KathrynBowmanStudio

Art Jewelry created with woven glass & fine metal!

St Louis, Missouri · 136 Sales

KathrynBowmanStudio

Art Jewelry created with woven glass & fine metal!

St Louis, Missouri 136 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(56)

Announcement   Make a statement filled with confidence every time you walk out to meet the world! Thank you for stopping by. My goal is for you to feel confident with how you look as you step into the many roles you play in your busy life. Kathryn Bowman Studio jewelry provides statement accessories, that final touch, that transformative element that takes you from ordinary to amazing. The jewelry is a combination of metal and woven glass infusing color, texture and great quality with a big shout out to nature. LAY-AWAY is available for the larger pieces (bracelets, necklaces, and brooches) by way of a convo. Have fun shopping!
<<<<<<>>>>>> THANK YOU <<<<<<>>>>>>>
Check out my websites, other Etsy Shop, & my YouTube video for my complete story:
Home site: http://www.kathrynbowmanstudio.com
Etsy site with supplies such as Kits, Patterns, Beads & Pendants:
http://www.etsy.com/1beadweaver
YouTube Video showing how my Pendant Bail works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHP603UnOc

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 8, 2017

Make a statement filled with confidence every time you walk out to meet the world! Thank you for stopping by. My goal is for you to feel confident with how you look as you step into the many roles you play in your busy life. Kathryn Bowman Studio jewelry provides statement accessories, that final touch, that transformative element that takes you from ordinary to amazing. The jewelry is a combination of metal and woven glass infusing color, texture and great quality with a big shout out to nature. LAY-AWAY is available for the larger pieces (bracelets, necklaces, and brooches) by way of a convo. Have fun shopping!
<<<<<<>>>>>> THANK YOU <<<<<<>>>>>>>
Check out my websites, other Etsy Shop, & my YouTube video for my complete story:
Home site: http://www.kathrynbowmanstudio.com
Etsy site with supplies such as Kits, Patterns, Beads & Pendants:
http://www.etsy.com/1beadweaver
YouTube Video showing how my Pendant Bail works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHP603UnOc

Kathryn Bowman

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Kathryn Bowman

Bracelet, Handmade Beaded Beads, Glorious Red
$184.00
Black and Clear Crystal Bling Cuff
$189.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(56)
Kathy Gorman

Kathy Gorman on Jan 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice quality. Very pleased. Recommended.

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About

A lifetime of making, exploring, and learning.

I don’t think I go a day without making something. My interests have been broad through my journey of making. I didn’t grow up with an art pedigree with art being made in my family. No, my parents were farmers. Growing up on a farm, life was all about working with your hands; planting, caring for livestock and making our clothing. My Dad had a low bench in his machine shop, where I could work with wire and metal scraps. My Mom taught me embroidery as soon as I could hold onto a needle, and embroidery became my first love. I have experimented and even mastered, a few textile arts in my life of making and know bead weaving is an extension of those early skills. Coming from a practical farming background, being an artist wasn’t advised when I was starting out in the world to make a living. I know my family was trying to protect me from certain starvation, but artist/maker is in my soul and practicality has nothing to do with that part of me.

At the age of 20, I became a flight attendant, hostess back then. This career offered the great gift of seeing the world, while I worked. On most layovers, I was off to a museum in London, walking the streets of Paris soaking up the architecture, or visiting a gallery in Rome, New York, or Madrid. In my mid-thirties I started my formal art schooling, studying graphic design. I got a degree and worked as a graphic designer for several years for the airline, but tired of sitting at a computer day in and day out. I craved working with my hands full time. Not that I had ever stopped creating with my hands in my spare time.

Throughout those years, I continued to fly, and lived through two bankruptcies, downsizing, and a buy out with that airline, before losing the job entirely. That job loss prompted me to take the leap and risk becoming a full-time artist/maker. I returned to school and studied metalsmithing under Sherri Jaude’. I felt it was imperative to make all of the metal elements for my beaded creations including clasps, connections, and signature focal elements. This extra touch ensures that my jewelry creations are truly One-Of-A-Kind.

