Local, artisan jewelry made in Kremmling

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photo by Christy Parrott | Jessica Goldberg bring in revenue and showcase the local talent.” Red Lily Jewelry happily accepts custom orders.
photo by Christy Parrott | Jessica Goldberg bring in revenue and showcase the local talent.” Red Lily Jewelry happily accepts custom orders.

by Christy Parrott

Jessica Goldberg brings the age-old tradition of silversmithing to Kremmling, with Red Lily Jewelry. Goldberg has been working at her craft for two years, after taking a metal smithing class at Denver School of Metal Arts. “I’ve always loved making jewelry,” Goldberg explains: “Beading, Peyote, stitching, so why not learn a mealsmithing?”

Goldberg crafts a variety of pieces, from rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces to her highly-sought-after dog charms. She works from a studio fashioned out of a guest-bedroom closet, where she continues to self-educate and perfect her craft, using a variety of hammers, dapping blocks and torches to create her jewelry. “I experiment, asking myself, What kind of pattern can I make in silver,” Goldberg says. Red Lily Jewelry specializes in cabochon flat-backed, polished natural stones, which Goldberg culls from a variety of sources, including online, craft fairs, and rare gem shows. “I’m always searching,” Goldberg smiles. “It’s an addiction. I have quite a collection.”

A tour of Goldberg’s online Etsy store, redlilyjewelry, reveals baubles and trinkets of all sizes, while a look at her Instagram gallery @redlilyjewelry shows what Goldberg’s capable of creating. Goldberg’s jewelry can be found at Cool In Side, a Frisco boutique, and she’s currently shopping for a place to sell her wares even closer to home. “I’m excited. I think there should be more small businesses in the area to

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