Lindsey Thurber will be graduated from an apprentice to a jeweler on June 9th, 2017!
"My favorite thing to create is an engagement ring. I love being a part of such a special event, and helping plan out and bring to reality this ring that has been dreamt about for so long. It is such a special feeling knowing how much this ring means to the couple, and that it will be worn and cherished forever!" -Lindsey
In January 2013, I started working at Walker Metalsmiths as a part time apprentice. Once I graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2014, I became a full time jewelry apprentice.
Although I started out primarily as a jewelry apprentice, I quickly branched out into helping with other aspects of the company. I have helped re-make the current website, do all of the product photography, manage the social media accounts, and work on advertising- alongside with still making jewelry!
Over the five years that I have worked at Walker Metalsmiths, I have trained under master jeweler Stephen Walker and jeweler Lyndsay Burr. From them I have learned the complete process of lost wax casting, Gold & Sterling Silver finishing, stone setting techniques, soldering, laser welding, arc welding, hand fabrication, and so much more.
The new Wishlist App allows you to shop for products and store them without having to remember where you saw that product the next time you visit the website, making it even easier to shop Walker Metalsmiths.
The day was the Autumn Equinox. It was a perfect Fall Saturday, 21 June 1968. My parents dropped me off at a farm a couple miles outside the village. I had only met my new friend Kevin a few weeks earlier at the start of the school year. The leaves were starting to change, but summer was lingering and it was still tee-shirt weather. At the end of the driveway Kevin’s father was at work painting the mailbox. I don’t recall what words he wrote in his distinctive Celtic uncial script, probably MacCrea and possibly the farm’s name, “Locustbrea”. What I remember vividly was that the calligraphy was illuminated with the image of a Scottish thistle and an interlace flourish in the Celtic style.