FishingCreekJewelry

Unique Jewelry Handcrafted in Southeastern Kentucky

Somerset, Kentucky | 239 Sales

FishingCreekJewelry

Unique Jewelry Handcrafted in Southeastern Kentucky

Somerset, Kentucky 239 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Jarod Cox

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Jewelry handmade in Southeastern Kentucky by Berea College graduate Jarod Cox.

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting my shop! My name is Jarod Cox and I am a Berea College graduate with a bachelors in studio arts. I became interested in jewelry at a young age, often sculpting beads from the Kentucky clay that I found in Fishing Creek, and beginning the rock collection of locally sourced geodes that I now incorporate into some of my work. While in college, I took a labor position at Berea that helped me learn the basics of metalsmithing under mentor Tim Glotzbach. I then had the privilege to continue my work through the 123 Gallery as part of an Accelerated Artists Program in Berea before becoming a full time artist.

Having grown up in Kentucky, I often find inspiration for my pieces in the creeks and forests. Some of my work features blue herons, one of my favorite local birds that I often see on my treks throughout the creeks. As a lapidary artist as well as a metalsmith, I often take stones such as Kentucky agate that I find in the creeks, cut and polish them to set in my handcrafted bezels. Each piece is meticulously planned and handcrafted individually, resulting in beautiful works of art that hold with them the resilient spirit of Appalachia.

My goal as an artist is to incorporate elements of home into unique jewelry that can become family heirlooms, gifts for loved ones and special pieces to hold dear.

My pieces have been featured in the Kentucky Artisan Center, the Log House Craft Gallery, and the 123 Gallery. I have participated in Kentucky Crafted, Berea Makers Markets, Lexington Makers Markets, Spoonbread Festival, the Berea Craft Festival as well as several others.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me a message!

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    Jeweler from southeastern Kentucky that focuses on silversmithing and lapidary art. Many of my pieces include stones I find throughout Kentucky, which I then handpolish before setting in sterling silver, copper or gold.

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Last updated on Feb 21, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you would like a custom order, please send me a message. Keep in mind that due to shows and other custom orders, the time it takes to create your special piece will vary. I love doing custom orders, but in order to ensure your piece gets the attention it deserves this often takes 4-6 weeks (or more) to fabricate. I reserve the right to refuse custom orders at certain times of the year - please keep in mind that all my pieces are made one at a time by a single individual.

Care instructions

Most of my work is based in sterling silver, which will naturally tarnish over time. In order to remove tarnish, a simple polishing cloth will do the trick. You can find these affordable jewelry savers online. For pieces with a “darkened” silver look, this is achieved with a patina that can wear off over time. This is not a quality issue.

Wholesale availability

If you are interested in a wholesale order, please contact me directly for pricing information. Keep in mind that each piece is handcrafted individually so the time it takes to put together a wholesale order varies.