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2024 Business Members

We are so grateful for our Colorado Metalsmithing Association Business Members!

CoMA is able to continue providing educational and professional opportunities to our members, student scholarships to the conference, and promoting the metalsmithing arts throughout Colorado and the West because of generous support from businesses like these.

 

Please visit their store/sites and support them! We are lucky to have a vibrant metalsmithing community and welcome all who support us!

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Denver Jewelry Studio strives to create a complete environment for metalsmithing artists.

 

We have a reputation for strong customer service and a community feel where everyone can share ideas and learn from one another.

 

We offer metalsmithing & jewelry workshops for people of all skill levels.

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Boulder, CO

Colorado Gemworks is a second generation lapidary, rock hound and artist from Boulder, Colorado. My father Lew Wackler has been in the gem business for over 50 years and has become world famous for his lapidary fantasy cuts, high quality cabochons and artistic knives. Now that I run my own business the goal is to provide my favorite gems from around the world and focusing on quality over quantity. Some available gems are but not limited to : Mozambique Ruby crystals, Damascus Steel cabs, Watermelon Tourmaline, Jade, Lapis, Sugilite, Dinosaur Bone, Elestial Quartz and much more. Colorado Gemworks is built on customer satisfaction and my clients from all over the world repeat business with me because they know they will find unique and quality specimens with attention to detail!

 

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Kim Harrell is a silversmith and jewelry artist who makes distinctly textured and clean-lined jewelry and silver wares primarily using precious metals. She studied at the London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design where she obtained her B.A. in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts. Kim was born in Denver, CO and currently resides in Aurora, CO where she runs her studio and teaches at The Art Students League of Denver.

 

Kim is the current President of the Colorado Metalsmithing Association (CoMA) and mentors emerging metalsmiths nationally. An experienced educator, she is available for group and private teaching and to speak about her work.

 

Kim’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in the USA and Europe. The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver acquired a set of her silver sculptural spoons that are currently on display in the Sculpture section. 

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Located in Louisville, Silver Peak Studio offers metalsmithing and jewelry business workshops taught by experienced metalsmiths in a small group setting.  Our competitively priced, unique workshops have a max of 5 students to ensure more interaction with the instructor.  Please contact Jen or visit our website for our upcoming schedule.


Silver Peak Studio

609 S. Taylor Ave Suite D

Louisville CO 80027


Jen Lesea-Ames, Owner

info@silverpeakstudio.com

720-819-6254

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Tuggle Designs was born of the mutual passion for one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry from husband-and-wife team, Matt and Lauren Tuggle. Their jewelry is a modern take on traditional design, where color and contrast guide the direction of each piece. Inspired by patterns and architecture, they emphasize contrast and negative space. Using traditional handwork, they demonstrate the highest-quality craftsmanship in their bold, yet wearable jewelry. 

 

They believe that more beauty and artistry goes into a piece when it is made by hand, and do not rely on CAD in their process. This makes every piece of jewelry special, intentional, and truly distinctive. They love to work with oxidized sterling silver and rich golds, with a variety of bright gems and diamonds. They believe that finishes are just as important as the design, and incorporate hand engraving, textures, and high polished areas to produce dynamic, compelling works of art.

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Krista Lavonas is a metalsmith who works in silver and mixed metals from her studio in northeast Denver.  She took up the torch taking evening classes as stress relief from her previous career and has been fortunate to be tutored by a few Colorado metalsmiths over the past several years.  She finds inspiration in the colors and textures of the stones she works with.

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DGF Studio13 is a sole proprietorship owned by Crystal Hinds, and is housed in TinkerMill of Longmont,CO. DGF began in 2007 and continues to grow and develop possibilities.DGF is focused on work that spans from general bench style jewelry to elaborate works of art. The work is organic in form, focusing on the harmony of a piece, working primarily in silver and various gems. Popular forms of work utilize casting, enameling, stone setting, and custom chain work. DGF is currently accepting custom work commissions and offering classes in all phases of jewelry making, such as beginning metalsmithing techniques, or custom designed classes and experiences. Contact DGF today for all of your metalsmithing adventures and beyond!

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An experienced degree qualified Jewelry professional, passionate about delivering exciting and memorable design concepts and high-quality finished jewelry

As a CAD design artist for fine Jewelry, I had the opportunity to work as the Lead Corporate Jewelry Designer for Hyde Park Jewelers for over 3 years and work with an amazing team of jewelers and designers for over the span of my career.

I am a firm believer in giving back to my community by participating in STEAM programs as an artist using applied technology in art programs at various locations including the Denver Science Museum, Wings over the
Rockies and I am currently engaged with the Arapahoe Community College developing a CAD and Jewelry manufacture program classes starting Spring 2023.

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Washington State, near Seatttle

360.207.1512

Now is the perfect time to advance your jewelry making skills! 

The world is crazy right now, we are all humbled. It IS important how you use this time, and where you put your mind! We have done our best to lower the cost of our courses, and create optional ways to get started. 

Let's take this journey together! Join our community and let's get creative! You will be with like minded metalsmiths from all over, working together and sharing their progress, while being mentored by master jeweler, visionary artist Kent Raible.

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The J. Cotter Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of contemporary designer jewelry. Jim Cotter is the proprietor of the J. Cotter Gallery in Vail, Colorado and his gallery has remained in the same location on Wall Street ever since 1970. His work is in museums around the United States and Europe as well as in many private collections. Cotter is best known for his use of organic forms and unusual materials and the originality of the work that separates him from others because his designs are unique, handmade and one of a kind.

234 E. Wall Steet, Vail, CO 81658 

(970) 476-3131

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Steven Jacob is a Father/Son jewelry company specializing in custom wedding rings. Founder Steve Midgett is an internationally recognized Mokume Gane and Damascus Steel artist and educator. 

Longmont, CO

303-442-1447

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Forsythe Fine Jewelry showcases contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing in the heart of Colorado. Owner Alexandra Forsythe brings over 25 years of experience in jewelry design, repair, and manufacture. Seasonal exhibitions and trunk shows allow us to offer a diverse range of artists and unique work.

900 South Main Street

Buena Vista, CO 81211

(719) 221-2336

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