Jewelry, Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, Rings.

Emmaus, Pennsylvania | 20940 Sales


Jewelry, Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings, Rings.

Emmaus, Pennsylvania 20940 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Jill Italiano

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We take raw metals and forge them into little drops of love.

Welcome to The House of Metalworks! My Name is Jill Italiano and I am the designer/maker behind this handmade eco-friendly jewelry brand. I hand make each piece in my studio based in the Beautiful Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. I source reclaimed, sustainable, eco-friendly, recycled materials for the use in my line.

The focus of House of Metalworks is simple - to make eco-friendly, sustainable jewelry that is comfortable to wear everyday and will last for a lifetime of love.

Each and every piece is Designed + Created in the studio.

Every handmade piece is a great gift idea for friends and loved ones. We can gift wrap and include a personal note with a gift receipt upon request.

We ship using recycled packaging (Biodegradable cello bags, Paper Tape, Locally recycled Packing Peanuts and Biodegradable Peanuts) to cut down on our carbon footprint.

A little history about me...

I was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I obtained my degree in Culinary Arts at the New England Culinary institute. After 10 years in the industry and working in kitchens across the US, I was hungry for change and decided to settle in back on the East Coast.

While working for a gold importer, I discovered jewelry, and through it a new outlet for her creativity. I formally trained in metal smithing at the Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, CT, and founded fine jewelry line Jill.i Designs. Within its short years Jill.i Designs has been featured in magazines such as Bazaar, Red Book, Cosmopolitan, WWD, Lucky, New York and sold in Galleries across the US and Canada including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

I took a "creative break" for a while and worked for CFDA Jewelry Design Company Gemma Redux in New York, NY. While working full time as their Studio Director and Metalsmith I found a box of discarded metals at the studios. Feeling creatively liberated with this enormous find I started House of Metalworks.

Shop in Person at the House of Metalworks ~ Studio

303 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049

M - F 9AM - 6PM
SAT - 10AM - 4PM
SUN - 10AM - 2PM

Shop members

  • Jill

    Owner, Metalsmith, Chief Rainbow Maker

  • Kylie


    Kylie also has an Etsy Shop!! Check it out:

  • Courtlyn

    Jane Of All Trades, Rainbow Maker

  • Heather

    Class Coordinator

  • Bella

    Couch Sitter, Shipper, Assistant

  • Sarah

    Couch Sitter, Assistant, Shipper

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 16, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All of our pieces are forged from natural metals and the chains and cording have been selected and tested to be worn and stand up to the test of an active lifestyle. I wear my pieces everyday all day. I never take them off. I go from the studio to running, biking, yoga, swimming to shower. This line was designed to be comfortable to wear everyday and to last.

We initially give the charms a protective coating but it will wear off.
All you need to do is use a brass or silver polish and the natural luster will return. I like Maas Metal Polish.

If you feel you would like to send your piece in to be refreshed contact us and we can give a touch up here.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We can gift wrap and include a personal note with a gift receipt upon request.

Wholesale availability

We do wholesale our line to stores. Contact us to learn more.

Shipping Methods/Times

First Class Mail = Snail Mail ~ this is our most economical option but it is slow and takes some time for delivery. If you are looking to receive your piece in a specific timeframe we recommend Priority Mail.

Priority Mail ~ we recommend this if you want your piece in a timely manner.

Express ~ we check to see what is the speediest method (USPS, Fedex or UPS) when shipping.

Please be advised recipient is responsible for all customs fees/VAT Taxes.

USPS First Class International - This is a very slow delivery service. Packages aren’t always scanned along the way.

USPS Priority Mail International - an expedited international delivery service.

USPS Priority Mail Express International - The fastest international Option

Can I get an engraving on the flip side of my charm?

We can stamp symbols on the flip side but are limited by the size of the charm for text. Contact us with any text requests to make sure they can be done.

To add a flip side stamping to your order go to our extras section and add the extra engraving charge to your shopping cart. Note what you would like on the flip side in the comments section of your order when checking out.

The symbol I want is not in the drop down menu can I get it?

Etsy only allows a certain number of options on the backend so I can't put all the symbols on the list.

Choose "custom" and then note what you would like in the notes section of your order.

You can view our most current complete list of symbols on our website in our gallery:

If you don't see a symbol that you are looking for - contact us - we may be able to source a stamp to meet your needs.

Custom Sizing/Resizing

We want to make sure you can wear your pieces.

Add length to chain necklaces/Bracelets by using the "add length to your chain necklace or bracelet" listing in our "extras" section of the site.

Corded necklaces/Bracelets:
These can be made in any size for no additional charge - just note what size you want when checking out.

If it is one of our stock rings we can switch out the ring for a new size.

Custom Rings:
If you ordered a custom ring and need to adjust the size we can do that for a small resizing fee.

for resizing - customer will be responsible for shipping costs back and forth.