Meet Kristin Mein (formerly Panke), the KP behind Kaypea Jewelry. Since childhood, Kristin has had a passion for the creative and from the early days of choosing the perfect colors for a friendship bracelet, has had a desire to create beautiful, wearable art.
Kaypea Jewelry originally started during Kristin’s college years, where you could find pieces for sale in various Charlottesville, VA boutiques as well as on Etsy. While the business slowed during the 6 years that Kristin lived abroad in Panama, she never stopped creating and often had jewelry on offer in local island boutiques.
While on her honeymoon in Thailand, Kristin took an introduction to silversmithing course and has built on those skills in her new home in Charleston, SC where she lives with her husband Chris & dog Pipa. She works out of her studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Downtown Charleston and is constantly working on expanding her skillset to bring fresh original designs to the table.