Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathy Fields.
Hi Kathy, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
It all started in high school, back where I am from in South America, where I took a couple of jewelry-making classes. There is where I found my love for designing and creating jewelry pieces. During and after high school, I began making simple pieces for personal use. I moved to the United States to better my English and become fluent in a second language. I soon got married and had two daughters. Once they began school, I had more time to focus on jewelry making. I began showcasing my work at a couple of craft shows in the St. Louis area. Over the years, I became involved in many more shows, specifically art fairs, around the Midwest. I started to include mixed materials, such as copper, silver, bronze, leather, and macrame, with the natural South American stones. Today I have been making jewelry and showcasing my one of a kind pieces for over 16 years and every day, my jewelry pieces continue to evolve. I enjoy mixing stones and creating new styles.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I am fortunate to have gotten to where I am today, but the road has not always been smooth. The biggest struggle has been finding the right market of customers over the years. It has been a trial and error with this. I have traveled near and far to find the best art fairs to showcase my work. Every year I apply to new fairs, as well as reapply to the same shows I have been doing for 5+ or 10+ years. I am very thankful to my loyal customers as well as all new customers for supporting me and allowing me to be able to keep doing what I love.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
What sets me most apart from others is my one of a kind jewelry creations, as well as using natural stones from South America. I have not seen that from another artist yet and I take pride in my individuality. I am also very proud of myself for all of my career accomplishments from when I started to where I am now.
How do you define success?
Success is being able to do something that you enjoy. It is a rewarding feeling knowing that others appreciate what you do.
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