My name is Katy Doherty and I am the CEO & creative designer of KD Custom Jewelry. Firstly, please know I genuinely appreciate you taking the time to read about the inspiration and philosophy behind all of my unique creations!
BOLD. UNIQUE. DARING.
I believe we are all born into the world as bold, unique and daring individuals. I know we are all protected by the strongest force in the universe, love, so I encourage others to live and love courageously! By facing my fears, trying new things and speaking from my heart, I allow room for continual growth. I try to live courageously by spending time in nature. Surfing, snowboarding and hiking are a few of my favorite sports that continually challenge me to face my fears and try new things. I try to love courageously by taking every opportunity to communicate my heartfelt thoughts with others without expecting reciprocation and by practicing random acts of kindness. Everyday is another chance to let go of fear and remember your true identity as a Bold, Unique and Daring individual.
Compassion and Kindness were values instilled in me from a young age thanks to my parents. I remember watching my Dad buy a meal for a hungry homeless man. My mom donated her time to work at a thrift store. Through observing their selfless actions as I grew up, I was inspired to help others as well. I never imagined the way I could give back was through my work. Their encouragement helped foster my creative talents as they continually reminded me, “there are no mistakes in art!” I dabbled in many mediums until I fell in love with jewelry making. I conscientiously craft each piece of jewelry with love. Through my work I hope to help others feel encouraged and empowered to change the world for the greater good.
Every gemstone used in my designs, I hand select. It is vital for me to touch and feel every stone to make sure it is of the highest quality. I believe gemstones have healing properties which promote overall well-being; therefore, I make sure the stones I utilize have high vibrational energy. The metal components used in my designs are all lead-free and hypoallergenic. I do my best to purchase these components from small local businesses so I can foster good relationships with fellow small business owners; I believe in supporting local economic growth. I consciously choose to buy my many of my jewelry components from American companies who strive to practice good environmental and labor policies. My heartfelt intention is to make my jewelry unique, beautiful and ethically sourced.
THANK YOU 🙂
Compassion and kindness are the motivating values that my company is based on. Giving back to my local and global community is my number one priority! A portion from every sale is donated to nonprofit organizations that are working towards curing diseases, keeping children safe and healthy, and preserving and protecting our environment.
Kudos to you- by purchasing a piece of my unique art not only have you received a healing, high quality piece of jewelry, but you are also giving back to make the world a better place through your conscious purchase!
Thank you with all my heart!
Wishing you peace, love and prosperity,