Jewelry created by Candace Jefferies are original designs inspired by the world around us. Each piece is an individually handcrafted work of art that is beautiful and meaningful on its own. Candace believes, however; that the true essence and beauty of each piece comes from the person that wears it.
Color, light, texture, form, balance and movement are the fundamental elements of Candace’s designs. Her uninhibited use of materials and techniques results in a style that can be elegant, sophisticated, funky, fun and even humorous. Her collections include anything from precious metals and gemstones to glass, vintage plastic and found items.
…..“I’m interested in and like many thing. I’m unable to confine myself to one particular style, technique or material. I try new things, look at things in different ways and create pieces that are a free expression of my influences and inspirations.”.....
Candace grew up in New York City but has lived in Memphis for over 20 years. In the vintage and antique business for many years, Candace became fascinated by the duality of jewelry as art and function and the great significance of jewelry in people’s lives throughout history. Candace was compelled to explore the power of jewelry as functional and inspirational art through her own creations.
“Jewelry is an expression of so many things in our lives. Much more than an adornment, jewelry has come to represent many things to us -love, loyalty, honor, faith– all the things that make life significant. To be able to create something that someone finds such an intimate personal connection to is extremely satisfying.”
Besides artistic elements, Candace always considers the functionality of each piece. She designs her jewelry to be very wearable, comfortable and enduring. Most pieces can be adjusted for length and size and custom pieces and designs may be requested.
Although largely self taught, Candace has studied under numerous nationally acclaimed jewelry artists. Candace is a juried member of the Memphis Arts Collective. Her work has been exhibited locally at the Midtown Artist Market & Gallery, Wearable Art & Gifts, Celery Upscale Resale, The Made In Memphis Holiday Show, Pink Palace Arts & Crafts Fair, Cooper-Young Festival and numerous other events and shows.