Who is AOS Metals?

Created in 2012 as a hobby for the long cold winters of Wyoming, artist and Owner, Kari Johnson, found a love for all things metal. She began her journey with simple beads and wire that she could easily fit in her suitcase while travelling and eventually grew into repurposing anything she could find when stationary at home. The original company name Art of Simplicity was derived from the wide arrangement of craft items she created with the simple classic style of clean lines and muted colors.

As a few years went by her focus became more on the jewelry alone and the obsession of how metal can be manipulated leading to the rebranding in 2016 to AOS Metals. Still loving the simplicity and classic style of most of her creations Art of Simplicity was shortened to AOS and Metals was added to emphasize her work.

Gold Filled Wire

What is Gold Filled?

       Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% of the item's total weight, mechanically bonded to sterling silver or a base metal.

        Some high quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as 14 karat (58%) gold. Gold-filled items are 5 to 10 times thicker than regular gold plating, and 15 to 25 times thicker than gold electroplate.

What does this mean for you?

       By using gold filled material it allows us as designers to be able to offer you a product at a great price that will last for many years to come!

Argentium Silver Wire

What is Argentium Silver?

      Argentium silver is a modern sterling silver alloy, containing 93.5% silver, in which the traditional alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) is modified by removing some of the copper and adding the metalloid germanium.

What does that mean for you?

       Argentium silver is whiter and brighter than traditional sterling and is much more tarnish resistant, that means way less polishing! It is also made of RECYCLED sterling silver so it's more enviromentally friendly along with the benifits of no firescale when working with the design. This also means less harsh chemicals are used in fabrication!