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Pennsylvania-based metalsmith Heather Stief is inspired by the natural world around her, vintage costume jewelry, and the antique goodies she's been collecting ever since she can remember. She can often be found rummaging through local antique shops, searching for inspiration and new-to-her materials to use in her jewelry collection. Using inspiration drawn from nature and the vintage costume jewelry she loves, Heather incorporates her vintage finds into shapes found in nature to create original works of wearable art with a fresh and modern perspective.

Darling: Heather Stief Jewelry encompasses a line of one of a kind work, and a small production based collection that is rooted in craftsmanship, the principle of reuse, and originality. She prides herself on the quality of craftsmanship in her work, while simultaneously keeping price points affordable and her jewelry modern and fun to…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 30
  • Joined April 9, 2012

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sterling silver, antique textiles, vintage fabric, buttons, gemstones, vintage costume jewelry, fabric, anything vintage, fossils, river rocks

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About

Pennsylvania-based metalsmith Heather Stief is inspired by the natural world around her, vintage costume jewelry, and the antique goodies she's been collecting ever since she can remember. She can often be found rummaging through local antique shops, searching for inspiration and new-to-her materials to use in her jewelry collection. Using inspiration drawn from nature and the vintage costume jewelry she loves, Heather incorporates her vintage finds into shapes found in nature to create original works of wearable art with a fresh and modern perspective.

Darling: Heather Stief Jewelry encompasses a line of one of a kind work, and a small production based collection that is rooted in craftsmanship, the principle of reuse, and originality. She prides herself on the quality of craftsmanship in her work, while simultaneously keeping price points affordable and her jewelry modern and fun to wear. Heather's work has a fresh, contemporary feel with ties to the past, but a nod toward the future–combining vintage goodness with a modern sensibility.

Heather's passion for jewelry design began in college where she attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and was exposed to all facets of a career in Fine Craft. After graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Crafts, she launched Darling: Heather Stief Jewelry in 2010.

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