miostudio

Mio Studio wood jewelry and sculpture

Lancaster, Pennsylvania · 1001 Sales

miostudio

Mio Studio wood jewelry and sculpture

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1001 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(179)

Announcement   Order online or at Mio Studio Gallery regular hours are Monday-Saturday 10-5 located at 154 N Prince Street Lancaster,PA
Local customers are welcome to pick-up their order at no charge: please enter coupon code - PICKUP1 at checkout & send us a message to make arrangements.
"Working with one’s hands is a slow, painstaking process that requires a patience unseen in today’s society — but is more vital now than ever before.” Isabelle Guédon

The jewelry of Mayra Orama Muñiz and Erica Millner is another welcome stirring of the pot. Their geometric, architectural work seems like it would be made with metal, but in fact utilizes a combination of precious metal and wood. Their bracelets have sculptural elements, such as a three-part bangle that features each of the three curving arches interlocking into a single smooth piece that has a sense of rotational power. Their geode-like necklace has a satisfying heft of shape, with each wooden “bead,” matte charcoal black, populated by dots of silver to break up monotony. The use of wood stems from their first craft fairs in Puerto Rico, where they began their career. “There were many ‘rules’ about making crafts that reflected the historical crafts of the island. Artisans were accepted to craft fairs based on their use of traditional materials. We started using seeds from palm trees and vines to create our jewelry. Many people were doing the same thing so we started using exotic woods that were readily available. We would go to the local wood mill and select the pieces that would otherwise be burned or discarded. The wood was so unbelievably beautiful that we were inspired to use its grain, tone and color to create sculptural jewelry.”


Muñiz and Millner have been doing art fairs for years in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Having begun their jewelry careers in 1998, they attended roughly fifty art fairs every year in a wide range of locales, from the Museum of Art in San Juan to “a dusty field in Moca.” As with Kaoru Izushi, Muñiz and Millner show that there is a sizeable pool of artists who have plenty of experience in shows yet only now have gained the opportunity to attend a higher venue, about which they are similarly enthusiastic. “We are very grateful and excited,” Millner says. For Millner and Muñiz, the Smithsonian Craft Show gave them an excuse to experiment with their work and push the edge of their artistic envelope.
-Patrick R. Benesh-Liu
Ornament Magazine


Please take your time and look around,if you see something you like but would like it a little different feel free to contact me for a custom order!

Gift Certificates Available
Custom designs welcomed

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 3, 2017

Order online or at Mio Studio Gallery regular hours are Monday-Saturday 10-5 located at 154 N Prince Street Lancaster,PA
Local customers are welcome to pick-up their order at no charge: please enter coupon code - PICKUP1 at checkout & send us a message to make arrangements.
"Working with one’s hands is a slow, painstaking process that requires a patience unseen in today’s society — but is more vital now than ever before.” Isabelle Guédon

The jewelry of Mayra Orama Muñiz and Erica Millner is another welcome stirring of the pot. Their geometric, architectural work seems like it would be made with metal, but in fact utilizes a combination of precious metal and wood. Their bracelets have sculptural elements, such as a three-part bangle that features each of the three curving arches interlocking into a single smooth piece that has a sense of rotational power. Their geode-like necklace has a satisfying heft of shape, with each wooden “bead,” matte charcoal black, populated by dots of silver to break up monotony. The use of wood stems from their first craft fairs in Puerto Rico, where they began their career. “There were many ‘rules’ about making crafts that reflected the historical crafts of the island. Artisans were accepted to craft fairs based on their use of traditional materials. We started using seeds from palm trees and vines to create our jewelry. Many people were doing the same thing so we started using exotic woods that were readily available. We would go to the local wood mill and select the pieces that would otherwise be burned or discarded. The wood was so unbelievably beautiful that we were inspired to use its grain, tone and color to create sculptural jewelry.”


Muñiz and Millner have been doing art fairs for years in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Having begun their jewelry careers in 1998, they attended roughly fifty art fairs every year in a wide range of locales, from the Museum of Art in San Juan to “a dusty field in Moca.” As with Kaoru Izushi, Muñiz and Millner show that there is a sizeable pool of artists who have plenty of experience in shows yet only now have gained the opportunity to attend a higher venue, about which they are similarly enthusiastic. “We are very grateful and excited,” Millner says. For Millner and Muñiz, the Smithsonian Craft Show gave them an excuse to experiment with their work and push the edge of their artistic envelope.
-Patrick R. Benesh-Liu
Ornament Magazine


Please take your time and look around,if you see something you like but would like it a little different feel free to contact me for a custom order!

Gift Certificates Available
Custom designs welcomed

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Mio Studio

Blue San Antonio Pega Square Medium Earrings
Blue San Antonio Pega Square Medium Earrings
$65.00
Black Kandinski LM Earrings
Black Kandinski LM Earrings
$85.00
Nasty Woman tag
Nasty Woman tag
$10.00
Static Hoop Earrings
Static Hoop Earrings
$65.00
Tatianna Earrings
Tatianna Earrings
$180.00
Gold Betty Fashion Necklace
Gold Betty Fashion Necklace
$780.00
Lime Green Modern Kandinski LM Earrings
Lime Green Modern Kandinski LM Earrings
$85.00
Mahogany Wood Air Plant Planter
Mahogany Wood Air Plant Planter
$45.00
Sophia Silver earrings
Sophia Silver earrings
$23.00
Pussy Grabs Back tag and cord
Pussy Grabs Back tag and cord
$18.00
Walnut bird sculpture
Walnut bird sculpture
$90.00
Betty Ebony High Fashion Necklace
Betty Ebony High Fashion Necklace
$480.00
Jellyfish- Five Bubble Earrings
Jellyfish- Five Bubble Earrings
$180.00
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Reviews

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duncanmac3

duncanmac3 on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great hand-stamped earrings, with an even greater message! Easy to get these earrings on & off as well. Light material for your lobes. I received these very quickly after purchasing! Very pleased.

sfhsaza

sfhsaza on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are lovely!!! (Though I'm still unsure if they are the regular size or large size.)

