pebbleandfire

Playful and Interactive Jewelry- Ceramics

17 Sales

pebbleandfire

Playful and Interactive Jewelry- Ceramics

17 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(12)

Announcement   Welcome to Pebble & Fire!

Love and emotions are the main ingredients of my creations and of course clay!
I love to mix and experiment with different media: moss, needle felt, wood, glass, wire and…who knows!

Lately, I have been implementing metal in my designs, mostly copper, Sterling Silver, Silver filled, and steel.

I use the riveting technique, which is a cold connection (no soldering is done).
Rivets, in my case a copper tube or wire, are used to attach different elements which are locked in place by hammering them down; therefore, you can imagine that hammering on ceramic might be quite challenging.

In addition to metal, moss is a common element in my jewelry.
I love its pattern, the texture, sense of calm, and stillness. It is a reminder that we need to take care of us and the natural surroundings.

Why the name Pebble & Fire?

Pebbles are one of nature’s elements that fascinate me. Smooth and colorful with a unique texture that tells stories of the sea or lake or river. My pebbles reflect that uniqueness being one of a kind with a story to tell and thanks to the fire they become alive.
Inspired by nature, my pebbles represent element on, in, underground and underwater.

I try very hard to accurately represent my product through photographs and description, but the color of the image can vary widely from one computer monitor to another.

Please, avoid exposing your jewelry to water, chemicals, and impacts. This may cause the piece to alter its beauty or to break.

Touch…feel…wear your favorite pebble!

Thank you,

Cristiana

Announcement

Welcome to Pebble & Fire!

Love and emotions are the main ingredients of my creations and of course clay!
I love to mix and experiment with different media: moss, needle felt, wood, glass, wire and…who knows!

Lately, I have been implementing metal in my designs, mostly copper, Sterling Silver, Silver filled, and steel.

I use the riveting technique, which is a cold connection (no soldering is done).
Rivets, in my case a copper tube or wire, are used to attach different elements which are locked in place by hammering them down; therefore, you can imagine that hammering on ceramic might be quite challenging.

In addition to metal, moss is a common element in my jewelry.
I love its pattern, the texture, sense of calm, and stillness. It is a reminder that we need to take care of us and the natural surroundings.

Why the name Pebble & Fire?

Pebbles are one of nature’s elements that fascinate me. Smooth and colorful with a unique texture that tells stories of the sea or lake or river. My pebbles reflect that uniqueness being one of a kind with a story to tell and thanks to the fire they become alive.
Inspired by nature, my pebbles represent element on, in, underground and underwater.

I try very hard to accurately represent my product through photographs and description, but the color of the image can vary widely from one computer monitor to another.

Please, avoid exposing your jewelry to water, chemicals, and impacts. This may cause the piece to alter its beauty or to break.

Touch…feel…wear your favorite pebble!

Thank you,

Cristiana

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(12)
Veronika Grebennikova

Veronika Grebennikova on Jun 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It was a wonderful birthday gift because it is unique and very beautiful. My friend enjoyed it!

Elise

Elise on Sep 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love my sea urchin necklace!! You are such a wonderful artist and your technique is beautiful! Thank you thank you!!

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About

Welcome to Pebble&Fire

My Story

Hello! My name is Cristiana and I am the mind and hands behind Pebble&Fire. I love nature and I am happy when I am in the woods or on the beach walking and exploring the fauna and flora. I am originally from Rome, Italy, and since I was a child I always was fascinated with art, especially ceramics.

When I moved to United States, the first thing I did was to enroll in a ceramic class and it was love. Feeling the clay under your hands and creating forms with just pushing and stretching this organic material is an introspective experience: my mind shuts off and a peaceful state of mind let the clay through the hands create something beautiful.

I have been working with clay for more than ten years and while experimenting with soda firing I made a little pendant. Then, I started to question why jewelry should have only one side and be worn only in one way. I started to create a jewelry line that was wearable on both sides and by doing so I wanted to create an interactive relationship between the wearer and the jewelry.

Each piece I make is a piece of my soul, something special to cherish you and to make your days brighter and playful. Playful and interactive are the two words to describe my jewelry; handmade one by one, no one is alike. I make slightly different modifications in the design because we all are different and differences must be acknowledged…this is beauty.

