Tom Kelley and Kendra Paterson
Our "tenured" bench jeweler is Tom Kelley. Tom has 45+ years in the industry and is a watch maker, bench jeweler, and former store owner. It's hard to find a bench jeweler with a more diverse background and experience than Tom. His industry knowledge is expansive. He is a GIA Graduate Gemologist, and he even has a patent for a jewelry making tool. Tom has also been published, on multiple occasions, in trade magazines. We at Jewelry Creations are incredibly lucky to have someone of his caliber on our team.
Here are a couple quotes from our staff about Tom:
"Tom has the philosophy that anything is possible - he will always go the extra mile to make the customer happy and get the job done."
"Not only is Tom knowledgeable, but he has a great sense of humor."
Our newest bench jeweler is Kendra Paterson, and Jewelry Creations is pleased to have her on board. Kendra has been hand-crafting her own jewelry since she was young, making beaded necklaces and dream-catchers with her grandmother. Eventually that grew into earrings and necklaces with sea-glass, as well as wire wrapping precious stones.
As an adult she turned that passion into a full time career. A graduate of the Penn Foster Career School for Jewelry Design, and a Certified Diamontologist by the Diamond Council of America, Kendra combines her self-taught skill with educational knowledge.
If you ask Tom he will tell you that she "has the touch", and here are a couple other quotes from our staff about Kendra:
"I like how passionate she is about her craft"
"Her friendly personality always makes my day better"
"Kendra does a great job explaining technical matters of jewelry and the design process to customers"