In This Episode of Heart & Hands of a Maker

Join me for a captivating conversation with Jessica Coté, a metalsmith from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. You may know her from her brand name, Rosy Revolver.

Jessica shares her remarkable journey in the world of metal fabrication and her found passion for teaching and empowering others to find their creative voice. The conversation winds through topics such as the importance of authenticity in art, the value of failure, impact of social media on the creative community, the importance of self-awareness in art, and the need for kindness and grace.

Metalsmith, Jewelry Artist, Artist Mentor

Since 2008, Jessica has been dedicated to her craft full-time. She creates bold, feminine statement jewelry. 

Jessica opens up about the evolution of her business, the hurdles she has overcome, and the invaluable lessons she has learned along the way. 

Jessica Coté aka Rosy Revolver

Jessica is a maker and sells her finished work, she conducts metal and design workshops online and nationwide. She is also the cofounder of Heart of the Maker, a program she conducts alongside Francesca Watson. (Join the waitlist to learn when the next cohort opens for enrollment!)

In addition to all of this, Jessica develops tools and materials to improve efficiency in her work—after all, there is only so much time in a day! Jessica doesn’t keep these innovations to herself, so you can also benefit from her genius:  

  • Hone & Highlight, is a tumbling media for jewelry making, in both original and mini.
  • Tumbler frames and wheels help prevent tangling when you tumble chains. 

Beyond her professional life, Jessica enjoys her time as a mom of three, she is a plant fanatic, an animal enthusiast, and a lover of all things vintage.

Through our conversation, Jessica also shares exciting future plans, including the possible purchase of a church she hopes to transform into an inspiring space for artists and creatives.

Be sure to tune in to gain insights into Jessica’s creative process, her entrepreneurial spirit, and her vision for the future.

Key Episode Takeaways

  • Authenticity is key in the creative process.
  • Creating something that is true to oneself and conveys a message or feeling is more important than following traditional techniques or trends.
  • Failure is an essential part of the creative journey. Embracing failure and learning from it can lead to growth and the development of a unique artistic voice.
  • Teaching and empowering others can be a rewarding experience for both the teacher and the student.
  • Sharing knowledge and helping others find their creative spark can have a significant impact.
  • Social media can be a double-edged sword for the creative community. While it provides a platform for exposure and connection, it can also be a source of negativity and comparison.
  • Finding a balance and focusing on the positive aspects is crucial.
  • Finding one’s creative voice and staying true to it is a continuous process. It requires self-reflection, experimentation, and a willingness to evolve and adapt.
  • Self-awareness is crucial in art. Understanding your inspirations, motivations, and personal style can lead to more authentic and meaningful work.
  • Kindness and grace are essential in the creative industry. Supporting and uplifting others, rather than tearing them down, can create a more positive and inclusive community.
  • The Heart of the Maker program focuses on inspiration, design, and the order of operations in creating art. It helps artists tap into their creativity and develop their own unique style.


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Embracing Authenticity


The Value of Failure


Navigating Social Media


Finding and Evolving Your Creative Voice


Navigating Online Communities


The Shift in Interactions


The Importance of Design and Play


Teaching the Order of Operations


Innovative Solutions for Tumbling Jewelry