FrostFinery

Pittsburgh, Handmade, Jewelry, Simplistic and Geometric

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 430 Sales

FrostFinery

Pittsburgh, Handmade, Jewelry, Simplistic and Geometric

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 430 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (62)

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Note from shop owner Hello friends,
I love directing my energy towards crafting beautiful pieces for you all to enjoy. We're taking a short break but know that we'll be back with more jewelry goodness soon. Much love, Melissa

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 19, 2019

Hello friends,
I love directing my energy towards crafting beautiful pieces for you all to enjoy. We're taking a short break but know that we'll be back with more jewelry goodness soon. Much love, Melissa

Melissa Frost

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Melissa Frost

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About

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.

Xoxo
Melissa Frost
Owner, Designer, Fabricator, Janitor

Shop members

  • Melissa Frost

    Owner, Designer, Jeweler

Production partners

  • 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

    Albuquerque, NM

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 1, 2016
Hello and thanks for stopping by the Frost Finery Etsy Shop. It's a solo show run by Boss lady, designer, fabricator and janitor Melissa Frost. Many thanks for choosing handmade and supporting small businesses. I hope each shiny piece of metal reminds it’s lovely wearers of someone, something or some place to be thankful for (that includes honoring yourself!)

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I hope that you will love my jewelry as much as I loved making it. If you wish to return something, please contact me within two weeks of receiving the item and then make sure to return it within one week after that communication. Upon inspection, the item cost will be refunded but not the shipping charges.

§ 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.
Payment
Frost Finery accepts all credit cards, Etsy Gift Cards and payment via PayPal.

§ 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.

§ CANCELLATION:
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
Shipping
The item will then ship via USPS First Class Mail, which takes 2-5 business days to be delivered (within the US). International orders are also shipped via USPS First Class Mail and usually take 10-16 days to be delivered (possibly longer depending on your country's location and custom laws).

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
Buying online isn't the same as seeing something in person, so I try my best to accurately represent the jewelry that I am selling. Please be aware that differences in computer screens and settings may effect their appearances.

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