Joy Franklin's Profile

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Inspired by historical ornament and cultural adornament each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in my studio in the heart of Renaissance Florence using traditional metalsmithing techniques with a focus on craftmanship and sustainability.

After growing up in a small town in Michigan I decided to head over to Italy to further my studies where I fell in love with the art of jewelry making, and the country not to mention a certain man. After many years of trying to juggle various part time jobs while making jewelry, I now have a studio along side a group of oldschool florentine goldsmiths in the center of the artisans district where artists have been creating work for centuries. I strive to create pieces by hand using only traditional techniques, so working along side other traditional artisans is a huge influence. Living in Italy along with the little gems of architecture, ornament and…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 28
  • Joined July 7, 2008

Favorite materials

sterling silver, 18k gold, gemstones, patinas

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About

Inspired by historical ornament and cultural adornament each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in my studio in the heart of Renaissance Florence using traditional metalsmithing techniques with a focus on craftmanship and sustainability.

After growing up in a small town in Michigan I decided to head over to Italy to further my studies where I fell in love with the art of jewelry making, and the country not to mention a certain man. After many years of trying to juggle various part time jobs while making jewelry, I now have a studio along side a group of oldschool florentine goldsmiths in the center of the artisans district where artists have been creating work for centuries. I strive to create pieces by hand using only traditional techniques, so working along side other traditional artisans is a huge influence. Living in Italy along with the little gems of architecture, ornament and adornment I find on the way of my travels continuously inspire my work.
I love the past, anything antique and anything with a story and hope to create tiny little treasures that evoke these feelings, to be coveted and cherished.

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