Kyle Anne's Profile

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I am a formally trained Goldsmith and Cloisonne Enamelist, and I have over 12 years experience in working with these mediums. From the time I was a small child I was obsessed with making jewelry, whether it was stringing glass beads, making beads out of fimo clay, and making earrings and pendants with friendly plastic. I took my first silversmithing class when I was sixteen and I know right then that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life I am originally from Atlanta, GA and attended college at Savannah College of Art and Design. While I was there I fell in love with the art of enameling, and chose to further my education in this field. I apprenticed for an amazingly talented and wonderful Cloisonne artist named Ricky Frank. I spent four years learning everything I could from him and his Goldsmith Joanne Hernandez.
I started my business four years ago on etsy.com. I moved from Georgia to Santa…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 22
  • Joined February 13, 2009

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gold, diamonds, recycled metals, conflict free gemstones, sapphires, rose cut gemstones, cloisonne enamel

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About

I am a formally trained Goldsmith and Cloisonne Enamelist, and I have over 12 years experience in working with these mediums. From the time I was a small child I was obsessed with making jewelry, whether it was stringing glass beads, making beads out of fimo clay, and making earrings and pendants with friendly plastic. I took my first silversmithing class when I was sixteen and I know right then that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life I am originally from Atlanta, GA and attended college at Savannah College of Art and Design. While I was there I fell in love with the art of enameling, and chose to further my education in this field. I apprenticed for an amazingly talented and wonderful Cloisonne artist named Ricky Frank. I spent four years learning everything I could from him and his Goldsmith Joanne Hernandez.
I started my business four years ago on etsy.com. I moved from Georgia to Santa Barbara, California and began to build my life out here, focusing mainly on my business. I began making production rings out of silver and semi precious stones. My shop really flourished from the beginning, and thanks to years spent making bezels and bands for production work, I was able to crank out orders as fast as they came in! Eventually I began to incorporate 14k gold, making rings that had silver bands and gold settings. I love working with gold and slowly I started using more gold and less silver. I have always been in love with rose cut stones, especially diamonds, and they have became the main stones that I use.
My favorite projects are custom orders. I love working with a customer to create a unique and one of a kind piece of jewelry that they truly cherish. I work mainly in 14 and 18 karat gold, but I also enjoy working in silver. The focus of most of my pieces are the gemstones. I hand pick each stone I use, weather it is for a production ring or a unique one of a kind piece. I see the metal work as the frame for these stones, and design each piece so it showcases the stone in the best way possible. My work is simplistically elegant, and each piece is lovingly handcrafted by me, from start to finish, in my little studio.
I currently live in the beautiful town of Athens, Ga surrounded by wonderful friends, my amazing family, my epic boyfriend and my two little dogs Dixon and Tres.

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