About Flame & Stone
Flame & Stone brings you artisan soulfully inspired jewelry by silversmith Hilary Nelson. Hilary designs & creates with love to bring healing, confidence and organic allure. Her rough hewn pieces are wrought with brilliant gemstones, spiritual symbolism, and enticing textures to conjure up your innate primal beauty and adorn you with durably crafted bijouterie for your life's journey.
Hilary is an established silversmith, working in the medium for nearly 20 years.
Flame & Stone hopes these modern heirlooms can be worn for generations to come. Seeking out high-quality, durable materials to endure everyday wear and the test of time are a pillar of what Flame & Stone stands behind.
Hilary found her passion and life purpose in metalworking after taking her first class with master goldsmith Lisa Gralnick at UW Madison. Bringing in the timelessness and history of the materials along with the endless possibilities offered by the medium gave her the challenge that lit her up inside. From that moment on, it was meant to be.
Her work brought her to the Greek Island of Paros, to complete her BFA focusing on silversmithing in 2009. She set up a rustic silversmithing workshop in the Grecian hills and created a line of jewelry made with findings from her many strolls on the Mediterranean beaches.
Following graduation she pursued her craft and her passion; working in and managing two galleries, while developing her own personal aesthetic. She has studied under several master smiths in the field, learning fabrication, soldering & fusing, wax carving and casting, stone setting, precious metal clay, etching, electroforming, keum boo, and continues to expand her knowledge and skill set.
After the birth of her second child in 2014 she founded Flame & Stone. SInce the birth of her business she has dedicated herself to her craft and growing a thriving, inspiring, & conscious small business. Flame & Stone has created hundreds of one of a kind pieces of wearable artwork. Her clients feel radiant, connected, and inspired knowing they are purchasing from a hard-working, dedicated mother who creates from her heart. She loves to educate others about her craft and empower others to pursue their passion.
Hilary lives with gratitude, knowing she lives out her purpose adding beauty out into the world that brings joy & healing to so many.