MergingMetals aims to create an ethical and sustainable future by raising awareness of material sourcing issues and practices.
MergingMetals creates unique and unconventional wearables, each lovingly handcrafted and made with purpose. Why do we call them wearables rather than jewelry? Our pieces are more than jewelry, they are wearable works of art, wearable hints of nature at it finest.
Most organic materials used in our creations come from my mother's hobby farm in northern Wisconsin.
DO NO HARM is more than a saying, it’s what we practice. All bones, feathers, and insects we use in our designs are foraged from found or naturally deceased animals/insects. 100% cruelty-free.
ELECTROFORMING, THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE MAGIC!
We merge metal with organic objects through the process of electroforming. Electroforming is an intricate and specialized process.
First we hand paint any area we want to become copper with a conductive paint. Then the piece goes into a copper sulfate, sulfuric acid solution along with copper bars. We hook the item up to electricity and over time (24-72 hours) the copper from the bars is transferred anywhere we painted. Lastly we hand patina, polish, and apply a metal sealant to each item. From start to finish each piece takes approximately 4-6 days to complete. A lot of love has gone into each and every piece we create.
Proud member of the Ethical Fashion SOURCE Network and Common Objective.
The Ethical Fashion SOURCE Network is the world's largest online community of fashion professionals dedicated to sustainability.
As a founding member of Common Objective, we strive to build successful businesses, with a positive impact for people and the environment. CO's ambition, working in collaboration with our partners, is to take sustainable fashion from niche to norm.
We are also a proud member of Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association (M.A.G.M.A.). M.A.G.M.A. aids in the preservation of the mining history of Western North Carolina and the Southeast and to promote to new generations the thrill of Rockhounding and Treasure Hunting.