The Nature Of: K. Jones Jewelry Designs

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky that jewelry designer Kendra Jones continues to be a member of the Heartmade family. Her work is ever-evolving, always stunning, and she has something for EVERYONE. We know that whenever we see a K. Jones booth we’re going to see pieces we’ve never seen before and it’s very exciting! It shows us a mind that is always at work, constantly striving to reach the next level. Artists like Kendra are one of the reasons Heartmade is a success. So let’s see what makes her the fantastic jeweler that she is and be sure to visit her on McKinney on May 4th!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Love, peace, giving back and good health. 

Which living person do you most admire?

My mom is the person I most admire. I come from a single parent home but my mom made sure it never felt like that. She is literally the strongest person I know. I am who I am today because of who she is and how she express her love, faith and kindness to the world.

What is your current state of mind?

Be uncomfortable! This allows me to push myself and more courageous instead of settling for what is easy. 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

"Be the bigger person." I believe you should always stand firm in your beliefs or what you know to be the truth.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I am pigeon-toed, enough said. 

Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be a singer. A singer that gives everyone goosebumps. 

What is your most treasured possession?

I have this 10k gold heart necklace that my aunt gave me when I was 13. I rarely take it off because it reminds me of home. 

What is your most marked characteristic?

My smile. I believe if you give a smile you can brighten someone's day. 

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty, respect and love. 

Who are your favorite artists?

Arthur Smith, Jewelry Designer 

Which local artists or makers most inspire you?

Melissa Manning 

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Arthur Smith, Jewelry Designer 

Who are your heroes in real life?

Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson, and Madam CJ Walker 

What are your favorite names?

Jurnee, Sage and Luna 

What is your motto?

Smiling is Free Therapy 

From Vanity Fair: "The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature." We've taken the original Proust Questionnaire and modified it a bit for our artists and makers so that they can share more about themselves with all of you. Check out the series to see how they all answered.