Kenda Kist jewelry is hand-crafted and designed by NC based artist, Kenda Kistenmacher.

Handcrafted pieces with big city impact

From growing up in Iowa to studying metal design at East Carolina University, I have always found inspiration in the objects that surround me. Infusing my hand-crafted jewelry designs with unique twists, Kenda Kist Jewelry strikes the perfect balance between trending silhouettes and timeless classics. The line is functional and lightweight, making it perfect for all occasions.

The line’s design is creating a nationwide fanbase as consumers appreciate our dedication to quality. Kenda Kist Jewelry holds impeccably high standards. All pieces are crafted from the finest gemstones and precious metals available, all sourced responsible and combined artfully. 

This woman-owned brand continues to grow, and I am proud to continue to offer more and more job opportunities for fellow artisans in our community as the jewelry line increases. 

A Family Affair

Kenda Kist Jewelry is proud to not only be a woman-owned business, but also a family-operated enterprise.

Meet Marty

Marty’s specialty is designing and creating fine jewelry and art pieces that range from belt buckles and serving ware to fine jewelry for every occasion. With 20 years of experience as a metal smith, he can create custom pieces in gold, silver or platinum using existing family treasures or from sourced gemstones and diamonds. We look forward to creating a family heirloom for you!

Meet Ashley

Ashley studied fashion at Meredith College and has been great friends with Kenda for 20 years! She is such a creative force in our studios. When she's not working as Kenda Kist Jewelry's studio production manager, she works on her own artwork (which can be viewed at here!)