Blacksburg, Virginia

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting! Metalbug (Charity Hall Designs) will reopen early June.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Thank you for visiting! Metalbug (Charity Hall Designs) will reopen early June.

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Charity Hall


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About MetalBug

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On Etsy since 2011

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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 May 10, 2022
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.

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Returns 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.
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).
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.