About the Designer
Welcome to Art of Nature Jewelry!
My name is Kathryn and I'm the one woman show behind ANJ. I live in the beautiful Niagara region of Ontario, Canada and I work out of my small home studio. I was an Interior Designer for over 20 years and when I shifted careers to Retail Management I found something was missing. I started creating jewelry as a creative outlet. Being creative is being in my happy place.
I'm continually inspired and surprised by nature; the colours, patterns and textures that surround us. Working with natural crystals and gemstones was the perfect fit.
My pieces begin with me sourcing the beautiful stones. My morning often begins with latte in hand and my precocious feline Creative Assistant beside me as I search for the most unique stones from around the world. Many of my suppliers are small lapidary artists so when you purchase a piece of Art of Nature Jewelry you are not only supporting my passion, but other artisans as well.
Once the stones are in my hand the creative process begins. Some I know immediately how I want to set and others stay in my collection until inspiration strikes. Once I begin creating everything is done by hand, my hands. I don't use machines or fancy equipment for the wire wrapping or settings. Due to the natural elements I am working with, each piece is one of a kind.
Enjoy browsing through the collections. I hope you find something here that inspires and captivates you, either for yourself or a gift for someone special. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Thanks for your support! ♥