We’ve invited Kerri, from Anurain Designs, to come and set up a pop-up shop at River City Yarns on Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Kerri will bring a nice assortment of jewelry to the shop and you won’t want to miss it! (Especially since Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day - a day in which you are allowed to “treat yourself” because you have a mother, right?)
You will not be disappointed with Kerri’s unique selection of stitch markers, progress keepers and shawl pins. All of her items are unique and are equal parts: creative, functional and pretty!
Kerri will bring a variety of her metalwork with her. In particular, she has some beautiful shawl pins. Here’s what Kerri has to say about her penannular pins:
“You’ve probably seen this style of brooch before, but you may not know how long a history it really has. Penannular or Celtic brooches as they are often called, have been used since the Iron Age. It features a long pin attached to a ring with a small opening. The pin can rotate along the ring and can fasten garments without having to have a permanent attachment on the clothing.
Many cultures used this style of brooch, most notably the Celtic and Romans. Penannular pins are still used regularly in Tunisia today and are worn by Berber women there to hold up both sides of their dress. Metalworkers today are still creating this popular brooch for shawl and scarf pins, using much of the same techniques and designs that have been used for over two thousands years.”
At River City Yarns, we’ve showcased Kerri’s work before but we thought you’d enjoy the opportunity to meet this local and talented maker and to purchase items directly from her. You can chat with her about her craft and customizations.
”My name is Kerri, and I love crafting! I've been selling crafts I've made since I've been eight years old (after learning stuff from my mom) so it runs in my blood!
I've done paper crafts, bath and body, and I made jewelry for 5 years before the 6 for metal stamping so I've got lots of experience under my belt. I love using my hammer and anvil and my pliers to create wonderful shapes in wire and making custom work and hand stamping your favorite people's name and favorite words and phrases onto all things metal.
I'm inspired by all things geeky- books, science, computers, gaming, cosplay, fandoms, movies and more! I make stuff for others who share my passions. I also make specialty items like shawl pins for fiber projects!
I live in a sweet home with a lovely garden on the edge of the city with my boyfriend and little black cat. I work a bit on the side at a jewelry and stone supply store in Edmonton. I now eat, sleep and breathe jewelry and metalwork 24/7, just how I like it.