About the designer

Allison Schroeder holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois, College of Art and Design. She and her husband moved to central Virginia in 1996 and shortly thereafter Allison established her home studio and started Tigermoth Jewelry. She has been exhibiting and selling her work at regional arts and crafts festivals for the last 25 years and is a full-time artist.

"I'm inspired by texture and movement in my work and, of course, mother nature's beautiful natural stones and minerals. I love combining different metals together and use sterling and fine silver, copper, brass and stainless steel in my designs. I texture the metal by hand, using stamps, hammers, files and other odd tools and use a patina and fine steel wool to distress pieces to give them an industrial, aged look. I love using heat-formed rivets and the articulated joints that result.  All of the designs I'm currently making are meant to be able to be worn with each other for easy coordinating.