MetalAndGrete

Handmade in the Dolomites

Andalo, Italy On Etsy since 2011

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MetalAndGrete

Handmade in the Dolomites

Andalo, Italy | 265 Sales

Announcement    Metal and Grete focuses on creating jewelry handmade in the Dolomites and inspired by nature

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Last updated on Jul 29, 2019

Metal and Grete focuses on creating jewelry handmade in the Dolomites and inspired by nature

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Grete Bottamedi

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About MetalAndGrete

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On Etsy since 2011

Metal and Grete

Metal and Grete focuses on creating handmade jewelry inspired by the dolomites and nature.

If you like original, playful, handmade jewelry and gifts made with passion you are in the right spot.
In my shop you can find one-of-a-kind pieces and collections, statement pieces, and smaller items. What unites them all is a unique taste and a happy, easy-going feeling.

Since I was a little girl I have loved creating things. I wanted to study jewelry design but… I got stuck in the “getting a secure job” mentality. I ended up doing the safe thing and studying engineering and architecture. However, my love for jewelry lived on and I started to create pieces with the materials that I used to make architecture models, a special type of cardboard made with wood paste.

I liked making jewelry with cardboard but I wanted to make pieces that could last forever. I started taking metalsmithing classes on the weekends in the nearby city of Vicenza, while working as an engineer during the week. Vicenza is a city with a long tradition in goldsmithing. I have great teachers there that continue to share with me their knowledge about traditional techniques.

I then quitted my day job in Trento as an engineer to follow my passion fully and I enrolled in a Metalsmith school in Florence, where I improved my skills and confidence.

Now I’ve opened a small laboratory-shop in my home village in the Dolomites, here I create jewelry inspired by the mountains and by nature.

I’m committed to giving great service to all my clients with special attention and dedication to a positive customer experience from first contact to delivery of your hand-made pieces.

When I’m not working at the bench, you can find me either listening to podcasts, reading novels or the New York Times, watching Netflix, cuddling with my husband or my cat, or visiting modern art shows.

Take a look at my pieces! I’m sure you can find something the would strike your fancy:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MetalAndGrete?ref=hdr_shop_menu

If you follow the link to my site on the right you can visit my blog (www.metalandgrete.eu) to find out more about the inspiration and the making process behind a sample of pieces. You can also see my other pieces that I have made for friends, family, and local customers.

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  • Grete Bottamedi

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Model, Blogger

    I've studied architecture and engineering. I fall in love with jewelry and I studied metalsmith. I recently opened a lab in the Dolomites where I create my pieces inspired by nature

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Last updated on Dec 19, 2017
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Is the shipping tracked?

The shipping method that I use is not tracked,I do not use tracked shipping because the cost of it from Italy is very high compared with the prices of my items. If you want tracked shipping or faster shipping contact me