Brenda Smith is an artist, metal smith and award-winning designer, currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has been on the Red Carpet, has won many design competitions, including 1st place in the International Pearl Design Competition, and has pieces in private and public collections including the Smithsonian.
Highly unique, one-of-a-kind and custom designs are her specialty, meticulously crafted in sculptural and conceptual designs with gold, platinum and silver, and gemstones.
“Jewelry of Faith” and “Black n Gold n Diamonds” are two very unique silver collections with 18k gold accents.
A former creative director with more than 25 years of advertising, design and teaching experience, she easily transitioned from graphic arts to innovative jewelry design. “Jewelry design is just another form of art utilizing metals and gemstones as the medium. I also enjoy teaching jewelry design since it is a win-win situation,” she says. “It keeps me thinking creatively in a communicative way, be it verbally or visually.”
Brenda has been referred to as “The Passionate Jeweler” whose work is influenced by a myriad of thoughts, symbols and unique materials. She strives to create jewelry that fuses exceptional design with powerful symbols and inspirational messages. “The design is inside just waiting to emerge as wearable art. It is a part of who I am.”
She earned her BF&PA from Kent State University and her MBA from Kennesaw State University. Brenda Smith is a member of the American Gem Trade Association, the Cultured Pearl Association of America, and the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Florida Society of Goldsmiths, MJSA, the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc., the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society, and is on the Advisory Board for the School of Visual Arts, Kennesaw State University, National League of American Pen Women, teaches jewelry design at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts and silver-smithing locally. She is currently enrolled for her degree in gemology from Gemological Institute of America.