Meet the Artist

Christine Harkey

I am a jewelry creator who specializes in original designs, both classic and quirky. I gather up all the gears, coins, and sparkly bits I can get my hands on and remake them into beautiful, unique assemblages.

I am inspired by my grandmother Hazel, who loved everything that was shiny. One of my favorite memories is playing in her jewelry box and trying to wear everything at once.

I love vintage jewelry, and like to repurpose things in interesting combinations. It is very meaningful to take broken pieces of jewelry and sentimental heirlooms and give them new life as a necklace, ring, or bracelet.

In my spare time, I am a middle school art teacher in Chapel Hill. Every day, I try to inspire students to think creatively and understand how the artistic process can play a role in their life.