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Updates

Lovely event this Saturday at the gallery so many guests!

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Pega Silver Modern Pendant
Pega Silver Modern Pendant
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Gifts for you and your loved ones!

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Mahogany Wood Air Plant Planter
Mahogany Wood Air Plant Planter
$45.00
First Friday tonight at Mio Studio Gallery 154 N Prince Street Lancaster, PA 17603

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About

Statement jewelry in wood and metal.

The inspiration for Mio Studio’s distinctive sculptural jewelry is drawn from the diverse landscapes of artists/designers, Erica Millner and Mai Orama Muñiz’s lives - island rain forest to urban industrial. These varied influences transform rough materials into clean, modern, jewelry designs that express a unique artistic statement for the wearer. Mio Studio’s bold pieces are born from a marriage of exotic hardwoods and semi-precious metals. The hardwoods are carefully hand-selected; choosing each piece for its color, grain, and suitability for the intended design. The richly grained wood, often reclaimed or repurposed, becomes an expression of moving organic forms that hint at the natural flowing beauty of the lush green mountains of Utuado, or the pristine white-sand beaches of Vega Baja. Cool metals lend an urban edge to the designs which serve as a medium to channel rich abstract expressions that interpret Millner and Muñiz’s passion for balance and movement. All materials are hand-cut, sanded, and polished for hours, and then carefully finished with oil, to achieve the daring, sculptural quality that is the hallmark of Mio Studio original.

Shop members

  • Pepper Ann

    Assistant

  • Pinto Bean

    Assistant

  • Erica Millner

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Mai Orama Muñiz

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on September 2, 2014
Jewelry with a conscience. Art as the perfect accessory. An expression of life.

We have been working with wood and selling jewelry for 10 years and we sell to 40 galleries and Museum Shops in the United States and Internationally.
Check out our website with many more items www.miostudio.com
We sell wholesale and take special orders

►RETURNS

We know it is hard to buy something just from seeing it on the computer screen, you can certainly exchange it for something different. We only ask you to pay to ship it back to us. If for some reason the quality is ever an issue, we will ship out a replacement.


FEES in General

Change FEE
size changes are 5.00 extra
Different wood 15.00 local extra or 25.00 exotics

Custom wood choices
exotics 25.00 extra
local 15.00 extra



RETURNS
Only can exchange items within 1 month
Custom Items are not returnable
Hourly rate of 25.00 will be charged to change/modify a custom item

REPAIRS
replacement of earring is 1/2 the cost of the pair price
Within 6 months repair is free
After 6 months
Restringing fee 10.00
Clasp repair 10.00
Gluing/soldering 10.00
Size change 10.00
Standard USPS rates are charged on shipping repaired items if needed

Custom Orders
Custom Orders require a deposit of 50% if item is over 100.00
Full payment required if under 100.00
Pricing for custom items is 25.00 per hour 1. Design 2. Fabrication 3. Materials
Estimate for custom work will be as accurate as possible but some changes may occur
Custom Items are not returnable
Hourly rate of 25.00 will be charged to change/modify a custom item

►SHIPPING

We generally ship within a few days receiving your order. We are happy to combine shipping. Each additional items is 2.00 more, US, Canada or anywhere else. We always ship international via USPS First Class International.



WHOLESALE
We would love your wholesale order
We have over 50 wholesale accounts with major galleries and Museums throughout The US and Canada and the Caribbean, Contact us for a wholesale catalog and wholesale pricing and terms.

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
  • Money Order
  • Check
Shipping
Your items are shipped within 3-5 business days after the order is placed if the items are in stock. I ship via USPS First Class Mail with a delivery confirmation service that tracks when the items are sent.
If you would like faster shipping or insurance or any other shipping method please contact me before placing your order.

***Estimated delivery times within the U.S***
First Class : 3-5 business days for delivery
Priority Mail : 2-3 business days for delivery
Overnight Mail: 1-2 business day for delivery


Mio Studio is not responsible for lost packages by the postal service. If you are interested in adding insurance to your package to protect against loss or damage please let me know.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
All packages are sent by USPS First Class Mail International. This is the most economical, but does not provide tracking of the package. Almost all packages arrive safe and sound, but we can not be responsible for loss or theft after I have shipped the packages. Delivery takes up to six weeks to arrive. Any additional tax or fees your country may charge, and they are not covered by Mio Studio. Due to customs fees, returns on international orders cannot be accepted.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have any questions or concerns with your items,please let us know right away.

Shipping damage
If the item(s) arrive damaged please ship the item(s) back to us and we'll offer a refund or a replacement and refund the shipping cost. Please contact me within 48 hours after the item is received.

We'll work with you to resolve any issues there may be and will do everything we can to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.

We are not responsible for

Lost orders
Please convo us if you would like to add insurance to your item, we are not responsible for lost or stolen packages. We do not assume any responsibility for any items once it has been given to USPS.

Incorrect address
Make sure your etsy address is correct, we are not responsible for lost orders shipped to an incorrect address. If your package is returned to us because of an incorrect address that was provided, we will charge extra postage to re-ship.

Normal wear and tear
Please note that normal wear and tear is a part of life and will happen as you enjoy your handmade jewelry.

Custom Orders
Custom orders and stamped items are not returnable.