For 27 years I have worked as a jeweler out of my beautiful studio perched above the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This setting allows me to interact with the poetry of the natural world, to translate its forms into jewelry so that the wearer can carry this beauty with her wherever she may travel. My work is also inspired by architectural relics of my heritage, and recalling my youth growing up in England has had a great influence on my designs. In Sterling Silver, with 14K Yellow or Rose Gold accents, I meld natural and ancient elements, soldering a connection between the Earth and humanity. For a touch of whimsy, pearls or semi-precious stones and their inherent properties are sometimes set into my pieces.
All of my jewelry is handmade in my studio, with help from my husband Danny and two talented artisans, Kaya and Emeline. They are essential for the production of my designs. My business would not be possible without the assistance of these creative and resourceful people.
I remain involved throughout the creation of each piece, and, if need be, select and set stones accordingly. Instead of drawing my designs on paper, I draw with my torch, freeing myself to explore and test the boundaries of the silver itself. My designs are sometimes years in the making as I experiment with the elements along the way.
In 2002, after 20 years as a partner at Tinsman Bros. Lumber, I left to help with Sherry’s growing business. I do all the bookkeeping, shipping of orders and just about anything else that needs to be done. When not sitting at the computer, I’m in charge of polishing the jewelry and being the chief maintenance officer.
In my spare time, my interests have included making biodiesel from used vegetable oil, brewing beer in the basement, Occasional cheese making, and mostly playing around with old British Cars. I have four. Two work.
I am the daughter of Sherry and Dan and I am happy to have joined the family business. I Graduated from Pratt Institute with a major in Painting and a minor in Art History.
Such a positive, joyful, and artistic work environment allows me the energy and personal motivation to paint, draw, craft and create my own jewelry in my spare time.
I am the other daughter of Sherry & Dan. I was feeling left out that I didn't get to hang out with my family everyday, so I had to join the business. I have especially enjoyed designing the website, photographing the jewelry, and getting the Sherry Tinsman Metalsmith online store & Etsy site up and running!
In addition to being a part of the Sherry Tinsman Metalsmith crew, I run my own interior design studio, Armitage Interiors. Since graduating from Philadelphia University with my B.S. in Interior design, I have plied my artistic vision in the fields of furniture and cabinetry design, sustainable design, and residential interiors. The natural progression was to launch my own business!