Nothing is more perfect for March than a showcase that features metalsmithing and art! Check out these talented sellers who now use Shopseen to grow their businesses.
I’m Amalia, owner of a jewelry and metalsmithing shop. My business, named after me, is the combination of my first and middle name: Amalia Moon. My parents gifted all of their children with unusual middle names. The pairing has a nice flow, and since I design and make the jewelry, I choose to keep it simple and let my business really be an expression of myself. I feel wearing jewelry can be an intimate, personal, and tactile experience so I want to keep that connection with people by letting them know a human (me!) created the object they wear. I enjoy imagining my work travels through the adventures and lives of others, changing and evolving with their own experiences.
I started working on my business once I earned my degree in jewelry and metalsmithing, so I haven’t been selling long—about a year-and-a-half; however I’ve been working in the field for quite some time prior to my formal education. Currently, I handcraft jewelry with a modern and minimal design aesthetic. Recently, I’ve been busy working on some special new pieces, that I will be excited to showcase this summer.
Online, you can find me on my website: www.amaliamoon.com, where you can sign up for my newsletter to stay up-to-date on new work.
When I’m not working at the bench, I like a challenge, be it in yoga, aerial silks, home improvement projects or by riding motorcycles. Oh, and I can’t forget cooking! I love to try out new recipes, and I’m constantly rummaging through cookbooks and drooling over future endeavors.
Hammer It Out
Howdy! My name is Megan Russell, and I am metalsmith living in Austin, Texas. My shop name is Hammer It Out.
I opened my Etsy store in 2010 and have been expanding my product line each year. I sell at local craft shows as well. It is exciting to get to meet your neighbors, but it is just as exciting to know that people all over the world have work that I have created.
I make eco-friendly housewares out of stainless steel and bamboo plywood. When creating a new design, I aim to make each piece with as few joints as possible. It can be a challenge to find new ways to use old bending and folding techniques, but a fun one. The steel and bamboo that I use are sustainable; I source products that are made using less environmentally-harmful methods. Since I do not use paints or chemicals, each piece could easily be recycled, but it should last you just about forever.
I learned from a whitesmith as his apprentice. What that means is I work the metal cold. It is the traditional way that armor was made of plate steel. I have also worked as a blacksmith and loved it, but came back to how I originally learned when I started to design my own work.
My name is Jean-christophe Tabary (JC) from England. I am the owner of JAYCPHOTOS on ETSY.
I was trained as a designer and photographer in Paris, and after 20 years of working in different industries (web, print, mobile), I needed to get back to the basics. So, I dug out my camera and have been snapping away since. My wife convinced me to do something with it, and I opened my Etsy shop in November 2013.
I would like to say that I am selling feelings and memories through my photographs. Everything is based on a photograph, from an art print or a wall poster to a fancy cushion pillow or a New-York shopper’s bag. I am working on new products and quite excited about it! For the time being, I am looking for local new partners/manufacturers, and always seeking for the best quality for my prints, soft stuffing products, etc.
You can find me online on different forums or creative websites such as:
Offline?? I am always available for a coffee in central London!!!!
My wife has been creating things for children for a while, and she and I decided to start something together. I am working on a new shop with her, which will be opening soon. Keep an eye open for our new venture at: www.jaysanstudio.com.
I would like to go to San-Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo and some other places to work on new products.
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