Our Story

handcrafted by local artisans

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Our Imagine and Eclectic Earth lines have become well-known and loved brands by the Madison community and nationally. These brands can be found at the Whole Foods Market, natural food stores and gift shops around the country.

Our Imagine jewelry is more of an earthy and boho line. Featuring beautiful charms with hand-etched copper, gold, silver, brass components. Accented with recycled glass, wood and birch bark, and semi-precious gemstones for everyday style. Our Imagine line is the perfect accent for any earthy look. Featuring beautiful charms with hand-etched copper, gold, silver and brass components, this line brings back our boho roots. Each piece is delicately crafted with recycled glass, wood and birch bark and semi-precious gemstones for everyday style.

Our Eclectic Earth jewelry is our shiny and sparkly line. We use gold, sterling silver, copper, and brass charms, glass and semi-precious gemstones to create beautiful, stylish designs that are both trendy and classic. For a more dazzling look, our Eclectic Earth line shines brilliantly for all. We use gold, sterling silver, copper and brass charms, glass and semi-precious gemstones to create trendy, timeless designs.

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Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Metric Forrest Studio specializes in creating handcrafted, one of a kind pieces that enhance any outfit. Our collections tell their own story, one that finds beauty in simplicity. Each item is all handmade, one at a time right here in our studio. Our mission is simple: to create timeless designs that empower everyone to feel beautiful.

 

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Our History

In 2019, designer and entrepreneur Forrest Voedisch adopted and transformed what is now known as Metric Forrest Studio. She continues to create beautiful pieces for the esteemed Imagine and Eclectic Earth collections while adding additional trendy and classic styles. As the brand develops into its own unique style, Metric Forrest
Studio is anticipating a Madison retail store and more exciting developments in the future.

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Forrest Voedisch, Owner & Lead Designer

Meet   the Artists

Behind the Scenes

 

Our staff is committed to quality in each and every step of our process. We design each piece, source materials, prepare kits, quality check, maintain inventory and pack and ship our products one at a time to ensure perfection when our products reach your hands. We have a unique manufacturing process, including preparing kits of 30 to 60 items at a time to deliver to local artisans to be completed and returned. Every item is made by hand, one at a time, every time. Our artists are students, stay-at-home moms, people living with disabilities, refugee families, teens, retirees and members of diverse ethnic groups within the local community. 

All of our metal components in our jewelry are made in-studio by local artists. We always offer 100 different earring designs at any one time, and more than half of our pieces are made in our in-house metal studio. We use a variety of raw metals, including copper, brass, nickel silver and sterling silver. To hand-etch our pieces, we use a process of first stamping the metal with a design, then acid etching the metal with a permanent design. Next, we add color to the metal with one of several coloring techniques including patinas, flame painting, alcohol inks and enameling. Once we have our designs and coloring finished, we custom cut our shapes one at a time by either hand-cutting or punching using a variety of disc cutters. From there, some of our pieces will be domed in a doming block, giving them a nice curve, while others will be hammered or run through a rolling mill to add texture. Finally, our last step is to add beautiful beads and the perfect findings to finish off our unique and one of a kind earrings!