Artist Jennifer Merchant is a US based studio jeweler working in Minneapolis, MN. With a passion for jewelry that was ignited when she was very young, Jennifer began the study of metalsmithing in high school. She went on to earn a BFA in Metals and Jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. Upon returning home to Minneapolis after graduation, Jennifer no longer had access to a fully equipped metals studio. Broke and unable to carry out her designs in metal, she began experimenting with alternative materials. Years of experimentation led her to the creation of the layered acrylic technique for which she is know today. Jennifer started her full time jewelry business in 2010, now her work can now be found in galleries and museum shops across the country.