Moon & Leaf
About Kristen’s work: “My jewelry is crafted by hand with love and an eye for beauty. Bronze, silver, gemstones and vintage findings are combined to create pieces that link elements of nature and spirit to the power of personal expression and self adornment. I believe that everything is connected from the tiniest leaf to the moon in the sky and my pieces are meant to remind the wearer of their connection with this great mystery, of the beauty that resides in them and in all that surrounds them.
I make earrings, rings, and necklaces using a combination of metals, vintage findings, semi precious stones, and precious metal clay. I use home made stamps, molds, plant material and etchings of my own photographs to create many of my pieces. I love stones and vintage items which I take apart and re-purpose in my jewelry designs. I also like to mix bronze and silver metal clay pieces with traditional metal work.”
Kristin studied art history and photography at UC Santa Cruz and spent many years as a fine art photographer exhibiting and selling her work around the country. She transitioned into jewelry design 6 years ago, starting her own business and selling her designs in local stores, art festivals, as well as online. She has been teaching precious metal clay workshops for 3 years and just taught one for the first time at the Richmond Art Center.
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