Kathryn Bowman

Kathryn Bowman Studio

"Flowers have always expressed living joy to me. My jewelry celebrates nature as I encourage conscious stewardship of our planet in its gracious, steady abundance. "

Being raised by two enthusiastic gardeners, Kathryn Bowman literally lived in a garden each summer: learning species, drinking in the color, and watching life cycles. Those experiences are infused into her interpretations of botanical form and design—pieces that echo nature's abundance. The artist's intent is to remind the wearer of our role in caring for our planet.

Bowman was stitching before grade school, and she has focused on beads for two decades, being drawn to their vast color and texture. With a desire to design the metal elements, she became a metalsmith and now creates the sterling silver components of each piece. The metal is cut, forged, or pierced to suit each design, resulting in a compelling and harmonious blend of beads and metal.

When Bowman added beads to her needle twenty years ago, a journey of exploration started that led to teaching and writing about her techniques. She studied at Maryville University in St. Louis under Sherri Jaudes to master metalsmithing. She is always alert to metalsmithing workshops and has studied under leading American jewelry artists. Her quest to expand her skills will never end.

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Green Spice Bracelet
Beaded Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 268
$ 214.40
Green Glory Necklace
Beaded Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 272
$ 217.60
Spot On Drama Necklace
Brass & Stone Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 248
$ 198.40
Desert Sky Bracelet
Beaded Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 318
$ 254.40
Leaf Abstract Necklace
Brass & Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 236
$ 188.80
Love That Red Bracelet
Beaded Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 338
$ 270.40
Flower Garden Necklace
Beaded Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 248
$ 198.40
Aztec Necklace
Beaded Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 236
$ 188.80
Now Starring Bracelet
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 298
Lime Sparkle Necklace
Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 256
Black Gold Bracelet
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 336
Ruby Sunshine Lariat
Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 290
Mellow Tune Necklace
Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 348
Rich Dynamic Necklace
Stone & Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 249
$ 174.30
Limon Flash
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 336
Sapphire Shimmer
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 336
Cool Eve
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 468
Tranquility
Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 668
High Contrast
Stone & Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 348
Flash
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 468
Ivory Statement
Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 428
Lush Paradise Necklace
Beaded Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 518
$ 362.60
Hot Chili Pepper Bracelet
Beaded Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 336
$ 235.20
Plum Fun Necklace
Beaded Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 534
$ 373.80
Pure Delight Necklace
Beaded Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 496
$ 347.20
Blue Border Bracelet
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 298
Color Magic Necklace
Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 318
Deep Rainbow Necklace
Beaded Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 248
$ 173.60
Precious Petals
Glass Bead Necklace

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 268
Nature's Smile
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 298
Wild Glory
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 398
Bloomin' Geometry
Glass Bead Bracelet

by Kathryn Bowman
$ 390
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Molten, National Juried Glass & Metal Show, St. Charles, IL, Fine Line Creative ARTS Center, 2014
Top Jewels, National Jewelry Design Exhibition, Durango, CO, Durango Art Center, 2014
Mosaics, St. Charles, MO, St. Charles Main Street, 2013
Best of Missouri Market, St. Louis, MO, Missouri Botanical Gardens, 2012
Inside Show, Highland Park, IL, Highland Park Country Club, 2013
Arts Thrive, Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Museum, 2018