Kathy sprouted in the backbone of America’s Midwest; Cincinnati Ohio, where she spent her childhood outside climbing trees, fishing for bluegill, and pursuing any and all craft projects that came her way. At the age of 13, she befriended a man from Nigeria who was selling African trade beads at a flea market. That began an obsession that started her on her jewelry path. Having attended the prestigious School for the Creative and Performing Arts, she left home at 15 and began selling her wares to finance her travels across the country while following the band The Grateful Dead.
It wasn’t long before she hit a creative ceiling with beadwork and sought out metal-smithing classes along the way. After receiving a $6 letter-stamping set as a gift from her Dad, she went at it with a crème brulee torch and cadmium laden solder. She was inspired by a love poem that hung behind her workbench and out of that sprung the first “Book Necklace.” It was a tiny adornment with hand-stamped pages that held the world for her. It was also the foundation for many pieces to come that would pay homage to the illustrious writers whose quotes helped her to find solace and strength through the toughest of times. Today, her ultimate goal within the business is to design pieces that bring that same love, power and healing to others through her quote necklaces.