Saturday, 9 April 2011

A True Bricoleur

This week I received a wonderful package in the mail- a beautiful hand-crafted ring from Dan Kemp in Iowa. I feel very lucky to wear this piece. He has superb craftsmanship and a truly professional finish to his work. All made from recycled materials in the back of his caravan studio.

'Everything around us has a story to tell and I take pride in giving my materials a second life as a piece of art. In particular the reused silverware jewelry inspires me to reflect on the materials' past life. At a flea market, I found an old spoon with lots of visible wear on one side of its bowl and I couldn't help wondering who owned that spoon and how many homemade meals they must have eaten with it.' - Dan Kemp

His unique pieces have wonderfully whimsical names like- Evening Star, Narcissus, Orange Blossom, First Love, Daybreak and Woodland Rose.


  1. Newbridge Silverware Jewellery
    Quite good collections of silver items. Should have provided a little more collections to be watched by others.

  2. Hi there,

    Yes it is a lovely collection. If you wanted to see more follow the Dan Kemp link above the photos for more of his work.

    Thanks, The Bricoleur