About

Jewelry can be many things. It is a personal statement that says something about you. It can brighten up your outfit for the day, giving you extra sparkle and beauty. It can soothe and serve as a meditation device.

Athena’s Disciple’s jewelry says that you love the cool, clean look of silver contrasted with the rainbow of colors provided by natural stones, hand-crafted lampwork beads, and polymer clay items. I think the materials I use speak for themselves, so I keep my designs simple.

I also believe in the metaphysical energy that gemstones and metals provide, and each of my jewelry listings states a couple metaphysical properties of the gemstone/metal(s) used. Along with that, all items sold are Reiki charged. Reiki is a universal healing energy that will work on physical, mental/emotional and spiritual needs. It gives the jewelry an even better feel.

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Everything sold on this site is handmade by me in my home studio in Pennsylvania or in the local art center where I take classes, though the components I use do come from all over the world. I am also registered as a self-representing artist jewelry designer, which required me to send in proof that I personally make the designs. In the future, I would very much like to expand my business and have employees from the local area to help me, but right now it is just me. 🙂

Custom Orders

I am very open to custom orders, with over 200 varieties of gemstones available in my personal stock, as well as the flexibility of polymer clay and sterling silver clay. I work primarily with Sterling Silver, though I have dabbled with other metals, including Copper and White Gold. Techniques used/available include wire-wrapping, metal-smithing, sterling silver clay (PMC), wax casting, and polymer clay.

History

I started making jewelry in 2007 because I wanted to wear jewelry that matched my own personal statement. I started selling on Etsy soon after and had some sales and satisfied customers up until 2012, when I took a break due to the stresses and busyness of planning my wedding! Now, in 2014, I have opened the shop back up and am continuing my journey with a jewelry class in wax casting.

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I’m mostly self taught, but I have taken a couple of classes at the Wayne Art Center, including Adult Metal Jewelry (2011), PMC Metal Clay Workshop, and Jewelry-Lost Wax Casting and Beyond (2014). I have also taken classes in Pottery, Lampwork Glass Beads and and in Drawing, which I enjoyed, but have decided to stay focused on jewelry.

About Me

As for a little bit about me, my name is Kendra Scheesley and I work full-time in corporate IT as a Business Analyst/Project Manager. In my free time, I work on my jewelry, but I also play video games, read a lot of fiction (romance, sci-fi/fantasy) and non-fiction (business, decision science, etc.), watch sci-fi movies & shows, spend time with friends, family and husband, improve my Mandarin Chinese, stay fit (keto diet, running, yoga, weights training), etc.