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Jessica Worthington Jewelry Pop-up

  • Smart + Becker 1154 McCalla Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37915 United States (map)

Knoxville jewelry designer Jessica Worthington has a definite eye for design. The shapes are striking, designs are light and wearable, and use of semi-precious stones, intentional.

 

In her own words...

My jewelry is a culmination of studies, processes, and techniques that showcases the duality of a background in contemporary sculpture and a love of the most ancient of personal adornments: the bead. I pair modern materials, like matte finish stainless steel spring wire, with traditional natural stone, wood, and horn beads to craft jewelry that is unquestionably modern yet firmly rooted in the most ancient jewelry making processes.

Jewelry is a fascinating and intimate subject for me. I am enthralled by the historical concept that worn objects can be imbued with properties beyond physical ones (think talisman, amulet) and that for thousands of years jewelry has been used to convey very personal information about the wearer.

My jewelry making process is always informed by my fine art background and the extraordinary history of personal adornment. The acts of designing and fabricating are endless sources of meditation and inspiration that allow me to work through my own human need for self expression and affirmation while allowing that self expression to be passed onto the wearer of my jewelry. That is the aspect of jewelry making that is the most exciting and fulfilling to me: it is a shared experience.

Join us for a lovely day of shopping and sipping Rose with this fab local designer.

Earlier Event: September 14
Indie Craft Parade
Later Event: September 18
DIY Stackable Peyote Stitch Ring Workshop