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Porcelain and Stone

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Trade:
Nautical Crafter
Locale:
Cambridge, MA

“I’m obviously influenced and inspired by ocean and sailboats; I’m excited about grungy textures and rusting or old, paint-peeling buildings. I do love the underside of old boats, but also love looking closely at pinecones or other naturally found objects when I'm outside.”

The reason Kimberly went into the jewelry design business to begin with is simple: pure function. She couldn’t find the things she wanted to wear that were nickel free and friendly to her allergy-reacting skin (a jewelry lover’s nightmare!) But she didn’t want just any safe jewelry that wouldn’t cause an itch, but also a little different. “Sometimes, it can be challenging to re-work a design to fit its need and purpose,” Kimberly admits, “but that iterative process allows for it to become more than a random pretty design....” It becomes a pretty design that is also thoughtful and intentional. They’re meant to be touched, they mimic natural shapes and organic textures. And most of all, they stand out in a crowd. After all, as Kimberly would put it, “I rather things be interesting than just beautiful.”

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