I'm Amy Bush, the designer and maker of Loyalsmith's lightweight and airy collection of silver and gold jewelry.
Throughout my adult life I have pursued creative endeavors of the visual kind. A sampling: I was on a crew of 3 that built a 5,000 sq ft custom home, made handmade candles in New Mexico for a couple of years, taught art classes for children, studied interior design and even had a store that showcased local art and craft (JayWalk) for five years.
Around 2001 I took my first metalsmithing class at The Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and was instantly hooked. Class after class followed, culminating in a stint at the Revere Academy in San Francisco. I subsequently carried around all of what I'd learned in notebooks and memory for almost 15 years before starting my own line of jewelry, Loyalsmith, in 2017.
I am aware of trends and fashion but generally choose to wear my jeans and tee shirts and flannel (native Seattlite so not a surprise). I work with my hands, with children, with my son. Thus my line is simple, sometimes deceptively so. It's easy to wear, goes with just about anything, is super lightweight and often shows my droll sense of humor.
Every piece originates from my hands in my tiny studio in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle. Every package I ship is sent with a handwritten note. I do this because interpersonal connection is paramount to building community, and a strong community is lifeblood.
My full life experience is behind every Loyalsmith design. I'm am honored to see people wearing and gifting my work.
~ Amy, Loyalsmith