UruzMetals

handmade metal jewelry, pagan ritual tools & sculpture

New Orleans, Louisiana 475 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (126)

UruzMetals

handmade metal jewelry, pagan ritual tools & sculpture

New Orleans, Louisiana | 475 Sales

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Joshua Gates

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Joshua Gates

Announcement    Handmade for you in New Orleans, Louisiana! Please review our Holiday Deadlines below. Customs are now CLOSED. A 5-day RUSH Production may be purchased here: www.etsy.com/listing/578888771.

HOLIDAY MADE-to-ORDER DEADLINES
YULE
First Class USPS: Dec 3
Priority Mail USPS: Dec 4
RUSH Production First Class USPS: Dec 10
RUSH Production Priority Mail USPS: Dec 11

CHRISTMAS
First Class USPS: Dec 5
Priority Mail USPS: Dec 6
RUSH Production First Class USPS: Dec 12
RUSH Production Priority Mail USPS: Dec 13

If you see an item on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/uruzmetals/) that doesn't indicate that it has already sold, it is up for grabs! Just comment in the thread or DM us. We're happy to make a Reserved Listing for you here on Etsy.

If you would like to be included in early pre-sales and other exclusive offers, be sure to enroll for our newsletter (link on website www.uruzmetals.com). Thank you SO much for supporting handmade and Uruz Metals. ✨ 🔨



Uruz Metals specializes in fine art jewelry and metal sculpture, as well as forged steel, welding, and fabrication. All of my products are handmade by me in my New Orleans shop. If you would like to see my work in-person, my art market and festival schedule is posted here: http://www.uruzmetals.com/about.html.

My jewelry is always designed with the wearer in mind. Hand-formed metal components are sealed with a lacquer upon completion, which means that the materials and patinas (finishes) will not change over time or react with skin contact.

MEDIA
W-SIL: www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Pipefitter-Turned-Artist-286862061.html "Expressions" at WSIU: www.watch.wsiu.org/video/2365455880/

If you want to find out more about my processes, please head over to my "Shop Story".

Please visit my terms and policies page to help you answer any questions about the ordering process:
www.etsy.com/shop/UruzMetals/policy



Let's Connect!
Facebook | www.facebook.com/uruzmetals
Instagram | www.instagram.com/uruzmetals
Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/uruzmetals
Website | www.uruzmetals.com

Follow along on Instagram @uruzmetals and use the hashtag #uruzmetals to submit images of your Uruz Metals fine art jewelry and sculpture.

And our other shops:
Nuttier Than A Squirrel | www.nuttierthanasquirrel.etsy.com
The Sweet Emulsion | www.thesweetemulsion.etsy.com - coming soon!
bomb bombs | www.bombbombs.etsy.com - also coming soon!!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 29, 2019

Handmade for you in New Orleans, Louisiana! Please review our Holiday Deadlines below. Customs are now CLOSED. A 5-day RUSH Production may be purchased here: www.etsy.com/listing/578888771.

HOLIDAY MADE-to-ORDER DEADLINES
YULE
First Class USPS: Dec 3
Priority Mail USPS: Dec 4
RUSH Production First Class USPS: Dec 10
RUSH Production Priority Mail USPS: Dec 11

CHRISTMAS
First Class USPS: Dec 5
Priority Mail USPS: Dec 6
RUSH Production First Class USPS: Dec 12
RUSH Production Priority Mail USPS: Dec 13

If you see an item on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/uruzmetals/) that doesn't indicate that it has already sold, it is up for grabs! Just comment in the thread or DM us. We're happy to make a Reserved Listing for you here on Etsy.

If you would like to be included in early pre-sales and other exclusive offers, be sure to enroll for our newsletter (link on website www.uruzmetals.com). Thank you SO much for supporting handmade and Uruz Metals. ✨ 🔨



Uruz Metals specializes in fine art jewelry and metal sculpture, as well as forged steel, welding, and fabrication. All of my products are handmade by me in my New Orleans shop. If you would like to see my work in-person, my art market and festival schedule is posted here: http://www.uruzmetals.com/about.html.

My jewelry is always designed with the wearer in mind. Hand-formed metal components are sealed with a lacquer upon completion, which means that the materials and patinas (finishes) will not change over time or react with skin contact.

MEDIA
W-SIL: www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Pipefitter-Turned-Artist-286862061.html "Expressions" at WSIU: www.watch.wsiu.org/video/2365455880/

If you want to find out more about my processes, please head over to my "Shop Story".

Please visit my terms and policies page to help you answer any questions about the ordering process:
www.etsy.com/shop/UruzMetals/policy



Let's Connect!
Facebook | www.facebook.com/uruzmetals
Instagram | www.instagram.com/uruzmetals
Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/uruzmetals
Website | www.uruzmetals.com

Follow along on Instagram @uruzmetals and use the hashtag #uruzmetals to submit images of your Uruz Metals fine art jewelry and sculpture.

And our other shops:
Nuttier Than A Squirrel | www.nuttierthanasquirrel.etsy.com
The Sweet Emulsion | www.thesweetemulsion.etsy.com - coming soon!
bomb bombs | www.bombbombs.etsy.com - also coming soon!!

