About

Wear Ever Jewelry Gallery and Studio School in historic Old Town Alexandria sells hand-crafted jewelry by a curated selection of US-based artists and offers small-group classes in jewelry making in a light-filled, well-equipped studio.

Jennifer Park, Owner

Jennifer Jordan Park
Owner

Owner, instructor, and curator, Jennifer Jordan Park, received an Master of Arts in Studio Art (jewelry/metals) from New Jersey City University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Tennessee. She has exhibited her jewelry in juried craft shows and galleries nationwide and has taught classes since 2011. Her work has been honored in the Saul Bell Design Awards, Niche Awards, MJSA Vision Awards, Halstead Bead Jewelry Design Grant, and Designer Jewelry Showcase. You may have seen her work published in "Art Jewelry," "Lapidary Journal," and "Inside Jersey" magazines.

Beth Ghodsi, Sr. Goldsmith

Beth Ghodsi
Goldsmith, Instructor

Beth is Wear Ever Jewelry’s full-time goldsmith and one of the workshop instructors. A native of Virginia, she graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in metalwork, and has spent over thirty years mastering her skills, training with goldsmiths from all over the world. She most enjoys the design process, working on bespoke pieces, and exploring the conceptual side of object making. She is comfortable with all types of repair work, metals and stone settings. Generous and patient with her expertise, student and customer alike will no doubt be able to achieve their jewelry visions with Beth.

Anna Nava-Liess
Instructor

Twelve years ago, after growing up in California, almost two decades as a nomadic military spouse traveling and living all over the US and Europe, and overcoming neurosurgery and partial paralysis, Anna discovered jewelry making and metalsmithing; they helped her regain and improve fine motor skills lost to paralysis. She is inspired by textiles, fashion, European architecture and the countless experiences she has had while living and traveling abroad. One-of-a-kind, handmade statement pieces are her passion. Anna is a four-time exhibiting artist at Artistar Jewels in Milan, Italy, two-time New York City Jewelry Week exhibitor and received the top honor in the jewelry category during the DC Region Creative Craft Council’s 2023 Biennial.

Isabel Pollack
Instructor

Isabel teaches our weekend ring-making workshops. She got her start in jewelry here at Wear Ever Jewelry School, studying hand fabrication for two years before becoming an instructor. Her calm demeanor and gentle guidance during class put students at ease. Her favorite thing is exploring techniques of the ancient worlds, like woven chain and granulation. She graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art & Visual Technology.

Jacob Martin
Instructor

Jacob closely observes the natural world and expresses the essence of divinity in the jewelry that he creates. He earned both Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT): School for American Crafts, focusing on jewelry design and metalsmithing. His skills also incude stone setting, engraving, tool making, blacksmithing, and welding, to name a few. An instructor since 2010, his engaging curriculums emphasize the sculptural use of metal and encourage students to reference cultural and mythological foundations.

Samira Musah
Customer Experience Manager, Social Media Manager

A true Renaissance woman, Samira brings an engaging and always positive energy to her multiple roles. With an interest in fashion and art, Sam was naturally drawn to working in jewelry, and has been in the industry since 2020. She continues to advance her knowledge by learning bench work, and identifies most with high-karat gold for its softness and richness. She stays busy studying for an Associate degree at Northern Virginia Community College, and enjoys crocheting in her free time.