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Christmas in Miami Designing

Christmas in the South is not the same as the North. I am originally from New York and I have to say that I do miss the snow-white Christmas, the aroma of roasted peanuts and the busy city street noise. Although much time has passed by since I last visited my home town, I still have clear memories of this event.

Even though I miss the Christmas events in New York, I do not miss the cold weather. I have vivid memories of having to walk for many miles in the freezing weather just to get a glimpse of the Christmas displays on 5th Avenue. There was so much traffic, so many people walking, or better said, racing back and forth. The uncomfortable feeling of being cramped in layers of clothing and the holiday rush really took a toll on my emotions. One moment of excitement at the sight of the beautiful and almost realistic Christmas displays, and then a moment of disappointment at having to face the cold wind slap me in the cheek.

Now… Miami is a soothing and relaxing place to live. Its morning sunshine, the aqua ocean water and beautiful art deco colored city streets are amazing in itself. In Winter time, the air cools off at night and the days are warm and sunny. Although we do have some evening rush hours, they are no way compared to the hustle and bustle of New York City. Beach time on Saturdays is a delight and seashell picking is one of my daughter’s most loved moments on the beach.

I am amazed with the aqua and sea green colors. This year I decided to use the blues in my Holiday jewelry as a reminder of the Christmas Holiday and Miami weather combined. I have prepped and prepared for Christmas this year and finally have some amazing items on display at my Catilla store. Sparkled Starfish Tree Ornaments, sparkled handmade resin stars, buttons and seashells and many other unique items are part of our Christmas collection.

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Handstamped Metal Jewelry


Enjoy wearing these handmade hand-stamped designed metal earrings.
Stamped Circles and Dots are fun and unique.
It took a strike at the metal to create these circles and dots.
Enjoy wearing them with your jeans or casual dresses.
Available for purchase at Catilla.

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Handmade Jewelry with Benefits

So often I come across something I really like on the internet and then contemplate so much on buying it. What holds me back, what is the reason for my grudging? Firstly, I think about the photo. Am I really going to get what I see? Sometimes I wonder if the photos really represent the item. Secondly, is the quality as great as how it is described? Thirdly, what are my benefits? and lastly, if only the cost was a bit lower.

This is why we here at Catz-Kato take much emphasis on making sure that our photos match up with our items. We try our best to capture the details of every jewelry piece and make it a point to carefully describe the item in full detail.

The benefit of purchasing a handmade jewelry piece of the Catilla Collection is that it is carefully made with you in mind. Our pieces are not mass-produced and very few pieces are reproduced. We do take into consideration to our Brides who often need several items reproduced for their bridesmaids. Also, you can always come back to us with that very same item and have us retouch it up, fix it if it breaks and even add onto it for a minimal fee. Also, take a peek at what our customers are saying. Check us out at Catilla.etsy.com and view our Feedback.

Our Daily Deal gives our prior customers and potential customers the opportunity to purchase our jewelry pieces at a lower price. Our Daily deal lasts for two days and then new items are offered at lower prices than the value price. Now that is a deal worth looking at!

The Deal is Here at Catz-Kato Designs

Just a reminder that the daily deal is on and ends tomorrow at 12:01am.

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The Daily Deal is on

Take advantage of our Daily Deal. Great jewelry pieces at lowered prices for just a few days. The Deal is on and expires on September 23, 2012 at 12:01am. Only Available at our main web page. CATZ-KATO

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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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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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