jewelry inspired by nature
and crafted by hand


Initiation Rites

July 14, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to work on a few custom projects that all went to the same home. It began with a gift from a grandmother to her granddaughter on the occasion of her baptism. Not being familiar with jewelry for infants (but very aware of potential hazards), I considered something like an ID […]

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Words leave impressions. So do hammers.

June 6, 2017

In this recent project, a bride approached me with a request to put together bridesmaid necklaces for her ten supporting ladies. She chose a word to describe a specific quality that she appreciated about them. She wrote each a letter telling them about the ways she had been inspired, affected and what she loved about […]

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Why you won’t see me at Artsfest or Foundry Day this year

May 26, 2017

While Artsfest, under new management, will be happening along Riverfront Park in downtown Harrisburg this Memorial Day weekend, you won’t be seeing metalledwith there. There are a number of other artists sure to make it worth your while. Foundry Day is a beloved favorite that happens right here in my hometown! It’s on June 3 […]

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Spring has Sprung! It’s our time to shine…

April 6, 2017

We’ve got the spring energy bug, even on the gray days. There’s something about that cool breeze and the warm sun that is irresistible after winter’s stay. metalledwith is going on seven years as a registered business! What a joy it has been, and continues to be, to forage in the fresh newness each spring, […]

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For the Love

January 30, 2017

As we look toward a little holiday whose symbol is a heart, I thought I’d share a little love. Use coupon code “4THELOVE” for 10% off our etsy store through Valentine’s Day. Also keep in mind our Textures 101: Hammered Heart Make-and-Take at 6pm on February 9th at the studio. Class fee is $35. Join […]

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2017 Class Schedule

January 23, 2017

The 2017 Schedule is as follows. Please keep an eye on the Classes Page for the most current information. (On occasion, when we plan dates in January for the following November, something comes up and we need to adjust.) Let’s make something together! Consider awakening your inner artist by taking a class (or two!) at […]

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2016 Classes: Lessons Learned

November 14, 2016

We think it’s safe to say that the experiment was a success! In 2016, we decided to offer more classes in the studio. Initially, this was an idea to help balance the workload/family life as Richelle learns how to run a small business while simultaneously bringing up baby. What she didn’t expect was the lesson […]

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Places Ring: Italian Lake

August 24, 2016

Remember that marathon ring for my sister in law? Well, my sister in law from the other side of the family liked it, too! This prompted my brother to request one for her birthday earlier this summer. Taking the concept of a place, I suggested Italian Lake, where they were married. Rather than using an […]

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Discount on Fall Classes Ends Sept 1

August 23, 2016

Back to school got you in a craze? Plan to set aside some “me-time” by taking a metalworking class at the metalledwith studio. Our Fall line up includes: October 8th, 10am. Workshop: Stoneset Ring October 20th, 6PM. Make-and-Take: Hammered Earrings (Soldering) November 3rd, 6PM. Make-and-Take: Torch Enameling We offer intimate classes with one-on-one instruction included. […]

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Metal Etching Recap

August 4, 2016

On July 16, we held a workshop on Metal Etching with the saltwater technique. We had fun and a full house with six talented participants! From backgrounds in etching for printmaking, jewelry artists on the side and day jobs as health coaches, transportation managers, native plant gardeners and in the behavioral health field, our participants have […]

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