This is ... Catherine
...from Kalicat Jewelry: kalicat.etsy.com and kalicat.dawanda.com for our European friends.
Catherine is a jewelry designer and maker from Paris. She was kind enough to feature NiftyKnits on her blog too!
It depends on the trends, the seasons and my mood, at the moment, I love warm yellows and lime green
I am very fond of Amber, and have a few candles in my house that I sniff from time to time, to make me feel good. Another favourite are cinnamon and Candy floss
I'll have to mention my home town, Paris (France) and the place I had my honeymoon which is Thailand, I am crazy about everything there: the food, the weather, the fabrics, the jewelry, the sun, the people, the architecture!
I love the soft noise that a silk dress makes when you dance, move, walk!
And Bells from the ice cream van, LOL!
Favourite way to spend your time?
Listening to music, travelling around the world , looking at jewelry, trying it, making it and buying gemstones
Favourite item in your shop of all time?
I love my hand forged gold chain, which is so versatile I wear it as a choker, an long necklace, a bracelet!
Favourite shop that isn't yours?
I really like AutumnRussell's couture gowns. My favourite dress has already been sold, which is great as it is just gorgeous.
Being also a fashion illustrator myself, I enjoy perusing his sketches. They make me day dream, a bit like being a Cinderella waiting for an occasion to metamorphose into a stunning woman (which I am most of the time, of course). You can see mine at http://www.catherinemarche-designs.com/illustrations_portfolio/fashion.html
What has been the most useful lesson you've learnt so far that you'd like to pass on to our readers?
To check several times with my clients what their ring size is, and send them a ring sizing gauge or ask for a sample ring from them, before I make their ring. This way, we both avoid having to resize the ring, which is a huge gain in time.
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