Working from her own design studio, Jennifer creates jewelry for display and retail sale, as well as custom-designed works of jewelry made to her customers’ desires and specifications. The elegance and quality of Jennifer’s craftsmanship comes from over 20 years of training and experience, both by working for other fine jewelers and creating her own works. Her experience, quality workmanship and artistic sense of design shine throughout all her works of jewelry art.
GIA Diamond Grading Certificate
Graduate of Haywood Community College, Production Crafts Program/Metal
2004-Present Co-owner of Miya Gallery in Weaverville, NC 28787
2002-Present Jennifer Jenkins designer/goldsmith, self-employed studio artist
1990-2001 Jewelry designer/bench jeweler: custom jewelry design, retail sales, repair work and supervisor of custom jewelry studio, wholesale line designer and supervisor of production. Self-employed studio artist in Candler, NC: exhibited in retail and wholesale art shows throughout the U.S. created and marketed a wholesale line of jewelry to over 50 galleries.
Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, Exhibiting Artist Member
Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Member since 1983
Piedmont Craftsmen Guild, Member since 1989
ACC Craft Fairs in Baltimore, MD and Boston, MA
Exhibited throughout the U.S. in juried art shows: Coconut Grove, FL; Winter Park, FL; Las Olas Art Show, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Smithsonian Institute Art Show; WBAI Art Show, NY
1986-90 Winter and summer Rosen Agency Wholesale shows in Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA