Jenna Scifres Designs uses a minimalist approach to making quality, comfortable, handmade jewelry that makes a bold statement in its simplicity. Many of Jenna’s jewelry designs offer options for customization and personalization such as engraving and birthstones.
All jewelry designs are created at her home studio in Morton IL and she takes pride in attention to detail and great customer service. Jenna Scifres Designs jewelry pieces use as many recycled materials as possible and high quality metals such as sterling silver, gold-filled, pure aluminum, brass, and copper. She also incorporates vintage and antique items into some jewelry designs.
Jenna Scifres Designs expanded in 2015 to include home accessories such as wine glass charms, crystal sun catchers, ornaments, and air plants inside of quirky, vintage bar ware. To view the jewelry and home accessories collections, visit jennascifres.com or jennascifres.etsy.com.
A little bit about me and my jewelry making…
I grew up on a farm outside of Peoria, IL and this gave me an appreciation of nature and all living things at a very young age. I began taking violin lessons at the age of 8, but I can’t remember a time when I was not crazy about everything musically-related. I also have a thrifty and crafty family, with entrepreneurial spirits: my Grammy was a painter, keyboardist, and had her own sewing business, my Mom often crafts at her home and has an eye for vintage finds, and my Dad frequently makes or modifies his own hunting, fishing, and trapping gear in addition to do-it-yourself projects he has going at home.
I enjoy my jewelry having a very positive message and affect on the wearers, but it is also a personal goal of mine to use as many recycled materials as possible. Not only are there obvious benefits of recycling, but I believe it is important for all of us to respect and treasure the past and we can do that by repurposing old items into beautiful and wearable pieces of jewelry. I think that using old silverware, vintage sheet music, scratched vinyl records, old board game pieces, antique skeleton keys, and recycled metal just gives a comforting, world-traveled, and worn vintage character to my jewelry creations.
Outside of the recycled aspect of my jewelry creations, I highly value personalization in my designs. For example, my penny necklaces are made-to-order based on my customers’ specifications. I select a penny for the person’s year of birth, a birthstone crystal for the month they were born, and then stamp the face of the penny with their first initial. I think that the attention to detail is key and it is meaningful for people to have jewelry that represents a part of themselves.
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