Cathy Prieto-Smith

Cathy Prieto-Smith

I have made jewelry for as long as I can remember. My teenage years I adorned myself with all my creations. Broken jewelry, leather scraps, wire, nuts and bolts, old fishing lures – there were possibilities in everything I found. I went official in 1998 with Charisma Designs. I sold my first “collection” of adorned handbags to Tootsies that year.  But my creativity blossomed as I studied under Master Jeweler, Val Link at University of Houston. There was no turning back! I was hooked on metal!! …Glass ….and ceramics.

Since then, I create, and teach the art of creation to wide-eyed students ready to take that same amazing plunge.

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