Website: anglerfishjewelry.com, Email: [email protected]
Kristin Kearns is the owner and lead jewelry designer at AnglerFish. Since 2015 this tiny company has been making DIY illumination solutions that enable designers and other makers to easily incorporate LED lights into their own jewelry. AnglerFish’s integration of electronics with jewelry was a natural step along Kristin’s path through life, which has always had one foot in the world of art and the other in the world of technology. To stay balanced while studying and teaching astronomy she explored color, texture and function in ceramics and fiber arts before discovering the fun of jewelry design. She is drawn to any media that combine functionality or wearability with aesthetic appeal so when she stumbled on lampwork beadmaking in 2012 and realized she could design glass beads to be illuminated, she was quickly hooked. She currently spends most of her time wearing the many hats associated with developing AnglerFish’s illuminated jewelry and components business, while staying in touch with her scientific roots through occasional grant-writing consulting. Kristin currently lives in central Massachusetts in a ‘quirky’ house from the 1840s, in a town with more apple trees than people. You can reach her at [email protected].