Garnet is created by mother nature in almost every color, the most popular being a deep shade of red. It's a fairly hard and durable gemstone rating at a 6.5-7.5 on the MOH'S scale. It's mined in many places, including Brazil, Russia, Southern Africa and Thailand. Garnet has been used to adorn for thousands of years and can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians.
To learn more about Garnet visit https://www.gia.edu/garnet
Thank you for your support and love of all things sparkly and golden in 2016! It was a wonderful year filled with growth and goodness and many meaningful and beautiful custom projects. I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store. May your new year be filled with love and light and lots of sparkles!
As you may know my husband and I are expecting our first child this year. We will welcome Miss Lula Quinn into our lives in mid February. I'll be finishing up custom projects and loose ends before her arrival and then take a month or two away from my bench to adjust to my new role as a mom. I hope you will continue to follow along with me through this new and exciting adventure. This Spring when things have settled down I'll be back at my bench and back to work in my brand new studio space filled with new inspiration and lots of new work. Until then all of the pieces on my website are made and ready to ship if you find yourself in need of a jewelry fix.
Today’s the big day! Moira K. Lime Jewelry is now officially Katie Carder Fine Jewelry!
After 9 wonderful years of making jewelry as Moira K. Lime Jewelry I'm excited to relaunch my brand as Katie Carder Fine Jewelry! I got married last October to the man of my dreams and changed my last name from Lime to Carder. When I took my husband's last name I knew it was time to update my brand name. As a designer and maker of fine jewelry, my personal and professional life continue to impact my work. Katie Carder Fine Jewelry is the product of my life.
The name and logo may have changed, but don't worry! You will still receive the same great customer service and unique, hand crafted jewelry and a portion of the companies proceeds is still donated to Midwest animal shelters and rescue groups.
To celebrate this exciting change please shop with 15% off everything (including Diamonds and gold) and free shipping through this weekend.
coupon code: CELEBRATE15
*sale excludes custom work and previous or pending orders.
I hope you will continue to follow along with me as my business grows and changes!
My new logo was designed by my talented friend Vince from The Nobody Design Co.
I love this picture of my Mom and my Grandma, Norma Louise! My Grandma had quite the collection of jewelry, fine and costume and she would let me play dress up and deck myself out in her fashionable clothes and jewels.
I remember going through all of her jewelry boxes when I was little. I would organize them and make sure to touch every single earring, necklace and ring and think how beautiful everything was.
I inherited lots of lovely pieces from my Grandma that mean a lot to me and I credit her and my Uncle for my love of jewelry and all things sparkly.
Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing some of my favorite pieces from my personal collection.
First up, this awesome and totally unique Diamond statement ring. This is by far my favorite and a total show stopper! I'm pretty sure my Grandma had this one custom made for her by her jeweler in Florida.
I've found some great pieces on my latest treasure hunts. The rings pictured below are all fixed up and like new again and for sale in my shop.
Gray Diamonds and yellow gold. Such a winning combination!
Thank you so much to everyone who made this past weekend absolutely wonderful and memorable for Jeremy Carder and me. We are grateful for all the help we received in pulling off our ceremony and party, thankful for all the friends and family who came in from out of town and we will fondly remember all the great memories you helped us make!
The studio is now back open and I'm catching up on e-mails and orders the rest of this week. Thanks for your patience while I enjoyed my long weekend with friends and family celebrating love.
I will be tying the knot with the love of my life the weekend of October 2nd. MKL studio will be closed next week from 9/28th thru October 5th so I can finish all the last minute planning and thoroughly enjoy this wonderful moment in my life. Thank you all for your patience and understanding! I will try my best to answer e-mails promptly. If you place an order during this time it will be processed immediately upon my return to the studio as a married woman.
A few nights ago I taught my fiance, Jeremy how to make a ring. We then proceeded to make one another's wedding bands together. What a special and meaningful moment! I can't wait to place the ring I made on his finger and wear the rings (I asked for two delicate stacking rings) that he made just for me for the rest of my life!
I've been making lots and lots of wedding bands lately! It's wonderful because I have a daily reminder while I'm working away in my studio that there is so much love in this world.
Making wedding rings has suddenly taken on a whole new realm of emotions for me. As I prepare for my own wedding (about a month away now!) I have this new connection to wedding jewelry. I've always enjoyed making these special pieces of jewelry for you all but it's different for me now. More meaningful.
Thank you all so much for choosing me to create these rings for you to cherish forever! I'm truly honored!