Posts in Jewelry Design
Kimberley Keehn, designer for Sayulita Sol Jewelry

Kimberley "Flor" Keehn grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and spent her summers by the pool, making jewelry for her girlfriends.  Using all types of string, lanyard, beads and found objects, she sat beside the pool as they played and created wearable memories all summer long.  This urge to create beauty never left her.
 

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Birthstones and Jewelry

Customers often ask us about their birthstone.  Most people feel restricted by having to choose just one stone.  But the truth is there are many stones for every month and astrological sign.  Wikipedia has some great information about birthstones, including a birthstone poem published by Tiffany & Co. in 1870. The truth is that this list was created in the English speaking Christian world.  But did you know the rest of the world has birthstones also? Here is a great list of international birthstones.

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What inspires me?

I crave inspiration.  I value inspiration as a key to my personal happiness.  There is a lot that inspires me. Sitting on a subway in NYC people watching and sketching jewelry ideas.  Nature plays a big role in my jewelry design; sunrise, sunset, an overgrown jungle trail, a rainstorm, a waterfall, a tropical wildflower. 

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Then and Now

  Have you ever been to Sayulita?  It has changed so much over the last 10 years!  My jewelry designs have changed too.  Although there are some designs that we still make today!  I sometimes wish I had a photo of every piece I ever made.  I am often inspired when I see my jewelry from years past.  It seems like when I make something the inspiration is set free and I move on to new designs.  I often forget all about the design.  A certain colored gem combination, or jewelry structure that I haven't made since. This year we started taking photos of everything.  After 10 months we are up to almost 600 individual designs, imagine how many there have been in 10 years!  Do you have a piece of jewelry I made for you? I'd love to see a picture!

  

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