Hi! I'm Amanda Hagerman, designer and metalsmith. Each piece of jewelry created in my studio is crafted using a variety of traditional and old-world metalsmithing techniques, with an emphasis on lost wax casting. I strive to make jewelry that is comfortable, well crafted, and versatile, but never with a machine-made aesthetic. As a slow fashion designer, my philosophy embraces the maker’s mark on every finished design. Each piece is viewed as an individual work of art; my own personal touch of happiness to sprinkle into the world.
So, what inspires my work?
As a lover of outdoor adventures, I’m drawn to the rugged quality and deep-rooted history that rocks, ridges and ravines embody. They bring me peace and center me spiritually. Their fascinating texture, pattern, and repetition deeply influences the aesthetic of my work. Playing with these characteristics, my collection evokes an ancient quality with timeless appeal. It is bold and sophisticated, balancing old and new, raw and refined, with nature always at the forefront.
Amanda grew up in Lycoming County Pennsylvania. In addition to a B.S. in Art Education, she earned a B.F.A. in Fine Metals from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2008. She currently works and resides in the suburbs outside of Washington, DC where she enjoys spending free time with her husband Adam and two rescue kitties, Henry Aaron and Harper Lee.
All pieces are designed and made by hand, exclusively by Amanda in her studio.