EBJ launched in 2013 after Elaine apprenticed with accomplished goldsmith Gabriel Ofiesh. Each piece starts with wire and sheet metal from refineries that recycle silver and gold, or cast pieces that are made from Elaine's original designs. The pieces are then soldered, hammered, sanded, set, and polished by hand, a process that allows for customization and a personal relationship with the jewelry. Every piece of jewelry is hand made in Ferndale, MI.
Jennifer Chin began working with metals while studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1997. Her delicately industrial jewelry is inspired by an affinity for machine components, kinetic movement and the beautiful natural patterns occurring in nature. At her studio in Boston, she uses silver, gold and occasionally gemstones to create delicately linked geometric patterns and organic imagery, like bird wings, flowers and leaves.
Maggie Bokor is known for her organic, elegant jewelry. A ceramics graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, Maggie uses her clay techniques and tools with her metalsmithing experience to create her pieces. Working with silver in a “clay-like” state, all of Maggie’s originals are designed with metal clay. She designs from her waterfront home in mid-coast Maine, inspired by her beautiful natural surroundings.
Each Meghan Patrice Riley piece is hand fabricated in the MPR Atelier located in Brooklyn, New York. Mixing fabrication and textile techniques, MPR reinterprets classic, yet unexpected materials such as miniature bridge cabling, by pairing them with precious metal and semiprecious stones. The juxtaposition of materials in her designs create jewelry that is unique, feminine, and luxurious.
Porcelain & Stone focuses on ceramic jewelry in pairing with fine metals. Founded by Kimberly Huestis in August of 2012, the jewelry is minimal and classic, drawing inspiration from nautical and organic elements with a graceful woman in mind. Recently, Kimberly released a new collection of naturally oxidized brass pieces - "Patina by the Beach" - which features the vibrant turquoise of summer. All her work is handmade in Boston.
Susan Elnora is drawn to imagery that reflects a connection to spirit, awareness, curiosity, and playfulness. She believes that jewelry can become a powerful symbol of personal mythos, as well as a reminder to cultivate presence and openness. All pieces are handmade by Susan from sterling silver and gold in Richmond, VA. Most shapes are sawed out, then refined with tiny files, and the pieces are folded, forged, and soldered together.