Meet The Maker
Jennifer Froh (she/her) is a Milwaukee-based, bisexual Metalsmith. Her largely silver work uses simple lines to create intricate forms. Both elegant and minimalist, her large, wearable forms really make a statement. She enjoys exploring floral language, architecture, geometry, and movement in her work. While sticking close to minimalistic wirework styles, Jennifer utilizes stones in her work as pops of color.
Jennifer made her first pair of earrings at age 8 and never stopped making jewelry. She was first drawn to jewelry and adornment by observing the chainmaille at the Renaissance Fair in Bristol, Wisconsin. Chainmaille led her to more complicated forms of metalworking. She took and taught metals classes in high school. She enjoys selling her work at art shows and has been pedaling her wares since age 14.
Handmade with Love
Every piece in the shop is handmade in Jennifer's Milwaukee-area studio. She loves working with sterling silver and her favorite part of making is soldering intricate parts. This can be seen in much of her wirework and also in her bespoke undergrad work which utilized mechanisms.
Each piece of wearable art is hand bent, cut, soldered, and brushed so they are each one-of-a-kind. This jewelry is fun and exists solely to be worn.
Born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin, it seems fitting that Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 2020. Froh also received a Certificate in Digital Fabrication and Design in the same year. Froh Briefly studied abroad in Florence, Italy at the Santa Reparata International School of Art where her work was exhibited in their 2018 student show Incontri. Her undergrad work included a series inspired by music lyrics and utilizing intricate cut-piece words. She also focused on the use of mechanisms and physical interaction in order to convey personal memories and narratives in her work.
Awards and Honors
Her undergrad work has received First Place in the Kesslers Diamonds sponsored Sparkle Scholarship, the Wisconsin Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Dorothy G and Ruth M Smith Scholarship Award, and the Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee Metals 19! Exhibition Scholarship. She was an assistant juror with Susie Ganch for Radical Jewelry Makeover- Milwaukee and a guest juror and lecturer for the Loose Bead Society’s 20th anniversary showcase. Froh has also shown her work at multiple exhibitions at the Union Art Gallery and the Innova Gallery and assisted in curating the Contemporary Craft Sale and Exhibition at Kenilworth Square East. She is published with the Enamelist Society for the exhibition Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss.
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"The earrings are wonderfully made. I love them! They are just the right size. Will definitely purchase from this seller again!"
"My shipment was received in a timely manner and I absolutely love the earrings. They are well made, sturdy yet delicate and I am thrilled with my purchase. Thank you!!"