Jenny Reeves – Top 5 Finalist of the 2012 Halstead Grant

Meet one of our Halstead Grant Top 5 finalists for 2012, the amazing Jenny Reeves of San Francisco.

Congratulations to Jenny Reeves for becoming one of our Top 5 finalists! Moving from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 1995, Jenny began her career metalsmithing at City College of San Francisco and then in 2007 attended the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts where she completed the Graduate Jeweler program.

Geodes Collection: Hinged Druzy Pendant
Geodes Collection: Hinged Druzy Pendant

In 2009 Jenny started using Argentium sterling silver, its fusing properties allowing her to create her unique pieces. Now, using recycled precious metals, Jenny fuses layers of argentium sterling silver with gold, creating textured stone-like surfaces on her pieces.

Cobblestones & Pebbles Collection: Chrysocolla Seafoam Cuff
Cobblestones & Pebbles Collection: Chrysocolla Seafoam Cuff

Throughout her work you will find precious and semi-precious stones intermingled in her jewelry which she feels “bring the pieces to life”. Her collections are Geodes, Mokume Gane and Cobblestones & Pebbles.

Geodes Collection: Druzy Earrings with Pearls
Geodes Collection: Druzy Earrings with Pearls

Jenny teaches Argentium 1 and 2 at the Revere Academy and has been featured in Metalsmith magazine. Retail prices on her line on the Artful Home website range from $395 to $1295 and her jewelry is also available in fine galleries across the United States.

Mokume Gane Collection: Mokume Gane Ring
Mokume Gane Collection: Mokume Gane Ring

 

Halstead awards a business grant to a new jewelry designer in the bridge segment each summer. The grant awards $6,000 in start-up capital and merchandise to a new design company. If you are starting a new jewelry design business, please check out the 2013 jewelry grant application and eligibility details.

 

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