Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jewelry24Seven!

Hi! I'm Bob from Jewelry24Seven. My partner Terry and I really enjoy making jewelry. We've been selling our creations on Etsy for four years now, and we've found a great group of people there - the JET Team! Our team offers support and a fantastic community of like minded people with a common goal. This is extremely important and is a valuable asset to us ... people we can count on for great opinions, advice and inspiration! We love the JET team ... Etsy just wouldn't be the same without them!

Our jewelry is fairly traditional; we like to put color into it by using a wide variety of gemstones, glass beads, crystal and the odd found object. Pendants and necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings ... we love to make all types of jewelry. Most of it is made with silver, but we also make some copper jewelry as well!

The pendant to the left was made by me, Bob. It features a 25x18mm Carnelian cabochon. I like to vary my setting styles; this one has a hammered border that splits at the top, with a ring bail inserted through the extended border, which gives it a unique individuality ... while keeping its traditional style. This pendant isn't in our Etsy shop yet ... but it will be soon!

Jewelry24Seven isn't just about me, though ... My partner Terry has her own style and artistic vision. We're kind of a Yin-Yang designing couple ... our different styles balance and compliment each other. The shop wouldn't be the same without either of us, and by working together we can offer a fabulous variety of designs that will satisfy almost anyone who loves handcrafted jewelry. Terry likes to combine beads, wire and chain to create her handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The fabulous Onyx and Silver Bracelet on the right is a great example of Terry's style!

Once in a while, we combine our skills and work on pieces together! It really is fun to collaborate on a piece, each of us designing a portion and then putting the whole thing together as a "fusion design". We like to participate in the JET Team challenges this way, and we've created some really nice handmade jewelry together. This gives us a chance to use our skills and vision in a very different way; and makes us work in a disciplined manner - we need to be sure the piece will be attractive and make sense as a whole ... The Gemstone Necklace on the left was created for one of our Team challenges. I made the pendant; Terry made the necklace!


Dichroic Glass Ring by Bob
 A bit of our history ... Terry and I first sold jewelry together in 1983. We began by setting up a table on the street in Manhattan - NYC. We quickly moved up to street fairs and flea markets. We had indoor shops as well, in "mini - malls", and sold our jewelry in huge markets every weekend at local racetracks.

We started selling our jewelry online in 1998 - on eBay. The first piece we sold online was a pair of Terry's handmade earrings! The next step was our own website to sell our silver jewelry.


Moon and Stars Earrings by Terry
 In 2007, we found Etsy and set up a shop to offer our handmade jewelry designs. A short time later I found the JET Team, and we were welcomed as members. The JETs are like our family now ... I've become close friends with so many of the members. I can't imagine what Etsy would be like without my team!

Please visit our Etsy shop to see what we have to offer! You'll also find us on the web and on many social media sites. We're happy to make custom designed jewelry for you on request and even create rings or pendants for gemstones you have in your collection!


You can find us on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/jewelry24seven

Follow us on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/@jewelry24seven

Robert Edwards is a proud member of the Jewelry on Etsy Team - JET. He is a jewelry designer and metalsmith in New York City with over 30 years experience in the jewelry trade, specializing in artisan made silver jewelry and custom sized wheat chain bracelets. This article may be reproduced provided it contains this author's statement and all links remain intact. ©2011 Robert Edwards

14 comments :

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Bob, great blog post and beautiful creations from you and Terry.

Your Daily Jewels said...

I am so glad you write about you and Terry for a change! You are always so helpful to all of us. It is great to be able to celebrate you, and the beautifully made jewelry of Jewelry24Seven.

Shazzabeth Creations said...

Great to read a bit about you and Terry. Your jewelry is fantastic and you're always such an inspiration to the team!

Tracy said...

Great post Bob! Your work is just gorgeous. I love how you and Terry work together! What an amazing shared experience.

Michele said...

Lovely post, was nice knowing the journey of you and Terry and 24/7!!!! Lovely jewelry and shop!!!

Made By Tammy said...

Awesome Post! You and Terry make an Amazing team together that crafts Fantastic jewelry!

Thanks for the Jewelry on Etsy Team Stout Out.
Our Team would not be the same without you, Bob! Sharing your vast knowledge on e-business, marketing, websites, SEO (the list could go on and on)...has helped so many of us move to the next level. I really appreciate all your advice and support all these years.

Jennifer said...

I love the Jet team too, but it wouldn't be the same without Bob and Terry!!

JillreOzmay said...

Thank you for sharing about how you got started.. so cool! I love your story, AND your work :)

Erika Price said...

Great post, Bob & Terry - good to hear more about you both and your fabulous jewelry! I can't imagine what the JETs would be like without you, either!

WanderingJewel said...

Great post Bob and Terry! It was fun to read how you got your start.

TheSilverBear said...

What a great blog. So good to hear about who you both are & where you've come from. Love your work - you're both extraordinarily talented, & love having you on the team.

jemsbyjb said...

I just loved tapping into Bob's knowledge of jewelry making and all the tips on linking etc. His jewelry is just beautiful in person. Lovely team.

SendingLoveGallery said...

a talented duo, love their jewels!

Brooke said...

Great post Bob, it was nice reading how you and Terry started out. Fantastic jewelry too!