About McKenzie Mendel

Each piece of jewelry is made completely by hand.

Welcome to the studio

McKenzie makes every piece of jewelry completely by hand in her studio in Bend, Oregon. She has always been passionate about the arts and honed her skills at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Metals and Jewelry. Ever since then it has been her goal to introduce people to jewelry that is not only beautiful and easy to wear but is of high quality craftsmanship.

Every piece is inspired by nature, family, and friends. She hand crafts jewelry made for everyday wear that is alluring, inspiring and symbolizes the joy and love in life. Simple lines and contrasting colors make her work unique and provocative. Every piece is made of sterling silver and high karat gold. McKenzie’s favorite techniques involve hammering the metal to add depth and texture and adding gold to certain pieces with a technique called keum boo. This adds a thin layer of gold to the surface of the metal using only heat making each piece come to life.

I am proud to make unique jewelry that women can wear every day and enjoy through the years.  Jewelry that doesn’t come and go as a trend but will last as an essential part of your every day wardrobe.  My goal is to make highly crafted jewelry that fits in your budget and makes you feel beautiful.

McKenzie Mendel

What we do.

At McKenzie Mendel Jewelry we specialize in unique handcrafted jewelry made of sterling silver and gold.  You will find mixed metal contemporary jewelry perfect for everyday wear as well as wedding jewelry for brides and bridesmaids.

Our unique process.

Our sterling silver jewelry is completely handcrafted in our studio in Bend, OR.  To give our jewelry an elegant mixed metal look, we specialize in the technique of Keum Boo. In this ancient Korean technique we apply high karat gold sheet to the surface of the silver using only heat.

The jewelry

Within our collection you will find a variety of different pieces ranging from dainty gold earrings, pearl necklaces, and hammered silver rings.  We also love to work on custom pieces that are designed just for you or your loved one. We work closely with the customer to achieve the perfect piece of jewelry with all the right details.

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