Kelly Jean Conroy

Kelly Jean Conroy


Using jewelry as my format, I intend to make notion of death an idea of beauty and a tangible object to be worn on one’s outer layer.   I use my memories with nature as a child as a material source. It is important that the flowers and silhouettes that I use are significant to me.   This early timeframe of childhood was one of not really understanding what death means.  I acknowledged that I was supposed to be sad after I buried a small little mole that I found at the edge of the woods. But now I know what grief feels and looks like. I understand we all carry these moments of sorrow in our inner layers of our being.

I consider myself to be equal part teacher and maker, I teach full time Metalsmithing at Lincoln Sudbury High School in Sudbury, MA, as well as Intro to Jewelry courses at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and at Metalwerx, a school for jewelry in Waltham, MA.  Previously I have taught enameling and metalworking courses at the Worcester Center for Crafts, Peters Valley School of Crafts in Layton, NJ, and Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME.

 

Kelly was featured in Pistachio's winter 2021 exhibition 'Reinventing the Pearl' alongside Brooke Marks-Swanson, Katerina Pimenidu, Rho Tang, Nora Tengely, and Billie Theide

Bluebell Necklace

Kelly Jean Conroy

$138.00

    Reaching Hand Necklace

    Kelly Jean Conroy

    $138.00

      Mini Butterfly Pendant

      Kelly Jean Conroy

      $115.00

        Eggshell Petunia Necklace

        Kelly Jean Conroy

        $148.00

          Snake and Bird Pendant

          Kelly Jean Conroy

          $425.00

            Birds in Flight Necklace

            Kelly Jean Conroy

            $1,485.00

              Jade Disc Necklace

              Kelly Jean Conroy

              $995.00

                Flora and Fauna Charm Bracelet

                Kelly Jean Conroy

                $775.00

                  Small Bird Necklace

                  Kelly Jean Conroy

                  $128.00

                    Swan Necklace

                    Kelly Jean Conroy

                    $975.00

                      Dragonfly Necklace

                      Kelly Jean Conroy

                      $975.00

                        Flora and Fauna Pin

                        Kelly Jean Conroy

                        $815.00

                          Precious Flora and Fauna Earrings

                          Kelly Jean Conroy

                          $1,045.00

                            Faceted Floral Earrings

                            Kelly Jean Conroy

                            $475.00

                              Nature's Cardinal Direction Earrings

                              Kelly Jean Conroy

                              $565.00

                                Lavender & Hand Earrings

                                Kelly Jean Conroy

                                $128.00

                                  Poppy & Beetle Studs

                                  Kelly Jean Conroy

                                  $95.00