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I have always had a love for beads. As a young girl I was fascinated with the different shapes, colors, and origins of beads. In my teens, I was inspired by Native American beadwork and started to make my friends and family jewelry using colorful seed beads as they were easily available and affordable. During my 20's I really loved creating intricate beaded necklaces, peyote stitch bracelets, and long duster earrings for my friends. I started to sell my jewelry in a friend's local shop in Colorado. After moving from the mountains, I put my bead obsession up for more than 20's years. It wasn't until late last year, when one of my tennis friends invited me to go with her to the bead store in Dallas when my passion for creating beaded jewelry was reignited.
With a design background and years of working for a prominent auction company I wanted to create jewelry again! Kathy Crippe Jewelry was born!…

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  • Born on October 25
  • Joined May 5, 2011

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I have always had a love for beads. As a young girl I was fascinated with the different shapes, colors, and origins of beads. In my teens, I was inspired by Native American beadwork and started to make my friends and family jewelry using colorful seed beads as they were easily available and affordable. During my 20's I really loved creating intricate beaded necklaces, peyote stitch bracelets, and long duster earrings for my friends. I started to sell my jewelry in a friend's local shop in Colorado. After moving from the mountains, I put my bead obsession up for more than 20's years. It wasn't until late last year, when one of my tennis friends invited me to go with her to the bead store in Dallas when my passion for creating beaded jewelry was reignited.
With a design background and years of working for a prominent auction company I wanted to create jewelry again! Kathy Crippe Jewelry was born!
I already loved shopping with Etsy and it seemed like a perfect place to bring my jewelry to market. I hope you enjoy wearing what I have so much enjoyed creating. Handcrafted in Montana, each design begins with a sketch, bead arrangement, and careful workmanship in the hopes to bring you a unique piece of jewelry you will love to wear for years.

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