If you're reading this page, you probably appreciate unique, high quality handmade goods. Like other fans of Lost & Forged, perhaps:
- You want to surprise, delight and intrigue others with your sense of style (our creations aren't only beautiful at first glance. On closer examination, they reveal interesting stories and origins)
- You refuse to compromise between beauty, sustainability and artistry.
- You wish to inspire with unique luster
- You prefer to support small businesses, and/or products made in the USA
If so, you've come to the right place!
Lost & Forged offers lustrous metal creations, handmade from reclaimed vintage materials. We create rings, bracelets, necklaces, money clips, candlesticks, tablet stands, Judaica, home decor, etc. Our materials include antique silver flatware, salvaged copper, brass drawer hardware, vintage watches, precious stones and more. We make all of our products by hand, using traditional silversmith techniques, at our workshop in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
We seek out old objects – largely discarded, irrelevant and forgotten ones – and give them new purpose and beauty. Our creations fit a lot of possible category terms: upcycled, recycled, repurposed, altered, found object creations, etc.
Lost & Forged is the Artscape 2016 Emerging Artist for Jewelry.
Doug Heifetz, Founder and Silversmith, first experimented with metalwork when searching for a handicraft to share with his family, friends and congregation (he's the rabbi of Oseh Shalom, a Reconstructionist Jewish synagogue in the DC-Baltimore area). He soon 'fell down the rabbit hole', however, and his initially whimsical experiment quickly became a preoccupation with the craft of silversmithing, as applied to vintage materials. He began to study techniques of hand forging, soldering, stone-setting, engraving and more. He takes inspiration from many other artists within his family and beyond, and hopes to honor them through his work, while serving a diverse base of customers and fans. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, with his wife and two children.
Lost & Forged Links:
Kuttlefish Shop: www.kuttlefish.com/shops/lost-amp-forged
Etsy Shop: www.lostandforged.etsy.com
Website Home Page: www.lostandforged.com