Katherine Palochak's Profile
My fascination with jewelry began when I was very young. My mother would get her hair “fixed” at a beauty shop that was down the street and around the corner. Sandwiched between the beauty shop and the cobbler shop was a long and dark hallway. When I went all the way to the end of this hallway, it opened up into another world, with a little man sitting at what looked like a big desk. All around him were these pretty jewels in rainbow colors, pearls, carved ivory and wood. It was like Ali Baba’s cave of wonders.
I still like all the pretties, and now I get to use them in my own creations. I construct metal to hold them and to fit onto the human body. I have a passion for all the processes of making jewelry—sawing, filing, soldering, etching, carving, folding, forging… I find the way the metal forms under my hands to be irresistible--and I like being able to use all those…
- Joined October 26, 2010