by: Kathy Kamei
What began for Kathy Kamei as a six-month excursion to Bali expanded into an eight-year stay with two of her daughters. While living there, this former model and TV co-host met an incredible woman who invited her to her factory where she watched Balinese artisans at work. This chance encounter fueled Kathy’s passion for making jewelry. The trend in jewelry at that time had been polished surfaces; so Kamei wanted to introduce a line that had texture and depth, utilizing Balinese folk art.
Since 2003, Kathy’s original jewelry designs have been produced by this talented group of artisans, who receive high wages for their high-quality work, live on site and have their meals provided. Kathy gives back to the island through a Balinese environmental organization called Winzu, to help keep Bali beautiful. Celebrity clients include Oprah, Katie Couric, and amongst others.
Dual chains, connected with spring clasp: 16” long .925 sterling silver chain with ¾” .925 sterling silver conical pendant 18” long, .925 sterling silver chain with 1” long, .925 sterling...
18K gold with .925 sterling silver 1” diameter pendant Reversible pendant: one row of silver dots with two of gold dots on one side, with the reverse on the other...
From top to bottom: .925 sterling silver square shape with 18K gold dots inside .925 sterling silver triangle shape with sterling silver dots inside .925 sterling silver tear drop shape...