martymagic

Handmade Jewelry, Ear Cuffs, Charms, Rings, Silver, 14k

On Etsy since 2008

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martymagic

Handmade Jewelry, Ear Cuffs, Charms, Rings, Silver, 14k

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Marty Bobroskie

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About martymagic

Sales 19,466
On Etsy since 2008

Original Lost Wax Cast Jewelry by Marty Magic, Inspired by Fantasy and the Magic of Nature

"I started my business over 40 years ago in the summer of 1978, selling my jewelry at Bay Area Art and Wine Festivals. Most of my shows were in the Silicon Valley and as the tech industry grew, so did my business. In 1995, my husband, Art came home from work in the Silicon Valley and announced that he had purchased me the domain name; martymagic.com. I looked at him blankly having little concept of what the internet was.

In October of 2008, I opened my first Etsy Shop but it wasn’t until 2010 when our daughter, Alisha started working with me full time that our Etsy Shop began to flourish. Alisha, who was raised doing art shows, takes all the product shots, answers most of the Etsy Conversations and manages the office. She has a natural aptitude for design and lends fresh creativity to our Marty Magic business. In every product description, we note if the design is one of Alisha’s or Marty’s. Our in home studio is a busy place. Alisha and I carve each original design in wax in, elbow to elbow on an antique desk in the living room. Our business is thriving and a California foundry helps with our casting. Every piece is hand polished in house before it is shipped. All Marty Magic Jewelry is designed in Santa Cruz, California and Made in the U.S.A.

In addition to Etsy, we sell at a handful of Bay Area Art and Wine Festivals as well as the Maryland Renaissance Festivals where I have had a shop for over 35 years but it is our Etsy shop that keeps us the busiest. Thanks to Etsy, our unique designs and our loyal followers, we look forward to many more years of creativity." -- Marty of Marty Magic

Marty’s early years, influences and inspirations……
Marty was an only child of a scientist father and an artist mother. She grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Her father was chairman of the geology department at UCLA, and then at at UCSB. As the only child of a geologist, she traveled extensively with her parents when her father was doing research, mapping or lecturing abroad. She lived in a chalet in Austria; in an adobe cottage at the edge of the Salton Sea, California; on a farm outside of Edinburgh; in a thatched cottage in Gilleleje, Denmark; and in Bogotá, Columbia. Marty continues to travel extensively and to find inspiration in the cultures and biodiversity of our planet.

She began making jewelry in high school; assembling beaded earrings and making copper enamel jewelry. She would take these pieces to school, pinned inside her notebook and sell them to her classmates. She graduated with a B.A. in Art from University of Redlands with a focus in ceramics. Under the critical eye of Leon Moburg she took an introductory jewelry class and her early projects surprised them both. She was soon doing independent study and at the end of her sophomore year, Leon invited her to teach the beginning jewelry class. After graduation, she worked a number of waitressing jobs but continued to design lost wax jewelry and cast the pieces in her garage studio. It wasn’t until the summer of 1978 when she drove with her ex-husband to San Francisco to sell at her first street festival that her career began to unfold.

Over the years she has built up a strong following of collectors and enjoys interacting with customers both online and in person. 2019 marks her 41st year of business and Alisha has been an active contributor and design partner since 2010.

Alisha’s influences and inspirations…..
"I was raised by creative entrepreneurial parents. Growing up, I watched my mother design jewelry and run a business. I was helping sell jewelry as soon as I was tall enough to see over the display cases. I was influenced by my parents hippy, artistic and geeky friends. Santa Cruz is just over the hill from the Silicon Valley where my Papa worked so there was an interesting mix of guests at the dinner table many nights.

I briefly studied fashion design at S.F.S.U. and then completed an AA in Early Childhood Development at Cabrillo Community College. I have a supportive husband and am the proud and happy mother of Molly; 13 years and Sterling 9 years. Because it was difficult juggling two small children early on, I began working with my mother and have helped to grow our Marty Magic Etsy business. I love designing jewelry and seem to have inherited both my mother's talent and her entrepreneurial spirit. Marty Magic now has two creative women working as a team to grow the business." -- Alisha of Marty Magic

About Lost Wax Casting.....
The lost wax casting process involves creating a model in wax that is then suspended in a metal flask and investment is poured around it. (Investment is very much like plaster.) The solidified invested flask is then placed in a kiln and the wax model is slowly melted out until only the negative cavity, the exact shape of the original wax model remains. Molten metal is then centrifugally spun into this negative space, or in the case of larger bronze castings, gravity poured into the negative cavity. After the piece has been cast it must be freed from the plaster and finished. Sprus are cut and ground and various polishing media, patinas and oxidations are used to bring the piece to its final polished state. If gemstones are to be set they are mounted just prior to the final finish.

Shop members

  • Marty Bobroskie

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    I've been making jewelry for 41 years and what a great ride it has been! I am blessed to work with my daughter and to be doing something I love. Our designs are lost wax cast in gold, silver and bronze. Fantasy, fairy tales and nature are our muses.

