Thursday, July 31, 2008

Coutts London Jewellery Week


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Originally uploaded by kalicat_designs
Here is an image of some of the jewels I was showing at the A&D Gallery in London - UK
Sterling silver, cultured pearls and aqua blue chalcedony.

Thank you for looking

Kimberley, multiple magician

What is Your name? Kimberly McKinney; shop name: Three of Wands
- her site, Her Myspace
- her blog:

- How did you get started ?
I've been creating my whole life. I've always been more in tune with my artistic self than my conventional self. I am a stay at home mom and I have tried different ways to bring in extra income. None of them were fullfilling. After finding Etsy, I knew that this was where I belonged. I love having this creative outlet.

- Where are you from?
I am originaly from Indiana. But mmy hubby is in the Army and we are currently stationed in Georgia.

- Are your creations limited editions or unique?
I buy materials and supplies that catch my eye. I also creat what I am feeling at the moment. So, most of my items are a one time thing. But I do have some that I have more than one of.

- How long have you been doing it?
I have only been selling on Etsy since late June of this year.

- Are you a professional artist or is this a hobby?
I am very proud of my accomplishments. As an 8th grader I got a scholarship to Herron School of Art and Design (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis). So I attened full time high school and college art classes. I dived head first into all my art classes; photography, pottery, animation, painting, drawing, jewelry... You name it, I took it. But my life took a different path. I got married and had kids and never finished college. So this is a hard question to answer. I think that anyone who sells a form of art should be considered a professional.

- What inspires you?
I am a kid at heart. I like cute things, I like fun things. My life in general inspires me. I have great days and I have really bad days. My art reflects all of the things that I experience.

- What is your favorite piece (that you still have for sale) and why?
My favorite items would have to be a painting I did called 'The Difference.' I have been through some rough times in my life and I painted this to remind myself (and others) that no matter how bad life can get, you have the power to change it. One life, one breathe, on person, one word can make a difference to someone.

- How do you promote your work?
I sell a lot more in person than I do online. All of my friends and neighbors are always asking when I will have new jewelry for them to buy. I have a blog, I have a myspace, I tell my family and friends. On Etsy, I get involved in teams and always post in the forums. Get involved - the more you are out there, the more chance you have that people will check out your shop.

- Where are you showing your work?
I don't go to any art or craft shows if that is what you are asking. I rely on word of mouth and the time I spend making friends here on etsy.

- What is your favorite material?
Oh, this is a hard one. I love challenging myself, so I am always looking for new materials that I have not worked with yet. Right now I am excited about creating aceos.

- What advice you wish someone had told you when you started?
Be patient. Sometimes it takes a while to get those first sales.

- Do you have any advice for fellow artists?
Evolve - Don't feel like you have to keep making something just because that is what you started selling. As you grow and change as an artist, you need to incorporate that into new ideas.

- Anything else you'd like to add?
Have fun with it. Don't just focus on selling - Create!!! If you love what you are doing, it will show. Others can see that passion in you.

Than kyou very much Kimberley for your great and inpiring answers

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

One week only - SALE CARMELIA Collection

Carmella Collection is Here! 10% OFF Sale Going On Now!



Click here to go to the shop

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cuddle Baby

Crochetting with wire


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Originally uploaded by kalicat_designs
A new little pair or earrings to celebrate summer, with stunnning and cute little sunstones, and very thin sterling silver wire

Monday, July 28, 2008

Aromatic body oils

wnoderful products for sale on etsy and on this site

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Regal Beads

RegalBeads

"Bio
I have loved doing crafts for most of my life (in fact, my dad loves to tell an embarrassing childhood story on me about this passion ;))
Both of my parents are quite creative, and passed this down to me!
I started beading over five years ago and took to it like a fish to water.
I love the feel of the beads in my hands, the challenge of a new pattern, and the joy of a completed piece!
For years this has been one of my hobbies, with my personal collection growing quite large, and with many family members and friends also benefiting.
I have now decided to share these treasures with the world
"

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cocoricooo

Today 14th of July, FETE NAtionale,
the French designer kalicat has been featured on the UK website Desirable.



Come and check it out now:

The site dedicated to finding the best British fashion, home-wares, decor, jewellery and accessories that are available to be purchased online.

ssssssooooooooo Desirable


One of my necklaces has just been featured on the UK website Desirable.

Come and check it out now:

The site dedicated to finding the best British fashion, home-wares, decor, jewellery and accessories that are available to be purchased online.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

More handcrafted limited edition jewellery

Crazy for gemstones and wire, here is a feature on a Pretty Rock


Her name is Yazmin. She runs 2 businesses: web development, that has lasted her over 10 years and now jewelry design since 2004.

She's always been an artsy-crafty person, but it seems like she just moved into jewelry unintentionally.
In 2004, she went to the Yellow Daisy Festival for the umpteenth time and found a pair of beautiful hair chopsticks with beaded ends.

Yasmin says: "I wore them for about a month straight! They were a true obsession."

Exhibition


A Group exhibition organized by the ACJ: Association of Contemporary Jewellers, with
Catherine Marche, Jane Adams, Gill Newton, Alexandra Simpson, Peta Bush, Bea Jareno, Emma O'Callaghan...

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