Lots of little packages from Zurina Ketola Designs

Place Online Orders by Sunday December 17th for Delivery for Christmas + Local Pick Up Info

Online Orders Need to be in by December 17th for Delivery by Christmas!

This holiday season has shaped up to be a great one over here at Zurina Ketola Designs. This is our first holiday season with the new site, and I’m so thrilled! Since this time of year is busy for everyone, I made sure that the site would be optimized for mobile devices, which is a great way to maximize your time and shop on the go. There has definitely been a flurry of activity in the studio, but don’t forget, Christmas is fast approaching! My current lead time for order fulfillment is approximately two days. Your order will ship via USPS Priority Mail, which advertises that the service can get your package to you within 1-3 days, depending on where you are. Make sure to place your online orders by Sunday, December 17th to ensure delivery of your jewelry before Christmas. Continue reading “Place Online Orders by Sunday December 17th for Delivery for Christmas + Local Pick Up Info”

Naughty and Nice gift bags from Zurina Ketola Designs.

Introducing Limited Edition ZKD Naughty + Nice Artist Collection Gift Bags!

Naughty + Nice Gift Bags are Now Available!

This season is in full swing, and in that spirit, I have some exciting news! During the holidays over the last few years, I’ve noticed frantic shoppers  looking for something they can’t seem to find anywhere. Curated gift sets featuring a range of handmade goods from a variety of small batch artisans and businesses. It seemed like a great idea to get everything together in a perfect little package, ready for giving, so I started taking a look around to see what was out there. In my search, I found sets that were really cute, but mass produced. For artisan goods, the closest thing I could find was getting multiples from a single source. This seemed pretty close, and it’s something I do with my jewelry. But even with this as an option people were still looking for more. I took note, since it seemed like a project worth pursuing. I’ve been looking into it ever since, and I’m so glad I did! Over the last couple months, I’ve been working with an incredible group of talented artists, makers and small businesses to bring you two awesome, limited edition Artist Collection Naughty and Nice Gift Bags just in time for the holidays! Continue reading “Introducing Limited Edition ZKD Naughty + Nice Artist Collection Gift Bags!”

Crochet cotton and prosperity bracelets on bracelet display.

Crochet Cotton and Prosperity Bracelet Design Updates

A Second Look

Everything can use a little update every now and then, and I make it a point evaluate my signature handmade jewelry designs regularly. One of the most important parts of my job as a jewelry designer is listening to customer feedback to see where things might need attention. The approach will often depend on the product itself.  In some cases it can mean discontinuing a product, and other times it means taking a second look and updating a design. The latter is the best approach to take when the jewelry in question is especially popular with customers, and is the path I’ve taken with my crochet cotton and prosperity bracelet design updates.  Continue reading “Crochet Cotton and Prosperity Bracelet Design Updates”

Models neck wearing layered choker and necklace combination

Best Selling Jewelry on Sale at Randolph Street Market 10/28-10/29 🛍

I’ll be selling my handcrafted jewelry designs at Randolph Street Market‘s Indie Designer Mart this weekend! My booth will be set up Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with some of my newest and best selling jewelry designs in tow! This is one of my favorite Chicago markets to attend. It happens on a monthly basis at Plummer’s Hall, which is just west of downtown Chicago. I started selling my jewelry there a couple years ago, and always look forward to coming back! It’s such a blast – I love the atmosphere, meeting both new and repeat customers, visiting with some of my favorite local Chicago vendors, and of course taking a moment to walk the market myself to see what’s new. Read on to find out about the sales I’ll be offering at the show! Continue reading “Best Selling Jewelry on Sale at Randolph Street Market 10/28-10/29 🛍”

Zurina Ketola Designs Pop Up Set up.

