Metalsmith Kendra Renee Bryant creates modern fine jewelry in her San Francisco, CA studio. Each piece is entirely handmade, starting out as a pencil on paper sketch, or occasionally, a daydream over a Manhattan. Then Kendra brings the design to life in precious metals using old-school techniques—think hammering on an anvil and carving wax models for casting.
Her work is designed to delight and inspire, and be striking and cool, an aesthetic developed over a lifetime of making messes and then making art out of cleaning them up. It’s minimal, but demands a double take. It’s easy to wear, but never ordinary. It’s a little piece of what makes you you—in fact, you might feel naked without it.