A Message from Queens Metal
Wow. What a difficult month it's been.
As endless personal stories from people affected by COVID-19 have emerged, I began thinking, how could I encourage people to stay strong through these dark times?
I decided to create a piece of jewelry that reignited the fire we all need in our bellies right now, with a portion of each sale benefitting an organization that is on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
Introducing, the FIGHT LIKE HELL necklace. Priced at just $20, this necklace is a great gift for anyone who is struggling right now. And each purchase supports Direct Relief, a nonprofit that is getting masks and other personal protective equipment to those who need it most.
We’ve got a long road ahead of us, but with the strength of our community, we WILL get through this.
xxx Krista DeJoseph, Owner and Artist, Queens Metal
Made with Love in New Orleans
Queens Metal's roots can be traced back to a tiny apartment in New York City. Artist Krista DeJoseph envisioned creating a line of jewelry identifiable by it's mixture of masculine and feminine, and its clean, industrial lines. Deep into the night, while her roommates slept, DeJoseph played with shapes and experimented with metalsmithing techniques, eventually fabricating her first jewelry collection. She named her company "Queens Metal" after the NYC borough she loved, and added the slogan, "Bold Jewelry for Fearless Women."
More than a dozen years later, Queens Metal has relocated from NYC, but has stayed true to it's roots. Our industrial-inspired jewelry is still crafted completely by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques...
A Peek at Our Bench
"There is nothing better than a day at my jewelers bench. I wake up every morning and can't wait to sit down and get to work. I pour myself some coffee, turn on music or a podcast, close the door to my studio and everything else just fades away.
Some of my most popular designs are pieces I've been making for years, and I find the production process very calming. But when I am working on a new design or a one-of-a-kind piece, it's almost like an adrenaline rush -- I get so excited and anxious to see the finished product. No matter what I'm making, I enjoy every second of it. I'm consider myself ridiculously lucky to make a living doing what I love."
- Krista DeJoseph, Artist and Owner
Visit Us in New Orleans!
(TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO GLOBAL CATASTROPHE... SHOP ONLINE TIL THEN!)
Shop our booth at the Palace Art Market. Open 7 nights a week, weather permitting.
619 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
Sunday - Wednesday 7pm -12am
Thursday - Saturday 7pm - 1am