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About our Studio

CharmTree Studio is the working studio and school of Metalsmith and Instructor Melissa Kay-Steves. For the last 4 years she has been committed to helping people along their metalsmith journey.


With classes taught by her as well as some incredible guest instructors, the studio boasts an array of workshops in fabrication, soldering, bezel setting, precious metal clay, forming and more! From the moment you walk in the door, you will find a nurturing learning environment and a wonderful community of makers, and make lasting friendships!

Our unique and highly personalized method of teaching creates an environment that encourages the beginner and nudges the expert to push the boundaries of their creativity. 

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We LOVE sharing all we know about metalsmithing! Come take a class and see what all the fun is about!

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Stay & Play

Kent Island

Our studio is located on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland just one mile from the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial "Bay Bridge" and 15 miles East of Annapolis. 

Kent Island is a wedding destination area with it's breezy waterfront restaurants and tiki bars. When you are not making beautiful jewelry, enjoy biking or walking the winding Cross Island Trail, exploring the parks, or relaxing on the beaches and tiki bars while sipping crushes at sunset. 


There are 7 hotels and plenty of accomodations:


If you need advice booking your hotel or would like to hear about local AirBNB options email Melissa at 

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