I have a huge heart for local artists and handmade pieces, and when I came across Kathleen Whitaker's work a few years back, I was immediately in love. Every single one of her pieces I adore, and I can't help but wanting to add them all to my collection.
"KATHLEEN WORKS OUT OF HER LA HOME STUDIO TO DESIGN AND CREATE HER JEWELRY. AFTER STUDYING CERAMICS AND RUSSIAN HISTORY AT TULANE UNIVERSITY, SHE MOVED TO LA IN 2002 AND GOT INTO JEWELRY DESIGN WHEN SHE DECIDED TO TAKE NIGHT CLASSES AT OTIS COLLEGE AS A BREAK FROM HER DAY JOB. INITIALLY JUST MAKING PIECES FOR HERSELF AND FRIENDS, WORD CAUGHT ON AND KATHLEEN'S SOLO PROJECT GREW INTO A FULL-TIME JOB."
Kathleen's pieces are all sold individually, which gives the freedom to wear and style them exactly how you want. I love how minimal each one of her pieces are; I wear them 24/7. I am very selective about the jewelry I own, and I think quality is so important. Her collection is exactly that.