VIP Interview: Jewelry Artisan Heather O’Cain of BluKatDesign


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

To help celebrate the two year anniversary of VIP, I decided to follow up with another one of my favorite handmade jewelry artisans. This fabulous jewelry artisan was one of the very first I interviewed, and today is Throwback Thursday…soooo…I re-introduce you to Heather O’Cain of BluKat Design! *holding flashing “applaud” sign* *DJ, cue Lady Gaga’s Applause*

Heather creates fabulous handmade earrings, necklaces, hair sticks, and cute magnets  that make me “o0o” and “ahh” every time she lists a new item in her Etsy shop or posts a new photo to Facebook. Whether I want to wear a fancy statement necklace or a simple pair of stud earrings, Heather O’Cain always has the perfect jewelry piece to fit my fashionista mood! Speaking of statement necklaces…Heather actually created a custom BKD statement necklace for the VIP made from my grandmother’s buttons (see photo below).  When it arrived in the mail, it was like Christmas all over again! Oh, Heather always amazes me with her magnificent design talent! Okay…okay…okay, I know y’all are not here today to hear my random chit chatting–y’all are here to read about what is new with Heather O’Cain of BluKatDesign! So, come on, fabulouses–let’s go!

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O'Cain
Necklace: BluKatDesign by Heather O’Cain

VIP: What’s new with BKD? Are you working on any new projects? If so…spill the beans *wink*

Heather: I’m always looking for new things to do, and right now I am working on recycled and upcycled  plastic bottle jewelry.  I have ideas for fabric beads and jewelry; hopefully, I will get to work on these soon!  I dug out some of my unfinished art jewelry pieces  I did years ago and want to do more of that also.

BKD's Radiant Orchid necklace made from recycled Coke bottles. I think I am in love...*wink*
BKD’s Radiant Orchid necklace made from recycled Coke bottles. I think I am in love…*wink*

VIP: What is your 2014 inspiration?

Heather:  A lot of my inspiration comes from fashion or social media; just meeting new peeps and seeing all the cool stuff on Pinterest and Etsy.

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O'Cain
Earrings: BluKatDesign

VIP: Do you have a 2014 motto? If so, tell us what it is!

Heather: I’m still trying to come up with a motto for 2014; I’ve never done resolutions or had a motto!

Necklace: BluKat Design
Necklace: BluKatDesign

VIP: What color best describes you?

Heather: Bright and multicolored describes me…or at least my jewelry LOL!

Earrings: BluKat Design
Earrings: BluKatDesign

VIP: What is your favorite song of 2014 thus far?

Heather: Music? I hardly listen to music anymore, not a whole lot of talent or original ideas going on now! My  craft studio is right next to the office where my husband listens to a lot of the old British Invasion music which is fun. I’m a big Led Zeppelin fan, but I don’t want to disturb my husband or neighbors, you just can’t listen to that quietly!

Earrings: BluKat Design
Earrings: BluKatDesign

Check out the VIP’s first interview with the jewelry artisan here.

In love with BluKatDesign? Shop online here.

Connect with Heather O’Cain:

Facebook here.

Twitter here.

WordPress here.

Pinterest here.

Tumblr here.

Hair sticks: BluKatDesign
Hair sticks: BluKatDesign
Flower stud earrings: BluKat Design
Flower stud earrings: BluKatDesign

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



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