Self Taught, Loving It


Jake Brunner ImageJake Brunner is 24 years old, and two years ago he started teaching himself to be a silversmith. One of the things he's discovered is that when you are self-taught, you come up with some pretty unique solutions because you have to figure things out! He's enjoying the independence, the creativity, and the self-expression of the work. We really dig his website and his vision. Learn more about Jake at his website, Leaf and Badger (

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An Initiative of the MJSA Education Foundation

The BEaJEWELERâ„¢ initiative is sponsored by MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design.
This initiative was originally developed in partnership with the New Approach School for Jewelers in Arrington, Tennessee

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