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I started making jewelry about 8 years ago, to quickly move on to bigger things... metal work and blacksmithing have now become my love. I currently work for myself in pursuit of my own jewelry and steel forged work in Asheville and plan to continue with my passions by focusing more on my own business. I make a wide variety of functional steel objects, from knives to stools, racks and stands, and tools, as well as the adornment of jewelry. I appreciate your interest in my products.
If you would like to see more pictures of my work, please check out my face book page, JLMerrill Metalworks.
I use the zebra as a motif, for many reasons. I have a zebra tatoo on my left arm, and the zebra is a powerful animal to me. It is representative of the drastic opposites of life, dark and light, night and day, however you would like to see it. One cannot be without the other, and each serve a value to…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 20
  • Joined May 17, 2011

Favorite materials

steel, brass, argentium silver

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JLMerrillMetals
Specializing in handcrafted jewelry and...

About

I started making jewelry about 8 years ago, to quickly move on to bigger things... metal work and blacksmithing have now become my love. I currently work for myself in pursuit of my own jewelry and steel forged work in Asheville and plan to continue with my passions by focusing more on my own business. I make a wide variety of functional steel objects, from knives to stools, racks and stands, and tools, as well as the adornment of jewelry. I appreciate your interest in my products.
If you would like to see more pictures of my work, please check out my face book page, JLMerrill Metalworks.
I use the zebra as a motif, for many reasons. I have a zebra tatoo on my left arm, and the zebra is a powerful animal to me. It is representative of the drastic opposites of life, dark and light, night and day, however you would like to see it. One cannot be without the other, and each serve a value to life.
Zebras live in the wild and primarily have remained wild, as efforts to domesticate them usually fail. Zebras are social animals and tend to use their stripes as identifying characteristics, much like the differences in our own facial characteristics. Interestingly, their stripes also serve as a sort of camouflage, mimicking the tall blades of grass the zebra graze upon.
The zebras feral tendencies and natural beauty have and will continue to inspire me throughout my life.

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