RFordMetals

Modern Textural Jewelry Using Inventive Design

Tennessee, United States · 938 Sales

RFordMetals

Modern Textural Jewelry Using Inventive Design

Tennessee, United States 938 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(424)

Announcement   ALL ORDERS PLACED BETWEEN SEPT 1-8, will ship AFTER SEPT 9, depending on production times listed on each piece.
Welcome to my shop! Many items are made and ready to ship, but some are made to order. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED SOMETHING AT A SPECIFIC TIME. I am trying to run on a 7-21 day ship window on most made to order items. All ready made items should ship in 3-7 days.

My new LICHEN collection has launched! Pieces are gradually making their way over here to Etsy. The first selection is now available here on Etsy! In the following weeks, I will continue to release more from the collection to Etsy. You can sign up for my mailing list on my website to be the first to see new releases and special offers!

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 1, 2016

ALL ORDERS PLACED BETWEEN SEPT 1-8, will ship AFTER SEPT 9, depending on production times listed on each piece.
Welcome to my shop! Many items are made and ready to ship, but some are made to order. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED SOMETHING AT A SPECIFIC TIME. I am trying to run on a 7-21 day ship window on most made to order items. All ready made items should ship in 3-7 days.

My new LICHEN collection has launched! Pieces are gradually making their way over here to Etsy. The first selection is now available here on Etsy! In the following weeks, I will continue to release more from the collection to Etsy. You can sign up for my mailing list on my website to be the first to see new releases and special offers!

Renee Ford

Contact shop owner

Renee Ford

River Lichen Prehnite Jellyfish Pendant
US$350.00
River Lichen Pendant
US$215.00
Lichen Lotus Gemstone Pendant
US$340.00
Lichen Lotus Stud Gemstone Earrings
US$290.00
View all 242 items

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(424)
Michelle Jordan

Michelle Jordan on Sep 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love my necklace!!!. Great craftsmanship! Thank you so much!

amagsusie

amagsusie on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I did not realize that these were oval, although I should have read the description more carefully. Nonetheless, I like them, despite not being what I expected, which was a large circular hoop. They are nicely made and very different, I expect to get many compliments on these.

mariamojobee

mariamojobee on Sep 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are a work of art. The design and metalwork are gorgeous. I've made many Etsy purchases, and these beauties are top notch. Thank you!

View all 424 reviews

Updates

New gemstone colors coming soon!
Creating Compass Pendants for Christmas orders!
The beginning of the Prairie Band.
View all 5 updates

About

Modern classic jewelry with inventive design and detailed textures.

I love hammering metal. I REALLY love hammering metal on my anvil. My anvil is a little piece of history. It has been in my family for over 100 years. It started out working for the Illinois railroad, and then took a journey to a farm in central Illinois. From there, it ended up rusted, dirty, and forgotten in a storage unit where I discovered it a few decades later. I hauled the 150 pound beauty out of there and into my studio. Then, it became mine.

It has grooves and rough spots, weird carved out areas that were once where tools and metal parts were formed. I love the nuances of the surface. Every piece of jewelry I make passes over the surface of that anvil in one way or another. For some pieces, whole development takes place there; other pieces just briefly pass its surface...

It is what makes my pieces unique. There are no anvils quite like mine and not coincidentally, no other jewelry quite like mine. I take great pride in making pieces that capture rich surface textures. And, I love the idea that each piece of jewelry takes a little bit of history on to its next adventure. It makes each piece authentic.

The intent of my work is to create pieces that capture a feeling, a connection being made and translating that into a wearable piece. The connections, memories, feelings, interpretations are manipulated into patterns, textures and metal drawings. Sometimes I discover things a long the way and develop a new path to the finished piece. Its part of what I enjoy most about the process of creating.

Constant thirst for knowledge has me exploring, refining and learning everyday. Immersion in my craft, feeds my soul. It is who I am. Know that the passion I put into every piece is truthful and real. It is my voice, my soul. From my hammer and heart, it becomes yours. May you find the same joy in wearing my work that i have found in creating it.

Tweet
Shop members
  • Renee Ford

    Owner, Designer, Jeweler

    Art school graduate, classically trained bench jeweler.

Local

Find RFordMetals at the following upcoming markets!

  • Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

    Centennial Park, 2500 W End Ave

    Nashville, TN

    Sep 23–25

    Such an amazing array of artists! Come check out all the wonderful art and craft! So many fun things to see and do! Kids tent with activities and performances! Live demos!

  • Fall Fest at The Hermitage

    The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Ln

    Nashville, TN

    Oct 1–2

    FALL FEST AT THE HERMITAGE IS A SPECTACULAR WEEKEND OF ART, MUSIC, AND HISTORY AT ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE: HOME OF THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT. PROCEEDS FROM THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT THE HERMITAGE. FREE ADMISSION.

  • Crafty Nashville's Fall Arts & Crafts Market

    Track One Building, 1211 4th Ave S

    Nashville, TN

    Nov 5

    The Crafty Nashville community is getting together for the infamous shopping season! We are hosting our Fall Arts & Crafts Market at Track One. We will be sponsoring a drive for Soles4Souls, Inc.! So please clean out your closets and bring any unwanted shoes (any size) and donate them to Soles4Souls by dropping them into one of the several bins we will have on site! The event is FREE to the public! 75+ Local Artisans & Crafters for you to shop small from & support!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 19, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom Designing and Commission work

Please visit my custom design page on my website for more detailed information on custom design or commissioned work:

http://www.reneefordmetals.com/custom-design.html

Care instructions

With proper care, your jewelry can be worn for years and even generations. My work is made with quality materials and sturdy construction. Each style and piece has their own specific care instructions, but follow these basic guidelines:
>>store jewelry in individual boxes or safely not rubbing against other jewelry or hard surfaces.
>>rough activities or places your jewelry will come in contact with hard or rough surfaces, jewelry should be taken off.
>>hot tubs, hot springs and swimming pools all can cause jewelry to tarnish or react to your skin. Jewelry should be taken off when doing these activities.

Sizing details

I size according to my studio's sizers and mandrel. There is some minor discrepancies between different sizers and mandrels. Please be sized more than once to ensure that I am getting a size that is accurate. Wide rings (over 4mm) need to be sized on wide sizer. Narrow rings and comfort fit style need to sized on a narrower sizer.

If the design allows, I will resize the ring the first time for free not including shipping costs.

Please contact me for details before sending a ring back.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every order is individually packaged in a small sturdy cardboard box sealed with ribbon or decorative resealable tape. I include a business card on every order.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom and personalized (sized, made to order, stamped, engraved) are not refundable. If you are unhappy with something about the order, please contact me to find a solution.

Wholesale availability

Certain items or styles are available for wholesale. Please contact me for availability and placing an order.