Matter of Love is Here!
One of my favorite people on this plantet is launching her very own jewelry line today! I could not be more proud of this girl and I know she will go far with her talents! I love businesses with a purpose. Businesses that also want to make a difference in the lives of their customers. Kelsey is doing just that. Love and compassion has such an amazing ripple affect and if we took the time to show each other how much we cared, this world could be a much different place. I sat down with my good friend Kelsey to candidly talk about her new venture and to get a sneak peak at some of her new peices. Everything is handmade and everything is made with love. Be sure to check out Matter of Loves’s website listed below along with some our favorites from her collection.
How did the name matter of love come about?
Honestly, I don’t know. It just came to me. I want the pieces I make to be a physical representation of the love we feel and share with each other. It’s not just a piece of jewelry, it’s a reminder to think about our words and actions and to choose kindness, compassion, and love. I think the name encapsulates that sentiment.
When did you start making jewelry?
Well I started making some pieces with polymer clay a few years ago, and I loved the freedom of expression it allowed me, but I’ve always been more of a silver gal. So, last year I took a metalsmithing class to learn how to work with precious metals.
What style do you find your self gravitating to?
What style don’t I gravitate to? This has been an ever-evolving process for me and I’m finding myself pulled in so many new directions of design. Overall, I’d say I am still super attracted to geometric shapes and anything cosmic-y.
Where can we find you?
www.MatterOfLoveJewelry.com or you can find me on facebook, instagram, twitter, and pinterest.
You have traveled to several places and seen various cultures, have those experiences influenced your style at all?
I think so. Maybe not directly (except when I use my coveted beads form Ghana), but in general, I think travelling has really broadened my worldview and helped me to be more accepting and understanding of my fellow humans. It’s really humbling to be the outsider. To have to adapt to a completely different reality and rely on the kindness of others to help you. I think it’s made me actively try to find a common denominator with people, to connect in some way so I like to use different languages and cultural symbols to express love because I hope the sentiment can act as a universality to link us together as humans.
What do you hope to accomplish?
I just hope to be a positive energy in the world. I want my work to represent the person I am and the things I’m passionate about.
How do you plan to use matter of love to “pay it forward”?
I sincerely hope that my jewelry causes a ripple effect of love. I hope recipients feel their own self-worth and recognize their own potential to make a positive impact on the world. Also, profits from any of the pieces with Arabic writing are donated to the International Rescue Commitee, Inc. to help aid refugees displaced throughout the world.
Here is just a few of Kelsey’s amazing pieces! For more and to order your own check out her website today!