sarametalsmith

Sara Thompson - Metalsmith

Portland, Oregon

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Next shop update: tba--currently accepting holiday orders!

Stillness Collection Relaunching 6/4
I'll be adding close to 150 pieces of jewelry made from cast branches and blossoms into my shop over a few days. New maple branch necklaces, blossom studs, hoops, cuffs, and more.

Spring Sale! 50% off select pieces. Sale ongoing.
I had some old inventory returned to me after a lovely boutique closed their brick-and-mortar store this year. I would love for these pieces to find a home.

With the ever changing world I've decided to come back to Etsy to start making jewelry again and slowly start to make my way back to being a jeweler. So many of my clients have supported me through school and have watched me grow up essentially. I feel like it's time for me to take a step back from traditional silversmith and enjoy making wearables again and reconnect through this time of great uncertainly. At the end of the day, I make things out of metal. It's what I know how to do. It's who I am. And I'm grateful to share my work others all around the world.

www.sara-thompson-metalsmith.com
www.instagram.com/sara_metalsmith

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 6, 2021

Next shop update: tba--currently accepting holiday orders!

Stillness Collection Relaunching 6/4
I'll be adding close to 150 pieces of jewelry made from cast branches and blossoms into my shop over a few days. New maple branch necklaces, blossom studs, hoops, cuffs, and more.

Spring Sale! 50% off select pieces. Sale ongoing.
I had some old inventory returned to me after a lovely boutique closed their brick-and-mortar store this year. I would love for these pieces to find a home.

With the ever changing world I've decided to come back to Etsy to start making jewelry again and slowly start to make my way back to being a jeweler. So many of my clients have supported me through school and have watched me grow up essentially. I feel like it's time for me to take a step back from traditional silversmith and enjoy making wearables again and reconnect through this time of great uncertainly. At the end of the day, I make things out of metal. It's what I know how to do. It's who I am. And I'm grateful to share my work others all around the world.

www.sara-thompson-metalsmith.com
www.instagram.com/sara_metalsmith

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About sarametalsmith

Sales 315
On Etsy since 2012

A jeweler and traditional silversmith

I apprenticed for a bench jeweler from the ages of 11 to 16 and learned the fundamentals of metalsmithing while gaining experience of making a living as a jeweler and simultaneously running a retail storefront on Martha’s Vineyard. I graduated high school at 16 and moved across the country to Portland, OR to start a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Craft with a concentration in Metals at Oregon College of Art and Craft.

I thrived at OCAC with the mentor-based learning and the support to hone my skills to develop my portfolio. At the age of 20, I completed my BFA and produced my first collections of silver vessels and spoons as part of my thesis work in 2017. Since then I’ve gone on to produce new silver pieces and exhibit all around the country at fine craft shows like the Smithsonian Craft Show and American Craft Council Shows.

With the ever changing world I've decided to come back to Etsy and start making jewelry again. So many of my clients have supported me through school and have watched me grow up essentially. I feel like it's time for me to take a step back from traditional silversmith and enjoy making wearables again and reconnect through this time of great uncertainly. At the end of the day, I make things out of metal. It's what I know how to do. It's who I am. And I'm grateful to share my work others all around the world. It has been absolutely wonderful to be supported and have the opportunity to nurture and grow my online shop.
Thanks for reading.

Shop members

  • Sara Thompson

    Owner

    I do everything from making the work to photographing and shipping.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Oct 6, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Each piece is wrapped in tarnish-free tissue paper and comes gift-wrapped in a small box and ribbon.

Sizing details

I size rings to the size that is requested at the time of the purchase. If you are unsure of your ring size, please send me a message and I will send you a pdf to help find your ring size. You can always stop by a local jewelry store and ask to have your ring size measured. If your ring arrives and does not fit, a local jeweler may be able to resize it. If not, the customer is to cover the cost of shipping the ring back to me. For most rings I can easily resize the ring (possibly for the second time) at little to no additional cost. Some resizing may be more complicated or delicate and may require a small fee for $35. I will cover the shipping back to you.

Care instructions

Even though jewelry is pretty, it is not indestructible. Please treat pieces well. Things can break from time to time. Even if you wear your piece everyday for years, I will try to fix it, just ship it to me. Rarely, there may be fees to replace a stone and repairs costs are determined case by case basis. The cost of shipping a piece to me is the responsibility of the buyer. After I will cover the cost to ship the piece back to you via USPS First Class.

Shipping

All orders are shipped USPS First Class (1-5 business days) for free. Please contact me if you need a faster shipping method, another carrier or would like to purchase additional insurance.

Lost in the mail

I ship pieces via USPS to the exact address provided at checkout. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail. If pieces are not delivered within 30 days, store credit will be issued. If pieces are marked as delivered but not received, it is out of my hands and please contact the shipping carrier for further assistance.

International orders

Due to COVID19, I have removed international shipping from my shop. If you are interested in a piece, please message me and I'll look at the cost and time frame.