Hi! I’m Jolene.
I never imagined I'd be a jeweler. I had dreams of being a painter and having gallery shows around the country. It didn't quite work out that way, but art and making things is such a large part of who I am and seems to find a way of emerging in almost everything I do. I arrived at jewelry making through a natural progression over the last decade.
My design process is mostly intuitive, a combination of sketching and arranging shapes and gemstones around until they feel just right, that magical moment when things align. I am influenced by patterns in the world around us, from wallpaper and fabrics to iron work and architecture.
I have learned jewelry fabrication and repair through a jewelry store apprenticeship, classes at New Approach School for Jewelers, as well as various workshops. Now into my 8th year at the bench, I work full time out of my studio in Batavia, New York. I produce jewelry for custom clients, sell online and at art festivals, and in 2021 started teaching workshops!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any jewelry questions, design ideas, or want to personalize any piece I have with a different gemstone or metal type.