Two creative souls, one vision.
The Heritage Collection is an evolving, collaborative collection crafted by me, with my husband, John Mettier. Featuring bold pieces of turquoise, lapis lazuli, coral, sterling silver + ancient bronze, this collection reflects our western roots and blended artistic perspective.
I'm so lucky that I share a passion for metalsmithing with John. He began working with metal in 2014, concentrating on rugged sterling silver rings. More recently, he has expanded his skill set to include lapidary, or stone cutting. Now, he works almost exclusively with locally sourced stones, including petrified wood, Arizona black jade and turquoise from Kingman.
Both of us find so much fulfillment working with our hands: carving, hammering, smoothing, polishing. Our shared studio space in Payson, AZ is a never-ending source of inspiration + peace.
In 2019, we finally melded our two southwest styles to create the first Heritage Collection. John handles the lapidary work: cuts, smoothes, and polishes. Then we place the stone in a beautiful setting so it can be worn with confidence and become part of someone's personal story.
Blending my love for textured metals and John's love for stunning stone work, we find harmony between masculine / feminine + gritty / graceful. Now, I don't know where his influence starts and where mine begins!
To us, the southwest is one of the most romantic places out there. The ever-evolving Heritage Collection is a product of the love we share for the wild,wild west, our home.