Handmade in the Dolomites

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Note from shop owner I'm on vacation, I will open up again in the middle of October

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I'm on vacation, I will open up again in the middle of October

Grete Bottamedi

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Grete Bottamedi


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Metal and Grete

My goal with Metal & Grete is to create beautiful jewelry inspired by the Dolomites around me. My handmade pieces are designed to give you the opportunity to bring home a memory from the mountains, or to dream about them from afar. I work in a small laboratory-shop in my village, if you can come and visit me here, if you can't just click on to my online shop.

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.

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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 May 10, 2022
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