Woodlandmetalsmith

Handmade Copper & Stone Jewelry

| Poulsbo, Washington

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Announcement    Currently offering you early access to holiday shopping!
- 30% off over 150 items!!
- Buy 2, get 20% off
- Spend $40, get 10% off
- Spend $80, get 20% off
- Spend $150, get 30% off

Welcome to my rustic, metalsmithing shop!

What you get ♥
Unique, long-lasting and hand forged artisan wears.
20 trees planted + gift wrap and free shipping on orders over $35!

Thank you for checking out my shop! My name is Kahlia and I am an artisan metalsmith living in the Pacific Northwest, where nature inspires my handmade designs. I create rustic gemstone copper pendant necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and what ever else my little heart desires. I love using locally sourced natural materials to create my one of a kind pieces such as real gemstones and pure copper.

As a self-taught metalsmith, I use techniques such as sawing, soldering, sanding, hammering, wire wrapping, stamping and oxidizing to create everything you see in my shop. Each piece can take several hours to create, with over 30 tools and materials to complete the project! There's never a dull day metalsmithing.

I am partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant 20 trees with every order.
Support reforestation and create a positive impact with your order ♥
Thank you!
Kahlia
Owner + Metalsmith

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Last updated on Nov 19, 2021

Currently offering you early access to holiday shopping!
- 30% off over 150 items!!
- Buy 2, get 20% off
- Spend $40, get 10% off
- Spend $80, get 20% off
- Spend $150, get 30% off

Welcome to my rustic, metalsmithing shop!

What you get ♥
Unique, long-lasting and hand forged artisan wears.
20 trees planted + gift wrap and free shipping on orders over $35!

Thank you for checking out my shop! My name is Kahlia and I am an artisan metalsmith living in the Pacific Northwest, where nature inspires my handmade designs. I create rustic gemstone copper pendant necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and what ever else my little heart desires. I love using locally sourced natural materials to create my one of a kind pieces such as real gemstones and pure copper.

As a self-taught metalsmith, I use techniques such as sawing, soldering, sanding, hammering, wire wrapping, stamping and oxidizing to create everything you see in my shop. Each piece can take several hours to create, with over 30 tools and materials to complete the project! There's never a dull day metalsmithing.

I am partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant 20 trees with every order.
Support reforestation and create a positive impact with your order ♥
Thank you!
Kahlia
Owner + Metalsmith

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About Woodlandmetalsmith

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On Etsy since 2013

A Tiny Metalsmith Shop in a Big School Bus

Welcome to my artisan metalsmith shop!

My name is Kahlia and I am a self taught metalsmith jewelry designer. I create natural, quality jewelry from my school bus tiny home in the Pacific Northwest.

The story begins with a car accident....

About 8 years ago, a car pulled out in front of mine without looking my direction and I hit them head on. My air bag didn't go off and I suffered a severe head injury among other ailments. I had to take some time off my front desk job due to my injuries. After weeks had gone by, and then months, my head aches never went away. I learned after seeing a neurologist that I had something called a Chiari Malformation, which I ended up needing brain surgery for later in 2018. I had taken a lot of time off from work and I desperately needed something to do, and I also needed funds to pay for rent, food and other basic needs.

I started doing macramé, which turned into a passion and full time job. Over the years, I learned how to wire wrap, and then I learned how to metalsmith, which I found is my REAL passion. Macramé was rather painful on my neck and shoulders, and after some years, I decided to let it go. It was a huge part of my life for years and I am thankful that I had it as a gateway into a crafting career.

After I had my brain surgery is when I finally started to heal. My headaches mostly went away, the pressure in the back of my head was gone, and I can finally do all the things I love to do. As long as I exercise and take care of my body, I feel great. My accident taught me how to take care of myself and nurture my body in a way I had never done before.

I started metalsmithing in 2020. I just decided to go for, discounting all my remaining macramé jewelry and saving up for all my metalsmithing supplies, which was NOT CHEAP, but totally worth it. I had no idea what I was doing, but it was a risk I was willing to take. Metalsmithing was always something I found fascinating.

There are so many things I enjoy about metalsmithing. So many parts to make just one piece of jewelry. Prepping, soldering, sanding, hammering, oxidizing, finishing, the list goes on. I never get bored making even just one piece. I think I have over 60 tools and various supplies at my disposal. Working with natural elements like copper and gemstones connects me to the environment I love most... nature. If I am not metalsmithing, I am working part time on a farm, gardening or going backpacking in the mountains. When I come home from nature, I am inspired to create.

My partner Ryan and I bought a school bus, as is, in 2018, around my surgery. We gutted it, and spent the next four
years building it into a tiny home. It's mostly reclaimed wood on the inside, with a little wood stove and beautiful hammered copper bathroom and kitchen sinks. Predictable :) We live in it full time and I have a nice metalsmithing work station in it. We recently bought land in Quilcene, Washington, where we are making a spot to put our school bus tiny home and then eventually I will have a separate little work shop on the property.

My take away from my personal growth is that sometimes hardship has to happen for us to awaken into a state of consciousness. My accident has taught me to be a caring and loving person, not just for myself, but for all beings. It has led me into a life that I thought I could only dream of, and I have no regrets of the things that have happened to me.

A little bit about my business....
I work with my projects partner Eden Projects, a non profit organization to plant 20 trees with every order.
All orders come in eco friendly gift wrap.
Everything is made and shipped by me.
If you have any questions, please reach out.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my work!!
Kahlia
Owner + Creator of Woodland Metalsmith

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    Welcome! My name is Kahlia and I am an artisan metalsmith. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way! Kahlia Owner + Crafter

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Last updated on Nov 18, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Jewelry Care

Keep your jewelry dry if you want your piece to maintain its luster.
I seal each piece with Protectaclear, which is a high quality finish. However, I always recommend typical jewelry care to avoid excess water exposure along with any chemicals you may come into contact with often. Taking your jewelry off when you are sleeping and bathing will make your jewelry last much longer.

Shipping Times

Typically 2 - 3 days processing times, however sometimes I go backpacking and it may take me an extra day or two to send an item out.
2 - 5 days domestic shipping with upgrades available.

How You Can Reach Me

You can join my newsletter at woodlandmetalsmith.com to know about shop releases.

Customs and Personalizations

Please contact me about custom requests if they are not available in the listing.

How do I learn more about Woodland Metalsmith?

Feel free to check out my About Section in my Etsy shop. Go to mettaweaving.com and read my blog about jewelry care and my metalsmithing process!

What's the return policy?

Your order is backed by a 60 day return policy!
If you're item breaks within a 60 day period, please contact me right away. I can offer some replacement parts free of charge, such as chains or clasps if you'd like, however I understand if you would like a return as well. I do not take returns on items damaged by water, so please read the care tips in the FAQ section carefully.