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Katrina Kelly - aspired to create and capture an all encompassing design that defines an alluring, auspicious and sentimental statement that perpetuates profundity, while embracing beauty aesthetically, spiritually and poeticall
Katrina Kelly is a jewelry designer of divine heirloom jewelry that crosses cultures reaching women's multifaceted intricate femininity and strengths. Her jewelry not only helps us shine physically but evokes an inner beauty as well, through the inherent meaning behind each creation.
Katrina Kelly was captivated by jewelry’s intrinsic and symbolic attributes. After earning a Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Katrina sought additional training, studying jewelry with masters in Florence, Italy. She then received hands-on experience at a fine Turkish jewelry company and worked as a bench jeweler under the tutelage of several designers.
Interview with Carolyn Parks, The President Of Outstanding Women Speakers Incorporated™ - North America's Premier All-women's Speakers Bureau
Tell us a little about your background
Originally, my background was in marketing and market research. I have a business background (my MBA) and then decided that the corporate/office world was not for me. This led to me getting into events management and production approximately 10 years ago. Through my company, I founded the Total Woman Show, a women’s conference that took place in three cities. During this experience, I discovered a passion and a need for promoting female talent. Five years ago, I founded Outstanding Women Speakers Incorporated™.
Twice nominated for Maria Shriver’s prestigious Minerva Award, and the 2010 “Women Who Move the City” Award, Cheryl Kilmer has been repeatedly recognized and honored for her considerable contributions
On September 23, 2010, Mayor Desmond of San Marcos, California, proclaimed the month of April “Cheryl Kilmer Month” at TERI’s (Training, Education & Research Institute) 30-year anniversary open house.
TERI, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, by Kilmer, based in San Diego, California, serving over 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families; employs 400+ professional and paraprofessional staff; and maintains a $17 million annual operating budget.
Cheryl Kilmer was committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those with developmental disabilities at an early age, thus beginning a lifelong journey that has benefited thousands of individuals and their families.
Nina Basharova is an acclaimed jewelry designer who has launched a successful namesake line after just a few short years since arriving in the United States
Nina Basharova has won many prestigious International awards and has made a name for herself as a truly talented creator of jewelry that is elegant, modern and unforgettable.
1. WHY JEWELRY?
I got into jewelry completely by mistake! I always knew from a young age that I would be involved with the visual arts, either applied or constructive. Thanks to my parents who had recognized my gift from a very early age, I attended an art school for 4 years. It was a profound experience that shaped me as an artist and a professional. I also consider myself lucky having grown up in the Soviet Union where there was a strong emphasis on striving, success and discipline. It was an environment that nurtured ambition and achievement. In 1990, my parents left the Soviet Union and emigrated to Israel. I decided to apply for graphic design in the art college, but was told that I was too late with the application and the only vacancies available were in the jewelry department. So I would have to say that jewelry had chosen me and not the other way around!
Once Upon a time there was a Princess named Karen Cantrell...
Yes, It is true Karen Can'trell's real name is Princess Karen Cantrell!
You can check out her Passport or driver's license ..... That is her real name!
Friends of Princess Karen often refer to her as a good person who is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. It is easy to see why. She has modeled all her life and won numerous beauty contests using her winnings to pay on her education. She won a full voice scholarship to Converse College and studied voice under Jane Frazier the mother of world renounced American soprano. Gianna Rolandi. While studying at Converse College she began to attend riding classes and became an expert equestrian eventor.