HANDPICKED, HANDMADE AND UPCYCLED JEWELRY
Hi, I’m happy you stopped by my page! I’m Mari Nelson, the owner, designer and creator of Mariposa Jewelry Works. The booth I developed is a carefully curated selection of jewelry where in "treasure hunt" style, one will find unique, expressive jewelry designs and well crafted artisan pieces of the vintage, upcycled and handmade variety. All designs are created and/or selected from my perspective as a professional jeweler. Over the last year, I have been consistently hunting for alluring trinkets and have grown an impressive assortment of handpicked vintage pieces. I’ve also had more time on the bench in my home studio to create jewelry designs of my own. One of my main focuses in this arena has been through a process called “upcycling”, where using my experience with jewelry restoration and repair, I combine multiple components of broken, abandoned or otherwise unwearable sterling silver jewelry pieces from the past and refashion them into an entirely new artisan piece. This recycling process not only allows for old pieces (or parts of them) to continue to be enjoyed for many years to come but also diverts materials that might otherwise have been scraped, from entering the waste stream. I also continually seek avenues to source jewelry for my booth that help to provide artisans, as well as myself, a dignified standard of living. I have a high level of respect for jewelers in Taxco, Mexico who are known for creating some of the most imaginative jewelry in the world. I have continued to work with them over the past year to add jewelry selections with their touch of fine design and craftsmanship in silver to my booth. All in all, I have an adoring affection for each and every one of the pieces I feature and it truly delights me to share the pleasure they bring to me with the rest of the world.
It has been about a couple years now since I left my full time bench jeweler position in downtown Seattle to give self employment a go. What an exciting and challenging adventure it has been! Aside from the work with my booth, I have been contracting bench work with other local jewelry designers to help them execute their ideas. I’ve also acquired clients with whom I’ve worked on some great custom jewelry and repair projects. I am always open for more of this type of work so if you or someone you know has a jewelry project in mind, be in touch! I’ve grown a lot over the past year with thanks to many of you for your support. Below are links to my Etsy and Ebay shops. There are also links to my social media where you can support my business without having to purchase anything. A simple like, comment, or share helps get my name and business out there. Thanks to everyone for the continued support!
WHERE TO PURCHASE:
Swing by my booth monthly on the second Saturday of the month at Sodo Flea Market, The next Saturday market I'll attend is September 8, 2018.
On occasional Sunday's you can find me at Fremont Sunday Market. The next Sunday you'll find me there is TBA.
I'm on Ebay! Click on the active link for a revolving selection of my jewelry offerings there.
I'm on Etsy! Click on the active link (and check back often) for an ever growing assortment of MJW's vintage, upcycled and handmade pieces.
M&M Jewelry Studio is a collaboration between my life companion and jewelry colleague, Misbah Rehman, and I where we offer high end custom handcrafted jewelry and jewelry repair services. We'd love to work with you on creating your dream custom engagement ring!
Come say hi at the:
Wintergrass Music Festival, February 22-25th, 2018
Snohomish Benefit Market, Snohomish Washington, Saturday April 21, 2018.
University District Street Fair, May 19-20th, 2018.
Seattle PrideFest, Saturday June 23rd, 2018
West Seattle Summer Fest, July 13-15th, 2018
Shipwreck Fest, Anarcortes, Washington, July 21, 2018.
Taste of Edmonds, Edmonds Washington, August 10-12, 2018.
Dia De Muertos Festival, The Armory at Seattle Center, October 27-28, 2018.
GET IN TOUCH:
If you're looking for a specific piece of jewelry, would like to have a piece custom made or need a repair, I'd love to hear from you:E: firstname.lastname@example.orgP: 1-207-939-9695
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