For Jeff McKenzie, jewelry making is a way of expressing his own love and respect for artwork that is beautiful and well executed.
"I attempt to create pieces that are well detailed and pleasing to look at using materials that will last many years. It is interesting to me that most of the jewelry I make will last far beyond my own lifetime. The personal and spiritual meanings attached to jewelry by its wearer give it life and significance beyond the materials used in its manufacture."
"For me, there is nothing quite like taking a piece from concept to finished product. I enjoy the physical act of all the aspects of jewelry making that I employ, such as wax carving and casting, hand forming and assembly, torch work, and finishing techniques. My work seems to be constantly changing and going in new directions. I hope to continue bringing beauty into the world for the rest of my life."