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Jan 19, 2015

by Cassie Gray

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello, Etsy! My name is Cassie Gray and I run Shop Clementine from my home studio in the rural hills of Western Massachusetts. I work with recycled silver and reclaimed gold, along with gemstones and diamonds, to make modern, minimalist jewelry. I’m also known to watch more terrible television than all of my friends, combined.

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I’m endlessly inspired by my raw materials — metal sheet and wire, sparkly cut gems — and by the simple geometry all around us. My collection of antique tools helps refine and form my pieces; I love the unique texture that only a century-old hammer can provide. I often make sketches when inspiration strikes, but my drawings look like a chicken was given access to writing implements, so no one ever sees those except me. Some jewelry pieces require a lot of labor and fabrication know-how, while others flow simply and easily. Once I complete a piece, I wear it around for a while, just to get a feel for it. Occasionally, it’s back to the drawing board. But most of the time, I keep those first samples for myself. I have about ten times as many rings as I have fingers. I might have a problem.

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Shop Clementine was born out of boredom, really. I was working a very cerebrally-creative corporate job, but I had total restless hand syndrome. I needed to make something tangible, so I revisited my childhood hobby of making jewelry. Once I jumped in, I saw that the pool was really, really deep and full of possibility. I attempted to teach myself to solder (warning: not recommended). When I realized that a propane camping canister and tin plumbing solder probably weren’t going to give me the results I was looking for, I took a series of intensive metalsmithing courses at several different craft schools. I love metalwork because it seems ever-evolving — there will always be a new technique to learn, a new tool to try, a new discipline to master. (Or, occasionally, attempt and fail and attempt again — and that’s totally okay, right?)

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Even while I’ve expanded my scope exponentially, I’ve continued to offer many of the designs that initially made my shop successful. No matter what new, cool, and potentially earth-shattering directions my work will take in the future, you will still be able to find the dependable basics that my line is known for.

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Next week will mark my ninth year as an active Etsy seller. (I feel like I should have the Oldest Living Townsperson cane over here!). To me, Etsy has been more than a platform or a venue: it has been the door to some of my most kick-ass connections and friendships. The Etsy community is full of wildly creative, supportive, and engaged people, and I’m so glad to call a lot of them my real-life friends. My business and my brand would not be where they are today without the love, help, and advice of some of Etsy’s best and bravest artists and makers. The future holds new horizons, ventures, and collaborations, but their roots will be here, in this dynamic Petri dish of creativity.

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All photographs by Shop Clementine.

