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Jill Smith Jewelry - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bio

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Jill Smith always had an interest in art and design. After receiving a BS in Interior Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986, she practiced Interior Design and Architecture in Minneapolis, MN for almost 20 years before transitioning from what was originally a hobby, to full-time jewelry artist in 2003. Given her background, Jillʼs jewelry is constantly influenced by architectural and industrial spaces. Imaginative and often times whimsical, Jillʼs asymmetrical compositions evoke irregularities we experience in our everyday environment, accentuating pieces with colorful stones, giving Jill her signature look. Jill finds inspiration in a variety of places. "Often it is the materials themselves that can be inspiring, the parts and pieces sitting on my work bench. Other times itʼs something that I experience outside of my studio. My real passion is to take objects and forms that are not normally seen as jewelry and transform them into reinterpretations that are wearable and interesting". Jill currently has a studio in her home in Minneapolis and works with a variety of local and regional galleries, retail stores and specialty gift shops such as Gallery 360 and the Guthrie Theater both in Minneapolis, and Calico Skies Winery in Inwood, Iowa.

Events

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery - Jewelry Trunk Show
Friday, December 7, 2012 5-9 p.m. / Saturday, December 8, 2012 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
http://www.seasonsonstcroix.com

Jewelry Trunk Show - featured artist - Perlow-Stevens Gallery
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
http://www.perlow-stevensgallery.com

Retailers

Gallery 360
3011 West 50th St.
Mpls., MN 55410
http://gallery360mpls.com

Perlow-Stevens Gallery
1025 Walnut
Columbia, MO 65201
http://www.perlow-stevensgallery.com

Key North
515 1st Ave. NE
Mpls., MN 55413
http://keynorthusa.com

Guthrie Store
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
http://www.guthrietheater.org

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery
401 Second Street
Hudson, WI 54016
http://www.seasonsonstcroix.com

Northfield Arts Guild
304 Division Street
Northfield, MN 55057
http://www.northfieldartsguild.org

New Work

Necklace w/ orange Carnelian stones on handmade oxidized sterling silver loops

Necklace of oxidized sterling silver loops/chain with hematite

Chunky oxidized sterling silver bracelet with blue chalcedony stones

Sterling silver cap earring with loops/carnelian stones

Sterling silver cap earrings with loops/tourmaline stones

Small sterling silver cap with draping freshwater pearls

Sterling silver oval cap with 3 Moonstones

Blue Chalcedony, quartz and pearl on sterling silver chain necklace

Sterling silver tube with peridot drops

Blue lace agate earrings

Blue lace agate earring detail

Blue lace agate pendant on handmade sterling silver chain

Sterling silver box frame earrings

Sterling silver 'c shaped' mod hoops

Multi-loops earrings/shapes with blue sapphires

Archived Work

Sterling silver chain of handmade loops, stone pendant

Sterling silver bangle bracelets

Sterling silver loops with yellow Chalcedony stones

Pendant necklace of loops, saucers and peridot stones, oxidized sterling silver

Multiple loops earrings/peridots

Sterling silver cutout earrings

Bracelet of sterling silver loops/sliced agate stone

Contact:

jill@jewelryjillsmith.com
Phone: 612-925-2501