MetalBug

MetalBug

Blacksburg, Virginia · 122 Sales

MetalBug

MetalBug

Blacksburg, Virginia 122 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(45)

Announcement   Jewelry celebrating biodiversity

Metalbug supports sustainability and conservation, highlighting unique creatures everywhere. The majority of the sterling silver used in this shop is from recycled scrap silver---the scrap is melted into ingots and rolled out into fresh silver. The result is still 100% sterling silver, but the environmental impact of mining new silver is greatly reduced.

Announcement

Jewelry celebrating biodiversity

Metalbug supports sustainability and conservation, highlighting unique creatures everywhere. The majority of the sterling silver used in this shop is from recycled scrap silver---the scrap is melted into ingots and rolled out into fresh silver. The result is still 100% sterling silver, but the environmental impact of mining new silver is greatly reduced.

Charity Hall

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Charity Hall

Ant Earrings
$60.00
Oak Leaf Necklace in Sterling Silver
$56.00
Maple Leaf Necklace in Sterling Silver
$56.00
Two Leaves Silver and Copper Botanical Earrings
$42.00
Blue Green Wing Cloisonne Enamel Necklace
$170.00
Silver Wings Necklace
$62.00
Two Leaves Silver Earrings
$44.00
Mating Dragonfly Earrings PG-13
$48.00
Teal Wing Cloisonne Champleve Enamel Necklace
$150.00
Silver Antlion Wing and Garnet Necklace
$84.00
Silver Winter Branch Earrings
$44.00
Custom Copper Pet Nightlight
$62.00
The Surprised Elephant Necklace
$60.00
Silver Praying Mantis Necklace
$60.00
Silver Poppy Silhouette Necklace
$60.00
Bird on Branch Silhouette Necklace
$60.00

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About

Biodiversity Meets Art

I am fascinated by insects and other species. When I was in college, I loved botany and collected hundreds of specimens for my college’s herbarium (a museum of dried, pressed plants). Occasionally in the field, I would witness these dramatic scenes; one of my favorite was watching a bug attacking another and eating its head while it was still alive. Or, I would notice the tiny insects back in the lab while identifying the plants and seeing them under the microscope looking absolutely monstrous under magnification.

I am trained as a metalsmith, and many of the techniques I use are the same techniques that have been using for centuries. I like the continuity and traditions of craft, but I also use contemporary processes.

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  • Charity

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My artwork is based on the fascinating biological details that I learned studying biology as an undergraduate. I am a full-time artist, but also spend plenty of time outside digging for millipedes and observing thousands of wonderful creatures.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 2, 2013
Thank you for visiting my store. I work hard to provide well-crafted jewelry. All insects/insect parts used in my jewelry are locally abundant species that have been humanely collected.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment through PayPal. Once your transaction has been paid for through PayPal, I will ship it off as soon as possible. (Please see Shipping Policy for estimated shipping times).
Shipping
I ship throughout the United States and will use recycled packing materials whenever possible. You can expect your package to arrive either padded in an envelope or in a small box. While my business policy is to ship no later than 2 weeks after payment is received, in actuality, I generally ship within 1-2 business days. Shipping is will be sent by USPS First Class mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the unlikely event that an item is received defective, please contact me upon receipt of item as soon as it is received. 

Returns are accepted for refund (minus shipping fees), provided the item is returned within 10 business days of initial receipt and the item is in the same condition as when it was sent.