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

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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