Full Name: Katherine Prejean
Date Joined: 2016
Throughout my life, I shyly peeked into the fascinating world of arts and crafts. I experimented with a vast number of mediums in the hopes of finding my way into the community — sewing, crocheting, quilting, cross stitching, smocking. I made papier-mâché ornaments, worked with stained glass and even attempted acrylic painting; but I never pursued these experiments very long. I never felt any of the mediums truly connected to my artistic self, or accurately expressed my personal creativity. My artistic self was dormant, surrounded by doubts that emerged from an insecurity I felt about my lack of formal training or a Fine Arts degree. Still, I continued the search, knowing that my creativity needed an outlet.
In 2007 I attended an introductory class by a local artist that used fine silver metal clay to create jewelry. I had an instant love affair with the newly discovered medium! I found my artistic voice and lunged into the previously elusive arts and crafts community, never looking back. My artistic self began to evolve, and the fundamental need to express myself with my God-given talent blossomed soon after. This was the beginning of KP Designs Handcrafted Jewelry, my dreams fulfilled.
Working in metals is a passion for me. The meditative process is both compelling and sustaining, giving me the opportunity to create jewelry that is engaging, sophisticated, inviting, well-crafted and beautiful. My hope is that people enjoy wearing my jewelry, and that the pieces might become part of their personality and/or artistic expression as well.