After decades of growing her artistry through thoroughly learning several other mediums, Kathleen Krucoff opened her jewelry-making business in 2009. She’s passionate about metalsmithing and ring making is where she finds the most pleasure in her art. Her collection also includes necklaces, earrings, pendants, and cuffs.
She works with several different metals, carefully and passionately matching them with precious gems, including turquoise, dendritic opals and celestial. Her acute awareness of the way that jewelry is experienced makes the pouring of labor into details stand out in every single piece.
In 1994, Kathleen visited Colorado Springs and completely fell smitten for the area. She relocated and it’s been home ever since.
In 2020, she was approached by the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs. She was asked to make jewelry from airplane artifacts that flew during WWII. As she explains the story and the process of these pieces, it’s clear that this labor of love holds a special spot for her. She hopes this part of her collection always holds a market because it’s so unique.
Other collections include celestial, treescapes, relationships and botanicals.
Her pieces can be found Downtown at Kreuser Gallery, in the Boulder area at the Starfish Gallery on Pearl Street, or online.