My name is Kristen and I am the Bay Area jewelry designer and founder of K.Michael Style. I am currently working as a high school Art teacher by day and jewelry designer by night; working hard to make my creative dreams come true.
I was raised in a family of "doers & makers", so making things happen with my own two hands has been the most reasonable and satisfying way to get things done. From a young age, I was always tinkering and kept myself (and my imagination) busy with whatever medium I could get my hands on. Seeing my ideas come to fruition, is one of the most gratifying feelings. So it is only appropriate that everything in my shop is made by hand, with close attention to detail and design execution. Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I find a lot of inspiration in the effortless ease of California's beauty. Alongside that is my vision to connect people & stories through jewelry.
K.MICHAEL initially started as an up-cycled clothing brand, which shifted to reconstructing vintage jewelry findings, to selling to friends and eventually turned itself into a steady stream of brand new designs. At that point, I turned a corner and began designing and making K.Michael Jewelry as we know it today, with a major emphasis on quality. I have always been drawn to jewelry for the story it tells, the emotion it evokes and its ability to transform any look. I also love that jewelry has the ability to be shared and appreciated between generations.
As a designer, I want to be know for my authenticity and fresh aesthetic; along with my connection and care for each customer. While it may be lofty, I believe each person has the power to change the world, through the decisions they make and the brands they support. I believe that supporting your own community and those that inspire you is essential in a well-balanced world.
Thank you for visiting my shop, I am beyond grateful for the support as I chase my passion! ❤️