Cait Marchetti is a New England illustrator and jeweler specializing in enamel. She received her BFA in Jewelry and Metals and her minor in Drawing from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2015. A few months later, she founded Cait Marchetti Jewelry and began selling her enamel jewelry part time. Her work was very well received and so she began selling online, to shops and attending festivals regularly in May of 2016 full time.
She comes from a family of gardeners who instilled in her a love for the outdoors and capturing its essence on paper and in enamel. Since childhood, Cait has harbored a passion for drawing as well as all types of art. She was originally accepted into the College of Visual and Performing arts program at Umass for painting. She quickly realized she enjoyed everything else as well, and shortly after fell in love with the detail and precision that could be achieved in Jewelry and Metals. Cait continued to draw, pursuing a minor in Fine Arts, and looked for ways to incorporate her drawings, and color, into her jewelry. Through a process of firing graphite into enamel, she was able to create wearable small-scale meticulous drawings that were forever preserved in glass.
Most of her senior BFA work was based on medieval literature with imagery that captured the highlight of each narrative. Many of her current pieces have narrative elements, and many designs seek to capture potential and growth, such as the Potential Series. The series features flora and fauna with one design on the back featuring an organism in an early stage of life, and on the front is the potential outcome if the same organism is allowed to flourish in its environment. An offshoot of the Potential Series is the Habitat Series, in which the designs feature an animal in its habitat on the front, and its habitat without the animal on the backside. It leaves a haunting presence of the animal, the habitat is the same as the front side, as though the animal has left the scene.
Though the artist occasionally will release designs with subjects not native to New England, Cait prefers to sketch and draw inspiration from life, and so many of the featured species are native to her area. Her designs are a tribute to the critters and flowers that brighten her day.
Address: Cait Marchetti Jewelry, Studio 217, 30 Cutler St, Warren, RI 02885
Shipping Costs and Times for Online Orders
Shipping is priority mail USPS, within 1-3 days after processing (within the US). For international orders, please contact the artist for more information. Ships in 1-3 days, order ships after 1-14 days of placing your order.
Processing and Shipping Time for Online Orders:
Guaranteed in 1-17 days maximum from design approval, 1-14 days to custom make your order, 1-3 days to ship.
(However, orders usually process faster, within 3 days and usually ships within 1-2 days locally.)
If you need the piece for a specific date, please write a note of this at checkout, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Faster processing and shipping options are available for an additional charge- contact the artist to inquire.
We do our best to get it to you as soon as possible. Due to the custom nature of each piece of jewelry, usually depending on the order it can take from 1 to 11 days to complete the order before it is shipped. Please be aware that 14K gold versions as well as longer chain lengths can take an extra 3 business days in addition to the usual processing time.
*Processing times will increase closer to the holidays*
Email the artist at CaitMarchettiJewelry@gmail.com to inquire on current times or to request a faster processing time.
Cait Marchetti Jewelry products are made of glass and metal, and are NOT intended for children.
(Safety concerns: do not put glass in mouth, glass may break, choking hazard, etc.) Please read the full "Care and Maintenance" directions and warnings before use (under the About section).
All images are copyright protected, (c) 2016