MyBrownWren

Uniquely inspired jewelry and jewelry making tutorials

Langley, Washington · 1049 Sales

MyBrownWren

Uniquely inspired jewelry and jewelry making tutorials

Langley, Washington 1049 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   ***FrEE jewelry making tips and tidbits at www.mybrownwren.com/blog***
**Uniquely Inspired Handmade Jewelry** and **Jewelry Making Tutorials**
***All of my jewelry is made One-Piece-At-A-Time by me in my tiny studio at Blueschool Arts on Whidbey Island, with quality and care, for the eclectic spirit***

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 9, 2017

***FrEE jewelry making tips and tidbits at www.mybrownwren.com/blog***
**Uniquely Inspired Handmade Jewelry** and **Jewelry Making Tutorials**
***All of my jewelry is made One-Piece-At-A-Time by me in my tiny studio at Blueschool Arts on Whidbey Island, with quality and care, for the eclectic spirit***

Tammi Sloan

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Tammi Sloan

Mother of Pearl Stirrup Dangles in Silver
$59.00
Advanced Sgraffito Enamel Techniques Tutorial
$9.99
Jade Dew Drop Dangles Sterling and Fine Silver
$39.00
Tiny Sunflower Necklace in Yellow Red or Orange
$69.00
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Updates

My step-by-step video tutorial for making these earrings is on SaLe for a short time. It teaches you the metal smithing basics of cutting and doming your copper to torch firing the enamel to get this cool texture. Bonus- instructions on the findings too!

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Water slide decals are great for capturing historical photos in mixed media art. Here you see two photos have been enameled onto metal tiles.

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This is my first attempt at electrolytic etching of Sterling Silver. A new tutorial is on its way. Stay tuned!

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About

My Brown Wren's Evolution

My exploration of jewelry design, which began in 2008, has taken me from simple beading projects with handmade findings, to etching copper and brass sheet, to making my own components from metal clay, silversmithing and now into vitreous enamel. I love combining several of these elements whenever possible. As my interests grow, my jewelry evolves. It keeps things fresh and exciting!

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  • Tammi Sloan

    Owner, Designer, Head Honcho

    I think about making stuff constantly. So, even if I don't get to the studio everyday, my head is swimming with ideas. It can get to be obsessive sometimes - even keeping me up at night. But, I love it!!!

Local

Find MyBrownWren at the following upcoming markets!

  • Schack Artists' Garage Sale
    Schack Art Center
    2921 Hoyt Ave
    EVERETT, WA

    Jun 3

    Over 100 artisans from all over Puget Sound gather to sell their older work and supplies at rock bottom prices.

  • Whidbey Working Artists Open Studio Tour
    Whidbey Island
    CLINTON, WA

    Aug 26–27

    From the southern tip of Whidbey Island, WA, in Clinton, where I have my studio at Blueschool Arts, to the northern end, in Oak Harbor, 50+ artists open their studios to show and sell their art, as well as sharing how it's made. Enter single studios and group studios to see the inner workings of each artists' process. It's an exciting adventure! Make your plans early as inns and b&b's fill up fast. This is a two day event that will expand your mind and your soul. You can't do it in one day. Enjoy the 15 minute ferry ride from Mukilteo, WA, to Clinton, WA, or access the island from Deception Pass. This is an event you will want to do year after year.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 22, 2016
Welcome to My Brown Wren! Each of my jewelry lines is handmade by me, one-at-a-time, in my studio at Blueschool Arts in Clinton, WA, on Whidbey Island. I specialize in jewelry made from fine silver metal clay, vitreous enamel and etched copper and brass. I utilize recycled metals and environmentally friendly etching processes in all of my work.

I hope you enjoy my jewelry as much as I do. Each item is a little piece of me, a creative inspiration. I look forward to sharing the adventure with you!!!

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Payment
I accept credit cards through Etsy's processing system and Etsy Gift Cards.
Etsy Gift Cards can be purchased here: http://www.etsy.com/giftcards/?ref=fp-giftcards
Shipping
All items will ship USPS First Class Mail unless you request otherwise. Note: taxes and duties on international orders (if applicable) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

♦Items are packaged carefully in gift boxes and bubble wrap mailers. Orders are shipped out within 2 business days, unless it is a made-to-order item. Please allow up to a week for creation, prior to shipping, for made-to-order items. I ship via USPS first class mail, which generally takes 2-5 business days.

♦I only ship to the address that is confirmed on your Etsy account. Please make sure the address confirmed on your account is the accurate address before buying.

♦International customers! Sadly, the US postal service does not offer international tracking of any sort for a reasonable price, so it is *ship at your own risk*....I have shipped many international packages without incident, but if your items gets lost in customs or somewhere else along the way I cannot refund you. So sorry for this! International buyers are responsible for their own custom duties/taxes if there are any at all.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you are unhappy with your order, please convo me immediately to tell me why. I will accept returns of unworn, unused, new items within 7 days. I will not accept returns on custom made items, but will do my very best to accommodate you. All tutorial sales are final, so please make sure you convo me if you have questions about a tutorial before you purchase it.

Once we have discussed the nature of your return, please wrap your item carefully and package it securely. Insurance is recommended on all returns. Both insurance and shipping are the responsibility of the buyer and are not refundable. Exchanges are fulfilled once your item is received.
Additional policies and FAQs
QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Each piece is handmade by me with care and attention to detail. Whether you are purchasing jewelry for yourself or to give, you are investing in something that is meant to be loved & cherished for a long time.

PROCESS AND MATERIALS
Metal Clay: Metal clay is metal that has been pulverized into microscopic size particles. They are mixed with cellulose and water to a clay-like consistency. This material is worked like clay, dried and sanded. Once the finish work has been complete, it is fired in a kiln at a high enough temperature to burn out the cellulose binder. Once the binder burns out, the metal particles start moving closer together in a process called sintering. Once sintered, the final object is 18-28% smaller. It is a solid metal. There are no traces of binder in the final product. I primarily work with fine silver (99.9% silver), but occasionally use sterling silver (92.5% silver), bronze, steel and copper clays.

Sheet Metal: All of the items that are formed from copper, brass, silver or nickel sheet are hand cut and formed.

Etched Metal: All of the etched metal in my shop is either copper, brass, or bronze. I utilize a chemical free etching process called electrolytic etching. It uses electricity and a salt water solution to remove metal particles to create the final design. It is a fairly simple process that requires no acid, which is far friendlier to the environment.

Enamel: All of my enamel pieces are made with ground glass. I sift varying grades of ground glass onto metal and fire it in a kiln to melt the glass and fuse it to the metal base. Most pieces are enameled on both the front and back sides. This is important because of expansion and contraction of both the metal and the glass. Only items that are of a significant thickness are enameled on the front surface only (Champleve) and it will be noted in the listing.