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Rose Cut Black Pear Diamond Ring, Teardrop Wedding Set, 14k Yellow Gold Dotted Band & Peak Ring
Rose Cut Black Pear Diamond Ring, Teardrop Wedding Set, 14k Yellow Gold Dotted Band & Peak Ring
ShopClementine
$995.00 USD
Salt and Pepper Diamond Ring, Round Brilliant Natural Gray Diamond, Unique Engagement Ring
Salt and Pepper Diamond Ring, Round Brilliant Natural Gray Diamond, Unique Engagement Ring
ShopClementine
$1,630.00 USD
Three Stone Ring, Rose Cut Salt and Pepper Black Diamonds, Unique Engagement Ring
Three Stone Ring, Rose Cut Salt and Pepper Black Diamonds, Unique Engagement Ring
ShopClementine
$1,885.00 USD
Hexagon Engagement Ring, Rose Cut Salt and Pepper Gray Hexagonal Diamond, 18k Palladium White Gold
Hexagon Engagement Ring, Rose Cut Salt and Pepper Gray Hexagonal Diamond, 18k Palladium White Gold
ShopClementine
$998.00 USD
Natural Icy White Rose Cut Pear Diamond Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Hammered Band, Conflict Free Prong-Set Diamond
Natural Icy White Rose Cut Pear Diamond Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Hammered Band, Conflict Free Prong-Set Diamond
ShopClementine
$975.00 USD
Diamond Evil Eye Ring, 14k Yellow Gold, Stacking Diamond Jewelry
Diamond Evil Eye Ring, 14k Yellow Gold, Stacking Diamond Jewelry
ShopClementine
$575.00 USD
Salt and Pepper Diamond Stud Earrings, Rose Cut Black Diamonds and 14k Yellow Gold
Salt and Pepper Diamond Stud Earrings, Rose Cut Black Diamonds and 14k Yellow Gold
ShopClementine
$298.00 USD
Diamond Dot Mini Circle Necklace, 14k Yellow Gold Adjustable Chain
Diamond Dot Mini Circle Necklace, 14k Yellow Gold Adjustable Chain
ShopClementine
$358.00 USD
Black Diamond Hexagon Ring, Unique Engagement Ring, Rose Cut Hexagonal Diamond
Black Diamond Hexagon Ring, Unique Engagement Ring, Rose Cut Hexagonal Diamond
ShopClementine
$828.00 USD
Black Diamond Ring, Rose Cut Diamond, 14k Rose Gold Hammered Band
Black Diamond Ring, Rose Cut Diamond, 14k Rose Gold Hammered Band
ShopClementine
$398.00 USD
Rose Cut Pear Natural Diamond Ring, Unique Engagement Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Hammered Band
Rose Cut Pear Natural Diamond Ring, Unique Engagement Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Hammered Band
ShopClementine
$680.00 USD
Diamond Trio Ring, Unique Engagement Ring, Gold Pyramid Three Stone Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Stacking Jewelry
Diamond Trio Ring, Unique Engagement Ring, Gold Pyramid Three Stone Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Stacking Jewelry
ShopClementine
$465.00 USD
Men's Wedding Band, Hammered Sterling Silver, Bright Finish, Wedding Ring for Him, Man's Ring, Recycled Metal, Handmade Jewelry
Men's Wedding Band, Hammered Sterling Silver, Bright Finish, Wedding Ring for Him, Man's Ring, Recycled Metal, Handmade Jewelry
ShopClementine
$58.00 USD
Rose Cut Yellow Sapphire Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Hammered Band, Diamond Alternative Engagement Ring
Rose Cut Yellow Sapphire Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Hammered Band, Diamond Alternative Engagement Ring
ShopClementine
$365.00 USD
Ring Sizer, Plastic Ring Size Finder, US Whole and Half Sizes, Reusable Sizing Tool
Ring Sizer, Plastic Ring Size Finder, US Whole and Half Sizes, Reusable Sizing Tool
ShopClementine
$6.75 USD
Labradorite Necklace, Gemstone Slide Necklace, Sterling Silver Necklace, Blue Flash Gemstone, Floating Gemstone Necklace, Layering Jewelry
Labradorite Necklace, Gemstone Slide Necklace, Sterling Silver Necklace, Blue Flash Gemstone, Floating Gemstone Necklace, Layering Jewelry
ShopClementine
$72.00 USD
Double Strand Layered Necklace, Hammered Silver Drop, Two Chains Sterling Silver, Layering Necklace, Handmade Jewelry, Two Tier Necklace
