Monday, September 12, 2011

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I'm Kerry of Wandering Jeweler on Etsy.My shop name comes from two of my favourite things wandering and jewelry! 

We've traveled through Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany on our bicycles. Yeah that's what I said, bicycles! My bike has well over 10,000 kms on it. 
The bike jewelry line in my shop is inspired by my cycling travels.
I love the industrial look that bike chain ads to each piece and I enjoy using bike chain in new and different ways. 
I also really enjoy working with metal. I think it may be in my blood as both my dad and brother are welders. My favourite metals to work with are brass, copper and silver. Many days you can find me hammering away on pieces of metal in my studio. 
Recently I started working with real flowers and resin. I pick and press the flowers myself. It has taken a lot of experimentation with different flowers and different drying methods to create these one of a kind pieces. Stone, shells and metal are all used as frames for the resin in this collection. 
Thank you for wandering through some of my jewelry pieces.
Kerry


12 comments :

Beadsme said...

Out of breath just reading about your bike travels. I can see where your jewelry inspiration comes from. Great designs.

Michele said...

Wow that's alot of traveling on a bike, I can see where you get your inspiration from, lovely shop and post!!!

Erika Price said...

Wonderful, innovative jewelry! And wow - very impressed at your cycling prowess... I used to travel the world on a motorbike, but the most energetic part of that was kick-starting it - not pedalling!!!

JillreOzmay said...

I have the heart of a wanderer too, but I use a car! LOL How cool that you've bicycled so far and wide! Your shop is such a reflection of who you are. That's wonderful. Thanks for a great post!

Your Daily Jewels said...

Your biking is so impressive. Wow! And I love how you have combined things you love in your shop name, and in your jewelry pieces. I especially love when you mix your industrial edge with flowers.

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Kerry, great post and loved reading about your biking. Your jewelry is very inspired.

Tracy said...

Your work is just amazing. I love the way you take nontraditional materials and transform them into something beautiful. Absolutely impressive!

Donna's Artisan Designs said...

Hi Kerry!!
So wonderful you get to travel so extensively and get such different perspective. I LOVE your line of Bike chain inspired jewelry it is so original and edgy!!I have everything to start making resin items myself just haven't started yet,but I so appreciate your inspiration!!Just BEAUTIFUL!!

SendingLoveGallery said...

now that's a LOT of wandering, Kerry!
Keep up the wonderfully creative jewelry~

Dashery Jewelry said...

Wow! That is a lot of biking! Love the look of the bike chains in your creations! I also love the contrast of the pretty frilly little flowers with the metal bike chains!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Very unique and inspired designs!

jemsbyjb said...

Thanks for sharing your journies and your wonderful work.