Kat's Creations
Hand-crafted Jewelry & Gifts
Posted on January 7, 2012 by Crafty Kat

Custom piece for a mother-daughter pair who were described to me as “horse crazy”. Features hand-forged aluminum horseshoes, glass cubes, and Miyuki Delica® seed beads in a custom blend based on the “Cupid” mix from eebeads.com

Custom item; not for sale.

Posted on January 6, 2012 by Crafty Kat

Ladybugs aren’t as cute in real life as their cartoon counterparts would imply… but that never stopped anyone from liking them!

This adorable not-so-little bug is worn on one finger, but sprawls across adjacent fingers. Hand-forged from copper sheets, the spots were achieved by a combination of dapping and liver of sulphur patina, which was then carefully sanded off on the body. The result is a black-and-bright-copper cocktail ring that is as cute as a bug!

Well… a cartoon bug, anyway 😉

Not for sale.

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Back in the day… I was feeling a little nostalgic when I designed this necklace. A constructed box of soldered copper sheets, these little phone pendant has two bronze “bells” and a bunch of little copper accents, including mouthpiece and crank-handle. The best part is the clasp: the necklace is closed by hanging the earpiece on its hook!

Not for sale.

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My first attempt at metalsmithing! Cut by hand from 20-gauge copper and bronze sheets, the various pieces were then hand-forged, soldered and/or riveted together, and colored using various patinas.

Finished piece measures approximately 5.5″ x 3″ x .75″, and features a hand-made pinback for wear as a brooch.

Not for sale.

Posted on August 21, 2011 by Crafty Kat

(aka Release the Kraken!)

Found the pendant while shopping at Walmart… fell in love with it instantly, and snatched up the matching bronze chain while I was there.

Features two different blends of Miyuki Delicas from eebeads (“sand” and “Caribbean”), natural conch shells, glass pearls, turquoise-colored jasper, leopard jasper, and antiqued brass-finish pewter floral beads.

Took about six hours to make, so probably not one I’ll ever sell… unless someone REALLY wants one at over $100 a set…

Posted on August 19, 2011 by Crafty Kat

Look similar to Set – 13 August 2011? That’s ’cause it is… a Canadian teacher pal loved the set so much, she commissioned one a wee bit longer to wear for Gay-Straight Alliance Day at her school.

Custom item; not for sale.

Posted on August 13, 2011 by Crafty Kat

Birthday gift for one of my sisters… Her middle child has Asperger’s, so I thought she’d appreciate having some autism awareness jewelry.

The necklace style is very similar to a Christmas gift last year, but the earrings are very different. Features Miyuki Delica seed beads in the “Aztec” mix by eebeads.com

Custom item; not for sale.

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Made for a friend who loves the triquetra. She also has a black dog named Trinity…

Metalized plastic and wooden beads on dyed hemp.

Custom item; not for sale.

Posted on July 19, 2011 by Crafty Kat

Made for a friend who is big on ocean and wildlife conservation. It’s a pretty standard macrame weave made with waxed cotton cord. It also features wooden and metal beads and a single shell which I personally collected from Orange Beach, Alabama.

Custom item; not for sale.

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Made this as a graduation gift for my sister. She graduated from UofL’s Brandeis School of Law; the fleur-de-lis for the city of Louisville, and red and black are the university’s colors. There’s a “2011” charm and a grad cap charm, which should be self-evident. The shark is pretty obvious, too and the bird is a “legal eagle”.

Features Byzantine weave chain maille using silver and gunmetal jump rings, and Swarovski® crystal bicones in siam and jet.

Custom item; not for sale.