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I've been making jewelry for over a decade. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Art and English in 2001. That year I met renowned jewelry artist, Celie Fago and became her apprentice and teaching assistant. She taught me how to work with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and I got to be one of the pioneers in that new medium. For 9 years (till 2010) I accompanied her in her travels around the country and abroad.

I try to put a contemporary spin on ancient designs, as I’m influenced by both ethnic artifacts and current fashion trends. I’m fascinated by the way things are put together: patched, hinged, riveted, stitched, wrapped and often incorporate such connections in my pieces. My designs fuse old and new, industrial and natural, urban and ethnic. Through all of this craftsmanship is key, which causes me to think about every part of a piece, the back must be as compelling…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 25
  • Joined March 11, 2007

Favorite materials

Precious Metal Clay, fine silver, sterling silver, gold, copper, bronze, brass, found objects, fabric, precious and semi precious stones, leather and feathers

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    Jennifer Kahn - Jewelry for Adventurous Women

About

I've been making jewelry for over a decade. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Art and English in 2001. That year I met renowned jewelry artist, Celie Fago and became her apprentice and teaching assistant. She taught me how to work with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and I got to be one of the pioneers in that new medium. For 9 years (till 2010) I accompanied her in her travels around the country and abroad.

I try to put a contemporary spin on ancient designs, as I’m influenced by both ethnic artifacts and current fashion trends. I’m fascinated by the way things are put together: patched, hinged, riveted, stitched, wrapped and often incorporate such connections in my pieces. My designs fuse old and new, industrial and natural, urban and ethnic. Through all of this craftsmanship is key, which causes me to think about every part of a piece, the back must be as compelling as the front. For that reason most of my pendants and necklaces are reversible. Comfort is another thing I take into consideration, rings must be smooth inside and earrings are lightweight.

I spend my days making jewelry full time and selling it at my booth at the Burlington Artist Market, locally at Trinket and trunk shows, and online in my Etsy shop. I'm transitioning now from wanting to sell it all myself to wanting to sell more in shops. A few months ago I developed my wholesale line and catalog. If you're a brick & morter store you can also view my wholesale line on Etsy Wholesale.

I’ve sold my work at craft shows and in galleries across Vermont and been included in exhibits in the US, UK and Japan. My work has been featured in top jewelry magazines and several books; and made the cover of the Lark book "Stitched Jewels".

I love what I do and feel very luck to being doing it!

*The JK symbol that I use is not only my initials, it is also the Chinese symbol for "Forever".

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SHIPPING:
Items ship within 3 days of purchase. All items are shipped via First Class mail. Once items are shipped, I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items so if you would like your item insured, please contact me before sending payment.

Items come in a recycled cardboard jewelry box with my silver JK stamp on top.

RETURNS FOR STORE CREDIT:
I allow returns on my items for 10 DAYS after you received the package and I will issue a credit (not including the shipping) to use in my shop. Items must be shipped back to me at your cost (including insurance if it was sent to you with insurance) and in the same packaging. Please contact me first.

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