My name is Amber, welcome to my shop! Metal Lotus® is currently located in the Arizona desert. I'm the sole maker behind my shop, which means I handle everything - from the product design and photo taking, to handling the customer service inquiries and packaging the orders. My business is built entirely on self-taught skills.
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, Argentium silver (nickel-free), niobium, and 316L steel.
All of my designs begin as a whimsical drawing in my sketchbook before being cut out from a piece of sheet metal. Occasionally, I also hand sculpt my designs. All of the design work, cutting, soldering, welding and polishing is done in my own studio.
I also form every single hoop and make each tiny bezel setting from scratch. My stones are all hand set using a steel punch and a hammer. No glue is ever used.