How would you describe your business?
Kerry Long is a gem of a jewelry maker inspired to create since she was a kid with the nickname Kerry Blueberry. Blueberry Jewelry is her vision brought to life and designing is what she’s driven to do. Inspired by the simplicity of nature, this Central Coast native dedicates her days to producing original pieces women are proud to wear and share.
How did you get into your trade?
I sorta just fell into it! I got hired at the Gold Concept doing sales. They soon learned that I was very creative and loved making things! They fostered that and were willing to teach me some basic things. I learned pearl knotting, basic forging, and simple solder. Still things I use today in creating my jewelry!
Working as a maker on the Central Coast can be hard, expensive, and risky. Why do you do it?
I do it because I love it! I love being a part of people's sentimental and special occasions. Making something that may be in someones wedding or a special anniversary is very rewarding!