Shawn and Sean's Profile

About

Firefly Forge is our collaboration; Sean creates all of our metal work and I create the beaded pieces. With two demanding day jobs keeping us busy (Sean is an Art Director and I am a PreAP English teacher), Firefly Forge is our chance to be creative and to connect with others who love beautiful jewelry. We are passionate about quality materials and style, and we hope you too will appreciate the beautiful things we make.

SHAWN BARTON ZEIGLER

Shawn grew up, well... everywhere. Her family eventually found their way to Houston, Texas, by way of San Angelo and Grapevine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in English. After a foray into the world of upscale family owned boutiques, Shawn returned to UNT and received her Teaching Certificate in English. Though she left the retail world behind, an interest in playing…

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  • Born on March 13
  • Joined January 6, 2009

Favorite materials

turquoise, sterling silver, freshwater pearls, inspiration, lapis, garnet, citrine, peridot, anything that is real, anything that will last

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fireflyforge
handcrafted jewelry designed with you in mind

About

Firefly Forge is our collaboration; Sean creates all of our metal work and I create the beaded pieces. With two demanding day jobs keeping us busy (Sean is an Art Director and I am a PreAP English teacher), Firefly Forge is our chance to be creative and to connect with others who love beautiful jewelry. We are passionate about quality materials and style, and we hope you too will appreciate the beautiful things we make.

SHAWN BARTON ZEIGLER

Shawn grew up, well... everywhere. Her family eventually found their way to Houston, Texas, by way of San Angelo and Grapevine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in English. After a foray into the world of upscale family owned boutiques, Shawn returned to UNT and received her Teaching Certificate in English. Though she left the retail world behind, an interest in playing with colors, textures, and dimensions was permanently planted. Currently, Shawn concentrates on educating the freshman PreAP students at Ryan High School in Denton during the day, and when she isn't grading papers, she looks to the enjoyment of creating unique jewelry by combining a variety of stones of different sizes and textures.

SEAN ZEIGLER

Sean grew up in the shadow of the "piney" woods of Tyler, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas School of Visual Arts with two Bachelor's degrees, one in graphic design and the other in sculpture. He currently uses the Graphic Design degree at his day job while utilizing his metalworking skills from the Sculpture degree to create the silver components of our jewelry in the off-work hours. He is the one behind the design and manufacture of our signature clasps. Handcrafted one at a time, each is given its own individual bends and curves. Sean approaches the design and creation of jewelry with a Graphic Designer's eye and a flair for the contemporary while giving a nod to the traditional form.

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