Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Things at Katherine's Vintage Market have gotten off to a good start.  Soon I will be expanding to the back of my shop and taking on a new vender with her vintage wares and fresh style. Donna Rost designs and sells vintage up cycled jewelry and I can't wait to bring her on board.  Donna has a style all of her own and will be an excellent compliment to my Market.
                
                 Wrought iron twin beds are now $80.00 a frame..
A sturdy antique double bed frame on sale at $275.00
This week at the shop I will be working on moving out my antique white iron beds frames.  I have two twins and one full size bed frame in need of new homes. Do you have any friends looking to do some remodeling with the vintage shabby chic style?  Send them my way.  
They will be priced to go!!
Sturdy little single bed frame now $80.00
This double bed frame is now $275.00

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Good morning Friends,

Today my vintage market is having it's Grand Opening so I hope you can stop by and say Hi!
I am serving sweet treats and everything in the store is 15% off through Saturday. My shop hours are 10 to 5.  I've been designing new fall jewelry and am adding new items to the shop everyday!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hi Friends.
My little shop in Woodstock is open for business.  I have decided to name it Katherine's Vintage Market..(Antiques-Jewelry-handmade-repurposed).  I am excited about this new little venture and hope you will pop in for a visit.  My shop hours are Thursday, Friday Saturday 10:00 to 5:00. After I closed the bead shop in Woodstock I began selling antiques on Etsy under the name Thevintagewife.etsy.com.  I have now changed that name to Katesvintagemarket.etsy.com.  My site on Etsy has blossomed and I still sell my jewelry at katherinesheetz.etsy.com too.  So now I am working the bricks and mortar and online at the same time. These days you have to do both.  I have had lots of inquiries about selling beads and doing classes.  I do have some beads out and hope to eventually incorporate the rest until they are liquidated.  My class schedule is on hold for now and it yet to be determined if there is a demand for them. Here are a few pictures of the new space.  If you are in the area just stop by and say hi.  I really miss all of my old customers and would love to catch up. You can also follow me on facebook @ Katherinesvintagemarket.







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!!