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Refurbish and Refresh!

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Refurbish and Refresh!

During the month of January we decided to try something a little bit different at Katami Designs. We wanted to give people the opportunity to re-design their heirloom jewelry in order to keep it relevant to their own personal style, as well as today's fashion trends. Those interested could meet with Negar Khatami for a free custom jewellery consultation to help them transform their sentimental, old-fashioned jewellery into contemporary and unique pieces. I must say, we currently have  some truly one-of-a-kind pieces in the making! Here is a little sneak peak of a finished piece we re-designed for Vancouver personal stylist, Michelle Addison....

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Kieron Williamson - Plein Air Paintings

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Kieron Williamson - Plein Air Paintings

With winter rapidly approaching, we have begun to pull out our best sweaters from storage and prepare for the holiday season in style! We have decided to go about things a bit differently this time around, drawing our focus to the creative youths that fill our lives with joy. 'Potato Patch, Twilight', 2016, Oil on Board This November, we will proudly be featuring the work of Kieron Williamson, a 14-year-old painting prodigy from Holt, Norfolk in England. Kieron began painting at the age of five, and has since then developed a passion for oil, watercolour, and pastel, which quickly developed into an extremely successful artistic...

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Hermès at Work: My Experience

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Hermès at Work: My Experience

On Sunday, September 25th, I was able to catch the last day of the travelling "Hermès at Work" exhibition at the Jack Pool Plaza in Coal Harbour Vancouver. The event, which allows the skilled craftspeople that have made this brand endure for over a century, gave me a chance to interact with some of these individuals and witness their elaborate methods of creation. "Hermès at Work" fulfilled all of my expectations and then some. It was so refreshing to see the extraordinary attention to detail involved in the creation of each and every piece. It became obvious to me very quickly that this brand has been...

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We just turned 2!

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It was a long but fantastic year full of creativity, late nights, take out foods, and a lot of giggles and excitements.  We've had 3 new resident artists moving in, 2 new artists added to our gallery space and had a sponsored event 'Art of Craft' at our gallery plus a few opening nights. In the midst of that, I managed to create 3 new collections and started teaching semi-private classes at our studio. To celebrate all our achievements and countless hours we spent to create art and to build our little artist community, we decided to throw a party and ask...

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Future Designers!

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I had the opportunity to meet a young lady on my last event 'Exquisite Lines' who was so fascinated and curious as to how I make jewellery. So, I decided to do a quick walk around my studio to tell her a little bit about how I work. I could see the sparks in her eyes and with her dad's suggestion, we quickly decided to meet the following Saturday to create a piece for her mom's birthday coming up on June 2nd, today! We met right after her tap dance class and started our project. To my surprise, she had...

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