Welcome to Jeni Elizabeth Jewelry

Jennifer “Jeni” Fairman has had a love of art and a penchant for science all her life. She is a certified medical illustrator and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she previously received her Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration. She is also the Founder and Creative Principal of her private practice medical illustration studio, Fairman Studios, where she creates medical and scientific illustration for publication and patient education, animation, web interactives and graphic design.

Jeni received a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Studio Art while minoring in German language from the University of Maryland. She most recently graduated with her Master of Professional Studies in the Business of Art and Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She served as a scientific illustrator and research associate in entomology for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC within the National Museum of Natural History.


When not practicing her “normal” duties as a medical illustrator, Jeni’s metalsmithing and jewelry-making take place at her studio, Jeni Elizabeth Jewelry. Constantly inspired by anatomy, science and nature, Jeni creates pieces that incorporate these subjects.

Jeni’s training in metalsmithing started under the instruction of Laurie Savage at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, near Boston, Massachusetts, and continues today at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Baltimore, Maryland. After many years of experimenting in techniques such as soldering, electroforming, casting, enameling, granulation, die-forming and etching, she began to create her first production line centered around blossoms and cicadas. She launched her first nature-inspired jewelry line in 2016.

Jeni’s work combines what she finds outdoors, including botanical elements, insects and other curiosa. The materials Jeni uses include silver, nugold, bronze, copper, glass, dried flowers, found objects, old family photos, ephemera and other precious elements.

Her adornments and art prints can be found in the Jeni Elizabeth Shop. She also takes custom orders. Send her a comment on the contact page or email the studio at shop@jenijewelry.com.

I create unique custom pieces

Many people ask, “do you take custom orders?” The answer is an enthusiastic, “yes!” There is nothing I love more than creating one-of-a-kind pieces for clients and their loved ones. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or any special day. I also create pieces to memorialize loved ones and even pets. I incorporate mementos, old photos and found objects to create unique and cherished treasures. It all starts with a photo or a story. I create pendants, necklaces, bracelets, charms, rings and unique boxes. Want to learn more? Inquire on how to get the process started.

Gift cards now available

Say thank you or celebrate that special occasion with a Jeni Elizabeth Gift Card. Choose a denomination and send with a special message. Perfect for those who are not sure what to pick, but know the recipient will love something special and handmade! A gift card allows the recipient to choose something special now or in the future.  Gift cards can be redeemed at any time and can be used on any Jeni Elizabeth shop item. If you are the recipient of one of my gift cards and want to redeem the value for a custom design, please contact me for a free consultation and estimate so that I can create a custom order for you.

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