Within my studio, imagination merges with metal. Ideas come from daydreams, my surroundings, and you. Idaho, my home, inspires me through colorful jaspers, fiery Spencer opals, mountainous landscapes, and majestic wildlife. Personalized designs grow from a heartfelt inscription, a coin collected on a trip, or a gemstone passed down through generations.
Metal and stone are my preferred mediums because I enjoy the feel, the colors, and the endless possibilities they provide. When made with care, jewelry and artworks created from gold, silver, and gemstones will last lifetimes, encouraging stories to live on in the retellings. For this reason, I create comfortable jewelry with timeless designs in mind.
My jewelry and artworks are closely tied to the Earth through my designs, sources of inspiration, and choices I make in my studio. I choose to use recycled metals, reuse quality gemstones, and buy locally for most of my materials. I choose environmentally friendly techniques and solutions over other options, such as roller printing (which produces no waste) over etching metal.
Creating is my joy and my sanctuary in a busy world – a place to slow down and breathe deeply. Whether through a sculpture for your home or a piece of jewelry to carry with you, I strive to share this bubble of peace with you, always.
-Hannah Trost, July 2019
Silver Serpent Studio - “Where Metal & Imagination Merge”