  • Alisha McCormack

    Partner, Designer, Customer Service

    I love my job and look forward to coming to work! My mother and I work as a team and create jewelry by the lost wax method. I especially enjoy design time in our studio but I also take product shots, manage the office and answer Etsy conversations.

  • Amberly Wade

    Shipper, Polisher

    Hi! I'm Amberly! I work part time polishing and shipping all our Etsy orders. With my interest in jewelry making and care and attention to detail, I make certain each piece is beautifully finished and shipped promptly to our customers.

  • Avira Wenn

    Graphic Design, Photo Editing

    I am thrilled to assist Marty, Alisha, and the Magic family as their in house graphic designer and photo editor. Having a creative and tech outlet while applying my appreciation for beautiful art, people and animals makes my work day = a great day.

Production partners

  • Snell Casting

    Grass Valley, CA

    Snell Casting, a foundry in Grass Valley does our casting. My intricate designs are complicated to cast and I am grateful for their expertise. Having help with the production gives us more time to design, the part of our business that we love most!

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More information

Last updated on Jul 11, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Minor customizations are welcomed so if you wish a different gemstone or special ring size, please send us a conversation.
I'm always interested in hearing what people want, but I can only take a few one of a kind custom orders each year.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All Marty Magic Jewelry is packaged in a beautiful box embossed with the gold foil Marty Magic dragon logo. Perfect for any occasion!

If you wish a note included with a gift purchase, just ask. Write in the comment area of your order what you want the card to say. (No novels please:)

Ear Cuff Fitting Instructions

An ear cuff slip on the edge of the ear's cartilage. Starting near the top of the ear, slide the ear cuff down along the edge of the cartilage. If the cuff is too loose or too tight it can be adjusted. Some of my ear cuffs can be adjusted with gentle finger pressure, but in most instances you will need a pair of small needle nose pliers to open or close the flange of the ear cuff. A very minute adjustment goes along way.

Ear Wrap Fitting Instructions

Adjusting an ear wrap is not all that complicated. Appraise your ear and with a pair of needle nose pliers, gently bend the appropriate sections of the ear wrap to conform to the curvature of your ear. In many of my ear wrap designs it is only the angle of the ear wrap in relationship to the wire that needs to be adjusted. My dragon ear wraps may need a little more "training." You may bend their tails and wings gently and their bodies slightly. Think of it as a chiropractic adjustment and be gentle but confident. My ear cuffs are either solid sterling silver or solid bronze and within reason they are quite durable.

Care and Cleaning Instructions

Our bronze ear cuffs are antiqued lightly, and bronze will tarnish, or patina over time. To maintain the golden color, clean with Mrs. Wright’s Silver Cream and rinse with water. Do not dip in liquid anti tarnish cleaners.

Our sterling silver jewelry is antiqued lightly and sterling silver will tarnish or patina over time. To maintain the silver sheen, clean with Mrs. Wright’s Silver Cream and rinse with water. Do not dip in liquid anti tarnish cleaners.

Wholesale availability

Many of our designs are available for wholesale. Please tell us a bit about your shop. Below is a link to our line sheet.

https://www.etsy.com/wholesale/vendor/1684780/linesheet

Return Instructions

If you have the original padded mailing envelope that your order was shipped in, simply reuse it. Paste a new label on the padded mailing envelope and return the package via first class U.S.P.S. mail with delivery confirmation. For domestic returns, this will cost about $3.00 and you can track the package online. Be sure to include a note or a copy of the receipt. When we receive your return package, we will refund the cost of the item or items. (Original shipping fees are non refundable unless we have made a mistake in packing your order or the item is defective.)

Marty Magic
P.O. Box 318,
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95061

Additional Domestic Shipping Information

*We are located in Santa Cruz, California and we ship via U.S.P.S.
Approximate shipping costs are below. Exact shipping is calculated when you submit your order.

U.S.A. Domestic U.S.P.S.
First Class - $3.66
Priority - $8.05
Express - $23.46

Additional International Shipping Information

* Orders usually ship within one or two business days. We e-mail you tracking at the time of shipment.
* First Class International Packages may take anywhere between a week and 7 weeks to arrive. Tracking is available only until the package leaves the U.S.A.
* International Priority U.S.P.S. Packages usually arrive in 10 - 14 days.
* International Express U.S.P.S. Packages usually arrive within 3 - 7 days.
*Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Shipping Prices

*Approximate shipping costs are below. Exact shipping is calculated when you submit your order.

U.S.A. Domestic U.S.P.S.
First Class - FREE Shipping for orders over $35
Priority - $8.05
Express - $23.46

Canada
First Class - $10.50
Priority - $25.65
Express - $41.38

U.K.
First Class - $14.30
Priority - $34.50
Express - $58.48

Australia
First Class - $14.54
Priority - $35.45
Express - $63.23

Most countries in the E.U.
First Class - $14.30
Priority - $34.50
Express - $59.85

China
First Class - $14.54
Priority - $32.60
Express - $60.14