Be My Valentine Necklace with Silver, Pearl, and Coral $79
Today's artist comes from a family of makers and has been doing jewelry since she was a little girl (if making friendship bracelets is considered jewelry. She is originally from Germany, then settled in Massachusetts almost ten years ago.
Katrin now has a beautiful baby girl and tries to spend every free minute (and those of you who have a baby know that there are few) creating jewelry. Her sketch book is filling up with ideas and she can’t wait to get working on all those ideas and designs!!!
In honor of Valentine's Day, I had to choose this beautiful heart pendant. It's made from pearls and coral, and great for all year 'round, not just V-Day! Also, the earrings pictured below had to be included because being from the south Texas coast, we don't see much snow, so "Snow Queen" stood out at me not only for the name, but the beautiful design.
I started making jewelry over 10 years ago during college when a family friend that is a jeweler taught me how to string pearls. After that I tried to teach myself everything I could about making beaded jewelry. I am self-taught, definitely not the "artsy" type. As you can probably tell, most of my jewelry is pretty classic in style. I earned my master's degree in Occupational Therapy, and I am able to incorporate crafts and beads into therapy at times with my patients.
I am a mother of two small children (13 months, and 2 1/2)that is enjoying staying at home with them while they are young. In doing so, I have been able to pick back up with my jewelry business that I love.