Artisan Jewelry

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Taking some time away! Thanks so much for your interest in my work.

Kristen Evans

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A little Fire and a little Zen

I have two passions in my artistic world - jewelry and hand-bound books. One adds a little fire, and the other helps add a little reflection, a little Zen. I have been a working artist for 15 years, and from the beginning, I loved the unique challenges of working with vintage materials.

Much of my jewelry incorporates rare glass stones, old chain, original brass stampings, and hand-set rhinestones, combined with new components, to give it a unique twist. Searching out rare and unique, high-quality materials is part of the real joy I get from designing, and nothing makes me smile like finding an 1890s locket, just waiting to be used.

On the Zen side, once or twice a year or so, I dig into my stash of vintage and antique books waiting for a new life (generally missing pages, spines, and showing their age) and create hand-bound journals. My journals have been in galleries and shows in Atlanta, and Handmade Arcade here in Pittsburgh.

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  • Kristen Evans


    My name is Kristen and I am the owner, artist and designer behind Fire and Zen. I call Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home now after 13 years in Atlanta.

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