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Jessica Blissett

Meet Jessica Blissett, a skilled professional jeweler with 20+ years of experience and the creative force behind Bluebird Designs Jewelry. Specializing in unique handmade jewelry crafted from vitreous enamel and sterling silver. Her collection includes delightful blue birds and a variety of other flora and fauna designs. Jessica's goal is to offer affordable designer jewelry that brings smiles and joy to both wearers and recipients for years to come.

Her artistic journey began in Hawaii while attending the Honolulu Academy of Art, where she rediscovered her passion for enamel work and its bright colors. Continuing her education in San Francisco at the world-renowned Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Jessica honed her skills in jewelry fabrication. She began her career as a jeweler in Truckee, California, a small town near Lake Tahoe, taking on repairs and custom work then created her own jewelry line, Bluebird Designs, in 2010. While visiting a friend in 2013, Jessica fell in love with Asheville -she packed up and settled here less than a year later. Jessica has had a metalsmithing studio at Riverview Station in the River Arts District since arriving in Asheville, then in 2017 began drafting up plans for Ignite Jewelry Studios. Ignite opened its doors to the community in 2019 and offers jewelry workshops, an artisan retail gallery, and space to resident jewelers.

Covid presented a lot of challenges, but Jessica persevered, and the business has been steadily growing ever since. During this time she also started her family and is now a mom of two littles. She continues to stay curious with jewelry making and metalsmithing, and designs and incorporates new work into the Bluebird Designs line when time and the process allows.

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25 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
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