KathrynBowmanStudio

Art Jewelry created with woven glass & fine metal!

Missouri, United States · 127 Sales

KathrynBowmanStudio

Art Jewelry created with woven glass & fine metal!

Missouri, United States 127 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(51)

Announcement   Make a bold statement with vibrant color! Thank you for stopping by. My goal is for you to feel completely confident as you step out to meet the world. Kathryn Bowman Studio jewelry provides statement accessories, that final touch, that trans-formative element that takes you from ordinary to amazing. A harmonious balance is struck with the metal and the beads, infusing color, texture, great movement, quality and 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 web sites, other Etsy Shop, & my You Tube 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
You Tube Video showing how my Pendant Bail works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHP603UnOc

Announcement

Make a bold statement with vibrant color! Thank you for stopping by. My goal is for you to feel completely confident as you step out to meet the world. Kathryn Bowman Studio jewelry provides statement accessories, that final touch, that trans-formative element that takes you from ordinary to amazing. A harmonious balance is struck with the metal and the beads, infusing color, texture, great movement, quality and 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 web sites, other Etsy Shop, & my You Tube 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
You Tube Video showing how my Pendant Bail works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHP603UnOc

Kathryn Bowman

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Kathryn Bowman

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(51)
cl20672

cl20672 on Feb 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful experience and just what I was looking for. Many thanks.

sigzephyr

sigzephyr on Dec 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly on my thicker neck chains. Thank you!

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About

A lifetime of making, exploring, and learning.

I’ve been making things and working with my hands almost since birth. 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. Coming from a practical farming background, being an artist just 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 I could never stop being creative.

At the age of 20, I became a flight attendant, hostess back then. This career started my education in reverse. I had 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 art schooling, studying graphic design. I got a degree and worked as a graphic designer for several years, but tired of sitting at a computer day in and day out. I craved working with my hands. A friend had become a lampwork bead artist, and I had been playing around with her beads. Those beautiful beads started a true love affair that continues today.

Throughout those years, I continued to fly, and went 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 at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, and studied metalsmithing under Sherri Jaude. I felt it was imperative to make all of the metal elements for my beaded creations. This time in school was thrilling to me (school is that way when you are older). Art history was especially thrilling, as I had viewed in person so many of the paintings and visited much of the great architecture that was flashed up on the screen in class. My education in reverse, visit first, study later, was coming full circle.

Twelve years have gone by since that job loss. I am so grateful to be doing what I love. It is so exciting to have my own business, and be in control of my destiny. I create art jewelry, teach jewelry techniques locally and nationally, have an active web presence with a website, two Etsy shops, and social media involvement. I have been published twelve times in national bead jewelry magazines, participate in local and national art fairs and recently stepped down as President of the Society for Midwest Metalsmiths after serving five years. 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 things and working with my hands almost since birth. Growing up on a farm, I was deeply involved with nature, planting, growing livestock, and observing. My Dad had a low bench in his machine shop where I could work with wire and met

  • 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.

Accepted payment methods

  • 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.