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Little Crown Benchmade  Metalsmith mama moved by mountain biking, the mountains, the moon, and music 👩‍🏭⚒🚵‍♀️🏔🌛🎶 I’m a @dirtyjane ambassador!! 10% OFF with “DirtyDacia10” 🤙

When your friend wants you to go back to the Gem Faire because “you know where to go”...uh, yeah...twist my arm 🙋‍♀️🌀 Fun times, @jordean...next time we’ll plan for a TJ’s stop, too 🛒 #metalsmith #hadtostopansayhitomyguy #endedupwithmorecabs #kambabajasper #labradorite #labradoriteskulls

My Gem Faire haul reveals what might be an attempt at a “snow dance” for the upcoming winter...all the dendritic opals ❄️🙌❄️ #metalsmith #cabachons #bulkingupmystashforwinter #dendriticopal #bumblebeejasper #pyriteskull #pietersite #oceanjasper #labradorite #rhodocrosite #tigeriron #azuriteingranite #chrysocolla #bandedonyx #fossilizedcoral

Big ups to @buffalo_rutland_co for reaching 20K 🙌 Cody makes top shelf tools 🎩 I am a proud owner of a few, but could always stand to win an amazing shot plate 😬 #brc20kgiveaway

My bike is like a puppy at my feet while I melt silver dust and solder bezels...bumping me with its dusty rubber nubs saying, “take me out for a ride...” ✨🚵🏼‍♀️✨ #metalsmith #metalsmithproblems #mtbsmith #mountainbikingmetalsmith #iamspecialized_mtb #iamspecialized_wmn #riojeweler #getoutsideandride

I stumbled upon this sweet beauty in our pumpkin patch and she’s ready to be picked 🌿🤗🎃🌿 This Bird’s Eye Rhyolite Ring is looking for a forever home 🏠 Woo, all the puns 🙌 Link in profile 👑 #metalsmith #riojeweler #fretzhammers #hammeredtexture #handforged #recycledsilver #birdseyerhyolite

Mailin’ ‘Em Out Monday ✨📦✨ #metslsmith #gratefulsmith #packagesmith #stickermule #lumi #moocards

Breezy like Sunday morning 🌬🍂 I decided to call these rings “A Little Lost” I + II because the 🔺 stamping throughout mimics @littlelostindian’s amazing 🔺 collages!! These rings are headed his way and you should head over and check out his art right now 👉 #metalsmith #handstamped #makerssupportingmakers #artistssupportingartists #littlelostindian #chrysoprase #dendriticopal

Let’s try this again... “meeT the maker”...not “meer” #everythingcanbefixedwithammer 🔨 SWIPE to see the kind comments I received on the original post 💗 Often times when I tell people that I make jewelry, I get a head-to-toe once-over and a “are you wearing any of your work?” 🧐 and more often than not, I am not wearing any jewelry 😆 I am the mama metalsmith behind Little Crown Benchmade ⚒ I have been Little Crown since ‘98 when I designed a logo with my initials that had a cockeyed crown atop a lowercase “d” and everyone in my graphic design class would always ask “what’s up with the little crown?” 👑 By the time I graduated, I had heard that so much, it stuck with me and has been the name I used for 20 years now to represent my graphic design work, my photography, and now my metal designs. “Benchmade” was added because at the time I committed to making jewelry to sell, we had my smithing bench and a wood bench, which is where I got my start making jewelry many years prior to taking my first metalsmithing class...which meant I had been well versed in the tedious work of sanding and filing 😏 Back to my intro...I am a busy mama who races kids from here to there mostly wearing whatever I was wearing at my bench all day and/or mountain biking. I tend not to wear jewelry when I work or ride, but I am trying to make an effort to “represent”...and if I am wearing any, it is likely by another artist that I admire 🤗 When there’s no evidence of jewelry wearing to give me away, you might just see me “smithing in public” (ACK!! YAY!! That is gonna be a new # and challenge, peeps!!) 👩‍🏭 That totally reminds me that my friend, @liquidkauai, and I used to “knit in public” and loved it when we would see others (rarely) toiling away with their needles 🙌 This pic was snapped this morning while I filed a bezel at the allergist’s office 🤧 TAG YOU’RE IT >>> I’d like you to “Meet the Maker” and boss babe, Kendalll @followthewildpath 🤝 She is from England and makes magical jewelry with dreamy little pools of turquoise...dive in and check her out 🏊🏼‍♀️ And let’s see some #smithinginpublic pics soon too, my smithy friends 👀 #metalsmith #meetthemaker #in2winbossbabes

Crusin’ through the week like... ✨🦄✨ That’s @trishvondish gettin’ her wheels up on that feature this fine Wednesday 🎢 You have inspired me to climb that wall a little higher next time, sistah 🧗‍♀️ Thanks for another awesome park sesh with all the grins + gusts🌪 Can’t wait to do the 🐺🌀and Pulp Fr🕴ction wit chas soon!! #sisterhoodofthemismatchedsocks #wheelsupwednesday #iamspecialized_mtb #iamspecialized_wmn #mtbmetalsmith #mountainbikingmetalsmith #womenmtb #dirtyjane #seejanebike #morewomenonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #whensheridesshemovesmountains #growMTB #ridingabikeisfun #mountainbikingismorefun

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