I'm Jolan Bogdan, a practicing artist, designer, business owner, and academic. I hold a BFA in Textiles from Moore College of Art & Design, and a PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London. I am the owner of Penelope's Den Co., an Adjunct Professor at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, and the author of several academic texts. I work out of my studio in South Philadelphia.
Rebellious Trees fine wire wrapped jewelry is for discerning craft lovers and nature enthusiasts who want products that make a difference. Our tree of life jewelry uses high quality gemstones and metals. Unlike mass produced jewelry, Rebellious Trees are unique, impeccably made, and the perfect customizable gift for that special someone.
background & mission
I create fine wire wrapped jewelry which celebrates geological and ecological diversity. Through the juxtaposition of mixed natural gemstones, geodes and metals, my work aims to highlight the vast richness of textures and natural color variations in the world around us. The intricate craftsmanship required for fine wire work, along with elaborate gemstones patterns, stems form my background in weaving and textile design. Through paying the highest attention to detail, quality, and use of nature inspired themes, I in turn hope to inspire buyers to take good care of the source of these materials: our Earth.
As a member of One Percent for the Planet, a minimum of 1% of all proceeds are donated to ecological conservation efforts annually.