Trade: Gemstone Finder
Locale: Washington, District of Columbia
"There's so much out there that is mass produced, so being able to say that every one of my pieces is unique and handmade is interesting to a lot of people."
Mallory believes that when people are shopping for jewelry, they're looking for something particular, something totally unique. And to accomplish that effect with her own creations, Mallory crafts each piece by hand — even if she's using the same design, each one will be slightly different. She sits at her studio bench or dining room table, starting each piece from scratch: hammering, banging and bending each piece of metal so it perfectly complements the gemstones she's chosen. Many of her designs are named after someone in her family, making each piece as special to her as the person wearing it.
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