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This article was written on 04 Jul 2012, and is filled under Vendors.

Chaos & the Dark

Jessica Kennedy founded Chaos and the Dark in late 2011. Harnessing both the darkness and chaos that comes with the death of loved ones and closing a treasured boutique she owned and operated, she discovered both her own resilience and her own imagination. It is from both darkness and infinite chaos that creativity is bred.

The jewelry line came about in a very organic way. After tagging along with a friend to a jewlery supply shop in Manhatten, Kennedy found herself unable to resist all of the beautiful finds before her. She found herself walking away from the store with a large purchase tucked into her purse. Jessica sold her creations at the Royal Bison craft fair, and hasn’t stopped since. Currently, the only place to find the jewelry line is at the 124th Grand Market, though she will be soon expanding into boutiques across the nation late this summer, as well as an online store.

Jessica is also a curator of vintage treasures. What started as a slight vintage shoe infatuation back when she owned and operated Nokomis Clothing, has now turned into a full on obession. She curates vintage pop up stores in Edmonton, as well as selling her treasures both at the 124th Grand Market and the Old Stratchona Antique Mall. What she adores most about hunting for vitnage is the thrill of finding Made in Canada pieces that still hold the test of time. She is also grateful for the experince of discovering small Albertan towns, when she is often digging through their local thrift stores.

Jessica is a prairie dweller and lover of felines. Follow her on instagram at: chaosandthedark or stop by her website at www.chaosandthedark.com

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