Category Archives: Catz-Kato Designs

Fashion Jewelry Daily Deal

Hey the good news is that Catz-Kato Designs is providing a Daily Deal on great jewelry items. Deals last about two days only. Items are available at lower prices than the Value Price but will not last long. See today’s daily deal that ends September 23rd, 2012 at 12:01am. The deal is HERE

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Breathe Cat Breathe and Relax

Ever so often, I like to share with my viewers, my customers, my peers and my friends an experience. Here it is…
It all began at forty. I often found myself repeating breathe cat breathe. Was something changing without me noticing. “No ridiculous”, I would say. But I am such an active person, with two tiny persons to watch over, a house to clean, a career to keep up with and a handsome husband to love on. “No, energy levels cannot be low, joints cannot be losing cushion and roller coaster emotions are just lack of sleep”. But, then I would here those words again, breathe Cat breathe pounding at my ears and at my heart. Okay I never had to repeat that so much before. Well, after several visits to my doctor, I found that I was not hearing things but just under a little bit of stress and of course, my body and emotions were changing. I had a wellness coach call me to give me tips on keeping stress levels low and the first words that came out of her mouth were, “you need to do breathing exercises”. Well to me I was breathing and I was alive. That is not the kind of breathing she was referring to. Real breathing is taking deep long breaths using your diaphragm and slowly releasing the air. I knew that breathing alone would not to do the job at keeping me calm. The only remedy that truly worked for me was to rely on the One true person that I could always trust on, “GOD”. I soon after began to ask Him, “God you teach me how to breathe.” By reading God’s word and by asking for ways to rest and relax in Him, was the one right way to keep the roller coaster emotions at bay. I spent many late nights designing and found that rest was key to a productive day. I also discovered, that we will not be young forever and our bodies do change. I also learned that kids will always be kids. When I feel a bit of stress, I climb on the cycling machine and lay flat on the floor and stretch my joints to the max and then I breathe in God.

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Don’t leave the Leaves out of your wardrobe

An Urban pair of Matte Golden Pearl Leaves Earrings by Catz-Kato Designs (Catilla Collection). Hanging Leaves call for conversations. Make a quick conversation with these lovely pearl leaves. White Freshwater Pearls wire wrapped with gold filled wire beautifully hang from these matte golden brass leaves. These leaves hang from round Gold Filled wires. Soon available for purchase at Catilla.

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Packaging with A Personal Touch

This lovely package is for a Bride and inside are tiny treasures for her Bridesmaids. Catilla jewelry pieces are beautifully packaged with personal touches. We wrapped her lovely gifts with Mr. & Mrs. Hallmark Tissue Wrapping Paper and added a handwritten personalized note on this antique handmade designer card.

Visit Catz-Kato for all of your Bridal gifts and more….

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Pretty Packaging is Nice

The enjoyment of buying from a Designer’s shop on Etsy is the pretty packaging. Most Designers on Etsy are highly effective when shipping out their items. Packages are sent with the pretty business card that states all of the details of their business, the satin lace, pretty ribbon, jewelry tags, soft sheer wrapping paper, gift boxes etc.

Well… we are very into our packaging. We make sure your package is exciting and pretty when you receive it. Our items are well wrapped in bubble plastic, white sheer wrapping paper, lace in a bow and our beautiful flower bouquet business card which matches our shop banner. We are into the details of your purchases.


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Pretty Little Things

I find enjoyment in designing pretty little things. One of my favorite items to design are earrings. I design items that I find myself loving and eventually wearing. I figure, if I would wear them, then maybe others would too. I am not the easiest person to please when it comes to jewelry. I have unusual taste but of exquisite likings. I am completely drawn to nature and items that are preppy and wholesome. I call these new items, Pretty Little Things. Most of these are available for purchase at our Catilla Shop

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Lovely Bride Crystal and Shine

Lovely Bride, shine like a star with these eye-catching Crystal Hoop Earrings.
14 karat gold plated sterling silver post back earrings with open circle drop.
The CZ encrusted disc measures 8.5mm and the open circle drop measures 45.5mm.
.925 Sterling Silver

Available for purchase at our Catz-Kato Store

$85 / $103 Value.

The Wire Wrap Technique

I so often like to write about how I designed a piece of jewelry. Today I would like to share with you how I designed the Ring of Pearl Necklace. This is a new piece that is available for purchase at my Etsy Shop . The materials I used to design this amazing necklace are tiny 3 and 4mm size white cultivated freshwater pearls. These tiny pearls are A rated fine quality pearls. I also used a Silver plated non-tarnish 26 gauge jewelry wire for wire wrapping, a 25mm German Silver metal washer and a .925 Sterling Silver chain.

Firstly, I began by wrapping the silver wire around the ring to create a knot. Secondly, I individually wrapped each tiny pearl by wrapping the wire around my german washer once for each pearl, repeating this technique until all of my pearls were individually wrapped around the ring. Thirdly, I cut the sterling silver small link chain to measure 16.50 inches in length. And finally, I passed the chain through my wrapped ring and then I added my jump rings and spring ring clasp to close the chain.

This beautiful chain is completely handmade and ready to wear.

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