BluKatDesign Handmade Upcycled Jewelry


“I love the challenge of taking an old funky clunky earring or bobby pin and creating something new that’s totally fashionable today, easy and fun for you to wear.”


jewelry artist


WELCOME! I’m Heather, I love to make unique, one-of-a-kind  statement necklaces and everyday jewelry by upcycling vintage jewelry and everyday items in to fabulous pieces you wont see on anyone else!  I love the challenge of taking an old funky clunky earring or bobby pin and creating something new that’s totally fashionable today, easy and fun for you to wear. You will most definitely get noticed wearing BluKatDesign jewelry! If you love color and creative accessories this is your place!


unique upcycled jewelry on etsy


I have been making jewelry and have been a professional designer of high end modern gold and platinum jewelry in Seattle for over 30 years, studied jewelry design under the master of found object art jewelry, Ron Ho and have received awards for my art jewelry including an award from the Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Exhibition. The past several years I have been designing wedding rings using computer CAD/CAM also.  I have been creative and artsy all of my life so when my niece told me about Etsy a few years ago it seemed only natural to open up an Etsy shop and named it after my cat, a Russian Blue, BluKatDesign.


handmade upcycled jewelry on etsy

As if I don’t spend enough time making little things, I also have a love for dollhouse miniatures. I have made a Victorian dollhouse, several room boxes including an old fashioned clock and jewelry shop and an exotic tea shop. I also have made a garden with a conservatory complete with mini plants made of paper and polymer clay! If I am not working on jewelry or miniatures,  I might be painting, crafting, hiking, foraging for mushrooms, blogging or playing with my puppy Zoe.

For one-of a-kind artsy pieces that will get you noticed, please check out

BluKatDesign Handmade Artisan Jewelry!


Like handmade jewelry? Comments welcomed!



34 thoughts on “About

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” You’ve been doing an awesome job! I truly enjoy your thoughtful and fun posts!

  2. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow.

    I’m really impressed by your handmade jewellery – you have some beautiful pieces!

    Can’t wait to see even more!

    Natalie X

  3. Hello Heather, I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! I enjoy your blog and creative style. You’re such an inspiration to me! Read more here…https://lacarteradesigns.com/2016/04/10/blogger-recognition-award/

  4. I need to go over to your shop–I love your great eye. I’m taken with that dress, too, the blonde is wearing. I adore it! email me at ccassara at aol if you can tell me how to find it. I clicked but didn’t see it.

  5. I find your creations very beautiful and stunning. They are definitely unique. You are very passionate about your art and it shows through all the pretty accessories that you make! I look forward to more!

  6. I think you have some great skills in doing such creative DIY works & I am in love that beautiful necklace right away. It is great to connect with you & looking forward to see more of your creative works.

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