Unique, handcrafted, jewelry based out of Frederick, MD

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Unique, handcrafted, jewelry based out of Frederick, MD

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Announcement    Most of my sales are done on Instagram at the moment- see what else is available at @the_dwelling_gem


Last updated on Nov 11, 2019

Most of my sales are done on Instagram at the moment- see what else is available at @the_dwelling_gem


Stephanie Schaub

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Stephanie Schaub


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About TheDwellingGem

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On Etsy since 2016

Welcome to The Dwelling Gem!

Thank you for visiting my shop and taking the time to read about my origins as a designer. I learned about metalsmithing through college where I dabbled in most 3D mediums. I originally wanted to go for ceramics but the major I was in included metals and 3D printing as well so that's what introduced me to the world of handmade jewelry.

Just this past year in 2016 I learned the art of electroforming and that is when I made the decision to open up a shop and start selling my wears. I do traditional metalsmithing/silversmithing as well as electroform, and I aspire to eventually add ceramics into my shop as well!

As far as my products go, all of my jewelry is handmade from scratch by yours truly. Some of the findings, such as clasps and chains, are not made from scratch but if they are I will list that they were made in house. All of my necklaces do include chain which I can adjust accordingly if you desire the necklace to be shorter or longer, but the price of the necklace generally reflects the cost of the pendant. The chain is an added bonus therefore it isn't the most expensive, high quality chain. If you want an upgraded chain you can message me and that can most certainly be arranged. All of my jewelry is lacquered so that it holds the finish that I see fit for the piece. This finish will wear over time and the metal will eventually oxidize due to the nature of metal. If/when this happens to your piece I will be more than willing to re-finish the product for the fee of shipping it to/from me.

I test the durability of all of my jewelry, especially electroformed pieces, so I do not expect them to break. If for some reason something happens with any product you buy from me, please contact me immediately and we can work out something based on the nature of the incident.

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  • Stephanie Catinella


    My name is Stephanie and I am an independent artist that specializes in handmade jewelry, though I hope to add some other mediums and objects to my shop eventually! I went to Towson University for Object Design and I do instrument repair full time.

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