2011 Halstead Grant Silver Finalist Kendra Renee Jewelry Design exudes elegance with stunning designs. Kendra Renee did not realize her passion as a jewelry artist until she became a metal-working apprentice during time in Florence, Italy when her creativity flourished. Her designs mainly focus on sterling silver, mixing brite finishes with a textured and/or oxidized focal piece.
“The body is my primary inspiration. I work to discover elegant, contemporary shapes that will complement and complete the wearer – her collar bone, her jaw line, her ring finger. My tools are the key. Each hammer, mandrel and pair of pliers creates its own shape or texture. I love dreaming up new ways to combine these basic elements into something exciting, fresh and inspiring to wear.” –Kendra Renee
Prices range from $79 – $380. Kendra Renee jewelry is available for sale on the artist’s website as well as in several fine galleries and stores across the the country.
Halstead Bead, Inc invites new silver jewelry designers to enter its 7th annual grant competition for artisans in the industry. The winner of the 2012 business development grant will receive a prize package including $6,000 in cash and merchandise. Complete eligibility requirements and the submission checklist are on The Halstead Grant Application PDF. Applications may be submitted between now and June 9, 2012.