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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.

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Grateful to join their roster of artists in 2017.

Kathryn Bowman

The Short Story

2004 start Art Jewelry business. Learned a little code and a lot of software to create and maintain this website.

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Saint Louis Art Museum

Kathryn Bowman, currently working as a full time studio jeweler with an active web presence.

Kathryn Bowman
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Studio
Tour
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Making
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Pendant

Sunset Romance-Sketchbook
Sunset Romance-Sketchbook

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.

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Sunset Romance - Back Setting
Sunset Romance - Back Setting

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.

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Sunset Romance-Back
Sunset Romance-Back

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?

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Sunset Romance-Sketchbook
Sunset Romance-Sketchbook

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.

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Kathryn

Bowman

The Process

Putting the ideas on paper . . .
Putting the ideas on paper . . .

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.

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Sawing the Pendant Elements
Sawing the Pendant Elements

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.

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Best Bloom Focal Pendant
Best Bloom Focal Pendant

The necklace's center piece, a metal flower that seems to wave in a soft breeze.

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Putting the ideas on paper . . .
Putting the ideas on paper . . .

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.

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