Double Strand Layered Necklace, Hammered Silver Drop, Two Chains Sterling Silver, Layering Necklace, Handmade Jewelry, Two Tier Necklace
ShopClementine
$68.00 USD
Floral Dot Stud Earrings, Sterling Silver Dots, Sterling Silver Earrings, Sweet Everyday Studs, Flower Studs, Mini Earrings, 5mm Round Size
Floral Dot Stud Earrings, Sterling Silver Dots, Sterling Silver Earrings, Sweet Everyday Studs, Flower Studs, Mini Earrings, 5mm Round Size
ShopClementine
$30.00 USD
Rose Cut Diamond Ring, 18k Palladium White Gold, Prong Set Natural Color Diamond, Unique Engagement Ring
Rose Cut Diamond Ring, 18k Palladium White Gold, Prong Set Natural Color Diamond, Unique Engagement Ring
ShopClementine
$965.00 USD
Silver Blade Necklace, Sterling Silver Layering Jewelry, Unique Silver Necklace, Brushed Finish, Sliding Design, Modern Style, Daily Chic
Silver Blade Necklace, Sterling Silver Layering Jewelry, Unique Silver Necklace, Brushed Finish, Sliding Design, Modern Style, Daily Chic
ShopClementine
$42.00 USD
White Moonstone Stud Earrings, Elegant Gemstone Jewelry, 14k Gold Filled Post, Wedding Jewelry, Bridal Earrings, 6mm Size Scalloped Setting
White Moonstone Stud Earrings, Elegant Gemstone Jewelry, 14k Gold Filled Post, Wedding Jewelry, Bridal Earrings, 6mm Size Scalloped Setting
ShopClementine
$42.00 USD
Gold Teardrop Earrings, Everyday Sparkle Earrings, Gold Vermeil Curved Drops, Sparkly Metal Earrings, Brushed Metal Earrings
Gold Teardrop Earrings, Everyday Sparkle Earrings, Gold Vermeil Curved Drops, Sparkly Metal Earrings, Brushed Metal Earrings
ShopClementine
$26.00 USD
Silver Half Circle Studs, Crescent Moon Earrings, Sterling Silver Simple Everyday Style, Minimalist Jewelry
Silver Half Circle Studs, Crescent Moon Earrings, Sterling Silver Simple Everyday Style, Minimalist Jewelry
ShopClementine
$24.00 USD
Sterling Silver Galaxy Necklace, Sliding Dotted Bar, Celestial Layering Jewelry
Sterling Silver Galaxy Necklace, Sliding Dotted Bar, Celestial Layering Jewelry
ShopClementine
$47.00 USD
Natural Icy Diamond Engagement Ring, One Carat Diamond, 14k Rose Gold Band
Natural Icy Diamond Engagement Ring, One Carat Diamond, 14k Rose Gold Band
ShopClementine
$1,998.00 USD
Mini Diamond Ring, 14k Gold Slim Hammered Band, Canadian Diamond
Mini Diamond Ring, 14k Gold Slim Hammered Band, Canadian Diamond
ShopClementine
$198.00 USD
Sterling Silver Men's Wedding Band, Satin Matte Finish, 6mm Wide Thick Man's Ring, Unisex Style for Him, Handmade Jewelry
Sterling Silver Men's Wedding Band, Satin Matte Finish, 6mm Wide Thick Man's Ring, Unisex Style for Him, Handmade Jewelry
ShopClementine
$72.00 USD
Stamped Initial Necklace, Your Choice Gemstone, Personalized Jewelry, Custom Necklace, Sterling Silver Disk, Layering Jewelry
Stamped Initial Necklace, Your Choice Gemstone, Personalized Jewelry, Custom Necklace, Sterling Silver Disk, Layering Jewelry
ShopClementine
$48.00 USD
Strawberry Blonde Pearl Earrings, Natural Freshwater Pearl Dangles, Pearl Drop Earrings, Antiqued Brass Earwires, Handmade Jewelry
Strawberry Blonde Pearl Earrings, Natural Freshwater Pearl Dangles, Pearl Drop Earrings, Antiqued Brass Earwires, Handmade Jewelry
ShopClementine
$18.00 USD
Chamomile Flower Studs, Sterling Silver Stud, Flower Earrings, Pretty Floral Blossom, Simple Posts, Everyday Earrings, Casual Jewelry
Chamomile Flower Studs, Sterling Silver Stud, Flower Earrings, Pretty Floral Blossom, Simple Posts, Everyday Earrings, Casual Jewelry
ShopClementine
$36.00 USD
Morse Code Necklace, I LOVE YOU, Gift for Her, Morse Code Jewelry, 14k Gold Filled or Sterling Silver, Secret Message Handmade Jewelry
Morse Code Necklace, I LOVE YOU, Gift for Her, Morse Code Jewelry, 14k Gold Filled or Sterling Silver, Secret Message Handmade Jewelry
ShopClementine
$59.00 USD