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About UruzMetals

Sales 475
On Etsy since 2009

the passionate artist finds his niche

Hello and thank you for showing interest in my work. I specialize in fine art jewelry and metal sculpture, as well as forged steel, welding, and fabrication. In my free time, I also paint and am a musician. All of my artwork is handmade in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 2006, I earned Bachelor's Degrees in metals and glass blowing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (with cum laude honors). I completed a minor in Art History, specializing in tribal art.

I have always been drawn to organic designs, forms, and textures. Typically, I have a definitive design in mind but I work in an organic manner. Rather than forcefully imposing my design onto the metal, I work with the materials and allow the forms to develop naturally during the creation process. Metal has a surprisingly organic nature to it and I find that working in this style allows my pieces to take on a unique, natural appearance. This concept plays heavily in the way that I forge metal and the forms that I create.

I find heavy surface textures, especially hammer marks and patinas, beautiful. I believe that the presence of hammer and file marks are important elements that demonstrate the mark of the maker, giving each piece its own individual identity, a feeling of timelessness, and distinguishes that my work is made by hand. I am by the American Craftsman and Art Nouveau movements of the late-1800s to early-1930s. All of these influences have inspired my unique sense of style and design.

I start my work with wire or flat pieces of metal. Each piece is hand formed using a process of heating, hammering, shaping, and cooling. The resulting pieces are truly unique - no two are ever alike.

My jewelry is always designed with the wearer in mind. Hand-formed metal components are sealed with a lacquer upon completion, which means that the materials and patinas (finishes) will not change over time or react with skin contact.

My neck pieces are all made of solid sterling silver that has been antiqued with a patina. The torque neck pieces are forged by hand in my shop. I also offer for pendants to be hung on a silver (sterling silver plated in fine silver) chains, which are commercially supplied from Italy. Chain lengths are pictured in 18”, but other lengths can be custom ordered (also available in 20” and 24”). Some of these chains are antiqued with a non-toxic patina.

Earring wires are made of solid Niobium, which is a hypoallergenic alloy. Sterling silver is available upon request at no additional charge.

My work is made from found, natural objects and built into wearable keepsakes. The materials I use have character and are inherently unique, and that is what I enjoy about working and creating with them. Although each object is described and photographed to the best of my ability, the nature of hand forging and sourcing of natural stones and minerals often lends to each product's uniqueness.

I collect and create everything in a small shop in my back yard, while my wife is the photographer, marketing guru, and the organizing force behind my online presence. We love to drink lots, and lots of coffee.

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Let's Connect!
Facebook | www.facebook.com/uruzmetals
Instagram | www.instagram.com/uruzmetals
Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/uruzmetals
Website | www.uruzmetals.com

Follow along on Instagram @uruzmetals and use the hashtag #uruzmetals to submit images of your fine art jewelry and sculpture.

And our other shops:
Nuttier Than A Squirrel | www.nuttierthanasquirrel.etsy.com
The Sweet Emulsion | www.thesweetemulsion.etsy.com - coming soon!
bomb bombs | www.bombbombs.etsy.com - also coming soon!!

Shop members

  • Josh

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello! I’m Josh: owner, maker, and lover of all things metal. I live in New Orleans with my wife and two dogs, Nola and Dredger. We love hiking for inspiration, camping, and traveling to new destinations.

  • Chrystal

    Photographer, Assistant/Secretary, Technology Wizard

    This is Chrystal (my wife): photographer, assistant/secretary, and marketing guru. She is the organizing force behind the web presence for Uruz Metals. She also serves as the technical advisor for “all things sparkly and/or shiny”.

  • Dredger + Nola

    Customer Service

    These are the "kids", Dredger and Nola. They make us laugh, and they'll make sure that you're happy too. They are party animals and are aficionados on metal music. They love having stay at home parents so they can have party time all day.

Local

Find uruzmetals at the following upcoming markets!

  • Palace Market
    Palace Art Market
    619 Frenchmen St
    NEW ORLEANS, LA

    Jun 14–Jun 13, 2020

    A New Orleans weekly nighttime art market featuring original art, jewelry and crafts by local and regional artists. Located at 619 Frenchmen Street (next to the Spotted Cat). Browse art, find gifts and meet 150+ local artisans. Artisans change nightly. ATM located on-site.

  • The Art Garden
    Frenchmen Street
    NEW ORLEANS, LA

    Oct 28–Jun 13, 2020

    Family owned. ARTIST RUN. NIGHTTIME FINE ART MARKET, GALLERY & CREATIVE SPACE ~ 613 FRENCHMEN ST, BEHIND THE WOOD FENCE ~

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Please contact me concerning custom pieces; I really enjoy working on one-of-a-kind projects. Customized items may be returned if they are incorrectly made due to Seller error. All other custom works are not eligible for return.

Earrings are not eligible for return due to hygienic concerns.

Care instructions

Metal jewelry is not meant to be exposed to damp conditions for extended periods. Please remove your jewelry before bathing, swimming, or strenuous exercise. Metalwork jewelry is prone to deformation and/or breaking when dropped or struck with force. Proper care of your purchase will ensure its long life. Uruz Metals is not responsible for damages caused to products through regular use or misuse.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale purchase is available to qualifying retailers. I am not currently offering out products for non-local consignment. My line sheet and wholesale terms can be provided upon request. For press and other inquiries, please send me a Convo.