Frequently Asked Questions
What is Metta Weaving?
Metta Weaving is a small handmade business that creates unique metalsmith copper jewelry in the Pacific Northwest. MW was founded in 2013 and has over 4000 sales, both online and at festivals. The metalsmith artist is me, Kahlia Chase.
What do you make?
I design and create high quality copper jewelry including handmade pendant necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings using various metalsmithing and wire wrapping techniques. I also make some decor in my free time.
Where is Metta Weaving located?
Located in Washington State near the Olympic Mountains in a woodland setting. I live and work out of my school bus tiny home. Read more here!
Does Metta Weaving have an Etsy shop?
Yes, I do, and you are welcome to shop there! I have had an Etsy shop since 2013, however I may not use it forever. If you feel more comfortable ordering from my Etsy shop first, check it out here!
What do you use gemstones for?
Wearing natural gemstones can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and tension in the mind and body. Every stone has unique metaphysical properties. Please refer to individual listings to learn about each stone or check out my blog to learn more.
What is copper and what is it good for?
Copper is a natural mineral found on Earth that is an a mix of orange and pink in color. Copper ages by coming in contact with the elements, changing to a darker shade or even greenish-blue with the right chemicals. Copper is highly conductive and is used to create electricity. It is soft and malleable, which makes it great to work with in metalsmithing and wire wrapping. However, copper work hardens, making it a durable option as well. Once a copper jewelry piece is finished, it should be nice and strong, lasting a long time if made properly.
Copper plays an important roll in immune function and protects cognitive function, among many other health benefits. Wearing copper jewelry is said to help aid in arthritis relief, and can help balance the mind, body and spirit.
Who would I buy this copper jewelry for?
I make unique jewelry for both men and women with different styles and sizes. Someone looking for a gift for their wife, daughter, husband or boyfriend can find something special for them here. Mom or dad may also love a piece of copper jewelry! Looking to treat yourself? Great! I have something for you.
What style is this jewelry?
I like to think of my copper jewelry as rustic, vintage-looking and natural. Someone who appreciated antique jewelry and copper may love what I have available.
I am buying a gift.... can I get my items gift wrapped?
All orders come gift wrapped with black tissue paper and a business card. Feel free to leave a note in the order notes upon check out and I can also hand write a note to the recipient for you!
Do you do custom work?
Absolutely! If it is within my skillset I would be happy to make you something special. Please contact me via the contact page.
What sets Metta Weaving apart from other metalsmith shops?
Metta Weaving is unique because it is affordable and different compared to the typical sterling silver jewelry you see (not that sterling silver isn't beautiful). There is a lot of love and care that is put into every single metalsmith copper piece of jewelry in this shop. Metta Weaving is also partnered with a non-profit agency to plant trees around the globe. Not to mention, quality is not skimped on here.
Do you offer payment plans?
I offer Afterpay as well as individual payment plans. Please reach out via the contact page if you'd like to set up a payment plan. Doesn't matter what amount the order is! I am willing to work with you.
Does Metta Weaving ship worldwide?
I am no longer shipping outside of the US as of January, 2021. I believe in shop small and local and I want my business to reflect my personal values.
How is Metta Weaving sustainable?
Metta Weaving is partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant 20 trees with every purchase. All paper packaging aside from some tape and my materials and supplies are sustainably/locally sourced.
Who makes all this jewelry and where does it come from?
My name is Kahlia. I'm an self-taught metalsmith that lives in the Pacific Northwest in my school bus tiny home and workshop. All the jewelry and decor in my shop is 100% handmade by me. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted with copper and natural gemstones. I also make all the jewelry components including ear wires and clasps. The only thing that I do not hand made is my copper chain, which is skillfully handmade by someone else.
What metals do you use?
I work with the purest copper sheet metal available along with other metals like brass and sterling silver by fusing them together using solder.
What metalsmithing tools do you use?
To create my copper jewelry, I use various metalsmithing tools like a jewelers saw, hand files, sand paper, a torch, eco friendly pickling solution, flux, hammers, chasing tools, stamps and more. I use liver of sulfur to create the rich, warm patina for an earthy, antique look. I use high quality coating called Protectaclear to preserve all my jewelry.
What kinds of stones do you use?
I use a wide variety of all natural, authentic gemstones. Some of these stones are Carnelian, Jasper, Agate, Moonstone and Labradorite.
How long does copper jewelry last?
If you take care of your jewelry, it will last a long time. The coating that I use on the copper will work indefinitely if you avoid chemical contact and excessive water contact.
My skin is sensitive... will copper bother my skin or turn it green?
All my pieces are coated in an eco-friendly finish to keep your jewelry from changing colors and also creates a barrier between the metal and your skin and any other outside elements that would typically turn copper different colors.
What are your return policies?
I offer a 30 day return policy. If you are not happy with your jewelry or if something has happened to it in that time, please contact me via the contact page. You can view detailed policies here.
How do I contact you?
You can contact me via the Contact page, or you can email me at email@example.com. I also have a live chat box on my website which is the quickest way for me to respond to you.