Joy Franklin's Profile
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…
- Born on June 28
- Joined July 7, 2008