Meet jewelry designer Katherine Kratzer, who made some amazing hammered earrings for Joey’s Auction.
The earrings are hand-forged sterling silver hoops that have been soldered and textured with a hammer, and then the silver was oxidized. The blue glass annular beads are called Dutch Dogons and were made in Germany in the 1850s. The hoop diameter is 1 inch.
“I’m a jewelry and ornamental designer and arts educator. I used to live in Jaclyn’s neighborhood in Ohio and watched both her and Joey grow up. I loved babysitting Joey when Jaclyn and her parents had places to go. (Snap, Crackle, Pop says: I loved to babysit your girls too, Katherine!) I now reside in the Chicago area and maintain a working studio and teach classes at Water Street Studios in Batavia. Please stop by for a visit!
Find more of Katherine’s work here.
Want more details about Joey’s Auction? Click here. This auction will be open through the evening of Aug. 4.