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Tracy on Dec 18, 20195 out of 5 stars
The shop and jewelry are really lovely. Hoping to make a custom piece with her one day.
Kelsey on Nov 26, 20195 out of 5 stars
I messaged Melissa about a unique gift for my mom (a new grandma) for Christmas...Melissa was quick to respond to my request and hand crafted the perfect piece for her! I am so happy with the piece that she created and grateful to have such a wonderful shop just a click away!
SQuirrrel on Sep 2, 20195 out of 5 stars
This ring is just simply beautiful. The design and construction are flawless. So happy to have this gorgeous statement piece on my hand :)
Melissa on Mar 11, 20195 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful ring, thank you so much!
Abby on Dec 14, 20185 out of 5 stars
Very well made, fast production and shipping, lovely packaging!
Meredith on Nov 26, 20185 out of 5 stars
I cannot recommend frost finery enough! Melissa was so quick to respond to questions and extremely accommodating! I absolutely love my bracelets and can’t wait to wear them!! Her style is so unique!! :)
Jen on Sep 27, 20185 out of 5 stars
A very special purchase! I love it!!
Amber on Jan 12, 20185 out of 5 stars
Received in great timing & its so beautiful!!! Thank you! 💜
Logan on Jan 9, 20185 out of 5 stars
These earrings were a sensational gift and it was great working with Melissa to get custom-designed earrings that ended up being exactly what I wanted!
Hi-Tech & Handmade: Embracing the moment with respect for the old & new
As soon as I saw how metal can be melted, annealed and reformed I was fascinated and I haven’t been able to stop. I started drawing out ideas for simple jewelry that I wanted to make; it was a freeing experience to be able to design, make something, and wear it.
I joined the makerspace, TechShop, in Pittsburgh to help find new ways to create my designs. I embraced the laser cutter, water jets and 3d printers to help me better prototype, precision cut and take my designs to new places. These tools are helpful, but they only get me halfway. There's lots of soldering, sanding, forming, stone-setting, polishing, assembling, packaging and shipping that occurs as well. I'm proud of my hybrid process that mixes traditional and modern methods that continues to help me make gifts and daily-wear jewelry.
Making gifts for close family and friends that they’d want to wear daily is how Frost Finery was born. That really shaped my mission of creating staple pieces that can be worn every day. Staple pieces for me include, simple shapes and designs that look great whether they’re worn solo or layered with other pieces. I really strive for them to feel timeless, so you’ll still love wearing them in two years, or 10 years or 40 years out. And when you wear it, hopefully it reminds you of a time or a place or an event you're thankful for.
Frost Finery is grateful for the opportunity to bring these hand-crafted items to you and in order to keep them accessible we've partnered with a local metals company here in Pittsburgh, E.H. Schwab, a family owned and operated company for more than 50 years! It can be a challenge to do every single job as a one-woman show, so my friend Randy, who operates the fiber optic metal laser cutter sometimes helps me get my cuts done. In addition, our new assistant Archer joined the team and is helping to keep us on track by taking on lots of different tasks, including social media, laser cutting and shipping.
We are grateful to be part of the Etsy community, the made in USA community and our local Pittsburgh community. It is our hope that you love our items as much as we loved making them. I hope it sparks joy in your life and your home as it does mine.
Owner, Designer, Fabricator, Janitor
Owner, Designer, Jeweler
E.H. Schwab Metals
Turtle Creek, PA
E.H. Schwab has been a family owned business for more than 50 years right outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Their manufacturing facility includes: fiber laser cutting, CNC mills and machine lathes for tooling as well as CNC/PNC metal machining and more.
Red Sky Plating
Red Sky Plating team members average over 10 years experience in bringing the very best plating and finishing services. They are up-to-date with their technology, transparent about their process and always friendly and helpful on the phone.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
§ DAMAGED ITEMS:
Frost Finery cannot be held responsible for damages during shipping. Please purchase insurance if you are concerned about shipping damages or losses.
Frost Finery is not responsible for damages that occur when care instructions have been overlooked (ex: "do not wear in the shower"). Please pay attention to each items care instructions, they are all unique.
§ WHAT IS MADE TO ORDER:
Every item in the shop is custom made for you, there's seldom ever stock. Therefore, Frost Finery items take approximately 1 week and then items ship shiny and happy to you.
§ COMMISSIONING CUSTOM WORK:
A down payment of 50% is required before work commences. Please message me any questions about my process and what is possible and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
If you need to cancel an order please email me immediately. If an order is cancelled after the item has been shipped, then a refund will be issued minus the shipping charges.
If you have check out questions, please refer to etsy's guide: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Orders can be upgraded to Priority or Overnight mail (or additional services like insurance or delivery confirmation). Please let me know and I'll send you a Paypal request for money for the extra shipping cost. If your order is time sensitive, please let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Want to know more about how an item is made? If you haven't had a chance to check out my "About" section I have a detailed write up and a little video. Every piece is designed and fabricated by me with the help of my assistant Archer, the wonderful water jet and 3d printing machines at TechShop and soon with a metal laser cutter at E H Schwab, a family run metal manufacturing shop here in beautiful Pittsburgh. I'm always happy to answer any questions if there's something you'd like to more about.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I love hearing from other jewelry lovers!
Custom orders and wholesale orders are welcome, please e-mail me at: melissa [!at] frostfinery.com