When I was having coffee in Wildflour cafe at 73 Spring St. this morning I ran into Stella Maris (I helped Stella find a home on Spring St. a couple of months back). She had just finished a class at Charleston Power Yoga. After spending her youth on a pig farm in Pennsylvania, Stella has lived in Germany and France and has always enjoyed making jewelry. She started working with metal in college and now crafts mainly sterling silver and copper concentrating on wearable functional shapes with stamped affirmations. “I bend the snot out of metal all day on a chunk of rail road steel” said Stella happily. Her work is available for purchase at www.polyesterstella.etsy.com. Or email her your favorite quote for a custom piece at firstname.lastname@example.org .