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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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Negar Khatami's Otas Collection

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Otas (оташ) pronounced Otash, Tajik for fire, is the newest collection by Negar Khatami for Summer 2016. These bracelets feature antique tassels from a tiny little shop at Grand Bazaar in Istanbul that Negar hand picked. They are handmade by Tajik women to decorate their homes. When Negar handpicked these tassels in Turkey, she pictured the women creating these magnificent pieces. They create them to adorn their homes and caravans that their husband would travel with, wishing them luck and safety until they returned home. Negar complemented these found art pieces with Pyrite, which resembles fire, and in many cultures,...

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Spring 2016 Workshops!

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We wanted to share some of the jewellery that has been created in our jewellery workshops!   It has been a pleasure having everyone in and we love helping each student create their one of a kind piece of jewellery.  If you are interested in signing up for one of our many workshops, please go to:  http://www.katamidesigns.com/pages/workshops Here are some pictures from our Stacking Rings Workshop. Our Infinity Charm Bracelet Workshop. And our Roller Print Workshop.  

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Meet Michael Griffin!

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I met Michael Griffin through a mutual friend at our last year's Christmas Party at our gallery. I was fascinated by his view of art, how he used traditional techniques and his love for MichaelAngelo, who is a genius in Darrin and I's eyes.  A few months later in the new year, I approached Michael to see if he'd be interested in displaying his art at Katami Designs Gallery. I was super happy that he said yes to this joint venture as I knew I'd be brining a fantastic talent to our gallery. This is Michael with Amanda Ross, Editor...

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Spinne Earrings!

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Since the release of my new collection Apini, a few of you have asked about styling tips for Spinne earrings. I thought I should put together a look book that gives you ideas for different ways you can wear the earrings. As we are approaching Fall, I have decided to create mostly looks that help you with the transition into the new season for different occasions.  But before I go into it, I have to let you know that I am totally in love with my earrings and I have received so many comeplents wearing them no matter what the...

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