ShinyObjectsMichele

Shiny Objects by Michele - Uncommon Jewelry for Uncommon People

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Announcement

Last updated on Apr 18, 2021

⭐️⭐️NEW JEWELRY SHOP ON ETSY! Launched July 2020⭐️⭐️

Follow Shiny Objects on social media so you don’t miss announcements about new collections, promotions & giveaways:
⭐️Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Shinyobjectsmichele
⭐️Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShinyObjectsMichele/

Shipping Note: I ship as quickly as possible after a purchase is made. I ship all packages via USPS Priority 3-day. Note that shipping time may be unpredictable during the pandemic. Upgrade to expedited shipping if this is a concern.

If you have any questions, please send me a message! Thanks for looking at my Shiny Objects...

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Michele Ross

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About ShinyObjectsMichele

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Shiny Objects by Michele - Handmade jewelry with unusual stones, fossils & shells using traditional metalsmith & lapidary methods

A day when I don’t create something with stone and metal seems incomplete. Collecting rocks and shells as a child has turned into a fascination with transforming those objects into jewelry. I learned jewelry basics from local artists while living in Greece & Turkey in my 20’s. I’m mostly self-taught but over the years, I've studied with several talented jewelry instructors* to expand my knowledge and elevate my work in metalsmithing, lapidary & other jewelry and metal techniques.

Creatively, my jewelry is inspired by the stone element itself. I am driven to find creative ways of elevating natural objects into wearable art - enabling the wearer to enjoy the piece and at the same time, express their own singular personal style. The wearer becomes the frame for the jewelry and the jewelry also frames the wearer!

I am endlessly intrigued and distracted by “shiny objects” - an intricate shell on the beach or the mystery of a fossil formed into pyrite by millions of years in the earth. I have become a collector of unusual materials and have a studio full of rough rock from all over the world (semi-precious, precious gems, fossils) that inspire me available to cut and polish into finished cabochons for jewelry. Many of my days are spent combing Rehoboth Beach, DE for ocean treasures that aspire to be made into jewelry.

My vision is to work with uncommon natural materials to make jewelry that sparks curiosity in the earth’s exotic treasures and is at the same time also fashionable. I get very excited about sharing the wonders of gemstones with other people.

You will notice recurring themes and materials in my work - star shapes, layered stones, ammonites, shells, coral, pyrite, included quartz, geodes, metallic stones and the colors of the ocean, especially in turquoise - I am obsessed with all of these things!

I grew up in WV, attended Marshall University studying Marketing and spent over 25 years in the hotel hospitality and meetings industry, traveling the world and living in Baltimore & Philadelphia. Home is now split between McLean, VA and Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Instructors:
*Heidi Lowe - Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE
*Michael Boyd - Colorado Center for Metal Arts, Pueblo, CO
*Daniel Valencia - Jewelry Class DC, Washington, DC

Member:
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
Rehoboth Art League

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  • Michele Ross

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    My passion is making jewelry. I grew up in WV, spent 25+ years in the hospitality industry, traveling the world & living in Baltimore & Philly. Home is now VA and Rehoboth Beach, DE where I live with my husband, cat & collection of gems & rocks!

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Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcome depending on my schedule and custom workload at the time. Please feel free to send me a message to inquire and I will let you know if I am available for your request or when I can realistically fulfill the custom order. Payment in full is expected before I will begin making your custom order. Custom listing will be deleted if not purchased within 7 days of listing creation.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I package all jewelry in an organza or velveteen bag or a jewelry gift box depending on the item. You can request specific packaging in the notes upon purchase.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations under the following conditions:
-Contact me requesting the return or exchange within 7 days of delivery
-Ship item back to me at your own cost within 10 days of delivery with tracking information supplied by message to me via Etsy convos.
- Purchased items must be in the same condition as they were shipped. Insurance on the item is highly encouraged as I cannot be responsible for items that are not received. I cannot complete the return if item is not received.

The following items cannot be returned or exchanged:
• Custom made, sized, personalized or altered items are non refundable
• Intimate items such as worn earrings (for health/hygiene reasons)

Shipping & Insurance

I ship as quickly as possible after a purchase is made - within 3 days unless noted. All packages are mailed via USPS Priority (3 day) which includes $50 insurance. You may request additional insurance to cover the entire value of your shipment (approx $1 additional per each $100). Please make request in comments at time of purchase or send me a message immediately after payment. Note that shipping time is unpredictable during the pandemic and is expected to be delayed over the holidays. Please upgrade to expedited shipping if this is a concern.