About Scylla & Stone

Image of the owner of Scylla & Stone.

Scylla & Stone is a one-woman owned and operated metalsmithing studio located on the outskirts of Seattle in Burien, WA.

Before the Pandemic, I was a museum educator. However, like many artisans, I made the decision to monetize my hobby (metalsmithing) in 2020. I’m the kid (and, to be honest, also the adult) who combs the ground for neat things. Like a crow, I collect trinkets and treasures, and I wish to share them with you!

The name "Scylla and Stone" stems from my love of ancient Greek and Roman mythology. The Odyssey was my favorite tale growing up (thanks Wishbone!), and it inspired in me an interest in storytelling, history, and archaeology. Scylla, according to the Ancient Greek myth, was a beautiful nymph who was turned into a six-dog headed sea monster. She became a powerful force to be reckoned with -- So much so that Odysseus chooses to forgo encountering her, and chooses to face the deadly whirlpool Charybdis instead. I figured that the awesome and powerful Scylla was a great namesake for my one woman-run business on the Puget Sound.

Most of my work was created while listening to spicy fantasy audiobooks and/or a true crime podcast. My artistic aesthetic could be described as: "sunken fae treasure." I enjoy adding organic textures and shapes to my pieces so that they look like they were handmade (in like, a long-ago forge).

P.S. We used to be called "Murdoch's Method," in case you encountered me under that name before!