Kristin Wornson offers a unique approach to jewelry, integrating collected natural elements & botanicals, meticulously placed in glass. Her focus is on illuminating the captivating beauty of the natural world & inspiring people to look closer at it.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind, using plants & natural elements Kristin has collected & pressed. Her archive of specimens ranges from various types of ocean algae to the tiniest single dandelion seed. She uses hand-rolled colored glass, silver solder & sterling silver – drawing from both traditional stained-glass methods she learned from her grandfather, along with an ever-expanding arsenal of traditional & contemporary metalsmithing techniques. With a background in biology that includes fieldwork & education in places as far off as the Amazon & Antarctica, she brings her love of science & the natural world to her work & process. She hopes that her jewelry can serve as a unique representation of the beauty inherent in wild places, & an homage to charismatic microflora that inhabit them.