Owner of Kreations by Katherine, Etsy Shop
I live in Loveland, Colorado – about an hour north of Denver in the Front Range – but am originally from the Midwest. I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1999 with a degree in French and a minor in Art History. I lived in the Chicago area for about three years after graduating before I decided to leave it all behind and move to beautiful Colorado.
How long have you been crafting jewelry, and how did you get your start?
I have always been a creative person. About seven years ago, I began channeling that creativity into crafting jewelry using natural materials (semi-precious stones, handmade glass and sterling silver). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, I enjoy creating bold, one-of-a-kind designs that enhance the character of the materials and provide the wearer with a unique expression of individual style and spirit.
What do you see happening with your shopping in the near future?
I also enjoy other art forms, such as painting (which I do mostly from meditation) and nature photography (how can you not be inspired by the beautiful Rocky Mountains) and hope to include some of these things in my shop in the future.
Is your shop strictly an online business, or are your products offered in any local stores?
Over the years, I have sold many pieces to friends and family. Starting a shop on Etsy has provided me a way to share my creativity and vision with the world. As people visit my shop, I hope they enjoy my work and find pieces that make them feel good and help them express their individuality.
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