Kendal Croix Jones was born and raised in the Midwest in the Chicago area. Her love of art began as a child with plastic beads, friendship bracelets and mud sculptures. Nearing the end of high school with a more refined sense of art she decided to pursue a creative education and migrated to a warmer climate for college landing in Savannah, Georgia at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she graduated in 2010 with a B.F.A. in Metals and Jewelry. As she has grown some things never changed such as her habit of collecting which has led her on journeys to find antique malls, thrift stores and junk shops across the country and the treasures found become the heart and inspiration of most her work.