Welcome to Forest & Root!

I'm Amanda, a self-taught jewelry designer.  I've been designing jewelry for over 10 years.
To foster the integrity of handcrafted designs, I believe in making as many of the components used in my designs as I can.  All ear wires, clasps, and other findings are made by me.  It can be a time-consuming process of cutting wire, forging, hammering, oxidizing and polishing before the pieces even begin to be put together.  But, the outcome is very rewarding.  Because everything is made by hand, instead of machines, each component is unique and carries its own characteristics.
I believe one can never know everything.  There is always something to learn!
I am always searching for new techniques to incorporate into my designs.  This helps to evolve with the craft and keep the designs fresh.
If you ever have a question, or just want to say "hi", please email me at forestandroot@yahoo.com
Be sure to visit the shop here.