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WELCOME to my humble shop, Cathy Buckley Cat's Meow! I design and make jewelry that is just a bit different :) I am an RN who keeps her sanity by designing and making jewelry. I love to work in copper, brass and silver as well as designing with vintage components. Be the Cat's Meow :0
I have combined my love of vintage, bling, gemmy beads and metals into a fun, quirky, unique line of jewelry. I have always enjoyed wearing unique jewelry, and hope you feel the same! When you wear one of my designs you are the "Cat's Meow".
I do tend to design a new line or two every year, so check back often.
Some designs feature up-cycled vintage items that are given a fresh twist with unusual components that I reclaim from thrift shops and estate sales.
I also love to do metal work in copper, brass, sterling and fine silver, and have created my own patina formulas. Finally, I have learned to enamel and have added enameled pieces to my portfolio. It's ALL good :)
I play with color, texture, and light in my designs--to me designing is like creating a piece of art to wear--just one little change or addition can make the piece that much more special. I mix vintage components with contemporary ones for a decidedly retro-metro feel. Some are quirky, some more traditional, but all are unique!

P.S.---I HATE pricing my stuff @ $20.95, or $34.57 etc, etc.... !! So SILLY to me! Full dollar amounts here at my shop <3

I am quite honored and proud to have been featured in a number of publications such as Belle Armoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire magazines, the 2013 Lark Publication: Showcase 500 art necklaces , and Bead Trends magazine.
My work has been seen @ Gallery North art gallery and NYC Fashion Week Fall 2014, 2015, and 2016.

thanks for looking , and have a lovely day! cat b

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Last updated on May 17, 2022

UPCOMING SHOWS:
WELCOME to my humble shop, Cathy Buckley Cat's Meow! I design and make jewelry that is just a bit different :) I am an RN who keeps her sanity by designing and making jewelry. I love to work in copper, brass and silver as well as designing with vintage components. Be the Cat's Meow :0
I have combined my love of vintage, bling, gemmy beads and metals into a fun, quirky, unique line of jewelry. I have always enjoyed wearing unique jewelry, and hope you feel the same! When you wear one of my designs you are the "Cat's Meow".
I do tend to design a new line or two every year, so check back often.
Some designs feature up-cycled vintage items that are given a fresh twist with unusual components that I reclaim from thrift shops and estate sales.
I also love to do metal work in copper, brass, sterling and fine silver, and have created my own patina formulas. Finally, I have learned to enamel and have added enameled pieces to my portfolio. It's ALL good :)
I play with color, texture, and light in my designs--to me designing is like creating a piece of art to wear--just one little change or addition can make the piece that much more special. I mix vintage components with contemporary ones for a decidedly retro-metro feel. Some are quirky, some more traditional, but all are unique!

P.S.---I HATE pricing my stuff @ $20.95, or $34.57 etc, etc.... !! So SILLY to me! Full dollar amounts here at my shop <3

I am quite honored and proud to have been featured in a number of publications such as Belle Armoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire magazines, the 2013 Lark Publication: Showcase 500 art necklaces , and Bead Trends magazine.
My work has been seen @ Gallery North art gallery and NYC Fashion Week Fall 2014, 2015, and 2016.

thanks for looking , and have a lovely day! cat b

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good god I'm a jewelry artist.....how did this happen?

my story begins many years ago, on a silent, vegetarian yoga retreat......
I don't know if I lost it because I could not gab, or because of the lack of meat......but I had a vision, and a jewelry artist was born.....
NAW, I'm just playing with you! (well, the vegetarian retreat part IS true.)
I have always been disgustingly crafty, you know, the early Martha Stewart kind..."let's make that 200 pound tree stump into a coffee table, you can get that into the car honey, right?" ( also a true story :)) and loved jewelry and bling....shopping at craft fairs and boutiques that had unique jewelry. I stored that passion away until I finished nursing school, got married, had kids.
Our son was born with cerebral palsy, and that took up a great deal of any free time I had. Eventually, I took some beginning classes and taught my self many techniques. Making jewelry was an outlet for the stress of raising a handicap child. I could escape for a little while into my studio and lose myself for a bit.
Over the last few years I have been able to find my "voice", my style, and perfect my craft. You can never be too good at what you do--- there are always techniques and skills to learn, and talented artists to teach you! I think that when you wear one of my pieces of upcycled art jewelry you are the "Cat's Meow" <3.
I am always researching and learning, and hopefully pushing myself creatively to make really great pieces of art jewelry.
Thanks to my hubbie, my kids, my friends and family who are always test marketing pieces for me, and the strangers I stop and ask "what do you think of this piece?" you all help me along the road!! love Cathy
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  • cathy buckley aka Cat

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    WELCOME to Cathy Buckley Cat's Meow! I design and make jewelry that is just a bit different :) I am an RN who finds her bliss making jewelry. I love to work in copper, brass and silver as well as designing with vintage components. Be the Cat's Meow

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
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Care instructions

please leave your new Cat's Meow jewelry out of the shower!
you can always buff any copper,brass or silver pieces with a jeweler's cloth or a sunshine cloth to bring back a shine~~
Do not wear your jewelry in hot tubs, saunas or swimming pools.

Pearl Jewelry should not be exposed to hair products, perfume, or worn in hot tubs, saunas, or swimming pools.

Any items that have a patina, I have sealed inside and out with a protective layer of sealant, however the underside sealant will eventually wear off as it is in contact with a persons skin. If you need to, you can re coat the UNDERSIDE of the piece with clear nail polish.

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please read the sizing options and descriptions carefully!!! I am not responsible if your ordered items are the wrong size.

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