About Jeni Elizabeth
jewelry artist & illustrator
I’m Jeni. I’ve had a love of art and a penchant for science all my life. By day I am a certified medical illustrator at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine where I previously received my Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration. I’ve also been running my own private practice, Fairman Studios, where I create medical and scientific illustration for publication and patient education, 2D animation, web publishing and interactive and graphic design. Hence, my work is constantly inspired by anatomy, science and nature.
Several years ago, realizing I needed to make art for art’s sake, I started Jeni Elizabeth where I create art and adornments for everyday and Jewish occasions. I like to create watercolor/cut-paper style Judaica art prints inspired from the many Jewish traditions and holidays I grew up with. I’ve designed many art prints for weddings (ketubahs), anniversaries, baby namings, b’nai mitzvot and holidays. Some of these designs are offered as limited edition prints on Etsy, and are also available on Fine Art America. I also create custom prints for clients and loved ones.
Aside from illustration, my main focus at Jeni Elizabeth is contemporary jewelry fabrication in my studio where I create some of my favorite things such as metal-smithing found objects into precious adornments for the body and the home. All of my wares can be found here in the shop at Jeni Elizabeth on Etsy. I also create custom pieces for my clients.
I started metal-smithing and creating handmade jewelry over a decade ago. It was quite by accident. I started taking classes in jewelry-making in Boston, MA. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into really. I thought I was going to be working with beads and wire. The first day of class we fired up the blow-torch! I was smitten ever since. Now and then I update my production-line with new ideas and experiments from the studio. My latest line incorporates recycled materials such as school supplies, tins and courtesy cards. Keep in touch with me here and on social media.
After many years of experimenting in techniques such as soldering, electroforming, casting, enameling, granulation, die-forming and etching, I began to create my first production line centered around blossoms and cicadas. I decided to launch my nature inspired jewelry line in 2016.
Jeni Elizabeth Jewelry combines my love for all things nature, including botanical elements like blossoms and branches, insects (especially cicadas) and other curiosa. The materials I like to use include silver, bronze, copper, glass, dried flowers, old family photos, ephemera and other precious elements. Though you’ll notice a theme throughout my designs, each piece is handmade and unique. Feel free to message me with any questions and enjoy shopping!