Educated at UC Berkeley with a BA in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Visual Studies, Mercedes Shaffer deftly integrates her design and art skills into this nature-inspired line of jewelry. Designs are cast in bronze, hand finished, and made in the USA.
Her talents are not limited to just one facet of creativity. She is an international artist creating original paintings, the result of influences observed and photographed on her travels. Her art is an expression of her love for nature and an immersion in the mythical, metaphorical and symbolic meaning of trees.
While the actual jewelry is cast in bronze it is then 24K gold plated. Lead-free. Hand finished.
Earrings are 1.5" long measured from the center of the ear wire curve. Heart design is almost 1" long and .75" wide. Please have a look at our lovely life size model for an idea of the length when worn.
Ships for $5 ($21.50 to Canada, difference charged at time of shipping). In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout once package is prepared.
Personally designed by the artist, each Ayala Bar jewelry collection conveys a unique signature. The imprint of creativity that draws on simple riches to transform them into objects of captivating beauty. Ayala Bar jewelry is handcrafted. Each piece is lovingly composed of non-precious metals combined with glass beads, mineral stones and crystal rhinestones.
Earrings from Radiance Collection
These earrings are just about 3" long from the center odf the earwire curve. The design is 2" long. Please take a look at the detail photos for a better overall idea of their awesomeness.
Given the mixed media materials, contact with water or prolonged exposure to heat should be avoided in order to keep the pieces in mint condition. That means no swimming or visits to the tanning salon while wearing the jewelry.
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Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared. Ships to Canada for $33. Difference charged after checkout prior to shipping. Not a misprint.
Entirely hand made in Christophe Poly’s shop located in Montréal. The essence of the work is essentially based on an architectural concept. The production process involves cutting and forming a multitude of small parts out of wires, plates and tubing. These parts are then assembled in a complex three dimensional construction. The jewelry has the particularity to be light to wear. Only top quality materials are used in the production of the jewelry, including brass, aluminum, acrylic, rubber and leather. The brass is generally soldered and plated in a variety of quality finishes. These finishes are extremely resistant and are among the best of the industry. In general the chains, bracelets, rings and certain other small parts are also made out of brass. The aluminum is generally used to create a contrast in our two tone color combinations. Our leather and rubber will not discolor on the skin. Our stones are made out of glass, which avoids all scratches and generally glued in place using specialized industrial glues.
The finishes include; 10k gold, antique silver, black and bronze. They all have a special coating that protects their surface. It is not recommended to wear the jewelry in water. No chemical products should be used to clean the surface. If in need simply use a wet or dry cloth to clean them. All of our earring posts and wires are hypoallergenic. We also eliminated all the lead content in our solder. No special attention is necessary to preserve the beauty of the jewelry. Simply use a a wet or dry cloth to clean the surface when necessary.
I call these Hello earrings because they announce themselves. Like, "Hello, I'm not afraid to be noticed." These earrings measure 3" long from the center of the earwire curve to the bottom. The design part is 2.5" long and almost .75" wide across the bottom.
Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item and they can ship safely together, we will credit your card with the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Ships International (including Canada) for $33 via small flat rate international priority mail. Not a misprint. Difference charged after checkout and prior to shipping.
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