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Handcrafted jewelry and forged goods by Master Metal Smith Timothy Holbert



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About DancingMantisJewelry

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On Etsy since 2014

Hammer, Fire, and Metal. Now it's a Party!

With a Fine Arts degree and 30+ years experience as a Bench Jeweler, I’ve branched out to open my own studio full time. I create custom pieces for my clients as well as offering my own jewelry designs.

My jewelry studio supports all types of construction including milling, buffing, soldering, stone setting, ring sizing, and virtually any type of jewelry repair. I specialize in hand-crafted jewelry pieces which are not machine made.

I’m also a practiced blacksmith with a full forging shop.

Beating on hot metal is my idea of fun!

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  • Timothy Holbert


    Timothy Holbert has been creating hand-crafted jewelry for over 25 years. A Master Metal Smith, he loves working with fire! Blacksmithing is a natural extension of his work with gold and silver.

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Last updated on April 30, 2022
We're happy you've come to Dancing Mantis Jewelry & Forge!
Master Metal Smith, Timothy Holbert, has been handcrafting jewelry and precious metal artwork for over 30 years. His creative work has been featured in art shows and on our companion Etsy Store, Booth88, for several years.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations.

We pack our items carefully and ship all items with insurance. In the unlikely event that an item arrives damaged, you should file a claim with the shipping agency.

Our items are hand crafted and small differences can be present from the images shown. These hand-craft differences give our items character, and are not an acceptable reason for return.

Custom-made orders are non-refundable and cannot be returned. This includes any jewelry which has been sized to fit.
We accept PayPal, major credit cards, and Etsy gift certificates.
All items shipped via USPS or UPS, insured with tracking information.

Should an item be damaged or lost, the buyer will be responsible for filing an insurance claim. Keep all original packaging and receipts, as you may be required to take photos or present the damaged item for an insurance claim.

We are not responsible for stolen, lost, or misdirected shipments.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in a custom piece, let us know. Tim will be happy to work with you!