MikelenesJewelry

Metalsmith ~ Artisan Jewelry by Mikelene Reusse

57 Sales

MikelenesJewelry

Metalsmith ~ Artisan Jewelry by Mikelene Reusse

57 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(39)

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Mikelene

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Announcement   Greetings and welcome to Mikelene's Jewelry on Etsy! I design and fabricate artisan jewelry incorporating my own handmade designer glass cabochons as well as other natural minerals/gemstones. Each piece is unique and one of a kind ... created for you in my studio in the USA. ~ Mikelene

Check out my other Etsy store for my Designer Glass Cabochons: http://www.etsy.com/shop/growingedgeglass

I opened my jewelry shop in 2010, here on Etsy, then took a break to focus on my glass cabochons for a while. I reopened this shop in January of 2016 ... it's good to be creating jewelry again!


While I'm flattered to be asked, I am not creating custom work at this time!


All glass cabochons, in my designs, have been properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for added durability and strength.


2017 All design/content/product photography is the property of Mikelene's Jewelry/Growing Edge Glass/Growing Edge Arts & Design Inc.

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Last updated on Jul 18, 2017

Greetings and welcome to Mikelene's Jewelry on Etsy! I design and fabricate artisan jewelry incorporating my own handmade designer glass cabochons as well as other natural minerals/gemstones. Each piece is unique and one of a kind ... created for you in my studio in the USA. ~ Mikelene

Check out my other Etsy store for my Designer Glass Cabochons: http://www.etsy.com/shop/growingedgeglass

I opened my jewelry shop in 2010, here on Etsy, then took a break to focus on my glass cabochons for a while. I reopened this shop in January of 2016 ... it's good to be creating jewelry again!


While I'm flattered to be asked, I am not creating custom work at this time!


All glass cabochons, in my designs, have been properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for added durability and strength.


2017 All design/content/product photography is the property of Mikelene's Jewelry/Growing Edge Glass/Growing Edge Arts & Design Inc.

Mikelene

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About

Metalsmith ~ Artisan Jewelry ~ Art to wear

I started designing jewelry back in 1984. I sold at Art Festivals and was eventually approached by boutique owners, art galleries, and started selling wholesale across the USA.

I began experimenting in 2005 with glass (lampworking) ... wanting something unique, organic, to incorporate into my jewelry. I started creating organic glass cabochons and offering them to other jewelry designers, here on Etsy, in my Growing Edge Glass shop. Take a peek here .... https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrowingEdgeGlass

I've recently started exploring Lapidary work ... cutting my own stone cabochons. l'll be setting my own cabs, natural minerals and gemstones in my work as well as lovely stone cabs cut by others. I've tried my hand at torch enameling and love the textures and colors ... so look for some enameled components in my work in the very near future, too!

I'm never quite sure how to respond when someone asks what 'style' of jewelry I create. I guess I would say it's contemporary, artsy, soft-industrial, minimal work. I prefer a matte finish on my pieces, just a soft sheen. I love the juxtaposition of matte metal with sparkling gemstones and bursts of color!

Each piece of my jewelry is a story that I build, a feeling or message, perhaps, that begs to be conveyed. I'm in bliss when at my bench and can only hope that each piece of my work is imbued with that joy and then passed on to its ultimate owner.

with gratitude,

~Mikelene

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  • Mikelene

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Jewelry Artisan ~ Metalsmith ~ Glassworker

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2017
Welcome!!

Thank you for your interest in my work! All of my jewelry is handmade and fabricated from sterling silver sheet metal and wire, by me, in my studio in the USA.


Check out my other Etsy store:
www.GrowingEdgeGlass.etsy.com ....for my organic glass cabochons for your jewelry designs, if you're a designer!

Any glass cabochons used in my jewelry have been properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for added strength and durability.

2008-2017 All design/content/product photography is the property of Mikelene'sJewelry/Growing Edge Glass/Growing Edge Arts & Design Inc.

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Payment
We accept Etsy Checkout, Etsy Gift Cards and PayPal for payment including all major credit cards, you don't have to have a Paypal account to pay with your credit card. Just click on Paypal at checkout and you can pay via credit card or Paypal.

(Georgia residents will be charged 8% sales tax)
Shipping
We ship all of our packages in the USA via USPS Priority Mail, small box, with delivery confirmation and insurance. Some packages may require a signature and/or additional insurance.

I ship worldwide, USPS First Class mail/insured. If you'd prefer priority please convo me before purchase and I'll adjust your listing. Some packages may require signature/additional insurance.

International Customers: please note that my listings do not include any vat/taxes/fees that your country may charge you. I list actual items/value on customs forms so please familiarize yourself with what your country charges on vat/taxes.

Please convo me with requests to ship USPS expedited services.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your new jewelry! Please message me with any questions before purchasing a piece. My jewelry is handmade, one of a kind, so I don't offer a refund. I will offer a shop credit if you are unhappy with an item and return it to me within 10 days of the item's delivery confirmation date. Your shop credit will be the amount that you paid for the jewelry only, shipping/insurance will not be refunded in the credit. Return shipping/insurance is the responsibility of the customer. Please message me before returning an item.

Legal "stuff" ...

I am not responsible for your jewelry once it has been delivered to you. Of course any manufacturing defects will be repaired, by me, for free. If you damage your jewelry, I will repair it for a fee. If you lose an earring, I will try my best to replicate it and charge you for only that one earring.

Please note that spraying perfumes, hairspray or any cosmetics while wearing your jewelry might potentially discolor your pieces. Spray first, then adorn your wonderful self! Also note that your unique body chemistry might cause a reaction in your jewelry. I am not responsible for this reaction.

Keep your jewelry in the small, heavyweight, ziploc bag that I send it in .. when not in use. Gently rubbing your jewelry with a soft clean cloth is usually enough to maintain its appearance. Most of my jewelry is finished in a matte/industrial finish. Some/most pieces are oxidized with liver of sulphur, buffed and then coated with a wax sealant called Renaissance Wax. This is a professional, high quality, museum grade protectant. That said, this wax eventually will wear away. Simply rebuffing your jewelry, lightly, with a soft gray 3M scrubbie will remove tarnish and restore your finish to like new. All metal will tarnish due to exposure to the elements.

2008-2017 All design/content/product photography is the property of Mikelene'sJewelry/Growing Edge Glass/Growing Edge Arts & Design Inc.
Additional policies and FAQs
All monitors are different and can show variations in color...while I do my best to provide accurate descriptions and photos , please take this into consideration before purchasing. I photograph my jewelry in macro mode to show detailing in each piece..artifacts/jewelry will be enlarged in my photographs.

Please refer to actual measurements provided in each listing as well as the photo which includes a dime for size reference.

We reserve the right to refuse a sale and/or cancel any sale/order with a full refund given to you.

All of my items/packaging are created/stored in a smoke-free environment!

2008-2017 All design/content/product photos are the property of Mikelene's Jewelry/Growing Edge Glass/Growing Edge Arts & Design Inc.