MarleeCWatts

North West Jewellery

Calgary, Canada · 673 Sales

MarleeCWatts

North West Jewellery

Calgary, Canada 673 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement

Last updated on May 17, 2017

▲ Stay up to date with my newest work on instagram @marleecheyannewatts

▲ Don't forget to press the ❤ button and save my store as a favorite so you can revisit items that you liked!

▲ Check out my personal website at www.northwestjewellery.com

▲ Please read my shop policies here before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarleeCWatts/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

▲ Thank you for visiting my page!

Marlee Watts

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Marlee Watts

About

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▲ Bio:
Marlee Cheyanne Watts is a graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design’s Jewellery + Metals program. After graduation Watts moved to Montreal, QC where she opened her shop, North West Jewellery. Recently she moved back to Calgary, Ab where she continues to develop her business. Her practice focuses on the body. This interest in adornment inspires her love for jewellery, wearable art and fashion.

▲ A brief story of what you do and why you do it:
I have been making a variety of handmade jewellery and wearable art, specializing in metal work and wire wrapping for the past 9 years. I graduated from The Alberta College of Art + Design with a BFA specializing in Jewellery + Metals in 2013. After graduation I moved to Montreal, putting my degree to use in the belief that my passion could help support me. I moved to Montreal with no French so I knew I would have to be creative in how I would run my business. This is when I started up my first Etsy shop, MarleeCWatts. I now travel between Calgary and Montreal where I sell to numerous shops and take part in local craft sales in both cities. A few months ago I opened my second Etsy shop, NovaMane where I sell crystals to collectors and other jewellery makers. To my delight, my work has been well received and my business continues to grow!

▲ How did you get into jewellery design?:
In high school I discovered The Alberta College of Art + Design and their Jewellery + Metals program. I had never made jewellery or worked with metal before, but for some reason I was drawn down that path. It was a good thing that I excelled in metal working because some find it very tedious and difficult. After graduation I took a brief break from metalsmithing and taught myself a variety of wire wrapping and jewelry making techniques. Now, I integrate all of these techniques into my current work.

▲ Describe your style and inspirations:
My collections showcase a variety of techniques and materials. My work is inspired by two very different cities, the frequent changes in my surroundings and the resources available to me at the time. I am always teaching myself new approaches and exploring new materials to keep myself inspired.

I often find it difficult to describe my style because I enjoy creating various designs with something for everyone. My dominant style of ethereal, bohemian pieces are inspired by my passion for raw crystals and the idea of utilizing these crystals’ energies to connect with an individual wearer. The unique energy and story that a stone holds (and wearer connects with) is something that fascinates me. Creating a talisman or amulet with a manifested meaning that makes it special to its owner is something truly magical.

Many of my looks allude to primitive culture and fantasy and often possess a ceremonial or ritualistic appearance. My interest with this aesthetic is inspired by my experiences at music festivals. The one closest to my heart is Shambhala, which takes part in Salmo, BC ever year. A large part of the inspiration comes from he tribe-like atmosphere as people come together to celebrate their shared values of positive energy, interconnectedness with nature and their love for music, art and craft. The costumes and adornment at these events are a huge part of what inspire my jewellery and wearable art collections.

▲ What’s something unusual about you that makes you “you”?:
I grew up as a cowgirl, horseback riding western style for most of my young life. I helped to train horses and worked on a family cattle farm. These unique experiences helped me to develop patience, confidence and self-awareness at a young age. My experiences traveling in India, South East Asia, Europe as well as attending various music festivals around the world also helped to shape me into the open, adaptable and positive person that I am now. I would also have to say my fascination with body modification has a lot to do with who I am and has helped shape my jewellery practice.

Shop members

  • Marlee Cheyanne Watts

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Everything!

    Marlee Cheyanne Watts is a graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design’s Jewellery + Metals program. She lives in Calgary, Ab with her fiancé and her black cat Zachy :)

Shop policies

Last updated on November 5, 2016
▲ Hello! Thank you for your interest in my shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
▲ I accept payment by PayPal, credit card, debit and Etsy gift card! Pay pal makes it very easy to make a purchase. You can also use credit cards through this service. If these methods of payment doesnt work for you please feel free to contact me on here by message or e-mail me at marleewatts [!at] gmail.com and we can try to figure out a solution :) I require payment before I will ship your items.
Shipping
▲ Please understand that I am just starting out my shop so my policies are subject to change. I want to do everything in my power to give you excellent service :) If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me via Etsy.
▲ All regular items are shipped out 1-3 BUSINESS days after purchasing.
▲ All items will be shipped with standard Canada Post shipping. I ship items as "regular mail" to give you the most affordable shipping cost. Canada post states that it can take between 2-9 days to arrive in Canada, 5-9 days to arrive in the USA and 6-10 days to arrive internationally. Please understand that these time frames are averaged, some times it takes more or less time to arrive.
▲ Please allow 1-3 business days for the production of items listed as Made To Order.
▲ If you require a tracking number or express shipping please message me and request one before checking out with with your order. There will be fees associated with these services. Shipping with a tracking number is $13 and up with Canada Post.
▲ Shipping rates are subject to change as Canada Post calculates these rates by weight and height of package. Some my larger items or items that need more protective packaging can cost more to ship due to their mass.
▲If you are purchasing an item as a gift I will gladly include a message for you :)
Refunds and Exchanges
▲ I want you to be satisfied with your purchase! Please feel free to contact me to discuss return, exchange or repair options.
▲ You will be responsible for returning the items as well as shipping cost if an item is being sent back to me.
▲ Shipping prices are non refundable.
▲ If you feel your item or experience has not been positive, please contact me before leaving negative feedback. I would be more than happy to work a solution out.
Additional policies and FAQs
▲ I am open to doing custom pieces although I do reserve the right the turn down any custom work. Please message me to make a request!
▲ If you need more information or want to see more images/angles or a certain piece of jewellery don't hesitate to ask. I will gladly take more photos for you.
▲ Good customer service and communication is important to me. If you need to contact me the best way to do so is though the Etsy messaging service. I do my best to respond quickly to inquiries.