Open Circle Necklace, Sterling Silver Outline Necklace, Simple Statement Necklace, Brushed Surface Sparkly Pendant, Everyday Jewelry
Open Circle Necklace, Sterling Silver Outline Necklace, Simple Statement Necklace, Brushed Surface Sparkly Pendant, Everyday Jewelry
ShopClementine
$38.00 USD
Golden Bar Necklace, Curved Tube Necklace, Sterling Silver Chain, 14k Gold Filled, Versatile Necklace, Layering Style Minimalist Jewelry
Golden Bar Necklace, Curved Tube Necklace, Sterling Silver Chain, 14k Gold Filled, Versatile Necklace, Layering Style Minimalist Jewelry
ShopClementine
$30.00 USD
Teardrop Opal and Diamond Ring, Unique Three Stone Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Hammered Band
Teardrop Opal and Diamond Ring, Unique Three Stone Ring, 14k Yellow Gold Hammered Band
ShopClementine
$698.00 USD
London Blue Topaz Ring, Sterling Silver Hammered Band, Faceted Gemstone
London Blue Topaz Ring, Sterling Silver Hammered Band, Faceted Gemstone
ShopClementine
$78.00 USD
Quartz Pyramid Earrings, Clear Quartz Earrings, Rock Crystal Earrings, Wedding Jewelry, for a Bride, 14k Gold Filled, Gemstone Triangle
Quartz Pyramid Earrings, Clear Quartz Earrings, Rock Crystal Earrings, Wedding Jewelry, for a Bride, 14k Gold Filled, Gemstone Triangle
ShopClementine
$45.00 USD
14k Gold Slim Ring, Hammered Facets Wedding Band, Gold Stacking Ring
14k Gold Slim Ring, Hammered Facets Wedding Band, Gold Stacking Ring
ShopClementine
$90.00 USD
Herkimer Diamond Necklace, 14k Gold Filled Chain, Rough Gemstone Crystal Point
Herkimer Diamond Necklace, 14k Gold Filled Chain, Rough Gemstone Crystal Point
ShopClementine
$48.00 USD
Long Gemstone Bar Necklace, Sterling Silver Necklace, Delicate Gemstone Necklace, Beaded Gemstone Layering Jewelry, Bridesmaid Gift
Long Gemstone Bar Necklace, Sterling Silver Necklace, Delicate Gemstone Necklace, Beaded Gemstone Layering Jewelry, Bridesmaid Gift
ShopClementine
$35.00 USD
Turquoise Stud Earrings, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Sterling Silver Turquoise Jewelry, December Birthstone, Boho Stud Earrings
Turquoise Stud Earrings, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Sterling Silver Turquoise Jewelry, December Birthstone, Boho Stud Earrings
ShopClementine
$49.00 USD
Faceted 14k Gold Wedding Ring, Yellow or Rose Gold, Wedding Band for Her
Faceted 14k Gold Wedding Ring, Yellow or Rose Gold, Wedding Band for Her
ShopClementine
$122.00 USD
Morse Code Necklace, YOU are SO LOVED, Secret Message Necklace, Morse Code Jewelry, Gift for Her, Sterling Silver or 14k Gold Filled
Morse Code Necklace, YOU are SO LOVED, Secret Message Necklace, Morse Code Jewelry, Gift for Her, Sterling Silver or 14k Gold Filled
ShopClementine
$59.00 USD
Salt and Pepper Diamond Stud Earrings, Rose Cut Gray Diamonds and 14k Yellow Gold
Salt and Pepper Diamond Stud Earrings, Rose Cut Gray Diamonds and 14k Yellow Gold
ShopClementine
$298.00 USD
Silver Spike Necklace, Mixed Metal Necklace, 14k Gold Fill Chain, Sterling Silver Charms, Everyday Necklace, Silver Dagger, Layering Style
Silver Spike Necklace, Mixed Metal Necklace, 14k Gold Fill Chain, Sterling Silver Charms, Everyday Necklace, Silver Dagger, Layering Style
ShopClementine
$48.00 USD
Palladium White Gold Ring, Large Round Rose Cut Black Diamond, Unique Engagement Ring
Palladium White Gold Ring, Large Round Rose Cut Black Diamond, Unique Engagement Ring
ShopClementine
$998.00 USD
Opal Stud Earrings Sterling Silver Ethiopian Opal October Birthstone Handmade Jewelry 6mm Gemstone Posts Iridescent Shimmer
Opal Stud Earrings Sterling Silver Ethiopian Opal October Birthstone Handmade Jewelry 6mm Gemstone Posts Iridescent Shimmer
ShopClementine
$140.00 USD
Silver Sawtooth Ring, Men's Wedding Ring, Wedding Band for Him, Rugged Ring, Authentic Style, Sterling Silver Ring, Handmade Jewelry
