Kindu Hammered Brass
Classic and Fabulous with almost any ensemble!K: How did your world of design evolve from your previous careers?
I studied classical piano since I was very young and continued the study of this instrument through college. After graduating with a degree in music, I began earning a living playing the piano and teaching others to do the same. Weather creating music or crafting jewelry...I just have a love for all things creative. K: What influences have you had that inspire you to create your jewelry designs?
I discovered my passion for jewelry design after coming across some old, chandelier crystals in my late Grandmother's house. I was struck by the beauty of each crystal and yearned to create a necklace that would keep one of the crystals close to my heart.
K: How do you decide on the stones and precious metals etc that you choose for your jewelry?
When creating my designs, I am really drawn to elements which have opposite qualities. I like to join matte findings like vintage, raw brass with something that sparkles and shines like crystal or pyrite.
K: Does the future hold more in store and what direction do you see yourself heading?
What I love about design in general, is that it is constantly evolving. You never know which direction its headed. One avenue I am really excited about pursuing is bridal jewelry. I remember when I was a bride, it was very difficult to find jewelry that didn't look like it belonged in a pageant. I hope to offer brides one-of-a-kind pieces that maintain classic, elegance but feel fresh and modern.
Hammered Brass Cuff with Amethyst Antique StonesK:Do you have any special advice for young entrepreneurs?
Think outside of the box!
K: Where can people find your jewelry?
My jewelry is currently for sale at www.blydesign.com, www.maxandchloe.com, Luxe Home Couture (Charlotte, NC), Black and Blue (Charlotte NC) and Olive (Jacksonville, FL).
Thank you, Katherine for a great interview and for sponsoring this fabulous necklace giveaway!
Katherine's designs are worn by many celebrities!
To Enter this fabulous Giveaway from Katherine the founder and designer at her company Blydesign: You must do the following:
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2) Go to Blydesigns, become a Follower on her site/ visit Blydesigns.com to view her selection, and come back and comment!
The winner will be chosen and announced on the 24th of January!! Just in time for a Valentines Day Gift!!
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