Hi Everyone! I'm a little late with this entry but now have the honor of introducing the lovely and talented Catherine of Coral Seas. Catherine is my dearest friend and the owner of two Etsy shops, Coral Seas and La Perle Jewellery. During this past summer Catherine opened her second Etsy shop, Coral Seas, to offer a more contemporary yet equally elegant selection of handmade jewelry.
I've searched for words to describe Catherine's work and yet continually fall short. Honestly, how do you describe perfection and grace. Each time I visit Catherine's shop I'm immediately taken by the beauty of her creations. She inspires me to reach beyond my comfort zone and experiment with luscious colors, textures and designs. In an instant, upon viewing her creations, you'll experience this same appreciation for her work. Notice the tiny details of swirls at the ends and the intricate wire wrappings around faceted gem stones.
Now I know Catherine doesn't take well to praises and a truer statement was never made than "we are our own worse critics". Yet the numerous magazines who've contacted Catherine to publish her work; that she's been featured on the Vintag blog; the fact that upon submitting her first photograph to Vintaj Catherine's work was added to their gallery of artists and she was immediately referred to three other magazines requesting she submit; these all speak volumes about the innate talent that lay in the hands and creative mind of this incredible artist.
The truth is I could probably write a book about Catherine, I know her so well. She's a rare gem in this world and has brought more joy to my life than she can ever begin to imagine. Always gracious and caring, she fills her jewellery creations with the same beauty and charm so evident in her character.