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A mile marker in candyland.

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The fledgling jewelry shop I started a few years back so I could play with plastics is about to cross a very big milestone. I’ve sold nearly 3,000 items in my urban legend Etsy shop, and I’m really excited to see the odometer roll over in the next few weeks. When I opened urban legend, I was just starting to experiment with using vintage plastics in jewelry. The bold colors and bigger shapes took my designs in new directions, and it was so fun that it just kept growing and growing.

In the last few years, urban legend jewelry has been featured in UPPERCASE magazine, and been sold in shops in 9 states, as well as in Australia and France. Best of all, it’s brought me so many new friends. I love my work and I’m proud of it. It’s going to be exciting to see that nice round number appear in my Etsy shop!

To celebrate, I’ve planned a special giveaway for the customer who buys my 3,000th piece of jewelry. One lucky buyer will receive a custom long necklace in the style of the pieces shown below, in the color or colors of their choice. As of writing this, I’m 9 items away from the finish line; I can’t wait to see what happens!

As always, please don’t eat the jewelry.



In the midst of preparing for Renegade Austin and wrapping up the school year at my day job, I realized this week that my Leaves of Glass shop is hurtling towards its 2,000th sale. Looking back on the last three years, I can’t believe how much has changed, and the ways my life has been enriched by the opportunities I’ve had and the people I’ve met. I was chatting a couple of days ago with the customer who was my 1,000th sale, back in July of 2008 – it feels like that just happened. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to do something I love this much. That I’m also able to share it with amazing customers and gifted fellow designers is icing on the cake.

To celebrate this milestone, I dreamed up a surprise package for the customer who will be my 2,000th sale. Lucky number 2000 will get to choose two pairs of earrings from my Leaves of Glass shop, and will also receive a surprise bonus – and my gratitude for sharing this mile marker with me!

Heartfelt thanks to my delightful customers – so many of you have become dear friends, as well. I would never be able to keep doing this without you, and you make it so much fun.

With grit, sparkle and affection, Kateri