Behind the Scene

Working with clay is a passion; this organic material is not easy to satisfy. Clay has memory and if you do something you should not have, it will remind you later in forms of cracks and warps; if your hands work too hard on it, it will give up on you by collapsing and sometimes flying away. Clay love balance. I also try to give clay a place to shine. Once clay is fired in a dedicated kiln and glazed, I love to experiment and pair ceramic with different types of materials: moss, felt, wood, metal and whatever happens to be perfect for one of a kind creation.

One of the techniques I use is the riveting technique in order to implement silver and copper in my ceramic jewelry. It is a challenging one because I have to hammer a metal rod in the ceramic body in order to stack and snap various elements, but the results are quite exquisite.

I enjoy designing and experimenting with clay and creating a combination with different materials to make an interesting look. The process of making the designs from a sketchbook to an actual piece can take several days. After the design is in place, it will take up to two hours to make the clay body, then, firing and cooling take up to twenty hours, glazing takes an hour or so and then another firing. Last step is assembling the end piece, which can take up to four hours depending on the project (riveting is the longest). Small objects can take a long time to be beautiful and all the love put in them is giving to you when you wear one of them.
All my pieces are carefully made and beautifully wrapped just for you.

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Last updated on February 7, 2012
Welcome to Pebble & Fire!

Love and emotions are the main ingredients of my creations and of course clay!

I work mostly with porcelain and I love to mix and experiment with different media: needle felt, wood, glass, and…who knows! Nature is the most inspirational place; patterns, colors, and shapes found in nature are so unique.

Pebbles are one of nature’s elements that fascinates me. Smooth and colorful with a unique texture that tells stories of the sea or lake or river. My pebbles reflect that uniqueness being one of a kind with a story to tell and thanks to the fire they become alive.

My pieces are handmade one by one; no one two pieces are is alike! I fire my creations in a high fire kiln twice: first time to harden the clay and the second time for glazing. When I add glass or other details, I fire them for the third time at a low temperature (still hot though :-)).
I use lead free glaze and materials and I reclaim everything I can to minimize waste.
Variations within same color of glaze occur due to the unique atmosphere in the kiln.

I try very hard to accurately represent my product through photographs and description, but the color of the image can vary widely from one computer monitor to another.

Please, avoid exposing your jewelry to water, chemicals, and impacts. This may cause the piece to alter its beauty or to break.

Touch…feel…wear your favorite pebble!

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Payment is due within 3 days of purchase, otherwise the sale will be cancelled.

I will ship your item(s) once your payment has cleared. Please also make sure your PayPal address is correct or contact me if any changes need to be made to the shipping address.
Shipping
The buyer is responsible for any taxes, customs charges and duties incurred on their purchases or shipment of the item.
I am not responsible for orders that have been shipped and not delivered.
I will be carefully packing the item(s) myself and will arrive in a padded mailer, nicely packaged in a gift box.
DOMESTIC SHIPPING 
Your order will ship via USPS. My goal is to ship your order within 2 days (Monday through Friday)) once your payment has cleared. I am not responsible for orders that have been shipped and not delivered.
If you would prefer Priority Mail or a different shipping method, or would like to purchase insurance please contact me and I will gladly adjust the listing for you.
I will send you the shipping confirmation number as soon as your order has been shipped and is on its way.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING 
Your order will ship via USPS. My goal is to ship your order within 2 days after payment is received. Shipping times will vary and in some instances can take up to 3 weeks to be delivered.
The international buyer is responsible for any extra costs regarding customs fees, duties and import charges that are levied at the time of delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges of unworn pieces are accepted within 2 days after receiving your item(s). If you are unhappy with your purchase in any way, please contact me. Once I receive the item(s) I will refund your purchase through PayPal. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Custom items are non-returnable but I will make any effort to ensure you are happy with the piece.
If an item arrives damaged please provide digital photographs so I can assess the damage. If needed, I will ask you to return the item to me and I will issue a full refund or send a second item of your choice of equal value.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try very hard to accurately represent my product through photographs and description, but the color of the image can vary widely from one computer monitor to another.
Please, avoid to expose your jewel to WATER, CHEMICALS, or IMPACTS. This may cause the piece to alter its beauty or to break.