Meet Jstar

The daughter of a Texas champion cake decorator and a gifted mixed-media artist, Jessica Starnes felt a connection to the arts from an early age.  After years of trial — and a lot of error — in everything from fiber arts to painting, she finally discovered a passion and talent for jewelry making about a decade ago.

Jessica and her small team of helpers create every piece of jewelry in her studio inside Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Primarily self-taught in beading and wirework techniques, she continues to advance those skills and add new ones through online classes and workshops offered by the nationally recognized Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art.