"Us" is actually "me". My name is Michele Hennessey.
Both I and my studio are in Portland, Maine, where I have been creating jewelry and functional objects for 5 years. Before that, I studied in the San Francisco area for 10 years.
My work is about stories. The one of a kind jewelry is often designed around the stone, with the metal and accents telling a story about an aspect of the stone. It may be an accent stone that brings out the best in the main stone, or a texture or pattern from the stone that is repeated in the surrounding metal.
My functional objects are about your stories - your loves, your hobbies, your adventures. Many of you share stories of why the keychains and money clips that I make are given as gifts and what special occasions they celebrate, those stories bring me great joy.