Exclusive New Work for the Hourglass Gift Gallery, in Melrose, MA

April 15, 2014 § 3 Comments

I was thrilled when Lorrie DiCesare, Owner of the Hourglass Art and Gift Gallery, asked if I could design an exclusive piece of jewelry just for their new website. Hourglass is located at 458 Main Street, Melrose, Massachusetts 02176. The new website will be up soon! Here is a sneak peek at the hammered sterling silver earrings and pendant, with pearl drops. Available exclusively at the Hourglass Gallery store and online. 

Handcrafted Hammered Sterling Silver Heart Earrings, Freshwater Pearls

Handcrafted Hammered Sterling Silver Heart Earrings and Pendants, w/Freshwater Pearls

Handcrafted Hammered Sterling Silver Heart Earrings and Pendants, With Freshwater Pearls Handcrafted Hammered Sterling Silver Heart Earrings and Pendants, With Freshwater Pearls

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Holiday Gifts Galore! At the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

December 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

As a member artist of the Metalworkers Guild at The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, you will find a diverse assortment of my handcrafted jewelry available for sale in the gallery, along with lots of wonderful holiday gifts. The December Holiday Market, which includes handmade items from nine Arts and Crafts Guilds, runs from December 4th through December 24th. The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is located at 130 Waltham Street in downtown Lexington, Massachusetts. Holiday Market hours are Monday through Saturday 10AM – 6PM and Sundays 12PM – 6PM.Handcrafted-Jewelry-Jenne Rayburn-Lexington-arts and crafts

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is an organization of juried fine craft artists from throughout Massachusetts, with nearly 400 members, in nine guilds. The Society (LACS) was founded in 1935 as a non-profit regional education center dedicated to the preservation and promotion of excellence in both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. With the objective to encourage higher artistic standards, the Society continually invites original local and emerging artists to be members to ensure that traditional crafts endure, are valued and are available to the public. Members of the Metalworkers Guild are an active community of life-long craftspeople. Membership in the Guild is by a jury process, and is for the lifetime of the juried member. The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society’s unique community, facility and resources enable local artists to practice their craft, learn new skills and sell their creations at the Society’s art gallery, which offers for sale original art and handmade crafts by local member artisans.Hancrafted Jewelry-LACS-Jenne RayburnHancrafted Earrings-LACS-Jenne RayburnHancrafted Vintage-LACS-Jenne Rayburn

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society houses a gallery to showcase the works of the artists of the Society. The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Holiday Market in Lexington, MA runs from December 4th through December 24th. The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is located at 130 Waltham Street in downtown Lexington, Massachusetts. Holiday Market hours are Monday through Saturday 10AM – 6PM and Sundays 12PM – 6PM.

For more information go to:

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
130 Waltham Street Lexington MA 02421
Phone: (781) 862-9696
http://www.lacsma.org

Arm Candy ~ The Cuff Bracelet

September 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

I love big bold cuff bracelets. Maybe because I watched Wonder Woman as a girl… Actually I insisted on watching a Wonder Woman movie with the boys recently, wanting them to have a holistic view of the superhero universe. (Queen Hippolyta, the mother of Wonder Woman, wears fabulous star earrings. But I digress). Needless to say, the cuff is a powerful look that has appealed to warrior women throughout fashion history.

Here is a peak at past cuff bracelets and I have more designs in the works. These are architecturally intricate designs, in matte gold. They range in size from several inches wide to a wee half inch. I would suggest that you match the scale of your cuffs to your shirt sleeves. With a delicate cuff go with a simple sleeve. When wearing an ornate, embellished cuff, or cuffs if you want to go all out, balance them with a strong shoulder or more complicated sleeve. Mix and match, wear on both wrists, and have fun!

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Handcrafted Jewelry Collection Trunk Show

April 30, 2013 § 1 Comment

My dear friend Rhiannon is hosting a Mother’s Day Trunk Show during the Fort Point Arts Community Art Walk Spring Open Studios in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 11th, from 11am to 5pm.

