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Joy Keplar

Joy Keplar

Kentucky Crafted Artist
  • Jewelry

    Bio

    ​One would be hard-pressed to find jewelry that is anything like the pieces Joy Keplar creates. Combining techniques from across several different disciplines including knitting, wirework, and beading she creates unique pieces that evoke joy with their playful use of color and design. Joy started out as a fiber artist knitting clothing out of yarn but felt limited by the medium and sought out less traditional materials to knit. After experimenting with several different techniques, Joy found her niche' knitting wire into jewelry and her company Unbridled Wire was born.

    Because Joy uses very light, high-gauge wire in her designs, even very large bold pieces are comfortable and easy to wear. Color is a very important facet of her work. With each piece, she carefully considers how both the color and construction work together to enhance the overall effect of the work. Many of her items are one of a kind, and she is always happy to take on special requests for custom projects.

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