Emily Madland creates hand-forged sterling silver and gemstone jewelry out of her Minneapolis home. Emily purchases fair trade Hill Tribe silver and gemstones through reputable wholesalers. Each piece of jewelry she makes is one of a kind, using a silver fusion technique that involves shaping silver, applying heat to fuse the metal, hammering, and polishing. The result is an organic and unique shape. She also uses high quality semi-precious stones, vintage glass, and crystal.
“I love making jewelry and keeping it local by selling local; in turn, I support local growers, artists, and businesses. In creating my jewelry, I aim to purchase materials that are fairly traded, I create little waste and I use natural treatments to my materials whenever possible. I am always thinking about reusing and reducing, right down to the packaging.”