Faulds Forge

Columbia, Missouri · 60 Sales


Faulds Forge

Columbia, Missouri 60 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Meticulously handcrafted jewelry and metalwork.
Stay tuned for the occasional run of old favorites.


Last updated on Jun 13, 2016

Meticulously handcrafted jewelry and metalwork.
Stay tuned for the occasional run of old favorites.

Heather McGuire

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Heather McGuire


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raccoonteur on Apr 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My favorite wildflower, the Trillium, is represented beautifully in this gorgeous pewter pendant. It is impeccably detailed with exceptional workmanship. It would look wonderful with anything as the silver chain & pewter combo is lovely together. Buyers will be extremely happy with any item listed in this seller's store & especially with the 5* customer service that's given from start to finish!

Sarah Bow Hartfield

Sarah Bow Hartfield on Feb 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Words cannot adequately describe how very happy I am (and my fiancé too) with how fantastic this ring turned out! Heather is such an artist and she did such an exquisite job with this wedding band! Jarrod and I are continually ecstatic over this ring, and he doesn't even get to start wearing it anytime soon. It's going to be hard for him to hold off on wearing it until the actual wedding day. Until then, we'll just show it off to friends and family while it rests in its box. Everyone who's seen the ring loves it almost as much as we do! I could continue to rave about this ring and Heather's fantastic work, but like I said, words cannot adequately describe our joy! Heather, thank you a million times, over and over! We are so happy with the way this turned out. You're great. Thanks for doing this for us! :)

Gina Valenti

Gina Valenti on Feb 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! I love these so much! They came well packaged to prevent damage in the mail, and they are very well crafted.

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A Passion for Intricacy

When I was young my family moved to Southern Sweden. During our years there, my mom began painting wooden butter knives, the carving of which was a popular folk-art as traditional as white geese and wooden clogs. From this venture she coined the term "butter knife syndrome". The definition is best described as an extreme, almost obsessive attention to detail. I like to think that I have inherited this passion for intricacy in my metalwork. I might not be using a size-zero brush to faintly trace the whiskers of a chipmunk perched on a branch on the handle of one of the fragrant cedar knives we still keep around the house. But whenever I variegate a leaf on the band of a wedding ring or look up the number of stamens in an apple blossom I can hear my mother's humourous accusations of "butter knife syndrome".

I have always loved the intricate, the small, the miniature. Things that take careful study inches from your nose to fully appreciate. Since before I can remember I have been deeply interested in the structure of plants. I would spend hours as a child examining flowers and dissecting them into their separate components in an effort to understand how they grew. To this day I begin all my sculpting with the components, a process that I believe achieves the greatest level of realism. My decision to pursue metalsmithing stemmed from my personal love of jewelry. I appreciate the closeness of jewelry, how it can take on a special, more personal role in our lives. I believe jewelry to be a medium in which I can achieve the greatest level of satisfaction, a unique art form that fuels my passion for details by providing a limited canvas .

I strive for attentiveness not just in my work but in the service I offer my customers. I promise you variegated leaves on your wedding bands, consistently lovely packaging, thoughtful responses to any questions or concerns you may have regarding your order, and a handwritten note of thanks upon opening your parcel. I want it to be evident to you that I care about your experience enough to offer you intricacy at every turn.

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Shop members

  • Heather McGuire

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi, welcome to Faulds Forge! My name is Heather and I live and work in beautiful Columbia, Missouri. My shop specializes in unique, botanically inspired jewelry and metalwork made completely from scratch using ethically sourced, recycled metal.

  • Val Kiln-er

    Studio Kiln Extraordinaire

    Val Kiln-er was salvaged from the scratch and dent section of the paragon factory and given a witty moniker before being put to work as head burnout kiln.

  • Gozer the Gozerian

    The Form Of Your Destruction, Assistant

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2014
Thank you for visiting Faulds Forge! Everything in my shop is either sculpted in wax by hand and cast in recycled metal or forged from salvaged copper wire and polymer. Please feel free to look around, inquire about a piece, or request a custom order.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I prefer to handle refunds and exchanges case by case within 30 days, so if you are not satisfied or your piece arrives damaged please feel free to contact me and we'll work out a solution. I am happy to offer free repairs up to one year after purchase.
I accept payment through Paypal for your security and convenience. I can only honor cancellations prior to shipment.
I ship all my overseas orders and heavier pieces in USPS flat rate boxes, whereas pendants will be mailed with full tracking inside a padded priority mail envelope. A 5 dollar shipping charge will be added to the list price for all US orders, and 10 dollars will be added for international orders (these charges appear at the bottom of each listing). I will notify you through Etsy when your parcel has been shipped. If you need your item rushed please let me know in advance and I will quote you a shipping charge. All items arrive ready for gift-giving in attractive, eco-friendly packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
I use predominantly reclaimed and recycled metals. I use only food safe, lead-free pewter scrap, reclaimed bronze scrap from foundries and a blend of new and recycled silver (unlike pewter and bronze, precious metals require some refined content to cast cleanly).