Born and raised in Lynnwood, WA, Ellen, grew up figure skating and eventually went on to skate professionally with Disney on Ice, Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice. While skating professionally, Ellen travelled throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. After skating professionally, Ellen continued to teach ice skating and in 2019 she was invited to Iceland, where she taught for part of the summer. Over the past few years, her passion for creating developed. Inspired by nature, the ocean and things that sparkle, she loves combining different materials to make beautiful jewelry and wearable art.
Ellen knows, from skating, the smallest details can set you apart and that is her approach when she creates. Her journey to making jewelry began when she started enhancing some of her own skating accessories. Her accessories quickly became a conversation piece around the rink and questions of “what’s next?” continued after Ellen designed more pieces. Ellen ventured into the world of design when she completed her first wardrobe enhancement, adding crystals to a pair of shoes for a famous Seattle Rockstar. Ellen continued creating jewelry for herself and after many requests and questions, she decided it was time to start Ellen Kenny Jewelry and Design, LLC. Ellen handmakes every piece of her jewelry, takes pride in choosing materials that are lightweight, unique, and she adds subtle details that set each piece apart from the others. Local artist Kimberly Leo and Ellen quickly developed a friendship through their love of art and sparkle and during conversations, they had an idea for Ellen to incorporate some of Kimberly’s resin drips into her jewelry. The result was amazing wearable art.
Ellen handmakes every piece of her jewelry, takes pride in choosing materials that are lightweight, unique, and she adds subtle details that set each piece apart from the others.