Jill Italiano is the designer/maker behind this handmade eco-friendly jewelry brand based in the beautiful Lehigh Valley. Born and raised in Allentown, PA, Jill discovered her love of jewelry while working for a gold importer. She formally trained in metal smithing and founded her fine jewelry line Jill.i Designs. Within its short years Jill.i Designs has been featured in magazines such as Bazaar, Red Book, Cosmopolitan, WWD, Lucky, New York and sold in Galleries across the US and Canada including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. While working full time as the Studio Director and Metalsmith for CFDA Jewelry Design Company Gemma Redux in New York, she found a box of discarded metals at the studios. Feeling creatively liberated with this enormous find, she started House of Metalworks. Her focus isÂ to make eco-friendly, sustainable jewelry that is comfortable to wear everyday and will last for a lifetime of love. You can shop her products online, or visit her studio at 303 Main St., Emmaus, PA 18049.