emmy bean jewelry
handcrafted with heart
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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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 have received several 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
May 19, 2018 (raindate: May 20) 10am–4pm
312 Broad Street
Art in the Park
June 16, 2018 10am–5pm (rain or shine)
Tinicum Arts Festival
July 7, 2018 10a–6p
July 8, 2018 11a–5p
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
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: September 30, 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!