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Jeweler, Metalsmith, Jewelry Designer

Resume posted by Kate Allen in ~ Other.
Desired position type: Any.
Location: Baldwin Maine, United States



I’m a motivated self-starter who is always eager to learn and expand on my skill set. I have an eye for detail and quality. A teacher I once had told me that “there is nothing worse than being simply mediocre.” I strive to keep my work standards high. I also have strong moral values and character, and I wear my heart on my sleeve. Be kind to others and respect all walks of life. A positive attitude is contagious. Smiles spread.

I absolutely love metalsmithing. I love nearly every aspect of the field. I have training in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, stone setting, soldering, tack welding, filing, sanding, forging & raising, chasing & repousse, metal casting & clean-up, wax carving, resin casting & pigmenting, mold making, buffing & polishing, depletion gilding, patina application, tumbling, beading.


  • fine metals fabrication,
  • jewelry making,
  • metalsmithing,
  • resin casting,
  • silversmithing


  • Metalsmithing (11 years experience)
  • Jewelry Making
  • Silversmithing
  • Goldsmithing
  • stone setting
  • soldering
  • tack welding
  • metal casting & clean-up
  • wax carving
  • resin casting & pigmenting
  • mold making
  • buffing & polishing
  • depletion gilding
  • patina application
  • sewing (20+ years)
  • tailoring (15 years)
  • crochet (5 years)

Spoken Languages

  • English


2002 – 2006
Maine College of Art Portland, ME
BFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making
2002-2006 MECA Talent Award received all four consecutive years
2004 Jennifer Gross Prize received for Merit Show exhibition
2004 Tuition to Kate Wolf wax carving workshop awarded through ring design and casting challenge in Metals II course. Workshop completed that year.

Class of 2001
Mt. Ararat High School Topsham, ME
MVR 10 Brunswick, ME
High School Diploma with Vocational Certificate in Commercial Art


October 2013 – December 2013
Daunis Fine Jewelry 207-773-6011 Portland, ME
Bench Jeweler
Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, stone setting, casting clean up, buffing & polishing, soldering, tack welding, metal forming, filing, sanding, tumbling, steaming.

2008 – Current
Mad Meadow (self) West Baldwin, ME
Owner, Designer, Maker
Own and operate three Etsy shops as well as attend venue sales events.
Fine Artisan Jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadMeadowMetals
Fun Affordable Resin Jewelry & Accessories: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadMeadowFrolic
Crochet & Sewn Jewelry, Accessories, & Other Goodies: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadMeadowThreads

1999 – May 2008 (with breaks)
Bull Moose Music 207-874-2123 Portland, ME
Various positions from retail to admin assistant & ordering in the office
Retail: (Brunswick, Portland, North Windham) register sales, customer service, opening & closing, busting shoplifters, receiving, stocking, returns (pulling, packing, & shipping), ordering accoutrements (buttons, patches, stickers, posters, t-shirts, etc…), interim store manager (Salem, NH).
Office: (Portland) organizing & packing weekly shipments to stores, answering phones, data entry, entering & maintaining ticket sales, responsible for tote logs (to track any items lost between stores), internet sales & returns, internet customer service, formulate returns for the stores, accoutrement ordering for stores.

March 2007 – August 2007
J.S. Ritter Jewelry Supply (out of business) Portland, ME
Specialized Retail & Internet Sales
Metalsmithing & jewelry making supply sales, technical advice, stocking, inventory, picking & shipping Internet orders.

Groups & Associations

  • Coastal Metals Collective