uncommon jewelry: modern wedding rings: forged by hand

Seattle, Washington · 2890 Sales


uncommon jewelry: modern wedding rings: forged by hand

Seattle, Washington 2890 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Lori Linkous Devine

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Lori Linkous Devine

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Understated and elegant, this streamlined design is imbued with simplicity, while the gold tab adds just a touch of something special. Neither ostentatious, nor boring, it is perfect for the person who is drawn to strong lines and subtle contrasts.
This is a similar version of my popular faceted band, with just a little twist. This version is slightly more rounded on the top, allowing me to create more texture and facets, and also has a nice comfort fit on the inside.
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I've been making things with my hands since I can remember. I was raised in semi-rural Virginia by Depression-era grandparents. My grandfather, never one to throw anything away - or purchase expensive art materials - kept what we referred to as the "junk room". But to me, this was my supply closet, the place where I got all of the materials for my many projects, from the leftover rug remnants and house paint I used in a handmade and furnished cardboard doll-less house, to old pieces of tire I used to make a pair of flip flops. The Childcraft Make and Do books were my Bible.

After studying art at university, I spent years in social work. Now, I’m finally returning to what makes me really happy, making things. I love the sculptural aspect of making jewelry and the color and tactile process of knitting. My design influence emanates from my printmaking background and my approach from Grandpa’s junk room.

I’m very attracted to showing positive vs. negative space. I find inspiration in the intersection of order and chaos, natural vs. industrial, like the beautiful lush organic vine growing on a rusted glass and steel structure or the sound of rain on a metal roof, things that connect my Virginia childhood with my new home in Seattle. I try to reflect this feeling of time, nature, and industry in my designs, a marriage of my past and present.

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  • Lori Linkous Devine

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Do-it-aller

    I created lolide (pronounced: Loe - Li - Day) in 2010 as an outlet for all the crazy ideas that go through my head. I'm inspired by the constant intersection of order and chaos in the natural and unnatural world.

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Last updated on December 31, 2016
I focus on organic shapes and clean, minimal desgins. Each piece is completely designed and handcrafted by me in my studio in Seattle. I try to create a small work of art, even down to the clasps and ear wires which are always hadmade and designed to fit the look of each individual piece.

I am committed to using recycled materials whenever possible and always use conflict-free stones. I value all relationships equally and try to create designs that can be mixed and matched to meet your needs.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
It is important to me that you are happy with your purchase. I will accept returns or exchanges of UNWORN earrings and necklaces provided the item is in its original condition if returned within 7 days of receipt. Shipping charges are non-refundable and return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

>> I cannot accept returns or exchanges on custom orders, wedding/engagement rings, or any other rings as each is made to order just for you << However, if you place a custom order and are unhappy with your purchase, please let me know and I will do everything I can to make it right!
I accept credit card payments and paypal. Regretably, due to fraudulent activity, I can no longer accept money orders or personal checks.
Shipping charges include a gift box or tin
***I am happy to ship internationally, but please note that any surcharges, taxes, duties or customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.***

All international packages are shipped to their destination, and all international packages over $100 are insured. In the case of damaged or lost items, the buyer must cooperate with all requests of the insurance company in order to have the item replaced. Loss or damage of items under $100 is the responsibility of the buyer unless insurance is requested.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do custom orders or special designs! Please contact me with questions and/or requests.

RING SIZING: Please note that ring sizing is the responsibility of the buyer and not all ring mandrels are calibrated so allow for a tolerance of 1/4 size up or down. I will make the ring to the size you request and AM NOT responsible for inaccurate sizing.If you are not sure of your ring size, you may want to get sized at two different places just to make sure.

If you are unhappy with the fit of your ring, I can resize most rings for a fee. I can enlarge bands without stones up to 1/2 to one size for a $25 fee per ring plus shipping. I can reduce the size for $45 per ring plus shipping. The buyer is responsible for shipping to me. Rings can also be resized locally by a reputable jeweler.

For rings with stones, I can enlarger most of these rings up to a half size, however, I cannot make them smaller due to the small size of my business and the expensive equipment needed for this type of sizing. However, you should easily be able to get this done locally.