ZKD Showroom Three Year Anniversary 🎉 + Andersonville Arts Weekend🎨

It’s that time of year again! As fun as Chicago summers are, my heart always and forever belongs to the fall season. I can’t describe it, there’s just something about the brisk weather and falling leaves that always seems to recharge my creative senses. Considering my busiest time of year is straight ahead, that’s one heck of a happy coincidence! As the temperature dips, you can bet that I’m breaking out my coziest sweaters and boots. You’ll most likely find me in the studio making jewelry, filling orders, and generally working the days away with a yummy beverage by my side. ☕

While I’m really looking forward to all of the above, the fall season tends to bring on warm fuzzies for me in general because it’s filled with major milestones and celebrations for my jewelry business. Along with the launch of my brand new handcrafted jewelry site in late September this year, I’m also incredibly excited to be celebrating my showroom’s third anniversary at the Andersonville Galleria over Andersonville Arts Week! To help celebrate the occasion, I’ll be offering 10% off  your ZKD jewelry purchase at Galleria this weekend from Friday, October 13th – Sunday, October 15th!  Continue reading “ZKD Showroom Three Year Anniversary 🎉 + Andersonville Arts Weekend🎨”

Zurina Ketola Designs handcrafted gray leather bracelet duo

Celebrate Our Launch with 20% Off Your Order!

The summer is winding down, and while I definitely had a few setbacks which delayed the website, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that we’ve finally launched. And just in time for the fall season, no less! If you’re in Chicago, it’s hard not to feel like we’re in the middle of summer right now, but don’t let that fool you! We’re fast approaching the busiest season of the year for us small batch brands and independent makers. Now is the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Continue reading “Celebrate Our Launch with 20% Off Your Order!”

Turquoise crescent necklace featuring 14K gold fill details on pink crystal

Hello Again!

Well hello again! These last few years with my shop at the Andersonville Galleria have been so amazing. I’ve spent time getting to know a ton of incredible people, both customers and artists alike. Everyone has been so supportive of me and my work, which really inspired me to update the site. This has been in the works since December 2016, and I’m absolutely thrilled that it’s finally up and running! Continue reading “Hello Again!”

Mid-Week Maker Market, July 26, 2017

 

Carbon Arc Midweek Makers Mart July 26 2017
Carbon Arc Midweek Makers Mart July 26 2017

 

Join me and other fabulous artists at Carbon Arc Bar for a Mid-Week Maker Mart!

I’ll be joining a few local artists and makers at this amazing location next door to the newly renovated Davis Theater for a chill evening of drinks, delectable dishes, and of course a little shopping for locally made goodness.

Along with beautiful artwork, you’ll find a fabulously cheeky selection of greeting cards, small batch bath + body products, handcrafted candles, artisan jewelry, and Chicago themed goodies.

It’s going to be a lovely summer night, so take a stroll in the charming Lincoln Square neighborhood and stop in to see us!

We’ll be here from 6pm-10pm.

Can’t wait to see your beautiful faces! 😘

Randolph Street Market April 29th + 30th 🛍

Zurina Ketola Designs Pop Up Set up.
The ZKD show set up!

It’s that time again – I’m gearing up to showcase at one of my favorite monthly shows, Randolph Street Market! I’ll be located in downstairs in the Lower Hall among other fabulous vendors and indie makers.

Randolph Street Market

1340 W. Washington Street

Chicago, IL

Purchase your tickets early and get a discounted rate of $8/each or buy tickets at the door for $10/each. Free entry for kids under 12!

Come join us Saturday + Sunday from 10am – 5pm!

Looking forward to seeing your lovely faces! 😘

Parks + Rec / Galentine’s Day Themed ZKD Jewelry Party! 😍👸

Just a couple gals having fun in a photo booth!
Parks and Rec Themed Galentine’s Day Jewelry Party for Zurina Ketola Designs

I have the best customers! One of my absolute favorites is Melissa, a client I met in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago while doing a pop-up market in 2016. She is an absolute gem, and offered to host a Galentine’s Day themed jewelry party showcasing my work. The only catch? I’m a little embarrassed to admit, but I was super late to the game on Parks + Rec. I had a couple other awesome customers who were best friends that would come in every year for Galentine’s to get one another gifts, and I guess I must have missed the explanation! At the time Melissa had mentioned it, I’m afraid I hadn’t seen the show yet at all.  She was really excited to have a party, but she made me promise to watch the whole series before she would host a party for me. I’m so glad I kept my promise! This has totally become one of my favorite shows ever!

I don’t normally watch a lot of TV, but I have to say, I was immediately hooked. I binge watched the entire series in few short weeks! Once I had done my homework, I contacted her and she got going on getting everything together. I could never have imaged how awesome it was going to be. This girl is a real Knope-it-all, and I mean that in the best possible way 😉

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