Metal Wendler- Recycled gold and palladium handmade Bridal and Wedding Bands.

Offering recycled metals engagement rings, wedding bands and more.

Specializing in moissanite engagement rings, unique men's wedding bands and more. Many stone options available to create affordable alternatives for your wedding needs. Please contact me  to discuss your next unique piece.  

Limited Release Honeycomb Rings Now Available

Hello out there internets!

 Life has been very full here as changes have settled and production is able to take place. I moved to a new studio in Oakland, CA and have been gearing up for summer festivities. Meeting great people, loving friends and family, growing as the seasons bring challenges and blessings.

 In some exciting news, I have completed a small batch of Honeycomb Bee Rings in sterling silver, adjustable to your size! (Sizes available are 4.5-7.75.) There are only 9 available at the moment, and I am very happy to ship out for free at your ring size. All August sales help me fundraise for efforts to spend a little time at the Burning Man Festival.


 I will be shipping rings out until August 22nd. If there are any left, and you could not pick one up at the time but are interested in doing so later, you can favorite the item in my Etsy shop so you can easily bring it up for a later time. (Xmas time is a really busy time for my shop.)

 All rings are designed by me using CAD software, and are professionally cast by Jena Hounshell in San Francisco. After the ring is cast in sterling, I carefully clean up the rings by hand and applied a dark liver of sulfur patina. I then brush finish the ring, and lightly polish the honeycomb. This makes the honeycomb pop, yet is subtle enough to make a great accessory.

 To anyone who has encouraged me along the way, inspired me to make a move, play a little, and hug a stranger, THANK YOU!!!

 So grateful for the opportunity to continue creating. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a question, idea, or comment you'd like to share: metal (dot) wendler (at) gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Joshua Wendler

Tucson Gem Show 2014

Quite the adventure in Tucson, AZ. If you have never made it out for the gem show that happens every February, it is a bit difficult to describe the madness that happens there. More gems, jewelry, crystals, and jewelry aficionados than the eye can see. Yes there are a few major shows you should not miss (jewelry industry only, sorry general public). But for the most part the entire town is converted into a sprawling show. Every empty parking lot, or hotel room, a potential space to show wares.

 This year I met my CO business partners for a chance to shop the best shows together. I brought along a co-worker and friend from the Bay area. Minds were blown, worlds were expanded, fun was had.

 Definitely did not get enough pictures from the shows, but here are a few fun ones from the trip:

 
Epic sunrise crossing the California Desert. Almost ran out of gas near a state penitentiary. One of those moments you don't forget.  

Gold Nuggets from Tony and Nadine's booth at the Fossil show. Gold Nugget Imports, Australia. 

Replica of a Gold Nugget acquired in Victoria, Australia. Over 27 kilos... Sold in Australia. 

My business partner being silly ;p 

Amethyst Geode, JG&M Expo 


Smoky Quartz Specimen, hand for size reference.

Fire Agate, Mexico
Tucson Mountain Range


Desert drive.


Last stop in Quartzite for raw specimen. A shot of Jill being a desert dweller. 

Benchside: Honeycombs for Beezus, a fundraiser

I want to start updating with creative pieces that are in the works. Here is a simple honeycomb piece I did for a fundraiser my best friend is up to, (click here to see her art car project).

 This is thick guage brass and nickel silver, more of an experiment to see what was possible to pull off cleanly for the fundraiser. I'm excited to continue and explore this direction.


Honeycomb pendant, brass, nickel silver, yellow and orange sapphire 2.5mm round


  What inspires you? :)

~Wendy




On Discipline and Enthusiasm...

  "As artists, grounding our self-image in military discipline is dangerous. In the short run, discipline may work, but it will only work for a while. By its very nature, discipline is rooted in self admiration. (Think of discipline as a battery, useful, but short lived.) We admire ourselves for being so wonderful. The discipline itself, not the creative outflow, becomes the point."
 
  "Over any extended period of time, being an artist requires enthusiasm more than discipline. Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is a spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to the creative process, a loving recognition of all the creativity around us."

- Julia Cameron, The Artists Way (p. 153)