I've been crafting metal, glass and gem creations in my home studio for over 15 years. I peddle my wares --mostly as a hobbyist-- through my website, Etsy, local trunk shows and boutiques in Texas and Colorado.
Each piece I make is one-of-a-kind, forged completely by hand. My goal is to maintain that delicate balance between fine workmanship and the unique character only true artisan jewelry can possess. This takes genuine blood, sweat and tears. OK usually just sweat, but I'm using hammers, saws and torches so blood and tears do happen. I'm also a huge fan of using green materials when possible - reclaimed, sustainable & ethically mined.
In 2014, the Dallas Observer gave a nod to my "wearable art" and honored me as one of their '10 Best Dallas-based Etsy shops'. I still don't know which of my friends them paid off.
Over the years, my jewelry and mixed media art has been featured in several local galleries and I've donated thousands in proceeds to local and global charities and not-for-profit organizations. All worthy causes, close to my heart, and I'm so honored to give back.
From 2015-2019 I had four spine surgeries, including two fusions, but I'm 96.4% recovered and back in the studio full time.
Or, full-ish time.
Like, mostly full-ish time.
Follow me on Instagram for a peak at new jewels, promotion & sale info, or just make fun of my terrible social media skills: @PsArtisanJewelry
Polly Simon // smithy
P.S. Artisan Jewelrywww.pollysimon.com