METALLUM at THE TORPEDO FACTORY105 North Union St Alexandria, VA, USA
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METALLUM AT THE TORPEDO FACTORY
105 North Union Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Each of us is a survivor of something; illness, hardship, life, and it’s why we’re strong, confident, beautiful women. I hope my jewelry helps you express your individuality and personal style while making you feel amazing!
Perfect. You’re right where you belong!
"For years, I have been collecting and enjoying Estelle Vernon's jewelry. Her work reflects sophistication and elegance and can be worn night and day. Such perfection is rare.”
Life Challenges Sparked a Fire of Creativity
In 1996, I was a healthy mom of three, getting ready to plan my youngest son’s Bar Mitzvah, and out of nowhere, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
My life felt scary and my future suddenly uncertain, and I had to put my jewelry-making on hold to focus on getting well. When I was finally cancer-free, my passion for creating exquisite jewelry was stronger than ever before.
I learned how fleeting life could be, which gave me a new purpose and fueled my passion for helping my customers feel beautiful in their skin and expressing their individuality through my jewelry.
During my first vacation following my treatment, I felt vibrant and lucky just to be alive. While hiking, I discovered a fallen tree with the most beautiful design in the wood, likely from pine bark beetles. I snapped a picture, and this exquisite natural texture eventually became my signature design motif for my keum boo accented jewelry.
Inside the Studio: A Peek into my Process
“My work is inspired by nature, texture, and a modern elegant aesthetic.”
Using the ancient technique of keum boo, I add 24k gold embellishments to my Yellowstone, Bryce, and Japanese Textile pieces to create a deep, rich contrast in my designs.
This technique is applied to necklaces and earrings and is modern, distinctive, and timeless.
With a discerning eye for modern, elegant jewelry that is distinctive and versatile, I design with 14k, 18k, and 24k gold, sterling silver, gemstones, and a wide variety of pearls.
My pearl and gemstone rings, earrings, and necklaces are versatile and classic but never stuffy!
Regardless of the materials or inspiration, my process is detail-oriented and maybe even a bit obsessive. Excellent craftsmanship is a must. I work meticulously to ensure my finished pieces are as perfect as I can make them.
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