Meet Katreenah Jewellery
Hi there, my name is Katrina and I am the owner and creative director of Katreenah Jewellery; a quality and stylish handmade jewellery line operating in Edmonton, Canada.
As a jewellery lover, making jewellery came very easy to me. In 2012, after some years operating as a hobby, I officially launched my jewellery business.
I have always loved creating things by hand as the process of making something from start to finish really interested me. I knew I wanted to work for myself and not sit behind a desk for eight hours a day. Being creative and choosing my own hours just seemed to fit with my personality. Because I have a true passion for designing and creating jewellery, the long days, screw ups, trial and errors…are all worth it! It makes the handmade aspect of my work even more important, because I really do put my blood, sweat and tears into my product and my business!
I have always been inspired by the history behind jewellery and adornment. I love to travel and one of the things I learn on my travels is about the fashion that different culture embrace. Accessories are a huge part of fashion and I seem to always gravitate to jewellery.
I like to use beads, and other materials from everywhere I go, so when I sit down to make something, it always comes out different and unique. I love to sketch ideas but in all honesty, I just start creating once I have found that one thing that really inspires me. It sometimes will turn out great, and more often than not, a lot of tweaking has to be done! That’s where making everything by hand can be a real challenge. However, the benefits are continuously greater. I am always motivated to keep trying new things and different ways of creating. That’s part of the allure of handmade goods.