Chikara is about three sisters
who wanted to create a unique line of jewlery that
would provide an inspiring and personal perspective
as we enter the new millennium.
One wintery Saturday afternoon
the call came in. Our sister Jennifer had been in
a near death accident while on vacation in Mexico.
While walking along the roadside, she and her friend,
Julie were hit from behind by a truck. The driver
was extremely intoxicated. The nearest hospital was
an hour and a half away. Julie died upon arrival.
Jennifer was air-lifted home with a concussion, a
shattered vertebrae, multiple fractures, and more.
The experience caused all of us to
look at the bigger picture. Life is a very precious
gift and we want to appreciate each moment with those
THE 3 SISTERS
an artist with a degree in Fine Arts from the Minneapolis
College of Art and Design. She specializes in sculpture,
hand papermaking, printmaking and book arts. The image
for the Chikara Realms were thumbnail sketches she
drew while recuperating from her accident.
a consultant in various business sectors, including
Wendi owns a wholesale
jewlery company based
in Minneapolis and New York, which sells to major
THE 16 REALMS OF CHIKARA
We created the 16 realms
of Chikara as personal reminders of various aspects
of our lives. We hope you will enjoy these symbols
and find comfort wearing them as you go through your
process of growth, transformation, or whatever it
may be. And what a wonderful gift to give to someone
you really care about.