Katie Wood Jewelry has a new home until September 29!

Katie Wood Jewelry has a new home for a limited time only. Come by Guzel Jewelry Design at 1714 Union St. on the corner of Gough in SF, hours for the week M-Th 2:30 – 7pm, F-Sun 11-7.

You’ll find Katie Wood Jewelry’s newest collections, including the limited edition Vintage Preserve series of bracelets and necklaces. Painted copper charms housed in modern styled mini circles with delicate chain. Some of the charms you’ll find are white and black hearts, fleur de lys, and blue hearts and butterflies. These truly unique pieces will be at a reduced rate only at Guzel until the 29th, so hurry before they are gone for good!

The collaboration of Semiha Durak’s beautiful turkish mesh necklaces and Katie Wood Jewelry’s double sided whimsical pendants will be available during this time as well. Two pendants in one and multiple options to style your necklace chain in striking colors and shapes that you create yourself for a truly unique style that everyone will ask “where did you get that? I want one!”. Be the first to set the trend. You’ll be happy when you show up at the next party or event wearing something nobody else has seen before. They make perfect gifts everyone will love as well. http://www.creita.com

Katie Wood Jewelry at Guzel Jewelry Design
Katie Wood Jewelry at Guzel Jewelry Design

You only have a few days left…September 29 is the last day!

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August already! Where does the time go?

This summer is flying by (although it’s always hard to say that when we in San Francisco don’t get a proper summer! I know I really can’t complain…coming from Michigan, I am grateful that we also miss out on a proper winter as well!) I’ve been busy working on new pieces and taking a small business class through the Women’s Initiative in the Mission, which has been absolutely amazing and I am loving all the spectacular women in the group, especially our fabulous instructor Sheila Cunningham. The support and encouragement has been invaluable and I know this experience will help me in all aspects of my life, not just my business. 

I am scoping out stores that would be interested in consigning my jewelry, so if you know of any please email me or leave a comment below: katiewoodjewelry@gmail.com

Here is a bracelet I made for a fantastic friend who has such an exuberant personality I had to make sure I reflected that in her piece:

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 And below for my sweet friend from high school, Amy– I found these beautiful vintage glass letters that I placed on one side of a double sided pendant: 

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 and then printed an image of her zodiac sign and coated in resin for a clear, glass-like finish on the other side:

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That’s all for now, but I can’t wait to show the newest pieces I’ve been working on with lots more color! Stay tuned…

kt

Happy Pride!!

What an exhilarating week for both women’s and gay’s rights! I feel excited and honored to be a part of this historic time. And what better place to celebrate than SF during Pride?! 

I put together these fun marriage equality keychains, and made the sign from a photo we took at a Marriage Equality rally in the Castro:

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And before the festivities begin (at least for me), I will be selling my wares outside my apartment, which has become a fun way to show and sell my work on the weekends in my neighborhood. I am fortunate to live in a prime location on 24th St. in Noe Valley, where Saturdays especially have an endless stream of foot traffic, as people shop, brunch, and shop some more! And I’ve found that I make the most sales on the days when I offer free mimosas with purchase! Go figure…

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So, if you happen to be in SF between 10am and noon on Sat. June 29 come on by to see me before you head to Dolores Park for the festivities!

kt

Happiness

 

 

I have been working on lots of great stuff, and can’t wait to share once I get them completed and photographed. In the meantime, here are some pendants I made for myself and one of my favorite persons (my partner Di).

If you would like a custom initial necklace like the one I made for myself below, please email me at katiewoodjewelry@gmail.com. I always love making personalized pieces!

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The pendant below was one of the first pieces I made, and I used part of a map from my trip to visit my brother John, who was studying abroad in Dijon, France. We went to Paris for the weekend and I found a lovely Fleur de Lys necklace and used a piece that had broken off to complete my collage pendant.

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D typewriter key:

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And for my moon goddess, the phases of the moon surrounding a bead that so perfectly looked like the earth.

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Enjoy!

kt

Summertime is Here

I love summer (especially when I can get out of chilly SF for getaways to Cali’s hotter climates!). I just spent Memorial Weekend with friends in Santa Barbara and the weather was perfect…we spent a day at the wineries, another day at the dog beach, then had a BBQ, and went to a couple art festivals the next day — completed by enjoying ices in the park. I couldn’t ask for anything more!

I’ve been working on some pieces that include various insects. May sound a little strange, but it all started one day after I found a couple of dead bees in my sun room. They were perfectly preserved and so beautiful, so I naturally decided to make a necklace out of them. Here is a pic of the one I keep around my neck most days — someone told me they are good luck!

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A few weeks ago I was walking down the beach at Fort Funston with my dog Lulu and our close friends, Kimra and her dog Maggie. Along the way we saw numerous bees and ladybugs in the sand (unfortunately very few were alive, and the ones that were struggled). I don’t know why those bees would be down there by the beach, but it made me very worried and sad. Our bees are so vital to life as we know it! Well, I tried to save a couple though I don’t think it did much good. And the rest I took home with me to immortalize in my art. I also found a beautiful moth and made this necklace with it:

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If you are interested in purchasing this statement piece, click on the link below:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/152455473/mothra-pendant-necklace-with-real-moth

Stay tuned for more to come, as I am working on completing the bee and ladybug pendants now!

kt

 

Busy for Mother’s Day!

I haven’t posted in a while because I was busy with lots of custom orders for Mother’s Day (yay!) and then I was under the weather with a nasty cold (boo!). So, now I’m back and sharing some pics of a few of the pieces I made with more initials (has anyone noticed I love making jewelry with names and initials?!) I had so much fun because the people who ordered from me told me some basic guidelines and then let my creative juices flow. I love when I can get paid for playing!

Here is the first bracelet that I made for a busy mom with 5(!) children.

I decided it was too much to fit on a necklace:

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My second below is available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/listing/151756481/initialsname-bracelet-personalized

If you don’t have 5 initials to use, it can be made with your name or a word significant to you.

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This one has the name of the child (Milo) with his parents initials (L.&J.) on either end:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/151753892/name-bracelet-personalized-bracelet-with

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And finally (for the bracelets anyway!), this has 4 initials and an angel wing charm, but may also be made with a name or word (3-6 letters):

https://www.etsy.com/listing/151871205/initialsname-bracelet-personalized

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I’ll just share a couple of my favorite necklaces since there are so many:

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/151756769/personalized-initials-monogram-necklace

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/150020267/personalized-initials-monogram-necklace

Oh, and of course I have to share the one for my own mom!:

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/152548109/personalized-initials-necklace-great-for?ref=shop_home_active

Click on the links above to order through my Etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/katiewoodjewelry

You can also email me for a custom order at katiewoodjewelry@gmail.com

Thanks for following!

kt