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Kenneth Garcia on Apr 25, 2017
It was just what I expected - a small pin with a big message. It looks great and has generated a lot of comments. Quality construction. Buy one!
Kathleen Metevier on Apr 18, 2017
Great deal and the stickers look nice too!
Christine Creagh on Apr 8, 2017
High quality. Fast shipping. Included additional info sheet that was helpful.
It's about having a voice
William Aarons Designs is about having a voice. Or, maybe more accurately, it’s about *using* ones voice. Through much my life, I have been a meek person. While I did well in school, I was loathe to speak up in class. I have had amazing friends, but I’m slow to make new ones. I scream internally at injustice, and unfairness, but I have often been silent and looked away. William Aarons is about speaking up and no longer looking away.
There are things of beauty in this world that have no equal, that I simply want to sing about. Some of them we have created, but many - most - existed far before mankind. The natural world, what we have allowed to remain, contains miracles large and small. I have an immense attraction to natural forms and textures, and I believe that we naturally exist in a rhythm with these forms, these shapes, these patterns. But most of us, I fear, live our lives too far from these manifestations of the natural world. We begin to assume the clinical lines, cool surfaces, and sterile expanses of our indoor existence is normal, natural, and expected. But, while attractive and enjoyable in its own right, it is not natural. My designs attempt to evoke those missing natural elements within the confines of modern indoor life. With my textured, formed pieces, some of the gritty miracle of nature can find its way into your living room, office, onto your ear, and neck. When you see these artifacts of the real world, you can’t help but reconnect in some small way. In these designs, I coax metal to behave as its natural makeup dictates, harnessing the very molecular lattice within, to mimic the amazing forms that bring such awe to our planet.
The world is no more black vs white than it is stainless steel vs tree bark. We all deserve a chance to voice our beliefs, and there will inevitably be disagreements. But some of us are better at articulating our passions than others. This is why I use my voice not only to help us reconnect to the real world around us, but also to help others express themselves in powerful, succinct ways. The only thing in our lives that affects us as much or more than the world itself is the people within it. Expressing ourselves to and with others is a fundamental part of being human. I use my voice to help you find yours.
You will find that I have two distinct spheres of creation: that which is decorative and seeks to connect us with the natural world; and that which is human-focused, commenting on the society we humans have built from that world. I urge you to enjoy and explore all I have to offer, and I sincerely hope that some of my work resonates with you.
Owner, Designer, Creator
I'm an independent metalsmith living near Boston, MA. I love making a variety of jewelry and sculpture items, but I tend to focus on organic, hand-forged items influenced by nature, intricate, lush geometric designs.
A high-quality manufacturer of printed products including banners, magnets, and more.
MA, United States
This company manufactures high quality lapel pins and more using trade union labor.
Pin Manufacturing Company
Specializes in high-quality lapel pins, coins, patches and more.
Mountain Lakes, NJ
A long-established printer of high-quality, custom stickers.
A very high quality, versatile manufacturer of many kinds of stickers.
Button Production Company
East Rochester, NY
In business for 12 years, this manufacturer makes high-quality buttons quickly. They have even invented a way to make buttons faster and easier with a semi-automatic process.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Can I return jewelry I have worn?
No, worn jewelry may not be returned as it is no longer in original, re-sellable condition. Unworn items may be returned.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Jewelry is packaged in a branded jewelry box, usually with a custom insert. (depending on the item). I don't normally offer gift wrapping, but my standard packaging is appropriate for most gift situations. (Note that a label including the phrase "Fine Jewelry" will be present on the box.) If you have specific needs, feel free to send me a message!
Custom and personalized orders
I am happy to work with you on custom and personalized orders. I can usually modify most of my designs in many ways such as the material used, size, color/material combinations, etc. Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs -- I'm sure we'll work something out!