Founder and Designer Claire Kinder Barrett produces jewelry and art in her verdant lair, a Capitol Hill storefront known as HONED by Claire Kinder. Claire is a Seattle-based fine jewelry line specializing in engagement, modern heirlooms, and intricate forms of a distinct style we like to call "micro-architecture." She loves playing with the way various materials and planes interact with one another. Claire's dedication to quality drives her greatest passion: to create a tiny piece of art that will last generations.
Claire holds a BFA in fine jewelry from Pratt Institute she received in Spring 2008. She and her fiancé moved to Seattle from Brooklyn, NY in November of 2016, and opened the doors of HONED just 3 months later. Originally from Vermont, the Pacific Northwest seemed like the perfect combination of the Green Mountains she grew up in, the the city streets where she came of age.