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Contemporary Wire Wrapped by Mylene Foster
My shop is located in my small home in a suburb south of Seattle, in Tacoma. My etsy shop has been open since 2006!
I do everything in my shop from designing, ordering of supplies, making the actual jewelry, photography, shipping, emails, and marketing. I make all the wire wrap links one by one using a few hand tools. I also forge my own silver components and chains. I use premade components such as earwires, clasps, and fine chains. I order gemstones that are precut and polished from suppliers overseas. There are so many enjoying aspects of creating jewelry that I wish I had more time to do it!
I try to make the most connection between myself and my jewelry. I strive not only for excellence in execution of my craft but also for thoughtfulness in the content. The more I can give of myself to a piece of jewelry, the more handmade it is. If I can stay away from shortcuts, I would and I think this is a constant challenge for me as a crafter/artist.
I've been making wire wrapped jewelry for over 10 years, mostly self taught. You can be confident of the value and craftmanship that comes with each piece you buy from my store.
I love to make jewelry that a woman can wear with confidence and pride which will last for many years. With this, I hope to bring jewelry from the work of my hands to your treasured jewelry box.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shipping, Marketing, Photography
I'm a jewelry artist specializing in wire wrapping and wire work since 2003. I'm mostly self taught beyond the basics of wire wrapping. I'm also trained on basic metalsmithing.
Welcome to my store! You'll find my wire wrapped jewelry highly appealing due to the quality of materials and workmanship. Only genuine natural freshwater cultured pearls, precious and semiprecious stones are used. The gemstones used are of higher quality rated AA or AAA: machine cut, minimal to absent inclusions and flaws to the unaided eye.
Its unique look comes from the wire wrapping and looping process that is quite time consuming but dramatic in its effect. This requires a high level of skill and patience. Most pieces take several hours to complete. For more information about me and my shop please look up my ABOUT page.
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