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


2020 show schedule

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


CLASSES

Interested in learning metalsmithing, or adding a new skill to your repertoire? I'm a jewelry / metalsmithing teacher at The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The Winter 2019–2020 session has been scheduled, and is NOW OPEN for registration! Click "details" for more info and registration links.


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about me


I'm Emily Kitt: an award-winning jewelry artist with nearly 20 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 based out of Quakertown, PA. 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.

2020 show schedule


Hershey ArtFest
May 9th, 2020
9am–4pm
1215 Research Blvd. Hummelstown, PA 17036
On the grounds of The Cocoa Beanery and Englewood Barns

Saucon Valley Farmer's Market: 4th Sunday Art in the Park
May 24, 2020
9am–1pm
409 Constitution Ave. Hellertown, PA 18055
Next to the Hellertown Area Library

Saucon Valley Farmer's Market: 4th Sunday Art in the Park
June 28, 2020
9am–1pm
409 Constitution Ave. Hellertown, PA 18055
Next to the Hellertown Area Library

Saucon Valley Farmer's Market: 4th Sunday Art in the Park
July 26, 2020
9am–1pm
409 Constitution Ave. Hellertown, PA 18055
Next to the Hellertown Area Library


The Winter Session classes are now open for registration! I'll be teaching another eight-week class of Intro to Jewelry as well as other one-day workshops at the fantastic Banana Factory in Southside Bethlehem, PA! Some classes are limited to six students, others are limited to seven students, so mark your calendars and contact The Banana Factory for questions and registration.

I was just recently featured as one of the Banana Factory's teaching artists; want to learn a little bit more about me? Just click here!



Intro to Jewelry: Tuesdays from 1/14–3/3, 6:00pm–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.

Discover Jewelry: Domed Earrings: Sunday, January 26th, 10am–4pm
A one-day workshop! Inside of six hours, you will create a pair of earrings from scratch; this class is great for beginners.

SOLD OUT Discover Jewelry: Bezel Set Ring Sunday February 9th, 10am–4pm (please pack a brown-bag lunch, a short break will be taken to eat)
A one-day workshop! We will create a gemstone-set ring, from start to finish in this popular, intensive class.


TWO SPOTS LEFT! Discover Jewelry: Spinner Ring: Sunday February 23rd, 10am–4pm (please pack a brown-bag lunch, a short break will be taken to eat)
A one-day workshop! We will create a wide band sterling spinner ring from start to finish, with up to three narrower bands which spin around the main band... the grown-up answer to a fidget spinner! This class is recommended for students with previous experience with soldering and forming metals.

Discover Jewelry: Saddle Ring: Wednesday, March 18th, 9:30am–1pm
Students will learn how to properly measure a finger for a ring. Next, the shape of the ring will be drawn onto the silver sheet, it will be cut out using a jeweler's saw, stamped (optional), formed, textured (optional) and given the finish of choice. This is a solder-free project!