Jewelry And Textile Designer Jenne Rayburn To Join Home For The Holidays Arts And Crafts Fair At The Lincoln Elementary School, Melrose, MA

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Trunk Show Featuring Unique Hand-Made Jewelry and Accessories by Jenne Rayburn to be Part of the Home For The Holidays Event, Presented by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce

Jenne Rayburn Holiday 2012 Textile Collection

Jenne Rayburn Holiday 2012 Textile Collection

Lovely, original jewelry and textile designs intended to compliment the vision of the woman who wears them.

The Home For The Holidays arts and crafts fair will be held on December 1st, 2012 from 10 AM – 3:00 PM, at the Lincoln Elementary School, providing attendees the opportunity to purchase exquisite hand-made collections from Jenne Rayburn, a studio craft artist who will offer one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. Jenne will be highlighting her Ark Jewelry Collection. Combining traditional metalsmithing techniques like piercing, stamping, and etching, Ark is a collection of iconic-silhouetted images designed as earrings, necklaces and charm bracelets. These timeless shapes are inspired by the animal characters found in cultural mythologies the world over, and tell stories of how hope, strength and virtue tie us to a greater universal purpose. Expressing big ideas, aspirations, and values, through deeply rooted symbolism, Ark combines ornament with storytelling.

Jenne Rayburn is a metalsmith, enamellist, and seasoned designer who creates lovely, original jewelry and textile designs intended to compliment the vision of the woman who wears them. Jenne’s approach is rooted in the timeless elements and reflections of nature and natural formations, geometries and juxtapositions. She is inspired by the structure and ornamentation in architecture. She gravitates toward layering and contrasting texture and color. Her work embraces simplicity of form and intricacy of pattern. “My wearable pieces are a contemporary distillation of ancient handcrafts and jewelry, the ornament of indigenous peoples, and interpretations of nature,” said Rayburn. “I love to blend art and history with form and function, combining traditional and innovative contemporary techniques to achieve dynamic color, texture and pattern effects.” Jenne is fascinated with myths and folk stories that recount heroic adventures and strive to express the mystery and complexity of the human experience. Grounded by study and admiration of formal and classical design and traditional techniques, yet not constrained by them, Jenne is continually experimenting and seeking out innovative materials and methods that enable her to express her ideas.

Home For The Holidays is a Melrose holiday tradition going back 20 years. The two-day event, organized by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce ties together the city's holiday festivities and highlights the business community. From the Lincoln Elementary School craft fair and church suppers benefitting local charities, to performances by the Melrose Youth Ballet and a candlelight stroll with holiday music, Home for the Holidays brings out the whole community to celebrate the best of Melrose. The opening event is the tree lighting with Mayor Dolan on Friday, November 30th, followed by the much anticipated arrival of Santa Claus in a fire engine on Main Street. On December 1st, a fleet of Bean Towne Trolleys carry residents and visitors around the city to indoor mini golf, cookie decorating and holiday shopping. Home for the Holidays is the perfect family event to kick off the holiday season, complete your holiday shopping and toast your neighbors.

For more information go to the Melrose Chamber of Commerce:

The Home For The Holidays Fair will be held at the Lincoln Elementary School
At 80 West Wyoming Avenue, Melrose, MA
Saturday, December 1, 2012 10 AM – 3:00 PM

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Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based jewelry/textile artist who also studied interior design and architecture, and her work explores the convergence of architecture, design, technique and identity. Jenne is known for her work that combines vintage textiles, findings and components, with contemporary jewelry and accessory designs. A graduate of the University of Washington where she studied metalsmithing and fiber arts, and of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a MS in Design, Jenne has been designing jewelry and accessories for over 20 years. Perpetual curiosity and a passion for experimentation resulted in her first jewelry collection made from etched copper and brilliantly colored enamel. Since then, Jenne has created six unique collections of jewelry and fashion accessories that combine careful workmanship with unique materials and designs. It is her hope that the wearers of her pieces will find joy in a delightful artistic statement, and also something that enhances their individuality and confidence. Her work is carried in local galleries and online. Please visit for Jenne Rayburn’s online flagship store. For wholesale information, please visit

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