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Katy Beh Jewelry's journal...straight from the bench.

Katy Beh at GOGO Jewelry Art for Art's Sake 2018

I'm so proud to be able to show my latest work at GOGO Jewelry Art for Art's Sake 2018 Saturday, October 6th 5pm - 9pm Gogo Jewelry  2036 Magazine Street
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Your New Neutral Colors

Are there colors you wear that always bring compliments? We each have our distinctive palettes - colors that inspire people to comment on how great we look while wearing them. Why aren't these colors our neutrals?
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Sapphire - September's Birthstone

September babies…wear your blue sapphire birthstone and find your peace. Had your wisdom teeth pulled and missing them? Want to protect your loved ones from harm? September's blue sapphire birthstone is here to save the day!
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How do you make your jewelry, Katy Beh? (part 3)

I am inspired by making! Katy Beh Jewelry began as a passion for beautifully made treasures, precious family keepsakes and well, an obviously love affair with high karat gold; lush, vibrant color and my beloved New Orleans.
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How do you make your jewelry, Katy Beh? (part 2)

I am in love with 22k gold! I use only 22 karat yellow gold in making my jewelry. I alloy the gold myself in my studio 22k yellow gold is distinguished by its rich color and develops a beautiful luster when worn. The tradition of using 22k yellow gold, and the methods I use to make my jewelry are centuries old.
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How do your make your jewelry, Katy Beh? (part 1)

I am inspired by color! My jewelry design process is pretty fun. I begin making my one of a kind pieces by selecting an unexpected match of colorful gemstones. Sometimes, pairs and combos are left to ponder upon for days, even months. When I feel the zing of the Ah-ha moment, I know I have - what I call - a match. 
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Handmade? Handcrafted? Artisan?? A brief road map.

Is there a difference between handcrafted and handmade? What do all these terms mean? You’re totally into supporting artists and small businesses – you might even be gung-ho and invest in your local entrepreneurial designers. Yay you!! Thank you! But is the handmade you are buying as handmade as you believe it to be? Handmade is hot these days as we try to find a balance in our speed-of-light overnight advancements in technology. We are humans. We crave connection, intimacy and meaning. Handcrafted...does it add more value than "handmade?" Artisan is another value-added word being thrown around now. Artisan-made bread...beer. This awesome video made by Chris Kelly ingeniously pokes fun in his Maker Series: Artisanal Firewood  Myself and my colleagues are all...
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I bench 22K daily.

Considering my age and size, I think that's pretty good. But then there’s that nutrition part. I should be thoroughly embarrassed by how near-drunk I get over the luscious materials I get to play with every day. Buttery gold and candy colored gemstones. Oh. Yeah. I’m not  ashamed, though. I’m a New Orleanian. Self-indulgence is a commodity here, right?  But, don't get me wrong. I’m a beast. I work out almost daily! My jewelry takes hard work to create. It is one of a kind (OOAK); totally old-school handmade. I do not use wax models or pre-made molds; I hand fabricate everything. I even alloy my own gold. My original designs are created with the timeless artistry of classical goldsmithing; a tradition of centuries old...
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March Birthstone Aquamarine

Light blue aquamarine has a rich history of folklore and tradition...but what if it's not your favorite color?
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Recent Press: NOLA Family

As featured in... nola family  January/February 2018 I am so proud to have been featured in NOLA Family Magazine as a MOM Preneur! Read the interview below: MOM PRENEUR  Katy Beh Katy Beh is no ordinary artist. The Uptown resident combines her love of 22k yellow and, as she calls them, candi-licious gemstones to create pieces that are both unique and luxurious. The city of New Orleans is Beh’s inspiration, and it fuels the color and spirit of her jewelry. Originally from Iowa, Beh studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and later at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City, where she honed her skills as a classical goldsmith. She opened Katy Beh Contemporary Jewelry on...
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