Berkeley, California · 6 Sales



Berkeley, California 6 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   BEYOND HARDWARE is a fun line of art jewelry that uses real hardware pieces mixed with costume jewelry parts, along with found objects and beads. A little industrial, a little steampunk-ish, a little arty.


BEYOND HARDWARE is a fun line of art jewelry that uses real hardware pieces mixed with costume jewelry parts, along with found objects and beads. A little industrial, a little steampunk-ish, a little arty.

Kimberly Kradel

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Kimberly Kradel


Everyone has a little Punk-ish in them ...

In my painting studio, hardware lay scattered all over the floor from a day's work of putting together a canvas or a sculpture. I love hardware. The functional shapes. The look of it. I love using the pieces for purposes that they were not intended.

I pick up the pieces, one by one. I look at them. I turn them around and around in my hand. Bright, shiny brass hinges, eye screws, lock nuts, bolts, nails, cotter pins, bits of copper wire and brass. As objects, they are beautiful, found objects to be made into something other than what they were intended.

Hardware in the abstract. Hardware as jewelry. Hardware as art.

I pick the hardware pieces up from the floor. I combine the washers and the cap nuts. I wrap everything in sight with copper, brass, or plated wire. Stringing tiny washers and nuts with glass and electronic parts, I make necklaces that are long and glittery and sexy. A little bohemian. A little edgy. A little punk-ish. And oh so shiny! Earrings, pins, dangles, clips, necklaces ... I make these little doo-dads for you to wear.

I created BEYOND HARDWARE in 1990 and continually created new pieces through 1996. Selling my wares from my table on the streets of San Francisco and Berkeley through those years was, on the best of days, chaotic and crazy. Always a bit ahead of my time, I decided to keep a box of stock, and some of my favorite pieces, for posterity.

Whether you are into punk, cyberpunk, steampunk, whether you are an artist, or anyone who just wants to express their shiny edge through the jewelry they wear, I am now offering these pieces to you, exclusively here, online.

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  • Kimberly Kradel

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Photographer, Sole Proprietor

    Artist. It's what I am. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area. BA in Studio Art/Painting: Sonoma State University / Studied Photography at Ivy School of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2012

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Credit Cards and PayPal accepted.
Items will be shipped either through the US Mail or UPS/FEDEX, depending on location and shipping prices.

Items will be shipped within 7-days of order placement, although they will usually ship immediately upon receipt of order, unless otherwise noted here and/or on the front page of the shop. Delay in shipping might be caused by time management or because I am traveling. I will always try and give a heads up notice in the shop.

Let me know if you need an item rushed - because it's a gift or you would like to have it for a scheduled event - we can work out a shipping price.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be made if the item is returned unworn and in the same condition it was delivered within 7-days of receiving the order.

Because of the nature of the materials used in these pieces, damage in shipping is rare.

Disclaimer: While many of the pieces have been lightly sprayed with a varnish to prevent them from oxidizing and changing color, the basic properties of the metals will probably dictate whether or not they do, and metals may oxidize because of contact with water or sweat. Take care of your BEYOND HARDWARE pieces by carefully choosing when to wear them and store them in a dry place.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am not taking custom orders at this time. That may change at a later date.

Please email me for wholesale & consignment terms.