Zurina Ketola Designs handmade jewelry featuring handcrafted 14K rose gold diamond hoop earrings.

2018 Spring Trend Spotlight: Hoop Earrings

Hooked on Hoop Earrings

For Spring 2018, one of my favorite classics is trending big time: hoop earrings! I’ve always been a fan of hoops. My love for this style goes way back to my teens. I didn’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I did wear a pair of tiny sterling silver hoops everyday. I was pretty low maintenance, and I would say they were my daily go-to option. Now that I’ve grown into my sense of style a bit more, I’ve found that the perfect pair of hoops always make me feel put together and polished. I’m partial to the simplicity and continuous shape, and I’m so exited to finally share this hoop earring collection with you!

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Behind the Jewelry: The Story of Zurina Ketola Designs

Why hello there! I’m Zurina, the designer behind the jewelry here at Zurina Ketola Designs. It dawned on me a couple weeks ago that I’ve never taken the opportunity to really introduce myself. I figured now would be the perfect time to share a little bit about myself and tell the story behind my jewelry and how it all came to be! Continue reading “Behind the Jewelry: The Story of Zurina Ketola Designs”

Vista Point Catalina Hills Tucson AZ

Away Jan 26th – Feb 9th: Orders Will Be Filled and Shipped Upon My Return

Orders Will be Filled + Shipped After February 9th

I’m taking my annual sojourn to the Tucson Gem Show from January 26th through February 9th, and I’ve decided to keep my jewelry website up and running in my absence. Please note that I won’t be able to fill orders until after I return on February 9th. Orders can be processed and paid for during this time and I expect to ship orders placed during my vacation by Wednesday, February 14thContinue reading “Away Jan 26th – Feb 9th: Orders Will Be Filled and Shipped Upon My Return”

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 🛍”