Unique Handmade Jewelry with Pacific Northwest Gemstones

As a jewelry designer and lapidary artist, I take the term "handcrafted" very seriously.

Being a business owner, I always had my heart set on making unique and sustainably sourced products. Woodland Metalsmith is a small handmade business that creates jewelry with Pacific Northwest beach stones.

My name is Kahlia, a Washington State native and rock enthusiast. My passion is to turn beach gems into jewelry! Let me show you how.
Beach combing in Washington State

Setting off on a rainy beach day in Washington State to find some gems!

Pacific Northwest Gemstones

Each piece of jewelry is truly made with love. These gemstones are hand-picked from local beaches and river beds on the Olympic Peninsula. Some of my personal favorite stones include Jasper, Agates and fossils. The rock hounding and beach combing aspect of my work is a very important and intentional part of the process. It's not just a hobby, it's a job that happens to be quite fun and exciting! 
Yellow Jasper beach stone with Agate veins

Yellow Agate beach stone with Agate veins!

Lapidary Process

Lapidary is an interesting process which involves cutting, shaping and polishing stones. These local gemstones are then used as cabochons for stone setting! Doing the lapidary work myself, I am able to freely create cabochon shapes and styles I wouldn't normally be able to purchase. This process makes my jewelry unique and 100% handmade.
Needless to say, it's really nice knowing exactly where your gemstones comes from.
Handmade Yellow Jasper cabochons for jewelry making

The Yellow Jasper made into cabochons for making jewelry.

Metalsmithing Technique

All jewelry at Woodland Metalsmith is entirely designed and created by me, the artist. Once I've completed my lapidary work, I head to the bench to start drawing designs, sawing sheet metal, soldering it together, filing and then sanding. There's a lot of in-between processes, but this is the overall scope of my work. Then, I set the stones and seal up the metal to preserve the luster.
Yellow Jasper Jewelry Set
The cabochons set in copper to make this precious jewelry set!

Types of Jewelry Found at Woodland Metalsmith

Gemstone Necklaces

Gemstone necklaces are handmade with pure copper, sometimes sterling silver and brass, and hand picked gemstones. The adjustable black cord that the pendant hangs from is comfortable and durable! The cord extends up to 28 inches for you to pull it over your head. Then, you just tighten it to the length you prefer! Super easy.

Gemstone Earrings

 Gemstone earrings are delicately handcrafted with hypoallergenic niobium hooks. These hooks are great for ultra sensitive skin and give the earrings a mixed-metal look. Find simple earrings or statement earrings, the choice is yours!

All earrings come with silicone backers.

All gemstone rings are adjustable as well to account for finger fluctuation, and they are extremely comfortable! Made with 14 gauge wire, they are sturdy and just small enough to barely notice you are wearing it.

Jewelry for Everyone

Most jewelry is made for both men and women. The designs are intentionally made all-inclusive, with a few more feminine and masculine designs available. Natural gemstone jewelry makes great gifts for your mother, daughter, son or husband.

Why Buy from Woodland Metalsmith?

  • Spiritual healing from gemstones. Each type of stone has different properties, available to read in each product description.
  • Reduced packaging waste. Woodland Metalsmith ships jewelry exclusively within the US, using eco friendly paper packaging
  • Using local gemstones cuts down on unethical mass mining.
  • Solid metals are coated. Never plated, no exceptions.
  • A truly local handmade business.

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