Joy Badders is an artist, gold smith, and silver smith, raised in rural Minnesota by her father, a farmer, and her mother, a school teacher. After high-school, Joy moved to Minneapolis and took up the art of jewelry making. Soon her passion for creating fine jewelry took her to the Colorado Mountains, where she became inspired and opened her first store in Nederland (just north of Boulder).
After a year in Nederland, Joy began traveling the country attending art shows with her hand-crafted pieces. It was at one of these art shows that Joy met her future husband, Gregg Badders. After getting married, Joy and Gregg traveled across the US together, attending art shows and growing more passionate about the art of jewelry making.
In 1988 The Badders moved to Florida. The art shows were amazing and they won numerous awards for their work. Soon after, Joy and Gregg opened a store on Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, showcasing their work and that of others. Together they renovated three locations before building a new storefront in 2016. This store was well-equipped with studios for creating their masterpieces and a brilliant showroom to showcase the hand-crafted work. In 2017 Joy lost Gregg.This encouraged her to continue following her passion and love of creating.
Today, Joy is accompanied in her store by the wonderful ladies, Rose, Donna, and Emilie, who help her create beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry to lift your heart and soul.
When Joy lived in Colorado, she taught jewelry making classes. Rose was one of her students. Later, Rose came to visit Joy in Florida where she assisted Joy at her store. After one week, Joy offered Rose a job. Rose manages the store and is an accomplished jeweler in her own right. She has apprenticed under Joy for over twenty years. Riley, Rose's silky terrier, is the store's very own customer relations specialist.
Donna and Joy met at The Winter Park Art Show in Orlando, where Joy was displaying her work. Shortly after that meeting, Donna moved to New Smyrna Beach where she began to help Joy with visual displays.
Donna does much of the bead work earrings and has a wonderful sense of design that is a great addition to the shop. Donna has been working with Joy for twenty years.
Emilie has been in the jewelry industry for nearly 25 years. Her background has been in sales, as well as, jewelry retail management. She has taken several courses in diamontology and gemstones that gives her a specific skill set to meet her customer's needs and help them make educated decisions about purchasing. She joined Joy's team in May of 2019 when she and her husband Steve relocated to New Smyrna Beach. For her, the best part of her job is helping people choose something they will cherish for a lifetime.
Jewelry of Joy is located in the heart of Flagler Avenue in beautiful New Smyrna Beach, Florida. We pride ourselves in creating quality hand-crafted jewelry, focusing on attention to detail and craftsmanship. Come visit our shop!
406 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Monday - Saturday || 10AM – 5:30PM
Sunday || Closed