HANDMADE IN NEW ORLEANS. LOVED ALL OVER THE WORLD.
There is a certain kind of joy that comes from smashing the hell out of pieces of metal....
We love making jewelry. We love the rush of satisfaction that comes from completing a brand new piece. We dream about big, stunning, silver hoop earrings, and get lost in revelries involving chunky, mixed metal necklaces.
Everything Queens Metal makes starts from raw materials -- sheets of silver and copper, lengths of metal tube and wire, and chunks of jewelers wax. From there, we use traditional metalsmithing techniques -- sawing, forming, soldering -- to bring our designs to life.
Queens Metal is our rallying cry to women everywhere. We want our jewelry to remind women that jewelry should be fun, outrageous, and joyful. We want them to feel empowered when they try on something from the Queens Metal collection.
Artist and designer Krista DeJoseph has been at the helm of Queens Metal since 2006. She studied jewelry making in New York, NY, Chiapas, Mexico, and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She also holds a Masters in Public Affairs. Krista lives in New Orleans with her husband and their friendly rottweiler.
In Spring, 2014 Krista opened the jewelry and lifestyle store Tooth & Nail Trading Co, on historic Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA.