Edna Madera is an American studio jeweler working in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her MFA from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology and her BFA from the School of Fine Art at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, both in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing.
Edna continued to hone her craft by maintaining a studio practice while working as a bench jeweler and studio assistant, executing repairs, stone setting, and small batch production. Her technical experience opened opportunities in the jewelry industry. Hired as a product development manager and jewelry designer, Edna learned the ins and outs of global sourcing, product development, and supply chain.
In 2014 Edna opened her namesake studio where her mission is to meld design and technique in fine jewelry.