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Will Nevins-Alderfer

Owner and Founder | W.R. Metalarts

Will is a metalsmith, jeweler, designer, and owner of W.R. Metalarts, located in Brattleboro, Vermont. At Earlham College, Will double-majored in Fine Art Metalsmithing and Human Development & Social Relations. He combined these two passions when he created W.R. Metalarts, a values-driven company committed to transforming the jewelry industry to be more ethical, transparent, and inclusive.

Since its founding in 2016, W.R. Metalarts has flourished into a thriving e-commerce business, which employs six people across the globe. Will’s love for blending traditional and modern metalsmithing techniques remains at the heart of each handcrafted piece of jewelry. As the W.R. Metalarts team grows, Will continues to reimagine conventional business structures, striving to have a positive impact, not only in the lives of his colleagues and clients, but also for the individuals and communities up and down the supply chains that make his work possible. W.R. Metalarts is proud to be both a Fairmined Licensed Brand and new Fairmined Supplier.

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Will is a designer, maker, and business owner who blends ancient metalsmithing techniques with modern tools and technologies. He has a rich background in metalworking and stone setting, with over 15 years of metalsmithing experience in a wide variety of materials. Will’s technical know-how and artistic vision provide the foundation for W.R. Metalarts, a values-driven company committed to positive sourcing, transparent business practices, and radical inclusivity. Creativity and innovation run throughout all aspects of his e-commerce brand, from the custom designs to the clever automation systems which keep projects on track across three studios.

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