Cut Stone Jewelry
Kendra discovered her labor of love – the technique of cutting rough stone to create wearable art. By banging metal, igniting torches and then soldering and polishing, Kendra drew upon her “tomboy” roots and learned to craft one-of-a-kind jewelry using her bare hands. The aggressive, tactile nature of this rare artistic process involving sweat, blood and mess yielded an earthy, yet royal-like beauty – and it captivated Kendra. The idea that she was authentically creating something with her own two hands that would be intimately worn on someone’s body drove her to leave painting and devote herself entirely to jewelry.