Giving Your Heart

When we saw Kiel Mead’s new His and Her Heart Necklaces, we knew we had to get the full story. Here’s a look at Kiel’s studio, and how he came up with the idea of giving your heart to another on the end of a pendant.

“Anything that needs to be made, I’ll try and make it.”

Kiel takes objects that exist in every day life and sees them in a different light. He thinks about wearing them in a different light.

“I wanted to make a love story. When I started out, my intention was to write something. To write something that could go in association with other jewelry I’ve created. But then I started to pay attention to other symbolic stuff that comes along with Valentine’s Day. Hearts were obviously the first choice. I thought it was funny for me to be making hearts because I’m not a big jewelry company … anything like that.

“But I started to fall in love with the idea, and when I started to do all these drawings I started to see these two individuals giving away a heart to him or her.”

We love the idea too!

Check out the rest of our interview with Kiel Mead, and his beautifully handmade His and Her Heart Necklaces.

Written by julia

Julia is the Community Outreach Manager.

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