Melody Baughn on Dec 6, 2015
Excellent service! Very pleased. Recieved quickly!
Patty K on Oct 21, 2014
Love this pendant! Arrived quickly and could not be happier with purchase.
I create well-crafted handmade jewelry ranging from organic and rustic to contemporary and sleek.
Metalsmithing is my passion and heritage as working with metal has been a consistent thread throughout my life. My father is a blacksmith and my maternal grandfather was a tinsmith.
As a young girl I hammered at the anvil and that sound, the malleability of the metal, and the transformation of shape had me enthralled. After earning a BA in anthropology and pursuing non-art careers, I decided to follow my love of and legacy in metal to earn an MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design after which I taught metalsmithing and jewelry design as a full-time professor in the Midwest. We relocated to the DC-metro area where I now make jewelry in my home-based workshop/studio.
I enjoy creating jewelry that illustrates a variation on a theme using new and reclaimed sterling silver and karat gold, gems and stones, and Tyvek. My work could be considered limited production rather than one-of-a-kind production, but no two items will ever be exactly the same as each is item is handmade by me using traditional and cutting-edge techniques.
I also create wearable and durable jewelry with Tyvek, a plastic paper-like product, generating visual and tactile forms inspired by my love of books and forms found in the natural world. Tyvek, is a plastic product that feels as delicate as paper, but is far more durable. It is in the duality of this material that I yearn to find a balance between durability and ephemeral-seeming and between intentionality and spontaneity in design and form.
Owner, Designer, Maker
I am a metalsmith/jeweler and I am honored when seeing or knowing that my work will be worn. I strive to design and create jewelry that has refined warmth and beauty—the kind of jewelry you put on and want to keep wearing.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Made-to-Order jewelry will be shipped in 10-14 business days after receipt of payment.
US Domestic Shipping: All items that are posted for delivery within the United States will ship USPS - First Class.