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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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Jasem Qaisi - Heyday

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On July 28th we opened the doors of our gallery to a new found, hidden gem of an artist, Jasem Qaisi. Jasem is a painter from Iraq that I had the opportunity to meet a few weeks ago in our gallery during our second anniversary event on June 2nd.  Learning that he is from Iraq, ignited my curiosity as I had never met anyone from the country that we were in war with for nearly 8 years in the late 80's. Over the years, as a result of the war, I had created a big grudge and skewed perception of all...

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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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