Polly Simon || smithy

Just another studio jeweler, standing in front of artisan gems, trying not to keep them all for herself.

I gravitate toward fun & functional pieces with a retro/vintage vibe. Each piece is hand fabricated, one-at-a-time, therefore one-of-a-kind. My goal is to maintain the delicate balance between fine workmanship and the unique character you can only find in true handcrafted artisan jewelry.

I prefer to source fair-trade gems directly from indie lapidary artists, and I'm mindful about using recycled/upcycled metals when possible, so I like to think my pieces fall in the "shop small" category from start to finish.

Since 2010, I've peddled my wares in all the usual places (boutiques, art fairs, etc) but these days I prefer to keep my small business small by avoiding third-party sales and focusing on direct-to-customer transactions - i.e., no wholesale, no boutiques.

I have some congenital, hereditary spine issues which caused premature degeneration to begin in my 20s. Ruptured my first disc at 25 with a hard sneeze. To date I've had three major spine surgeries, two fusions and countless minimally-invasive procedures to manage chronic pain, nerve damage, sciatica and frequent herniations throughout all three regions of my spine... All that to say: I hurt, so I'm slow. Due to unpredictable limitations, I work when I can, rest when I can't, and usually don't accept full-custom orders. However, I do welcome REQUESTS - as long as you're not in a rush, I can add your request to my to-do list and notify you as soon as your coveted item is available again. 

Thanks again for checking out my work! Please follow me on Instagram for a peak at new items in progress and to be the first to know when they're available.

Love, your friendly neighborhood starving-art-jeweler,

Polly Simon || smithy
ooak & small:batch
IG: @PsArtisanJewelry
Etsy: PsArtisanJewelry