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Katie and Mitch got engaged!
Ben and Todd's Love Sotry
Sammy and Kyle's love story

Upcoming Events

Holiday Open Studio Sale

December 2nd & 3rd

10am-4pm
Kendra Renee Jewelry Studio
Oakland, CA

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20% of all sales to benefit CA wildfire victims
Bring a canned good donation to be entered in a raffle!

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 I had the distinct pleasure of creating an engagement ring for these two lovely humans-Sarah and Giles. Working closely together, Sarah and I took the raw materials from a very ornate heirloom ring, and created a setting that was much more harmonious to Sarah’s spirit. What is actually quite a large diamond now looks quietly and simply beautiful on Sarah’s finger. Can I just tell you how sweet these two are?! Giles contacted me secretly after our first meeting to commission matching earrings for Sarah made from the leftover accent stones. I am ALWAYS DOWN for a secret surprise! It melts my little heart. They recently sent me a few shots from their city hall wedding. Congratulations you two! May the best be yet to come! Thank you for letting me be a small part of your love story ❤️ @uhohyaya @ghfeinberg
 This is my first post since...December of 2017! I can’t believe how the time has flown. I intentionally left my social media behind for a year as I embarked on my biggest adventure yet (swipe right to see the unbearable cuteness that’s been keeping me away). I’ve been back in the studio part time for some months now, and this shot is the massive pileup of rings I’ve got on my plate right now. I’m balancing time with my daughter with time for my work. Her birth has given me a whole new perspective on everything, including the wedding bands I create. Working with my couples knowing that their union is the very beginning of a family (with kiddos or not!) has taken on another layer of beauty and nestled itself into a special corner of my heart. I just wanted you all to know I didn’t fall into a hole in the ground- I’m still here and making rings, I just got caught up in a little love bubble that keeps me very very busy.
 A few highlights of 2017: 1. Sitting around a table with my husband and 6 close friends and realizing I'd made all their wedding bands 2. Celebrating my third wedding anniversary at @thegraftoninn (where we got married!) at the wedding of @sipofsamshine and @krylereardon 3. Making a wedding band for my 30th birthday twin (born on the same day, same year!) @jessicagarfieldkabbara 4. Surprising @megodsey with a ring stack in trade for a fabulous couch 5. Feeling truly settled in my new Oakland studio and home 6. Crafting a wedding band for a man in his late 70s who thought he’d never marry again 7. Feeling inspired and supported by my fellow business-badasses of the Creative Business League @ettaandbillie @sharonzjewelry @lizoppenheim @mggstudio @birdversusbird @ilovedrywell @noteify 8. Learning from the amazing @sgmetalsmithing at the @revereacademy and spending lots of time focused on design. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am so grateful for all the good things this year. The world is far from perfect, but I have been blessed with so much good. See you all in 2018.
 New ring styles are now online! I love this little guy to crown off a stack. #stackingring #rosegold #handmadeweddingbands #custommadeweddingbands #customrings #madeinoakland #bayareamade #madebyhand #weddingjewelry #lovegold #jotd #instajewelry #love #kendrareneelove #sparkle #goldjewelry #everydayjewelry #uniquejewelry #handmade #finejewelry  @coleimage
 Bay area peeps: In-studio pickup is available if you run out of time to order online. Pickup is faster than Amazon Prime ;) Just DM me and we'll setup an appointment. #handmadejewelry #everydayjewelry #jotd #silver #texturedjewelry #rusticjewelry #madeinoakland #madeinthebay #bayareamade #silverjewelry Photo by @johnbosleyphoto
 I have 1 pair left in stock of these little cuties! Will they end up under your tree? #goldstuds #everydaystuds #goldposts #solidgoldearrings #lovegold #goldjewelry #everydayjewelry #uniquejewelry #handmade #finejewelry #madeinoakland #bayareamade  @coleimage
 In stock and ready to ship for the holidays! The Pyramid Posts are everyday gold cuties that look great with everything. #lovegold #goldjewelry #everydayjewelry #uniquejewelry #handmade #finejewelry #madeinoakland #bayareamade #goldposts #goldstuds #tinyearrings #everydayearrings
 Rounding out the week with some wax carving to get a jump on my 2018 projects. Photo by @johnbosleyphoto #alwaysmaking #carving #jeweleratwork #studiodays #handcrafting
 The Woven Necklace is great for layering and happens to be in stock and ready to ship. #handmadejewelry #everydayjewelry #jotd #silver #texturedjewelry #rusticjewelry #madeinoakland #madeinthebay #bayareamade #silverjewelry #silvernecklace #uniquenecklace #crescentnecklace
 Why only Five Golden Rings? The more the merrier! #stackemup #stackingrings #handmadeweddingbands #custommadeweddingbands #customrings #madebyhand #weddingjewelry #lovegold #jotd #love #kendrareneelove #sparkle #goldjewelry #everydayjewelry #uniquejewelry #handmade #finejewelry #madeinoakland #bayareamade  @katescaptures
 In stock and ready to ship, the Midas earrings are ready to make someone's holiday sparkle a little brighter. #handmadejewelry #everydayjewelry #jotd #silver #texturedjewelry #rusticjewelry #madeinoakland #madeinthebay #bayareamade #silverjewelry #goldearrings #statementearrings #unusalearrings Image by @coleimage
 Are you kidding me with that kiss? These two melt my heart every single time! @travisdiruzza @jessicagarfieldkabbara #weddings #romance #beachwedding #travisandjessica #love
 Getting everything priced, prepped and ready for my Holiday Open Studio Party this weekend! 20% of all sales go to helping CA wildfire victims. I'll be in the studio all weekend with mulled wine, Christmas cookies, and lots of jewelry. Don't forget to bring a donation for the food shelf! Each donated item qualifies for one raffle entry for a pair of earrings! #holidaysinoakland #openstudio #holidaycheer #sparkle Photo by @johnbosleyphoto
 A little daily ring-spiration! These are just a few favorites from my women's bridal collection. #rings #ringstack #handmadeweddingbands #custommadeweddingbands #customrings #madeinoakland #bayareamade #madebyhand #weddingjewelry #lovegold #jotd #instajewelry #love #kendrareneelove #sparkle
 This weekend! Join me in my studio for holiday cheer and good-karma holiday shopping. 20% of all sales will benefit the @unitedway Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund. Plus, each non-perishable food donation you bring for the Redwood Empire Food Bank will enter you to win a lovely pair of silver earrings. Details will only be announced on my email list, so make sure you're on it (link in profile). #sonomastrong #wildfirerelief #holidayshopping #goodkarma