Owner & Designer Kristin Klein’s artistic flair was confirmed when she was accepted to dance for the Boston Ballet Company at 11 years of age. After many years as a ballet dancer, she retired and majored in art and communications in college. “I have always been artistic and have always been enamored by the art and craft of jewelry design, a skill I learned through books, and experimentation. My labor of love began in 1991, when I acquired a piece of Pyrite from New Mexico. Once in hand, I turned it into my first unique necklace creation.
One day in 1995, while working as the manager of a small gift boutique, I was wearing the pyrite necklace I had made. The owner complimented me on my unique necklace, and when I told her I made it, the owner offered to sell my necklaces in her store. Later, I branched out on my own selling my necklaces to gift and clothing boutiques, and to family and friends. I opened my first online store KVK Designs Natural Stone Jewelry & Unique Gifts (www.kvkdesigns.com) in the spring of 2000 to bring together my love of art and natural jewelry design. I love the exquisite beauty of nature as it expands and enriches the senses.
I opened my Etsy shop KVK Vintage in 2017 because of my love of vintage, fair trade and bohemian style. I have been buying vintage keys, antique furniture, bohemian jewelry, and fair-trade handbags since I was a teenager. I thought it would be fun to create jewelry using some of the keys I have collected over the years from antique shows and flea markets. I love Bohemian style jewelry, it always looks good, regardless of what you mix with it, or how you wear it. It lets you express your free spirit personality. My deep passion for fair trade, exposed me to different cultures, people and art. I feel fulfilled when helping others in another culture succeed.
My Etsy shop KVK Naturals Handmade Soaps carries all-natural soap and organic products. Our homemade soaps are formulated in a vegetable oil base, containing a variety of natural herbs, fragrances, and other raw materials for a delicious bathing experience that indulges your senses. All our products are non-GMO and CRUELTY-FREE!
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