cathybuckleycatsmeow

Unique, Cool, Interesting Handmade Jewelry

Floral Park, New York · 48 Sales

cathybuckleycatsmeow

Unique, Cool, Interesting Handmade Jewelry

Floral Park, New York 48 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(15)

Announcement   WELCOME to my humble shop of retro-metro, up-cycled jewelry designed and made by me. Steampunk, Industrial Victorian, and Bohemian styles. Unique drop earrings, great necklaces, and cool bracelets.

I have combined my love of vintage things and my love of bling 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".

Most of my designs feature up-cycled vintage items, that are given a fresh twist. My cuffs and necklaces are embellished with vintage jewelry and other unusual components that I reclaim from thrift shops and estate sales--so much fun to make. I love to give new life to a piece of hardware, an old watch face or single earring that was someone's grandmothers--just think of where those pieces have traveled over a lifetime!

I tend to 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

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 14, 2017

WELCOME to my humble shop of retro-metro, up-cycled jewelry designed and made by me. Steampunk, Industrial Victorian, and Bohemian styles. Unique drop earrings, great necklaces, and cool bracelets.

I have combined my love of vintage things and my love of bling 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".

Most of my designs feature up-cycled vintage items, that are given a fresh twist. My cuffs and necklaces are embellished with vintage jewelry and other unusual components that I reclaim from thrift shops and estate sales--so much fun to make. I love to give new life to a piece of hardware, an old watch face or single earring that was someone's grandmothers--just think of where those pieces have traveled over a lifetime!

I tend to 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

Cathy Buckley

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Cathy Buckley

Drama Queen Bold earrings
Drama Queen Bold earrings
$36.00
Fine Silver,  Simple Dragonfly Pendant
Fine Silver, Simple Dragonfly Pendant
$41.00
Fine Silver Simple Botanical Leaf Pendant
Fine Silver Simple Botanical Leaf Pendant
$41.00
Fine Silver Leaf Pendant
Fine Silver Leaf Pendant
$58.00
Fine Silver Goddess Earrings
Fine Silver Goddess Earrings
$60.00
Steampunk Earrings, Watch Part Earrings
Steampunk Earrings, Watch Part Earrings
$40.00
Steampunk Earrings, Watch part earrings
Steampunk Earrings, Watch part earrings
$40.00
Red, Vintage, Swarovski  drop Earrings
Red, Vintage, Swarovski drop Earrings
$28.00
Red, Vintage, Swarovski  drop Earrings
Red, Vintage, Swarovski drop Earrings
$28.00
Bold Crown earrings, long drop earrings
Bold Crown earrings, long drop earrings
$35.00
Enameled Flower hair combs, hair jewelry
Enameled Flower hair combs, hair jewelry
$40.00
Enameled Flower Hair Combs
Enameled Flower Hair Combs
$40.00
Enameled Flower Hair combs, Hair jewelry
Enameled Flower Hair combs, Hair jewelry
$40.00
hand enameled earrings, blue drop earrings
hand enameled earrings, blue drop earrings
$46.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(15)
itssarakelly41

itssarakelly41 on Mar 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Earrings were exactly as described & pictured and look great! They were shipped promptly and contained thoughtful personal touches like two tea bags and adorable packaging. Would buy from this vendor again!

Isa Terzulli

Isa Terzulli on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

perfect gift for my daughter who loves all things British. beautifully wrapped and ready to go Thanks Cathy truly a hit!!

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Updates

Steam-POP ! Steampunk with color--cute pins you can wear together or separate. Vintage Russian watch parts

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Steam-POP! Color-pop steampunk pendants

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About

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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Shop members

  • cathy buckley aka Cat

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    WELCOME to Cathy Buckley Cat's Meow! I love to design and make jewelry using a variety of up-cycled vintage stuff. This is jewelry for a woman who loves compliments, and likes to wear jewelry that is DIFFERENT and FUN!

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2016
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Care instructions

please leave your new Cat's Meow jewelry out of the shower!
you can always buff any copper or brass pieces with a jeweler's cloth or a sunshine cloth to bring back a shine~~