Jewelry designer and artist Kelly Fehr has been creating art since she was a small child. Always drawing, painting and wanting to make the world a prettier place lead her to pursue a career in art. After completing both her Bachelors and Masters in Fine Art in Jewelry Design from Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia, Kelly designed for Lenox, the leading manufacturer of fine China in the US. Kelly created everything from wedding gifts to Christmas ornaments while the Senior CAD Designer in Metals for over 8 years.
Since moving to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia in 2009, she decided to go back to what she loves, making jewelry. Her wonderful and talented blind niece Emily loved her work and asked on many occasions for a Kelly Fehr original. It was then that Kelly realized that she could make unique gifts for those who were blind and visually impaired, with Emily being the very first recipient: a pure silver pendant with 'Emily’ in Braille. Emily is why Kelly does what she does and continues to do so.
Kelly Fehr is a funny, quirky, happy artist originally from Bucks County, PA- just north of Philadelphia. In January of 2015, they moved to Murfreesboro, TN to start a Senior Home Care Company in Nashville, TN. Best move they have ever made. Kevin, Kelly's husband, is her biggest supporter and does what he can to make it possible for Kelly to accomplish her dreams. They welcomed the newest member of the Fehr family in December 2011, a beautiful baby girl named Mackenzie.
I made my blind since birth niece Emily a necklace with her name on it in Braille and I wanted to surprise her with it. I asked her what she thought of the necklace I had around my neck. She reaches towards me, grasping the pendant in her hands.
At first she said- 'this feels like Braille' and then I ask 'what does it say?' and she starts to read it, realizes it says her name and the biggest brightest smile came across her face. I don't know who was more excited, me or Emily!
That right there was my inspiration!!!
The other day I was speaking with Emily, and this was what she said about me:
"I see a bright future in you".... that made me cry!
Emily is an amazing girl, who loves her family. She lives in Bucks County, PA and has many wonderful talents. She loves music and writes her own songs- one of which she performed at her school talent show. Please check her out!
Kelly graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University with both her BFA in '99 and MFA in '01 with the major of Metals/Jewelry/ CAD-CAM
For 8 years, Kelly designed tabletop products for Lenox Brands. Merging her background in metals/jewelry design with my CAD experience, she created frames, trays and giftable items that many have recieved as wedding gifts. How great is it to know that items Kelly worked on will be cherished for a lifetime!
Here is Kelly's full portfolio
I create one of a kind Braille jewelry for those who are blind and visually impaired as well as regular everyday pieces. With the support of my wonderful husband and the inspiration of my blind-since-birth and extremely talented niece Emily, I decided to take the beauty and pattern of Braille and create wearable art in jewelry to craft unique personal treasures. Pieces in the assortment include accents of nature inspired texture with the pattern of Braille. I create Braille necklaces, Braille pendants, bracelets and custom items are my specialty! My work is created with stainless steel, pure silver, bronze and copper. All can give you very different and exciting looks.
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