In the summer of 2012, Delirious Blue Jewelry was crafted from the desire to design eco-friendly jewelry, the dedication to pursue my dreams, and a little bit of love. The name comes from the first poem I took a liking to as a child, and as my love of literature often intersects with my work, I found it quite fitting.
“I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew"
I, too, reach for that long delirious blue, reaching toward that which seems dreamy and slightly out of reach. In my design and in my business, I am inspired to “reach for the skies” and make beauty from the unseen and unused.
In my bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings, I like to use materials that might often be thrown out, such as wine corks, bottle caps, bike inner tubes, used guitar strings, old game pieces, and paper. I also enjoy working with metal that is 100% recycled or eco-friendly. This eco-friendly concept is incorporated into every aspect that I can—including my 100% recycled paper business cards, upcycled and refurbished art show displays, and handmade paper boxes. I believe that we can all do our part to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
About the Artist
Some of Kirsten’s favorite words are creativity and inspiration. She has always been a creator, and took a special interest in making jewelry in 2011 upon graduating from college (where she learned to craft words well enough to earn a double major in writing). She combined her passion to create with her passions to be environmentally friendly to create Delirious Blue Jewelry. She now takes classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to further her skills and expand her jewelry line, using 100% recyclable metals and items considered by some to be “trash.” She loves this earth and the beauty of nature around her and is inspired and renewed by it each and every day.