A metal maven in the Firefly lineup today … Natha Perkins has been been designing and metalsmithing jewelry for almost 11 years now!

I fell in love with metal as a medium for a few reasons. First, it’s very forgiving; it doesn’t require you to make the perfect cut and precise measurements aren’t needed (at least not the way I metalsmith!) The other reason I love working with metal and stones is because of their longevity–these materials stay around. People collect metal (especially jewelry) because it tends to hold particular qualities for them, qualities of strength or beauty or security. We all have heirloom pieces passed down to us and pieces that are precious simply because we’ve worn them through important periods in our lives. This is the kind of jewelry I strive to create; amulets. Jewelry that holds personal meaning and power and will therefore be treasured for ages.