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Hi! My name is Katy and I live in the beautiful Ozarks, in a wonderful city that used to be part of the Wild West. Wild Bill Hickok shot a man over a pocket watch in our town square, but things have settled down a bit since then. :)

I've always loved to take things and make them into something else. My great-aunt Mary was an elementary school teacher and loved to craft, and when I visited her as a child she always taught me her latest interest. We made beads out of rolled-up pieces of magazine pictures, flowers out of bread squished up with glycerin, and anything else she was into at the moment. The most important thing I learned from her was that if you see something that someone else has made, it's not magic, it's a process and you can learn the process if you want to.

Now I make jewelry that is eye-catching and beautiful…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 7
  • Joined October 19, 2011

Favorite materials

wire, beads, paperclay, felt, fiber, fabric, paint

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About

Hi! My name is Katy and I live in the beautiful Ozarks, in a wonderful city that used to be part of the Wild West. Wild Bill Hickok shot a man over a pocket watch in our town square, but things have settled down a bit since then. :)

I've always loved to take things and make them into something else. My great-aunt Mary was an elementary school teacher and loved to craft, and when I visited her as a child she always taught me her latest interest. We made beads out of rolled-up pieces of magazine pictures, flowers out of bread squished up with glycerin, and anything else she was into at the moment. The most important thing I learned from her was that if you see something that someone else has made, it's not magic, it's a process and you can learn the process if you want to.

Now I make jewelry that is eye-catching and beautiful. I use many different types and colors of beads to give each piece a rich, layered, elegant look. I love jewel tones and you'll see lots of them in my jewelry. I love sparkly faceted crystals and lustrous glass pearls in deep colors. I do lean toward a bold look, but I have a romantic side, and I enjoy making lacy, feminine pieces too.

I want the people who buy my jewelry to feel glamorous and maybe a bit adventurous. I hope they get compliments when they wear it. I hope they wear it to weddings and to the farmer's market. I hope when they give it as a gift they hear rapturous exclamations from the recipient. I want them to feel like they are wearing art, sharing art and are part of the experience of art.

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