OUR AWESOME STORY (About Ahimsa Designs):
Ahimsa Designs is a conscious jewelry company designed to bring awareness and promote positive change while causing the least harm to the planet. The principle of ahimsa, the avoidance of violence or doing no harm, guides every aspect of our company. We specialize in sterling silver jewelry with a message to inspire you to be your most authentic, fulfilled self. When we create a fulfilled life, we have the power to change the world.
All pieces are handcrafted from recycled sterling silver sheet or wire using traditional metalsmithing techniques. We purchase only fair-trade gems and silver components. We use recycled packaging material. We intentionally avoid using materials that require new mining of the earth or support unethical working or trading conditions.
Kristen's designs come out of personal experiences and stories. Her love of philosophy, poetry and her passionate beliefs can be seen in her collections. By realizing that we are all connected, we help lift each other up. It is our hope that our jewelry will inspire you to love fully, live boldly and bring peace and light to the world around us.
Hi! My name is Kristen Anderson and I am an artist who loves to create with metal. I am passionate about living ahimsa, maintaining the awareness of not hurting any living beings, and carry this passion into my jewelry designs and business practices. It guides every part of my life...it is why I am a vegan, why I want to consume less, why I aspire to tread lightly.
When my first child was born, almost a decade ago, I chose to leave my career as a therapist and spend every moment possible with my precious baby. I had been designing and creating jewelry as a hobby for years. My daughter's birth ignited my creativity and within 3 months I had officially started my business. My son was born 2 years later and they have both grown up hanging out in my studio and helping me with arts and crafts shows. They have been my inspiration to do what I love and I am so grateful for the time it has given me with them during their brief childhood.
I find meaning in living out my most authentic self, bringing as much of me as possible to this world. My deepest desire is to be a light in the world, to invite others to shimmer and shine so that together we can be the change.