myksj

KSJ. One of Kind. Timeless. Memorable. You.

Brooklyn, New York · 46 Sales

myksj

KSJ. One of Kind. Timeless. Memorable. You.

Brooklyn, New York 46 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   KSJ has been featured in national and regional media outlets including HGTV, CBS Indianapolis, Woman’s World, People en Espanol, Art Jewelry, AmericanStyle, Crain’s New York Business, Niche, Antenna, Indianapolis Monthly, and Columbus Dispatch, amongst others. KSJ can be found in galleries all throughout the US. For locations, visit www.myksj.com.

Announcement

KSJ has been featured in national and regional media outlets including HGTV, CBS Indianapolis, Woman’s World, People en Espanol, Art Jewelry, AmericanStyle, Crain’s New York Business, Niche, Antenna, Indianapolis Monthly, and Columbus Dispatch, amongst others. KSJ can be found in galleries all throughout the US. For locations, visit www.myksj.com.

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Anonymous on Sep 20, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Sep 20, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Aug 31, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Aug 11, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful seller and gorgeous jewelry! Thank you, thank you!!

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Updates

KSJ Debut: (from left) brand new asymmetrical earrings in red shell, pink Peruvian opal and lapis lazuli. So FUNky!

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KSJ Asymmetrical Earrings
$65.00
KSJ in Action: celebrating all the fab moms out there this wknd. This happy, gorgeous mama smiles big in her KSJ! #myksj #mothersdaygifts

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KSJ Sale: Circle Drop Pendants
$85.00
KSJ Inspiration: had so much Mondrian fun that I made two! What do you think?

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Mondrian Losenge Inspired Pendants
$95.00
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About

I make one-of-a-kind, timeless, memorable jewelry to wear as personal talismans to celebrate a special person, place or life event.

Kendra Roberts will be the first to tell you that the juxtapositional nature of her jewelry – beautiful semi-precious stones and shell crafted through the physically-demanding art of lapidary (stone cutting) – is an ironic, yet spot-on reflection of her artistry and personal self.

Raised mostly in Indianapolis, Kendra, from an early age, possessed a special affinity for striking and compelling colors. As a small child, she used crayons and paints to express herself before she even learned to speak. This affinity led her to her high school’s Artistically Talented Program and onto DePauw University to study fine arts. During her sophomore year, Kendra took a month-long intense jewelry-making workshop in the high desert of New Mexico – a course that changed her life.

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.

After graduating, she worked at the Indianapolis Art Center in the education department and spent a lot of her extra time in the metal-smithing studio. Kendra then left for Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art, where she spent two years researching, writing and creating a body of work revolving around the theme of Southwestern Native American ceremonial sites and those of the Megalithic peoples of Great Britain.

When her master’s degree work in Scotland was finished, Kendra moved to New York City and launched KSJ, debuting during New York City Fashion Week 2005. KSJ is distinctly known for its individually sourced, hand cut and polished colorful semi-precious stones and shell that are set in clean, contemporary designs.

KSJ has been featured in national and regional media outlets including HGTV, CBS Indianapolis, Woman’s World, People en Espanol, Art Jewelry, AmericanStyle, Crain’s New York Business, Niche, Antenna, Indianapolis Monthly, and The Columbus Dispatch, amongst others. KSJ can be found in galleries all throughout the US. For locations, visit www.myksj.com.

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  • Kendra Roberts

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I make one-of-a-kind, timeless, memorable jewelry for people to wear as their own talismans to celebrate a special person, place or event in their lives. It is an honor whenever my work is selected.

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