The more you know about something, the more you can appreciate it.
Kirsten Lara jewelry was founded by Kirsten Forbes in 2015.
Who from an early age was always collecting different pieces of jewelry.
Usually from Value Village or thrift shops, and even tried her hand at beading and braiding and wire work.
It had always been her dream to melt metal.
Her chance came when her husband happened to talk to the right person while searching for a ring for their 7th wedding anniversary.
It was the best gift he could have given.
Kirsten was mentored by a master silversmith with over 40 years of creating in Victoria BC.
Kirsten’s style is a graceful collaboration of old-world meets organic, raw and minimalist.
With happy accidents and the best mistakes being her motivation.
This little business is a passion that was more than she could have dreamed of and is constantly in awe of the support and love she receives when people choose her pieces.
And lets get a little more real ABOUT this.
It’s me, Kirsten, writing this because I am not a huge brand, I don’t have managers, or employees or store fronts.
Which means every piece that goes out, is handmade by me.
There are no molds or casting involved.
Just my hands and my brain and my love of all things beautiful.