Holly Stults, an American jewelry designer, has made her home for many years in Santa Fe, NM. Her jewelry is made with Gold, Argentium Silver (non-tarnishing), Pearls and Gemstones. Holly’s unique and original designs specialize in Necklace Enhancers, detachable pendants which can be worn to enhance, and shorten and/or lengthen a variety of necklace strands. Her collection includes Earrings, Rings and Bracelet Cuffs.
Holly grew up on a small 33 acre potato farm in Cranbury, NJ (near Princeton, NJ) that had been her grandfather’s. “I freely followed my mother around as she tended to the many flower gardens she loved. We grew all our own vegetables and canned our own food. That natural environment shaped my early aesthetic.” After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education degrees from Wilkes College (now Wilkes University) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, Holly went on to study jewelry at the Kulicke-Stark Academy of Jewelry Art and Parsons School of Design, both in NYC. She has exhibited in over 12 museums, including the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC, the Noyes Museum, NJ, The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM, The Albuquerque History and Art Museum, NM, and sold to over 300 Fine Art Galleries nationwide, including Ortegas on the Plaza in Santa Fe. She has exhibited in hundreds of national juried Fine Arts and Craft Shows since 1980, American Crafts at Lincoln Center, NYC, being her first show. Holly was recruited to teach at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), NYC and was the Head Jewelry Instructor in the Art Dept at SFCC, Santa Fe Community College, serving during President John Pacheco’s terms.
Holly has a sculptor’s concern for how a piece looks from all angles and many of her pieces offer a wonderful versatility of interchangeable parts. She spins love into her sensuous, dynamic forms and time consuming satin finishes.
“The human soul has a great need and desire for objects of beauty and love. I feel very fortunate to be able to contribute to the expression and exchange of love through my jewelry.”