Silver Sawtooth Ring, Men's Wedding Ring, Wedding Band for Him, Rugged Ring, Authentic Style, Sterling Silver Ring, Handmade Jewelry
ShopClementine
$89.00 USD
Oval Necklace, Everyday Silver Necklace, Sterling Silver Sliding Necklace, Geometric Shape, Minimalist Jewelry, Modern Metalwork
Oval Necklace, Everyday Silver Necklace, Sterling Silver Sliding Necklace, Geometric Shape, Minimalist Jewelry, Modern Metalwork
ShopClementine
$36.00 USD
Large Round Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring, Unique Engagement Ring, 14k Yellow Gold
Large Round Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring, Unique Engagement Ring, 14k Yellow Gold
ShopClementine
$478.00 USD
Long Silver Earrings, Silver Spear Earrings, Long Dangle Earrings, Delicate Earrings, Modern Silver Jewelry, Sterling Silver Daggers
Long Silver Earrings, Silver Spear Earrings, Long Dangle Earrings, Delicate Earrings, Modern Silver Jewelry, Sterling Silver Daggers
ShopClementine
$32.00 USD
Pearl Dangle Earrings, Natural Freshwater Pearl Earrings, June Birthstone, Rustic Copper Earrings, White Pearl Dangle Earrings
Pearl Dangle Earrings, Natural Freshwater Pearl Earrings, June Birthstone, Rustic Copper Earrings, White Pearl Dangle Earrings
ShopClementine
$21.00 USD
Turquoise Howlite Spear Earrings, Long Dangle Earrings, 14k Gold Filled Chain, Boho Style Earrings, Turquoise Earrings, Southwestern Jewelry
Turquoise Howlite Spear Earrings, Long Dangle Earrings, 14k Gold Filled Chain, Boho Style Earrings, Turquoise Earrings, Southwestern Jewelry
ShopClementine
$45.00 USD
Golden Square Necklace, Geometric Trio Necklace, Gold Vermeil Squares, 14k Gold Filled Chain, Simple Everyday Necklace, Layering Jewelry
Golden Square Necklace, Geometric Trio Necklace, Gold Vermeil Squares, 14k Gold Filled Chain, Simple Everyday Necklace, Layering Jewelry
ShopClementine
$50.00 USD
Silver Diamond Stud Earrings, Geometric Shape Earrings, Modern Silver Earrings, Sterling Silver Post, Everyday Earrings, Diamond Shape
Silver Diamond Stud Earrings, Geometric Shape Earrings, Modern Silver Earrings, Sterling Silver Post, Everyday Earrings, Diamond Shape
ShopClementine
$34.00 USD
Blackened Silver Mini Earrings, Sweet Silver Earrings, Silver Circle Drops, Sterling Silver, Oxidized Black, Petite Earrings, Everyday Style
Blackened Silver Mini Earrings, Sweet Silver Earrings, Silver Circle Drops, Sterling Silver, Oxidized Black, Petite Earrings, Everyday Style
ShopClementine
$21.00 USD
Golden Circle Necklace, Large Round Pendant, Geometric Jewelry, Gold Vermeil, 14k Gold Filled Chain, Statement Necklace, Gold Jewelry
Golden Circle Necklace, Large Round Pendant, Geometric Jewelry, Gold Vermeil, 14k Gold Filled Chain, Statement Necklace, Gold Jewelry
ShopClementine
$50.00 USD
White Spear Earrings, Long Dangle Earrings, Boho Chic Earrings, 14k Gold Filled, Howlite Gemstone, Long Modern Earrings, Bohemian Jewelry
White Spear Earrings, Long Dangle Earrings, Boho Chic Earrings, 14k Gold Filled, Howlite Gemstone, Long Modern Earrings, Bohemian Jewelry
ShopClementine
$45.00 USD
Mini Gem Row Necklace, Layering Necklace, Delicate Gemstone Row, 14k Gold Filled, White Seed Pearl, Black Spinel, Golden Pyrite
Mini Gem Row Necklace, Layering Necklace, Delicate Gemstone Row, 14k Gold Filled, White Seed Pearl, Black Spinel, Golden Pyrite
ShopClementine
$34.00 USD
Diamond Cuff Wedding Ring, 14k Gold Open Space Ring, Stacking Wedding Jewelry
Diamond Cuff Wedding Ring, 14k Gold Open Space Ring, Stacking Wedding Jewelry
ShopClementine
$898.00 USD
Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring, Hammered 14k Yellow Gold Band, Unique Engagement Ring
Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring, Hammered 14k Yellow Gold Band, Unique Engagement Ring
ShopClementine
$334.00 USD

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