Maggie Joynt Hope Mills , NC Mixed Metals

I have always found beauty in unexpected places, such as the surface of rocks outside my studio, or the frayed wings of a well-traveled butterfly.

Using various materials including leaves, paper, insect wings, and fabrics, I press patterns and textures directly onto sterling and copper. This process preserves the delicate texture directly onto the metal.

These abstract, organic, and textural elements continue to be evident in my work.

 

I have been making jewelry since I was a little girl, starting out with stringing beads and polymer clay. I took my first metalsmithing class while in High School, and fell in love with the medium.

I went on to study jewelry and metalsmithing at Illinois State University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, with an emphasis in jewelry and metalsmithing.

I started my jewelry business in September of 2006 by opening my own open studio and shop in historic Dillsboro, North Carolina.

 

I make all of my jewelry in my home studio in Hope Mills, NC. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques including forging, soldering, riveting, cold connections, and stone setting.


I use sterling silver, copper, brass, bronze, pewter, and stainless steel, accented with natural gemstones.

 

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