The idea of the American small town Main Street evokes images of humble mom-and-pop shops, selling simple goods to regular folks. Humble though they were, many of those shop owners formed the backbone of the towns who supported them. While most of those shops are gone forever, on Main Street in Racine, Wisconsin, is something really special. This is the beautiful work of Art Metals Studio, a small town business as engaged in their community as they are committed to creating beautiful jewelry.
Combining materials like recycled gemstones, conflict-free diamonds, and exotic and traditional metals, head metalsmith Christopher Sklba crafts sustainable jewels like you’ve never seen before. I’m particularly enamored of their mokume gane (wood grain) metal work.
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