Monday, October 22, 2007

a feature by Linda Chandler

A feature about me, as seen in  http://lchandler.blogspot.co.uk/2007/10/featured-artist-kalicat.html, jewelry by Linda, 21 October 2007

Featured Artist Kalicat

My mother always commissioned her jewelry and would take me with her as a child to the jewelers. It was fascinating to see the design process.
I had a real craze for earrings and little pocket money so the solution was to make my own. I got materials from a bead store and started to wear my creations.

Many years later, I could not find an engagement ring I liked that was different from the usual "Solitaire" diamond. Quite naturally, I designed and commissioned it. I also had to design a matching wedding band and my husband's. As time went by, I was designing and commissioning more and more: earrings, chains, rings....
It suddenly occurred to me that I should just learn the proper skills myself and get on with it. That was in October 2006.

I also enjoy creating bespoke jewels for clients, turning their ideas into the jewels of their dreams, for themselves or loved ones. It can be challenging, fun and tricky at times.

I love working with 18k and 22K yellow gold and setting stones. I think it is fantastic to be able to transform raw sheets of metal and wire into something sparkly, precious and beautiful that is unique.


I also paint and illustrate http://www.catherinemarche.com, and my work has been exhibited internationnally, is in private and corporate collections in several countries.

My favorite stones at the moment are PInk and Red stones: Rubies, Rubellite, Tourmaline, Pink Sapphire, PInk Opal, Kunzite...



In honor of this lovely feature, I have a special discount for all your readers! Enter the code "90days" in the message space on my website and I will give you a discount of 20% on all my items on the site!
This offer in valid until 01 January 2008.

To find this beautiful jewelry:
http://www.kalicat.etsy.com

Blogs http://kalicatdesigns.blogspot.com
http://honeyandsweets.blogspot.com/

Artist and illustrator
http://www.catherinemarche-designs.com
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