manicmetals

Unique & Hand-made Metal Jewelry From Rochester, NY

New York, United States · 316 Sales

manicmetals

Unique & Hand-made Metal Jewelry From Rochester, NY

New York, United States 316 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(135)

manicmetals is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner I am on vacation and away from the studio until the First of August - see you then! If you need anything in the mean time, feel free to write me! I'll check my email and conversations periodically while away.

Thanks so much!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 19, 2016

I am on vacation and away from the studio until the First of August - see you then! If you need anything in the mean time, feel free to write me! I'll check my email and conversations periodically while away.

Thanks so much!

Kimberly Crist

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Kimberly Crist

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(135)
sjaffe93

sjaffe93 on Jun 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

She designed these for me and always asked for my input throughout the process. The earrings are well made and beautiful!

J Biggerstaff

J Biggerstaff on Jun 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality

megm79

megm79 on May 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very delicate and pretty earrings. A bit small, but perfect for my second earlobe piercing.

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About

I make jewelry and small scale sculpture. Sometimes I make other stuff too.

I am a metalsmith, wife, and mother, but that doesn't say much. I love to learn things, experience new places, see things, make stuff, and otherwise nerd out.

I've been making things since before I can remember. My mom encouraged this and sent me off to art camps, art classes at the local schools in the area, even to the Creative Workshop here in Rochester. I applied and was accepted to School of the Arts, a local art based high school. After that I went on to a local college where I earned my BFA in dimensional arts, which includes metal and sculpture. Since then I take sporadic classes in various media to keep my work fresh and ever-evolving, but mostly I play with materials, shapes, and colors until I find something that really speaks to me, then I put it all together and send it off into the world and hope it finds a loving new home.

I live in Rochester, New York, where it's never warm enough, with my husband, son, and our ever-evolving menagerie of animals.

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Shop members
  • Kim

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have been making swell metal things for you to use, love, and enjoy since 2005. I love my job, and I feel lucky every day I get to spend making things.

  • Steve

    Manic Metals Designated Helper

    Sometimes this little guy helps me with odds and ends, like packing up orders, printing out invoices, and doing some cleanup type stuff! He's a great helper.

  • Tim

    The Husband.

    He helps with packing and shipping items, cleaning the studio, manning craft show tables, and being super-supportive. He's always happy to watch me do my thing.

Local

Find manicmetals at the following upcoming markets!

  • Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

    Columbus Circle,

    Syracuse, NY

    Jul 29–31

    The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival and adjacent Montgomery Street Arts Cooperative Arts Festival are held simultaneously in downtown Syracuse for 3 days. It's a high quality juried outdoor show.

  • Park Avenue Summer Arts Festival

    park avenue,

    Rochester, NY

    Aug 6–7

    Renowned for its architecture, culture, and hip urban atmosphere, the Park Avenue neighborhood is transformed for one weekend each year into a one-of-a-kind shopping mecca, filled with original creations from more than 350 artists, craftspeople and exhibitors from the U.S. and Canada. You won’t want to miss a single thing for the festival’s entire “miracle mile and a quarter!” The Park Ave Summer Art Fest stretches a full 1¼ miles from Alexander Street at its west end to Culver Road at the east. Exhibitors set up from curb to sidewalk, and Park Avenue itself closes to vehicular traffic, filling from end to end with festival-goers. There’s plenty of room for viewing, socializing, eating, and—of course—shopping from one end of the festival to the other.

  • Clothesline Festival

    Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave

    Rochester, NY

    Sep 10–11

    About Clothesline: Now in its 60th year, Rochester’s largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival continues to thrive. It’s now the place to browse and buy original artwork by more than 400 New York state artists, experience all-day live entertainment, sample food & drink from some of Rochester’s favorite vendors, enjoy free family art activities at the Creative Worksho, and visit the museum (included in admission).

  • Artist Row

    Rochester Public Market, 280 Union St N

    Rochester, NY

    Sep 18

    Artist Row is an annual juried art show that is held one Sunday in September. Nearly 200 up-and-coming artists present their wares for the public to purchase under “the sheds” of the beloved Rochester Public Market (instead of the fruits and veggies mongers you find there on Saturday mornings).

  • Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show

    Letchworth State Park, Park Rd

    Castile, NY

    Oct 8–10

    The Arts Council for Wyoming County presents the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show & Sale (LACS) in the park that was ranked #1 USA State Park in 2015. The show now in its 41st year, is ranked in the top 50 art festivals in the USA. Make plans now to spend Columbus Day weekend at this "state of the arts" festival, October 8, 9 and 10. It will showcase some of the country's finest visual and performing artists, artisans, and crafts people, as well as a multitude of traditional and unique consumable foods for all taste buds. LACS is held at the Highbanks Recreation Area of Letchworth State Park, also known as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” The stunning venue is a key component that sets this festival apart from all others. The ambience created by peak fall foliage throughout the park and the spectacular canyon is unparalleled. The festival could be considered the premiere holiday shopping opportunity for you, your friends and family.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 3, 2015
Thank you for your interest in my work, and for the opportunity to share it with the world.

Due to the handmade nature of my work no two pieces are ever the same. Because I am not a machine there will be imperfections, proof of the human interaction between tool and metal.

All purchases will be packed in a pretty little recycled paper jewelry box and wrapped with a shiny ribbon. It will be packed suitably for shipping and always looks great for gift-giving. If you would prefer another form of packaging please convo me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is expected within 5 days of completed sale.

I accept paypal for US and international customers. If paying by e-check you will have to wait for the funds to clear my paypal account before I will ship your order.

I also accept money orders, but only from and for US based purchases/addresses - sorry those of you outside the U.S.! Money order payments will only be shipped after payment clears.
Shipping
I ship via USPS. Any orders weighing under 13 oz. will go out within a few days, any orders over 13 oz. I will ship once a week. Since 13 oz rarely happens, it usually isn't a problem. Standard is about 3 oz. for purchases.

I am not responsible for customs fees. I will not lie on customs forms, so please don't ask.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges for any of my items are given for defects in workmanship or mistakes in shipping or listing descriptions, or damages incurred during shipping. If your order isn't right, I want to fix it!
Additional policies and FAQs
Consignment inquiries are welcome.

I will consider wholesale offers.