Katy Beh Journal

What's the difference between handcrafted and handmade?

22k gold and gemstone necklace design by Katy Beh Jewelry.

Handmade? Handcrafted? Artisan? A brief roadmap. What do all these terms mean?


TMI Alert: A KISS at Rouse's

Katy Beh Jewelry New Orleans 22k Gold

A precious Katrina baby rocks it! One of my very good friends gave birth to her second child while Hurricating during Katrina. I remember the first time I saw her and met her new daughter at Rouse's months later after returning to New Orleans.


What is classical goldsmithing?

Goldsmith Katy Beh alloying 22k yellow gold.

In a world where most of our daily objects are mass produced, Katy Beh Jewelry is made one piece at a time by hand - mine that is. I also use the centuries old techniques of classical goldsmithing. I don't have assistants and only a few machines - a hand-held electric rotary tool and a


TMI Alert: Tips from Toes

Katy Beh at Mardi Gras New Orleans 2020

MORE Mardi Gras Costume Tips My last blog about costuming tips was so popular, I thought I'd zero in on a few subjects. Not only am I a goldsmith, I'm a Camel Toe Lady Stepper! Attention to detail is the name of the game as a jeweler, and the same goes for Mardi Gras costumes that are both


TMI Alert: Keep Calm and Make the Gold

Do certain situation send your heart racing? Do you have anxiety attacks like me? I have GAD and I use a pharmaceutical regiment to manage my crazies. Yet, I still love discovering clever ways to manage my Overwhelms...you know like putting on fake eyelashes or waiting for those pesky Jazz


Hot off the Bench for March

I became a 22k gold junkie over 30 years ago. Maybe you're like me - dialing down your interest in something until you reach your specific passion? Then you're hooked like white on rice. That's me and gold. Most of the fine handmade jewelry you see will be 14k or 18k. Me? I use only 22 karat


I got into JAZZ FEST!


TMI Alert: Socks before Fishnets

25 Mardi Gras Costume Tips from a Toe After 10+ years as a Camel Toe Lady Stepper, I've learned a lot about Carnival costuming for optimal WOW and comfort. Read on, loves....


TMI Alert: Family Feud


I'm the youngest of two sisters.


Ms. Mix-A-Lot

22k Crescent Moon Edith White Seed Pearl Necklace Katy Beh Jewelry New Orleans 2

Edith Necklace and Crescent Moon Pendant New from Katy Beh Jewelry: Mix and match necklaces and pendants


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