Find us in the heart of Hatteras Village on the island of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. You will enjoy shopping our great selection of local Outer Banks, regional, and American made arts, crafts and gifts. Our yarn shop features designer fibers, tools and notions, as well as locally handmade buttons. In accordance with CDC Recommendations and North Carolina’s current mandate, masks are required for entry.
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La Soucique Studio by Kimberly Hanna-Wallis
La Soucique Studio is a silversmithing and jewelry design studio originally based on little Amelia Island, Florida. (Thanks to Covid-19, the studio has been relocated to the beautiful Kentucky bluegrass region of Frankfort.) Kimberly Hanna-Wallis, the chief gold and silversmith, is committed to a zero-landfill, 100% wind-powered studio working with sustainable precious metals and ethical processes in her jewelry design and production.
I am in the studio as a second generation silversmith, creating with sustainability and simplicity in mind. My passion is in traditional hand-forging techniques and the use of found and recycled objects, like seaglass with recycled and sustainable metals. Working in the smallest environmental footprint possible is paramount to me and I think that these materials demonstrate the true spirit of Sustainability!
About the Artist
Kimberly Hanna-Wallis was honored as a 2016 Emerging Artist from the Tampa Gasparilla Festival of the Arts and has apprenticed in Portland, OR and the UK Channel Islands.
After finishing a degree in Public Relations at the University of Kentucky in 2001, and working in industries as various as agricultural advertising to mechanical engineer recruiting to offshore trust fund management, she found her calling after training and apprenticing with her aunt as a gold and silversmith in Portland Oregon and Guernsey (UK Channel Islands).
In 2016, Kim and La Soucique became a zero-waste and 100% wind powered studio and she has remained deeply in love with southern Georgia and northern Florida, where she works locally to conserve the beauty and vitality of the coastal ecosystems.
What does "La Soucique" Mean?
La Soucique (pron. /Lah-Soo-Seek/) is a phrase that means, "A timeless sense of style", from Guernsey French, a rare patois of Norman French and Latin, spoken only in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, an island off of the western coast of France. It could also mean, "marigold", but there are too few native speakers today to accurately translate! We are proud to help a little of our family's native language survive a little longer...
Kimberly's husband, Ross, is from the island of Guernsey and she and her family lived on the island from 2012-2014.
Our goal is to create beauty with a conscience: jewelry that is a statement of a commitment to a socially and environmentally responsible lifestyle. It's been said that every dollar spent should be a vote for what kind of world we want, so you can feel good about our jewelry and its lower impact on a resource-starved world.
We specialize in "Long Design" for its integration of high quality recycled or reused material with timeless design to produce a heirloom quality piece that ensures a long lifetime of wear.
Our world travels and holistic observation seem to lend a certain simplicity to each piece work and, as always, we emphasise that no piece of sea glass is ever altered in any way, which allows each piece to speak to the wearer with its own conviction and purity.
- Yarn Bombing, Anyone?Be a part of Blue Pelican Gallery’s Flower Power Yarn Bombing Project. Click for more details; will be installed in Hatteras, NC, June 11, 2021.
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