It all started when…
I could never stay away from the jewelry counter… in any store.
Captivated by the glamour and glitz of jewelry I was inspired to be a designer.
Today as designer and consultant it all comes together for me in the craft of making a brooch or necklace or better yet a ring. Simply said I love to make jewelry. The entire journey in handcrafting jewelry is what I enjoy doing - for me it is both science and art all rolled up into one glorious project.
A More formal Bio…
Kathleen, a native of Philadelphia, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Arcadia University. For several years she worked for the Hillier Group, a highly respected architectural firm, as Senior Graphic Designer and Associate. While working for the Hillier Group, she was selected to attend a unique program offered by the Yale School of Design, in Brissago, Switzerland, where she studied drawing, sculpture, graphic design, and photography.
In the early 90's Kathleen followed her dream to live in Florence. She attended the Studio Art Center International (SACI) in Florence, Italy to study jewelry design. Upon returning to the United States, she continued her jewelry studies at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. In 90’s, she made the cross country journey to live and work in San Francisco. It was here that she worked under a master goldsmith learning many skills and tools of the trade.
In the mid 90’s, inspired by her client’s enthusiasm for her designs, she launched her own jewelry design business.
Now with over 20 years of creative design experience she is working with small businesses, as well as large international firms as consultant and designer. She was featured jewelry designer for one of the largest cosmetics companies in South America, where she designed costume jewelry to look like fine jewelry. She was responsible for the research, design and development of several jewelry collections for an international market.
A few years ago she started recreated jewelry for an international known costume collector. These projects have become the cornerstone for her new work designing and producing jewelry, for film, TV, and museum exhibits.
There is no design project that is too small or too large for us to find the solution.