emmy bean jewelry

handcrafted with heart

about me

Passion, perseverance, and a true love of metalsmithing

available pieces

Most pieces in my collection are one-offs, with each unique gemstone taking center stage

2018 show schedule

See my work in person at various art and fine craft festivals in eastern Pennsylvania


Interested in learning metalsmithing, or adding a new skill to your repertoire? Starting in September I'll be teaching two workshops and one eight-week intro class at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.

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about me

I'm Emily Kitt: an award-winning jewelry artist with over 15 years of experience, and a whole lot of passion.

I first learned metalworking while in college and studying Art Education at Kutztown University, and it quickly became something I couldn't live without. I worked in the publishing world for 10 years while tinkering away in the studio during downtime from work. I continued learning new techniques, was part of a wonderful jewelry artist collective (Bluestem Studio), and when the collection parted ways, I set out on my own.

Now I'm a full time jewelry artist. This has let me spend so much more time with my daughter, and still be able to focus on my work in the studio. My work has been featured on Interweave and Rio Grande's websites, published in several magazines, and received numerous awards. I'm member #4145 of the SRAJD.

Creating jewelry is my passion, as is adhering to eco-friendly methods... it's not just better for the earth, but healthier for myself and anyone else who spends time in my studio.

The majority of my pieces are one of a kind; I feel that each person is unique, so their jewelry should be, too! I'm lucky enough for my dream job to be a full time gig, and it's all thanks to wonderful people like yourself who support independent artists who make each piece by hand.

2018 show schedule

Click on the title of each show for more details and driving directions

Bethlehem Food Co-Op Artisan Fair and Earth Day Festival
April 21, 2018 11am–4pm
St. Francis Center for Renewal
395 Bridle Path Road Bethlehem, PA

Arts Alive!
May 19, 2018 (raindate: May 20) 10am–4pm
312 Broad Street
Quakertown, PA

Art in the Park
June 16, 2018 10am–5pm (rain or shine)
West Park
Allentown, PA

Tinicum Arts Festival
July 7, 2018 10a–6p
July 8, 2018 11a–5p
Tinicum Park
Erwinna, PA

Art in the Park
August 26, 2018 9am–3pm
Mondauk Common Park
Susquehanna Road & Dillon Road
Fort Washington, PA

Pennridge Gallery of the Arts
September 16, 2018 10am–5pm
136 N Main St
Sellersville, PA

Stone & Key Cellars Holiday Show
December 1, 2018 1:30–6:30pm
435 Doylestown Road
Montgomeryville, PA

Troop 87 of Richlandtown Holiday Craft Show
December 8, 2018 10am–4pm
Benner Hall
1260 E. Cherry Road
Quakertown, PA

2019 Events
Alt-Made Market
March 30, 2019 10am–5pm
Agri-Plex Expo Center
302 N. 17th Street
Allentown, PA

I'm so excited to announce that I'll be teaching two one-day workshops, and one eight-week class at the fantastic Banana Factory in Southside Bethlehem, PA!

Workshop #1 and the Intro to Jewelry course are perfect for those who are new to metalsmithing.

Workshop #1: November 11, 10am–2pm Silver Etching Workshop
Learn how to transfer a loved one's handwriting onto silver, where it will be permanently preserved, to create a treasured keepsake! Choose a sterling cuff, sterling pendant, or sterling keychain. A high-quality scan or photograph of the handwriting will need to be emailed to the instructor no later than one week prior to the workshop. Cost of supply kit will vary depending on the piece chosen (0.50" x 6" cuff, 1" x 0.50" pendant, or 2" x 1" keychain).

Intro to Jewelry, Tuesdays from 10/2–11/20, 6:30pm–9:00pm
This eight-week course will teach basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing, piercing, filing, soldering, gem setting, and polishing. The combination of these skills will result in the creation of several finished projects in silver.

Workshop #2: November 18, 10am–2pm Bangle Bracelet Workshop
Learn how to create a beautiful silver bangle bracelet with an easy-to-use clasp. Whether strictly silver, or adorned with a bezel-set gem, the creative possibilities for this piece are limited only by your imagination! This workshop is best after completing an Intro to Jewelry course, in order to have all the skills necessary to create a finished piece within the workshop's time frame.

Each class is limited to seven students, so mark your calendars and register now!