“Craft is what I do all day. Art is what I have at the end of it.” ~Harlan House
I've been creating for as long as I can remember. As a child, I longed for rainy days because my mom would get out the "craft box" and let me cut, glue, arrange, and assemble away the hours. Thirty years later, I'm still cutting and arranging materials and enjoy every moment I spend making beautiful things in my studio.
Metallove started in 2007, three years after graduating from art school with a BFA degree in metals and jewelry design. I wanted to create an impeccably crafted, colorful, modern line of jewelry, with simple geometry as the centerpiece. My pieces have continued to evolve over the years but I always find inspiration in the natural world, lovely color shape combinations, and simple, elegant design.
A bit about the process... enameling starts with a clean, shiny piece of metal that I've cut to size. Enamel is a finely ground glass powder that is sifted over the surface of the metal and fired to 1500 degrees F in a kiln, thus creating a permanently fused field of color on the copper sheet. There is an element of the unknown before a piece is put into the kiln and so many opportunities for happy accidents. I'm always experimenting so please check back often!
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Owner, Designer, Maker
Making stuff every day.
The centerpiece of all the jewelry in this collection is brilliant color, created by vitreous enamel fused to copper sheet. Enameled colors never fade over time. These pieces can be worn for many years with the same vibrancy as the day they were made. All of the enamels I use are lead-free in an effort to maintain a safe working environment and protect the world we live in. As a practicing metalsmith for over a decade, my intention is to create affordable, exquisitely handcrafted jewelry with attention to durability and detail.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Money orders and checks must be received and cleared before I will ship your item.
Your jewelry will be carefully wrapped in a handmade origami gift box, with care instructions inside. All shipping materials are 100% recyclable.
Boxes will be sent via USPS, first class mail, within 1 week of receiving payment. For tracking purposes, Delivery Confirmation is included in the posted shipping costs for items mailed in the United States, but if you prefer to insure your package against loss or damage, please contact me and I will adjust the sale price to include insurance. International purchases and shipments are welcome.
If you prefer any other shipping methods… UPS, FedEx, overnight? Please feel free to contact me and I will happily work with you, adding any additional shipment costs to the price of the item.
Are you buying a gift and don’t have time to wrap it and send it yourself? No problem. I will gladly gift wrap and ship jewelry to anyone, and anywhere you like.
Because my studio schedule varies, I cannot offer pick up of your jewelry if you are a Tucson resident. Please plan to have your item shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
Full refunds, including original shipping costs, are offered within 30 days of your purchase. Buyer must pay for return shipping only.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom jewelry design is welcome! Contact me directly to inquire about that special piece you’ve had in mind. If you simply want a design in a different color, let me know and I will email you a photograph of color samples to choose from at no extra charge.
What about color?
Color is difficult to represent online. Although I work very hard to ensure my photographs accurately represent the color of the piece, different computer monitors and graphic capabilities can make the color look slightly different than the actual enamel. I can send color samples to you in the mail, with a postage-paid return envelope, for $5. Please convo me for more information if you would like to see samples.
Right now, unfortunately, I'm not really set up for wholesale orders or consignment. Because I work a full time day job, I don't think I could keep up the production level a wholesale business would require. My pieces are mostly one of a kind, labors of love and the prices I have on Etsy are pretty close to my bottom line.
Any questions I didn’t cover here? Feel free to contact me directly.
Thanks for visiting metallove!