Friday, March 24, 2017



Hi Friends,

Many of you have contacted me over the last two years wondering if I am going to begin teaching again.
 
I am happy to say I am back. 
I moved my studio from Starline back to Woodstock at 227 Throop St. 
I am offering my first PMC 2017 workshop on April 29th. Please feel free to look at my class schedule to the right. As time goes on I will also offer other classes such as silver wire fusing, soldering, beginner earring and necklace classes and more.
I don't plan to limit this space to just teaching. I will also be using it for designing jewelry, pop up shops, and possible outdoor flea markets. 
I also plan to open by appointment for any would be jewelry shoppers of Katherine Sheetz Jewelry.
I am truly excited about this new venture and hope all of my old friends come out of the woodwork.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at katherinesbeads@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Good morning!  It is a glorious day.  The sun is shining in beautiful Illinois and it's summer. Speaking of summer I will be scheduling a Precious Metal Clay (pmc) workshop beginner, intermediate level  Sunday July 24th.  I will teach it from my studio at Starline. It will be an all day event from 9:30 in the morning until 4 ish..I have a minimum of 5 spots and a maximum of 8.  Please contact me asap if you would like a spot.You can email me at katherinesbeads@gmail.com. A deposit of $50.00 is required with this workshop.  Please look at my class schedule on the right for further details.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 breathes new life into my little world. Last year brought our family through the ringer but now it's time to pick up the pieces and begin again.
So many people have asked what are your plans since the passing of your husband.
Well, I can only see myself diving in head first to the one thing I love doing the most and that's designing jewelry. So I have applied to 3 larger art shows this year and  have officially been accepted.
Do I hear a Yeah God...

The line up is...
Gold coast Art Fair at Grant park in Chicago June 18th and 19th.
Art at the Glen in Glenview Illinois August 6th and 7th.
Deer Park Art show in Deer Park Illinois September 10th and 11th.

You can only guess what I have been doing since these events are just around the corner.  Yes, I have been making jewelry..I have been stretching my wings adding new designs to my collection.
My work place is still at the Starline Factory in Harvard.  Recently my studio has been moved upstairs to a wonderfully larger space with great light.

The other question people have been asking me is am I  going to be teaching jewelry classes again.
As of now I am undecided because of family commitments..ie..my grandson and visiting my daughter and her husband in Kentucky.
But I so miss hanging with like minded designers and jewelry novices. Teaching has always added to my life by bringing so many interesting and fun people my way.

I also get asked if my studio is open to the public with shopping hours.  As of now I open to appointment.  I do have a showroom in my studio and my hope is to open a few days a week with regular hours but no official date has been set.

 I would love to hear your feedback and ideas.  I hope to open my studio in July and do a large close out of many of my beads, finding and tools.  I will keep you updated with the time and date.

For some of my latest jewelry designs checkout my website at Katherinesheetz.etsy.com.

I will be posting again soon...I promise it won't be a year from now...
Warm regards...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November is already here.  The days fly by and sometimes I wonder were they have gone.  I have been busy preparing for the Bizarre Bazaar November 20th at Wool St Grill in Barrington.  We should have a good crowd and hope many of you can make it.  It is from 6 to 10 so bring your friends and come and have a blast!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Good morning friends.  The sun is shining and it's a beautiful day.  I am relishing in each fall day before you know what comes, winter!  Let me fill you in with what I have been up to.  I had a very successful art show in Evanston.  A few friends made their way to Evanston to visit.  Thanks so much Melissa and Joyce!! Also set up a few booths down from me was Linda Wallis.  We grew up in the same town and I hung out with her sissy as a kid.   I thought that was fun.  I had a great reception with my jewelry.  Women enjoyed the delicacy of it and that was very encouraging. My next show is at Starline Art Gallery in my studio.  I will be having a wonderful artist joining me.  Another home town girl, Laura Gerard.  She will be bringing her handcrafted scarves and will be set up in my studio along side me.  So mark your calendars for October 24th, Starline galleries 4th Friday event.  It goes from 6 to 10 this month.  It will be Starlines last event of the year so it will be grand.  The address is 400 front St. Harvard, Il. 60033.
Wyatt is getting so big!
So a few other things I have been up to is watching my grandson Wyatt which is pure joy.
 Recently I have been working with 22 k gold.  This is a new venture for me since I am pretty committed to working with fine silver and sterling.  A friend of mine recently called me a purist.  I thought that was pretty funny!!
This delicate piece can be found on katherinesheetz.etsy.com

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hi Everyone, I am on my way to upper Wisconsin this weekend to meet my Mothers brothers and sisters.  I'm sitting in the back seat as my sissy drives.  I just wanted to give you a heads up that my class schedule is up and running.  If you see something that you would like to schedule please contact me via email @ Katherinesbeads@gmail.com or give me a call at 815-276-3399.
Looking forward to hearing from you.  Enjoy this beautiful weekend.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tomorrows the day! Open house at my new roost!! Come for a visit and see the new studio and workshop space. We're offering a taste of what's to come with free workshops. Silk corded necklaces at 10 and earring design through out the rest of the day. First come first served! Beads available, refreshments and work tables too, so bring your projects beause we are having a to-do!!
We are located at 400 Front st. Studio 105e and 106e, Harvard, Il. The door will be open and we are the first studios on the right!!
Starline Art Gallery
sneak peek at my studio
400 front St. Harvard