Jewelry, Photography, Bookmarks by Joy Killed The Poet

Sterling silver bird ring
Marriage of metal
Marriage of metal

This is what I make

I've been taking photos and making jewelry since I was a teenager. When I was growing up, every craft I learned became a new 'business.' I would teach one or two friends, we'd buy some materials, and voilà! A new creative endeavor was born. Once we had a box full of handmade offerings, we'd venture out into the neighborhood, door to door, shop to shop.

I'm all grown up, my creative skills have improved and my new neighborhood is Etsy, but I still find the most peace and fulfillment when I am making art and creating with my hands.

All jewelry is made by me in studio. I use mostly silver, but every once in a while I work with gold and other metals. I use gemstones from around the world.

All photographs are taken and edited by me. I use professional printing services to turn my images into high quality prints.

For the bookmarks I use tassels and charms, lots of crystals, cloisonné and glass beads, and natural materials like mother of pearl, wood, and seeds from the Amazon.
owner, maker, designer
I was an architect first, aspiring photographer next, and jewelry maker forever.
JoyKilledThePoet uses 1 manufacturer.


  • BayPhoto Lab Santa Cruz, CA, United States My photography is printed by BayPhoto, a professional lab that consistently delivers great quality prints. They have received a Green Business Certification Award for preventing pollution and conserving natural resources.