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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…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 6
  • Joined December 6, 2010

Favorite materials

Silver plated findings, Swarovski crystals beads, gemstones beads, metal beads, chain, wire

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About

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 that are affordable because if I can't afford the material you probably can't afford to buy the finished product.

Thanks for stopping by!

Katie Schaper



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