VBM, MSW (she/they) has been a jewelry artist for 4 years. With BQM, V offers handmade jewelry and workshop facilitations. They began their journey with wire wrapping and ascended to lapidary, electroforming, copper smithing, metal smithing, metal engraving, and jewelry design facilitation. V was the artist in residence at The Future MPLS Artist Residency in July 2018 where they offered programming for the Black LGBTQ community. She has also been featured in Artsy Magazine, Huffington Post, Glamour, The Glam Femme, Ori Gallery, and Leslie Lohmann LGBTQ Museum. Lastly, V has vended at over 40 events including Allied Media Conference, Northeast QTPOC Conference, and National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference. Please find more of V’s work below:

Photos courtesy of @crimson_fig, @dammit_oskar, @blissfulstupor, @giselle.grapples, @thenuuyawker

Brass & Copper are durable alloys that can last a lifetime. Additionally, they elevate the properties of crystals, with Copper being proven to have beneficial physical and spiritual healing effects. Brass & Copper heat at double the temperature of Silver and Gold but are very sturdy. 

These pieces are created with every day wear in mind. Vanessa’s design preference and way of life is minimalist in essence. Minimalism highlights the pure beauty of a piece without the extras. Silver is incredibly durable and requires very little maintenance. It also heats at a low temperature, making it easy to work with.

Vanessa has created custom pieces ranging from engagement rings to mother’s day gifts. She’ll be happy to create a custom order with your choice of materials and designs. Please email with measurements and preferences before placing your order. Payment plans are available.