Jenny Reeves designs artful jewelry for everyday wear. Her work is created by fusing layers of sterling silver, 14K, and 18K gold; the process develops organic stone-like textures and wood-grain patterns that are balanced by geometric lines and classical proportions. Patinas create contrast; colored stones and diamonds bring the pieces to life. Each is crafted from recycled precious metals with meticulous attention to detail.
A Philadelphia native, Jenny moved to San Francisco in 1995 and began metalsmithing at City College of San Francisco in 2003. She enrolled at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in 2007, completed the Graduate Jeweler program in 2009, and launched her business that same year.
It was also in 2009 that Jenny began experimenting with Argentium sterling silver, a new silver alloy available in the U.S. since 2003. While best known for it's tarnish-resistance, it was the alloy's unique fusing properties that enthralled her. As she began exploring the metal's inherent potential, she came to develop the texturing techniques and stone-like surfaces that define her signature style. Jenny now teaches Argentium 1 and 2 at the Revere Academy. Full circle!
Her work has been featured in Metalsmith magazine, in galleries and exhibitions.
Earrings feature 2 mm cabochon blue sapphires, 1.5 mm chocolate diamonds, and 1.3 mm white diamonds bezel set in 18K gold, on sterling silver ear wires Fused, fabricated, oxidized 30mm x 4.1mm x 16mm
The Geode Collection is created by fusing layers of Argentium sterling silver and 18K gold; patinas create contrast in color and texture. Like real geodes, no two are exactly alike!