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Poetic Metal

Teresa Kiplinger combines precious metals, humble alloys,
enameled images, and original verse to create haunting
and luminous elegies for unknowable souls.
Inspired by personal narratives, memory, and ephemera,
her expressive jewelry calls us to consider the fragility of our existence. 

Browse Teresa's collection of ready to wear jewelry 
or contact her to discuss a custom commission.

From the Ashes, Enameled Earrings Sold

From the Ashes

Enameled Earrings

Without a Map, Enamel and Moonstone Necklace Sold

Without a Map

Enamel and Moonstone Necklace

End of Days with Gold-Filled Bezel, Asteroid Ring Buy

End of Days with Gold-Filled Bezel

Asteroid Ring

$328

Letters from the Studio

June 09, 2019

I'd rather be carried.

I wish I could remember the last Father's Day with my dad, any little thing he did or said – but the events that followed it have swallowed the memory. Instead, I must imagine it... {more}

March 19, 2019

We Were All Ghosts

It had snowed in early Spring, and a warm snap caused a cloak of mist to settle among the trees. I walked in the heavy air, so dense it made my breath sound like that... {more}

August 14, 2018

North for Geese

It is late and I’ve lost my way
but I will not follow the sun. I slip along hedgerow
and snow fence,
I am a secret
I am a theme–

All these glowing houses
push... {more}

I have a small collection...

Instagram The Latest from Teresa Kiplinger on Instagram

a day ago

I have a small collection of antique poetry books from the late 1800s that I inherited from my great grandfather. Even before I could read, the engraved illustrations of gossamer angels and tempest tossed boats drew me into a grownup world of mortality and miracles. Those images inspired this miniature scene of a tiny shipwreck about to fall upon the cliffs of an unknown land. I set the enamel into a chunky pendant and etched the bezel with the Fisherman’s Prayer: “O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.” . . . “Lost at Sea”, pendant necklace. Enamel, sterling silver. Hand painted, torch fired, hand fabricated. This piece will be available in a shop update soon. Stay tuned for exact date and time. 🖤 . . Look back in my feed to see how I paint my enameled scenes using finely ground glass and water, then heat them with a torch to permanently fuse the glass to metal. . . #instajewelry #instasmithy #instasmith #silversmith #Metalsmith #goldsmith #ladysmith #RioJeweler #SNAGmember #TESmember #metalsmithing #handmadejewelry #handmade #handcraftedjewelry #contemporaryenamel #enamel #enameled #miniatures #enameljewelry #jewelryaddict #jewelrycollector #jewelryoftheday #miniature #oneofakindjewelry #contemporarycraft #artjewelry #mementomori #artisanjewelry #showmeyourjewelry

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