I am a San Diego Jewelry Artist, creating unique handcrafted jewelry using Sterling Silver, Brass & Copper as well as Gem Stones, Pearls & Crystals..for special people, like you!!! In addition to my Website, you can see my handmade Jewelry in Studio 35 in historic Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park.

Handmade, Handcrafted Sterling Silver & Copper Jewelry Designer, Metalsmith & Artist Maureen King at Work in Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego.

My approach to jewelry design is not one of control & planning...rather it is one of surrender & evolution.

Long before I found my passion as a Jewelry Artist, I longed for a creative outlet. I dabbled in photography and interior design as hobbies. I even had a computer graphics business. But it wasn't until age 44, when I took an adult education class in Silversmithing, I finally discovered JEWELRY, the artistic outlet that had eluded me for so long. I discovered that Gem Stones & Metals have an energy I can feel. It is like they speak to me and guide me. I found as long as I surrender to this energy, these gem stones & bits of metal will evolve into beautiful jewelry pieces.

I left my hometown of Tucson, and my business, and moved to beautiful San Diego. Within a year my jewelry creations were juried into Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. Soon I was asked to join other artists as a partner in Studio 39. Just 9 SHORT YEARS LATER, I was offered my own studio...beautiful Studio 35!!!

Maureen King's Jewelry Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego.

I don’t follow jewelry trends because I don’t think most people are driven by trends when it comes to the jewelry they wear. I don't want them to wear a particular piece of jewelry for one season. I want to create unique "Timeless" pieces to be loved for years. I make jewelry I think is BEAUTIFUL, believing that each original, handcrafted piece of jewelry is MEANT for someone…someone special...like you!

My handmade jewelry is often described as “unique”, “unusual”, “different”, and yet “simple”. All adjectives that please me.

Red Door of Jewelry Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Handcrafted & Handmade Sterling Silver, Copper, Painted Copper, Gem Stone, Pearl & Crystal Jewelry displayed inside Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego. />

Studio 35 in Spanish Village Art Center is where I create and sell my handcrafted Jewelry. It is located in Balboa Park between the famous San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum. Although my studio, Studio 35 is closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, the rest of the Village Studios are open 7 days a week from 11-4. To learn more about Spanish Village Art Center go to www.spanishvillageart.com.

Maureen King

Jewelry Designer - Metalsmith - Abstracts on Copper
Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center
1770 Village Place
Balboa Park
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 633-6878



This website is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Ken Anderson, my brother-in-law & webmaster.