Friday, November 29, 2013

november in instagram

working on a new collection of stacking bracelets!

brunch break in between cheering on friends during the nyc marathon

my best friend with her marathon medal

and then I stole the medal...

I have a thing for trader joe's mashed sweet potatoes

my holiday collection on display during a holiday trunk show

my ring party

colorful coral!

one of my friends rocks my stacking bracelets 

getting ready to launch katie's finds!

vicki and jeanne rock their new arm parties!

working on a sophie bracelet

I heart nyc

moon over manhattan

working on emma earrings for trunk shows

fa la la la la

a good life motto

trunk show at zoe boutique!

I came down with a cold, so I took my medicine

my taj bracelet and pushkar earrings on display

one of my mom's fabulous flower arrangements

dear santa...

deductive reasoning at its finest

I'll be wearing sweatpants and sparkle during thanksgiving


so many fabulous straws!

snowing in nyc and I'm wearing ballet flats and no socks #adultfail

black friday savings

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

happy thanksgiving!

happy thanksgiving {eve}!

I don't tend to get very reflective until around new years but a few recent events have made me think a lot about all of the things I am thankful for and how lucky I am to be doing what I love and have so many supportive and awesome people in my life.

this thanksgiving I will be heading to my hometown in CT and will be having a traditional thanksgiving dinner with my parents, my little brother, and my future sister in law. (follow me on instagram @katiebartels for photos of the weekend). then on saturday I'm heading back to NYC for the annual Cornell hockey game at madison square garden. 

food, family and friends...doesn't get much better than that!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

inspiration tuesday: aesthetically pleasing hot chocolate

someone recently asked me to name my favorite winter drink. putting aside all things alcoholic (as hard as that is...), my favorite drink is hot chocolate. it reminds me of coming back from a long day of skiing or how I used to bribe myself to go to the library on snowy days during my undergrad years at Cornell (so basically dec-april...). but I have to say pinterest and instagram have made me a hot chocolate snob and now its not just about the taste, its about the appearance, too. 

here are some images of hot chocolate that live up to my high aesthetic standard:

Monday, November 25, 2013

thanksgiving sparkle

fact: no matter how much you eat during thanksgiving, your jewelry will always fit!

here are some of my picks for the perfect sparkle to wear while you eat stuffing, pumpkin pie, and all things thanksgiving and fabulous:

my jaipur earrings combine ornate 14K gold plated balls with colorful faceted gemstones

super lightweight, the sarah earrings pair laser cut wood with faceted onyx gemstones

Friday, November 22, 2013

bon weekend

t-minus 5 days until turkey!! 

have a great weekend.


trunk show snaps

apologies for being MIA this past week. I was in DC and CT for jewelry shows and had very little downtime. plus I caught a cold (ugh) so when I wasn't at a show I was in recovery mode. but I am back in NYC and my cold is (mostly) gone!  here are some photos from my trunk shows and a peek at a new collection launching very soon!

my set up at Zoe Boutique in Alexandria, VA

neon stacking bracelets, coming soon!

back at my alma mater, greenwich academy, for their holiday show

gemstone and wood stacking bracelets (coming soon!)

my ribbon and sparkle necklaces on display

Friday, November 15, 2013

bon weekend

cheers to the weekend!

I'm off to DC for a trunk show at Zoe Boutique, then heading back to CT for 3 days of holiday shows. very exciting! I will definitely be having a toast when my shows are over.

enjoy the weekend.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

new collection

I am very excited to announce a new project: katie's finds. this is a curated collection of vintage and gemstone jewelry I discovered during my world travels. each piece is one of a kind. click here to check out the colorful and sparkly pieces I have picked!