Artist

Award winning multidisciplinary designer Kristy Turney of Scandinavia Wolf Designs' latest
collection of jewelry, home décor and art has a wonderfully natural and calming style that
reflects the inherent beauty of Squamish and the west coast. Turney’s natural material
creations are omnipresent in her work, such as her one of a kind handmade wood and
gemstone jewelry, home décor and art.
“I design with materials that will persevere and last for ages like wood, precious metals,
ethically sourced gemstones and ceramic. I love that the pieces I create are unique, one of a
kind creations. When working with wood, metal, gemstones and ceramics I always enjoy
letting the material's natural beauty be at the forefront.”
“When I source wood for my creations I find pleasure in using wood that might normally be
discarded from felled trees or off-cut pieces from local carpentry projects. I love reusing the
wood to make useful, meaningful jewelry, décor and art.”
A big inspiration behind Turney’s latest work is a mix between Hygge and Wabi-Sabi. Hygge
(pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and
comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. Wabi-Sabi (a Japanese
aesthetic) is one of appreciating beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete in
nature.
“I love creating functional designs that have a natural flow to them. I start with an idea and
then let my creativity take over. I aspire to be innovative with my designs and create
something that is truly unique. My pieces are functional and incorporate natural materials
with good energy. My aim is to leave as little impact on the environment as possible and I
feel I achieve this in my creations. Mother Nature gives us beautiful materials to create with.”
Turney has been creating jewelry, art and designing since she was young. Her background in
interior design and fashion played a role in facilitating her current focused and dedicated
artistic experience with her company Scandinavia Wolf Designs which she launched in 2014.
She moved from Vancouver to Squamish in 2016 where she opened her home décor, art and
jewelry boutique.

Awards, Accolades and Media Attention:

  • Exhibited in the 2015 IDS West show
  • Media attention from The Westender Van, Vitamin Daily, Whistler Pique, The Squamish Chief and Western Living Magazine
  • Jewelry creations on multiple films and television shows (Swan Song, The Stand, Bates Motel, The Flash, Riverdale, Snowpiercer, Altered Carbon, among others)
  • Created a custom collection for celebrity Chef Vikram Vij
  • Finalist in the Maker category for WLDOTY 2019
  • Finalist for Made in Vancouver (Vancouver Magazine) 2020
  • Finalist in the Fashion category for WLDOTY 2020
  • Winner in the Maker category for WLDOTY 2020