February is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is Valentine’s day just around the corner, but it always means that I get to make a trip out to the Great American Southwest for the Tucson Gem Show. Read on for more, and take a peek at my favorite finds this year! Continue reading “Back Home from the Tucson Gem Show”
Go to the Golden Globes? Um, Yes, Please!
I have to say, I think I had the best year on record for ZKD. Although it was truly insane, the holiday season was a fantastic learning experience, especially given that I had my own shop at the Andersonville Galleria for the first time. But nothing really prepared me for what was to come just days into the new year. I was all ready to take a bit of a break in January, but then things changed. You see, I got invited to go to the Golden Globes this year. And then of course, I fainted. As one does. Continue reading “Great Start to a New Year: My Golden Globes Adventure!”
Well, it’s hard to gloss over the fact that it’s been over two months since my last post. I just want to go on the record and say that things have been pretty crazy over here, but they’ve been crazy in the best possible way! The result? I have a retail space! Click through to read more about it. Continue reading “Awesome News – Zurina Ketola Designs Now has a Retail Location!”
Summer was fantastic, but I’m happy to start taking out my comfy sweaters and boots for fall. You know what this means, right? It’s time to take a closer look at the September birthstone, sapphire. Click through to read more. Continue reading “The September Birthstone”
Around the Fourth of July this year, I had the opportunity to do some jewelry styling on the set of a photo shoot for Revealed Studios. Our location? A rent-by-the-hour, seedy little gem in my fair city – The Heart “O” Chicago. Click through to see more. And trust me, you’ll want to see more.
Have you ever wondered about metals used in the jewelry you wear? I’ve decided to tackle this issue through a series of specialized posts. First up, gold! Continue reading “Know Your Metals – Gold Edition”
This has been one crazy summer, and I hate to admit it, but it’s almost over. On the up side, it means we can take a look at the birth stones for all those August babies out there! Continue reading “August Birth Stones”
Here’s a little DIY tutorial on how to make on of my favorite sculptural jewelry displays, the jewelry tree. I’ve been making variations of this for years. It’s great because you can always do something a little different each time to change it up. Let’s get started! Continue reading “DIY – Sculptural Jewelry Tree Display”