Brenda Smith is revealed as one of the highlights of Tucson 2017 with her unique cultured pearl necklace.
All gemstone and noble metal sculpture and necklace created for the theme, “Light My Fire.” Necklace chain (created from sterling and gold matchsticks), removes from flame, carved from Oregon sunstone. Flame is encased with sterling featuring a 0.5ct diamond at the bottom where the spark ignites the flame. When flame is removed from the chain, […]
“Southern Charm” earrings were inspired by the wrought iron of Charleston and Savannah and the all natural pearls harvested from the Tennessee River. They were hand fabricated in blackened sterling silver with 18k gold leaves plated in 22k gold on 18kwg omega backs. All pearls are from the John Latendress cultured pearl collection.
“Pearls and Lace in Space” bracelet created in mahogany and backed with steel lace pattern. Front is embedded with South Sea and Tahitian pearls. 1st Place in Design Category.
Two pieces from the collection of Brenda Smith Jewelry,LLC will be part of the “Out of This World, Space Age Jewelry” exhibit at the Wertz Gallery of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania between June 27th, 2015 through January 4th, 2016. You can find the gallery here: Wertz Gallery Carnegie Museum of […]
Kent State University asked me to provide an update as part of a “where are they now ” project to highlight some of the more unique and formidable graphic design graduates from Kent State University. This is what I provided!
After a news report went out that several pairs of my earrings were worn at this yea’s Emmys, I received an email from the editor of the Kent State Alumni magazine wanting to do a piece on me and my work since I graduated from KSU with a BFA degree in design. The news report […]
Michael O’Connor’s Style, StyleLab and Red Carpet TV takes an exclusive look at amazing jewelry that celebrities will wear for the 2014 Emmy Awards. Brenda Smith earrings are haled as over-the-top, with a nice young unique take. @stylingspy gives us an exclusive look at the jewelry celebs will be wearing on the red carpet at […]
John Dyer is an Award Winning Stone Cutter with consistent and multiple yearly AGTA Cutting Edge wins every year from 2002 through 2015 and is not slowing down. His stone cutting is unparalleled in the industry and he chose to include my placements of his stones in his design gallery. Brenda had the opportunity to […]
The Roskin Gem News Report documented the donation of a Four Peaks Amethyst by Brenda Smith to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. “I became aware of the Four Peaks Amethyst from my cutter, Darryl Alexander. I researched the mine and stone and was very impressed since I enjoy history and how it […]
I earned my MBA at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. The alumni office contacted me about doing a story for their magazine on how I utilized my MBA degree to start my own business. Below is the result!
Brenda Smith was a finalist in the Palladium International 2013 Design Contest. Her two entries, “Celebration Earrings” and “Kite Pendant” drew national attention. Find Palladium Jewelry’s Facebook Post here.
Brenda was featured in the April 2011 issue of the Canadian magazine Jewellery Business upon her first time presentation at a Tucson, Arizona Jewelry Industry Showcase. Brenda’s Celebration Earrings and her work with coral were discussed and presented across two pages included below.
The “Journey of the Pearl,” a documentary by the Cultured Cultured Pearl Association of America, selected Brenda Smith among nine designers world-wide to be part of this documentary and to create a piece of jewelry for their permanent collection from pearls collected while filming. Read about the selection process here at National Jeweler.
Diana Jarrett GG RMV noticed Brenda in early 2011 and connected her unique design aesthetic for her love of life’s fleeting moments. Regarding Brenda’s inspiration, Diana says: What simple images from your life’s fleeting moments captured your imagination and made you want to hold on to it forever? Jewelery has the power to convey a […]