Monday, December 3, 2007

Meet Etsy Jewelry Artist: MckenzieJewelers

Olympia, WA native Jeff McKenzie is the phenomenal talent behind McKenzie Jewelers (managed by Lisa Hall). Jeff is a "master jeweler with decades of experience in jewelry design, production, repair and collaboration." MckenzieJewelers predominently features the North Coast Collection on Etsy. "This line is a collaborative effort between ourselves and Paul Wagner (designer and carver of the original waxes). This line is inspired by Northwest Native American folklore. Each piece is created in our shop using ancient lost wax casting, antiqued and hand finished. All pieces are produced in sterling silver, but are also available in 14k and 18k gold."

He describes his style as "modern with historical twist." McKenzie Jewelers is more than a full time job; it's Jeff's passion. He regularly spends 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, crafting his masterpieces. He plans to broaden his product exposure and "network with other fabulous artists/crafters to promote handmade goods and generate goodwill." His advice for fellow Etsy sellers is "to open a shop with well made products, quality images, list often, network regularly, join teams, take part in forums, be inclusive, promote your shop and Etsy as a whole. Please check out his shop:
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs


Anonymous said...

This jewelry is incredible! I purchased a piece and am very pleased with the workmanship and quality of design. The price was very good. I intend on becoming a collector.

Dharma Designs said...

It's so drool worthy! I'm sure I'll be buying some, too! :-)