Kaye Kraus' Profile

About

Creating one of a kind jewelry for you, one piece at a time, from historical Dubuque, Iowa.

Home, now, is Dubuque, Iowa, but I was born in Northern California. We moved to Chicago when I was three, and moved a total of six times by the time I was eight. My parents eventually settled in Deerfield, Illinois, it's there that I like to call home, although, I think that I will always "feel" like a California girl.

My designs are inspired by many things, from nature, to fashion, to the bright colors found in many cultures. I find inspiration in flowers, birds and the everyday beauty that I see around me. I grew up hearing Swedish fairytales and the unique stories of my father's childhood near California's Ahwahnee indian tribe, which stirred my imagination at a very early age.

I have always loved…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 2
  • Joined January 12, 2009

Favorite materials

Turquoise, rustic gemstones, Boho colorful unique glass beads, sterling silver, found objects, Antique brass and copper, handmade beads, charms and dangles

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About

Creating one of a kind jewelry for you, one piece at a time, from historical Dubuque, Iowa.

Home, now, is Dubuque, Iowa, but I was born in Northern California. We moved to Chicago when I was three, and moved a total of six times by the time I was eight. My parents eventually settled in Deerfield, Illinois, it's there that I like to call home, although, I think that I will always "feel" like a California girl.

My designs are inspired by many things, from nature, to fashion, to the bright colors found in many cultures. I find inspiration in flowers, birds and the everyday beauty that I see around me. I grew up hearing Swedish fairytales and the unique stories of my father's childhood near California's Ahwahnee indian tribe, which stirred my imagination at a very early age.

I have always loved "treasure" hunting and searching for objects of beauty, and wonder. Now, I continually watch for colorful rustic semi precious stones, shells, vintage beads, handmade beads from other cultures, and unique glass beads, with inspiring colors and textures.

I have been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality disorder and having Schizoid tendencies. I am devoted to being a full time jewelry artisan, it gives me the amazing opportunity to run with my creativity, and to bring beauty, and inspiration, into the lives of others. I am a bit of an introverted free spirit, creating is my passion, and my love of creating pours into each unique design.

Published in both "Stringing Jewelry", and "Bead Style" magazines.

Team captain of "Bipolar Artists".

Visit me on Pinterest :) - https://www.pinterest.com/colorfulone

Kaye Kraus
Owner, Designer

Published in both "Stringing Jewelry", and "Bead Style" magazines.

Team captain of "Bipolar Artists", on Etsy

Follow me on Pinterest -http://pinterest.com/colorfulone

Thank you for your interest in my work, Kaye

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