Katie of My Own Little Universe
Tampa, FL, USA
Etsy Shop opened Jan 2009
Blogging Since June 2009
This weeks Feature is Katie of My Own Little Universe. I asked her to share with Lune readers a bit about her and her creative business. So lets ...
Hello there, I'm Katie of My Own Little Universe. MOLU is about a year old. I started designing jewelry after becoming increasingly uninspired in my graphic design job. I quit the corporate world a few years ago and went the freelance route to find more creatively fulfilling work in my life. I missed working with my hands and having the work be "mine". With the new flexible schedule of a freelancer, I started to take classes...pottery, drawing, guitar, metal smithing. I have always loved jewelry and sterling in specific, so I fell in love with jewelry design / metal smithing. Currently I am part time freelance graphic designer and part time jewelry designer. I would eventually love to have my jewelry design be more of a major source of income if not the sole source of income. A dream of mine would be to have my jewelry used in high fashion runway shows and print.
My work is evolving and getting more fine tuned as the days go by. My designs communicate what I am into and where I am currently. Which right now is very much about crystals, rough rocks, vintage elements, chains. I think that has to do with my interest in the mysteries of the universe and unpolished earthiness but with an added touch of glamor.
I have a lot of ideas for new designs with chain body jewelry, more druzy, crystals and big rings. One design I am particularly excited about has to do with constellations. I hope to roll those out soon so please check out the shop and come back to see what's new!