The Handmade Market Spotlight: HTY Jewelry


HTY Jewelry by Hsiang-Ting Yen

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
My love of jewelry started at early age. Just like every little girl, I loved to play with my mother’s jewelry. I was drawn to the fun geometric shapes and the bold colors, especially the 80’s clip resin earrings. Years later, I began to collect my own jewelry when I was in college. As a maker, I was fascinated with the idea of making my own jewelry and fortunately in 2006 I was introduced to “Beginning Metals and Jewelry” class in my junior year. As soon as I held that jeweler’s saw in my hand, I knew I had found my calling.

In 2012 I received my M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Metals and Jewelry from Savannah College of Art and Design. During the three and half year of my graduate school training I created one of kind jewelry not only for my loved ones but also for clients that I met at the Philadelphia Museum of Art craft shows. I truly enjoy the sense of achievement that comes from knowing how much joy my jewelry brings to my clients. I became absorbed with the challenge of problem-solving and brainstorming designs and making the jewelry. I didn’t want to stop. In order to continuously share my passion with the world I founded HTY Jewelry in 2013 in Raleigh, NC.

Through the years, the style of my work has been shifting from literal context to a more abstract and organic aesthetics, and it’s emphasizing on the relationship between the jewelry and the wearer. The majority of my jewelry is designed for confident and sophisticated metropolitan women, it conveys the symphony of bold colors, organic forms, gemstones, wearability, and artistic instincts. My goal is to always trust my artistic gut when it comes to jewelry design, and I’m determined to create the most unique and timeless piece to every single of my jewelry lovers. It’s not dare, it’s a promise.

All pieces are made with 100% all natural gemstones and are handmade with time and care. I am determined to create the timeless jewelry that you can cherish not just for your lifetime but for generations!

In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Facebook, craft shows, my on-line shop, boutiques & galleries.

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
Sarah Tector

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