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As a child I was a dreamer, a rock collector and a chaser of all things rare and uncommon. My wild soul was always searching for ways to express what was going on in my heart and mind. As a teenager and young adult I would pore over fashion magazines for hours. I was constantly inspired by beautiful photographs that shared my view of the world. This led me to study Graphic Design and Advertising at Conestoga College. After years of pursuing art, photography, design and fashion I decided to focus on the one thing I absolutely love to do… designing jewellery! Everything changed from that moment on. I finally felt like all the paths that had been intertwining throughout my life had brought me to this place… where truth + magic happens.

Every accessory I make is designed and handcrafted (often by the light of the moon) in my home studio. The materials I use in the creation of each piece are chosen based on their minimal impact to the environment. Since I live close to the beach I often collect feathers and fossils to incorporate into my designs. Variouscombinations of found objects such as: antique buttons, beads and coins, spent bullet shells, oxidized chain, recycled bicycle tire and semi-precious stones also find their way into the jewellery
I produce.

The moon is both simple and complex. The jewellery I design also reflects this concept. It explores the dance between the hard and the soft edged and the play of darkness against the light. My design philosophy is lush minimalism…infused with free-spirited attitude. The pieces I make are edgy, forward-thinking and made for the rebels, the love warriors and the dreamers of dreams.

In Peace…
Kim Gates
www.lunamoon.ca