McKenna

McKenna

Founded in 1994, McKenna Flutes, Inc. considers every instrument created to be a work of art. Mr. McKenna puts something of himself into each instrument, while keeping in mind that the instrument is for the player. Chris McKenna, president, is a flutemaker, inventor, composer and musician. He has designed and manufactured professional flutes for more than 20 years and continues to explore, research and develop new ways of working with sound to create non-ordinary states and reveal mind-body relationships, as well as researching applied physics and acoustics. Chris has studied with John Moses, Jimmy Meyer, Andre Lizotte, members of St. Louis and Boston Symphonies and attended Berklee College of Music.

Research in materials has always been an important part of McKenna Flutes’ journey. The dynamic flexibility between density and other variables has always been a pursuit as evidenced by Chris’ research into mouthpieces made from a wide variety of materials including nickel, brass, titanium, lead, wood, phenolic, paper, paper mache, bamboo, rhubarb, PVC, ABS, graphite, acrylic, terra cotta, porcelain, lead crystal, quartz and others. McKenna flutes has been on the forefront of proving that the combination of flute headjoint and body, as purchased from one of the major companies, can be improved upon by finding the perfect balance between the individual's technique, headjoints from other manufacturers and the flute body. This is in contrast to assuming that the capability of the flute body is idealized when paired with the manufacturer's provided mouthpiece. Concentrating on headjoints, Mckenna Flutes has developed a range of designs and materials with the versatility to be married with all makes of flutes as well as the flexibility to accommodate both student and professional musicians.

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Bracelet - Flute Mechanism Charms
 
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Five sterling silver mechanism components descend from a sterling silver chain, with alternating smooth and textured links. Sterling silver mechanism components: mechanism lever, rib, trill key, B foot lever, and key rest. Chain 7 1/2 inches in length.

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Earrings - Dangle Bushings
 
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Sterling silver French bushings on sterling silver French loops. Bushings are mounted underneath open-hole keys to hold pads. Bushings 7/16 inches in diameter.

Exclusively designed and handcrafted by McKenna for Carolyn Nussbaum.

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Earrings - Helix
 
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Palladium spring wire twisted into a helix, descending from sterling silver French loops. 2 1/8 inches in length. Incredible elegance.

Exclusively designed and handcrafted by McKenna for Carolyn Nussbaum.

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Earrings - Hitching Posts
 
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Sterling silver flute hitching posts and palladium spring wires. Sterling silver chains. Front chain and post 2.5 inches in length; back chain 1.65 inches in length. An unusual and unique choice.

Exclusively designed and handcrafted by McKenna for Carolyn Nussbaum.

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Earrings - Miniature Trill Cup
 
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Sterling silver trill keys descending from sterling silver French loops. Trill keys are 1/2 inch in diameter. A subtle musical accent.

Exclusively designed and handcrafted by McKenna for Carolyn Nussbaum.

$90.00
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Earrings - Piccolo Buttons
 
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Sterling silver finger buttons mounted on sterling silver posts. Charming and softly elegant.

Exclusively designed and handcrafted by McKenna for Carolyn Nussbaum.

$60.00
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Earrings - Piccolo Stone
 
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Sterling silver piccolo cups mounted with rhodochrosite stone on sterling silver posts. 7/16 inches in diameter. A flash of color used in high-end piccolo crowns.

Exclusively designed and handcrafted by McKenna for Carolyn Nussbaum.

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Earrings - Shooting Star
 
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Sterling silver hitching posts with three embedded and curved palladium spring wires each. Sleek and fashion-forward.

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Earrings - Silver Chime
 
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Sterling silver key tubing mounted on palladium spring wire and sterling silver French loops. Earrings 2 11/16 inches in length. Pair with the silver chime necklace for a complete look.

Exclusively designed and handcrafted by McKenna for Carolyn Nussbaum.

$70.00
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McKenna Flute
 
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Lyra · Zeta · Altair
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McKenna Headjoint
 
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Capella · Bellatrix · Arcturus · Alpha
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Necklace - G Sharp Key
 
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Sterling silver flute G# key. Sterling silver diamond cut chain with clasp. A bold comment on your instrument of choice.

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Necklace - Miniature Pointed Trill Cup
 
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Sterling silver trill key with French pointed arm. Black rubber necklace with a sterling silver magnetic clasp. Necklace 16 inches in length. Casual yet sleek.

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Necklace - Piccolo Cup
 
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Sterling silver piccolo key on a thin silver chain with clasp. Piccolo key 11/32 inch in diameter.

Exclusively designed and handcrafted by McKenna for Carolyn Nussbaum.

$90.00
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Necklace - Silver Chime
 
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Sterling silver key tubing mounted on palladium spring wire descends from a black rubber necklace with a sterling silver magnetic clasp. Necklace 16 inches in length. Pair with the silver chime earrings for a complete look.

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