ByKatDesigns

1ofaKindsByKatDesigns

Oklahoma, United States · 316 Sales

ByKatDesigns

1ofaKindsByKatDesigns

Oklahoma, United States 316 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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kathy

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Announcement   ***Please note - Orders placed Thursday 8/18 thru Monday 8/22 will be shipped on Tuesday 8/23****

Jewelry makes a wonderful gift & every item in my shop is truly one of a kind. Each piece is designed & hand made by me. I love to combine new and vintage materials to create unique pieces that appeal to lovers of Boho Chic, Neo-Victorian, and Steampunk, as well as Mid Century and Art Deco styles. I have items in a wide range of prices, so do take your time as you browse the shop and I'm sure you will find something perfect for yourself....or for a wonderful gift for that hard to please person with eclectic taste.

I also design wonderful, wearable clothing using vintage linens, including lace, tablecloths, crochet doilies, and handkerchiefs. The design process is challenging, dressmaking in it's pure form - no patterns, lots of pinning and basting, and starts and restarts. It's a bit like putting together puzzle pieces in order to transform them into a remarkable and beautiful work of art......wearable art! I hope you will take some time while you're here and immerse yourself the sheer fun of the colors and designs of these OOAK dresses, tunics, and skirts.

Please check out my second Etsy shop, where vintage clothing and jewelry are the stars.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFindsbyKat

I do ship internationally! Just send me a note with your address so I can accurately calculate shipping, and I will adjust the listing to include you.

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Last updated on Aug 17, 2016

***Please note - Orders placed Thursday 8/18 thru Monday 8/22 will be shipped on Tuesday 8/23****

Jewelry makes a wonderful gift & every item in my shop is truly one of a kind. Each piece is designed & hand made by me. I love to combine new and vintage materials to create unique pieces that appeal to lovers of Boho Chic, Neo-Victorian, and Steampunk, as well as Mid Century and Art Deco styles. I have items in a wide range of prices, so do take your time as you browse the shop and I'm sure you will find something perfect for yourself....or for a wonderful gift for that hard to please person with eclectic taste.

I also design wonderful, wearable clothing using vintage linens, including lace, tablecloths, crochet doilies, and handkerchiefs. The design process is challenging, dressmaking in it's pure form - no patterns, lots of pinning and basting, and starts and restarts. It's a bit like putting together puzzle pieces in order to transform them into a remarkable and beautiful work of art......wearable art! I hope you will take some time while you're here and immerse yourself the sheer fun of the colors and designs of these OOAK dresses, tunics, and skirts.

Please check out my second Etsy shop, where vintage clothing and jewelry are the stars.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFindsbyKat

I do ship internationally! Just send me a note with your address so I can accurately calculate shipping, and I will adjust the listing to include you.

kathy

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kathy

About

How I Repurposed Myself

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated with color and design. I began making 3D paper doll furniture as a child, learned to sew at age 10, and painted my first dorm room bright yellow with a bright green ceiling! No matter how old or mismatched my furniture was, I managed to make it all look put together. I sewed many of my outfits thru college and have been a thrift/resale/vintage shopper all my life. I love the thrill of finding something I can repurpose and recycle into something fabulously new.

My personal style is fairly eclectic, but I am happiest when my world is filled with color. I began collecting original artwork of all types while in college and everywhere you look in my home is a visual treat for the eyes - colorful artwork and unique hand made items mixed with vintage finds.

My wardrobe leans toward Boho Chic and vintage. I love to wear things that are unique and original, so designing clothing & jewelry was a natural step for me. I started making jewelry, simple beadwork mainly, in 2005, mostly for my own use and as gifts. By 2009, I began to branch out in terms of style & design. I found that I was inspired by Steampunk, Boho and Victorian more and more, and Etsy became my addiction!

I remarried in 2010 and retired from nursing, giving me a real opportunity to pursue my passion for creating. Thus, my Etsy shop, 1ofaKinds by KatDesigns, was born.

Every piece in my shop is designed & hand made by me. I love the process of taking vintage items, found objects, broken jewelry - virtually anything that I can reuse, repurpose and reinvent - and transforming them into beautiful and unique clothing and jewelry. I take pride in my work and get great satisfaction from knowing that things once loved and then discarded will be cherished and loved again in their "new" life.

Please enjoy looking through my shop and don't forget to "zoom" the pictures for better when you see something that catches your eye. And don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all. My goal is for you to find the perfect item to fall in love with!

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  • Kathy Klopfenstein

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I retired from a long nursing career in 2010 and thanks to my wonderful husband, I am now able to indulge my life long passion for creating. I love color & design and I have a gift for giving old things new life.

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