I’ve always enjoyed jewelry as much as my summers off. As a fourth grade teacher, I was looking for something to replace my passion for teaching during the summer months (besides reading and relaxing at the pool, of course!).

I turned to jewelry in 2008 as a means to occupy that time and make pieces that were unique to my style and personality – pieces no one else had. What started as a hobby I very much enjoyed, slowly turned into making pieces for friends and family and the occasional jewelry show. As people started enjoying my jewelry as much as I enjoyed making one of a kind pieces, I knew I wanted  to take it further.

I partnered with an amazing philanthropist and blogger, Lisa at Shut the Front Door, who has helped me promote Designs by Jen and quickly added to the success it is today. Lisa has helped me promote my jewelry as well as contribute to causes we are both passionate about: Child Abuse Prevention,  Suicide Prevention Awareness and Foster Care assistance.

That’s my story. As you scroll through my website looking for that one piece that tells your story, know that I use the highest quality materials in appreciation of my customers and my love of unique and hand-pieced jewelry.  I also love and encourage custom orders! What’s more unique than your own suggestions and creativity!?

I hope you enjoy my website and designs as much as I enjoy creating them. Always feel free to email me with comments, suggestions, and my favorite emails - pictures of you wearing your Designs by Jen jewelry!