artist drawings. My etchings are sealed with a clear lacquer and meant to give years of enjoyment. Please convo me if you have any questions! I have a shop for jewelry supplies located at http://laurelmoon.etsy.com/ and a shop for beaded jewelry at http://laurelmoonjewely.etsy.com/ . Thanks!

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Last updated on Feb 20, 2017

Hi there! I create my etched copper pendants and components from solid copper and images from antique books and artist drawings. My etchings are sealed with a clear lacquer and meant to give years of enjoyment. Please convo me if you have any questions! I have a shop for jewelry supplies located at http://laurelmoon.etsy.com/ and a shop for beaded jewelry at http://laurelmoonjewely.etsy.com/ . Thanks!

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Laurel Moon: an odyssey into cultures past and present

As a child, I was fascinated with stories from the past. I loved reading Greek, Norse, and Polynesian myths and folktales. I loved the humanity of the Greek gods, the nobility and tragedy of the Norse gods, and the beautiful spirit of the Polynesian stories.

As I grew older, I sought out Russian and gypsy folktales, Hawaiian and Australian stories, anthologies of the Grimm tales. I read Joseph Campbell's work and was intrigued by the journey of the hero and the underlying structure of myths.

I began creating jewelry in December of 1995, and quickly grew to love it. I took a handful of classes and began selling my work through a salon, and then eventually I bought a tent and started selling at craft shows and art fairs. I also sold my work to the Detroit Institute of Arts for its gift shops.

It's been several years and I'm still creating jewelry. I love finding pendants that strike a chord with me--pieces that evoke that connection to the myth, whether it be Medusa or a spirit lock.

I began etching copper several years ago and was intrigued by the possibilities. In October of 2015 I began to produce a new line of etchings featuring designs from antique books as well as drawings by talented artists. Each pendant takes considerable work to create. A design is transferred to a copper blank, then etched permanently into the copper, and then there is a long process of cleaning, polishing, patinaing, and lacquering to finish each pendant, all work that I do by hand in my studio.

The stories of the past inform my work in the present. I hope you'll come along on my journey!

You can find my beaded jewelry at https://www.etsy.com/shop/laurelmoonjewelry and my jewelry supplies at https://www.etsy.com/shop/laurelmoon

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  • Laurel Moon

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I've been creating jewelry since December of 1995. I love myths and legends, the poetry of folktales, and the power of a good story. I love designing pieces that evoke a feeling of connection with old stories.

  • Mr Moon

    Shipper

    Mr. Moon takes over when I go out of town and handles all of the shipping. He is awesome and has a heart of gold!

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Last updated on Jun 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Tell me more about returns.

If you have a problem with anything you've purchased from me, please do not hesitate to contact me. I want you to be happy with your purchase.

I accept returns within 14 days of receipt. Buyer must notify me before shipping item(s) back. The item(s) must be in sellable condition in their original packaging. Buyer pays return shipping unless the item(s) are defective.

I am sorry, at this time I cannot accept returns of earrings for health & hygiene reasons.

What happens if my package does not arrive?

First Class domestic packages generally take 3-5 days to arrive at their destination. However, keep in mind that the USPS describes the service as taking 2-10 business days (business days do not include holidays or weekends).

First Class International packages generally take 1-2 weeks to arrive at their destination. However, they sometimes can take up to a month to arrive due to Customs delays, etc.

Your best course of action in any situation where a package has not arrived is to contact your local post office first. I do not consider domestic/international packages "lost" until at least a month has passed.

Please contact me if your package is lost and I will do what I can to rectify the situation.

Custom and personalized orders

If you like an item and would like a custom length/style, please click the "request custom order" button on the listing; I will respond (generally within 24 hours) with possibilities and pricing (unless I am out of town and cannot create custom items). Please allow a few extra days for shipping custom items.

Care instructions

I construct my jewelry with quality materials and techniques. I would advise against getting jewelry wet if possible. An occasional splash is not going to be an issue but immersion during showering, swimming, etc., should be avoided.

Some of my materials can oxidize/tarnish. This is a natural process. If you don't care for the look, you can clean the jewelry with a gentle cleaner or polish (follow the manufacturer's directions). The best way to avoid tarnish is to avoid humidity. While not wearing jewelry, seal it in a Ziploc-style plastic bag.

Etchings are coated with a double layer of clear permanent lacquer. If the lacquer wears off and the etching begins to tarnish, you can apply clear nail polish.