Name: Memory Muse Handcrafted Metalwork Jewelry
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Style: Bohemian, Offebeat, Fun
Prices: Most under $55 with some higher priced items
Shipping: No free shipping offered
An Etsy search for metalwork jewelry in Indiana led me to discover today’s shop, Memory Muse. I was immediately drawn to the natural beauty and one-of-a-kind style of absolutely everything in the shop. Each piece is truly a work of art and certainly unique. I had a really difficult time choosing my favorite pieces to share here! Owner, Sherry, describes her pieces in detail and really makes you feel the thought & care she puts into every piece. She pays a lot of attention to detail, and it shows.
What is the story behind your shop name?
The name of my shop Memory Muse is a very personal title. When I was beginning metalsmith, my mom was my muse. She encouraged me, was excited about my accomplishments, and always had great ideas for a new jewelry pieces. I lost my beautiful mom recently, and it was thru my memories of her that the muse is still alive.
Acid Etched Copper Tube Necklace $53, Orthoceras Fossil Pendant $48
What is your favorite part of the business?
My favorite part of being Memory Muse has surprised me. Talking with my customers has been a complete joy! The feedback, consulting on a custom design, or helping them tweak that perfect piece inspires me every day. They challenge me, and give me wings… and I absolutely love it!
Organic Boho Copper Hoops with Beads $28, Acid Etched Copper Dangle Earrings $18
How long does it take to make a piece of jewelry?
When I am in my studio, I will see shapes that I need to make. I’ll saw out an oval, and decide it needs texture. Maybe it will also get a fire patina. And then, that piece will sit on a special shelf for me to look at until it ‘speaks’ to me and says what it wants to be! So sometimes, a piece can take weeks to make:) Other times, ideas come fast and I can make a piece in a couple hours. It’s that muse thing…:)
Rustic Copper Trio Bangle Bracelets $28, Copper Cuff Bracelet with Air Chased Texture $35
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