The Designer + The Process

Adorn to Rise is an independently owned, small-batch jewelry brand, based in Missoula, Montana. Founded by owner and designer, Claire Mannheimer with the intention to create high-quality, meaningful talisman jewelry to inspire and empower you to rise to your potential. 

The Designer

Claire is a trained silversmith with 10 years of experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Jewelry and Small Metals from Humboldt State University in northern California. It was there that she learned the foundations of traditional silversmithing and was pushed to not only make wearable pieces of art but to have a greater concept behind her work. Since then, she has pursued the art of jewelry making with the intention to create strikingly unique and impactful pieces that you can wear every day. 

The Process

Each design is handcrafted individually using traditional silversmithing techniques. That means that each piece is fabricated out of sheet metal or wire. Perimeters are cut out by hand with a jeweler’s saw. Edges are rounded and smoothed by files and sandpaper, forms are created by hammering, and connections are made by soldering with an acetylene torch. Some of her fabricated originals or certain components are molded and cast to cut down on physical labor but that still comes with a lot of hand finishing work. She polishes each piece by hand using a series of polishing wheels and adds a patina to the surface of the metal with a liquid solution. While her chain and clasps are manufactured, she measures and cuts each chain off of a spool and hand assembles each necklace. That's why a lot of her necklace designs are adjustable! Quality and integrity are founding principles of the brand and each detail is carefully considered. Adorn to Rise is a soulfully produced jewelry to accompany you on your journey and to cherish for lifetimes to come.