Kathy Van Kleeck's Profile
Let's start with the bottom line ... I'm a jewelry and accessories designer - heart centered, spirit driven; WYSIWYG and then some - and how I got to there is a curious thing ...
I'm a southern girl heavily influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, who loves to wear avant-garde clothing from Germany with little old man shoes from Italy, that will sit for hours fueled by pots of exquisitely fragrant Earl Grey tea, perusing books on jewelry and ornament from Africa, the Middle Ages and the runways of Paris Haute Couture. Throw into the mix my fundamentalist grandfather who frightened me as a child, but turns out to have instilled within me a deep spiritual reverence.
So, it kind of makes sense that in my jewelry I love combining potentially disparate elements ... fossilized bone with faceted gemstones, base metals with fine silver, silk and…
- Born on December 17
- Joined March 20, 2008
PMC, fine silver, bronze and copper metal clays, sterling silver, beach glass and pebbles, raw gemstones, copper sheet or mesh or tape, beeswax and encaustic, steel wire and corroded metals, eco resin and eco dyeing