Grew up on a farm on the eastern plains of Colorado.
At age 20 I flew off to New York City to be a Flight Attendant for
Met the man of my dreams and moved to St. Louis, MO.
Continued to fly out of STL while going to school. Ended up flying 33 years. I know, I can't believe it either.
Received a Degree in Graphic Design.
Grateful to join their roster of artists in 2017.
The Short Story
2004 start Art Jewelry business. Learned a little code and a lot of software to create and maintain this website.
Saint Louis Art Museum
Kathryn Bowman, currently working as a full time studio jeweler with an active web presence.
Really this necklace could be worn with either side to the world. There are secret power words only the wear knows and there is great color and versatility on how it can be worn, what more could you ask for in a piece of Art Jewelry?
It all starts with an Idea. It is always my desire to create my jewelry pieces so that the back is as visually interesting (fun) as the front side. To fulfill that goal, I start that process in the planning stage with drawings.
I planned the back of the Daisy to repeat the petals and be a peek a boo element for the wearer and viewer to see the back side and color of the Daisy pendant. Precise sawing, filing, and attachment tabs were all worked out at this stage.
The necklace's center piece, a metal flower that seems to wave in a soft breeze.
Most of my designs start on paper. I've filled sketch books and will no doubt fill more. I sometimes take those simple sketches into the computer, refine, and make a pattern. The next step is creating the metal element.
The patterns are made and on the metal. I then saw the metal, file the edges to smooth perfection, and sand away all scratches on the metal surface.