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Hi I'm T. A Los Angeles native currently based out of Portland, OR and I love designing Upper Metal Class.
Nothing is complicated in life and it's just as simple as you want it to be as long as you let it.
When I was "in between jobs" or when I didn't have a job at all, it always lead to that thought of, "What am I going to do with my life now!" That feeling of being lost and not knowing what to do next. It feels like the end of the world or maybe not, but it's just a scary thought of knowing that starting over is never easy.
It's easy to dream though and I did a lot of that, but to take a step towards them can seem like one of the most toughest things to ever do in life. The thought of failing can be such a terrible feeling, but the thought of never attempting to achieve them can seem even worse. So I went for mine!
Upper Metal Class is defined as a minimalist cool with a hint of light hearted fun. It’s subtle yet makes a big statement of less is more with a sense of confidence. The jewelry line was developed upon simple designs to become part of the wardrobes basically cool everyday go to pieces. The inspiration comes from architecture, construction, math, science, and the natural life all around us. They are the strong sleek lines + curves in buildings, imperfect yet beautiful cracks in sidewalks, cool shapes in objects and the unbelievable patterns formed by nature. All these things including the connection between people are what influences and gives meaning to each carefully handcrafted design.
READ ABOUT UPPER METAL CLASS & T: INTERVIEWS
JEWELRY + GIVING BACK: COMMUNITY
MADE IN U.S.A.