About District Gems:
District Gems is a Washington DC based fashion and design company by KellyKayla featuring handmade artisan jewelry and accessories, up-cycled furniture and decor and pre-loved clothing. District Gems offers these items on DistrictGems.com (this site), on Poshmark, Etsy, local boutiques (in DC) and at local Pop-Up shops (in the DC Area). The name, District Gems, is a tribute to my love for DC, the joy in finding hidden GEMS (via yard sales, thrift store & consignment stores) & being born under the Zodiac Sign of Gemini.
I’m KK, a DC Creative. I’m a 1st generation Washingtonian (DC), the daughter of United States Army Veterans, a marketing professional (check out my business site GEMS) and a designer. I design graphic art, websites, artisan jewelry, fashion accessories, furniture, small home-goods, and even mix media artwork. I’m a self-professed shopaholic and I love supporting local DC boutiques, check some of my absolute FAVORITE Local Boutiques in the right-hand column.
– I’m a TRUE believer in empathy and kindness. And I enjoy helping others.
– I love power tools! From power drills and miter saws to my handy little dremel tool.
– I enjoy being a wife and stepmom (to an incredibly talented writer – get his book here).
– I’m obsessed with Designer Vintage, all black everything but I also like white, grey and tan.
– I’m a naturalista (just big chopped the 3rd time – 3/2017) & I wear braids & twist-outs most times.
– I love music and have been in a few local bands – reggae, rock & electronica.
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