Designer & Maker
I'm Kirstin, the designer and owner behind Vanderzee. I am a self taught metalsmith that currently makes each piece by hand for you, every step of the way!
Using techniques learnt from generations of highly skilled tradesperson before me to create wearables to last a lifetime. Where or when needed, I make modifications to processes to ensure the environment is not just considered but cared for. All stones used throughout my work are sources ethically and responsibly to the best of my knowledge. This is the main focus and drives a lot of the decisions therefore greatly influencing my designs. These limitations can be a hindrance, yes, but it also pushes for more creativity to accomidate!
Nothing has given me more satisfaction that using my hands to take recycled, harsh, broken or otherwise base materials to create whimsical wearables!
My studio is currently located in Ontario, Canada.