Thanks for dropping in!

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek around. While you're here, I invite you to look at some of the pieces I've been working on.   You'll find a selection of Mixed Metal Art Jewelry in the way of earrings, pendants, bracelets, and rings.

Additionally, during my creative journey, I've had the support of my husband Rick who, in addition to helping me setup for all the shows, be my driver  and my number one fan, he's built my display tables and displays over the years.  After many requests where I got my displays, Rick has agreed to make them available for sale right here on my website.  

I also carry a small selection of tools designed by Eugenia of Eugenia C Designs and they are available under the "TOOL" section.

Please do not hesitate contacting Debé should you have any questions.

This is a beautiful item! It doesn’t take up too much room. The personal communication was a nice added touch. I like that it is unfinished and allows you to decorate the item however you would like. I used some dark stain on mine. Well-packaged and arrived quickly.

Happy Customer Stephanie
SlimLine Displays

Gorgeous and lightweight- Now one of my favorites in my personal collection!.

Happy Customer
Mandala Earrings

Best idea yet...Thanks!! Yeah, it works!!

Lu
Titanium Soldering Holder Set

I love these! Beautifully made and totally portable the way they fit inside each other. Shipping was quick, thank you!

Angela
Stacking Nesting Boxes

About Me

Debé VanderHeide

CEO, Designer, Sales, Buyer, Photographer, Marketer, Social Media, Website Designer are just a few of the hats an artist wears.

My name is Debé and I'm so happy to see you here.

I design and hand-fabricate unique, one-of-a-kind Mixed Metal Art Jewelry in my little Qualicum Beach Studio.

WHAT IS HAND-FABRICATED?

Handmade jewelry can also mean hand-fabricated, but it can mean some elements are pre-made/manufactured while the finishing work is done by hand. Handmade can mean hand-fabricated but to me, it's not just assembling pre-made pieces, but actually creating the piece starting with sheetmetal and wire. I use hammers, a rolling mill or hydraulic press to add textures and patterns to the metals. All the designs are either hand sawn from the metal or by using a hydraulic press.

​Many tools and techniques are utilized before a piece is ready for you to take home to wear or to give as a gift. No two pieces are exactly alike, and I am free to design however I like since I can make whatever I "dream up".​

There are no rules around these definitions, and "handmade" is widely used because it's a term most people intuitively understand, whereas hand-fabricated is a little more nuanced. I work with silver, copper, brass, steel and aluminium (which is amazingly lightweight). 

Click the SHOP above to see what is currently available.

DISPLAYS

I couldn't find the jewelry displays I wanted to showcase my jewelry at art shows, so out of necessity, I designed a line of Wood Jewelry Displays. They are handmade by my husband Rick (aka DH for Dear Husband) and available in the SHOP above.

TOOLS

You'll find jewelers tools designed by my good friend Eugenia C Designs.

Location

If you live near me and would like to pick up your order, please contact me to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Metal Art Studio

133 McMillan Road, Parksville, BC