We would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose, footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.
Kayley Therrien is the Designer and Craftsperson behind the Edmonton based jewellery brand Burlap Sac.
Kayley received her training at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. Upon completion of her studies she returned to Edmonton and began working as a bench jeweller for a fine jewellery store. After honing her skills as a goldsmith Kayley began longing for a more creative outlet. In 2004 she began designing and creating her own signature line of jewellery and that year launched the first Burlap Sac collection.
The organic, lived in feel of her jewellery is derived from her childhood memories. She spent her days collecting small found treasures and storing them away in a burlap sac her grandmother had made. Inspired by nature and the world around her, she would collect all sorts of items from stones and shells to bits of ribbon and old rusty bolts. The foundation for her love of unexpected material and textures began in those early days of collecting.
Kayley now lives in the Edmonton river valley with her husband. She is continually pushing the brand towards more sustainable practices and works hard to ensure her materials are ethically sourced. Specializing in the mixture of material and texture has enabled her to push the boundaries of traditional jewelry and produce unique collections year after year.