Jes MaHarry has a spirited passion for life that pours through everything she does. Her strong desire to live each moment as fully and freely as possible is fueled by her empathic relationship with animals, deep love of nature and compassion for all living things. Her soulful lifestyle informs her art and original mixed-media jewelry that has come to be renowned worldwide.
The youngest child in a family of artists, creativity was for Jes – a birthright. Naturally finding beauty in every odd scrap of metal, shell or feather she eyed on horseback meanderings near her childhood home. Jewelry making blossomed from these findings as Jes instinctively put together what she felt belonged together. Her gift for this art form was recognized for its unique organic quality early on and a life long love of creating meaningful adornments was born.
An Illustrations Major and Fine Arts Minor in college, Jes enthusiastically expanded her artistic scope but had to keep the fire of her jewelry passion alive in moments between school and odd jobs. Tirelessly dedicated to her dream of jewelry design, she slowly saved the money it took to buy rare beads and special equipment one-piece-at-a-time.
Finding perfection in what is imperfect is Jes’s signature. Her free-form charms and innovative juxtaposition of raw and refined materials suggest the beauty of life is found in acceptance of what is. Over more than two decades this philosophy has attracted jewelry collectors far and wide; drawn to her bold gemstones fusions, authentic ancient trade beads and the distinctive charms she so artfully carves with symbols of life, love, and words of inspiration.
Featured since 2000 in Robert Redford’s esteemed Sundance Catalog; the Jes MaHarry brand is unparalleled in its distinctive style, quality-workmanship and attention to detail. The freedom with which she creates is reflected in every piece made at her bustling California Ranch where she lives with her husband Patrick and two vibrant daughters. Employing local artisans, Jes has created a family enriched environment steeped in her vision of compassion and love.