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Nature’s Jewelry

Featuring Artist Kristen Serio

 

Kristen Serio wearing one of her butterfly necklacesBorn and raised in Baton Rouge, Kristen Serio has always been passionate about drawing, painting, nature, and living a healthy lifestyle. She began art lessons at the age of 9 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette in 2016. As part of a family passionate about the outdoors, many vacations taken as a young girl, and teenager provided a profound influence on her life. Hiking with a flower press made by her father, she collected flora for years on their annual trips.  These experiences transferred into her work today as an artist, personal trainer and jewelry designer.

Since 2018, Kristen has displayed her artwork in several local markets. She continues to paint, but her artwork has expanded using pressed flowers and greenery from weddings, special events, and even the LSU Lakes. Experimenting with wood and resin, she creates unique gifts such as trays, wall hangings, and tables. Branching out even further, she now makes one-of-a-kind nature inspired jewelry incorporating pressed flowers, wood, and authentic butterflies from around the globe.

Kristen was featured in the April 2020 edition of “InRegister” magazine and then again in “InRegister@HOME”.  She is a member of Midcity Makers Market and Southeast Farmers and Arts Market where she displays her creations throughout the year.   A complete collection of her work can be viewed @Arte_di_Kristen on Instagram and @ArtediKristen on Facebook.

Available for purchase online with breezeway pick-up, we offer a collection of Kristen’s one-of-a-kind nature inspired butterfly and pressed plant earrings and pendants.

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Earrings made of Appia Nero Albatross wingsEarrings made of Cymothoe Sangaris wingsEarrings made of Danaus Plexippus Monarch wingsEarrings made of Morpho Catenarius Catenaria wings

Earrings made of Morpho Menelaus wingsEarrings made of Phoebis Philea wings

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Butterfly pendant made from an Idea Leuconde Rice Paper wingButterfly pendant made from a Papilio Lorquinianus Swallowtail wingButterfly pendant made from a Phoebis Statira wingButterfly pendant made from a Polyura Athamas Verso wing

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Oval earrings made with pressed plantsOval earrings made with pressed plantsOval earrings made with pressed plantsTear drop earrings made with pressed plants

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Oval pendant made with pressed plants on a green cordOval pendant made with pressed plants on a teal cordRectangle pendant made with pressed plants on a black cordRectangle pendant made with pressed plants on an orange cord

Rectangle pendant made with pressed plants on a teal cordRectangle pendant made with pressed plants on a  yellow cordTear drop pendant made with pressed plants on a gold cordTear drop pendant made with pressed plants on an orange cord

Tear drop pendant made with pressed plants on a tan cordTear drop pendant made with pressed plants on a tan cord

 

Ordering Details

Sale has ended. Contact Kristen directly if you are interested in purchasing some of her jewelry.

Questions? Call 225-767-6916 or email hilltop@lsu.edu.