Kest Schwartzman graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a degree in metals. After graduation, she created Vagabond Jewelry- a company all about being one of a kind, affordable, and easy to wear. She uses metal to evoke the natural landscape from which the ore emerged. Some pieces are very bold, shouting of earthquakes, while others whisper of quiet fields of rustling grass, or paths through autumn woods. The range of jewelry calls up all the world, asking you to explore it, and reminding you that if you can get there, it's tough enough to go with you. Like any good traveling companion, these pieces are a bit eccentric- each is entirely different from every other piece she has ever created. Each has their own personality, as organic and hard to define as each of your friends. The masks provide a different kind of freedom; by letting you pretend to be something other than yourself, they allow you to truly be yourself. They are wearable, yet function as sculpture off the head.