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.
As a lover of nature, I'm drawn to its rough yet refined beauty. Its ever-constant push and pull between texture and clean shapes, hard and soft, old and new, is what deeply influences the aesthetic of my work. Like nature, I balance the contrast of these elements when designing each piece. I describe the collection as Ancient Chic because of this balance. Ancient for its raw qualities and Chic for its sophisticated charm.
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.
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