Repurposed, upcycled, one-of-a-kind — these terms are everywhere these days, but independent jewelry designer Kay Adams doesn’t use them lightly. She does take vintage jewelry apart and puts the pieces back together in the most dramatic yet delicate fashion; and when she makes a piece, she’s not going to make it a second time. So if you’ve bought it, you’ve got the only version out there.
Kay makes all the pieces in her Richmond, VA studio, using hundreds of different tools and selecting from over 1400 categories of sorted jewelry. According to Kay, her work is “the tangible result of insatiable curiosity, obsessive collecting,fervent love of vintage treasures, intense imagination, overloaded passion. . . and TOOLS!” Yet, it doesn’t hurt that she and her mom, Judy Rogers, have been dealing antiques from their shop Anthill Antiques, for the past 14 years. It was only a matter of time before her unique perspective found its way around a woman’s neck.
The approximate starting price of a Kay Adams necklace: $65. Shipping and handling fees from Richmond, Va: $8.95. Knowing you’ll be the only woman wearing the necklace, ever: priceless.
For more information, you can call Anthill Antiques at 804.254.2000 , or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.