•• c o o l m e t a l s
Finding cool metal pendants and charms is the easy part, but selecting which ones to
try and which to leave at the table is tough! Generally, I look for strong design, quality materials, and
fine craftsmenship. Vendors here create products that I love:
Patricia Healey and The Lipstick Ranch put the stamp on patina copper and
wrought iron, respectively; Jess Imports offers lovely satin smooth vermeil charms; Nina Designs has
an imaginative and impressive selection of precious metal charms, links, and components;
Green Girl Studios cooks up
amazing pewter beads, charms, and buttons literally
in their basement; and Elysium showcases Southwestern inspired sterling silver designs.
If you enjoy the items featured here, consider visiting their websites and supporting their business.
Many have a retail option or work with other vendors, like Artbeads, to make their products
available to the public.
•• d e s i g n s w i t h m e t a l
s t a i n l e s s s t e e l
These stainless steel pendants come from a number of jewelry suppliers,
but one trait they all share is sleek modern style.
p a t r i c i a h e a l e y
Patricia Healey easily has one of the most interesting booths at the
gem show. Her copper creations gleam under the lights - new designs! new ways to use past
components! - and she and her staff have good energy; a positive, happy vibe is simply there
around the booth. Her charming patina copper designs are all hand-crafted.
h i l l t r i b e s i l v e r
Hill Tribe silver refers to fine quality silver items (99% pure silver)
from the Karen Hill Tribes in Thailand. The higher silver content means it tarnishes more quickly
and easily than sterling silver or other silver alloys, but simple cleaning keeps components
as good as new.
g r e e n g i r l s t u d i o s
Green Girl Studios is a company in Asheville, NC that creates
some of the most imaginative and creative pewter components I've seen in 10+ years of
shopping jewelry components. They do all the work in-house, from molds to casting to
finishing, and dedicated craftmanship shows.