Handcrafted Story Charm Bracelet By Jenne Rayburn

Handcrafted Story Charm Bracelet By Jenne Rayburn

I am a member artist of the Fort Point Arts Community, and am thrilled to be showcasing my handcrafted jewelry collections as well as one-of-a-kind statement necklaces and limited edition leather handbags and textiles.

Date: Saturday, May 11th

Time: 11am-5pm

Location: Rhiannon Hayes’ Loft, #225, 21 Wormwood Street in Boston, MA

Secret Garden: Our Test Photo Shoot

February 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

I am so lucky that my family willingly participates in all my crazy plans and schemes.  Case-in-point: THE PHOTOSHOOT IDEA. And what did I say? The models were amazing! We got sweet, we got sultry, and we got – well lets just say that we got a lot of personalty.

Sterling Silver Honey Bee Earrings By Jenne Rayburn

Lilly Wearing Sterling Silver Honey Bee Earrings

Gold Raven Earrings With Pyrite Drops By Jenne Rayburn

Charlotte Wearing Gold Raven Earrings With Pyrite Drops

Chrissie Wearing Gold Wheel Earrings By Jenne Rayburn

Secret Garden Path Photo By Jenne Rayburn

Secret Garden Path Inspiration Photo By Jenne Rayburn


Year of Snake: Snake is the symbol of the 2013 Chinese New Year

February 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

The snake is the symbol of the 2013 Chinese New Year, which is the 10th of February. The Snake Jewelry in the Ark Collection of animal charms are made of polished sterling silver, lustrous 18-karat matte gold-plated brass, antiqued sterling silver plated brass, and matte raw brass, and strive to capture the organized, intelligent, intuitive, and elegant snake in a contemporary, silhouetted form. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one’s birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny. The saying is: ‘This animal hides in your heart.’

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Black Snake in Antique Silver, and Gold 18k plated Snake with Garnet and Ruby

According to Chinese astrology snakes are the deepest thinkers of the 12 zodiacs. Legend has it that inception of the Chinese zodiac signs began when Buddha called on all the animals to bid him farewell before his departure from the Earth. However, only twelve animals arrived at his summoning, so those were given a place of honor in a year being named after each. Those born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, and now 2013, were born under the sign of the snake. Snake people are born charming and popular. Snakes are spotlight magnets, and they will not be ignored.

Jenne Rayburn Ark Collection 18k Gold Plated Snake Earrings

Jenne Rayburn Ark Collection 18k Gold Plated Snake Earrings

We are leaving the year 2012, which was the year of the flamboyant dragon. The dragon is a legendary animal and the symbol of the emperor in China. Together the lucky dragon and the wise snake bring good fortune. The Chinese New Year always begins on the second new moon after winter solstice.

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Jenne Rayburn Ark Collection of Animal Jewelry: Grasshopper, Snake, Elephant, Raven

The Ark Collection of Animal and Symbolic Jewelry is crafted from thin metal then hammered for texture and strength. Beautiful jewelry that is easy to wear, lightweight and durable!

Fresh and Frisky: Getting Back To Work In The Design Studio

January 22, 2013 § 1 Comment

The wind is blowing fresh minted snow, and all those leaves I never had time to rake, in swirling piles over the sunny back patio. I just want to sit inside and day-dream – about new jewelry designs and new collections! And of course, with the wind and cold, why would I do anything else?

Jenne Rayburn Animal Jewelry

Jenne Rayburn Ark Collection of Animal Jewelry in 18k Matte Gold and Antique Silver

The bustle of December has turned to the quite and reflective days of January – what worked? what needs work? and where to go from here? I am pulling out all of the pieces and reworking and re-assembling them.

Jenne Rayburn Brass Jewelry

Jenne Rayburn Brass Jewelry

Stay tuned for new work, new pictures and new venues in 2013!

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