MaryLaskeyDesigns

Retro Inspired Contemporary Kiln-Fired Glass Enamel Jewelry

Illinois, United States · 693 Sales

MaryLaskeyDesigns

Retro Inspired Contemporary Kiln-Fired Glass Enamel Jewelry

Illinois, United States 693 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(287)
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Mary

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Announcement   Hello! My hand crafted enamel jewelry is the perfect pop of color to accessorize your wardrobe. My designs are inspired by retro atomic geometry. Custom colors are available for most designs! All purchases will arrive in an elegant jewelry gift bag with a ribbon :)

Use the Sections Menu to the left to navigate to view specific types of jewelry, collections and one of a kind pieces. I also make custom designed jewelry pieces. Contact me via conversations to discuss details.

I craft all the components of my designs by hand from copper and silver. I create my enamel designs by sifting multiple layers of pigmented vitreous glass powders over the copper or silver forms, then firing each piece individually in a kiln at 1500 degrees F (815 C). Each design typically involves 3 to 5 individual firings. More about the enamel process and my techniques is posted on my profile page.

Like and Follow me on Social Media:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarstiniaDesigns
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarstiniaDesign
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marstinia/
I'm thrilled to be a featured artist on the Hands Occupied blog: http://www.handsoccupied.com/2011/12/friday-five-marstinia/

Visit my other Etsy shops!
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Announcement
Last updated on Aug 15, 2016

Hello! My hand crafted enamel jewelry is the perfect pop of color to accessorize your wardrobe. My designs are inspired by retro atomic geometry. Custom colors are available for most designs! All purchases will arrive in an elegant jewelry gift bag with a ribbon :)

Use the Sections Menu to the left to navigate to view specific types of jewelry, collections and one of a kind pieces. I also make custom designed jewelry pieces. Contact me via conversations to discuss details.

I craft all the components of my designs by hand from copper and silver. I create my enamel designs by sifting multiple layers of pigmented vitreous glass powders over the copper or silver forms, then firing each piece individually in a kiln at 1500 degrees F (815 C). Each design typically involves 3 to 5 individual firings. More about the enamel process and my techniques is posted on my profile page.

Like and Follow me on Social Media:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarstiniaDesigns
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarstiniaDesign
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marstinia/
I'm thrilled to be a featured artist on the Hands Occupied blog: http://www.handsoccupied.com/2011/12/friday-five-marstinia/

Visit my other Etsy shops!
ChockaBlock.etsy.com: All kinds of eclectic goodies, vintage doodads and interesting supplies for the artsy crafty crowd
ClockWinder.etsy.com: Vintage and antique housewares, clothing, accessories and sundry curiosities

Mary

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5 out of 5 stars
(287)
xcarolbrownx

xcarolbrownx on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I've been looking at this ring for months, so glad I decided to get it. Both pretty and unique. Arrived quickly, carefully packed.

sdktgrant

sdktgrant on Jul 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this with the matching pendant, both as a gift. I wanted to keep them myself! Very pretty and well made. Mary is great, a great transaction start to finish. I'll be back for sure!

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About

Enamel My World

I started designing and making jewelry in 1990 shortly after I graduated from college. At first I just wore my pieces, but friends and co-workers encouraged me to sell my designs and before long I had a new career.

My passion for glass led me to the enameling process and soon I began to take metalsmithing classes as well. In 1998 I established my own metal jewelry and enameling studio in Chicago called Fabrications. I currently teach the art of enameling at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago.

I've sold many pieces over the years at various art fairs and festivals, as well as on the web. I've never had a bricks and mortar store of my own, but when I opened my Etsy shop in August 2006, it felt like my designs finally had a home.

When people ask me if I can make a living with my work, I tell them: 'I don't make a living, I'm making and living.' There's a difference.

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  • Mary Laskey

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Enamelist And Metalsmith Maven

    Everything in my shop is made by my own two hands. I'm a solo act and I play all the roles: design the jewelry, wield the tools, take the photos, write the descriptions, package the purchases and scurry off to the post office.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop! Please take a moment to review my shop policies below and feel free to contact me via Conversations if you have questions or requests.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PAYMENTS
I process payments using PayPal which allows buyers to use a credit card (no PayPal account required), your PayPal balance, or an echeck (4 days average processing time.) I also accept all major credit cards via Etsy direct checkout and I accept Etsy Gift Cards.

COUPON CODES
Periodically I have special discount offers with Coupon Codes available.
Coupon Code FAQ: Where do I enter the code to get the discount?
Answer: At Etsy shopping cart checkout you will see a drop down menu on the right side just under the payment methods that says "Coupon Code". Click on it and a box will appear and you can paste the code in. If you need assistance contact me via Conversations.
Shipping
SHIPPING
Your order will ship to the address you enter during checkout. Most of my items are ready to ship within 1-2 business days. Items are well wrapped and packaged to avoid damage in transit.

UNITED STATES: Shipping is calculated according to the weight of the items being sent. I ship within the US via First Class Mail (2-5 days) and the cost includes insurance and delivery confirmation.

INSURANCE: Insurance is included in the shipping costs to ensure the safe arrival of your purchase. I cannot be responsible for uninsured packages.

INTERNATIONAL: I do not offer international shipping at this time.

If you need other shipping options, please contact me via Conversations before completing your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS AND EXCHANGES:
Please let me know if you aren't happy with your order for any reason. Returns or exchanges may be made within 30 days of items in their original condition. Please contact me prior to sending an item so that I know when to expect it. The customer pays for shipping on returns and exchanges and is responsible for packing the item carefully.
Please note that custom orders are not returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
ENAMEL INFORMATION AND CARE: Enamel is a form of glass and therefore completely safe to wear and does not irritate the skin. Since the base is metal (copper or silver) it is much more durable than glass on its own. However, chipping or cracking can occur if it is dropped, so it should be treated with care when handling it.

To clean enamel jewelry or dishes, use a soft cloth and wipe clean, use mild soap if needed. DO NOT use a dishwasher or anything abrasive to clean the enamel surface. Enamels should avoid contact with strong chemicals and certain acidic foods (such as citrus). Exposed copper on the back of enamel dishes can be cleaned with mild commercial metal polishes such as Brasso or Penny Brite.