Beautiful Earth Mosaic Trivets

Over the last year, Johannah has created a small series of trivets that double as kitchen artwork. The mosaics are set in reclaimed wood frames made by Kyle. The frames have a small keyhole hanger in the back, so you can easily move the trivets from the table to the wall and back again! The colors and design of these pieces are inspired by landscapes from the beautiful world around us: ocean, forest, and desert. 

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The photos above show the mosaics in process in the studio. The blue piece is inspired by waves breaking on a sandy beach. The green trivet explores the idea that even nature viewed through a window can help reduce stress. Desert mountains inspired the brown and orange piece.

Below are finished photos of these mosaics. You can find them in our main Etsy shop, or better yet, come see them (and us!) in person at Spring Bada-bing, just a few weeks away on Saturday, April 29th at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery.

 

 

Introducing: Lucia Metal Studios

Etsy has been such a great online home for us that we've opened a second shop! This one is dedicated to Kyle's small-scale handforged home goods. You can still find collaborations with Johannah, furniture, and many customer favorites in the Phoenix Handcraft Etsy shop. The new shop is metal only, a place for Kyle to experiment with new product ideas and designs.

Here's a peek at some the items you'll find at LUCIA METAL STUDIOS. Stop by and tell us what you think! 

Among the very first new items Kyle created for the shop was a set of drink coasters in forged steel and cork with a forge steel stand. Protect your surfaces from water rings with clean, modern style. Win win! Next came a set of forged stainless steel kebab skewers. The set of skewers includes six different designs, and best of all, they're dishwasher safe!

Meet the new Altamont Bracket! Heavy duty mantle brackets (above) and the lighter duty shelf bracket (below). Traditional rivets and hammer-texturing plus Kyle's classic clean style give this modern bracket a timeless feel.

And that's just the beginning. Kyle is churning out the new ideas and we're regularly updating the shop. Stay tuned for lots more to come!

Handforged Gifts

If you're looking for hand-forged gifty type items, you're in the right place! Whether for a sixth year iron anniversary gift, something unique for that craft beer lover in your life, or something special for yourself, we've got you covered.

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Our hand-forged bottle openers have been one of our standards for awhile now. This year we've added the option to personalize your opener with initials or a date. We even offer them in gift sets for weddings, reunions, or a group of friends or family over the holidays.

Kyle recently revived a favorite item from the early days of his smithing journey, the hand-forged letter opener. We introduced these this spring in time for Mother's Day, Father's Day, and graduation, and we're happy to say they've been a hit! We offer them in two styles in our Etsy shop and at craft shows.

We've been selling our bonfire pokers at craft shows for a few seasons, and recently added them to our Etsy shop. At approximately 40" long, they're longer than your standard indoor fire poker, and just perfect for your outdoor bonfire.

Here's Kyle (on the left) and his assistant Kallen (right) forge welding the poker end of a recent batch of bonfire pokers.

In addition to our standard designs, we also create custom fire pokers with initials or a monogram in the handle. At 24" for indoor use or 40" for outdoors, a personalized fire poker makes for a unique and useful gift.