Meet Kris and Kim, sisters who grew up in the Southwest playing with beads, rocks and metal. They design jewelry that’s part Bohemian, part modernism, part in-your-face statement. Kind of like Alexander Calder meets Dolly Parton.
As kids their mom, an artist and teacher, took us on road trips throughout the Southwest desert during the summer. She sold her creations at art shows and that sparked their inspiration to create. In the early 2000s, they were living in San Francisco and Kris started making jewelry to give as gifts, which led to selling her creations to local SF stores.
They attended our first tradeshow in Las Vegas. They drove there from San Francisco with the booth strapped to the top of their car. Their setup was so complicated we were the first ones there and last to leave. We worked desk jobs by day and at night they made jewelry and packed boxes,which quickly filled their S.F. Mission loft. Then Daily Candy discovered themand they realized they had something big on their hands. Now they’re a full blown operation of killer women in Half Moon Bay, Calif.