Fascinated by the structural contingencies of working with metal and the weightlessness of cloisonné techniques, Kelly established a name for herself through the creation of unique jewelry collections, ranging from wearable art limited editions to one-of-a-kind sculptural art pieces. Her handcrafted signature designs are characterized by contrasting precious and semi-precious gems with silver, gold, copper, and/or bronze accents and can be found in personal collections worldwide.
Kelly’s wearable art designs capture the spontaneous and organic exploration of her surroundings and are inspired by the shapes, textures, and divergency inherent to the natural world. She strives to create a certain depth of feeling with some forms being literal interpretations, while others, are more abstract or whimsical. Kelly often uses her dreams as a creative intervention during the design process and either sketches out her ideas, or, works “free form” to allow the materials and stones to influence the direction of each piece.