Meet The Designer: Cathy Frangie
Owner and Designer,
Who is BOLD by Kattour?
My name is Cathy Frangie-Hatch and I admit it, I am BOLD!
I have been a BOLD person all of my life—from my career choices, to my personal style; from my love of jewelry, beauty and fashion, to my personality—my motto has always been—If You’re Going To Do It—Do It Big!
I’ve spent all of my life working in the professional beauty business, and I have seen it all—gorgeous hairstyles, cuts, colors, beautiful makeup and skin care, designer clothing—and I am passionate about how looking good, can really make you feel good about yourself. I’ve directed dozens of photo and video shoots, worked with photographers from all over the world and with models encompassing every size, skin tone and image, and it has all helped me to realize that beauty and image are meant to be individualized!
About 10 years ago I decided to try making my own jewelry. Whenever I’d have one of my creations on, I would be asked where it come from, where I’d purchased it etc. When I’d explain that I’d made it, I would inevitably be asked to make a piece for the admirer. I loved it! Jewelry making became another way for me to express my own BOLD personality, using outrageously beautiful natural gemstones, and pairing them up with other colored stones and metals.
Little by little, my hobby turned into a business. I started to make custom pieces for people I know, then created jewelry for a wedding party (that was so much fun!), then a couple of boutiques around town, and now I exhibit at arts and craft festivals and do jewelry parties for groups of people. Some of my jewelry has been featured in photo shoots and in DVDs.
I hope you enjoy looking at my jewelry. I hope you find a piece that speaks to your sense of who you are, and I hope it will bring you great joy and happiness to wear it!
PS. Are you wondering who Kattour is? Well, my parents are Lebanese and they named me Kattour (Lebanese for Catherine) after my grandmother. Kattour is pronounced like the French word Couture and I loved the play on words so much, that I decided to name my jewelry line after it!
Okay--now you know everything there is to know—so go, enjoy some BOLD by Kattour Jewelry!