mairedodd

Shark River Hills, New Jersey · 393 Sales

mairedodd

Shark River Hills, New Jersey 393 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(224)

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adornment and small sculptural objects of the sacred nature. i thank those of you who are entrusting me with your personal intentions to set into offering bowls. it is my deepest desire to assist you with your spiritual work in even the smallest of ways.
i write about my work here: www.mairedodd.blogspot.com
... please feel free to check my sold items if you are looking for something in particular, but know i am always happy to work with you directly.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 13, 2017

**more photo books are available - thank you for supporting this part of my maker's journey...
adornment and small sculptural objects of the sacred nature. i thank those of you who are entrusting me with your personal intentions to set into offering bowls. it is my deepest desire to assist you with your spiritual work in even the smallest of ways.
i write about my work here: www.mairedodd.blogspot.com
... please feel free to check my sold items if you are looking for something in particular, but know i am always happy to work with you directly.

mary jane dodd

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(224)
Kristen Stults

Kristen Stults on May 31, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful earrings! They are very special!

Soul

Soul on May 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Mary's jewellery made me think of something important that we are losing in today's world. In our technology driven and rapidly digitizing world, sentimentality, face to face communication and natural human affection is something that is becoming lost. I bought crystals out of curiosity, because of their supposed metaphysical attributes. But what started as mild interest has ended up a profound realization. In Mary's jewellery especially, I feel it communicates that. Everything felt meaningful, from the packaging to the poetry and proverb associated with it. The piece I received, to me, is a gentle reminder. The bracelet itself was finely crafted, an art piece, absolutely perfect and masculine, in this case much better than the pictures portrayed. I highly recommend her work.

Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop on Mar 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Mary Jane is such a thoughtful creator. Each of her offerings is a gift of positive energy sent out into the universe, a token that evokes her love of life. She has combined gentle colors and diverse textures in this mala, and it is the subtle details that make it special: tiny brass beads glinting throughout the tassel, a single lotus bead carved from a seed, and the softened, geometric shape of a crystal. Thank you for sharing your talent with the Etsy community, MJ!

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Updates

enameling complete and lucet cording added. roots of recycled silver are being fused.
layers of translucent and opaque enamels on formed copper bowl. enamels applied with a torch.
torch fired enamels - playing with color combinations, but writing down which ones I like!
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About

maker, seeker, observer

i found that the only way for me to speak most honestly, the only way for me to navigate through my own life and connect with others deeply, was to get down to this making of adornment and small metal objects myself from beginning to end.

i love working from raw materials - tools at the ready. i am able to direct the work from beginning to end, finding myself in a beautiful flow where it all comes together. let's not be naive though, there is much in the way of agonizing cognitive participation in the process.

we have lived, yes? and this wear and tear on our hearts and bodies have made us more. just as we develop a personal patina, the metal i work with is treated to different means in order to reflect and honor this process.

this work i do is intentional -
in our present world, feelings of vulnerability are common. i hope that these pieces will make you feel more empowered, will help you move through the trials and discover the joy and love that are ever-present in life if you live with the very rewarding (and terrifyingly) open heart.

within the past year, my offering bowls came to be. gradually evolving in size and design, they are a source of great satisfaction. for as they are my offering to you, you are then able to make offerings of your own.

in metta

mary jane

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    i am a maker who moves through the world seeking connections, whose work is the result of processing thoughts and ideas, who desires to assist you in living a life where the fullest expression of yourself is realized.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 24, 2013
metal is the backbone of my work, mixed media and varying techniques often flesh it out - to find different ways to make it speak and sing - to resonate with your spirit... heavily influenced by universal experiences and nature, i hope that you will feel connected to the work once you receive it...

be assured that i work in sterling silver, copper, brass, steel... there are no plated metals used... if i were to use it (and i don't) it would be clearly stated... some people are allergic to nickel... if i use it, it is only in places that do not contact skin... some people's chemistry causes a reaction to metal - like the green tint that can be left by copper... i give multiple coats of an environmentally friendly permalac spray (used by sculptors) and a final finish of wax...

please do not hesitate to convo me with any questions... it is always easier to clarify things before a transaction rather then afterwards...

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
my goal is to have you be happy with your purchase...
you will have 5 days from receipt of your purchase to let me know if you have a concern or problem with the item... if we need to make a return, you will be refunded after you have returned the item to me... you will have 5 days to get it back to me once we have agreed upon our resolution...
Payment
if you are one of my local customers, pick 'money order' if you like so that you don't have to pay shipping... we can set up a pick up place/time...
payment is due at time of purchase...

**unfortunately, if you do not pay after 2 convos from me, i will have to cancel the transaction... the item will be relisted at that time...
Shipping
will be first class or priority...
orders will ship within 4 days after your payment has cleared...
Additional policies and FAQs
work that features patina must be treated carefully - please do not expose to water and chemicals, or any undo friction... these pieces are not meant to be 24/7 adornment... while i use a sculptor's grade lacquer and wax, over time and without proper care, the sealer can break down and the patina will suffer for it...

i am only satisfied when i know that what i am offering you is made correctly... i want you to be happy and i want your jewelry to last you for many years...