Second Daughter Jewelry Makes a Statement

McLean artist Jessica Speckhard's necklaces and other creations are sure to draw attention.

Speckhard's jewelry (seen here on a model) uses bold shapes and interesting materials. Courtesy Photo.

FINE ARTIST Jessica Speckhard grew up in Europe and spent time in Brooklyn before moving to McLean four years ago. She says her foray into accessories was spurred by a desire to create something “a little lighter, less emotional and more wearable” than the large-scale photographic collages she had been producing.

So in 2011, after studying jewelry design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, Speckhard launched Second Daughter: a collection of necklaces, bracelets and rings for women and men that veer squarely into conversation-piece territory. Items get their edge from a bold mix of elements, such as custom-cut acrylic shapes, vintage faux pearls and hand-painted ceramic tentacles (yes, tentacles!).

Speckhard occasionally does trunk shows at local boutiques, but her full line can be found on her website,

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