Lots of Fun Events this Holiday Season!

The Holiday season is just getting started in Downtown Racine! Following is a list of the fun things we have to look forward to in the next couple months. Stop in the store or call 262-633-0545 with any questions about the upcoming holiday season. See you Downtown!!!

Holiday Parade Wish List Event– Nov. 10th @10am-5pm

 Wish List sign-ups receive choice of one complimentary glass of Uncorkt Wine or Beer. No purchase necessary!

 

Downtown Racine Art Walk- Nov. 17th @4-8pm

New work from in-house artists. Limited Edition release.

 

Small Business Saturday– Nov. 24th @10am-5pm

Gift with purchase.

 

Cyber Monday– Nov. 26th @ALL DAY

See www.ArtMetalsStudio.com for details.

 

First Friday– Dec. 7th @4-9pm

In-store specials and refreshments.

 

Customer Appreciation Party– Dec. 7th @6-9pm

Gift with purchase, in-store specials, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

 

Downtown Open House– Dec 8th @10-5pm

In-store specials, refreshments, and raffle.

 

Hello, Fall!

As the summer weather leaves us, here at AMS we are looking forward to all the fun that the end of the year brings to Racine. Be sure to check our events calendar page for a full list of events and details about the upcoming end of year festivities. See you Downtown!!!

Please click through the gallery below to see a small sample of what we’ve been creating in the studio this season:

Contemporary Mokume Gane - Guest Artist Collections thru June 10th at Art Metals Studio!

This First Friday (June 1st) thru June 10th (Sunday) Art Metals Studio will be showcasing the art of several regional and national artists working in Mokume Gane, an ancient Japanese metalsmithing technique. In addition to our own collection, we will be showcasing the work of U.S. artists David BarnhillDavid HuangTheresa KwongJulie SanfordJames BinnionDavid Doran, and Julie Papageorge

Make sure to also visit the Japanese Studio Craft exhibit at the Racine Art Museum, and enjoy free RAM admission on First Friday!

Ready for Summer!

Welcome Boaters, Tourists, Locals, and Day-Trippers! We have so many wonderful happenings going on in Downtown Racine this summer, be sure to check the calendar page on our website for more information. 

If you wish to start a custom jewelry project this summer, click the contact us link on our website to set up a consultation today!

Join us for D.R.A.W. on April 21st!

Click here to see local artists, including our very own Chris Sklba, talking about the DRAW event on Fox 6 Milwaukee!

The Downtown Racine Art Walk is coming up quick, and we're so excited to share the new things we've been working on! Saturday, April 21st from 4-8pm, stroll the streets of Downtown Racine and check out what this wonderful art community has to offer. Stop in AMS (332 Main Street) for fun and refreshments, and stay to see examples and demonstrations of a few of the techniques we use in our workshop! See you Downtown!!! Click here for more information about this wonderful event!

Celebrate the return of First Fridays!

It's almost April, and that means everyone's favorite Downtown event, FIRST FRIDAY, is kicking off! 

Friday, April 6th, test your Gem knowledge by playing “Know Your Bling”!!! In honor of April's Birthstone, Diamond, we're holding another gemstone guessing contest. Stop in the store on April 6th, from 10am - 9pm, and try your hand at Diamond identification! Guess which stone is Diamond from the contest tray to be entered into a drawing for a super-sparkly AMS Diamond pendant! Guess wrong? AMS's knowledgeable staff will be there to educate you on how to tell the difference in the future. One guess per customer. The winner of the drawing will be announced on Saturday, April 7th.

Shine on!!! See you there!

 Diamond rings by Art Metals Studio.

Diamond rings by Art Metals Studio.

Personalize an Item for Your Sweetie!

Let them know how much you care and how thoughtful you are by personalizing your item! Many of our in-stock jewelry pieces can be personalized and engraved SAME DAY. Just ask in-store about different available styles and make your Sweetheart's day!

Below are just a few examples of in-stock items that have room for a personal message, name, or date! Click through the gallery or contact us to see more.

Fire and Ice Festival on Monument Square plus Restaurant Week Kick off!

On Saturday, January 20th, Downtown Racine is hosting a winter party that is NOT TO BE MISSED! The Downtown Racine Fire and Ice Festival is a FREE public event, with FREE outdoor Ice Skating on the square and FREE skate rental between Noon-5p. There'll be ice carvers, art and craft vendors, food trucks, and more! Click here for more information. Click here to view the event on Facebook.

 http://www.racinedowntown.com/event/fire-and-ice-festival/

http://www.racinedowntown.com/event/fire-and-ice-festival/


January 20th is also the kick off date for Downtown Racine Restaurant Week!

