unveil the jewelry of kristina nicole designs by funding the design and fabrication of a full sample collection to send to retailers.
It's time to unveil kristina nicole designs jewelry, hand fabricated and forged in Austin, TX by me, Kristina Nicole. Currently my business is a one woman endeavor during the off hours of the daily grind. I am setting out to create a cohesive 'sample collection' of my distinguishable jewelry designs, made from recycled metals argentium sterling silver, 18k yellow/white/rose gold featuring precious and semi precious gemstones.
hand.forged earrings made from recycled 18k rose gold with capped rutilated quartz:
hand.fabricated ring made from recycled 18k yellow gold with prong set rutilated quartz:
hand.fabricated earrings made from argentium sterling silver with fancy bezel set drusy:
hand.fabricated necklace made from argentium sterling silver with fancy bezel set drusy:
With the help of kickstarter and generous people like you, I'll be able to produce a 'sample collection' to be shown and sold to jewelry retailers, boutiques, and galleries. Your support means I can turn kristina nicole designs into a reality, by expanding my business, showcasing and selling my my designs in shops around the country!
I've got some really sweet rewards for my contributors, so I hope you graciously let me repay you for your support. I truly can't do this without your help so if you jive with my project and creative goals, please help by spreading the word and sharing my project.
Here are a few of the rewards:
argentium sterling silver coffee bean necklace
hand.forged hoops made from recycled argentium sterling silver
hand.forged hoops made from recycled 18k yellow gold with black spinel briolette
Why I design and fabricate:
Inspired by natural beauty, I believe we all have a beauty within us: the key is finding what makes us come alive so that our beauty is unveiled. I am so blessed to have found what makes me come alive, and with that I hope to unveil your beauty with my jewelry designs. I have an intrinsic fascination for displacing and hammering metal into organic forms, leaving the resulting impressions as stylistic elements in my designs. Hand crafting each piece is like telling a story, what begins as raw material is then transformed into a beautiful piece of wearable art.
Not only am I passionate about designing and fabricating jewelry, but I am also driven to make ethically responsible sourcing decisions, in an effort to contribute to the wave of reform within the jewelry industry. Therefore,
- recycled metals are used in my designs
- various gemstones are purchased locally or from fair trade gem buyers
- I use conflict free diamonds supplied from sources fully cooperative with the Kimberley Process System
After becoming aware of the antiquated mining laws currently in place in the United States, as well as egregious working conditions around the world, I have taken a keen interest in the movement toward finding alternative mining methods and sustainable practices when it comes to sourcing materials.
"What we do is out of sync with the rest of the world in some ways. In an age where nearly everything is made by machine, we teach people to work with their hands. In an age where products are made to fail, we make things that will last several lifetimes." - Alan Revere, founder of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, whom I took classes from when attending their Graduate Jeweler program.
Thank you so so much for taking an interest in kristina nicole designs jewelry. I truly appreciate your support and I hope you feel you're a part of the creation.
Any contribution amount will help me reach my goal, and please pass my Kickstarter project on to all of your family, friends, Facebook, Twitter...
Much appreciated and with love,
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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reward #1 + a pair of kristina nicole designs hand forged 18k yellow, white, or rose gold forged hoop earrings (medium size) with black spinel brioletteEstimated delivery:
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