Making original, statement jewelry that empowers the wearer with confidence is Jen Surine’s continual pursuit as a maker.
Jen began her business in 2008 after graduating from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making. Her line of jewelry is primarily comprised of argentium silver: a silver alloy containing less copper. The finished piece has a bright white finish that resists tarnishing better than traditional sterling silver. Every piece is thoughtfully hand fabricated start to finish using traditional and non-traditional jewelry construction methods like soldering, fusing, and welding. Each piece is built out of wire, creating architectural and geometric “Openwork” forms resembling a three dimensional lace. Jen also incorporates her love of stones by integrating faceted gems and cabochons into her pieces. All of this comes together to create designs with an overall ethereal quality.
Jennifer and her husband live outside of Kalamazoo with their young son and yellow lab.