My name is Kathleen Schaper, my friends call me Katie. I'm 30 and I live in Parkton, MD with my Husband and son.
I have been making jewelry for the last 12 years and don't want to ever stop. I began making jewelry in high school when a friend taught me how to wire wrap gemstones. After high school I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art Jewelry program where I learned many metalsmithing techniques as well as enamel and epoxy resin. In 2010 I began making beaded jewelry and started to get serious about making it a "real" business.
I love beads, they are so diverse and versatile. You don't need special equipment or much space, just a creative mind and nimble fingers.
My jewelry designs usually come to me while I'm making them and I work on 3 of them at once. I use quality materials…
- Born on June 6
- Joined December 6, 2010