Stone Cooper is a handcrafted jewelry company, founded by designer and maker, Katherine (Kat) Sliclen in 2013. Created with a conscience and appreciation for quality, Stone Cooper strives to provide distinctive, wearable pieces that tell a story and make you feel your best. Inspired by nature and beauty in the unexpected, it is a collection of meaningful jewels including original designs in silversmithing, casting, beadwork, metal-stamping, wirework, and repurposing.
Due to materials and technique, most pieces are one- or two-of-a-kind. Our cast line (such as our best-selling Burnt Match or Melted Candle necklace) remains in-stock and can be made in multiples, but even then the patina or bail makes each piece unique. All of our stones and crystals are natural and of the highest quality, and our oddity pieces (such as our Antler Tip Necklaces and Quill Jewelry) are ethically retrieved. We treasure-hunt for materials in local bead-shops, diamond districts, antique markets, vintage jewelry-supply-warehouses and antique stores everywhere in between. Kat then uses the stones, charms, chains or components to design modern bohemian adornment, for the old souls and the young at heart.
The name Stone Cooper comes from Katherine’s middle name, Cooper, and from her Sliclen-family ancestors who were Stone Cutters in NYC in the 1800s. Kat has always loved jewelry and adornment, both making and wearing it for as long as she can remember. She attended a visual arts high school and studied metalsmithing and sociology at Skidmore College, working at two bead-stores during that time. After interning in the diamond district in NYC, she decided to pursue her passion more seriously and started Stone Cooper after graduating. Currently the line is carried in several small boutiques in the NJ/NY/PA/RI area and is sold at juried shows around the tristate area.
Creating everyday meaningful adornment, as well as future heirlooms, is our intention so please contact us with any questions/comments you may have or any inquiries about designing a custom piece!
Photos by Catherine Conner, October 2019