Let us be your shopping guides!

Does the person on your shopping list have a favorite "lucky" gemstone? Want to know the perfect AMS jewelry item to have engraved? Looking for a specific size or style? WE'RE HERE TO HELP! Feel free to call ahead (262-633-0545) or ask in-store for special assistance. We're happy to guide you in finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And as always, we offer FREE Gift Wrapping every day!

See you Downtown. Happy shopping!!!

 Holiday shopping in Downtown Racine, 1962. Image credit www.RacineCounty.net  click here.

Holiday shopping in Downtown Racine, 1962. Image credit www.RacineCounty.net click here.

Customer Appreciation!

Join us this First Friday, December 2nd as we celebrate you, our customers. Stop in between Noon and 8 PM for a chance to win up to a $100 gift certificate.  Specials and refreshments from 5-9pm. Also, receive a gift with purchase you'll be sure to enjoy!  See you soon! 

Holiday Custom Orders

With November at our doorstep, our attention turns to Holiday Custom orders. As artists and designers, this is our FAVORITE time of year!  Creating meaningful jewelry for our clients is a joy, and we feel honored to be a part of your celebration. 

Clients looking to have a piece made for the 2017 Holiday season should have their orders in NO LATER than December 2nd. If you are new to the Custom Order process, click here to learn more.

Contact Us or call 262-633-0545 for more information.

 Custom Earrings created by Christopher Sklba. Diamond, Pearl, and 14K Yellow Gold. 2017.

Custom Earrings created by Christopher Sklba. Diamond, Pearl, and 14K Yellow Gold. 2017.

Preparing for the AMS Fall Gemstone Event, October 19th-21st

Our annual Gemstone event is coming up October 19th-21st, and here's what you need to know:

  • 30% off ALL loose Gems ALL weekend long (including all loose Diamonds, Pearls, precious and semi-precious stones, as well as Gemstone necklace strands)
  • Special Thursday night Gem presentation with Kristie Zahn (see more below) 
  • Special Friday night Wine and Cheese mixer
  • Free packaging and gift wrap for all Gem purchases
  • Design service scheduling available for the Holiday Season

 

"Mind-Body-Spirit...and Jewelry" with Kristie Zahn

Thursday, October 19th from 6-7pm

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Mind-Body-Spirit.....and Jewelry; Can wearing certain gems or jewelry designs actually influence how you feel at a much deeper level than you thought?

Ever wonder why you seem to be attracted to certain gems or types of settings? Throughout the ages, distinctive pieces of jewelry with specific gemstones were worn not only for their beauty but were thought to carry an energetic property or "medicine " that would amplify desired properties such as strength, protection or abundance for the person wearing it. Modern research on Mindfulness affirms a connection between what we think and how we feel... but is it all just thoughts in our head? And even if it is, do our thoughts really influence how we feel?

We will have fun exploring various opinions and lore on the energetic resonance of gems, their colors, their symbolism, and certain indigenous spiritual beliefs on their meanings. Our speaker, Kristie Zahn, has traveled the world, spending time in study at Ashrams in India, with Peruvian elders in the Rainforest, and with Native American medicine people learning the beliefs and nuances of spirituality. She is a Board certified chaplain, and teaches classes in Mindfulness and stress management/meditation in southeastern WI. She will share some interesting ideas on how wearing certain jewelry/gems might just enhance your well-being in surprising ways.

Dazzling Fresh: Finding Glitz in New Places

Every custom project is different, and some are more different than others. We've gotten some fairly unusual requests throughout the years here at AMS, and our jobs are even more fun when we get the opportunity to take on new challenges. Check out the gallery below where we're highlighting some non-traditional ways to add sparkle- from a polished shark tooth or unusual minerals to faceted metal or alternative finishes, there are so many ways to shine!

Perfect Pairings: Matched Wedding Bands

Having the right ring to celebrate your style as a couple is important. Click through the gallery below to see a few examples of matched wedding sets that are anything but redundant.  

Finding Variety in the Halo Trend

The "halo" trend (encircling a center stone in smaller side stones) is as strong as ever! With that in mind, we want to highlight a few of our favorite variations. Click through the gallery below to see some unique twists on this timeless trend. All items pictured were either created by or purchased through A.M.S., so feel free to contact us with any inquiries!