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Getting the Band Back Together

Posted by Michelle Keller on

Photos from the past Union Studio Metals Jewelers

You may or may not know this but USM has a rich history and an interesting story (at least we think so), check out the full story on our Meet Your Makers page.

A brief synopsis of our business includes the following:

2008 start and run nonprofit teaching Craft classes in the Boise valley

2010 start making a jewelry line for the nonprofit

2011 buy a bag of crystals that told us to end the nonprofit and start a for profit: Union Studio Metals is born

Old Studio Boise Idaho Hoppe Building Jewelers Union Studio Metals

2012 Marge moves to Seattle and Michelle takes over the business (Michelle is very sad and misses Marge)

2013 Michelle moves to Denver and begins to work for USM Full Time!!

2017 Michelle and Marge are chillin in Seattle and decide Michelle needs Marge back and Marge needs USM back and the reconnection begins!

2018 Marge is back and the band is back together!!! 

Metalsmith Jewelry Artists Seattle Washington Union Studio Metals

Moral of the timeline story is that USM has always been a two lady metalsmithing operation as Marge has always been there whether in the front end of the business or in the back as a support system. To honor our awesome friendship and business partnership I figured we should share some past photos from when USM began, enjoy!

Nevada Blue Turquoise Stone Gemstone Jewelry Ring Union Studio Metals

Handmade Chain Silver Diamond Stone Necklace Jewelry Union Studio Metals

Gemstone Earrings Leopard Jasper Amethyst Rose Quartz Jewelry Union Studio Metals
Black Oxidized Silver Wedding Band Rings Union Studio Metals
Adjustable Gemstone Jewelry Necklaces Union Studio Metals

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Getting the Band Back Together

Posted by Michelle Keller on

Photos from the past Union Studio Metals Jewelers

You may or may not know this but USM has a rich history and an interesting story (at least we think so), check out the full story on our Meet Your Makers page.

A brief synopsis of our business includes the following:

2008 start and run nonprofit teaching Craft classes in the Boise valley

2010 start making a jewelry line for the nonprofit

2011 buy a bag of crystals that told us to end the nonprofit and start a for profit: Union Studio Metals is born

Old Studio Boise Idaho Hoppe Building Jewelers Union Studio Metals

2012 Marge moves to Seattle and Michelle takes over the business (Michelle is very sad and misses Marge)

2013 Michelle moves to Denver and begins to work for USM Full Time!!

2017 Michelle and Marge are chillin in Seattle and decide Michelle needs Marge back and Marge needs USM back and the reconnection begins!

2018 Marge is back and the band is back together!!! 

Metalsmith Jewelry Artists Seattle Washington Union Studio Metals

Moral of the timeline story is that USM has always been a two lady metalsmithing operation as Marge has always been there whether in the front end of the business or in the back as a support system. To honor our awesome friendship and business partnership I figured we should share some past photos from when USM began, enjoy!

Nevada Blue Turquoise Stone Gemstone Jewelry Ring Union Studio Metals

Handmade Chain Silver Diamond Stone Necklace Jewelry Union Studio Metals

Gemstone Earrings Leopard Jasper Amethyst Rose Quartz Jewelry Union Studio Metals
Black Oxidized Silver Wedding Band Rings Union Studio Metals
Adjustable Gemstone Jewelry Necklaces Union Studio Metals

Read more


Blogging... We're Still Kinda Working on it...

Posted by Michelle Keller on

Ok, ok, we're getting the hint that we should be blogging and sharing more about our journey through the jewelry world as the crazy ladysmiths that we are. Bear with us, we promise that we will put forth more effort toward the whole blogging thing. In the meantime, here are some photos from the road etc.

Sunset Travel Road Jeweler RV Life Oregon Coast Totally Staged Photo Union Studio Metals

Jewelry Booth Handmade Display Borrowed Thanks to Jamison Rae Art in the Park Union Studio Metals
Dogs Outdoor Jewelry Studio Metalsmith Oregon Coast Union Studio Metals

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Blogging... We're Still Kinda Working on it...

Posted by Michelle Keller on

Ok, ok, we're getting the hint that we should be blogging and sharing more about our journey through the jewelry world as the crazy ladysmiths that we are. Bear with us, we promise that we will put forth more effort toward the whole blogging thing. In the meantime, here are some photos from the road etc.

Sunset Travel Road Jeweler RV Life Oregon Coast Totally Staged Photo Union Studio Metals

Jewelry Booth Handmade Display Borrowed Thanks to Jamison Rae Art in the Park Union Studio Metals
Dogs Outdoor Jewelry Studio Metalsmith Oregon Coast Union Studio Metals

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Blogging... Not really my thing Part 2

Posted by Michelle Keller on

yup, it's true I'm still pretty terrible at taking time out if the day to sit down and document the interesting moments that happen in the studio and on the road. Truth be told, I have a hard time believing that my life and career are at all interesting, plus it just feels braggy! But... I'm working in getting past my introverted ways and going out on a limb to share more of the journey that I'm lucky enough to call my world. 

So, the questions I ask myself... what could possibly be that interesting that people would not only want to read about but follow along with? Lucky for me (and you since you are readying this) there are a couple of cool things happening that I think will make for great content! 

Number 1: loads of new jewelry designs coming at your face, here's an example...

 

Number 2: Dave and I are moving into a 38' toy hauler to travel around the country for a few years which means tons of great photos of a jewelry studio on the road with an action photographer, two dogs, one cat, and oodles of new memories to share! Here we are the day we bought the trailer, gulp! Guess we are really don't this!!

So yeah look for more of this coming soon...

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Blogging... Not really my thing Part 2

Posted by Michelle Keller on

yup, it's true I'm still pretty terrible at taking time out if the day to sit down and document the interesting moments that happen in the studio and on the road. Truth be told, I have a hard time believing that my life and career are at all interesting, plus it just feels braggy! But... I'm working in getting past my introverted ways and going out on a limb to share more of the journey that I'm lucky enough to call my world. 

So, the questions I ask myself... what could possibly be that interesting that people would not only want to read about but follow along with? Lucky for me (and you since you are readying this) there are a couple of cool things happening that I think will make for great content! 

Number 1: loads of new jewelry designs coming at your face, here's an example...

 

Number 2: Dave and I are moving into a 38' toy hauler to travel around the country for a few years which means tons of great photos of a jewelry studio on the road with an action photographer, two dogs, one cat, and oodles of new memories to share! Here we are the day we bought the trailer, gulp! Guess we are really don't this!!

So yeah look for more of this coming soon...

Read more