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Katie Kismet's Eco-Friendly, Vegan Leather Alternatives

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Katie Kismet's Eco-Friendly, Vegan Leather Alternatives

In keeping with my ongoing sustainability efforts, I've been on a continuous hunt for stellar leather alternatives for the Katie Kismet bolo ties and Torus designs that use leather cord. I've not yet found the "perfect leather substitute" but I have finally found great alternatives that work well with the Katie Kismet styles...

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Meet the Maker: Get to know Katie of Katie Kismet

Behind the Scenes Designing Kismet

Meet the Maker: Get to know Katie of Katie Kismet

Hi! I’d like to (re)introduce myself to you all. My name is Katie and I create modern glass jewelry and home accessories. I believe passionately that exploring personal creativity and working with one’s hands are enriching to our collective experience as well as our individual lives.

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KISMET and COVID-19: A Small Handmade Business in the Time of Corona

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KISMET and COVID-19: A Small Handmade Business in the Time of Corona

Hi friends. I hope this finds you well: physically healthy and staying sane during this new (temporary, but probably longer than we’d like) normal.  First and foremost, my heart goes out to folks who are directly impacted from a health, risk, and loss perspective. I hurt for you if you’ve lost someone to COVID. I send all my gratitude and prayers for strength to the essential people on the front lines, from doctors and nurses to grocery store employees and delivery people. And my daily hope is that every leader and decision-maker finds within them their wisest discernment as they...

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The Kismet-Curated 2019 Gift Guide for Color Lovers

The Kismet-Curated 2019 Gift Guide for Color Lovers

I love a good gift guide. I love them when they're organized by type of person... I love them when they're organized by hobby or interest... I love them when they're organized by life stage... AND the designer in me just loves one that's pretty to look at with lots of well-crafted, creative, interesting things to discover. That, my friends, is what this gift guide is.

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Really Earnest, Super Sincere Thanksgiving-Style Reflections on Kismet’s First Anniversary

Really Earnest, Super Sincere Thanksgiving-Style Reflections on Kismet’s First Anniversary

This season has me feeling very thankful. Not the catchiest opening line, I admit. (A bit like “Dear Diary, Today was a good day.” 💤) But it’s true! And I’m so topped up on turkey, stuffed with stuffing and distracted by a bustling house that it’ll have to do. Personally, my family has officially entered a new chapter, the best result being that we now know we’ll be staying in Austin for the foreseeable. 🎉 It means we get to keep the home we love, the amazing school at which my daughter is thriving, and the treasured social and professional...

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