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Artist of the Week: Molly Bosley of Found & Feral

" My jewelry is made using globally sourced materials like raw brass, acetate, vinyl disc beads, vintage sequins, agate and quartz stones."

Molly Bosley of Found & Feral

Presenting our Kindred Artist of the Week series! We are big fans of all the artists we work with and we are so excited to share their stories!

This week we are featuring Molly Bosley of Found & Feral. Molly's geometric brass jewelry brings joy to all who see or wear it. The symmetry in her work can sometimes take you right inside of a kaleidoscope with shapes mirroring one another so perfectly. Molly is newly a mama and we look forward to seeing what inspiration comes from this journey. Read about her process below!

Who are you? 

My name is Molly Bosley. I live in Winooski, VT which is a “big” little city and I hope in the near future to find a big farm where I will have space to roam and make and think. I recently became a mom which has been so wonderful and also a big adjustment in figuring out how to run a business from my home and take care of my baby at the same time.

What do you do?

I make jewelry from my home studio. My jewelry is made using globally sourced materials like raw brass, acetate, vinyl disc beads, vintage sequins, agate and quartz stones. I would describe the aesthetic as modern, geometric and big minimalist. 

Who/what inspires you?

I have been an artist and maker since I was young and have tried lots of different mediums over the years. Along with making jewelry, I have been known to illustrate, cut paper, sew, embroider, collage and create sculptures from old books, everyday objects and paper. I am inspired by shapes from nature, shadows, old architecture, textiles and pattern in everyday objects. I love to be inspired by other artists and find energy from what other people are making.

What is your favorite moment in the process?

As an artist I approach making jewelry in a similar way to creating anything where I look at the whole composition and how the negative and positive space react with one another. Jewelry is not just an object to adorn ourselves but I think of it as a piece of the composition of our overall style and ourselves as the canvas. I use my instinct to place shapes together and love when I find that perfect balance that clicks.

What is a trick of your trade or a piece of advice for artists in your medium?

Try the unexpected. Don’t make something you wouldn’t wear yourself. Even if it’s not a huge hit, keep trying new things because someone will like it. Keep reading and learning how to be better at what you love.

What is next?

I find it hard to squeeze in time for new designs but I would love to focus on experimenting with new styles. I am currently trying out some designs for bracelets and more beaded pieces.

Brass Earrings No. 20 Brass Earrings No. 25 Brass Earrings No. 16

See more of her work here!

Job Posting: PT Retail Associates (year-round) & PT/FT Retail Associates (seasonal)

Come join our team! 

Thank you for your interest in working at Kindred Post! We’re a creative, quirky workplace rooted in art, community, and social justice. And we care very much about the people who work with us! If you love people and mail and neighborhood vibes; if you’ve got a keen attention to detail and enjoy the satisfaction of efficiency; if you laugh at puns and like tiny post office concerts and adding your creative mark on this big bad beautiful world, then we can’t wait to meet you.

We are hiring for:

  • year-round: part-time Retail Associates
  • seasonal: part-time and full time Retail Associates

Please see below for more details about either position.

TO APPLY:

Please send ONE HAIKU, a RESUME, and a LETTER that tells us about yourself and why you'd be a good fit for Kindred Post.
Send questions and applications to hello@kindredpost.com.

We will begin interviews in March, so applicants who submit by February 29th will be given priority consideration. Positions will stay open until we find the right fit!

OPEN POSITIONS:

Retail Associates (year-round)
The Retail Associate (year-round) is a part-time, permanent position that assists in the general operations of Kindred Post. This position carries out basic duties in retail transactions, product management, sales, and event staffing. Candidate must possess ability to provide excellent customer service, pay attention to detail, work effectively and efficiently in a busy atmosphere, and have fun! Wages start at $12-13/hr. Full position description hereIf you have relevant experience, we welcome you to apply for a retail specialist position instead (starting at $13-14/hr)! 

Retail Associates (seasonal)

The Retail Associate (seasonal) is a part-time or full-time, temporary position that assists in the general operations of Kindred Post during the visitor season. Applicants should indicate their availability between April 15-October 15. This position carries out basic duties in retail transactions, product management, sales, and event staffing. Candidate must possess ability to provide excellent customer service, pay attention to detail, work effectively and efficiently in a busy atmosphere, and have fun! Wages start at $12-13/hr. Full position description hereIf you have relevant experience, we welcome you to apply for a seasonal retail specialist position instead (starting at $13-14/hr)! 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: For The Galentines by Megan Cochran

Happy Galentines Day

This final edition of our KP Valentine's Day Gift Guides is curated by me - Megan Cochran! This gift guide is dedicated to all of my Galentines and inspired by a personal desire to lift up and support other female-identifying humans in a world that might want to keep us down some days. There's nothing better than feeling seen, understood, and supported all at once. I hope this guide helps you come up with ways to tell your gals you've got their backs and their hearts too!

Decode Your Dreams

Decoding your dreams and assessing your place in this universe is so important to any emotional wellness journey; and the cleansing energy of a handmade gemstone soap can turn every bath into an opportunity to connect and heal.

Dream Decoder, $16.99.  |  Gemstone Soap, $8.

Beautiful Journaling

There are so many remarkable moments in every day, they deserve to be documented and easily reflected upon. These pocket-sized notebooks and pre-sharpened floral pencils make me feel excited to write and even more excited to reflect in the future.


Radical Reflection

Speaking of reflection... this deck of Holstee Reflection Cards asks all the important questions so you can check in with yourself when life is moving too fast. The enamel pin is a reminder that being kind to yourself can be considered radical, but it's also very necessary. 


Literary Love

This is for my literary gals. There is power in holding a mirror to society by way of poetry, fiction, historical non-fiction... you name it. Our words have power and they connect us to ourselves and to each other across decades and even millennia. Wear it on your lapel, on your skin as a tattoo, or simply a bracelet to which you gave meaning and it can be our little secret. Together, we pass the Bechdel test with flying colors.

Literary Tattoos, $12.95.  |  Cat Books Pin, $4.

Besties Against the Patriarchy

This book reminds us that loving and supporting each other, as female-identifying humans, we can dismantle years of effort to pit us against one another. We smash the patriarchy by celebrating the beauty of friendship, and of strength in love and numbers.


Self Love Rituals

We all look, sound, and experience life differently and that is beautiful. The Rituals book samples different belief systems, cultures and experiences to find the common thread of self care. We have so much to learn from each other and so much love to give. A small floral heart card, empty inside, and ready for a meaningful message from you to your loved one can speak volumes. Happy Galentines Day to us all!

The Rituals Book, $19.95.  |  Floral Heart Card, $5.