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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…

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  • Joined July 23, 2008

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Sterling silver, handmade beautiful stones, recycled, vintage, found objects

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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.

I find myself ever-exploring themes that pair me imperceptibly to my Idaho roots--flowers, mountains, weather, and the organic forms of nature. Simultaneously, my work has undoubtedly been influenced by the great Mexican silversmiths and the refined art deco style I have come to know and love in my time here in California.

My love for this art form has transformed me, and there's nothing more satisfying than knowing it's something that other people can enjoy, too. As an artist, I think that's your highest wish, and I am beyond thankful that my work has found homes and souls who love it as much as I do. I hope you find something here, too. Thank you for reading, looking, and supporting the handmade process and the artists behind it.

Follow my process on Instagram:
@ericafreestone

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http://www.facebook.com/ericafreestonejewelry

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