Tuesday, February 24, 2015

JET of the Day - WanderingJeweler

Hello and welcome once again to our JET Team Blog. Did you miss me yesterday?!

Today I am delighted to introduce you to Kerry, our WanderingJeweler. Kerry, her husband, and their furry friend, Kodi, a 5 year old Black Lab, hail from the beautiful province of N. Delta in British Columbia, Canada. If you take a look at the lush natural landscape of this area, you’ll probably see why Kerry enjoys the sport of biking so much.

Kerry uses bicycle chain and other bicycle parts in her unique style of industrial jewelry. This style is THE most creative use of bicycle parts I’ve ever witnessed. I’m sure this requires much preparation and planning of the assemblage, as it has such a distinctive look all on its own. One of Kerry's most iconic creations is her Square Bike Chain Pendant (1). But just as brilliant is her Hardware Store Arrow Pendant Necklace (2)



Another wonderful example, the Pink Agate Bike Chain Necklace (3), combines the beauty of nature with a bike chain component that acts as a bail to attach it to the chain. I can promise you, you are NOT going to find such an interesting and unique piece of jewelry anywhere else, no matter where you might journey to!

I was quite thrilled to find a pair of Fuschia Bike Chain Earrings (4) in the same bright color, to either compliment the necklace or stand beautifully on its own.

While learning more about Kerry’s tastes and style I discovered she follows a TV series called “Haven”, and developed a whole line of jewelry inspired by the symbol that is tattooed on all the members of “the guard”. The Dark Haven Guard pendant (5), like the others in this collection, was created from hand drawn images that Kerry then etched into the metal before attaching it to chain. She has a variety of colors and patinas available, so you can get it in your favorite metal!



You might think that Kerry’s style is pretty specific, and if so, you’d be wrong! For example, Kerry describes her Brass Triangle Necklace (6) as "industrial goes tribal". If you were to ask any other jewelry designer to mix those two styles into one piece, I doubt they could EVER come up with anything this clever!

When you happen to come across a designer with this much creative muscle, you should really consider a purchase of their handcrafted genius as it could become "design history". At the very least Kerry's designs are (in MY words, not hers) a "delightful deviation from the dull and dreary"!

I’ve really enjoyed featuring Kerry as our JET Team member of the Day and I hope you’ll stop by and check out her unique offerings at WanderingJeweler, as there is so much more than what we have room for here!

Until next time!
Donna



25 comments :

Bev Feldman said...

Kerry's work is really so creative!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Really fun & modern designs!

Keystring said...

Fantastic creativity and truly unique design ideas!

Judith Lott said...

Such cool designs. Fun creations and so unique.

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Unique, creative, modern. Repurposed, recycled, green!

mjsee said...

What fascinating work! Love the re-use of the old bike chains. Delightful.

Michele said...

Very creative lovely jewelry out of bike chains and parts!!!

Jennifer said...

Being a hardware store junkie myself, I LOVE the creative designs of our wanderer!

Heather Morgan said...

What a creative shop! As a bicycle enthusiast I feel drawn to these beautiful pieces!! Awesome!!

Tracy said...

These designs are ingenious!

Donna Arena said...

Well you already know how I feel about Kerry's jewelry, but I am so glad (as others pointed out) that her designs are green! WTG teamie!

Carolyn Jankovskis said...

I love love love Kerry's work.
Lots of great and creative gift options for all the cyclists in my life :)

Beadsme said...

What fabulous designs.

Nancy Russell said...

Such imagination and creativity! Who would have though bicycle parts could be used so cleverly. I know this must require a great deal of hard work. Kuddos to you, Kerry.

Mollie Ann said...

I love the creative and imaginative way Kerry combines bike parts with gemstones! That Pink Agate Necklace, for example, is absolutely luscious!

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

What an interesting jewelry niche - bicycle parts! I love it, and I've never seen anything like it elsewhere! Wonderful creativity and workmanship!

Lori Taggart said...

Such ingenious use of materials! Bike parts into wonderful jewelry!

Cher said...

Love Kerry's unique, creative jewelry... who would think bike parts could make such lovely designs! Only our Wandering Jeweler :)

WanderingJewel said...

Thank you so much for the post Donna! I really enjoyed reading it.

WanderingJewel said...

Also thank you all for the lovely comments

SendingLoveGallery said...

enjoyed the post! such a fun shop and Kerry makes such wonderfully unique jewelry!

Gaiana said...

So many fun pieces! So creative!

Ribasus said...

Norah ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

MadeByTammy said...

This jewelry shop has FUN written all over it!

LoveStoneArts said...

Kerry's pendants have that appeal that makes one want to wear that special piece of jewelry every single day.