Fourteen years have passed since that job loss, and I've been working as an artist all of that time. I am so grateful to be doing what I love. I'm not going to paint a rosy picture of bliss, it has been a lot of hard work and experimentation, but it is so satisfying to have my own business and in control of my destiny. I create art jewelry, teach jewelry techniques locally and nationally, have an active web presence with two Etsy shops and am active in The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths. It's a busy creative life, filled with new and exciting challenges every day.

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  • Kathryn Bowman

    Owner, Maker

    I’ve been making and working with my hands almost since birth. The joy is in the making and that has never changed. I've become more sophisticated with design and learned many skills, but at the end of the day I must be using my hands and creating.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 3, 2011
Thank you for your visit. In making the jewelry in this shop, my passion is for quality, color and style. A great deal of my time is devoted to teaching others how to make jewelry which in turne makes my product better all of the time. A great deal of the metal components are created in my studio and I take great pride in their quality. Use the best and you can make the best. I welcome any questions you may have about any of the items in the shop. Either convo me through Etsy or you may e-mail me at 1kathrynbowman [!at] gmail.com. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal is my preferred method of payment. If paying by PayPal be sure your address is confirmed by PayPal. When using PayPal you can use any Credit Card making this a great way to go and you don't even need to sign up for PayPal. I will accept a check, but will hold shipping until the check has cleared at my bank. Make checks payable to Kathryn Bowman. Thanks!
Shipping
**The item or items will be in a sturdy container, box or bubble wrap envelop, to insure that shipments arrive in good condition.
**All items will be shipped within three days of notice of payment from PayPal. In the US the package should arrinve within 3-5 days. There are exceptions to this arrival time around the holidays, so be sure to order early during high volume periods.
**Shipments will be made to your Paypal address unless otherwise state. Be sure to give me that other address in the comments area of your order if you desire shipment to a different address than the Paypal address.
**I will use delivery confirmation upon request and can add your email address to the post office tracking so you will get email updates on the progress of your package.
**If you order more than one item, it will be combined into one pack.
**Custom orders can take up to a month to complete but I will be in contact with you throughout the process via e-mail and let you know when it is shipped.

ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES FOR:
^Next day shipping. (Talk to me via Convo or "note to seller")
^Delivery Confirmation. (Talk to me via Convo or "note to seller")
^International Shipping. (Out of US)
~~International Orders will be sent First Class (no insurance available) if under $25 and lightweight.
~~Please convo me, if you'd like to have insurance added or you would like to upgrade to Priority Mail International or Express Mail International. This upgraded shipping for International orders will more than double the shipping cost, but you will receive the item much quicker and have the added security of insurance.
~~International customs, duties, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer when the shippment arrives in their country and paid to their postal service.
~~Please check that the items you would like are not prohibited for shipment to your country.
~~Every effort will be made to find the least expensive shipping cost. Refunds, of $1.00 or more, given thru paypal after checkout and after actual shipping cost/fees are calculated.
Refunds and Exchanges
GUARANTEE
I guarantee my jewelry for one year with normal wear. Please think about it and don't be playing football in your jewelry. That isn't normal wear and tear. I do keep records of who bought what, when.
LOSS
If you loss it I can not replace that. With a lost earring I will try to duplicate if I still have that same bead and we will discus a fair value payment.
EXCHANGES
Exchanges can be made for an item of equal value, but the original item must be returned in it's original condition before the exchange will be sent. I determine what is original condition. Value adjustments will be made if you are owed money in the exchange.
RETURNS
If you are not happy with your item please feel free to return is at your expense. Any returns must be in absolute original condition before money is returned. I want you to be happy with what you purchase from my shop.

Thank you for your understanding in these shop policies.