Alejandra is the owner and creator of Kelkay Jewellery. Originally from Chile, she migrated to Australia with her husband and daughter for a better life: “I love making jewellery; It makes me happy, making others happy”. Alejandra has always loved making things with her hands, she perfected her jewellery making skills in Singapore where she lived for a time under the tuition of a local teacher.
After arriving in Australia, Alejandra wanted to find a way to promote her jewellery. Through becoming involved in SisterWorks she was able to learn about the Australian market, become familiar with the local customers, and to establish her own business: “I’m happy with the opportunities SisterWorks gives to me for improving my business and my live”.
Kelkay is the indigenous Chilean word for Necklace. Alejandra’s eclectic designs are also inspired by the traditional jewellery from Chile and Latin America and Frida Kahlo is a particular inspiration. The materials she uses include: aluminium; copper; lapis lazuli; recycled plastic materials (coffee cups; cardboard and rubber inner tube from bicycles). Alejandra likes to share her passion for jewellery by teaching others; “I love creating jewellery with recycled materials or mixing my own designs using colours and patterns inspired by my country; Mexico or Latin America”.
Alejandra’s range includes: necklaces; bracelets; rings; earrings and makeup bags. All are made from flexible and hypo-allergenic materials.