Natural Bird Eggshell + Seashell Art Jewelry

Montclair, New Jersey 26 Sales On Etsy since 2015


Natural Bird Eggshell + Seashell Art Jewelry

Montclair, New Jersey | 26 Sales

Jennifer Longworth

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Jennifer Longworth

About JLongworthArtJewelry

Sales 26
On Etsy since 2015

I love making intimate pieces that let people engage with nature in a joyful way.

For many years I have made pictures - my art is a riff on traditional Japanese keiran-nuri, or eggshell lacquer, and my palette combines an array of beautiful seashells and birds’ eggshells I've collected from around the world, as well as precious gold and palladium leaf. Collectors often told me my larger images seem like jewelry on their walls and I loved the idea of creating diminutive framed images to wear. Jewelry is an exciting way for me to share the beauty I see in an intimate, accessible way! Many of my pieces are made within glass lockets, so you can turn (and wear) the piece reversed, and see the evolution of the gilding and the beautiful shades of the shells undersides. All materials are responsibly sourced. Each piece is a miniature, private journey, your own talisman to carry with you or bestow on another.

I am happy to create a custom order for you - you may have an idea, theme, or even a special shell you wish to use. Please contact me to help design something just for you, and please plan to allow about 6 weeks for the piece to be made once the basics have been agreed on. I hope my images inspire meditation and joy as your eye journeys through these tiny landscapes.

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  • Jennifer Longworth

    Owner, Creator

    I have a deep love of the natural world. I walk terrains from mountains to seaside, observing interacting living and inanimate forms. My pieces use seashells and birds’ eggshells, and precious gold and palladium leaf. Each is a miniature journey.

  • Aubrey Meyer


    Aubrey is an artist who is melding, literally, his interest in sculpture with silversmithing. He is fascinated by the effects of heat and loves creating unusual and distinctive settings for stone and textures.

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Last updated on November 11, 2016
Welcome and thank you for your interest in my jewelry! My personal and artistic philosophy are that we are responsible to the planet and to each other. My hope is that you find inspiration in the beautiful, natural elements I combine in my work. All my pieces are one-of-a-kind, the product of the materials and experiences I gather day to day.

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Your piece is made with love and exacting care! I hope you will enjoy wearing it as much as I did creating it. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me by email so we can discuss how to resolve the problem. Jewelry pieces which haven't been customized are returnable within 5 days after being received - please contact me first as I cannot be responsible for any piece returned without proper authorization. All earrings are final sale only.
Checkout is easy through direct checkout - I accept payment by credit card, including Amex, Mastercard, Visa and Discover. Please contact me for payment terms regarding a custom order.
I'm usually able to ship an item within one business day. Shipping and handling charges are calculated to cover the cost of shipping, insuring, processing your order, and related overhead. Delivery is made via USPS Priority Mail to one shipping address within the continental U.S. Sorry, I'm not able to ship to PO boxes! All pieces are carefully gift boxed as noted in their individual description. If you'd like to send a piece as a gift, please indicate the recipient's address in the note to seller section.