whichwitchhandmade

Which Witch Handmade

Seattle, Washington · 19 Sales

whichwitchhandmade

Which Witch Handmade

Seattle, Washington 19 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(10)

Announcement   Greetings witches, and welcome to Which Witch Handmade! We offer handmade gemstone jewelry for a range of eclectic and everyday occasions that celebrates the body as a unique site of speech and emotion, a site worth defending and adorning.

Our aesthetic is fueled by philosophy and a love of quality, handmade goods. We primarily work with natural gemstones, copper and brass and are always seeking new material juxtapositions.

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Fundraiser Sale:

In light of election results and Congressional measures to defund the ACA and Planned Parenthood, we at Which Witch Handmade wish to defend the fundamental necessity of reproductive healthcare services and donate 100% of the proceeds of our Five of Swords Black Labradorite Lunar Cycle Necklace to Planned Parenthood and 15% of all other purchases. We value the body as an inviolable space, worthy of a shared sense of responsibility to ensure all bodies receive fair and dignified treatment. Sale is limited to stock on hand. Your support generates money for continued community access to free and low-cost reproductive services.

Five of Swords Black Labradorite Lunar Cycle Necklace
https://www.etsy.com/listing/286664211/five-of-swords-black-labradorite-lunar?ref=shop_home_active_11

If you would like to support our work, please consider our other items we have available. All orders arrive gift-ready in an organza bag and gift box.

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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 6, 2017

Greetings witches, and welcome to Which Witch Handmade! We offer handmade gemstone jewelry for a range of eclectic and everyday occasions that celebrates the body as a unique site of speech and emotion, a site worth defending and adorning.

Our aesthetic is fueled by philosophy and a love of quality, handmade goods. We primarily work with natural gemstones, copper and brass and are always seeking new material juxtapositions.

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Fundraiser Sale:

In light of election results and Congressional measures to defund the ACA and Planned Parenthood, we at Which Witch Handmade wish to defend the fundamental necessity of reproductive healthcare services and donate 100% of the proceeds of our Five of Swords Black Labradorite Lunar Cycle Necklace to Planned Parenthood and 15% of all other purchases. We value the body as an inviolable space, worthy of a shared sense of responsibility to ensure all bodies receive fair and dignified treatment. Sale is limited to stock on hand. Your support generates money for continued community access to free and low-cost reproductive services.

Five of Swords Black Labradorite Lunar Cycle Necklace
https://www.etsy.com/listing/286664211/five-of-swords-black-labradorite-lunar?ref=shop_home_active_11

If you would like to support our work, please consider our other items we have available. All orders arrive gift-ready in an organza bag and gift box.

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Laurel Newnham

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(10)
carterflick

carterflick on Jan 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The necklace is lovely. It shipped and arrived quickly. The perfect gift for my SIL.

Peggy Fleming

Peggy Fleming on Jan 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such a pleasant experience. Laurel communicated with me through every step. It was so nice to not be left guessing. The earrings are absolutely gorgeous as well. I cannot wait to give them to my friend. She is going to love them. Thank you!

Jessica Beers

Jessica Beers on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much again Laurel!!! This piece is beautiful and my friend is in love with it, it couldn't have been more perfect!!

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About

Which Witch?

Who we are.
We are sister-witches, moved to create jewelry by a philosophy of the body that seeks out the narratives left obscure to history. Our aesthetic embraces the texture and juxtaposition of woman, female, and witch through the pairing of handmade brass and copper elements with gemstones of alchemical portent. Our name, Which Witch Handmade, rose from the anonymity of Otherness and the disfranchisement of the body when it is reducible to gender, and our desire for conscious, handmade means of speech. Each piece is designed and made by me in my Seattle studio and my sister promotes witches worldwide from the warmer end of the West Coast.

My name is Laurel and I am the owner and metalwitch behind Which Witch Handmade. When I construct pieces, I consider the physicality of my materials and how they will be worn on the body. My aesthetic was born from my love of philosophy, specifically expressions of objects and representation. We make jewelry that celebrates the body as a site of power and mystery, a source of creativity and an unpredictable force. Our belief in bodies is ancient, woven into human history with a secret power always supressed, but never quite extinguished.

Megan is our marketing/media witch and connects with witches around world, finding artists and makers and those who also embolden the body. Fashion inspires me as a visual narrative exploring how we relate to our environment. Color and texture reflect the language of individual assertion with a silent agency, especially when we wear items that transmit the energy of handmade fashion to the wearer.


Why we make.
The historical oppression of the body, especially the female or the gendered body, is a prejudice we fight by making handmade accessories that embolden wearers to challenge existing statuses and structures. To recognise the body is to submit to the cries and yearnings of a being whose complexity is forcibly masked and hidden by false histories. The body is a map of ideals, of justice, of corporeal presence, of confidence and sensitivity. We wish to create an emotional space with handmade fashion that shields the wearer from fear of equality and ignorance of the power of our voices. Our bodies are strong, witches. We speak of a power that exposes and unites us, declares us sisters under the same moon, and tells a history of the voices who could not be silenced.

We are compos mentis.


What we make.
We make OOAK and statement pieces by hand because we value your body, witch. Our handmade pieces are created with semi-precious gemstones, copper, brass, and niobium. Metal makes witches stronger. From the fall of the hammer to the delicate wire wrapping, we take great care with each piece to ensure it can withstand years of wear. Not all metal is equal. Every pair of earrings we make with niobium earwires, a nickel-free alloy safe for witches with metal allergies. Gemstones ground our work within one of the oldest traditions of adornment, a history that runs concurrent with talismanic practice. Stones are formed with an intricate balance of time and pressure, much as we emerge from our past selves with the bold strength on one awakened, one in community.

Ancient wisdom valued stones for their natural beauty and cultural longevity, denying the logic of identical reproduction. Gemstones are grounding, a reminder of centuries of marginalisation of the body in nature. Wearing stones reclaims the power of that connection, of slow and intentional representation of the body. No two bodies should be held to the same voice and we are always exploring new styles and forms of expression through our work.

We are conscious bodies and we value yours, witch.

“There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender … identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results.” – Judith Butler, Gender Trouble

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  • Laurel Newnham

    Owner, Metal Witch

    My name is Laurel Newnham and I'm the owner and artist behind Which Witch Handmade. I make unique pieces using high-quality metals and gemstones and have been making jewelry since 2007.

  • Megan Newnham

    Marketing Witch

    My name is Megan Newnham and I reach witches around the world on social media. I'm passionate about quality and intentional fashion and want witches to look and feel their best.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2017
Welcome, witches! We believe that accessories empower the wearer and strive to offer pieces that reflect the individuality and inner light of our witches through occult fashion.

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Payment
We accept PayPal and all major credit cards. Sales tax is collected on orders placed in Washington State, only. If you wish to cancel an order, please contact us within 48 hours so we can help promptly.
Shipping
We ship all orders from our studio in Washington state via USPS First Class Mail within 3 business days. We are happy to combine orders, expedite shipping, or add insurance upon request. Please contact us for assistance and updated shipping costs.

Every package is trackable and will arrive to domestic destinations in an estimated 1-3 business days. Our orders are shipped gift-ready, packed in gift boxes with organza bags.

International packages are sent USPS First Class Mail International with insurance. Delivery rates vary and customs fees or duty taxes may apply. Such fees are not included in the price of our goods and vary by country. Please contact local officials with customs questions.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns will be accepted up to 3 weeks after purchase. Please return items in their original condition for a full refund. Items that have been damaged will be subject to the seller's discretion.