Hi! I'm Jenny Reeves

I make jewelry inspired by the California landscape - it’s earthy and modern, edgy yet sophisticated.

When I moved to San Francisco from Philadelphia I had lots of different jobs - lifeguard, accountant, muralist, bartender - before discovering a passion for metalsmithing.  One class and I was hooked.  I loved using ancient techniques to craft modern treasures, and loved metal for it's durability and renewability.   Making wearable art from sustainable materials was the perfect way to blend creativity and personal values. 

The California landscape provides constant inspiration.  It's a unique mix of natural and man-made, serene and wild, old and new… to me it reflects the same contrasts we see in ourselves and my jewelry celebrates this!  It's designed for people who are both rugged and refined, wild yet civilized, love modern life but have a connection to nature and to the past.  And each piece is crafted for everyday wear using recycled precious metals and thoughtfully sourced stones.

I studied classical goldsmithing at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts where I’ve taught since 2011 and support Made by Survivors, an NGO that rescues, educates, and employs survivors of human trafficking and slavery.

When not in the studio I love hiking, camping, seeing music, and having fun with my favorite people.

 

Member of:

Contemporary Jewelry Design Group

Bay Area Metal Arts Guild

Argentium Guild

 

2014 Art Domain Group’s Arts and Crafts Design Award nominee

2014 MJSA Online Design Challenge participant

2013  Niche Awards finalist

2012  Top 5 finalist, Halstead Grant Competition

2012  Mort Abelson Award finalist for New Designer of the Year