StudioDbronze

Bohemian art jewelry and affordable gifts

Herzliya, Israel | 69 Sales

StudioDbronze

Bohemian art jewelry and affordable gifts

Herzliya, Israel 69 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Ducky Rubin

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Ducky Rubin

About

Artistic Voyages*

IN THE BEGINNING, OR: HOW DOES ONE BECOME AN ARTIST?
I live and work in central Israel, and can track back my first artistic thoughts to kindergarten, at 5 years old.
One was when my friend, Orit, sketched a figure and drew too many contour lines for the hands. When painting inside she realized making a mistake and fixed it, but I was disappointed. I really liked those extra lines, and thought they were wonderful and imaginative.
Another was being fed up with threading plastic beads, and looking for other options. The teacher's assistant took some olive kernels and showed me how to grind their tips on a stone to make holes. I coated the kernels with gouache paint and created my first original necklace.

I come from a family of craftsmen, designers and artists, so becoming a creative artist seemed natural for me. I was daily exposed to both artistic processes and meticulous handcrafted finishes. However, support for my young talent came from other places, mainly my art teachers at school. When I expressed my wish to learn art in high school, my father replied that it's better to learn a trade, and sent me to learn bookkeeping.
Me, bookkeeping???
Soon he realized his mistake, and became a source of support. Art became an anchor, a built-in part of my life – whether it is painting, crafting or jewelry making. It's a burning fire
that never extinguishes.

LIFE AS AN ACTIVE ARTIST
As a child, I was a mousy little creature, living in a dreamy bubble, gazing out to the world. Everything became a source of inspiration: visions and sounds, scents and colors, textures and shapes. In a way, this child is still here :)
Art has chosen me, and became my way of life. Artistic expressions accompanied every period: jewelry making, crafting, drawing and painting. The main sources for creation are the images and visions that flash in front of my eyes for a fraction of a second, especially when waking from sleep, but most are not absorbed in my memory and I fail to record them all. If only I had a "dream camera" to document them…
The same curiosity that characterized the little girl I used to be is still with me today, and it is tasting the world, touching, feeling, smelling, and listening to its sounds. But most of the work is done by my eyes. Many of the elements in my work come from ceaseless observation – usually unconsciously – of the world around me: from planets and landscapes to people, leaves, crystals or sand grains. These elements find their way to the material as subjects or textures. To a great extent I am a "serial" creator, and use these themes again and again, while applying different translations, interpretations or techniques.
I work while listening to music and singing along, or while talking to other people. This enables me to divert my attention from the work itself and allows a subconscious flow unhindered by logic thought. This flow dictates my work, and in fact – my body is just a tool art uses to materialize.

STUDIOD
As a young adult I was concerned that art alone cannot provide, so I began learning Architecture. After a while I felt out of place, and longed to work directly with materials, getting my hands dirty. One of my teachers, a sculptor, faced me with an obvious question: what would I like to do when I grow up? Somehow I knew. I always knew. I quit school and began to design jewelry out of leftover modeling cardboard.
StudioD came to life.
More than 30 years later I'm here, sharing a piece of my creative world with you.
During this time I experienced with many materials and techniques, became a silversmith and learned wax modeling.
In the past few years, I'm struggling with ME's (myalgic encephalomyelitis) pain and fatigue. In order to appease my creative genie and continue working, I have begun working with clay, fibers, Metal Clay, artistic wire and digital media – all proved as fantastic materials. Luckily, they broadened my creative options.

YOU
Yet, StudioDbronze is all about you.
How?
Combining my love for painting and jewelry making gives me an opportunity to create for you – whether it's polka dot earrings, a monogrammed bracelet, a zodiac sign necklace, tassel and teardrop jewelry or a chic picture ring - anything.
I'm keeping my jewelry simple and minimalistic, in order to offer you a wide variety of affordable gifts.

Custom designs are no trouble at all. Vice versa – I love the challenge! It also allows for a direct and personal contact with you, a dialog – which is a bonus for me :)
After all, I'm designing for you…

Thank you for visiting and accompanying me in this voyage.

Check out my shops:
Artisan jewelry: studiodjewelry.etsy.com
Picture jewelry: studiodbronze.etsy.com
Printables: studiodprint.etsy.com
Home decor: studiodlifestyle.etsy.com

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(*) Artistic Voyages is the title of my blog

Shop members

  • Ducky Rubin

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Yael

    Daughter, Model And Best Assistant

Production partners

  • PY print lab

    San Francisco, CA

    Using this partner's help, I can expand my product line, and offer a rich experience.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 8, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders require time - depends on the kind of work and the amount ordered.

I reserve the rights for any design and custom changes, as well as for unique designs tailored for specific customers.
That means I can include these products in my inventory and sell them to other buyers.

If you seek exclusivity for a custom design made for you - contact me for fees and terms.

Care instructions

My jewelry and the materials they are made of being very delicate and not meant to be pulled, twisted, rubbed, bathed with, etc.

Please handle them with care and use the gift box for safe storage.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All retail orders are gift wrapped. See individual items for details.

Colors

The printed colors may vary from what you see on your computer screen, and even from screen to screen.

Wholesale availability

StudioD is a boutique-size operation, and some of my items may not be available for wholesale.

Please contact me before placing an order, with details of the type of items, quantities and deadlines.
Add your business & contact info: website, address and personnel contact details.

Payment method, terms & conditions, shipping
Once your order is approved, you will receive a PDF file detailing payment terms and conditions, warranties, custom orders, returns & replacements, and all other information that will be used to complete the transaction.

Consignment & Drop Shipping
Does not accept consignment orders or offer drop shipping.

Taxes

On each listing, next to the price, you may see a notice that VAT, GST or local taxes are included.

What does it mean?

When selling or buying internationally, there are taxes involved on both sides: the seller's country and the buyer's country.

The notice next to the price means that all applicable taxes in my own country - are already included in the price, and you will not be asked to pay any additional fees.
In other words: the price you see is final.

However, as a buyer - you may be required to pay import taxes in your own country, e.g. VAT, GST, customs and others.
Please, understand and accept that I can't control your country's import policies.

International shipping options

REGULAR - takes (1-2 weeks) to arrive to most destinations, includes full tracking.

EXPRESS MAIL / EMS - available to most destinations, very fast (5-8 business days), includes full tracking.

FREE SHIPPING - when applies - regular mail. Takes a long time to arrive. When choosing this option you accept that your purchase will take weeks or even months to get to you.
It is registered - but and has limited tracking, if any.
Items shipped using this method will NOT be refunded if lost.
Consider using safer and faster methods.

* * * IMPORTANT * * *

In case of neglect or refusal to accept a package:
* Shipping fees will not be refunded
* 25% of the item's cost will be deducted from the refund as handling fees