Hi! I'm Kelly - designer and owner of Soulbound - and I've been playing video games for as long as I can remember.
After being introduced to the world of video games by my father, I spent all of my youth playing Nintendo 64 and drawing geeky fan art. In my early teens I fell in love with pixel art and learned to create pixel sprites in MS Paint. I frequented pixel art forums where I would offer commissions for custom pixel creations in exchange for forum currency. These creative passions ultimately led me to pursue an education in art and design.
In 2012, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and spent a year working in the fashion industry.
An opportunity came along to participate in StyleWeek Northeast - Providence, Rhode Island's version of New York Fashion Week. I was asked to create a ten piece clothing collection to present during their Spring/Summer 2013 runway show. My collection was inspired by Rainbow Cloud, the last level in Pokémon Snap. I decided that I wanted my models to be wearing Pokémon jewelry for the runway show, so I taught myself how to make brass necklaces with glass gemstones. I realized then that jewelry design was my true passion.
After the fashion show I did everything I could to break into the jewelry industry. I was lucky enough to land a job as a bench jeweler at a costume jewelry company in New York City where I learned everything I needed to know to start my own business and sell jewelry that expressed my love of video games!
I started Soulbound in 2014 selling brass and silver pendant necklaces inspired by video game characters and low poly graphics on Etsy and at various craft fairs and conventions. After 2 years, I decided to take my little jewelry company to the next level. I attended the Gemological Institute of America, where I studied fine jewelry design, 3D CAD modeling, diamond grading, and colored gemstone identification. This allowed me to transform Soulbound into its final form!
In July 2017, I re-launched Soulbound as a fine-jewelry company featuring video game inspired designs that are handcrafted from the highest quality materials in New York City.
My dream is to become the go-to fine jewelry designer for gamers acround the world. I would love to help people like me who truly love video games and would like a beautiful piece of jewelry to express their passion. I also want Soulbound to be a friendly and approachable fine jewelry company. Please feel free to contact me via email, social media, or in-game!
Feel free to send me an email at any time with questions, concerns, or just to say hello!
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