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I've been honing my craft as a metalsmith since 2005 and received my B.F.A. in Metals from the University of Washington in 2008. I love being able to saw, hammer, solder and sand a deceptively unyielding material into something wearable and beautiful.

I've been a history buff even longer, which led me to study in England for my MA in the conservation and restoration of historical metalwork. Being immersed in this field for two years allowed me to explore the many ways metal objects, from candlesticks to cannons, are made and degrade over time and how to treat the consequences of this degradation.

These jewelry pieces were born from my love of metal, history, and stories. My focus is not on producing exact…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 18
  • Joined July 27, 2007

Favorite materials

silver, silk veeeeeelvet, pearls, brass

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About

Please read my policy page for shipping info: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DorothyCheng/policy

I've been honing my craft as a metalsmith since 2005 and received my B.F.A. in Metals from the University of Washington in 2008. I love being able to saw, hammer, solder and sand a deceptively unyielding material into something wearable and beautiful.

I've been a history buff even longer, which led me to study in England for my MA in the conservation and restoration of historical metalwork. Being immersed in this field for two years allowed me to explore the many ways metal objects, from candlesticks to cannons, are made and degrade over time and how to treat the consequences of this degradation.

These jewelry pieces were born from my love of metal, history, and stories. My focus is not on producing exact historical jewelry replicas, but interpreting and distilling snippets of history and literature into wearable art for smart, modern women.

When I'm not researching or in the studio, I hang with feline royalty - Louis XIV and William of Orange. I make lists. I drool over beautiful clothes. I bake. I trawl Etsy for interesting, handmade shoes.

To keep up-to-date on what is in the works for Dorothy Cheng Jewelry, join my fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dorothy-Cheng-Jewelry/161570383876979

To see more (including one of a kind work inspired by female medieval saints), please visit my website at www.dorothychengjewelry.com.

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