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Kylie Earlene Grater’s farm beginnings in Riley,Kansas lend a unique aesthetic to her original pieces. Growing up in the rural Midwest, she was able to look out onto the Plains, their vast horizons, and crops that rotated with the seasons.The simplicity of rural life, the changing of the weather, and the cycles of planting, and harvesting have all influenced Kylie’s approach to creating jewelry. Her close contact with these organic influences, in part, determines her materials: feather, bone, and leather, to name a few.


Kylie received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas.  She studied the professional side of craftmaking in England during college for a year and spent time in Africa, working with an HIV/AIDS project. These cultures, combined with her own upbringing in small-town America, have helped to determine the way designs are built.


In addition to creating jewelry out of new materials, she invents pieces by reconstructing cast-outs and vintage jewelry. Inspiration for this line of jewelry
(PM Collection) comes from a dictate out of her rural past: one must make use of every little thing! This reuse results in unique and eclectic pieces that are expressive of both the old and the new.


Early Jewelry was created in 2004, website launch in 2005, and developed into a full time business in 2007.  All aspects of Early Jewelry are operated by Kylie with the assistance of seasonal help if needed.  Kylie recently relocated from Eugene, OR to Kansas where all pieces are handmade at her home studio.

Kylie Earlene Grater’s farm beginnings in Riley, Kansas lend a unique aesthetic to her original pieces. Growing up in the rural Midwest, she was able to look out onto the Plains, their vast horizons, and crops that rotated with the seasons.The simplicity of rural life, the changing of the weather, and the cycles of planting, and harvesting have all influenced Kylie’s approach to creating jewelry. Her close contact with these organic influences, in part, determines her materials: feather, bone, and leather, to name a few. Kylie received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas.  She studied the professional side of craftmaking in England during college for a year and spent time in Africa, working with an HIV/AIDS project. These cultures, combined with her own upbringing in small-town America, have helped to determine the way designs are built. In addition to creating jewelry out of new materials, she invents pieces by reconstructing cast-outs and vintage jewelry. Inspiration for this line of jewelry(PM Collection) comes from a dictate out of her rural past: one must make use of every little thing! This reuse results in unique and eclectic pieces that are expressive of both the old and the new. Early Jewelry was created in 2004, website launch in 2005, and developed into a full time business in 2007.  All aspects of Early Jewelry are operated by Kylie with the assistance of seasonal help if needed.  Kylie and Captain her trusted ‘dog dog’ recently relocated from Kansas to Eugene, OR where all pieces are handmade at her home studio. - See more at: http://earlyjewelry.com/?page_id=572#sthash.O2mXG9kc.dpuf
Kylie Earlene Grater’s farm beginnings in Riley, Kansas lend a unique aesthetic to her original pieces. Growing up in the rural Midwest, she was able to look out onto the Plains, their vast horizons, and crops that rotated with the seasons.The simplicity of rural life, the changing of the weather, and the cycles of planting, and harvesting have all influenced Kylie’s approach to creating jewelry. Her close contact with these organic influences, in part, determines her materials: feather, bone, and leather, to name a few. Kylie received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas.  She studied the professional side of craftmaking in England during college for a year and spent time in Africa, working with an HIV/AIDS project. These cultures, combined with her own upbringing in small-town America, have helped to determine the way designs are built. In addition to creating jewelry out of new materials, she invents pieces by reconstructing cast-outs and vintage jewelry. Inspiration for this line of jewelry(PM Collection) comes from a dictate out of her rural past: one must make use of every little thing! This reuse results in unique and eclectic pieces that are expressive of both the old and the new. Early Jewelry was created in 2004, website launch in 2005, and developed into a full time business in 2007.  All aspects of Early Jewelry are operated by Kylie with the assistance of seasonal help if needed.  Kylie and Captain her trusted ‘dog dog’ recently relocated from Kansas to Eugene, OR where all pieces are handmade at her home studio. - See more at: http://earlyjewelry.com/?page_id=572#sthash.O2mXG9kc.dpuf
Kylie Earlene Grater’s farm beginnings in Riley, Kansas lend a unique aesthetic to her original pieces. Growing up in the rural Midwest, she was able to look out onto the Plains, their vast horizons, and crops that rotated with the seasons.The simplicity of rural life, the changing of the weather, and the cycles of planting, and harvesting have all influenced Kylie’s approach to creating jewelry. Her close contact with these organic influences, in part, determines her materials: feather, bone, and leather, to name a few. Kylie received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas.  She studied the professional side of craftmaking in England during college for a year and spent time in Africa, working with an HIV/AIDS project. These cultures, combined with her own upbringing in small-town America, have helped to determine the way designs are built. In addition to creating jewelry out of new materials, she invents pieces by reconstructing cast-outs and vintage jewelry. Inspiration for this line of jewelry(PM Collection) comes from a dictate out of her rural past: one must make use of every little thing! This reuse results in unique and eclectic pieces that are expressive of both the old and the new. Early Jewelry was created in 2004, website launch in 2005, and developed into a full time business in 2007.  All aspects of Early Jewelry are operated by Kylie with the assistance of seasonal help if needed.  Kylie and Captain her trusted ‘dog dog’ recently relocated from Kansas to Eugene, OR where all pieces are handmade at her home studio. - See more at: http://earlyjewelry.com/?page_id=572#sthash.O2mXG9kc.dpuf

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