It’s Instagram Giveaway Time!

Image with artists participating in the Chicago-based Instagram Giveaway

 

**UPDATE – THE GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED! **

It’s Giveaway Time! I’ve joined forces with nine of my favorite creative Chicago pals for an awesome Instagram Loop Giveaway! I’ve included a duo of my popular gray leather Mondo Prosperity Bracelet and Adjustable Bangle in with the Grand Prize, which includes goodies from nine other talented artists, makers and businesses based in Chicago, and is valued at just under $200! ONE lucky winner gets it all! You’ll have until 6:00pm CST on Friday 9/8/17 to enter.

Head on over to my Instagram for more details and to enter!

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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December Schedule 2016!

 

Zurina Ketola Designs Holiday 2016 Show/Market Schedule

 

I can hardly believe it but it’s that time of year again! Christmas may be coming fast, but don’t worry because I’ve got you covered.

I have quite a few markets booked for you to hit before the season ends! Each one is a little different as far as size and offerings, so I thought it would be a helpful guide to showcase the highlights of each one so you can organize your shopping needs. I’ve also noted the neighborhoods for in case that’s a factor for you.

Happy Holidays and happy shopping! 😘🎄🛍

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NEW! Navy Blue + Gilded Packaging 💙🛍✨

Zurina Ketola Designs navy blue jewelry boxes with glitter twine
Your jewelry will come wrapped in our signature navy boxes with glitter twine.

Details have always been important to me as a designer. Not only do I want to create beautiful adornments with beautiful details, but I also want to provide a pretty little package to put everything in!

Navy blue has always resonated with me, it’s super chic and incredibly versatile. I’ve been working with a great designer for a few months, and will soon be redesigning my Andersonville Galleria space! Expect to see details that include a woven navy textile into the displays, along with a lush golden pearl fabric. It’s the perfect comboto showcase the metals and materials I use in my designs.

I’ve been searching far and wide for new packaging options, and was thrilled to find this color, along with the sparkling twine accent! Not only does is fit my new branding, but it’s also useful. Each box is filled with anti-tarnish cotton, which will help your precious metals from tarnishing. So keep those boxes! They’re a stylish way to keep your jewelry safe, sound, and tarnish free for years to come. ✨

Join Me @ Randolph Street Market September 26th + 27th!

I’ve been busy with new creations for the coming Fall/Winter 2015 season, and I’m thrilled to be able to showcase them at the Indie Designer Mart at Randolph! A few favorites? The stunning post earrings shown above. These raw beauties evolved from my popular series of crystal + leather earrings and necklaces that began production earlier this year.

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September Birthstones: A New Twist!

Last year, I wrote about the most widely known September birthstone here in the U.S., the sapphire. But did you know there are other birthstones for the month of September? I’m a big lover of variety and versatility, so knowing there is more out there to choose from made me want to share, big time! In addition to sapphire, I’ll talk about lapiz lazuli and zircon which are used as birthstones for the month of September. Continue reading “September Birthstones: A New Twist!”

NEW! Silicone Backs from ZKD Now Available at Andersonville Galleria

Since I’ve bee at the Galleria, I have been fielding inquiries from customers regarding silicone earrings backs. In general, most that you will find are hard silicone or PVC. I’ve never really been a fan. Because these are so stiff, they can be really difficult to work with, and sometimes even bend or damage the earrings you are trying to protect! I’ve been in the lookout for a good source of better options, and recently found a two great varieties of high quality, soft backs that I’m selling at my Andersonville Galleria shop! Continue reading “NEW! Silicone Backs from ZKD Now Available at Andersonville Galleria”

Inspirations for My New Space

Finland Countryside Path
This winding road was near a cabin that I stayed in just outside of Helsinki. I wanted to keep walking and see what I would find!

I’ve been hard at work over the last couple weeks getting things ready to go for my new space at the Andersonville Galleria. I’m still located on the second floor, but instead of being over by the windows, I’m nestled in between the two staircases. My space is set up like a little shop. I have counter space to use while working with my clients when it’s busy, and during slow times, it doubles as a little project area. This was a key element for me. I’m there during weekends, and offer repair services and free jewelry cleaning during that time, so it’s absolutely perfect. Continue reading “Inspirations for My New Space”