Hello, my name is Amber!
I use raw materials, like wire and metal sheet, to turn my designs in tiny pieces of wearable art. Currently, I work with karat gold, sterling silver (nickel-free), niobium, titanium and 316L steel.
All the silver and gold charms that I use in my work are exclusive to Metal Lotus - they each start out as whimsical drawings in my sketchbook before I cut them from sheets of gold and silver. I do all the design work, cutting, soldering, welding and polishing in my own studio.
In addition to designing my own charms from scratch, I also form every single nose hoop, and hand set all the stones in my shop using traditional stone setting techniques. No glue is ever used.
I enjoy working on custom pieces - if you have a project you'd like to discuss, please get in touch!