Everything I send out of my studio is made by me. I start with metal in either a sheet, wire or nugget form. The designs start in my dreams, the metal forms between my hands. So, I am invested in the outcome.
When I send an order out, I'm never sure how it is received. I just take it on faith that the good wishes I had making it will be welcome on the other end. Sometimes, though, a customer takes the time to email me. These messages always make my day. I'd like to share a few recent feedbacks with you. I've used only the first name, to protect the privacy of my customers.
I got the ring today & it is absolutely perfect- it made me cry! Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to seeing my fiance's face when he gets it! :) - Hannah
The necklace was beautiful....my Dad loved it! Thanks again! - Meghan
I got the necklace yesterday-- thank you so much for your beautiful work and the surprise gift! - Maggie
I received my ring and its simply PERFECT. I like it very much. -April
I love it! Thank you! Can't wait to give it to him this weekend.
I received my cross a few days ago...Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but I wanted you to know that it is perfect. It definitely feels right - more natural than any other necklace I've owned.
Thank you very much for everything that you put into it!
God bless you!
Hi Mary Lu,
I just got the cross today. It looks great! I'm really happy with how it turned out and I am sure he will enjoy it.
Thanks so much! -Hannah
And here is a copy of some of the positive feedback left for me on my Etsy shop. You can see more of my feedback on this link.
Such an awesome ring, Mary Lu! Thank you! My husband absolutely loves it and I love the unique design. Fast shipping and a sweet little thank you card and gift. :) Wonderful!
Exactly what I wanted! Great Seller!
They are absolutely beautiful, and I love them! Thanks for a great transaction and speedy shipping. Highly recommended!
Very pleased!! Fine Craftsmanship; recommend this seller!
Coolest ring ever
Beautifully quirky ring!
Seller was easy to work with and accomodating of our tight timing. The pendant has the perfect worn, hand-made (yet professional) look we were hoping for. Larger than we expected, but still perfect. Thank you.
Absolutely positive! I custom ordered a silver cross and it was everything I had hoped. For something that will last a lifetime, it arrived in a very timely manner. I am definitely happy with this purchase!
Love These! Wearing them now!
Thank you everyone for your positive feedback. I'm coming back to read this post whenever I need a personal boost!
My dear fellow jewelers and creatives - I have the perfect solution for your desire to find inspiration and focus with your work this year. Come join me in the TADA365 Art Jewelry Group on Flickr.
_TADA stands for True Addicts of Daily Art. You can read about the history of the group here.
_You can see our daily progress in pictures and comments on Flickr TADA365 Art Jewelry group.
_For 2012 we are doing the following:
* Hosting 4 online shows on our website
* Sharing pictures of our art jewelry and adornments
* Encouraging each other to try new techniques
* Sponsoring challenges for motivation
* Informing each other of shows, challenges and book submissions
* Encouraging each other to use social media to gain exposure for our work
And that's just a start!
_Our website, www.TrueAddictsOfDailyArt.com was created to feature our group online exhibitions. The first of our exhibitions, Letters of Adornment, opened on September 19th, 2011.
Hurry and you can be in our second show,
One Year, One Piece : An Exhibit of work made in 2011
All you have to do is
1 - join the Flickr group - tada365
2 - send a picture of your favorite work that you made in 2011 using this form.
3. Then come and share more photos and comments through the year. We no longer expect pictures every single day..we've realized that all creating doesn't always translate into something that can be shown in a photo. But, we do stop in several times a week and get inspired and in turn, inspire each other.
We look forward to seeing your work.
Mary Lu Wason
is a studio jeweler. Here she shares the inspirations, discoveries and process of creating her art jewelry collections.
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