HI, I'M TINA METELMANN
Welcome to my world!
It was initially in Singapore where I discovered the magic of meditation which I will explain the relevance in more detail very soon. From there my path led me to meet wonderful jewelry teachers who shared their years of wisdom in their teachings. I learned the art of jewelry making about six years ago when I joined two of my friends, who signed up for one semester of learning the basics of silver and gold smithing at a college here in California.
What started as a hobby became a passion and six years later I can truly say it was my calling. One semester became four years and on completion of my training, I now work with a gifted jeweler who I can call my mentor and also a dear friend. Jewelry making is a form of meditation for me. I switch my brain off and quieten the chatter. By designing and playing with the stones and metals I'm able to dive into another world.
I now live between the USA and Bali where I design, create and promote my collection.
This journey started during one of the first meditation classes I ever attended whilst living in Singapore over 20 years ago with my husband. During the meditation I saw clear vivid colors which took shapes and formed into beautiful gemstones. Maybe what I saw so long go in that particular moment was the power of my subconscious leading me to my present day, as this vision stayed with me for many years. I found my passion working with jewelry, learning how to form and manipulate a piece of metal into a piece of art and enhance it with a beautiful gemstone.
My jewelry is substantial, I want you to feel empowered by it and feel it's strength, see its beauty in all it's boldness. Each unique piece is solid sterling silver and 18K gold. I refrain from hollowing out to save materials, so the first thing you will notice when you own a piece of my jewelry is it's heavy weight, it's solidity!
I create for the woman who isn't afraid to live life in this mindset.