About

CRAFTSMANSHIP

All designs are original. All pieces are 100% handmade, including findings and earwires, which are designed to stay in your ears. Since each piece is made to order, they may vary slightly from the picture, though I do my best to replicate each design precisely. Custom designs or modifications may be requested.

MATERIALS

All jewelry is handcrafted with either sterling silver, 14k gold filled, or 14k rose gold filled wire. Jewelry is primarily adorned with genuine Swarovski Crystals, genuine pearls and natural semiprecious stones. 14k gold filled/14k rose gold filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of 14k gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. It is 50 to 100,000 times thicker than regular gold plating and vermeil (which is gold plating on sterling silver). Gold-filled items, even with daily wear, will not tarnish.

 
 

ARTIST

Hi! I am Kristin Cooper, creative mind behind Swap the Drops and Unique Kreations. My pieces are original and innovative. My style is funky and organic, inspired by music, culture and nature. I pride myself on quality, and I’m committed to keeping my jewelry affordable. In addition to jewelry, I am passionate about serving youth. In 2006, I received my MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. My most cherished job was as a Youth Social Worker in Queens, New York. I continue to mentor some of the teens (now young adults). Unique Kreations was created to fuse my two passions – jewelry making and social work. I envision a jewelry business that serves as a means to raise funds to support projects that help underserved youth. It is my hope to use the capital generated from Unique Kreations to help fund an urban boarding school for youth living in impoverished communities and broken families. To learn more, please visit the blog.

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