About Us

Metal Maven is a small mom and pop jewelry tool business located in a small town in Central Texas. 


Anne Smarzik is the heart of the business and designs our pattern plates.  I'm her husband, Richard, the geek that keeps all of the technology running and oversees the laser engraving operation.


We design pattern plates and use a metal cutting laser to engrave our plates.  We sell copper and sterling silver pressings of our stock design patterns to be used in jewelry making, metalsmithing,  and crafts. 


We now offer impression die pressings available for sale in 20-gauge copper and sterling silver.  

Our stock design plates are not for sale.

Metal Maven is no longer accepting orders for custom dies and pattern plates.

We will update the website if she resumes doing them in the future.

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Meet Our Team







Bear is a 4 year old toy class Biewer Terrier and weighs 5 pounds, and has a bit of a Napoleon Complex. He would most likely be diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, Co-dependency, and Social Anxiety if he was human! He feels his “job” is to warn us by barking about every noise he hears in case of possible DANGER, and he takes his job VERY seriously! We often refer to him as “Bear the Unbearable”, but we love him dearly.

Product Inspector


Quality Control Officer

Mina is a 4 year old American Shorthair Tabby we found wandering the street in front of our building when she was about 12 weeks old. She’s very curious and loves to mess with, I mean,  inspect things like beads, wire, pieces of jewelry, chains - basically any shiny object! She’s also a bit of a kleptomaniac, so if something goes missing, we know who to suspect!

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