Hello and Welcome to The Krystle Kollection (TKK)
My name is Krystle Koontz. I'm the Jewelry Artist, Small Business Owner, Humanitarian and lifelong Maryland Resident behind TKK. My mission is to preserve and nurture the important things: Nature, Community and the Arts. I do this by producing quality keepsake jewelry that gives back to a Maryland charity with every piece purchased.
I create using non-toxic epoxy resin, patience, heart and a variety of quality components ( flowers, shells, starfish, snakeskin, berries, sterling silver components, color pigments, images...) both picked and purchased.
My passion for jewelry design was realized in early 2015 after receiving a jewelry making starter kit and encouragement from my mother to find “something for myself”. I listened and fell in love with the many jewelry styles, designs, processes and stress relieving benefits associated with expressing myself creatively. Obsessed and yearning for more, I found myself filling every free moment with jewelry tutorials and classes. I shared my designs with friends, family and coworkers and found that they enjoyed wearing the designs as much as I enjoyed creating them. That's all it took! My passion was realized, and I was hooked. I spent the next several months preparing to leave my unfulfilling corporate position and pursue a career in jewelry design and small business ownership.
Mixing dried lavender petals with epoxy resin.
Preparing pendant designs prior to pouring.
I allow 24 hours for the curing process to ensure resin has cured properly before trimming, cleaning, polishing and packaging each piece.
Preparing epoxy resin, 12mm bezel trays and MD leaf images for End the Stigma earrings.
WHY & HOW I GIVE BACK
I'm a proud Maryland resident dedicated to nurturing and giving back the state that raised me! $1 of each piece sold will be donated to benefit one of four Maryland charities, with a goal of giving $15,000 collectively in 3 years
Photo of the Krystle Kollection Display at Sand Bar Dreams Boutique, Rodanthe, NC 05/2016- 01/2017
Photo from Krystle Kollection Fundraiser for the Americans for Suicide Prevention Foundation (AFSP) event on 4/29/2017
Springfield Manor's Lavender Festival event on 6/17&18 2017
Raw Artist Baltimore Presents "VERVE" event on 9/22/16
Krystle Kollection Display @ Canal View Candle & Barrel Company, Williamsport, MD 06/2017- 02/2018
Krystle Kollection & Canal View Candle & Barrel Company Display @ Whitetail Resort 10/28/2017
Photo from Frederick MD's, "In the Streets" Festival event 9-9-17
Photo from Linganore Winecellars "Christmas in the Barn" event 12-02-17
Photo from Knob Hall Winery "Love is in the Air" event 2-11-18
Thank you for your time and interest!
I look forward to creating for you & yours!
Best Wishes, Krystle Koontz