Friday, July 27, 2012

Vacation in Naples, Florida and a necklace for Vanessa Lachey!

I'm slowly getting back into the groove after a lovely, pampering, totally indulgent trip to the amazing Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida..  If you are ever looking for a place to be treated like a queen, it is the place to be! The service is just unparalleled.  The beach is gorgeous, the restaurants are fabulous, and I did not want to leave!
Yes, that is me under one of those umbrellas :)

When I got home, I finished up a necklace that is being sent to Vanessa Lachey, via The Artisan Group.

I am also working on some new designs that are completely different than anything I've done before- unisex designs in faux ivory, metal clay, and polymer clay.  Stay tuned for photos!  

Monday, July 9, 2012

A gift for Tyra Banks and a new website for me

There are many good things brewing here at Kathryn Designs!

I have once again been given a great opportunity via The Artisan Group.  I recently sent this gemstone and mixed media necklace for a special gift bag for lovely Tyra Banks.
I used a gorgeous champagne CZ and added a vintage inspired beaded chain.  I hope she likes it! 

Today, I launched my new website,, which will replace my Artfire shop.  I have loved being a part of the Artfire community, but I decided it was time fly from the nest.  For the time being, if you visit my old shop, you will see a link to my new site.  I took all new photos for my shop, so it was quite a project!  I am happy to be back in the studio today, creating some new pieces.  

Here is a sample of one of my new photos:

I hope everyone is having a great summer and staying safe and cool!