"The real thing is not to make an absolute copy of nature but to know it so well that what one makes is fresh and true."
- Vincent Van Gogh
Among the New England woods Molly Jackson observed and admired her surroundings while growing up. Taking lessons in color and form, she learned of natural beauty. At the early age of four Molly realized the importance of accessorizing, ie: choosing her pink gingham apron-dress to accompany her new pink drum set on Christmas morning.
At sixteen, while in highschool and between
working two jobs and living in her first apartment,
Molly began to formally develop her creativity
with studies in silversmithing and art history.
Training for five years mainly in lost-wax casting
of silver rings, she had an appropriate background
for the new material she was about to discover.
Molly confesses, "The first time I put glass
in the flame, I fell in love!
She was caught between the subtleties of nature and her grand ideas of fashion but found balance in working with hot glass. After studying flameworking for three years, Molly established her studio and several desired pieces of glass jewelry. With her entrepreneurial spirit, a lifelong passion for the natural and an ongoing search for the perfect accessories the decision was clear. Molly combined her innate city style with her solid country grounding and began work on her first collection of Pyrex glass jewelry in 2000.
Each hand shaped piece has personality, life
and movement. Molly has taken this ancient craft
and has brought forth new, yet timeless, versatile
pieces of wearable art. The MDJ studio continues
to design and produce jewelry that is in harmony
with and embodies Molly?s personal style. The
studio?s clientele and list of admirers is growing,
creating a demand for these unexpected luxury
items and Molly is continually experimenting
with fresh and new applications for wearable
Consistently sought after and featured in many
major influential fashion and design magazines
worldwide (from Italian, Japanese and Chinese
Vogues to Harper's Bazaar South Africa to New
York's own City
A marvelously unexpected vision, Molly Jackson accessories are becoming quite collectable. The current line of luminescent glass jewelry is inspired by graceful pure style and precious detail.