Thursday, September 6, 2007

EtsyNJ Featured Artist of the Week - Kat Crociante

This week's featured artist of the week is Kat Crociante.

Who are you?
Kat Crociante, soon to be Kat Lambrix. Jewelry designer extraordinare. Okay, make that jewelry designer in-her-off-hours.

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link?

What tag categories do you specialize in?
Jewelry! Everything is sterling silver with Swarovski crystals, natural beads, or lampwork (usually created by another Etsy seller).

Do you create for children or adults, women or men?
I make most of my jewelry for women, but I have done a few little girls' pieces in the past. They sold very quickly, so perhaps I should make more!

What do you like about Etsy?
I love the community on Etsy. I'm inspired by so many sellers, both by their design skills and their hard work. I also love having a marketplace to seek out handmade goods that I would have otherwise wound up buying at the store.

Where do you find inspiration for your products?
Glossies, mostly. And nature. I try to make glamorous pieces that are right for every day. I rarely look at other jewelers' work, though I do love an exchange of ideas.

What do you love about your business?
I love that making jewelry is “me” time. I can be quiet and sit in my corner studio while my brain goes crazy designing. I also love the chance to make commissioned pieces for specific recipients.

What is your favorite product right now?
In my line? I'm loving lampwork now...and the Nina Bracelet is one of my favorites (it's named after my mom!).

On Etsy as a whole, I've really been into letterpress stationary.

What other street teams are you a member of?
EtsyBEAD and the New New (the NY street team, since I work in New York)

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?
My current blog will be up for rennovation soon, but currently it's

I browsed through Kat's shop as I was preparing this blog, my favorite item from her shop is this:

Blog written by Made By Melissa


Made by Melissa said...

Great work by Kat!

MarciNYC said...

Yea Kat! (Yea Melissa, too!) It's great to see another jewelry maker's work. I can relate to a lot of what you (Kat) said.

Ali said...

Great blog about an awesome seller on Etsy.She has a lot of great pieces!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, gals! I'm honored to be featured on the blog :)

idabble said...

Very nice piece by Kat, great read! Awesome jewelry Melissa!!

zanygrey said...

Very nice work Kat, great job Melissa.

jane said...

Nice work Kat! Great blog Melissa!

knitsteel said...

I like that pearly bracelet too.