Erica Freestone's Profile
I grew up in my mother's flower shop in the mountains of Idaho. From the time I was a toddler until the day I went to college, I was immersed into the creative force my mother generated as a talented artist and also a successful businesswoman.
My own creativity was always lovingly encouraged so I spent my youth exploring different artistic mediums--painting, drawing, theater, and dance. In 2006, I found myself in a metal arts class as a break from academic courses in college, and from the moment I held a torch and watched the magic of solder flow on hot metal, I knew I was hooked.
I fell in love with the process of forming metal into something both beautiful and wearable. I adore the feeling of a file against an edge, the tendrils of metal coming out of a sharp drill bit, the light of a diamond held in place by delicate prongs…
- Joined July 23, 2008