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  • Meet Your Makers

    Holly Aubart

    Many years ago I gazed upon jewelry that looked like it had been dipped in copper, I needed to know the secrets of this craft.  Steven, along with the graces of modern technology, helped me discover this specialized process, ‘electroforming’. Whether collecting organic materials in the woods for my jewelry, or receiving naturally shed feathers, bark from ancient trees and wasps nests from my mother’s hobby farm in Northern Wisconsin, these words come to mind: beautiful, enduring, and unpredictable.  Like nature and life, crafting my pieces can be unpredictable and that is demonstrated in the splendor of electroforming.  When I first began electroforming, I made many happy “mistakes” but after years of practice, dedication and determination, my pieces, reflect their origins. I have discovered a creative outlet which incorporates both natural treasure hunting and patient dexterity.  Each design, distinctive and unique, cannot be replicated and represents nature both physically and symbolically.  My design aesthetic embraces a more organic and unrefined look reflective of the natural world. Each design is created from ethically and sustainably sourced materials. Do no harm is more than a saying, it is what I practice. I like to think of myself as a modern-day alchemist.

    Steven Jones

    As an adolescent I loved to demonstrate my love for art in my drawings, I had quite a knack for it. I truly find great joy in knowing that my creations are being loved by people I’ve met over the years. 

    Although I was a solo truck driver for many years, I now enjoy the social interaction at events and festivals. I love talking out our craft and excited about what the future holds. 

    I am compelled to make objects that are immortal, each piece is fabricated and formed with care. I am inspired by our natural surroundings as well as mother nature. 

    Holly and I moved to Western North Carolina at the end of 2015 with our dog and 3 cats. A change of scenery has been quite inspiring!

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    The Science Behind the Magic

    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. 


    We merge metal with organic objects through the process of electroforming. Electroforming is an intricate and specialized process. 

    The 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. 

    We Care About Our Products

    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.